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Hi All,

A friend of mine does a local radio show (plays lots of soul/reggae stuff)

and he's doing a 1977 themed show.He's asked me to find out any sounds that were relative to this year...e.g....top sounds played at niters ,or were recorded that year..or even if any soul artists died that year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ed

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From Tim's book, 1977 Wigan Spins include Inspirations - No one else can take you place 7th Wonder - Captain of my ship Eddie Holman - This will be a night to remember &

Never heard of it.

Chalky most of my collection is made up of records big in 77, right off the top of my head big tunes included lesley uggams - don't you even care inspirations - breakthru yum

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If you want more mainstream stuff hard to ignore Stevie Wonder's impact on 1977 both in U.K. & U.S.

In the U.K. 5th most succesful chart artist (solo male) - singles AND albums.

Mainly due to "Songs in the Key of Life" - released late '76 but big impact on charts through 77.

http://en.wikipedia....the_Key_of_Life

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Tim Browns book would be a good guide for scene related spins from 1977, well Wigan ones.

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US SOUL CHART No.1's that year included ....

O'Jays -- Darlin Darlin Baby

William Bell -- Tryin To Love Two

Marvin Gaye -- Got To Give It Up

Tavares -- Whodunit

Emotions -- Best Of My Love

Floaters -- Float On

LTD -- Back In Love Again

E, W & F -- Serpentine Fire

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From Tim's book,

1977 Wigan Spins include

Inspirations - No one else can take you place

7th Wonder - Captain of my ship

Eddie Holman - This will be a night to remember

Betty Boo - Say it isn't so

Marie Knight - That's no way to treat a girl

Tony Middleton - Paris Blues

Billy Arnell - Tough Girl

Flaming Emeralds - Have some everybody

Bobby Goldsboro - Too many people

Ellusions - You didn't have to leave

Billy Watkins - The ice-man

Taj Mahal - A lot of love

Judy Street - What

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Chalky most of my collection is made up of records big in 77, right off the top of my head big tunes included

lesley uggams - don't you even care

inspirations - breakthru

yum yums

eddie rgan

paula durante - if he were mine

joey heatherton

paris blues

yvonne daniels

bernie williams

mvp's

the camp

lou ragland travel alone

garnet mimms

jimmy cliff waterfall

august & deneen

april stevens

lillie bryant

toni basil

al de lory

john e paul

the jewels

adams apples

paula parfitt

this list would go on forever, obviously many of these got plays before 77 but all were massive in that year

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From Tim's book,

1977 Wigan Spins include

Billy Arnell - Tough Girl

Thank you 1977 for this truely incredible discovery.

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Along with the Ellusions, Tony middleton & Inspirations 77 was a very nice year!

Inspirations was a Mecca/Ritz biggie from 76. :yes:

Plus the soul police would have had a field day back than, cause Richard did not get a real one untill 79 off Barry Wadd, :thumbsup:

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US SOUL CHART No.1's that year included ....

O'Jays -- Darlin Darlin Baby

William Bell -- Tryin To Love Two

Marvin Gaye -- Got To Give It Up

Tavares -- Whodunit

Emotions -- Best Of My Love

Floaters -- Float On

LTD -- Back In Love Again

E, W & F -- Serpentine Fire

The year and some of the tunes where soul music really started for me, bloody great. :thumbsup:

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Never heard of it.

Big tune for Colin Curtis at Blackpool Mecca in his "last hour" sets.

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Big tune for Colin Curtis at Blackpool Mecca in his "last hour" sets.

Probably why I've never heard of it then :thumbsup:

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A few of these may have been played before 77 but it was as i recall the first time i heard them

Hundred pounds of pain Lenny Welch

Today's people SOS all we need is time for love

Jerry fuller Double Life

The French Fries Dane A'La Music

Del Larks Job Opening

Black nasty cut your motor off

Dooley Silverspoon Game Players

East Coast Connection Summer in the Park

Lloyd Michels and Misturer The Flasher

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Does anyone know why black nasty came out highlighted ?

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A few of these may have been played before 77 but it was as i recall the first time i heard them

Hundred pounds of pain Lenny Welch

Today's people SOS all we need is time for love

Jerry fuller Double Life

The French Fries Dane A'La Music

Del Larks Job Opening

Black nasty cut your motor off

Dooley Silverspoon Game Players

East Coast Connection Summer in the Park

Lloyd Michels and Misturer The Flasher

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Does anyone know why black nasty came out highlighted ?

Andy all of those were from 1976 not 1977 (Dooley Silverspoon 75 I think) and I don't think any bar Del Larks were played in 1997, not in the big room anyway. Obviously that doesn't stop you from hearing them for the first time in 77, I realise that :lol:

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Andy all of those were from 1976 not 1977 (Dooley Silverspoon 75 I think) and I don't think any bar Del Larks were played in 1997, not in the big room anyway. Obviously that doesn't stop you from hearing them for the first time in 77, I realise that :lol:

I was there from 75 Pete , some of them were a bit naff and contributed to me not being there after 77
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Cheers for the info all

Best

Ed

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On 28/05/2012 at 12:54, Steve Foran said:

I think Will Collins Anything I can do Bareback was released in 1977. I THINK!

Now that was a a departure from lorraine silver,  and april stevens

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19 hours ago, Tomangoes said:

Blanche Carter, Little Joe Cooke, Rain, and the real biggie Black Soul Music Black Soul..

Ed

Don't remember that ! New to me .

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Obviously only joining the nighters scene from Cleethorpes Winter Gardens meant I probably missed 85% or more of being there when the big sounds were first played.

Nevertheless....Black Soul crammed the floor to a frenzy....for a few weeks.

Only other track I saw that really impacted the floor was James Coits Black Power a year or so later.

Both are probably dismissed today as youthful exuberance!

Ed

 

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21 hours ago, Tomangoes said:

Blanche Carter, Little Joe Cooke, Rain, and the real biggie Black Soul Music Black Soul..

Ed

I'm sorry, but I did not like that Black Soul record back in the day.That was the couple of times I heard it in Wigan, and I still don't care for it now! But each to his own, everyone has a different taste!

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It’s all a blurr looking back 44 years, but the sounds were pretty good with 60’s newies and 70’s crossover popping up all over the place. Has anyone got scans of Blues and Soul adverts to remind us?

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3 hours ago, Halogen said:

I'm sorry, but I did not like that Black Soul record back in the day.That was the couple of times I heard it in Wigan, and I still don't care for it now! But each to his own, everyone has a different taste!

Absolutely...

The frenzy to dance to this at CWG made it special for a few weeks, and then it over. 

The reality is, that if it was a genuine top sound it would have been revived many times over.

It hasn't, but nostalgically it will remain a part of our scene like many others.

Ed

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AH or Arrrgh Late 1976/1977... which ever way you look at it was a BIG change year for the scene, as I remember.

Went to a few events and during some sets myself and some of the "older" Torch/Catacombes crowd just sat and watched in err WTF mode as the likes of Colin Curtis, Ian Levine etc dedicated half their set to what was then regarded as the "New Sounds" of northern soul. Plays included stuff like...Open Sessame, So is the Sun, and loads of other Funk Based stuff that was I think, mainly from the New York scene via Blackpool Mecca.

PS. That`s also when as I recall the dance style changed to the kinda stomp shuffle on the spot style that suited the funky stuff better.

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14 hours ago, Tomangoes said:

Obviously only joining the nighters scene from Cleethorpes Winter Gardens meant I probably missed 85% or more of being there when the big sounds were first played.

Nevertheless....Black Soul crammed the floor to a frenzy....for a few weeks.

Only other track I saw that really impacted the floor was James Coits Black Power a year or so later.

Both are probably dismissed today as youthful exuberance!

Ed

 

I was doing St Ives all through 77until it shut in the October & the sounds mainly crossed over between St Ives & Cleethorpes. Black Soul must have passed us by. Can imagine it going down a storm in those days.

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