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My Mum sat on Edwin Stars knee and his flies were undone in the 60s.

Al Green nodded and smiled at me when i shouted AH-MEN at Glastonbury 99

Yeah im in with the in-crowd

Del

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I was drunk and put me arm round Edwin Starr at Camber Sands scooter rally a couple of years ago.. I didn't know I was that drunk till I got the photo's back.

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Went to see the Q tips in Bath with Matt from Trowbridge.

We were sat in a bar full of mods, when in walks Eddie Floyd, the support for that evening. No-one stirred and he sat at the bar and ordered a drink, so being the liggers we are, we went over and introduced ourselves. Then he spent half an hour at our table chatting. When he left I still think we were the only 2 in the room who knew who he was. And he dedicated a song to his new friends Michael and Matt the face!!

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KNOW BUTCH VERY WELL-HE'S GOD, THE NEAREST YOU GET TO JESUS ON THE NORTHERN SCENE-THE TOP DJ. NOW THERE CAN'T BE NO ARGUMENTS CAN THERE?

oooh, Mick with these comments you are teasing us - no? Are you trying to give Mr L a heart attack as he obviously belivies he is the 'chosen one'???? That said, have to agree with your comments as Butch is the God of 6T's Newies.

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Went to see Edwin Starr at the Hippodrome in the eighties on a Thursday night , and there were a few Northern Soulies in the crowd.

He was talking to the crowd and requesting requests, when I shouted out for "Time". He then done a quick introduction to the crowd about how the Northern soulies had not forgotten his music, and played it constantly over the years at numerous events up and down the country, then he went into the number at which point we all started dancing ( normal punters and Northern soulies ).

It was then that he beckoned me, and another soulie on to stage and we become the personnal dancers for that track. He shook our hands and had a quick chat afterwards, we both managed a bit of floor work without breaking our necks on the cables.

What a man he was.....

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Always been a big fan of the Butchmeister and here are a few of my favourite quotes from the secret lovechild of Colin Curtis and Keith Minshull ;o)))

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A guy called Marsellus talking about looking for Butch : I'm prepared to scour the the Earth for that motherfucker. If Butch goes to Indochina, I want a nigger waiting in a bowl of rice ready to pop a cap in his ass.

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I think must have been before he got married .......

Butch : I think I have a broken rib.

Fabienne : From giving me oral pleasure?

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Overheard converstaion from outside the 100 Club i think........

Fabienne : Whose motorcycle is this?

Butch : It's a chopper, baby.

Fabienne : Whose chopper is this?

Butch : It's Zed's.

Fabienne : Who's Zed?

Butch : Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.

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A short tale of how Butch came by his watch................

Captain Koons : The way your dad looked at it, this watch was your birthright. He'd be damned if any of the slopes were gonna get their greasy yellow hands on his boy's birthright. So he hid it in the one place he knew he could hide something: his ass. Five long years, he wore this watch up his ass. Then when he died of dysentery, he gave me the watch. I hid this uncomfortable piece of metal up my ass for two years. Then, after seven years, I was sent home to my family. And now, little man, I give the watch to you.

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Ever wonder why they call him Butch?

Esmeralda : What is your name?

Butch : Butch.

Esmeralda : What does it mean?

Butch : I'm American, honey. Our names don't mean shit.

I think he was winding her up a bit here as i'm almost certain he's a jugger.........

I'll get me coat.................................................. Mwahahoarrrrrrrrr

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Of course there is always the time i was Sat next to Bobby Patterson and we were chatting to Bobby Sanders (Younghearts, Tempos, soultown guy) watching Dean Courtenay rehearse (and they were taking the piss out of Dean and his Jackie Wilson hair!!!) when in walks this quiet bloke who walks over to ask for the promoter and low and bef**kinghold if it wasn't Alexander Patton and we were the first people to meet him, blew my socks off quite literally, well maybe not literally but i mean wow i was impressed enough as it was but WOW it really was an incredible moment

JoT

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>Maybe Butch could change his name to Neo, like in the Matrix.

Or one out of that other great film, Snow White. Something like 'Happy' or 'Bashful'. :)

In this case 'Grumpy' is probably more appropriate.

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Over 20 years ago I was sitting on the stage at the 100 Club, moaning to Ian Clark ,who retorted " I don't know what you're moaning about, you've got great music, a late bar and Bananarama across the room!" Anyone else been in the company of "celebrity soulies"?

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KNOW BUTCH VERY WELL-HE'S GOD, THE NEAREST YOU GET TO JESUS ON THE NORTHERN SCENE-THE TOP DJ. NOW THERE CAN'T BE NO ARGUMENTS CAN THERE?

Agree but I would add "Ever" after top dj!

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Gotta kiss off Sandi Sheldon, and Dean Parrish made my millenium by having a photo with me at 100 club.....

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I stood next to Al after he had his photo taken with Dean Parrish ;-)

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And we "accidentally" touched the girl who is gonna star in John Deer's 2005 calender.... :)

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And we "accidentally" touched the girl who is gonna star in John Deer's 2005 calender....  :)

And I "accidentilly" "touched" Al. And I'm John Deere's June pin up.

It all goes in circles...round..and.. around...and..around

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And we "accidentally" touched the girl who is gonna star in John Deer's 2005 calender....  :)

That was no accident, I have filed my harassment order this week LOL

I have had the pleasure of meeting many soul stars, unfortunatly I am not very good with names, but the best one was about 3 years ago in Blackpool when Alison and Kegsy dropped at the feet of this guy in our hotel and started kissing his feet and thanking him for the music (how corny!!) he shook my hand and said

'who may you be'

Janine

'lovely to meet you Janine'

and who might you be?

I was dragged out, sorry and still cant remember who it was!!!

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I have had the pleasure of meeting many soul stars, unfortunatly I am not very good with names, but the best one was about 3 years ago in Blackpool when Alison and Kegsy dropped at the feet of this guy in our hotel and started kissing his feet and thanking him for the music (how corny!!) he shook my hand and said

'who may you be'

Janine

'lovely to meet you Janine'

and who might you be?

I was dragged out, sorry and still cant remember who it was!!!

It was Prince Philip Mitchell. You had never heard of him LOL. I did not drop to my feet, although Kegsy did say "thank you for the music man" which was mildly embarassing. You just stood there picking your nose Janine :-)

Well if you can embellish a story, so can I !!!

My personal best (most embarassing) moment was asking Garland Green if I could have his babies. It just slipped out :-(

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Ok so you tripped and fell on the floor (both at the same time) teehee

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Saw the Jam at the Nags Head in High Wycome in March 1977. I was wearing a white t-shirt with a question mark sprayed on it. Paul Weller came up and said "like your t-shirt mate"........I bet he still tells his mates about it now.

Oh, by the way, got backstage and met Smokey Robinson. A charming man.

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OK at the LA soul event, wait for it, its not about meeting Frank Do I Wilson or Gwen Wanted Owens, which I did (along with another 400), no it was at the tables outside in the meet and greet room. As I was looking around at who's who, I noticed the 'Medallions' table (who) a 50s do wop outfit etc. The names cards on their table were of the groups members etc, including one EDDIE CARTER, my namesake. The group members were so impressed at this coincidence they gave me the name card and all signed it. Get in there!!!!!

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I've met Grotbags and the Crankies!

Mick sat next to Don Gardner at Prestatyn whilst very very drunk and said "So what's your name mate?"

Was also dangerously close to giving Baby Washington a drunken bear hug! had to wrestle him off his chair! even more embarassing, he was drinking a small size bottle of lambrini with a straw at the time (Girls just wanna have fun) ha ha ha

I'm glad he never looks on soul source cause he'd kill me!

Jodie xx

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No one soul related for me I am afraid - although I did chat to McCoy Tyner for about 30 minutes in 1992 when he did a gig in Edinburgh. He played with John Coltrane for several years right up until Coltrane's death in 1968. The guy was pretty interesting. Turbulent music, turbulent times......

Hammy

PS - Jimmy Smith is a legend Lisa !

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Was in Contempo record shop (part of B&S) in London very early 70s standing at counter listening to records when John Abbey the owner walked in with a black guy

dressed in a red suit who said hello & asked what I was buying. When they left I asked Jeff behind the counter who he was - Major Lance

Another time bumped into John Abbey & his beautiful girlfriend & wandered slowly through Soho chatting with them until they popped into a restaurant. Bye John, Bye Tamiko Jones - down boy ;-)

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James brown once looked at me blankly and shuffled away from me, which wouldn't be that unusual except that supposed to be interviewing him at the time.

His PA apologised and said he was tired after the gig and that apart from that he just couldn't understand a word I said.

I don't suppose he was used to being interviewed by really drunk pilled-up little mod scallys.

The same day Iggy Pop walked out of what could be the shortest interview ever. His entire dialogue for the interview consisted of "f*** you Andy"

Shortly after that I changed career.

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I spent a plesant four hours escorting Al Wilson on a train to Cleethorpes

1999 (for Ady).

We were in first class and i'm doing an interview with him on me video camera amoungst the other passengers and he sang 50/50 to me. I also recieved a birthday card from the great man and a new name "The Boo".

BTW Butch used to wear a mel & kim style belt buckle in the late eighties with you've guessed it "BUTCH" embossed on it!!!!

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BTW Butch used to wear a mel & kim style belt buckle in the late eighties with you've guessed it  "BUTCH" embossed on it!!!!

teehee, those belt buckles were designed for a type of woman who wears comfortable shoes...

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