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JUST LOOKING IN MY TO BUY BOOK FROM AROUND THAT TIME

TOP OF THE LIST

LOVE COMMITEE I MADE A MISTAKE TELECTRIC

THEN

CONTOURS IM A WINNER ROCKET

MASTERPIECE THE GIRLS ALRIGHT WITH ME WHITFIELD

RUDIE STEWART I WANNA LOVE YOU DELMAR INT

CHARLES JOHNSON NEVER HAD A LOVE ALSTON

AND FINALLY CHUCK CISSEL DON'T TELL ME ARISTA

WHY I NEVER GOT AROUND TO BUYING THEM I WILL NEVER KNOW

KEV

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So that would be 1980, Toad?

Used to be the Ethics so presumably they are the "Standing in the darkness" Ethics?

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Released 1980 manufactured and marketed by MCA. T ~ Electric was there Disco/Boogie label division which output this 12 inch.

Sam had left by late 1979 - or had he ?

Unless he was playing a MCA seven outputted earlier.

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So that would be 1980, Toad?

Used to be the Ethics so presumably they are the "Standing in the darkness" Ethics?

Ron Tyson was in the group. He turned up at my stall with Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams one afternoon in the 90's when Temps were on in Manchester. I played him his "Standing in the darkness" and gave him his Love Committeee LPs on Salsoul and MCA/T Electric as he didn't have copies.

ROD

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Ron Tyson was in the group. He turned up at my stall with Melvin Franklin and Otis Williams one afternoon in the 90's when Temps were on in Manchester. I played him his "Standing in the darkness" and gave him his Love Committeee LPs on Salsoul and MCA/T Electric as he didn't have copies.

ROD

Just so casual there, Rod. 3 icons turn up at your stall and you say it as if it was just another regular event.

Must have been mind-blowing.

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Released 1980 manufactured and marketed by MCA. T ~ Electric was there Disco/Boogie label division which output this 12 inch.

Sam had left by late 1979 - or had he ?

Unless he was playing a MCA seven outputted earlier.

:g:

Hi Steve

Pretty sure Sam was there in 1980 - remember the Keep The Faith Not the Funk banner - great old thread on here about that even if I do say so myself. That was Sams last night.

Peter

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Yes Sam was there in 80, wasn't sacked until after Coffee Casanova....

I used to love Coffee !! It was the only record that me and my jazz funk loving girlfriend both had !

What's the story behind that Steve, is it because Coffe was in the charts ? Loads of just as disco stuff as Coffee were played at t'casino !!

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I used to love Coffee !! It was the only record that me and my jazz funk loving girlfriend both had !

What's the story behind that Steve, is it because Coffe was in the charts ? Loads of just as disco stuff as Coffee were played at t'casino !!

It wasn't the Coffee record that actually earned Sam the sack - although it was probably the straw which broke the camels back.

Peter

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Although it was played at the mecca long before this.

I don't think so Prophonics. Where did you get that info from? Wil Collins & willpower was always regarded as one of the 79 influx of first modern biggies when John A thought the scene needed to go in a different direction. The top DJs who got it at that point all covered it up as Love Committee, Richard Searling, Sam, Gary Rushbrooke etc. all had a copy. It was the same time as Larry Houston, Cheryl Berdell, Roy Dawson, Sammy Gaha etc. and I first heard Sam play it at Bedford Nite Spot. The Mercury one might have got played at the Mecca, but not "Anything I can do". Although amazingly I did find two copies in the basement of a London shop in the mid 80s, along with several other releases on the label (Beverly Crosby, Sophisticated Ladies etc.).

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I used to love Coffee !! It was the only record that me and my jazz funk loving girlfriend both had !

What's the story behind that Steve, is it because Coffe was in the charts ? Loads of just as disco stuff as Coffee were played at t'casino !!

Hi there, I think we did a thread on this a year or two back. Banners draped over the balcony "f*ck the funk" etc. when Sam came on. Those modern sounds really divided the Casino in two. Sam played Casanova before it got into the charts, and will tell you that he'd dropped it by the time it charted.

Richard had his own De-Lite moment later when he played Leon Bryant "Hotsy Totsy Mighty Body" in 80/81 (sorry can't remember date).

Peter is right though, I recall Sam was actually sacked for criticising the Casino Sound system in a letter to B&S or Black Echoes magazine. Whilst Winstanley wasn't happy with what Sam was doing play wise (Winstanley himself was playing disco records like Isaac Hayes Connection), Sam maintains that it was the "letter" that was the final straw that got him his cards. I can't remember now whether they published it, or just tipped "The Casino Management" off that they'd received it.

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Hi there, I think we did a thread on this a year or two back. Banners draped over the balcony "f*ck the funk" etc. when Sam came on. Those modern sounds really divided the Casino in two. Sam played Casanova before it got into the charts, and will tell you that he'd dropped it by the time it charted.

Evening Steve :hatsoff2:

Yep, we did do that thread - it was quite interesting and a bit of fun too. I don't know how to link to previous threads but people can search for it and its still there cos I just had a look. It was called - "Wigan - Circa 1980 - Who Hung The Fookin Banner!"

Peter

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HI Peter,

Here goes

Cheers Steve, Just read all three pages - really good thread !

At the time I was a 17 year old kid just getting into it and loved it all, oldies or newies ! Coming from Brum I do remember Sam (and Arthur) starting a 'new' third room at Locano all dayers that was 100% newies, must have 81 I guess !

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Didnt mean to sound casual. Something I'll never forget.

ROD

Hope it didn't come across as any form of criticism Rod, just your usual laconic humorous style.

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Cheers Steve, Just read all three pages - really good thread !

At the time I was a 17 year old kid just getting into it and loved it all, oldies or newies ! Coming from Brum I do remember Sam (and Arthur) starting a 'new' third room at Locano all dayers that was 100% newies, must have 81 I guess !

Yes, '81...What superb music at Brum Locarno... Sam,Arthur,Mario,Mick Holdsworth...So many great records....not so many punters...were we bothered?? Nah!!

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We heard some good tunes in that room - wish I had bought more of them as they turned up!

Nearly chucked Dave Taylor out of the car for repeating Brafa "Live it up" (that looks wrong now I've typed it...) on a tape deck in the back seat where he thought I couldn't reach him! Then didn't give me any petrol money!

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