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RULE - The record had to have been played IN the Casino (but not exclusively) but went on to be a UK Chart hit at the time the Casino was running. Or to put it another way, if it charted before or after the Casino, it's a no no.

Here's a couple to get you going:

Gloria Gaynor - I will survive ( I know most on here will hate this but is this the biggest in terms of gobal popularity? played VERY briefly before it charted)

Candi Staton - Young hearts run free (Another played briefly as was the brilliant flip side)

There are loads of others, lets see how your memories are.

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RULE - The record had to have been played IN the Casino (but not exclusively) but went on to be a UK Chart hit at the time the Casino was running. Or to put it another way, if it charted before or after the Casino, it's a no no.

Here's a couple to get you going:

Gloria Gaynor - I will survive ( I know most on here will hate this but is this the biggest in terms of gobal popularity? played VERY briefly before it charted)

Candi Staton - Young hearts run free (Another played briefly as was the brilliant flip side)

There are loads of others, lets see how your memories are.

Tramps, Tavares, Little Anthony, George Benson, LJ Johnson, Evelyn Thomas, Mistura, Exciters ?

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Chase side shoot up by Brian Bennet...anyone remember it.

"four!!!!!!!" :lol:

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Chase side shoot up by Brian Bennet...anyone remember it.

"four!!!!!!!" :lol:

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o'jays - i love music

tavares -heaven must be missing an angel

5000 volts -- im on fire (inst version)

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o'jays - i love music

tavares -heaven must be missing an angel

5000 volts -- im on fire (inst version)

Esther Philips, Gary Lewis, Chuck Jackson ?

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George Benson Supership

George Benson On Broadway

Isaac Hayes can't for the life of me think what it was called have to check when I get home & put myself out of this misery ranting_1.gif

Esther Philips What a difference a day makes

Thelma Houston Don't leave me this way (Did Harold melvin version get played?)

Harold Melvin Get out

Most of the Pye Disco demands & some Grapevines & Casino Classics

Must be loads more,

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Isaac Hayes can't for the life of me think what it was called have to check when I get home & put myself out of this misery :shades:

Disco Connection?

Instrumental & played at Wigan.

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Disco Connection?

Instrumental & played at Wigan.

:shades:

Cheers John ranting_1.gif i think the :D was mine.

Obviously I've been at work for tooooolong & need to go home

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Phyllis Hyman / You know how to love me

Coffee / Casanova

Detroit Spinners / Working my way back to you

Trammps / Hold back the night

Linda and the funky boys / Climbing the steps of love

Betty Wright / Where is the love

Three before 8 E.P.

oh and that Footsee thing.... ranting_1.gif

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George Benson Supership

George Benson On Broadway

Isaac Hayes can't for the life of me think what it was called have to check when I get home & put myself out of this misery ranting_1.gif

Esther Philips What a difference a day makes

HaThelma Houston Don't leave me this way (Did rold melvin version get played?)

Harold Melvin Get out

Most of the Pye Disco demands & some Grapevines & Casino Classics

Must be loads more,

Yes it did.......... also Robert Knight " love on a mountian top" .... T connection " do what you wanna do"

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Yes it did.......... also Robert Knight " love on a mountian top" .... T connection " do what you wanna do"

KC and the Sunshine Band, Queen of Clubs ?

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KC and the Sunshine Band, Queen of Clubs ?

I most certainly am ranting_1.gif

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here's the sacry bit, RW (of wigan fame) is determined to get dean parrish's new single to number one in the chart!! discuss....

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wayne gibson, nosmo king(javelles), tami lynn, Little Anthony - Better use your head.

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I GO TO PIECES GOT TO No 50 FOR ONE WEEK IN 1978!!

SOUL POWER!!

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here's the sacry bit, RW (of wigan fame) is determined to get dean parrish's new single to number one in the chart!! discuss....

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I THINK LEVINE SHOULD HAVE RELEASED THUNDER AND LIGHTNING BY ROWETTA ,,,HAD CHART WRITTEN ALL OVER IT IMO...

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I THINK LEVINE SHOULD HAVE RELEASED THUNDER AND LIGHTNING BY ROWETTA ,,,HAD CHART WRITTEN ALL OVER IT IMO...

i think the man should have released himself from his ego and he may have had a more positive influence on the scene (not that anyone has a right to 'own' or 'influence' the scene)

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Chase side shoot up by Brian Bennet...anyone remember it.

"four!!!!!!!" whistling.gif

Yep, played by John Vincent, CU as Soul a Go Go

I owned it at the time!

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Tramps, Tavares, Little Anthony, George Benson, LJ Johnson, Evelyn Thomas, Mistura, Exciters ?

GARY GLITTER-ROCK N` ROLL PT 2 (the instrumental) I kid you not..Someone played it-I was there...

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Did 'You got the best of my love' The Emotions ever get a play? I love this record and wonder how it would go down when played out?

M.

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wayne gibson, nosmo king(javelles), tami lynn, Little Anthony - Better use your head.

Tami Lynn must surely have been a wheel sound (?) as I'm sure it was in the charts 70/71 on mojo?

HaThelma Houston Don't leave me this way (Did rold melvin version get played?)

Yes it did.......... also Robert Knight " love on a mountian top" .... T connection " do what you wanna do"

Thanks garv but thought Robert Knight was played at va vas among others & a chart hit before Wigan opened ?

KC and the Sunshine Band, Queen of Clubs ? Yes (unbelievably whistling.gif )

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Did 'You got the best of my love' The Emotions ever get a play? I love this record and wonder how it would go down when played out?

M.

Not to my knowledge Matt, no. It hit the charts almost as soon as it was released. The beat was not really right for the time either (imho of course).

That said, it's a brilliant track from a brilliant album which I bought at the time and yes, it would be great to hear it played.

John. whistling.gif

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Did 'You got the best of my love' The Emotions ever get a play? I love this record and wonder how it would go down when played out?

M.

Can' t remember hearing it at the Casino, but it was played at the Mecca

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Something tells me 'New York City - I'm doing fine' was played on the Northern Soul scene. Was that as a new release, or before??

A later one. I can remember Booker Newbury the third - love Town being played at Yate. I'm sure that was ages before it was released in the UK. So there is every chance it was played at the Casino too.

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Something tells me 'New York City - I'm doing fine' was played on the Northern Soul scene. Was that as a new release, or before??

A later one. I can remember Booker Newbury the third - love Town being played at Yate. I'm sure that was ages before it was released in the UK. So there is every chance it was played at the Casino too.

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hey mikey

love town was way after wigan shut surely

remember this played at stafford totw 82/83?

i maybe wrong though

same time david joseph- cant hide your love and jeffry osborne dont u get so mad

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Convinced that Russ played Maxine Nightingale - 'Get Right Back To Where We Started From' but I may be blaming him of a crime he didn't actually commit. Good pop but rare soul - I think not.

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same time david joseph- cant hide your love and jeffry osborne dont u get so mad

Yeah, I forgot about Jeffrey Osbourne, i liked it. I even bought it. But i was such a soul fascist in those days i stopped dancing to it as soon as it charted. Actually it probably stopped getting plays at Stafford anyway.

M.

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Something tells me 'New York City - I'm doing fine' was played on the Northern Soul scene. Was that as a new release, or before??

I'm Doing Fine Now was played way before the Casino as a new release, still remember dancing to it at the Garden Farm in Chester-Le-Street

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New York City was played in the Highland Ball Room and the Torch as a new release, but I don't think it was played in the Casino, as it had already hit the pop charts prior to the Casino.

The Emotions "Best" was played at the Casino with Boogie Wonderland, as new releases. most of the Soul Disco hits of the day were being played at the Casino at this time, but were dropped almost immediately they had a UK release. Remember this was the time it was being voted best DISCO in the world.

Examples

The Bombers

T-Connection

Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch.

Alicia Bridges

plus loads of others

Maxine Nightingale "Right Back" was also played.

So that's a few more cleared up. whistling.gif

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Guest in town Mikey

New York City was played in the Highland Ball Room and the Torch as a new release, but I don't think it was played in the Casino, as it had already hit the pop charts prior to the Casino.

The Emotions "Best" was played at the Casino with Boogie Wonderland, as new releases. most of the Soul Disco hits of the day were being played at the Casino at this time, but were dropped almost immediately they had a UK release. Remember this was the time it was being voted best DISCO in the world.

Examples

The Bombers

T-Connection

Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch.

Alicia Bridges

plus loads of others

Maxine Nightingale "Right Back" was also played.

So that's a few more cleared up. whistling.gif

I have just checked. New York City was released in 1973!. Knock me down with a mallet. I thought it was much later.

OK throwing another into the possibles. On Broadway - George Benson. I can remember the floor at The Roundabout full of guys and girls shuffling along to this one. Played before it was released or not?

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Got a feeling that Maxine Nightigale was most certainly played at Wigan.

The Zoo was an absolute monster - surely that charted for the Commodores?

Love on a mountain top - big at the Torch wasn't it?

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Rodger Collins-Sexy Sugar Plumb

D.C. Larue-Cathedrals

Walter Murphy-California Strut (OK, a bit of a cheat there as it was the B side)

Lalo Schifrin-Jaws

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I have just checked. New York City was released in 1973!. Knock me down with a mallet. I thought it was much later.

OK throwing another into the possibles. On Broadway - George Benson. I can remember the floor at The Roundabout full of guys and girls shuffling along to this one. Played before it was released or not?

On Broadway yes see my earlier post Mikey old chap

Same with Dayo love on a mountain top :wicked:

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The Tams - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy

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The Tams - Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy

Tams (Hey Girl & Be Young) were hits well before the Casino so was Robert Knight, so don't count.

Help here guys who sang that version of Love & Desire that charted I can't remember off top of my head, it's been bugging me and it hasn't been mentioned yet.

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Tams (Hey Girl & Be Young) were hits well before the Casino so was Robert Knight, so don't count.

Help here guys who sang that version of Love & Desire that charted I can't remember off top of my head, it's been bugging me and it hasn't been mentioned yet.

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don covay its better to have,

charted in 1974

a massive record in Mr Ms for the late kenny spence

Mr Ms DJ :wicked::shades::P

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Didn't Edwin Starr's 'Contact' get played at The Casino, or was it just Yate? Also how about . . . dare we say it 'Footsee' by The Chosen Few (plus extas), The Trammps imortal 'Zing went the strings of my heart' and 'Hold back the night' and to come to it, also, what about 'Car wash' by Rose Royce???

Martin

p.s. or was I dreaming.

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Didn't Edwin Starr's 'Contact' get played at The Casino, or was it just Yate? Also how about . . . dare we say it 'Footsee' by The Chosen Few (plus extas), The Trammps imortal 'Zing went the strings of my heart' and 'Hold back the night' and to come to it, also, what about 'Car wash' by Rose Royce???

Martin

p.s. or was I dreaming.

No you wasn't dreaming,I don't remember you sleeping.......Ever. :unsure:
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Just to keep things in perspective...

I hope people aren't suggesting that all of these records became pop hits just because they were played at The Casino.

They were many other clubs (and radio stations) all around the country that played these records (and many others) as new releases.

Paul Mooney

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Just to keep things in perspective...

I hope people aren't suggesting that all of these records became pop hits just because they were played at The Casino.

They were many other clubs (and radio stations) all around the country that played these records (and many others) as new releases.

Paul Mooney

Paul if you read my first post, the post was about Chart records that were played in the Casino, but not exclusively. So no the post wasn't about saying that they became hits because they were played in the Casino. It was just a way of showing that the Casino actually played lots of Hit songs, something we have tended to overlook in it's history as we like to keep our scene underground and rare. :lol:
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GARY GLITTER-ROCK N` ROLL PT 2 (the instrumental) I kid you not..Someone played it-I was there...

Oh Sh.t!

If that's true the Garry Glitter fan that I live with must never know!

She'll never be off my case!

Keep It to Yourself. :huh:

Drew.

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hey mikey

love town was way after wigan shut surely

remember this played at stafford totw 82/83?

i maybe wrong though

Soul Sam at Cleggy before its release i think !

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:boxing: The classic re worker of the standard "what a Differance a Day Makes" by the fabualas Esther Phillips. must be one of the top tunes that was ever played, first at the Mecca on release and oat the Casino while it was still in the US R&B charts, it hit the UK 14 months later DISCO wise, I suppose this is true of "YMCAby the Vilage people"?:ph34r: DAVE KIL
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RULE - The record had to have been played IN the Casino (but not exclusively) but went on to be a UK Chart hit at the time the Casino was running. Or to put it another way, if it charted before or after the Casino, it's a no no.

Here's a couple to get you going:

Gloria Gaynor - I will survive ( I know most on here will hate this but is this the biggest in terms of gobal popularity? played VERY briefly before it charted)

Candi Staton - Young hearts run free (Another played briefly as was the brilliant flip side)

There are loads of others, lets see how your memories are.

Did James Wells 'Baby I'm still the same man' make the charts? I think it did but not sure

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re the chart wigan thing. an earlier post (Paul Mooney) .I think a lot of the sales were Wigan related as when the older guys and girls got back to the local clubs and youth clubs (and there were lots in Scotland so there must've been hundreds in England) the sounds filtered down to us i remember buying Celi b and the buzy bunch (album), Eddie kendricks keep on trucking ,Undisputed Truth YOU + me = love,Jimmy Castor Bunch Troglydite. I bought all these blind on the recomendation of guys like Bruce,Jolly and Graham Clarke who were Scottish guys who went to the Casino and Mecca.

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