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 Just re -discovered this wonderfull stuff :hatsoff2:

 

It says 1977 but I,m sure I heard it played out before then :g: there again I could be losing it :shhh:

 

Dont remember it being so long though :excl: there lost it good and propper :Phttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLLBo0fWu3Q

 

edit Happy chappy now just found the seven inch edit

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Big tune at the Ritz soul/funk dayers Lavine/Curtis etc, always loved it then, still do.

They were spinning some great stuff in those days.

Im sure Ian D on here will fill you in with the whole story, think he would have been arond the turntable in there too.

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Features on the CD just released No Boundaries compiled by Colin along with a shed load of other great TOOOOOOONS! Always loved this track, spun at the jazz rooms I've attended over the years in Camden too. 

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Just shows how progresive the scene was in the mid seventies , Just to add a bit of ballance to the current nostalgiafest

Cant imagine any of this stuff getting plays at oldies do,s

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 Just re -discovered this wonderfull stuff :hatsoff2:

 

It says 1977 but I,m sure I heard it played out before then :g: there again I could be losing it :shhh:

 

Dont remember it being so long though :excl: there lost it good and propper :Phttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLLBo0fWu3Q

 

edit Happy chappy now just found the seven inch edit

that looks like my clip boring as f---k but i'm no computer whizz

was loads of 12" clips so i uploaded it and put it in one of daves previous threads

have always loved it to bits

kev

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Great double header 7". A side on British Kudu, 1977, was "Could heaven ever be like this" and B side "Turn this mutha out". Both excellent.

What I love about records like these was that despite being into Northern at the time you couldn't miss the quality and excitement of the music. So you bought it and kept it. Same with stuff like Jazz Funk at Birmingham Locarno, Reggae, you name it. If it's great music you hang on to it, and often you get that sense that it could work in a venue aimed at Northern if dropped into a varied set.

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Great tune. How about seeing the Great Man himself conducting?

 

Saw him live at The Forum in Kentish Town - Now that guy had 'Stage Presence' :yes:

 

One of the Greats.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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PS "Make my Dreams" was my old dog's favourite record - he was always up wagging his tail in the back of the car when we were off out for the weekend when this came on... "Disco Nights" is the boss' all-time favourite disco track.

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CREATIVE SOURCE DON'T BE AFRAID (TAKE MY LOVE) POLYDOR
DOOLEY SILVERSPOON GAME PLAYERS SEVILLE
EAST COAST CONNECTION SUMMER IN THE PARKS NEW DIRECTIONS
AQUARIAN DREAM PHOENIX BUDDAH
BRAINSTORM WAKE UP AND BE SOMEBODY TABU
VICKI SUE ROBINSON TURN THE BEAT AROUND RCA
LENNY WILLIAMS CHOOSING YOU ABC
MOMENTS NINE TIMES STANG
WILL COLLINS & WILLPOWER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BAREBACK
RIMSHOTS DO WHAT YOU FEEL STANG
JAMES BYNUM TIME PASSES BY PHILLY CITY
CAMEO FIND MY WAY CHOCOLATE CITY
FAT LARRY'S BAND CENTER CITY WMOT
BATAAN THE BOTTLE (LA BOTELLA) RCA
D.C. LARUE CATHEDRALS PYRAMID
SISTER SLEDGE LOVE DON'T GO THROUGH NO CHANGES ON ME ATCO
MIAMI FEATURING ROBERT MOORE PARTY FREAKS - DRIVE
PHYLLIS HYMAN YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME ARISTA
CANDI STATON YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE WARNER BROS
SILVETTI SPRING RAIN SALSOUL
BO KIRKLAND & RUTH DAVIS YOU'RE GONNA GET NEXT TO ME CLARIDGE

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/lets-all-have-a-disco/

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CREATIVE SOURCE DON'T BE AFRAID (TAKE MY LOVE) POLYDOR

DOOLEY SILVERSPOON GAME PLAYERS SEVILLE

EAST COAST CONNECTION SUMMER IN THE PARKS NEW DIRECTIONS

AQUARIAN DREAM PHOENIX BUDDAH

BRAINSTORM WAKE UP AND BE SOMEBODY TABU

VICKI SUE ROBINSON TURN THE BEAT AROUND RCA

LENNY WILLIAMS CHOOSING YOU ABC

MOMENTS NINE TIMES STANG

WILL COLLINS & WILLPOWER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BAREBACK

RIMSHOTS DO WHAT YOU FEEL STANG

JAMES BYNUM TIME PASSES BY PHILLY CITY

CAMEO FIND MY WAY CHOCOLATE CITY

FAT LARRY'S BAND CENTER CITY WMOT

BATAAN THE BOTTLE (LA BOTELLA) RCA

D.C. LARUE CATHEDRALS PYRAMID

SISTER SLEDGE LOVE DON'T GO THROUGH NO CHANGES ON ME ATCO

MIAMI FEATURING ROBERT MOORE PARTY FREAKS - DRIVE

PHYLLIS HYMAN YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME ARISTA

CANDI STATON YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE WARNER BROS

SILVETTI SPRING RAIN SALSOUL

BO KIRKLAND & RUTH DAVIS YOU'RE GONNA GET NEXT TO ME CLARIDGE

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/lets-all-have-a-disco/

Pete cheers for that brilliant stuff

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I can remember Creative Source being at the Casino promoting Dont be Afraid to take my love still got the copy they handed out . B sides not to shabby either Pass the feeling onhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqT6db3BnEk

Now thats a toon! Reminds me of Pyramid vocally, that deep tone which gets you by the balls and says LISTEN SUCKER! I'm going to have to dig thru the racks and get my old copy out gain, thanks Mark :-) 

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Great double header 7". A side on British Kudu, 1977, was "Could heaven ever be like this" and B side "Turn this mutha out". Both excellent.

What I love about records like these was that despite being into Northern at the time you couldn't miss the quality and excitement of the music. So you bought it and kept it. Same with stuff like Jazz Funk at Birmingham Locarno, Reggae, you name it. If it's great music you hang on to it, and often you get that sense that it could work in a venue aimed at Northern if dropped into a varied set.

Was featured as a new release on Robbie Vincents Radio 1 Soul Show in 1977 and I  got the shortened version on Kudo 7 Inch. Used to listen Robbie every Saturday night in those days and was hearing some brilliant new US releases at that time.

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Was featured as a new release on Robbie Vincents Radio 1 Soul Show in 1977 and I  got the shortened version on Kudo 7 Inch. Used to listen Robbie every Saturday night in those days and was hearing some brilliant new US releases at that time.

My parents had a pub :huh:  and every Saturday my old man would record Robbie Vincent and then play it in the pub (God bless him x) I still have loads of tapes from then .

 

Oh the Summer of '76 eh?

 

Swifty :thumbsup:

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CREATIVE SOURCE DON'T BE AFRAID (TAKE MY LOVE) POLYDOR

DOOLEY SILVERSPOON GAME PLAYERS SEVILLE

EAST COAST CONNECTION SUMMER IN THE PARKS NEW DIRECTIONS

AQUARIAN DREAM PHOENIX BUDDAH

BRAINSTORM WAKE UP AND BE SOMEBODY TABU

VICKI SUE ROBINSON TURN THE BEAT AROUND RCA

LENNY WILLIAMS CHOOSING YOU ABC

MOMENTS NINE TIMES STANG

WILL COLLINS & WILLPOWER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BAREBACK

RIMSHOTS DO WHAT YOU FEEL STANG

JAMES BYNUM TIME PASSES BY PHILLY CITY

CAMEO FIND MY WAY CHOCOLATE CITY

FAT LARRY'S BAND CENTER CITY WMOT

BATAAN THE BOTTLE (LA BOTELLA) RCA

D.C. LARUE CATHEDRALS PYRAMID

SISTER SLEDGE LOVE DON'T GO THROUGH NO CHANGES ON ME ATCO

MIAMI FEATURING ROBERT MOORE PARTY FREAKS - DRIVE

PHYLLIS HYMAN YOU KNOW HOW TO LOVE ME ARISTA

CANDI STATON YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE WARNER BROS

SILVETTI SPRING RAIN SALSOUL

BO KIRKLAND & RUTH DAVIS YOU'RE GONNA GET NEXT TO ME CLARIDGE

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/lets-all-have-a-disco/

 

Superb that list Pete & right on the money for the Ritz Dayers too.

Brainstorm & Fat Larrys Band, massive.

Ginger still spins Will Powers now, great tune that.

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My parents had a pub :huh:  and every Saturday my old man would record Robbie Vincent and then play it in the pub (God bless him x) I still have loads of tapes from then .

 

Oh the Summer of '76 eh?

 

Swifty :thumbsup:

I taped a good few as well but together with my Mecca, Wigan, and many Cleethorpes tapes got slung in the dustbin many years ago when no longer having a tape player at home or in the car. :( . Now have an Hi-Fi with cassette player.

 

Steve

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Just shows how progresive the scene was in the mid seventies , Just to add a bit of ballance to the current nostalgiafest

Cant imagine any of this stuff getting plays at oldies do,s

My theory is this ,before the huge Mecca style new release/60s northern split 77/8 many of these brand new imports were played and largely accepted at most major(certainly St ives and Cleethorpes here in the east!!)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>after the huge backlash from the rift it was all dismissed as Mecca st*t that nobody liked by the 60 s only baggy brigade so none of them will want to hear it at their oldies nights, To me though the most amusing thing is that those so called experts protesting the loudest at oldies nights if something like this gets played,"whats this modern sh*t.....this aint "Northern" just goes to show they were never really there in the first place. The European scene certainly is hugely more open minded and progessive in my opinion is because they dont have this history , so too much "baggage"(excuse the pun)sadly excludes so many great records being played today .

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My theory is this ,before the huge Mecca style new release/60s northern split 77/8 many of these brand new imports were played and largely accepted at most major(certainly St ives and Cleethorpes here in the east!!)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>after the huge backlash from the rift it was all dismissed as Mecca st*t that nobody liked by the 60 s only baggy brigade so none of them will want to hear it at their oldies nights, To me though the most amusing thing is that those so called experts protesting the loudest at oldies nights if something like this gets played,"whats this modern sh*t.....this aint "Northern" just goes to show they were never really there in the first place. The European scene certainly is hugely more open minded and progessive in my opinion is because they dont have this history , so too much "baggage"(excuse the pun)sadly excludes so many great records being played today .

 

I disagree slightly.  These records, like the ones in my podcast above, are contemporary releases of the time, but they are mostly uptempo 4/4 beat type things.  Even now things like Creative Source, East Coast Connection, James Bynum, I've never thought of these as being anything else but Northern.  Maybe because they didn't cross over to the charts.  Cameo, great record as it is, was very catchy and a bit poppy and I can understand why it's never been reactivated, up to a point. These records carried on being played after any split took place.  The quantity played was reduced simply because the sound and the beat changed and most became unsuitable as "Northern Soul" dancers.

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The "split" had begun as early as 1974 when Colin & Ian had decided that so much great new music was coming out of America it was impossible to ignore - who else would have played "The Bottle" ? Now regarded as one of the biggest records ever played. Of course playing contemporary releases wasn't new - The Wheel was doing that back in the late sixties. A lot of the music released between 1973 to 1976 are now seriously sought after tunes - you could pick them up for less than a quid up The Highland Room back then - Bill Brandon, Bessie Banks, Ujima etc. Yes, there were people who went to Wigan & had never been to Central Drive who assumed all that was bought or played was "Disco sh*te !! In 75/76 up The Mecca, in my opinion, there were 3 choices given you the way that the music was going.

 

1) Leave the scene altogether because The Mecca wasn't playing what you wanted & neither was Wigan.

2) Stick with the music at The Mecca - but still embrace 60s because there was still good stuff being discovered.

3) Embrace all the new stuff & dismiss all the 60s stuff.

 

You have to remember in 1976/77 there was an influx of people to The Highland Room who went to hear new soul & Jazz Funk - Northern Soul meant nothing to them.

 

70s soul & crossover nights have never been more popular than today - yet certain DJs were heavily criticised for doing just that over 35 years ago !!!

 

What goes around comes around folks !!

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Good post Epic :hatsoff2: even though there was a rift developing I had my feet firmly planted in both camps , loved the traditional 60s sounds as well as the newer 70s stuff I didnt care it was all great soul music to me .

 The Ritz at the time fused the two together nicely for me where else could you be dancing to the Salvadors one minute and then be stomping away to Hamilton Bohannan the next happy days for me and the breadth an variety of music staggering . 

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Enjoyed the Blackpool Mecca All Dayers, with Northern in the Highland Room and Jazz Funk in the main hall.  Spent most of my time upstairs, but wasn't averse to nipping downstairs now and again, as there was a great atmosphere in both rooms.

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