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Regardless of Dj's and who played what, there are some records that hit you and take you back to a certain place in time.

 

Some records stay in your memory and remain locked in the venue where it made that impact, and never quite gave you that chill when played elsewhere.

 

The 6t's Rhythm & Soul Allnighters at 100 Club did this for me in the '80's, but it wasn't the only venue that accomodated that feel. 

 

One of the mainstays for me from then is Brook Brothers-Looking for a Woman, the clunky opening line as it chugs along into the brassy section.

 

Fantastic!!!!

 

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Notts palais nighters mid 80,s paradox "ring the changes"

Hinckley les center Eddie Holman "night to remember"

Clifton hall volcanos "laws of love"

And even today when I hear Susan Barrett " what's it gonna be" at kings hall about 1am omg it just lifts the top of my head off!!

Dazz

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I know exactly what you mean. Loads of records for me, as soon as I hear the opening bars always transport me to a specific time, and I mean specific, down to an exact moment in time.

 

One of the great things about music, makes you connect with the past.

 

Cheers

 

S

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I know exactly what you mean. Loads of records for me, as soon as I hear the opening bars always transport me to a specific time, and I mean specific, down to an exact moment in time.

 

One of the great things about music, makes you connect with the past.

 

Cheers

 

S

 

May as well put up a few examples

 

Little Darling (I need you), Queen of Fools, Carstairs (remember my old friend Spot having one of the first copies in the UK, unless of course I remember wrongly) - Vikings Club Goole (Some of you may have heard of it)

 

Tainted Love, Landslide and Condition Red - Wigan

 

Cashing In, Lend a Hand - The Pier

 

Ta

 

S

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Haydn

I know what you mean,certain records belong to certain dj's at a particular venue.That even means they might not have been the first to play it or the original venue it was broke at...........it's just means that to you as an individual.

Here's a few to be going on with that belong to a venue/dj in my mind..............

 

Chandlers-Your Love Makes Me Lonely.....Richard Searling.......Wigan

Cissy Houston-Think It Over......Alan Rhodes.......Oval Ball

Leon Peterson-Now You're On Your Own.......Roger Banks......Wilton

Doris Smith-No Good Guy........Saus.........Wilton

 

Cheers

Martyn

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Loads if I put my mind to it...

 

Precisions - If this is Love and Lee Bates at the Old Vic - Pep, Pep's Mrs legged it up the stairs like a rocket to Lee Bates...

 

Melvin Davis - Find A Quiet Place (And Be Lonely) - Walfrun Hall Wolverhampton, one of my first Pressings in the record bar, that and enough for 3 more pints..

 

The Masqueraders - I Ain't Gonna stop / Arthur Fenn, warming up at his Boomerang do, very happy to hear this, worth buggar all really but oh so good!!! Might have been Arthur's 50th actually...

 

Ben E. King - Gettin' To Me / 100 Club ady,

 

Shirley Lawson - One More Chance - a night in Sydney, nr china Town, cant remember the club but the track and night are as clear as day - Maria o

 

Carla Thomas - I'll Never Stop Loving You - as the ender, tons of times at the 100 club

 

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque / our school disco every Friday in the 8ts

 

left-field one: Chris Rea - Josephine [French Edit] at the Humming Bird in Dale end Birmingham, allot of acid was taken that night, so when the lights came on in the morning and Martin Redmond (Martin Red) played this, legs had gone but sheer Bliss...!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4pJ-eQi0Lg

 

Malcolm

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Not heard in decades but Reggie Garner - Hotline takes me back to Hinckly Leisure centre.

And across the road in the other venue - Antony & Aqualads - Dont Forget To Remember.

 

Yate - Ben Zine - Village of Tears, Shamettes - Dont Waste Your Time. (Also see Dome)

 

Stafford - Suspicion - Whoever it is, isnt or was covered as :-)

 

100 Club - Tangeers - Let your Heart And Soul Be Free. NF Porter - If I Could Only Be Sure.

 

Dome - Soul Set - Will You Ever Learn and the Shamettes. Only place other than Yate I'd heard this until Pete French played it at Gloucester earlier this year.

 

Gloucester Roundabout - Al Williams - I Am Nothing

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Dome -

 

Benny Spellman - This is for you my love

Vicky Barnes - Country Girl

 

Brum Locarno

 

Rubin - You've been away (played by Brian Rae and introduced simply with the word 'Rubin' followed by those memorable opening bars. :thumbsup:

 

Wigan -

 

Lou Pride - I'm Coming Home in the Morning

 

Leicester Nottingham Oddfellows -

 

Mighty Marvellows - Talkin Bout Ya Baby

 

Stafford -

 

Atlantic Starr - Circles

Gino Washington - Rat Race/Like My Baby

 

Manchester CIS -

 

Hamilton Movement - She's Gone

 

Hinckley Leisure Centre -

 

Metros - Since I Found My Baby

 

I think that'll do. :thumbsup:

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For me the record that brings back a sense of time and place more than any other is Jimmy Ruffin Farewell is a Lonely Sound and takes me back to when I was 13 in 1969 at the local Welfare Hall. When I hear the record I not only get a overwhelming sense of the place and the people but also how I felt at that age struggling a wee bit with adolescence but really excited about what lay ahead . It's a real Doctor Who of a record .

 

Cheers

Manus

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Great thread.

I'm 55 now and as I've grown older I've gradually become even more sentimental about the records which meant a lot to me when I was a teenager.

Mostly UK 45s which originally cost about 49p, the "expensive" early imports which cost 62p or 85p via mail order and cheap compilation LPs which were sometimes only 99p.

 

Some records remind me of school or sitting in the Cofficana listening to the jukebox while playing truant, others bring back memories of discos at the youth centre, drinking under-age or my first trip to a "proper" soul club which was the Pendulum in faraway Manchester.

 

And those places in turn remind me of hanging around with the older lads, jumping trains and sometimes sleeping on railway station platforms.

 

The memories of those times, places and people are precious and when I hear certain tracks I can still see the young faces and remember the thrill of hearing so many gems for the very first time.

 

Further proof that music is a mighty powerful thing.

 

Paul

 

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Rubin - You've been away (played by Brian Rae and introduced simply with the word 'Rubin' followed by those memorable opening bars. :thumbsup:

Matt

Remember Richard Searling introducing Burning Bush-Keeps On Burnin'.........just as "The Bush" :D

Cheers

Martyn

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Walkin the Duck=The Triumphs=Blackpool Mecca

 after Chelsea beat Blackpool in F.A.Cup Tie...1971 or 72..cant quite remember.....stayed over and went to The Mecca...an intro to Northern Soul dancing for me courtesy of one cool dancer...... Whoever that was...thanks mate.

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Losing most memories but these remain rigid:

Notts Palais dayers circa 76/77 - Idle few, People That's Why

Samantha's - Earl Wright Thumb a Ride

Old English Matlock - Fats Domino, Keeps Raining

Wigan - Richard Searling's intros , waiting to hear the next great sound

Clifton Hall - Herbie Hunter, Born to Love You (thanks to a girl dancing in a white dress)

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Losing most memories but these remain rigid:

Notts Palais dayers circa 76/77 - Idle few, People That's Why

Samantha's - Earl Wright Thumb a Ride

Old English Matlock - Fats Domino, Keeps Raining

Wigan - Richard Searling's intros , waiting to hear the next great sound

Clifton Hall - Herbie Hunter, Born to Love You (thanks to a girl dancing in a white dress)

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Losing most memories but these remain rigid:

Notts Palais dayers circa 76/77 - Idle few, People That's Why

Samantha's - Earl Wright Thumb a Ride

Old English Matlock - Fats Domino, Keeps Raining

Wigan - Richard Searling's intros , waiting to hear the next great sound

Clifton Hall - Herbie Hunter, Born to Love You (thanks to a girl dancing in a white dress)

 

the old english brings back great memories, for some reason i can always remember rob smith playing ooh baby deon jackson, great venue, very sweaty

 

as for wigan, immediately think of sue lynne, and charles veal new found love

 

cleos in derby on a friday hight, sam playing jay traynor  and that other version of time wont let me

 

samanthas aged 15, danse a la musiquie ! 

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Dome -

Benny Spellman - This is for you my love

Vicky Barnes - Country Girl

Brum Locarno

Rubin - You've been away (played by Brian Rae and introduced simply with the word 'Rubin' followed by those memorable opening bars. :thumbsup:

Wigan -

Lou Pride - I'm Coming Home in the Morning

Leicester Nottingham Oddfellows -

Mighty Marvellows - Talkin Bout Ya Baby

Stafford -

Atlantic Starr - Circles

Gino Washington - Rat Race/Like My Baby

Manchester CIS -

Hamilton Movement - She's Gone

Hinckley Leisure Centre -

Metros - Since I Found My Baby

I think that'll do. :thumbsup:

It's interesting peoples different take on stuff ! For me Locarno has to be keys to the city, notts oddfellows -praying, Harold Melvin. Stafford - no stranger to love Edited by polyvelts

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:yes: the notts palais alnighter warm up in the Bali hai down stairs.

Ron baxter-this is it,the trends-dance with me baby and Cleveland robinson-work song.

dave raistick&rob smith with their record bars down there too.

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Sooooo many songs remind me of my favourite all-nighter, Bradford Queens Hall 87-93, but here's a few that when I hear out,  I have to pinch someone on the dance-floor and shout "this reminds me of Bradford!!!" not realising that some, or most in the case of the returnee renegades, wouldn't have a clue what I was going on about, and think "why does this remind her of the Curry Capital of Great Britain"   :lol:

 

Upstairs

 

Timmie Williams - Competition

http://youtu.be/W_r2rjwEWCo

 

Kell Osborne - Quicksand

http://youtu.be/DnQBCrIK_44

 

 

Downstairs

 

Johnny Bristol - Come to Me

http://youtu.be/NOQtID70kFE

 

Yo Yo Honey - Groove On

http://youtu.be/9TNQIgiDStE

 

 

Best days of my life   :thumbsup:

Edited by Alison H

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Hearing "I Don't Like To Lose" at the Casino.  Always takes me back, probably more than anything else I heard there.

 

 

Yep, totally agree, does it for me too.

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Hearing Muriel Day takes me back to Wigan ……… sad but true  :(

It was massive when I first went in 78, probably played about 5 times on the first night, hence the strong association :huh:

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Matt

Remember Richard Searling introducing Burning Bush-Keeps On Burnin'.........just as "The Bush" :D

Cheers

Martyn

 

Mart I have that on tape somewhere, I'll try and dig that out for you...if he only did it once, I was there that night as well, as was Paul I think

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Soul Brothers Six - Thank You Baby  ...  Wakefield Unity Hall

Anderson Brothers - I Can See Him Loving You and Broadway Sissy - Roscoe Bowie and Friends .... Samantha's

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Oh Yes Tezza, wakey unity,the apollos, mr creator always springs to mind from there,,and i weirdly remember a group of 4 or 5 lads dancing in a kind of circle and doing tremendous floorwork etc, really eye catching stuff,..strange how certain venues and records bring back photographic memories

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The 3 Degrees - contact. ...... Nottm Palais

Will Collins - anything I can do ...... Station rd

Righteous bros - rat race ...... Anywhere Brian Rae spun (his first track many moons ago)

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Christ how do you start.

Ila Vann Cant help loving that man. ( My first visit to WC around June 74) Later it has to be Cecil Washington.

Sams Ernie Bush Breakaway.

Peterborough Wirrina Bits n Pieces and Lou Pride

St Ives Little Joe Cook

Yate cant really recall a stand out track

Rotherham William Powell

100 Club Danny Woods and Appointments

Locally Bedford Dena Barnes, Yvonne Baker and early stuff like Right Track and Out on the floor

St Neots Apple Peaches Pumkin Pie , Bobby Hebb and Tell me it is just a rumour.

Stockport various but Norman Johnson, Pyramid, Just Walk in my shoes ( ext version) AND most of the really rare UK releases Chapter 5, Kiki Dee, Darrell Banks, Tony Middleton.

Phew I need a sit down now.

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in the queue to pay...bits of this wafting down the stairs as the doors swung open and shut at Wigan.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ1D_BKSoH0

 

(julian covay - a little bit hurt)

 

pushing my way onto the floor at the Highland Room.....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXr0Ax9ERTI

 

(otis blackwell - its all over me)

Edited by back street blue

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Not heard in decades but Reggie Garner - Hotline takes me back to Hinckly Leisure centre.

And across the road in the other venue - Antony & Aqualads - Dont Forget To Remember.

 

Yate - Ben Zine - Village of Tears, Shamettes - Dont Waste Your Time. (Also see Dome)

 

Stafford - Suspicion - Whoever it is, isnt or was covered as :-)

 

100 Club - Tangeers - Let your Heart And Soul Be Free. NF Porter - If I Could Only Be Sure.

 

Dome - Soul Set - Will You Ever Learn and the Shamettes. Only place other than Yate I'd heard this until Pete French played it at Gloucester earlier this year.

 

Gloucester Roundabout - Al Williams - I Am Nothing

 

 

 

AAAAhhh those were the days Mikey.....played the shamettes for the first time since the dome (at crossfire last month). Hearing Deon Jackson "someday the sun will shine" - The Inmates- this is the day, cleveland robinson - love is a trap, all in one nighter in Manchester....awesome!!

 

Greg

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Great thread.

I'm 55 now and as I've grown older I've gradually become even more sentimental about the records which meant a lot to me when I was a teenager.

Mostly UK 45s which originally cost about 49p, the "expensive" early imports which cost 62p or 85p via mail order and cheap compilation LPs which were sometimes only 99p.

 

Some records remind me of school or sitting in the Cofficana listening to the jukebox while playing truant, others bring back memories of discos at the youth centre, drinking under-age or my first trip to a "proper" soul club which was the Pendulum in faraway Manchester.

 

And those places in turn remind me of hanging around with the older lads, jumping trains and sometimes sleeping on railway station platforms.

 

The memories of those times, places and people are precious and when I hear certain tracks I can still see the young faces and remember the thrill of hearing so many gems for the very first time.

 

Further proof that music is a mighty powerful thing.

 

Paul

 

I should have added some examples...

Things like Holland & Dozier's 'Why Can't We Be Lovers' and those Donnie Elbert singles (with the great ballad flips) still remind me of the jukebox in the Cofficana. It had a great bass sound and a glass dome top so you could watch the 45s going round.

'Take A Look Around' by The Temptations brings back memories of first hearing it on a hidden pocket radio at school as we tuned in to Radio One just after lunchtime to see what the midweek new chart entries were.

 

Tami Lynn's 'I'm Gonna Run Away From You' and those Chairmen Of The Board singles make me think of school discos and drinking under age.

When I hear Al Green's 'Tired Of Being Alone' I can still see him (in black and white) on Top Of The Pops. Nobody was as cool as Al Green.

Laura Lee's 'To Win Your Heart' takes me back to the youth centre discos where for a few weeks it was known to me and some mates as 'Festival Time With Words'. And that record still has the taste of pepsi for some reason.

 

As for proper soul venues, a lot of records still remind me of The Pendulum in Manchester... Jerry Williams, PP Arnold, Lou Johnson, The Shirelles, Butch Baker, Lenis Guess, Duke Browner etc. 'Bok To Bach' was also massive at the time.

'You Better Keep Her' by Marvin Holmes and 'Shy Guy' by Johnny Baker will always remind me of Blackpool Mecca which seemed very "posh" to a young lad at the time. I remember paying £2 for a record in the corner and I thought I was a big spender.

On a later visit to The Mecca I remember Ian Levine introduced me to Herb Rooney and he told Herb that I'd travelled "hundreds of miles" to be there. It was almost true if you count the return journey but it impressed Herb and made me feel as though I'd made a special effort. That must have been 1975.

Wonderful memories.

 

:wink: 

Edited by Paul Mooney

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first record I ever heard at wigan - newbeats - crying my heart out .....just good memories, others include...

 

First Grade - Please Come Back - Bradford Queens Hall

Athens Rogues - She Could Love Me - Bradford Queens Hall

Agents - Trouble - Wigan

Cory Cornell - When You Got Married - Droylsden Niter

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Here are a few clubs and sounds that for me go together. The Hifi Huddersfield:- Clifford Curry,I can't get a hold of myself.Jerry Cook, I Hurt on the other side.

Lord Jims Huddersfield:- Earl Harrison,Humphrey Stomp. Dean Parrish,Determination.Alexander Patton/Patten,A lil lovin' Sometimes

Leeds Central:-Rufus Lumley,I'm Standing. California Montage,Young Holt Unlimited.Benny Troy,I wanna give you tommorrow.

Bay Horse Todmorden:- Will Collins&Will Power, Is there anything i can do.

Bank Hall Miners Club:-The Ellusions, You didn't have to leave.

Wigan Casino:- Larry Laster, Go for yourself.

The Torch:- Maxine Brown,One in a million. Patti&The Emblems,I'm Gonna love you a long long time.James Barnett,Keep on talking. PP Arnold Everythings gonna be alright.Danny Monday, Baby without you.

Blackpool Mecca;- Sliced tomatoes.

Pendulum:- Bok to bach,Fathers Angels .

                               There are many more, and when i'm Dj ing i think back to all those clubs and the records come flooding back!

                                  Regards Fred Ward

                               

Edited by Mr Fred

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The Crow   Autumn of Tomorrow    First heard it at Samanthas, I really like it but its not really a big favourite,just seemed right for that place and time,a very good time (for me anyway)   

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Deon Jackson will always take me back to feeling fragile, in a caravan, Sunday lunchtime, Fleetwood Weekender 2001...:-). Another vote from me for P. P. Arnold as a Torch standout, and from Wigan, well, just remember the clapping on the break in the Jewels "We got togetherness" - thunderous! Yate - L Allen, Joann Courcy and loads more, Stafford -  Detroit Strings "In the pocket"...

 

Hearing Deon Jackson "someday the sun will shine"

Edited by Jerry Hipkiss

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'Paris Blues' by Tony Middleton and 'I go to pieces' by Gerri Grainger both put me right back to visits to Wigan and the early sessions before the nighters, lots of space.

Haven't been to Rugby for ages but Brown Sugar The game is over' and Eddie Holman 'Hold me in your arms' put me there.

And The Bamboos as Banbury Soul Club's ender is a given.

Sean

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