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Northern Soul Top 500 Time For A Review

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Had a good look through the NS Top 500 & think it's time for a review, lot's of tracks on there never heard nowadays ( Sliced Tomatoes ) etc. & stranglely Jackie Wilson doesn't feature at all :ohmy: .

 

Who was responsible for the Top 500  ?

 

How can we start a campaign for an updated version I.E NS Top 500 V.2. ( Surely it's not set in stone for ever ).

 

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It's all subjective anyway isn't it. One mans top ten Northern Soul contender is another mans pile of doggy doo. That's before people even get into the time honoured debate of what is Northern Soul and what isn't. Frankly, I couldn't give two hoots.

 

Peter

 

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It's all subjective anyway isn't it. One mans top ten Northern Soul contender is another mans pile of doggy doo. That's before people even get into the time honoured debate of what is Northern Soul and what isn't. Frankly, I couldn't give two hoots.

 

Peter

 

:hatsoff2:

 

 

It's not really a Top 500 anyway Pete - it's just Ruby Andrews and Moses Smith played 250 times each!.

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It's not really a Top 500 anyway Pete - it's just Ruby Andrews and Moses Smith played 250 times each!.

:D

 

I'd rather hear them two 250 times each than some of the other shite in that list mate. And before anyone tries to pick a fight with me I'll add..........................imo. :D

 

Peter

 

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:D

 

I'd rather hear them two 250 times each than some of the other shite in that last mate. And before anyone tries to pick a fight with me I'll add..........................imo. :D

 

Peter

 

:yes:

 

Just looking through the older Top 500 list and it includes tracks such as 'Strange Change' - Herd Ward as well as Thelma Lindsey and Lou Edwards, yet play any of these at your average Handbagger night and you'd have an empty floor and cries of 'Can't you play something we know?"... :g:

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Just looking through the older Top 500 list and it includes tracks such as 'Strange Change' - Herd Ward as well as Thelma Lindsey and Lou Edwards, yet play any of these at your average Handbagger night and you'd have an empty floor and cries of 'Can't you play something we know?"... :g:

 

It's incredible really - do these people not like these records, or do they genuinely not know them?

 

If the latter it's a sad state of affairs - amateurs, superficial blah, blah 

 

Sorry - that emoticon is a bit larger than intended  :D

 

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It's incredible really - do these people not like these records, or do they genuinely not know them?

 

If the latter it's a sad state of affairs - amateurs, superficial blah, blah 

 

Sorry - that emoticon is a bit larger than intended  :D

 

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Bugger, it was Halloween last week Richard.

 

Peter

 

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The old one (if you can be arsed to read through)...

 

Northern Soul Top 500

1. Wilson, Frank — Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Soul) (£15,000)
2. Gray, Dobie — Out on the Floor (Charger)
3. Baker, Yvonne — You Didn’t Say a Word (Parkway) (£300 — official issue)
4. Wilson, Al — The Snake (Soul City)
5. Radcliffe, Jimmy — Long After Tonight is Over (Musicor)
6. Fountain, James — Seven Day Lover (Peachtree)
7. Epitome of Sound — You Don’t Love Me (Sandbag)
8. Mimms, Garnet — Looking for You (United Artists)
9. Beverly, Frankie & the Butlers — If That’s What You Wanted (Sassy/Gamble)
10. Wood, Chuck — Seven Days Too Long (Roulette)
11. Butler, Billy — The Right Track (Okeh)
12. Salvadors — Stick by Me Baby (Wise World)
13. Tomangoes — I Really Love You (Washpan)
14. Legend, Tobi — Time Will Pass You By (Amy) (£300 — official issue)
15. Clarke, Tony — Landslide (Chess)
16. Williams, Larry & Johnny Watson — Too Late (Okeh)
17. Valery, Dana — You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies (Columbia)
18. Tee, Willie — Walking Up a One Way Street (Nola)
19. Barnes, Dena — If You Ever Walk Out of My Life (Inferno)
20. Taylor, R. Dean — There’s a Ghost in My House (V.I.P.)
21. Bell, Archie & the Drells — Here I Go Again (Atlantic)
22. Batiste, Rose — Hit & Run (Revilot)
23. Street, Judy — What (Strider)
24. Jones, Gloria — Tainted Love (Champion)
25. Smith, Moses — Girl Across the Street (Dionn)
26. McNair, Barbara — You’re Gonna Love My Baby (Motown)
27. Rubin — You’ve Been Away (Kapp)
28. Britt, Mel — She’ll Come Running Back (FIP) (£600 — official issue/£800 — demo)
29. Checkerboard Squares — Double Cookin’ (Villa) (£300)
30. Carstairs — It Really Hurts Me Girl (Red Coach)
31. Williams, Jerry — If You Ask Me (Calla)
32. Johnson, Lou — Unsatisfied (Big Top)
33. Barnes, JJ — Our Love is in the Pocket (Revilot)
34. Thomas, Don — Come on Train (NUVJ)
35. MVPs — Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up (Buddah)
36. Sheldon, Sandi — You’re Gonna Make Me Love You (Okeh)
37. Vel-vets — I Got to Find Me Somebody (20th Century)
38. Patti & the Emblems — I’m Gonna Love You a Long, Long Time (Kapp)
39. Little Anthony & the Imperials — Better Use Your Head (Veep)
40. Casualeers — Dance, Dance, Dance (Roulette)
41. Montgomery, Jack — Dearly Beloved (Scepter)
42. Hamilton, Roy — Crackin’ Up Over You (RCA Victor)
43. Clark, Connie — My Sugar Baby (Joker)
44. Voices of East Harlem — Cashing In (Just Sunshine)
45. Clark, Dee — That’s My Girl (Constellation)
46. Hutton, Bobby — Lend a Hand (ABC)
47. Andrews, Ruby — Just Loving You (Zodiac)
48. Vibrations — Cause You’re Mine (Okeh)
49. Covey, Julian — A Little Bit Hurt (Island)
50. Sharp, Dee Dee — What Kind of Lady (Gamble)
51. Patten, Alexander — A Lil’ Lovin’ Sometimes (Capitol)
52. Checker, Chubby — You Just Don’t Know (What You Do to Me) (Parkway) (£350)
53. Chance, Nolan — Just Like the Weather (Constellation)
54. Paris, Bobby — Night Owl (Cameo)
55. Burdick, Doni — Bari Track (Sound Impression)
56. Courtney, Dean — I’ll Always Need You (RCA Victor)
57. Clinton, Larry — She’s Wanted (Dynamo) (£1,500 — official issue/£1,000 — demo)
58. Ragland, Lou — I Travel Alone (Amy) (£300)
59. Chavez, Freddie — They’ll Never Know Why (Look) (£400 — official issue)
60. Seven Souls — I Still Love You (Okeh) (£300 — official issue)
61. Parrish, Dean — I’m On My Way (Laurie)
62. Contours — Baby Hit & Run (Tamla Motown)
63. Banks, Darrell — Open the Door to Your Heart (Revilot)
64. Spinners (Detroit) — I’ll Always Love You (Motown)
65. Lynn, Tami — I’m Gonna Run Away from You (Atco)
66. Lance, Major — You Don’t Want Me No More (Okeh)
67. Hebb, Bobby — Love, Love, Love (Philips)
68. Relf, Bob — Blowing My Mind to Pieces (Trans-American)
69. Drifters — You Got to Pay Your Dues (Atlantic)
70. Invitations — Skiing in the Snow (Dynovoice)
71. Poets — She Blew a Good Thing (Symbol)
72. Lovejoy, Joy — In Orbit (Chess)
73. Randell, Lynne — Stranger in My Arms (Epic)
74. Velvet Satins — Nothing Can Compare to You (General American)
75. Martin, Shane — I Need You (Epic)
76. Tams — Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me (ABC Paramount)
77. Pride, Lou — I’m Comun’ Home in the Mountain (Suemi) (£1,000)
78. Anka, Paul — I Can’t Help Lovin’ You (RCA Victor)
79. Four Perfections — I’m Not Strong Enough (Party Time)
80. Prophets/The Creation — I Got the Fever (Smash/Eric)
81. Coasters — Crazy Baby (Atco)
82. Cooper, Christine — Heartaches Away My Boy (Parkway)
83. Impressions — You’ve Been Cheatin’ (ABC Paramount)
84. Melvin, Harold & the Blue Notes — Get Out (Landa)
85. Dells — Run for Cover (Chess)
86. Fascinations — Girls are Out to Get You (Mayfield)
87. Foster, Eddie — I Never Knew (In)
88. Van Dykes — Save My Love for a Rainy Day (Mala)
89. Pointer Sisters — Send Him Back (Atlantic)
90. Yum Yums — Gonna Be a Big Thing (ABC Paramount) (£500)
91. Porter, Nolan — If I Could Only Be Sure (ABC)
92. Lands, Hoagy — Next Line (Laurie)
93. Hill, Lainie — Time Marches On (New Voice) (£300)
94. Paris, Bobby — I Walked Away (Capitol)
95. Turner, Spyder — I Can’t Make It Anymore (MGM)
96. Valli, Frankie — You’re Ready Now (Smash)
97. Wright, Earl — Thumb a Ride (Capitol)
98. Sapphires — Gotta Have Your Love (ABC Paramount)
99. Michael & Raymond — Man Without a Woman (RCA Victor) (£300 — demo)
100. Jackson, Millie — My Man is a Sweet Man (Spring)
101. Freeman, Bobby — I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Autumn)
102. Poppies — There’s a Pain in My Heart (Epic)
103. Edwards, Jackie — I Feel So Bad (Island)
104. San Remo Golden Strings — Festival Time (Ric-Tic/Gordy)
105. Spellbinders — Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again) (Columbia)
106. Jones, Gloria — Come Go With Me (Uptown)
107. 7th Avenue Aviators/Frankie Karl & the Chevrons — You Should O’ Held On (Congress/Philtown) (£400 — Philtown)
108. Knight, Marie — That’s No Way to Treat a Girl (Musicor)
109. Starr, Edwin — Agent Double O Soul (Ric-Tic)
110. Valentinos — Sweeter Than the Day Before (Chess)
111. Turner, Ike & Tina — Dust My Broom (Tangerine)
112. Barnes, JJ — Real Humdinger (Ric-Tic)
113. Ann, Beverly — You’ve Got Your Mind On Other Things (RCA Victor)
114. Charades — Key to My Happiness (MGM)
115. Woods, Billy — Let Me Make You Happy (Sussex) (£2,000)
116. Temple, Richard — That Beatin’ Rhythm (Mirwood)
117. Smith, Otis — Let Her Go (Perception)
118. Jon & the Wierdest — Can’t Get Over These Memories (Tie) (£1,000)
119. Mitchell, Willie — The Champion EP (Hi)
120. Superlatives — I Still Love You (Uptite)
121. Exciters — Reaching for the Best (20th Century)
122. Father’s Angels — Bok to Bach (MGM — UK)
123. Champion, Mickie — What Good Am I? (Musette)
124. Mills, Barbara — Queen of Fools (Hickory)
125. Love, Mary — You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet (Modern)
126. Professionals — That’s Why I Love You (Groove City) (£1,000)
127. Majestics — I Love Her So Much (It Hurts Me) (Linda)
128. Mitchell, Stanley — Get It Baby (Dynamo) (£400 — official issue/£300 — demo)
129. Chestnut, Morris — Too Darn Soulful (Amy) (£300 — official issue)
130. Foxx, Inez & Charlie — Tightrope (Dynamo)
131. Bragg, Johnny — They’re Talking About Me (Elbejay)
132. Frankie & the Classicals — What Shall I Do? (Calla)
133. King, Solomon/Levi Jackson — This Beautiful Day (Columbia)
134. Mistura, featuring Lloyd Michels — The Flasher (Fusion)
135. Reflections — Like Adam & Eve (Paramount)
136. Banks, Darrell — Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You (Revilot)
137. Laws, Eloise — Love Factory (Music Merchant)
138. Shakers — One Wonderful Moment (ABC)
139. Beavers, Jackie — I Need My Baby (Revilot) (£600)
140. Williams, Bernie — Ever Again (Bell) (£1,500)
141. De-Lites — Lover (Cuppy) (£700)
142. Apollas — Mr Creator (Warner Brothers)
143. Incredibles — There is Nothing Else to Say (Audio Arts)
144. Curtis, Lenny — Nothing Can Help You Now (End) (£450)
145. Chandler, Gene — There Was a Time (Brunswick)
146. Detroit Executives — Cool Off (Pameline)
147. James, Jimmy — A Man Like Me (Stateside)
148. Parrish, Dean — Determination (Boom)
149. Wilson, Al — Help Me (Wand)
150. Black’s Combo, Bill — Little Queenie (Hi)
151. David & the Giants — Superlove (Crazy Horse)
152. Caswell, Johnny — You Don’t Love Me Anymore (Decca)
153. St James, Holly — That’s Not Love (ABC Paramount) (£300)
154. Tempos — Countdown (Here I Come) (Canterbury)
155. Lewis, Ramsey — Wade in the Water (Chess)
156. Adam’s Apples — Don’t Take It Out on This World (Brunswick)
157. Purify, James & Bobby — Shake a Tail Feather (Bell)
158. Carlton, Little Carl — Competition Ain’t Nothin’ (Back Beat)
159. Dynamics — Yes I Love You Baby (Top Ten)
160. Hamilton, Edward & the Arabians — Baby Don’t You Weep (Mary Jane)
161. Harris, Major — Call Me Tomorrow (Okeh)
162. Browner, Duke — Crying Over You (Impact)
163. Fuller Brothers — Time’s a Wasting (Soul Clock)
164. Williams, Mel — Can It Be Me (Modern)
165. Stevens, April — Wanting You (MGM)
166. Mathis, Jodi — Don’t You Care Any More [sic] (Capitol)
167. Exciters — Blowing Up My Mind (RCA Victor)
168. Troy, Doris — I’ll Do Anything (Calla Issue)
169. Ingram, Luther — Exus Trek/If It’s All the Same to You (HIB)
170. Invitations — What’s Wrong with Me Baby (Dynovoice)
171. Wilson, Nancy — End of Our Love (Capitol)
172. Barnes, JJ — Please Let Me In (Ric-Tic)
173. Kendrick, Willie — Change Your Ways (RCA Victor) (£300 — official issue)
174. Austin, Patti — Take Away the Pain Stain (Coral)
175. Heywood, Leon — Baby Reconsider (Fat Fish)
176. Soul Twins — Quick Change Artist (Karen)
177. Porter, NF — Keep On Keeping On (Lizard)
178. David, Lee — Temptation is Calling My Name (Columbia)
179. Volcanos — (It’s Against) The Laws of Love (Arctic)
180. Mayfield, Curtis — Move On Up (Curtom)
181. Valli, Frankie & the Four Seasons — The Night (Mowest — UK)
182. Mahoney, Skip — Janice (Don’t Be So Blind to Love) (Salsoul)
183. Ward, Sam — Sister Lee (Groove City) (£350)
184. Freeman, Art — Slippin’ Around with You (Fame)
185. McNeir, Ronnie — Sitting in My Class/Isn’t She a Pretty Girl (Deto)
186. Tony & Tyrone — Please Operator (Atlantic)
187. Dacosta, Rita — Don’t Bring Me Down (Pandora/Mohawk) (£400 — Pandora)
188. Vibrating Vibrations — Surprise Party for Baby (Neptune)
189. Burns, Jimmy — I Really Love You (Erica) (£1,000)
190. Lee, Laura — To Win Your Heart (Ric-Tic)
191. Elbert, Donnie — A Little Piece of Leather (Gateway)
192. Van Dyke, Earl & the Motown Brass — Six by Six (Soul)
193. Russell, Saxie — Psychedelic Soul (Thomas)
194. Bernard, Kenny — What Love Brings (Pye)
195. Holloway, Brenda — Reconsider (Motown - White Label)
196. Thomas, Jimmy — The Beautiful Night (Parlophone) (£400 — official issue)
197. Gibson, Wayne — Under My Thumb (Columbia)
198. Anderson Brothers — I Can See Him Loving You (GSF)
199. Barnes, Towanda — You Don’t Mean It (A&M)
200. Cambridge, Dottie — Cry Your Eyes Out (MGM)
201. Manifesto — A Case of Tyme (Legend)
202. Carrow, George — Angel Baby (Don’t You Ever Leave Me) (Columbia)
203. Frankie & Johnny — I’ll Hold You (Decca)
204. Robinson, Shawn — My Dear Heart (Minit)
205. Dramatics — Inky Dinky Wang Dang Do (Wingate)
206. Clark, Alice — You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) (Warner Brothers)
207. Clark, Johnny ‘Soul’ — (Come On & Be My) Sweet Darlin’ (Soul Hawk)
208. Paul, John E — I Wanna Know (Decca)
209. Scott-Heron, Gil — The Bottle (Strata East)
210. Cooper, Eula — Let Our Love Grow Higher (Super Sound)
211. Contours — Just a Little Misunderstanding (Gordy)
212. Derek & Ray — Interplay (RCA Victor)
213. Demain, Arin — Silent Treatment (Blue Star) (£700)
214. Flamingos — Boogaloo Party (Philips)
215. Fletcher, Sam — I’d Think It Over (Tollie)
216. Shaw, Marlena — Let’s Wade in the Water (Chess)
217. Guess, Lenis — Just Ask Me (SPQR/LeGrand)
218. Roye, Lee — Tears (Nothing But Tears) (Decca)
219. Moore, Melba — Magic Touch (Kent Anniversary Special)
220. Little Richie — Just Another Heartache (Sound Stage 7) (£300)
221. Lumley, Rufus — I’m Standing (Holton)
222. Magnetics — Lady in Green (Bonnie) (£1,500)
223. Cashmeres — Show Stopper (Hem) (£1,000)
224. Milestones (Mylestones) — The Joker (Andre)
225. Mitchell, Prince Phillip — I’m So Happy (Atlantic)
226. Middleton, Tony — Paris Blues (Amy)
227. Mosley, Ernest — Stubborn Heart (La-Cindy) (£500 — official issue/£1,500 — demo)
228. Mr Flood’s Party — Compared to What (GM)
229. Mr Soul/Al Scott — What Happened to Yesterday? (Genuine) (£1,500)
230. Hesitations — I’m Not Built That Way (Kapp)
231. Prophet, Billy — What Can I Do? (Sue)
232. Roman, Little Joe — When You’re Lonesome (Come On Home) (Tuff) (£400)
233. Bounty, James — Prove Yourself a Lady (Compass)
234. Sayles, Johnny — I Can’t Get Enough (St Lawrence)
235. Sam & Kitty — I’ve Got Something Good (Four Brothers)
236. Sheen, Bobby — Something New to Do (Warner Brothers)
237. Spiral Starecase — More Today Than Yesterday (Columbia)
238. Soul Brothers Six — I’ll Be Loving You (Atlantic)
239. Originals — Suspicion/Baby Have Mercy on Me (Motown — acetate) (£1,000)
240. Fantastic Johnny C — Don’t Depend on Me (Phil-LA-of-Soul)
241. Flirtations — Stronger Than Her Love (Festival)
242. Natural Four — I Thought You Were Mine (ABC)
243. Fi-Dels — Try a Little Harder (Keymen)
244. Tex, Joe — Under Your Powerful Love (Dial)
245. Skullsnaps — I’m Your Pimp (GSF)
246. Vann, Ila — Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine (Roulette)
247. Douglas, Carl — Serving a Sentence of Life (United Artists)
248. Ward, Herb — Honest to Goodness (RCA)
249. Wyatt, Johnny — This Thing Called Love (Bronco)
250. Banks, Doug — I Just Kept on Dancing (Argo)
251. Sapphires — Slow Fizz (ABC)
252. Callier, Terry — Look at Me Now (Cadet)
253. Harper, Jeanette — Put Me in Your Pocket (20th Century)
254. Knight, Jason — Our Love is Getting Stronger (Pye)
255. Hestor, Tony — Down in the Dumps (Goldmine)
256. Davison, Alfie — Love is a Serious Business (Mercury)
257. Williams, Jeanette — All of a Sudden (Back Beat)
258. Armstead, Jo — I Feel an Urge Coming On (Giant)
259. Courcy, JoAnn — I Got the Power (Twirl) (£500)
260. Eddie & Ernie — I Can’t Do It (I Just Can’t Leave You) (Eastern)
261. Betty Boo — Say It Isn’t So (Grapevine)
262. Shelton, Roscoe — Running for My Life (Sound Stage 7)
263. Williams, Maurice — Being Without You (Deesu)
264. Wiggins, Spencer — Let’s Talk It Over (Soul Series)
265. Nomads — Somethin’s Bad (Mo-Groov) (£800)
266. Terrible Tom — We Were Made for Each Other (Maverick)
267. Carr, James — That’s What I Want to Know (Goldwax)
268. Garrett, Kelly — Love’s the Only Answer (Smash)
269. Parliaments — Don’t Be Sore at Me (Revilot)
270. Staton, Candi — Now You’ve Got the Upper Hand (Unity) (£350)
271. Edmund Jr, Lada — The Larue (Decca)
272. Lawson, Robbie — Burning Sensation (Kyser) (£1,000)
273. Collins & Collins — Top of the Stars (A&M)
274. Reparta & the Delrons — Panic (Mala)
275. Troy, Benny — I Wanna Give You Tomorrow (De-Lite)
276. Houston, Thelma — Baby Mine (Capitol)
277. Ryder, Mitch & the Detroit Wheels — Breakout (New Voice)
278. Shirelles — Last Minute Miracle (Scepter)
279. Porgy & the Monarchs — My Heart Cries for You (Musicor)
280. Daybreak — I Need Love (PAP)
281. Parker, Eddie — Love You Baby (Ashford)
282. Righteous Brothers Band — Rat Race (Verve)
283. Butlers with Frankie Beverly — Because of My Heart (Rouser) (£5,000)
284. Johnson, Herb & the Impacts — I’m So Glad (Toxsan) (£300)
285. Lee, Jackie — Darkest Days (ABC)
286. Shapiro, Helen — Stop & You’ll Always Be There (Columbia)
287. Shalimars — Stop & Take a Look at Yourself (Verve)
288. Lewis Miss LL, Louise— Oo Wee I’ll Let It Be You Babe (Skyway)
289. Younghearts — A Little Togetherness (Canterbury)
290. Karmen, Steve Band featuring Jimmy Radcliffe — Breakaway (United Artists)
291. Chandlers — Your Love Makes Me Lonely (Col-Soul) (£300)
292. Lollipops — Loving Good Feeling (Impact)
293. Lyndell, Linda — Bring Your Love Back To Me (Volt)
294. United Four — She’s Putting You On (Harthon)
295. Smith, Bobbie — Walk On Into My Heart (American Arts)
296. Bob & Earl Band — My Little Girl (instrumental) (Jay Boy)
297. August & Deneen — We Go Together (ABC)
298. Aiken, Ben — Satisfied (Loma)
299. Allen, Larry/L — Can’t We Talk It Over (Green Dolphin) (£300 — as Larry)
300. Montclairs — Hung Up On Your Love (Paula)
301. Traynor, Jay — Up & Over (ABC) (£300 — official issue)
302. Little Ann — What Should I Do (Kent)
303. Andrews, Lee & the Hearts — I’ve Had It (Crimson)
304. Jay & the Techniques — Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (Smash)
305. Lewis, Tamala — You Won’t Say Nothing (Marton) (£1,000)
306. Day, Muriel — Nine Times Out of Ten (Page One)
307. Adventurers — Easy Baby (Compass)
308. Gems — I’ll Be There (Riverside)
309. Heatherton, Joey — When You Called Me Baby (Decca)
310. Grant, Earl — Hide Nor Hair (Decca)
311. Kent, Al — You Got to Pay the Price (Ric-Tic)
312. Bishop, Eddie — Call Me (Paramount)
313. Jones, Johnny & the King Casuals — Purple Haze (Brunswick)
314. World Column — So Is the Sun (Tower)
315. Bryant, Lillie — Meet Me Halfway (Tay-Ster) (£500)
316. Servicemen — Need a Helping Hand (Wind-Hit) (£1,000)
317. Embers — Watch Out Girl (MGM)
318. Courtney, Dean — Love, You Just Can’t Walk Away (MGM)
319. Cooperettes — Shing a Ling (Brunswick)
320. Chandler, Gene — I Can Take Care of Myself (Constellation)
321. Hughes, Fred — Baby Boy (Brunswick)
322. Malibus — Gee Baby (I Love You) (Sure-Shot)
323. Jades — I’m Where It’s At (Nite Life) (£300)
324. Inspirations — No One Else Can Take Your Place (Breakthrough) (£4,000)
325. Ward, Clare — Right Direction (Verve)
326. Chapter Five — You Can’t Mean It (CBS)
327. Jones, E Rodney — R & B Time (Part 1) (Tuff/Karisma)
328. Moore, Johnny — Walk Like a Man (Date)
329. Sweet Things — I’m In a World of Trouble (Date)
330. Henry, Andrea — I Need You Like a Baby (MGM)
331. Artistics — I’m Gonna Miss You (Brunswick)
332. Ivorys — Please Stay (Despenza/Wand) (£600 — Wand)
333. Chaumonts — I Need Your Love (Caravelle)
334. Little Anthony & the Imperials — Gonna Fix You Good (Veep)
335. Ad-Libs — Nothing Worse Than Being Alone (Share)
336. Nero, Frances — Keep on Loving Me (Soul)
337. Del-Larks — Job Opening (Queen City) (£1,000 — official issue/£2,000 — demo)
338. Cook, Jerry — I Hurt On the Other Side (Capitol)
339. Jackson, Chuck — These Chains of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) (Wand)
340. Varner, Don — Tear Stained Face (Quinvy) (£700)
341. Valentines — Breakaway (Sound Stage 7)
342. Uggams, Leslie — Love is a Good Foundation (Sonday)
343. Triumphs — Walkin’ the Duck (Verve)
344. Kirby, George — What Can I Do (Cadet)
345. Flame N King & the Bold Ones — Ho Happy Day (NYCS)
346. Navarro, Tommy — I Cried My Life Away (Dejac)
347. Kelly, Paul — Chills & Fever (Lloyd)
348. Jones, Tamiko — I’m Spellbound (Golden World) (£400 — official issue)
349. Laskey, Emanuel — I’m a Peace Loving Man (Thelma)
350. Lewis, Barbara — I Remember the Feeling (Atlantic)
351. Jackson, Marke (Chris) — I’ll Never Forget You (Jamie)
352. Perry, Ann — That’s the Way He Is (Theoda)
353. Platters — Washed Ashore (On a Lonely Island in the Sea) (Musicor)
354. Instrumental (Ronnie & Robyn) — Sidra’s Theme (Sidra)
355. Newbeats — Run Baby Run (Hickory)
356. Smith, Kenny — Lord, What’s Happening to Your People (Goldspot/GAR)
357. Sons of Moses — Soul Symphony (Soft/Coral)
358. Little Hank — Mister Bang Bang Man (Sound Stage 7)
359. Youth Opportunity Programme/Jimmy Fraser — Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstones (Columbia) (£300 — Y.O.P/£300 — Jimmy Fraser: official issue)
360. Chandler, Gene & Barbara Acklin — From the Teacher to the Preacher (Brunswick)
361. Triumphs — I’m Coming to Your Rescue (Okeh)
362. Wagner, Danny & the Kindred Soul — I Lost a True Love (Imperial)
363. Collins, Will & Will Power — Is There Anything I Can Do? (Bareback)
364. Perry, Greg — It Takes Heart (Alfa)
365. Paris, Bobby — Per-son-ally (Tetragamatton)
366. Smith, Youngblood — You Can Split (Verve)
367. Raye, Jimmy — Philly Dog Around the World (KKC) (£300)
368. Pollard, Ray — The Drifter (United Artists)
369. Mitchell, Willie — That Driving Beat (Hi)
370. Colt, James — Black Power (Phoof)
371. Furys — I’m Satisfied with You (Keymen)
372. Garner, Reggie — Hot Line (Capitol)
373. Mitchell, Jock — Not a Chance in a Million (Impact)
374. Guyton, Howard — I Watched You Slowly Slip Away (Verve)
375. Jackson, Millie — A House for Sale (Spring — UK)
376. Total Eclipses — 6 O’Clock (from LP) (Imperial)
377. Holman, Eddie — Where I’m Not Wanted/Hurt (Goldmine)
378. Lee, Jackie — Do the Temptation Walk (Mirwood)
379. Lewis, Pat — No One to Love (Solid Hit) (£800)
380. Everett, Betty — Getting Mighty Crowded (Vee Jay)
381. Wynns, Sandy — A Touch of Venus (Champion/Doc)
382. Showmen — Our Love Will Grow (Swan)
383. High Keys — Living a Lie (Verve)
384. Velvet Hammer — Happy (Soozi)
385. David & the Giants — Ten Miles High (Crazy Horse)
386. Banks, Homer — Hooked by Love (Minit)
387. Hicks, Joe — Don’t It Make You Feel Funky (AGC)
388. Mamie Galore — It Ain’t Necessary (St Lawrence)
389. Walker, Junior & the All Stars — Tune Up (Soul)
390. Wynder K Frog — Green Door (Island)
391. Hatcher, Roger — Sweetest Girl in the World (Excello)
392. Chandler, Lorraine — I Can’t Change (RCA Victor)
393. Masqueraders — Do You Love Me Baby? (Wand)
394. Charmaines — Eternally (Date)
395. Baines, Vickie — Country Girl (Parkway) (£400 — official issue)
396. Goldsboro, Bobby — Too Many People (United Artists — UK)
397. Edwards, Lou — Talkin’ ‘Bout Poor Folks (Thinking ‘Bout My Folks) (Columbia)
398. O’Jays — I Dig Your Act (Bell)
399. Empires — You’re On Top Girl (Candi) (£1,200)
400. McDaniels, Gene — Walk With a Winner (Liberty)
401. People’s Choice — Savin’ My Lovin’ for You (Palmer) (£300)
402. Anthony, Sheila — Livin’ in Love (Buttercup)
403. Lane, Mickey Lee — Hey Sah-Lo-Ney (Swan)
404. Knight, Gladys & the Pips — Just Walk in My Shoes (Soul)
405. Thomas, Carla — I’ll Never Stop Loving You (Kent — UK)
406. Starr, Edwin — I Have Faith in You (Ric-Tic)
407. Baker, Butch — The Fat Man/Bat Man at the Go-Go (St Lawrence)
408. Hudson, Pookie — This Gets to Me (Jamie)
409. Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band — Condition Red (Jubilee)
410. Brown, Maxine — It’s Torture (Kent — UK)
411. Barnett, James — Keep On Talking (Fame)
412. Holiday, Jimmy & Clydie King — Ready Willing & Able (Minit)
413. Banks, Robert — A Mighty Good Way (Verve)
414. Ambers — Potion of Love (Smash)
415. Anderson, Carol — Sad Girl (Fee)
416. Mylestones — Sexy Lady (Hawk Sound)
417. Matthews, Joe — Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Kool Kat) (£350 — official/£400 — demo)
418. Toones, Gene — What More Do You Want (Simco) (£1,000 — official /£700 — demo)
419. Davis, Melvin — Find a Quiet Place (Wheel City) (£700)
420. Du-ettes — Every Beat of My Heart (Mar-V-Lus)
421. Kent, Al — Way You Been Acting Lately (Ric-Tic)
422. Imaginations — Strange Neighbourhood (Fraternity) (£400 — official issue)
423. Maestro, Johnny — I’m Stepping Out of the Picture (Scepter) (£600)
424. Nosmo King — Goodbye/The Javells - Goodbye Nothing to Say (Pye)
425. Supremes — He’s All I Got (Motown)
426. Dee, Kiki — On a Magic Carpet Ride (Fontana)
427. Jewell, Len — Bettin’ On Love (Fontana/Teri-De) (£1,000 — Teri-De)
428. Coulter, Phil — A Good Thing Going (Columbia)
429. Scott, Cindy — I Love You Baby (Veep)
430. Chandler, Gene — Mr Big Shot (Constellation)
431. Cairos — Stop Overlooking Me (Shrine) (£1,500)
432. Buster & Eddie — Can’t Be Still (Class)
433. Daye, Eddie & the Four Bars — Guess Who Loves You (Shrine) (£1,500)
434. Holloway, Patrice — Love & Desire (Capitol)
435. Curry, Clifford — I Can’t Get Hold of Myself (Elf)
436. Little Richard — I Don’t Want to Discuss It (Okeh)
437. Debonairs — Lovin’ You Takes all of My Time (Solid Hit) (£750)
438. Gaye, Marvin — Love Starved Heart (Tamla)
439. Reeves, Martha & the Vandellas — One Way Out (Gordy)
440. Coefield, Brice — Ain’t That Right (Omen)
441. Sheen, Bobby — Dr Love (Capitol)
442. Lewis, Gary & the Playboys — My Heart’s Symphony (Liberty)
443. Burning Bush — Keeps on Burning (Mercury)
444. Ascots — Another Day (Mir-A-Don)
445. Jackson, Chuck — Hand It Over (Wand)
446. Patterson, Bobby — My Baby’s Coming Back to Me (Jetstar)
447. Bits’N Pieces — Keep on Running Away (Nasco)
448. Holden, Ron — I’ll Forgive & Forget (Challenge)
449. Jones, Linda — I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) (Warner Brothers)
450. Jewels — We Got Togetherness (MGM)
451. Hutch, Willie — The Duck/Love Runs Out (Dunhill) (£300 — official issue)
452. Sexton, Ann — You’ve Been Gone Too Long (Impel/Seventy 7)
453. Weston, Kim — Helpless (Gordy)
454. Kline, Bobby — Say Something Nice to Me (MB) (£500)
455. Gardner, Don — Cheatin Kind (Sedgrick) (£3,000)
456. Collins, Roger — You Sexy Sugar Plum (Fantasy)
457. Commodores — The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Mowest)
458. Human Beinz — Nobody But Me (Capitol)
459. Mack, Jimmy — My World is on Fire (Palmer) (£500 — official issue/£400 — demo)
460. Velvelettes — These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Soul)
461. Checker, Chubby — At the Discotheque (Cameo)
462. Hampton, Johnny — Not My Girl (Dotty’s) (£800)
463. Houston, Larry — Let’s Spend Some Time Together (HFMP)
464. Isley Brothers — Tell Me It’s Just a Rumour (Tamla Motown)
465. Brown, Maxine — One in a Million (Wand)
466. Randolph, Barbara — I Got a Feeling (Soul)
467. Bell, Madelaine — Picture Me Gone (Mod)
468. Arnold, PP — Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Immediate)
469. Ellis, Shirley — Soul Time (Columbia)
470. Wylie, Richard ‘Popcorn’ — Rosemary What Happened (Karen)
471. Tex, Joe — Show Me (Dial)
472. Sigler, Bunny — Let the Good Times Roll & Feel So Good (Parkway)
473. Sherrys — Put Your Loving Arms Around Me (Hot)
474. Silhouettes — Not Me Baby (Goodway) (£400)
475. Marvellettes — I’ll Keep Holding On (Tamla)
476. Williams, Al — I Am Nothing (Palmer/La Beat) (£1,200 — Palmer/£900 — La Beat: official issue/£1,500 — La Beat: demo)
477. Lindsey, Thelma — Prepared to Love You (Magic City)
478. Basil, Toni — Breakaway (A&M)
479. Starr, Edwin — My Weakness is You (Gordy)
480. Velours — I’m Gonna Change (MGM)
481. Tymes — What Would I Do? (MGM)
482. Ames, Nancy — I Don’t Want to Talk About It (Epic)
483. Merrell, Ray — Tears of Joy (Jay Boy)
484. Middleton, Tony — To the Ends of the Earth (MGM)
485. Parker, Eddie — I’m Gone (Awake) (£1,000)
486. Metros — Since I Found My Baby (RCA Victor)
487. Swann, Bettye — Make Me Yours (Money)
488. Ward, Herb — Strange Change (Argo)
489. Nabay — Believe It or Not (Impact)
490. Tymes — Here She Comes (Parkway)
491. Bland, Bobby — Shoes (Duke)
492. Tipton, Lester — This Won’t Change (La Beat) (£1,500)
493. Steinways — My Heart’s Not in It Anymore/You’ve Been Leading Me On (Oliver)
494. Blackwell, Otis — Can’t Lose My Head (Smoke) (£300)
495. Spinners (Detroit) — Sweet Thing (Motown)
496. Fuzz, the — I’m So Glad (Roulette)
497. Knight, Gladys & the Pips — Too Late for You & Me (Motown — unissued)
498. Flower Shoppe — You’ve Come Along Way Baby (Spring)
499. Olympics — Baby Do the Philly Dog (Mirwood)
500. Santos, Larry — You Got Me Where You Want Me (Evolution)

 

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Just looking through the older Top 500 list and it includes tracks such as 'Strange Change' - Herd Ward as well as Thelma Lindsey and Lou Edwards, yet play any of these at your average Handbagger night and you'd have an empty floor and cries of 'Can't you play something we know?"... :g:

 3 great tracks there, classic oldies to the vast majority, completely new to the young generations grasping the nettle and in no mans land with the handbaggers, the vast majority of whom want the clubby tunes they grew up with,never allowed theirselves to be subjected to change or progress and generally...from my viewpoint ( and it's only my view ) are the types who have NEVER ventured out of their own back yard and experienced what other venues have to offer. i think that the top 500 book addresses several generations,selecting tunes that have been popular at one time or another but with one thing in common...they have not been forgotten, they are memorable and that even includes the dire...nobody danced to them all of the time, but they're in the book because they caused people to dance. of course there's no reason NOT to have another book..perhaps the top 500 discoveries of the last 3 decades ( since wigan )?

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The old one (if you can be arsed to read through)...

 

Northern Soul Top 500

 

I've got 54 of these on the labels listed (obviously the good 54), and 10 of them on different labels to those listed.(again the good 10).

ie:

49. Covey, Julian — A Little Bit Hurt (Island)- i've got this on phillips (demo)

73. Randell, Lynne — Stranger in My Arms (Epic)- got this on Aus issue

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5E3rsx_bI

 

 

Jon is really singing about my soul scene

Soul music dosent and never did need the top 500, or a price guide

soul music ....Its just too personal and special for rubbish like this

i wish the list and guides had never ever happened

I dont need a list to tell me what a great oldie sounds like,

A conversation with people who have good taste and what they are loving right now would be better for me.

respect for 40 years of digging for great music

I love established oldies but obviously new to me vintage records

 

dont kill it by making "the scene" a list of safe played out oldies and nothing more

its killing the established rare oldies too, the ones you should just hear now and again

i am bored shitless with this list

and some of my rarest records are on it

 

its gonna take time

we deserved better

 

throw away the top 500 and the price guides

it was a stupid idea

 it may work for mtv new releases, but it sucks for bringing obscure vintage 45s through

 

I predict a small scene of fans who will be underground just like the 80s / early 90s again soon

who will make the effort once again

respect for fun music and each other again

 

i believe what goes around comes around

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Yes, more than a handful of the records in that list are w*nk  :yes:

 

I think people are missing the concept of the book. It wasn't supposed to be the best 500 records of all time, it was meant to be the most consistently popular over the years, which is why Eddie Parker is deservedly low in comparison with say Dobie Gray.

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I think people are missing the concept of the book. It wasn't supposed to be the best 500 records of all time, it was meant to be the most consistently popular over the years, which is why Eddie Parker is deservedly low in comparison with say Dobie Gray.

 

 

It ain't far off base either Pete!x I had 4 tapes with around 100 tunes on made in around '77...and they are all featured in the list above!!x

 

Number 76 is interestiing tho'! I always thought The Tams 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me' was an underground tune in the 60's and became 'pop' in the 70's?? In 1977...my mate Wayne put both sides on me tape.....and to be honest....i'd considered the B side 'Northern' and the Hey Girl the handbag side...!x  played the B in the 90's too and not many knew it even then!!x Tune methinks...and makes me top 501!!!x

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXiG1D62k6k

 

 

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EDIT...erm...502......! Mentioned this a week or so ago...and I ain't got through the first 100 tunes yet.......I better stop....hehe!!x

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67. Hebb, Bobby — Love, Love, Love (Philips)

 

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I think people are missing the concept of the book. It wasn't supposed to be the best 500 records of all time, it was meant to be the most consistently popular over the years, which is why Eddie Parker is deservedly low in comparison with say Dobie Gray.

 

And of course, Pete, only in the opinion of the author.

 

Which doesn't make it any less valid.

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Had a good look through the NS Top 500 & think it's time for a review, lot's of tracks on there never heard nowadays ( Sliced Tomatoes ) etc. & stranglely Jackie Wilson doesn't feature at all :ohmy: .

 

Who was responsible for the Top 500  ?

 

How can we start a campaign for an updated version I.E NS Top 500 V.2. ( Surely it's not set in stone for ever ).

 

Top500

John

I belong to an internet soul forum (KTF) & one of the lads ran an alternative top 200,it was complied over quite a few weeks & members voted on each record & he worked out there positions.It's not a massive forum so it's only a small section of soulies so wouldn't dream of calling it a definitive list but it certainly made for interesting reading & not many of the so called top 500 made it to the list.I was over joyed at the number 1........Walter Jackson-It's An Uphill Climb To The Bottom OKeh............proper record.

Cheers

Martyn

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Though I was pretty heavily involved in the first couple of editions (as designer and contributing writer, with Pete providing a most of the old memberships etc), I always had issue with the definition of 'top 500' - to go purely on popularity across the WHOLE scene simply reintroduces the lowest common denominator factor of the pop charts. Where do you draw the line of 'northern soul scene'? If you include EVERY soul night in the country then you could justifiably start to expect to see something like The Four Tops' 'I'll Be There' because it would get heavily played at a low brow Motown do, though most wouldn't consider it 'Northern'.

 

Next comes the consideration of time frame - something like Astral Trip could justifiably claim a place for having been extremely big during the early-mid 80s - but someone who joined the scene post about 1988 wouldn't have a clue what it was and would be amazed it was popular.

 

Like many I think there is a whole slew of tracks that should've made it in, though at the time the book was groundbreaking (and is still probably by far the biggest selling book on the subject), being the first by a proper 'insider' to the scene and Kev deserves plaudits for taking on the task.

 

Dx

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IMO this list demonstrates a selection primarily from a short period of the scenes timeline. Therefore of no relevance to me whatsoever,

Good guideline for the nostalgia scene though.

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I don't know anyone who was questioned for asked for any input to compile the top 500? 

 

Is something like The Commodore more popular on this scene than all those below it? I don't think so personally.  I can't remember the last time I heard it out and hope I never do.

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I can even disagree with myself on these lists. Recall contributing to a list on here a while ago, was it Your own Top 20 or somehting like that? I compiled a list and a few days later I'd completely changed my mind. I still put on an old tape or CD and think "Oh this would definitely be in my top 20". My Top 20 consists of around 200 records. However, that doesn't stop me criticising others and this list doesn't sit well with me, but as Pete S points out, I would be questioning myself if it did.

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Had a good look through the NS Top 500 & think it's time for a review, lot's of tracks on there never heard nowadays ( Sliced Tomatoes ) etc. & stranglely Jackie Wilson doesn't feature at all :ohmy: .

 

Who was responsible for the Top 500  ?

 

How can we start a campaign for an updated version I.E NS Top 500 V.2. ( Surely it's not set in stone for ever ).

 

Top500

 

 

Richard Chorley tried to put together an updated version a couple of years on here. I think it ended up with the same 500 records on though. :lol:

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Told myself I wouldn't do this, and i really am busy at work but . . . . .

Is The Group Cecil Washington in there? Had a scan through driven by critical curiosity and didn't spot it. Obviously not in the same league as Exciteres Beaching for the Best, but surely could have snook in the lower order with Eddie Parker?

 

SteveL - we need an oldies contest with this list in mind!!!

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Told myself I wouldn't do this, and i really am busy at work but . . . . .

Is The Group Cecil Washington in there? Had a scan through driven by critical curiosity and didn't spot it. Obviously not in the same league as Exciteres Beaching for the Best, but surely could have snook in the lower order with Eddie Parker?

 

SteveL - we need an oldies contest with this list in mind!!!

No Cecil Washington, not in there, and as i said at the start no Jackie Wilson, & also Bunny Sigler " Girl don't make me wait " however "Let the good times roll "is.  Beginning now to feel that the Top500 is more of a Quirky referrence tool rather than anything of real value to the scene.  It's a bit like the 10 commandments written in stone never to be revised.........Quaint, but irrelevant. 

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No Cecil Washington, not in there, and as i said at the start no Jackie Wilson, & also Bunny Sigler " Girl don't make me wait " however "Let the good times roll "is.  Beginning now to feel that the Top500 is more of a Quirky referrence tool rather than anything of real value to the scene.  It's a bit like the 10 commandments written in stone never to be revised.........Quaint, but irrelevant. 

 

 

I rarely hear Let The Good Times Roll when at that kinda night but you do hear Girl Don't Make Me Wait.  Same for the invitations, I would have thought most of those below it are more popular and played more than Skiing In The Snow?

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The topic title is Northern Soul Top 500 time for a review, I think the first book raised enough debate in the past and another would only do the same, time it was put to bed I think .

I know my top Northern records thats enough for me.

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Had a good look through the NS Top 500 & think it's time for a review, lot's of tracks on there never heard nowadays ( Sliced Tomatoes ) etc. 

 

...and it has to incorporate the old adage that music is a preference John.....aaaaand invokes memories!x I went to me first gig after 13 years t'other week....an established 6th Anniversary doo....and heard Sliced Tomatoes.....and the floor rammed....!!!! Yep....'surprised' I was too....but....it brought back many memories for me whilst watching the dancers 'ave a go!!x It was a party...and it is party music....and yup....the 'majority' of 100 soulies in the room at the time had no problem hearing/dancing to it I witnessed....therefore....it would make their 500.....I assess!!!x It would make mine....but waaaaaaaay down the list....for nostalgic reasons!x

 

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20. Taylor, R. Dean — There’s a Ghost in My House 

...another B...504........and....TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNE still.....I reckon!!!x

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTEr27s_wr0

 

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I've got an idea for a Christmas game, NS Top 500 bingo.

Sat around tables at a soul night / nighter, only allowed to bring a 100 count box, have to place your (OVO) offering on the table to match the numbers being called (or played for that matter).

May need a little more work but if you're reading Kev R it's my idea!

Whilst I'm at it can I claim NS Monopoly, collecting nighters around the board (100 Club = Mayfair, discuss yourself what's Old Kent Road), collecting a set to play with attendance fees according for landing on it. If only I could find an NS Tat stall at a weekender to sell this stuff!

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I think people are missing the concept of the book. It wasn't supposed to be the best 500 records of all time, it was meant to be the most consistently popular over the years, which is why Eddie Parker is deservedly low in comparison with say Dobie Gray.

But it would seem many of these are popular from say 72 to 78 and then again whenever the returnees came back. Can't remember many of these being consistently popular at most of the nighters I went to in the 80s / early 90s. I certainly can't remember anyone playing Dobie Gray back then, it was considered dead by most people I know.

I suppose you had to going to nighters then to see what was popular during that period, that's where this supposedly top 500 has a massive gap and suggests a lack of experience of almost a couple of decades to me.

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I've got an idea for a Christmas game, NS Top 500 bingo.

Sat around tables at a soul night / nighter, only allowed to bring a 100 count box, have to place your (OVO) offering on the table to match the numbers being called (or played for that matter).

May need a little more work but if you're reading Kev R it's my idea!

Whilst I'm at it can I claim NS Monopoly, collecting nighters around the board (100 Club = Mayfair, discuss yourself what's Old Kent Road), collecting a set to play with attendance fees according for landing on it. If only I could find an NS Tat stall at a weekender to sell this stuff!

 

 

NO!

 

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But it would seem many of these are popular from say 72 to 78 and then again whenever the returnees came back. Can't remember many of these being consistently popular at most of the nighters I went to in the 80s / early 90s. I certainly can't remember anyone playing Dobie Gray back then, it was considered dead by most people I know.

I suppose you had to going to nighters then to see what was popular during that period, that's where this supposedly top 500 has a massive gap and suggests a lack of experience of almost a couple of decades to me.

 

As I said, it's all time which spans 50 years, and in that 50 years Dobie Gray has always been and will always be more popular than Eddie Parker, it doesn't just get points from nighter plays, but from soul nights, youth clubs, pub do's, radio play, anything to suggest popularity.

If you take most of these records at face value and not by how many times you've ever heard them or if you're bored of them, this is some of the greatest music ever created on this planet, at least 200 of those are well worthy in their place of the best Northern 45's of all time.

Plus - Kev Roberts stuck his head on the block here and published a list based on his experiences.  How many of you lot have done it?  (Not aimed at you Byrney).

I've done it - I did a Top 100 and broadcast it.

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64. Spinners (Detroit) — I’ll Always Love You (Motown)

Not the (Warrington) Spinners then?  :g:  :P 

 

Not such a daft question as they were forced to put Detroit in front of their name because of the Liverpool Spinners!

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As I said, it's all time which spans 50 years, and in that 50 years Dobie Gray has always been and will always be more popular than Eddie Parker, it doesn't just get points from nighter plays, but from soul nights, youth clubs, pub do's, radio play, anything to suggest popularity.

If you take most of these records at face value and not by how many times you've ever heard them or if you're bored of them, this is some of the greatest music ever created on this planet, at least 200 of those are well worthy in their place of the best Northern 45's of all time.

Plus - Kev Roberts stuck his head on the block here and published a list based on his experiences. How many of you lot have done it? (Not aimed at you Byrney).

I've done it - I did a Top 100 and broadcast it.

Appreciate not aimed at me Pete, but surely Kev put his head on the block to sell a product for profit. Nowt wrong with that but I don't see that as something those of us who haven't done similar should feel inferior about or should hesitate to question, just because we don't have the same drive to use our experience of the scene to derive an income.

Whereas you did your podcast out of altruistic motives, fair play.

Always difficult this top 500 lark without seeing the methodology behind it.

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Appreciate not aimed at me Pete, but surely Kev put his head on the block to sell a product for profit. Nowt wrong with that but I don't see that as something we how haven't done similar should feel inferior about or should hesitate to question it just because we don't have the same drive to use our experience of the scene to derive an income.

Whereas you did your podcast out of altruistic motives, fair play.

Always difficult this top 500 lark without seeing the methodology behind it.

 

I did it cos I thought it might make an interesting series of podcasts and get a bit of banter going  :thumbsup:

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Just remembered, I did mine using only records I'd actually got at the time, whether on original or pressing, no cd tracks, no tapes, just vinyl, so there were probably a load I'd have liked to use but couldn't for that reason.

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