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Shout it out loud... "I'M SOULFULL AND PROUD" ..where is your Soul.....where is your heaven.....Mine is strolling through the 5 rooms at the Southport Weekender (when it was still at Southport) and hitting every room when its was peaking, just magic..also the Leeds Central Soul Club (now the Hi-Fi Club) carefully walking down the stairs in the darkness,stepping into the club and then being smashed by a soulbeat wall of sound, its small its compact its great,,,,, HELL ( I mean HEAVEN)  they could be playing jingles from an ice cream van and you would still have a good time.....Did you pray today and thank the lord above... where is your SOUL HEAVEN OF GOOD TIMES... ps solar radio ain't half bad either.

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My little piece of heaven was walking into my first ever Notts Palais all-dayer, wide eyed, heart pounding and seeing for the first time a proper soul venue - a heaving dance floor giving it some to Quick Change Artist. Deafening, sweltering and effing brilliant! A defining moment in my life - no going back.

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The Bali Hai was fab!

 

  Dunlop green flash and cricket whites,  George Benson , Brass Construction and Herbie Hancock. A bite to eat in the adjoining restaurant to boot. 

 

  GREAT ! 

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Winter and Summer 1970.First the Twisted Wheel,watching Junior Walker in a  bright orange,polyester suit ,from about 6ft.away,steam through a brilliant set.Then in August of that year spending a week in Rhyl (strange as that may now seem) going to the Palace,afternoon and evening,dancing to the tunes of the day. Whilst this may not seem to be particularly exciting written down here,the best word I can use to describe it is 'euphoric'.

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Back in the Day my first visit to the Mecca :yes:

 

Now it has to be Heaven in the Afternoon @ the Grand fantastic venue and superb people :thumbsup:

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Winter and Summer 1970.First the Twisted Wheel,watching Junior Walker in a  bright orange,polyester suit ,from about 6ft.away,steam through a brilliant set.Then in August of that year spending a week in Rhyl (strange as that may now seem) going to the Palace,afternoon and evening,dancing to the tunes of the day. Whilst this may not seem to be particularly exciting written down here,the best word I can use to describe it is 'euphoric'.

 

I know it was the 70's, but didn't you feel a little bit self conscious dressed in a bright orange polyester suit.

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I know it was the 70's, but didn't you feel a little bit self conscious dressed in a bright orange polyester suit.

Not at all.Junior and I were both renowned for our sartorial elegance.

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My little piece of heaven was walking into my first ever Notts Palais all-dayer, wide eyed, heart pounding and seeing for the first time a proper soul venue - a heaving dance floor giving it some to Quick Change Artist. Deafening, sweltering and effing brilliant! A defining moment in my life - no going back.

SoulStu, That happened to me that way to me too, I'm with you all the way, definately no going back, always going forward, keep on.

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Soul heaven ?

 

Al Wilson - Show and tell

IanP, what a great tune that is, I'm sure I have the album somewhwere, a track on it "Going Through the Motions" just superb as well. keep on.

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The Bali Hai was fab!

 

  Dunlop green flash and cricket whites,  George Benson , Brass Construction and Herbie Hancock. A bite to eat in the adjoining restaurant to boot. 

 

  GREAT ! 

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IanP. I don't think I know the Bali Hai, tell me more I'm Interested, love the thought of the Dunlops and cricket whites sounds like one hell of a time, Can't fault the George,Brass and Herbie sounds, its seems the Bali Hai was jazzy n funky, keep on.

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Please! no more you tube clips, P-L-E-A-S-E !  :sleep3:  :wicked:

 

Do you even know whose vocals are on that? You are really quite funny, in a strange sort of way. 

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Notts palais alldayer again but downstairs in Bali Hi (ajazz-funkin)

Coalville Tiffs (My first allnighter) 

Bretby modern room, Albrighton MR, Winsford MR,

But for me it has to be the Bali Hi (ajazz-funkin) (Oh to be 16 again and know what I know now)

 

 

Oh and welcome to the site, Great intro by the way.

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Incognito, I like your name and I love the group the Bali Hai sounds like a venue I should have been to but it seems sadly I missed out, here in Leeds, we had Belinda's for the jazz funk, Was the Nottingham Palais one of the first venues to host the first of the House Music reviews, I was at the Roof Top Gardens in Wakefield, Larry Heard, Marshall Jefferson, Sweet D, Adonis wer performing for the first time in the UK, what a night that was, I did hear that the same people performed in Nottingham but I'm stiil not sure where, Keep On.

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Pete S, no-one can argue with someones personal taste in music and I'm not going to argue either, let me know what tunes and venues are your Soul Heaven,enjoy the good times, Keep On.

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Winter and Summer 1970.First the Twisted Wheel,watching Junior Walker in a  bright orange,polyester suit ,from about 6ft.away,steam through a brilliant set.Then in August of that year spending a week in Rhyl (strange as that may now seem) going to the Palace,afternoon and evening,dancing to the tunes of the day. Whilst this may not seem to be particularly exciting written down here,the best word I can use to describe it is 'euphoric'.

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Crogger, nice one, you have been living your Soul Heaven a good three or four years before me congratulations and you don't look as though your stopping yet, The Twisted Wheel sounds a lengend of a place I would have liked to have experience the venue for myself, I can only go by what people have told me and I would love to hear some first hand experiences of the Twisted Wheel, the music, the place itself, the people, what went on, keep the stories coming and keep the place alive, Just a thought The Torch was a legend but I don't seem to hear much of this venue these days if anyone including yourself has any stories let me know about them, I always enjoy a good tale about a good time, Keep On.

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Do you even know whose vocals are on that? You are really quite funny, in a strange sort of way. 

 

I wasn't talking about any record in particular. I am just sick of people who feel the need to post endless you tube clips. 

 

Why do people with terrible taste insist on inflicting it on everyone else. It's the same on Facebook, every bloody post has a you tube clip.

 

You are strange and not funny at all.

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Thank you Soulcool, I don't have to explain my Soul Heaven thanks to your post :-). I like to refer to the 'Leeds Central' as 'Heaven Underground' and your comments have made me a very proud man.

 

Although I must say that first time I went to the 'Torch' it was blown away time, when the doors opened to go in and the heat, music and atmosphere combined to send a ball of pleasure big enough to knock you for six, Ah!! the memories!

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I wasn't talking about any record in particular. I am just sick of people who feel the need to post endless you tube clips. 

 

Why do people with terrible taste insist on inflicting it on everyone else. It's the same on Facebook, every bloody post has a you tube clip.

 

You are strange and not funny at all.

 

And you actually see yourself as the arbiter of good taste do you? And you call me strange.

 

Your 30 seconds of fame and your 2.5 fans have warped your sense of reality.

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stafford top of the world,circa 1984,my personal soul heaven,after travelling all around the country every weekend (leicester,nottingham,hinckley,morecombe etc ) and listening every week to classics,rare stuff,modern etc,and enjoying it every weekend,then came the moment that changed my soul life with a huge bang,entering top of the world as a quiet,shy 17 year old expecting more of the same when sounds came out of those speakers that i never heard before ! james dochery,guitar ray,johnny gilliam,tommy navaro,sam dees,jimmy seals,the trends,bill lucas etc and a thousand more sounds that changed me completely,it was special,it was different,there werent many of us but we all got it,it was a breath of fresh air to me,clyde mcphatter-two lonely people,faye crawford-what have i done wrong,it was very underground and almost unique (to me),it was my soul heaven

jason

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And you actually see yourself as the arbiter of good taste do you? And you call me strange.

 

Your 30 seconds of fame and your 2.5 fans have warped your sense of reality.

 

I could say the same of you Jock. You have belittled so many people on here with your superior attitude, and put quite a few people I know off posting.

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Dundee Soul Club 6th anniversary DJs Keith Money Fraser Dunn Alan Patterson plus residents John Mac and Alan Malcolm. That night was just magical, not been to a night before or after that matched it. The memory that sticks with me to this day is standing in the cramped dance floor (Satchmos is a small venue) Keith Money had just played the last tune of the night and everyone was just standing there literally in a daze I remember me and my mates saying what just happened it was surreal. I knew it was going to be a good night when I arrived about 10 mins before kick off and John Mac was playing some superb deep soul :)

 

Play list from the night 

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I know it was the 70's, but didn't you feel a little bit self conscious dressed in a bright orange polyester suit.

I can confirm he had the very same Suit on last Saturday night and is very well known for his taste in Fashion  :lol:

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Clifton Hall and Cleethorpes.

 

Managed a few Wigan niters around 81 and Leics Odd Fellows was good - but the above two were my best times on the scene.

 

Peter

 

:thumbsup:

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Louis, Do you mean the Wilton Ballroom at Glasshoughton I'm with you all the if thats the venue you mean, Sheridans I only know that as drink if thats the drink you mean I'm with you all the way again, if I'm mistaken let me know, thanks. Keep On.

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footstomper, yeah the Blackpool Mecca its a legend, I missed the early days and a lot of the later days, the tunes they played are just as good today, awesome, Keep On.

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smudger, just played your sound file, I mean can anyone say it better than you, the message is definately in the music, sorted, a tune for the morning, noon or night, Keep On.

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mickeyjay33, I'm with you on the pirate radio trip, what about Radio Caroline, and was there a Radio North Sea or was that just a shell in my ear, Keep On.

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Thank you Soulcool, I don't have to explain my Soul Heaven thanks to your post :-). I like to refer to the 'Leeds Central' as 'Heaven Underground' and your comments have made me a very proud man.

 

Although I must say that first time I went to the 'Torch' it was blown away time, when the doors opened to go in and the heat, music and atmosphere combined to send a ball of pleasure big enough to knock you for six, Ah!! the memories!

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Northern Soul UK, no worries mate, what a venue, I remember the good 'ol days, gents only had one lav n hand wash basin, the bar was 5 x 2 feet, the transformation to date is impressive, lets not forget the glitter ball, be proud keep up the good work and the good times, Keep On.

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stafford top of the world,circa 1984,my personal soul heaven,after travelling all around the country every weekend (leicester,nottingham,hinckley,morecombe etc ) and listening every week to classics,rare stuff,modern etc,and enjoying it every weekend,then came the moment that changed my soul life with a huge bang,entering top of the world as a quiet,shy 17 year old expecting more of the same when sounds came out of those speakers that i never heard before ! james dochery,guitar ray,johnny gilliam,tommy navaro,sam dees,jimmy seals,the trends,bill lucas etc and a thousand more sounds that changed me completely,it was special,it was different,there werent many of us but we all got it,it was a breath of fresh air to me,clyde mcphatter-two lonely people,faye crawford-what have i done wrong,it was very underground and almost unique (to me),it was my soul heaven

jason

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arnie j, a lot of people told me how good Stafford was I never managed to get there I missed out on the quality music that people went there were raving about, I'm glad you were there to experience the venue for youself, nice one, Keep On.

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Dundee Soul Club 6th anniversary DJs Keith Money Fraser Dunn Alan Patterson plus residents John Mac and Alan Malcolm. That night was just magical, not been to a night before or after that matched it. The memory that sticks with me to this day is standing in the cramped dance floor (Satchmos is a small venue) Keith Money had just played the last tune of the night and everyone was just standing there literally in a daze I remember me and my mates saying what just happened it was surreal. I knew it was going to be a good night when I arrived about 10 mins before kick off and John Mac was playing some superb deep soul :)

 

Play list from the night 

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fifesoul, I've just read the play list's and seen the comments other people have made about this venue, you've got your soul heaven alright, so many positive comments it really must have been great to be there, nice one, Keep On.

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