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Sugar Pie Guy - The Jones

I Can Understand It - Bobby Womack

just 2 of the top of my head, but still love hearing them

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Loads and loads...off the top of my head

al green - lets stay together

holland & dozier - why can't we be lovers

patrice rushen - forget me nots

the whispers - and the beat goes on

chairmen of the board - give me just a little more time

ann peebles - i can't stand the rain

new york city - i'm doing fine now

detroit emeralds - feel the need in me

blimey there must be millions

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Sugar Pie Guy - The Jones

I Can Understand It - Bobby Womack

just 2 of the top of my head, but still love hearing them

Hows about Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis - "Keep on doing what your doing if you wanna get next to me" ?

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Loads and loads...off the top of my head

al green - lets stay together

holland & dozier - why can't we be lovers

patrice rushen - forget me nots

the whispers - and the beat goes on

chairmen of the board - give me just a little more time

ann peebles - i can't stand the rain

new york city - i'm doing fine now

detroit emeralds - feel the need in me

blimey there must be millions

and don't they still sound great today, which reminds me why did'nt I mention Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On, still gives me goose bumps when I hear it :thumbsup:

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Loads and loads...off the top of my head

al green - lets stay together

holland & dozier - why can't we be lovers

patrice rushen - forget me nots

the whispers - and the beat goes on

chairmen of the board - give me just a little more time

ann peebles - i can't stand the rain

new york city - i'm doing fine now

detroit emeralds - feel the need in me

blimey there must be millions

Is this the thin end of the wedge?

Some great selections there Petey

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Hows about Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis - "Keep on doing what your doing if you wanna get next to me" ?

Did this make the charts? what a great record, I have it somewhere.

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I still get a kick out of

Hang On In There Baby

Band Of Gold

When Will I See You Again

Breakin' Down the Walls Of Heartache

I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)

Tired Of Being Alone

You See The Trouble With Me

Love Train

Just about all of the Drifters' Bell singles

You To Me Are Everything

Here I Go Again

Back Stabbers

You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Behind A Painted Smile

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Floy Joy

and perhaps most of all -

THE JAVELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

...as Pete says, there must be millions of other great records that chart success has not diluted the impact of....

TONE :thumbsup:

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Did this make the charts? what a great record, I have it somewhere.

It most certainly did, a regular play on Radio One at the time as well

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Is this the thin end of the wedge?

Some great selections there Petey

I know what you mean, but I bought all those when they were released, I used to be stacks of 'soul' records before I knew about N.S. If you remember the charts at that time, a good 20% was soul music so we were a bit spoilt for choice back in 70-74 time.

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al green - lets stay together

holland & dozier - why can't we be lovers

DEFO I AGREE! :thumbsup:

Back Stabbers

(love this and Angie Stone Version) :yes:

Also agree with Pete - loads at there. :thumbsup:

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Car Wash and Down in the Tube Station at Midnight. (OK The jam baint soul but its class

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I still get a kick out of

Hang On In There Baby

Band Of Gold

When Will I See You Again

Breakin' Down the Walls Of Heartache

I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)

Tired Of Being Alone

You See The Trouble With Me

Love Train

Just about all of the Drifters' Bell singles

You To Me Are Everything

Here I Go Again

Back Stabbers

You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Behind A Painted Smile

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Floy Joy

and perhaps most of all -

THE JAVELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

...as Pete says, there must be millions of other great records that chart success has not diluted the impact of....

TONE :thumbsup:

And the Radio station that's playing them all 24/7?

VIP Radio 'Where Good Times Last Forever' Sky Channel 0196 www.vipradio.net

Now let me find The Carpenters for Pete, Donnie Elbert for Rouncey ....any requests?

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Sugar Pie Guy - The Jones

I Can Understand It - Bobby Womack

just 2 of the top of my head, but still love hearing them

Anything and everything on PIR : up:

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And the Radio station that's playing them all 24/7?

VIP Radio 'Where Good Times Last Forever' Sky Channel 0196 www.vipradio.net

Now let me find The Carpenters for Pete, Donnie Elbert for Rouncey ....any requests?

Despite this making me a bigger laughing stock than I already am, the Carpenters Gold cd is on in my car at the moment...though it was requested by my missus ("anything but talk sport or f*cking reggae")

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How about this one, a real forgotten gem which just about touched the charts (I sound like Mike Smash)

Ronnie Dyson - When you get right down to it

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Was the Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles a chart hit? I'm too young to know!

and what about Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman. Ain't Nobody's on the radio as I type - and it sounds pretty good

Oh Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt and finally Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close (90's though)

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I know what you mean, but I bought all those when they were released, I used to be stacks of 'soul' records before I knew about N.S. If you remember the charts at that time, a good 20% was soul music so we were a bit spoilt for choice back in 70-74 time.

It was a great period, like you say spoilt for choice.

One i was listening to the other day that sounded great again (Maybe not to you Pete but who knows) from slightly later on in the period Mystic Merlin - I Just Can't Give You Up

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It was a great period, like you say spoilt for choice.

One i was listening to the other day that sounded great again (Maybe not to you Pete but who knows) from slightly later on in the period Mystic Merlin - I Just Can't Give You Up

I remember that but only the hookline...whats that, 79, 80?

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My personal chart faves from the 70s are:

Feel The Need In Me - Detroit Emeralds

Queen Of Clubs - KC & The Sunshine Band

Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor

Summer Breeze - Isley Brothers

Remember Me - Diana Ross

The Love You Save - Jackson Five

Who's Gonna Love Me - The Imperials

Got A Feeling - Patrick Juvet

I remember that but only the hookline...whats that, 79, 80?

Was a chart hit in 1980 Pete.

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Not "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez?? :thumbsup:

Definitely not Pete! Doesn't go with the handlebar tache, shaven head and singlet top! :thumbsup:

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Sister Sledge - Thinking of You

Phew. Just beautiful. :thumbsup:

I agree, I was dancing to this at Michele and Jack's wedding reception in Greenwich couple of years ago.

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I agree, I was dancing to this at Michele and Jack's wedding reception in Greenwich couple of years ago.

That would have been almost exactly two years ago to the date Karen! I remember bumping in to you on the train when you were travelling there. Elaine and I were invited, but couldn't make it due to friends from Scotland staying over with us.

Two years? It's gone really quickly!

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Was the Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles a chart hit? I'm too young to know!

and what about Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman. Ain't Nobody's on the radio as I type - and it sounds pretty good

Oh Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt and finally Rosie Gaines - Closer Than Close (90's though)

Nights Over Egypt - didnt get the justice it deserved at the time

Closer Than Close - thought that was great too.

I also loved I believe in miracles - wouldnt mind a few of them myself!

That would have been almost exactly two years ago to the date Karen! I remember bumping in to you on the train when you were travelling there. Elaine and I were invited, but couldn't make it due to friends from Scotland staying over with us.

Two years? It's gone really quickly!

God really! Yes it was good seeing you both. x

also agree with you on your choices too!

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Sister Sledge - Thinking of You

Phew. Just beautiful. :thumbsup:

Absolutely. I remember the shock horror exclamations when I announced this as one of my all time favourite records a year or two ago. Did you hear Paul Weller massacre it last year?

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God really! Yes it was good seeing you both. x

also agree with you on your choices too!

It was good to see you too! Hope to catch up again soon Karen xxxx

PS - Glad you like my choices!

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Darlin darlin baby and Never too much :thumbsup:

:thumbsup::yes:

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Step By Step- Joe Simon

Breakin down the walls of heartache - Johnny Johnson

Cant get enough of your love - Barry white

You want it you got it- Detroit emeralds

Love train / I love music- O Jays

The greatest ever chart record - Ball of confusion - Temptations

and millions of others but these remind me of the youth club

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& of course the brilliant "Walk Away From Love" - David Ruffin

You should listen to SmoothFM 1022 they play this and lot of others mentioned on here!

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Three that spring to mind

Have you seen her - Chilites

Loving you - Minnie Ripperton

Lonely girl - Chilites (again) Breaks my heart everytime I hear it

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Mark my words. If some enterprising DJ has the balls to play Mr Magic Man by Wilson Pickett, I guarantee it will become a major floor filler.

This is me who said Brazil would score 4 against Japan, and that Italy would beat Germany 2-0.

Somebody play it. You'll be on a winner. Think it was on RCA?

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Shalamaar - Take it to the bank

Hazell Dean - Searchin'

Shannon - Give me tonight

Jimmy Ruffin - Tell me what you want

Loose Ends - Hanging on a string

Crown Heights Affair - You gave me love

Where is the love (7ts or 8ts version)

Glen Goldsmith - Dreaming

Simon

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In the 70s youth clubs and disco's could be tolerated because at least there were a few good soul records that we could stand around aloof too and pretend not to like because they were in the pop charts, but secretly we'd sing along to if the tune came on the radio at home or in the car.

Barry White, all really but especially - My first, My Last. Every Rose Royce, Stylistics, Hot Chocolate tunes were great to sing in the bath to.

The Tymes -ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace, The Floaters - Float on. Commodores - Brick House (Only song of theirs I likes).

Great thread, but I WAS too cool to like chart records...honest :thumbsup:

80s tune Heartache Avenue by some one hit wonder group. Had a real northern Soul feel to it.

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" Young Hearts Run Free "

Absolutely, everytime i hear the opening bars of this on the radio, the hand reaches for the volume, total feelgood tune that never ages to me.

rob h.

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Sorry if anyones already mentioned it but one of the coolest, smoothest soul records must be William Devaughan - Be thankful for what you've got. Absoloute classic.

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Sorry if anyones already mentioned it but one of the coolest, smoothest soul records must be William Devaughan - Be thankful for what you've got. Absoloute classic.

The Walker Brothers guest at 10.30 am in The Big Interview on VIP this Saturday.

Polo necks at the ready. Make It Easy On Yourself and listen..Sky Channel 0196.

Coming soon....John Fogerty from CCR!

Northern interview this weekend...Jackie Day.

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In the 70s youth clubs and disco's could be tolerated because at least there were a few good soul records that we could stand around aloof too and pretend not to like because they were in the pop charts, but secretly we'd sing along to if the tune came on the radio at home or in the car.

Barry White, all really but especially - My first, My Last. Every Rose Royce, Stylistics, Hot Chocolate tunes were great to sing in the bath to.

The Tymes -ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace, The Floaters - Float on. Commodores - Brick House (Only song of theirs I likes).

Great thread, but I WAS too cool to like chart records...honest :thumbsup:

80s tune Heartache Avenue by some one hit wonder group. Had a real northern Soul feel to it.

It was the Maisonettes -- oooooooooweeeeeeooooooo

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Three that spring to mind

Have you seen her - Chilites

Loving you - Minnie Ripperton

Lonely girl - Chilites (again) Breaks my heart everytime I hear it

It's Homely Girl innit? I used to like this til UB40 killed it

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In the 70s youth clubs and disco's could be tolerated because at least there were a few good soul records that we could stand around aloof too and pretend not to like because they were in the pop charts, but secretly we'd sing along to if the tune came on the radio at home or in the car.

Barry White, all really but especially - My first, My Last. Every Rose Royce, Stylistics, Hot Chocolate tunes were great to sing in the bath to.

The Tymes -ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace, The Floaters - Float on. Commodores - Brick House (Only song of theirs I likes).

Great thread, but I WAS too cool to like chart records...honest :thumbsup:

80s tune Heartache Avenue by some one hit wonder group. Had a real northern Soul feel to it.

It was the Maisonettes -- oooooooooweeeeeeooooooo

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"80s tune Heartache Avenue by some one hit wonder group. Had a real northern Soul feel to it"

i'm sure i once heard a story that this was 'nicked' from stolen mastertapes of unreleased stuff from the 60's? am i imagining it or was it just a wind-up :thumbsup:

for me, rufus & chaka khan 'ain't nobody closely followed by sister sledge 'thinking of you' :thumbsup:

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Deetta Little & Nelson Pigford - You Take My Heart Away

Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul

Where Is The Love - Donny & Roberta

Back Together Again - Donny & Roberta

Why Cant We Live Together - Timmy Thomas

Have You Seen Her - Chilites

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