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Northern Soul Megamix - Part 1 & 2

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Mark Oliver's Northern Soul Megamix - Part 1& 2
 
Challenge your knowledge of Northern Soul & related songs with snippets of 310 songs in an hour.
 
I recorded Part 1 & 2 together on an old tape player in the late 1980's for us to listen to in the car while travelling around the UK to the various soul nights, all-nighters etc.
 
There are some great memory joggers of songs from classic oldies to the rarest of the rare - Northern Soul, Motown, R n B, Latin, Modern etc. and what I can only class now as a few bizarre additions. This is almost like a journey through the ages of Northern Soul - Twisted Wheel, Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Notts Palais, Wigan Casino, Birmingham Locarno, Stafford, 100 Club, Shotts, Whitchurch, Leighton Buzzard, Blackburn, Burntwood and Chesterfield to name but a few and so many of the great venues in the 70's and 80's with songs that still continue to get played today. Also included are a few intro's etc. from DJ's of the time.
 
Good Luck!
 
Mark
 
 
 
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Nice one Mark..remember this tape well from when we used travel to/from niters...used to do  my head in trying to think of the songs...by the time you'd realised what one was,another five intros had gone by ,which you'd also be trying to sing along to  :hypo: ...good fun and great times

   Hope all's good with you and the family

     Best

       Ed

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Hahaha,

I too remember these tapes. Who knew how anyone got anywhere when trying to guess intros and find their way to some strange corner of the UK in the dark.

 

Good to see you kept all that stuff Mark.

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Mark and Edwin

 

Some of the best times of my life were spent travelling up and down the country with you both.

 

It's great to listen to these again taking you back to so many of the sounds of Stafford, Blackburn, Shotts, 100 Club etc. in the 80's. 

 

Thanks for the great memories.

 

Mark

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Hi mark

had a look at your Bay Area web site - very interesting indeed

hopefully you remember me, I used to run Shotts (AKA Scotland!)

best

jim o'hara

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Jim

 

Most certainly do and Shotts was such a great venue, with an across the board music policy.

 

It was quite a journey, especially if we picked Edwin up from South Wales and then came up, although normally picked up a nighter or soul night the night before on the way up. 

 

One of the craziest weekends, was travelling up with Guy Hennigan as he was guest dee-jay. On the way back a Porsche came round a blind bend on our side of the road nearly wiping the lot of us out. I managed to just miss him and then there was that brief moment in time when we realised that we nearly died, but in reality seemed to be more concerned that Guy's dee-jay box would have been no more!

We then dropped Guy off in Derby, then Pablo in Milton Keynes, John Wilson in London and then finally back to Gloucester on the Monday morning.

 

Great times and respect to you and the Scotland contingent.

 

Also thank you for your kind comments around the website (continued work in progress).

 

Mark

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Hi mark

bloody hell that is a real journey home - a well us scotland done it for years, so it was you English softies turn to travel - lol! 

I assume that Pablo, Mark George etc are no longer around ?

jim

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Hi mark

bloody hell that is a real journey home - a well us scotland done it for years, so it was you English softies turn to travel - lol! 

I assume that Pablo, Mark George etc are no longer around ?

jim

 

That would be me then Jim. :-) Not quite dead yet!!

 

I did actually drive up to Scotland for the Shotts afternoon session at the weekender last year, then spent the whole afternoon talking to Adey Pierce, Jon Anderson and Butch in the record bar. Then I drove home again before the night session, not a bad round trip for a chat these days!!!

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Bloody hell mark, good to hear from you and good to see you are still around

i was at the Peebles do all day Saturday also

was it the first shotts that you Dj'd at?

have you still got your records?

jim

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Good to hear from you too Jim, the first question is a bit of a daft one,  I just can't remember when it was, no surprise there then. And yes I still have most of the records from back then, sold or swapped on some of the big tickets of the day, but have added quite a bit to the collection since then too.

 

Currently working on brownie points so I can go to at least one of this years Peebles sessions ;-)

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I still have the flyers mark, so will check - lol

i don't even know for sure the exact years!

hopefully see you at peebles

jim

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I still have the flyers mark, so will check - lol

i don't even know for sure the exact years!

hopefully see you at peebles

jim

 

Jim, Mark

 

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Excellent mark, great pictures

jim

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