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BACK WHERE THEY BELONG

 

A couple of weeks ago, I bought an old mate’s record collection and while going through the reissues section I saw stacks of things that I used to love, and have on vinyl, and it got me thinking that I ought to actually keep a few of these for myself.  So please find here for your listening pleasure, my ‘lost’ records come home again, and wow do they make for a fantastic set, if you’re not into Wigan oldies I wouldn’t even bother listening because only about 5 are post-Wigan but for those who do remember those times, these were some of the best records ever played at any venue, let alone the Casino. 

 

JAY D. MARTIN — BY YOURSELF

THE SALVADORS — STICK BY ME BABY

JEAN CARTER — LIKE ONE

SHANE MARTIN — I NEED YOU

FRED SMITH ORCHESTRA — THE SAME OLD THING

THE TOMANGOES — I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE SERVICEMEN — I NEED A HELPING HAND

BETTY BOO — SAY IT ISN’T SO

THE VAN DYKES — SAVE MY LOVE FOR A RAINY DAY

THE MATTA BABY — DO THE PEARL GIRL

LOU EDWARDS — TALKIN’ BOUT POOR FOLKS

SEVEN DWARFS — STOP GIRL

THE DEL LARKS — JOB OPENING

DEAN PARRISH — DETERMINATION

THE FOUR PERFECTIONS — I’M NOT STRONG ENOUGH

POINTER SISTERS — SEND HIM BACK

LESLIE UGGAMS — DON’T YOU EVEN CARE

SAM WILLIAMS — LOVE SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERS

GEORGE BLACKWELL — CAN’T LOSE MY HEAD

LOU RAGLAND — I TRAVEL ALONE

MARGARET MANDOLPH — SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

THE MASQUERADERS — HOW

JOE MATTHEWS — AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN DO

DON THOMAS — COME ON TRAIN

BARBARA LEWIS — THE STARS

FRANKIE (LOVE MAN) CROCKER — TON OF DYNAMITE

THE CHANDLERS — YOUR LOVE MAKES ME LONELY

LILLIE BRYANT — MEET ME HALFWAY

BOBBY HUTTON — LEND A HAND

THE NATURAL FOUR — I THOUGHT YOU WERE MINE

BARBARA McNAIR — YOU’RE GONNA LOVE MY BABY

TOMMY NAVARRO — I CRIED MY LIFE AWAY

TOBI LEGEND — TIME WILL PASS YOU BY

 

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Nice one Pete !

George Blackwell, my favourite sound, hairs still stand on the back of my neck even now after all these years with the opening bars!

Clap your hands, won't you clap them for me, I'm in misery!!

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Had the pleasure of seeing Betty Boo sing for the first time live.say it isn't so at Northampton a few years ago when she appeared with Pat and Diane lewis to make up the Adorables.

Margaret Mandolph. Something beautiful. Planetary. What a tune. Love it

Thanks Pete

Steve

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Well that lot would cost you a few pennies to buy now.After all these years Chandlers still does it for me :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

You're telling us that you get aroused in a sailing supplies shop ...???? well you do live in Hull  :thumbsup:

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Although I never went to Wigan I was up with what was being played and also aware of the way that `Wigan records` were ridiculed by the `Soul establishment` based mainly in the southeast. But I must admire Clive Richardson for his later recognition of some of the amazing sounds that were discovered and played there once he had allowed the dust to settle. As we know, the critics at the time were far too keen to pick out the small minority of sounds of a Pop nature and announce that they were typical of the playlist. I for one think that the Flock and Jades for example are top notch sounds that have stood the test of time what ever their category. 

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Although I never went to Wigan I was up with what was being played and also aware of the way that `Wigan records` were ridiculed by the `Soul establishment` based mainly in the southeast. But I must admire Clive Richardson for his later recognition of some of the amazing sounds that were discovered and played there once he had allowed the dust to settle. As we know, the critics at the time were far too keen to pick out the small minority of sounds of a Pop nature and announce that they were typical of the playlist. I for one think that the Flock and Jades for example are top notch sounds that have stood the test of time what ever their category. 

 

Who's Clive Richardson?

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Although I never went to Wigan I was up with what was being played and also aware of the way that `Wigan records` were ridiculed by the `Soul establishment` based mainly in the southeast. But I must admire Clive Richardson for his later recognition of some of the amazing sounds that were discovered and played there once he had allowed the dust to settle. As we know, the critics at the time were far too keen to pick out the small minority of sounds of a Pop nature and announce that they were typical of the playlist. I for one think that the Flock and Jades for example are top notch sounds that have stood the test of time what ever their category.

Who's the "soul establishment" ?

Steve

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Who's the "soul establishment" ?

Steve

 

I presume it's just a 'catch all' term for those who take any and every opportunity to blame the Casino for everything from Hitlers invasion of Poland to the current Ebola outbreak (it started in the toilets). It seems whenever Station Rd is mentioned out come the usual suspects with the usual 'Pop shite, tourists,  Spencers and Soussan' comments. And of course Wigan was just full of Divs for eight years because 'Real' soul fans went to all those other great 70's venue's  which only ever played quality rare soul.  :g:

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I presume it's just a 'catch all' term for those who take any and every opportunity to blame the Casino for everything from Hitlers invasion of Poland to the current Ebola outbreak (it started in the toilets). It seems whenever Station Rd is mentioned out come the usual suspects with the usual 'Pop shite, tourists,  Spencers and Soussan' comments. And of course Wigan was just full of Divs for eight years because 'Real' soul fans went to all those other great 70's venue's  which only ever played quality rare soul.  :g:

 

That's right, as my playlist at the top of the page confirms, utter pop crap.

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Clive Richardson was, possibly still is one of the best Soul journalists in the world (IMO) among other things he edited Shout magazine that ran for about 120 issues from around 1968. Google him. By the `Soul establishment` I meant folk such as Clive, Tony Cummings etc. mainly London based that wrote for the music press, worked at record companies or programmed the BBC music policy. They influenced which records a label would release or what went onto radio station playlists. Dave Godin was an exception, he recognised their stranglehold and did something about shifting the sphere of influence to the north.

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Clive Richardson was, possibly still is one of the best Soul journalists in the world (IMO) among other things he edited Shout magazine that ran for about 120 issues from around 1968. Google him. By the `Soul establishment` I meant folk such as Clive, Tony Cummings etc. mainly London based that wrote for the music press, worked at record companies or programmed the BBC music policy. They influenced which records a label would release or what went onto radio station playlists. Dave Godin was an exception, he recognised their stranglehold and did something about shifting the sphere of influence to the north.

 

Of course, I remember the name now, sorry I thought you were talking about someone in contemporary terms.

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BACK WHERE THEY BELONG

 

A couple of weeks ago, I bought an old mate’s record collection and while going through the reissues section I saw stacks of things that I used to love, and have on vinyl, and it got me thinking that I ought to actually keep a few of these for myself.  So please find here for your listening pleasure, my ‘lost’ records come home again, and wow do they make for a fantastic set, if you’re not into Wigan oldies I wouldn’t even bother listening because only about 5 are post-Wigan but for those who do remember those times, these were some of the best records ever played at any venue, let alone the Casino. 

 

JAY D. MARTIN — BY YOURSELF

THE SALVADORS — STICK BY ME BABY

JEAN CARTER — LIKE ONE

SHANE MARTIN — I NEED YOU

FRED SMITH ORCHESTRA — THE SAME OLD THING

THE TOMANGOES — I REALLY LOVE YOU

THE SERVICEMEN — I NEED A HELPING HAND

BETTY BOO — SAY IT ISN’T SO

THE VAN DYKES — SAVE MY LOVE FOR A RAINY DAY

THE MATTA BABY — DO THE PEARL GIRL

LOU EDWARDS — TALKIN’ BOUT POOR FOLKS

SEVEN DWARFS — STOP GIRL

THE DEL LARKS — JOB OPENING

DEAN PARRISH — DETERMINATION

THE FOUR PERFECTIONS — I’M NOT STRONG ENOUGH

POINTER SISTERS — SEND HIM BACK

LESLIE UGGAMS — DON’T YOU EVEN CARE

SAM WILLIAMS — LOVE SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERS

GEORGE BLACKWELL — CAN’T LOSE MY HEAD

LOU RAGLAND — I TRAVEL ALONE

MARGARET MANDOLPH — SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

THE MASQUERADERS — HOW

JOE MATTHEWS — AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN DO

DON THOMAS — COME ON TRAIN

BARBARA LEWIS — THE STARS

FRANKIE (LOVE MAN) CROCKER — TON OF DYNAMITE

THE CHANDLERS — YOUR LOVE MAKES ME LONELY

LILLIE BRYANT — MEET ME HALFWAY

BOBBY HUTTON — LEND A HAND

THE NATURAL FOUR — I THOUGHT YOU WERE MINE

BARBARA McNAIR — YOU’RE GONNA LOVE MY BABY

TOMMY NAVARRO — I CRIED MY LIFE AWAY

TOBI LEGEND — TIME WILL PASS YOU BY

 

http://www.mixcloud.com/mayfairmenthol/northern-soul-back-where-they-belong/

Pete, re the blue and silver copy of the Del larks in your original post. I was told that the black and silver was the original and that the blue and silver (which I have) was a boot? just interested  as re-classifying my collection :-)    

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Pete, re the blue and silver copy of the Del larks in your original post. I was told that the black and silver was the original and that the blue and silver (which I have) was a boot? just interested  as re-classifying my collection :-)    

 

Blue and silver is the original issue - black and silver is the original demo - though nobody appears to have seen a demo until a long time after the issues were first found.  I sold the above for over 5 grand earlier this year and it was definitely an original!

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that is a premier cru list pete, yes some champagne tunes there from the golden era....apologies...had to read into the post twice to understand what you meant by bought a collection...wow! anyone, not just yourself, would've had to sell their house to buy all that lot....then it clicked about the re-issues :facepalm:  :rolleyes: i genuinely thought you'd hit the jackpot pal!.....margaret mandolph....as already commented on here......pep introduced a lot of us to this, before wigan was even aware..sammies all-nighters copped for it as well......all those cassette players on the stage...wish i still had me photo's of back then :(

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that is a premier cru list pete, yes some champagne tunes there from the golden era....apologies...had to read into the post twice to understand what you meant by bought a collection...wow! anyone, not just yourself, would've had to sell their house to buy all that lot....then it clicked about the re-issues :facepalm:  :rolleyes: i genuinely thought you'd hit the jackpot pal!.....margaret mandolph....as already commented on here......pep introduced a lot of us to this, before wigan was even aware..sammies all-nighters copped for it as well......all those cassette players on the stage...wish i still had me photo's of back then :(

 

No I did buy a 'proper' collection Rob but I sold all the originals in one go so they never went public, there were 350 pressings as well so I kept those and siphoned off a handful for myself to keep, hence the podcast..

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No I did buy a 'proper' collection Rob but I sold all the originals in one go so they never went public, there were 350 pressings as well so I kept those and siphoned off a handful for myself to keep, hence the podcast..

so does that mean you've bought several houses then?  :lol:

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