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Just been asked by a friend if this great tune was a "northern soul" spin?

I did receive a few tapes in the 1980's which had it on.

I'm old enough to remember it as a 'pop' hit.

Was it played at NS venues?

Thanks

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Just been asked by a friend if this great tune was a "northern soul" spin?

I did receive a few tapes in the 1980's which had it on.

I'm old enough to remember it as a 'pop' hit.

Was it played at NS venues?

Thanks

 

Nope. I love it though. Many of the same musicians as the Mike Post Coalition.

 

Ian D  :D

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What was the t.v. theme music it was used for?

Was it This Is Your Right? or some suchlike??

 

Edit: Yep, just Googled it, Granada T.V.s This Is Your Right, with Dr Michel Winstanley no less, was on every week in Granada Land for years.

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Great instrumental.. as said above. Same musicians and feel as afternoon of the rhino. Would have had big plays in the 70s if it had flopped in the 60s

 

You're spot on. Mike Post either produced it or beefed up the original recording before it was released.

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Remember it played local youthies round longsight, burnage and even Rusholme!! Thankfully never heard it out anywhere decent although strong rumours it was played.

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This has always bugged me but on the second last night at Wigan -when Tommy Hunt was  on I was coming into the main room from Ms and I'm sure CG was playing in the main room (not Ms). I wasn't really paying attention at the  time and I only caught the last bit of it and wasn't really playing attention. it was after that it registered. Maybe it was something else. I also seem to recall Spencer Davis GSL being played in the main room that night? 

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This has always bugged me but on the second last night at Wigan -when Tommy Hunt was  on I was coming into the main room from Ms and I'm sure CG was playing in the main room (not Ms). I wasn't really paying attention at the  time and I only caught the last bit of it and wasn't really playing attention. it was after that it registered. Maybe it was something else. I also seem to recall Spencer Davis GSL being played in the main room that night? 

 

Well I can put your mind at rest about GSL being played in the main room, Russ played it after Alan Rhodes set saying that it was the original of the then very popular Taj Mahal "A lot of love", I've got it on tape.

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Calling a UK Top 10 hit from 1968 a 'secret sound' is probably pushing the term a tad too far.

Ian D :)

 

i'm sure..but there is a northern soul connection albeit very thin..and then once a rumour gets started..you know the drill...

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