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Kind of fits with the nice, cuddly, okehy cokeh nostalgia scene image of Northern Soul. Just glad the film had a bit of grit about it to try and counter this sort of banal 'that's why Russ shops at Iceland' crap.

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Well f**k me paul just posted my thoughts on this and boom all comments disabled wigan council facing the back lash cannot take the truth typical politicians hiding again........now its been put back must of seen my post coming lol

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it's like when kilts & bagpipes were outlawed in scotland for 2 centuries for what they represented,..then the queen vic thought they looked great and everybody fell in love with em again!..from a hypocritical perspective you understand! :thumbsup:

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Well I like seeing kids enjoy themselves and they looked like they were having a fabulous time, you grumpy b*stards.

Someone on the youtube comments says that the Etta James record is sh*t.  Etta James and sh*t, not two words that usually go together

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Don't know why people are shocked over this. For years this scene has been a parody of what it once was. One or two there who looked like they may have attended do's in the past and attempting some 'serious dancing' are the ones who let it down. The rest looked like they were just having fun.

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Well I like seeing kids enjoy themselves and they looked like they were having a fabulous time, you grumpy b*stards.

Someone on the youtube comments says that the Etta James record is sh*t.  Etta James and sh*t, not two words that usually go together

etta james, such a legend..the fabric of r n' b....just different strokes again..innit?

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It wasn't Wigan Council who did the video it was the Manageress of the Galleries Shopping Centre

She approached the local Soul Clubs to get involved, but no one would work with her when she wouldn't take on board the advice she was given

 

Non of the current councillors or staff have any connections with decisions made over 30 years ago and as responsible adults let alone councillors who wouldn't try and close a venue that was responsible for a massive increase in robberies to chemists, vehicle theft and where the majority of folks attending where taking speed and I speak as someone who started going the Casino in 1970 and participated in the above

One of the local Councillors promotes one of the longest running local Soul venues which attracts folks from all over the country and has promoted local Nighters

 

Although the Twisted Wheel was originally closed because the local authority and police decided to withdraw the licence that allowed Nighters to be held folks appear to conveniently forget this and decisions made in other areas but keep going on about Wigan Council.. Most folks are also unaware what was in Gerry Marshalls lease from the council but quote and rely on Chinese Whispers

 

The video is crap and as someone who is active on the local scene I can tell you none of the locals who are out n about are happy with it

 

Check the video of the so called "Northern Soul dance tutor responsible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot20zOkq5Wg#t=18

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Speaking as a pedant, didn't the Casino start in '73?

 

and I speak as someone who started going the Casino in 1970 and participated in the above

 

The Casino started around 66/67 before that it was the Empress Ballrooms

The Allnighters started in 1973 but for most of us locals it was where we danced to Soul music long before the Nighters started

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Dedjis right the Casino changed its name from the Empress ballroom circa 1967 it held regular soul nights before the all nighters started in 1973. On Sunday and Monday evenings  and from 8pm till 11 pm on Saturdays before the beer monsters came in.at the same time as this the Beachcomber underneath had soul nights on for the under 18's Wigan had ALLNIGHTERS running from 1963 the Bluesville club which played R n B Then the Room at the Top club which played Northern as we call it now Stax and R n B the Room was similar to the wheel music wise an d ran parralle to it until 1969.

 Kind Regards Mick L

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Check the video of the so called "Northern Soul dance tutor responsible

 

Oh jeeez thats very bad...ha! Just the music is enough! :yes:

 

yeeeee hawwww....line dancin' has infiltrated!...as if we weren't aware  :facepalm:  :dash2:  :no:

Edited by AGENTSMITH

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I liked watching the kids having fun and the guy doing the twist.

Bloody hell Maslar you have me agreeing with you :shhh:  :lol:

 

I thought it was fun to watch, and the wee blond lass doing the moves cracked me up.............lighten up baby! :thumbup:

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Why are all the keyboard warrior's up in arms again. Who gives a fcuk what the world thinks. We know the truth.

Steve

But what is the truth nowadays? perhaps the truth is that what you see on this clip and the divvy dancing lessons posted earlier, possibly that is now the true picture of Northern Soul In 2014 for the majority. Looking at Facebook Northern groups it would seem so. Edited by Byrney

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whats that then?.....fishing lessons??......as in coarse ( course - oxford e.d. ) :lol:

Bloody hell! I can't believe I get slated for a spelling error when there's some on here that can't put a cohesive sentence together.  :lol:

 

And I don't need any lessons on coarse fishing, I used to be a bit of a canal ace actually.  :yes:

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Bloody hell! I can't believe I get slated for a spelling error when there's some on here that can't put a cohesive sentence together.  :lol:

 

And I don't need any lessons on coarse fishing, I used to be a bit of a canal ace actually.  :yes:

me as well....sticklebacks! :D

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And if you think that was bad you should see some of the videos for the other type of dance classes they run

The Burlesque video is horrific

 

http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/

Brilliantly bad!  http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/html/dance_burlesque.htm

 

Its all so brilliantly bad..they just make up all the forms. the street is funny: http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/html/dance_street.htm

Edited by paul-s

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Check out there tight historical perspective to: http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/html/dance_northern_soul.html

 

Northern Soul is loosely defined genre of music designed to be a catchall term for rare Motown, Chicago and New York soul singles played by British DJs of the post-mod, pre-punk subculture during mid to late 1970s in northern England. A continuation of the mod lifestyle of the late 1960s--which combined a working class wardrobe and ethos. Northern Soul is a mélange of typically black American music and dance moves with the energetic spins and drops that would later exemplify the United Kingdom's house music scene.

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Check out there tight historical perspective to: http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/html/dance_northern_soul.html

 

Northern Soul is loosely defined genre of music designed to be a catchall term for rare Motown, Chicago and New York soul singles played by British DJs of the post-mod, pre-punk subculture during mid to late 1970s in northern England. A continuation of the mod lifestyle of the late 1960s--which combined a working class wardrobe and ethos. Northern Soul is a mélange of typically black American music and dance moves with the energetic spins and drops that would later exemplify the United Kingdom's house music scene.

hull???.......is gainey a member?  :lol:

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How did they get the deck to play when the cart cover was still covering the stylus?
 
Wrong label too!!....

 

 

Never mind that - Etta James 7 Day fool on a tri-centre RCA Victor label - must be the super rare Argentinian issue….….probably £1 from Russ's stall in the Casino….

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Bloody hell! I can't believe I get slated for a spelling error when there's some on here that can't put a cohesive sentence together. :lol:

And I don't need any lessons on coarse fishing, I used to be a bit of a canal ace actually. :yes:

err canal ace as whitworth st !! Not something U want shout about on A open forum !!

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Fantastique. Made me smile seeing the locals out having fun. Maybe Wigan's finally waking up to it's musical heritage. Time to re-build The Casino and incorporate a National Museum perhaps... My late gran used to dance at The Emp but The Casino as we know it started in September 1973. I hope the Christmas shoppers will be boogieing around to the sound of piped Salvadors, Jades and Lou Pride this coming festive season...

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But what is the truth nowadays? perhaps the truth is that what you see on this clip and the divvy dancing lessons posted earlier, possibly that is now the true picture of Northern Soul In 2014 for the majority. Looking at Facebook Northern groups it would seem so.

The truth is i have never seen anyone from this clip at any nighter i go to . A true picture is available at most  nighters in the country and probably soul nights too. I say probably because i don't really go soul nights, 

 

Steve

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 I hope the Christmas shoppers will be boogieing around to the sound of piped Salvadors, Jades and Lou Pride this coming festive season...

 

Brilliant!...... can't think why anybody hasn't thought of doing this before. :wicked:  

Edited by Zed1

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Check out there tight historical perspective to: http://www.dance-dynamic.co.uk/html/dance_northern_soul.html

 

Northern Soul is loosely defined genre of music designed to be a catchall term for rare Motown, Chicago and New York soul singles played by British DJs of the post-mod, pre-punk subculture during mid to late 1970s in northern England. A continuation of the mod lifestyle of the late 1960s--which combined a working class wardrobe and ethos. Northern Soul is a mélange of typically black American music and dance moves with the energetic spins and drops that would later exemplify the United Kingdom's house music scene.

What a load of pretentious twaddle, lifted no doubt from some media undergraduate's coursework. There are so many errors in these three sentences, they should be deleted.

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