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37 minutes ago, bo diddley said:

I've just done a search of the thread and can't see this mentioned, although someone may have just posted a youtube link and a few words. So, just in case it's been missed, here you go....

(And if it has been mentioned, it's got to be worth a second one!!

Tim Tam - Wait a minute

 

Was this actually played at Wigan? Really? Must have been WELL after I quit the scene. If Russ or Richard had spun this in 74, they'd most likely have been prodded several times with something sharp and pointy. It really is quite dreadful. Please, make it go away. PLEASE!

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2 minutes ago, Joey said:

Was this actually played at Wigan? Really? Must have been WELL after I quit the scene. If Russ or Richard had spun this in 74, they'd most likely have been prodded several times with something sharp and pointy. It really is quite dreadful. Please, make it go away. PLEASE!

From memory, it was a big play in 1977.

I assume that the "sharp and pointy" thing you refer to would be a lethal injection!!!!!!!!

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Just now, bo diddley said:

From memory, it was a big play in 1977.

I assume that the "sharp and pointy" thing you refer to would be a lethal injection!!!!!!!!

Quit the scene in late 75 in disgust, so fortunately missed out on just about all of the real garbage.

The sharp and pointy thing would have been something a tad more primitive, and carried by very many of the dodgier members of the scene back then!  😂

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More like 79 or 80

 

It got slagged off at the time of being played by the majority of soul fans, and represents just about the lowest point in the desperation to find new uptempo Northern.

 

Ed

 

 

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Just now, tomangoes said:

More like 79 or 80

 

It got slagged off at the time of being played by the majority of soul fans, and represents just about the lowest point in the desperation to find new uptempo Northern.

 

Ed

 

 

Although obviously not there at the time, I can easily understand and agree regarding the lowest point etc. I really can't think of anything I ever heard quite as bad, and I've heard LOTS of crap over the years. I can just imagine Russ, stood there, thinking to himself, "If Cockell can play You're Ready Now at the Wheel, I reckon I can get away with this one". 🙂 

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Heres a stormer that aint that overplayed.Which DJ spun this at the casino

 

 

6 minutes ago, Zed1 said:

Proper Dancer...

 

 

 

Thats a stormer mate nice one

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5 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Massive everywhere at the time

 

  Great post Steve, I play this a lot at my do's some of my friends who attended the Casino love to hear this sound. :hatsoff2:

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3 minutes ago, tomangoes said:

Even some quality soul obscurities got played :)

 

 

 

Ed

Rob Smith memory,   great record !      Virgil Henry i believe 

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2 hours ago, Joey said:

Was this actually played at Wigan? Really? Must have been WELL after I quit the scene. If Russ or Richard had spun this in 74, they'd most likely have been prodded several times with something sharp and pointy. It really is quite dreadful. Please, make it go away. PLEASE!

      I thought that weird intro to Tim Tam and the Turnons 

seemed familiar- 

 

Edited by the yank

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1 minute ago, the yank said:

      I thought that weird intro to Tim Tam and the Turnons seem

ed familiar- 

 

Nice tune. Like it!  👍

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4 hours ago, NEILO said:

Played out in Crewe once or twice in last couple of years. Not heard it anywhere else.  Top dancer! 

Chris Ellis plays this one regularly at The Moulton Verdin. Great track.

 

Edited by Johnny Northern

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7 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Lighten up.  It's as much a part of the scene as anything.  Drugs have been and always will be part of the northern / rare nighter scene long before I  started going and will be long after I stop 

Steve 

😖👍

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3 hours ago, Dis57 said:

 

 

I remember Tears being massive and the reissue selling well.

 

BUT it featured on a John Peel late night special and got slated!

 

How would anybody know the significance of such a record unless they were in the moment on the dancefloor?

 

KTF..

 

Ed

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I clearly remember Tim Tam Being played in Nottingham  ,   early/mid 78.  The DJ Actually announced it as ' Frankie Valli & the Beach Boys'  🤣.

  

    it had a revival a few years ago,  North Notts/east mids area,  a floor filler every time.    I still have a UK ISLAND issue,   but fear not,  i dont play it out

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2 minutes ago, Rich B said:

 

Good point, well made!

 

Yeah thats true but there are good reasons why the vast majority of the tunes should be remembered.

 

Lots of dross records were played at all the legendary clubs.The 80s also turned out some dire records and right up to the present there are many tunes that produce an almost audible groan whenever they are played.But even the dross attracts someone onto the dancefloor.

 

The early Wigan era tunes were before my time but i always feel that they create a certain x factor atmosphere that only these records can generate. They still cause a great deal of interest and discusion hence the longevity of the records reflected in this mamoth thread.

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1 minute ago, Bruv said:

 

  Brilliant Station Road spin, wish I could have been there to hear this beauty played out -   Milton Wright's - I Belong To You  :yes: :hatsoff2:

 

Am sure the inst was played first ? Just throwing it out there - The Gallop ? 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, ZoomSoulBlue said:

 

Am sure the inst was played first ? Just throwing it out there - The Gallop ? 

 

 

By definition it must've been since I belong to you is a made to measure vocal done in response to its popularity. Dx

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1 hour ago, Patto said:

 

Yeah thats true but there are good reasons why the vast majority of the tunes should be remembered.

 

Lots of dross records were played at all the legendary clubs.The 80s also turned out some dire records and right up to the present there are many tunes that produce an almost audible groan whenever they are played.But even the dross attracts someone onto the dancefloor.

 

The early Wigan era tunes were before my time but i always feel that they create a certain x factor atmosphere that only these records can generate. They still cause a great deal of interest and discusion hence the longevity of the records reflected in this mamoth thread.

 

The quest for new discoveries in every era ensured much shite was played.  Thankfully, in my era anyway they soon got dropped. 

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1 hour ago, chalky said:

 

The quest for new discoveries in every era ensured much shite was played.  Thankfully, in my era anyway they soon got dropped. 

What about The Peanut Duck !!!

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1 hour ago, Mick Holdsworth said:

I think I only heard this played once, so probably forgotten.

 

 

 

That'd just be someone cueing up the 'wrong' side of another dreadful instrumental ... :facepalm:

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5 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

 

That'd just be someone cueing up the 'wrong' side of another dreadful instrumental ... :facepalm:

 

Could be - Think I remember another track by Harry Betts played, might have been the B side, again, as you say, probably a mistake.

 

Thinking about it, they are probably forgotten, but hardly monsters.

 

Cheers

Mick

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Posted (edited)

Has this one been mentioned?

The Night watch, Lips to your Heart.

C/U as Long Long Way, The Ellingtons

Edited by chatty

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