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The Casino Years 1973 To 1975 - Part Two

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NORTHERN SOUL — THE CASINO YEARS 1973 TO 1975 (Part Two)

 

Part Two. Okay this is how it really was, warts and all.  In this next set of podcasts, I’m going to be tracing the history of Northern Soul via the Wigan casino years.  Not Wigan again you say…well it’s the only place I went, so therefore I can recreate the playlists from experience.  Obviously some records cross over to and start in other clubs, but the playlist below is what you would could have expected to hear had you been on the Northern scene between 1973 and 1975.  This is the second part of two episodes looking back at some of the scene’s biggest records of the period in a not strictly but not far off chronological order.  There are some awesome records here, especially the last half, but there are a few that should be confined to history too: Lester Lanin, Judy Harris, T.D. Valentine to name but three.  But leaving them out would be meddling with history…(apologies for The Gypsies track being all over the place!)
Coming next - 1976 - 1977 Part One

 

SAXY RUSSELL — PSYCHEDELIC SOUL

REPARATA & THE DELRONS — PANIC

TOBI LEGEND — TIME WILL PASS YOU BY

THE INTICERS — SINCE YOU LEFT

REGGIE GARNER — HOT LINE

MICHAEL & RAYMOND — MAN WITHOUT A WOMAN

TERRIBLE TOM — WE WERE MADE FOR EACH OTHER

TIMOTHY WILSON — LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART

BOBBY JASON — WALL TO WALL HEARTACHES

JUDY HARRIS — YOU TOUCHED ME

T.D. VALENTINE — LOVE TRAP

JOHNNY BRAGG — THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT ME

ACE CANNON — SEA CRUISE

ILA VAN — CAN’T HELP LOVING THAT MAN

SONS OF MOSES — SOUL SYMPHONY

VAL McKENNA — LOVE FEELING

THE CAPREEZ — HOW TO MAKE A SAD MAN GLAD

BENNY CURTIS & THE DIRTY HEARTS — DIRTY HEARTS

THE GYPSIES — IT’S A WOMAN’S WORLD

ELOISE LAWS — LOVE FACTORY

STANLEY MITCHELL — GE IT BABY

DEAN PARRISH — DETERMINATION

LOU PRIDE — I’M COMIN’ HOME IN THE MORNIN’

EDWIN STARR — TIME

DON THOMAS — COME ON TRAIN

JOHNNY ROSS & THE SOUL EXPLOSIONS — I CAN’T HELP MYSELF

LESTER LANIN & HIS ORCHESTRA — DIZZY

BUNNY SIGLER — GIRL DON’T MAKE ME WAIT

SMOKY & THE FABULOUS BLADES — JERK BABY JERK

MEL BRITT — SHE’LL COME RUNNING BACK

THE MONTCLAIRS — HUNG UP ON YOUR LOVE

BITS’N PIECES — KEEP ON RUNNING AWAY

THE WORLD COLUMN — SO IS THE SUN

HANK JACOBS — ELIJAH ROCKIN’ WITH SOUL

THE DRIFTERS — YOU GOT TO PAY YOUR DUES

CANDI STATON — NOW YOU’VE GOT THE UPPER HAND

INTERNATIONAL GTO’S — I LOVE MY BABY

KING ERRISON — ZOLA

THE VELVET SATINS — NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO YOU

THE SALVADORS — STICK BY ME BABY

ANERSON BROTHERS — I CAN SEE HIM LOVING YOU

THE BELLES — LET ME DO IT

THE DEL LARKS — JOB OPENING

LARRY SANTOS — YOU GOT ME WHERE YOU WANT ME

SKULL SNAPS — I’M YOUR PIMP

WILLIE MITCHELL — THE CHAMPION

POINTER SISTERS — SEND HIM BACK

FRANKIE (LOVE MAN) CROCKER — TON OF DYNAMITE

JEAN CARTER — LIKE ONE

 

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Probably my favourite years at WC. As a relatively new comer, I never knew what was coming up next, you were either learning about older stuff, or hearing new stuff, but always dancing. Thanks Pete.

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Top drawer Pete! Very pleased that you didn't give in to the temptation to re write history - so many do. I always loved Judy Harris, though having heard it recently it hasn't stood the test of time well. Lester Lanin - like some others played at the time was an aberration, but the scene is littered with them.

 

I am going to really enjoy listening to it properly when I get in from work!

 

Thanks for sharing!

RB

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