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Rafa Club 6th December 2014 — Special guest  DJ’s John Parker — (York soul club) and Davy Mason (Gateshead)

This the last soul night at the Rafa club in 2014 and what better way to end the year than with 2 fantastic rare soul dj’s in John and Davy. We were so pleased that John and Davy could make it and it’s John’s 3rd appearance in the last 2 years which is testament to our faith in him delivering the goods as a rare northern soul DJ. John and wife Carol arrived really early (approx 7.30pm) and a Carol was first up on the floor to Ian’s set (Spiedels and Bob & Fred) which set the tone for the night. A good crowd supporting John and Davy with people from as far as Clitheroe and Burnley plus the usual soul fans from Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe. Ian Shoulder first up on the decks with :

 

Ian shoulder

Parliaments — Heart Trouble

Volumes — One way lover

Steve Mancha — Did my baby call

Four Thoughts — Kisses and Roses

Ronn Matlock — Best of me

Syl Johnson — Do you know what love is

Chi-Lites — She’s mine

Larry Atkins — Ain’t that love enough

McKinley Mitchel — No love

Irma and the Fascinators — Lost Love

Insights — I need your loneliness

Hy- Tones — Bigger and better

Alex Brown — I’m not responsible

Spiedels — Dream Girl

Bob and Fred — I’ll be on my way

Louis Paul — The change will do you good

Frankie and the Damons — The man from soul

Bobby James — I really love you

Willie Mason — Why —( Nat Hall version played later on too, so if you prefer one or the other you got it all)

Kell Osbourne — Quick sand

Malcolm Hayes — I gotta be with you

 

Kev Cowey returned to the fold after many missed months and we were glad to see him spinning the records again -

 

Continental Four — The way I love you

Montclairs — Hey You

Johnny and the Expressions — Shy girl

Derek Martin — If you go

Shirley and the soul sisters — What more (can anyone want) Shirley Scott lead vocals

Sugar & the Spices — You gotta have faith

Four Voices — Your love is getting stronger

Mikki Farrow — Could it be

Fantastic Four — Live up to what she thinks

Al Gadiner — Sweet baby

Sandra Stephens — If you really love me

Ella Woods — I need your love

Guitar Ray — Gonna wreck my life

The Sparkels — Try love

Monique — If you love me

 

Next up is Paul Ackley with a quick half hour of tempting soul:

 

Charlene and the soul Serenaders — Can you win — Volt

Vondells — Hey Girl — Airtown

Admirations — You left me — Peaches

Magnetics — I have a girl — Ra-Sel

Johnny Hampton — Not my girl — Dottys

Sir Joe — Nobody beats my love — Rujac

Eddie Daniels — Is he better than me — Boots

Billy Byrd — Lost in the crowd — Scream

Ramona Collins — You’ve been cheating — Quality

Groovettes — Think it over — Reness

The Sweets — Something ‘bout my baby — Soultown

James Lately — Love, friends and money — Temple

Hreman Lewis — Who’s kissing you tonight — Stone Blue

Tommy and the Derby’s — Don’t play the role - Swing

 

That’s got things ticking along nicely with people filling the floor too, first main guest DJ in the shape of Davy Mason and he kicks his set off with:

 

Harold Burrage — I;ll take one — Sue (UK)

Willie Jones — Where’s my money — Peacock

Young Holt Ltd — Ain’t there something money can’t Buy — Brunswick

Little Joe Hinton — Let’s start a romance — Arvee

Soulful Twins — Can’t let you go — Sable (Other version played later on too)

The Cheers — Take me to paradise — Okeh

Cecil Washington — I don’t like to lose — Prophonics (Old joe Matthews cover up from Wigan and apart from the “Rose Valentine — Searling cover up” it was one of the longest standing cover ups of it’s time).

Arin Demain — Silent treatment — Blue Star

Clydie King - Only the guily cry - Phillips

Rockmasters - Raining teardrops - Romulus

Marvin Gaye - When I had your love - Motown

Sy Hightower - I know your leaving me - Carmen

Lenny Curtis - Nothing can help you now - End

Timi Yuro - It will never be over for me - Liberty (UK)

Four Tops - I like every thing about you - Motown

Purple Mundi - Stop hurting me baby - Cat  

Helen Shapiro-  He know,s how to love me - Columbia

Gene Toones - What more do you want - Simco

Cashmeres - Showstopper - Hem

Silhouettes - Not me baby - Goodway 

 

 

Absolutely fabulous set from Davy Mason and as usual he delivers the goods playing only the best and some superb rare UK copies / 45's too. Lots of his set is on the free cd which in mind was one of the best cd's I've done this year, John Parker adding to the cd made it a joy to listen too.

 

John Parker up next (what a fellah — comes all the way from Beverley to play at our humble club, great bloke, record collector, dj and his missus is a good sort too!!!!)

 

Jimmy Phillips - She belongs to me - Bumps

Volumes — Ain’t gonna stop — Karen

Poets — wrapped around your finger — J2

????

Robert Tanner — Sweet memories — Megatone

Eddie Billups — ask my heart — Peachtree

Corvetts- You’re blue — Moon

George Pepp — The feeling is real — Coleman

Ann Caudell — Longing for you — Quick (how good is this eh???????????)

Fascinators — In other ways — Bombay

Court Davis — Try to think — East Coast (old Herbie Williams cover up)

Invitations — watch out — MGM

Jokers — Soul Sound — Sko-field

Jesse James — Love is alright — Acetate (old Kenny Burrel’s copy — just about as rare as any acetate, wow!)

Ralph Graham — She just sits there — Upfront (Quality rare New York soul)

J D Bryant — I won’t be coming back — Shrine (one of the best from the Shrine logo and as rare as they come — you lot are spoilt at the Rafa Club...........)

Shirley Edwards — Dream my heart — Shrine (ditto above)

Nat Hall — Why — Loop — (both versions in one night......)

Magnetics — Count the days — Sable (ditto above .... spoilt again)

Buddy Ace — Screamin’ please — Duke (Big at the Rafa at the moment)

Joe Jama — It’s my life — Optimum (Like it or not it’s one of the most infectious plays on the Northern dance floors. Henry Atkinson’s discovery featured in the first DJ sets some 15 years since, when it was cheekily covered up as “Little Henry”. )

George Lemons — Fascinating girl — Gold Soul

John & the Wierdest — Can’ get over these memories — Tie (Old Searling c/up as Spyder Turner and the Webs....)

John and the Wierdest — No time — Tie (in my humble opinion the best side and I stick my head above the parapet for you all to shoot at it, and I bet you’ll miss...... again a monster double sider, truly spoilt Rafa club goers....)

 

It was getting late and to give John a rest we had Paul Ackley finish off but John was having none of it so they double decked ‘till the end of the night, both dj’s playing off one another to perfection, each the perfect foil for each other ...... Guess who played what, answers on a post card to me and you get a free entrance to the club in February 2015)

 

Magnetics — Lady in Green — Bonnie (One of my all time favourite Wigan Casino records, oooohhhhh.... I’ve just come, suits me sir...)

Mel Britt — She’ll come running back — FIP

Ellusions — You didn’t have to leave me — Lamon

Jimmy Burns — I really love you — Erica

Del Larks — Job Opening — Queen City

The Appointments — I saw you there — De-lite

Rufus Wood — Before 2001 — Espanola

Royal Robins — Something ‘bout you — Tru-glo-town

Lynn Terry — I Got a good thing goin’ — La Salle

Jimmy Bo Horne — I just can’t speak — Dade (Played especially for Geoff and Margaret Buckley who travelled miles to be there on the night, we take our hats off to you guys for making the effort as it makes it all worthwhile, top soul fans, you get in for nowt next time you come)

Eddie Hughes — Soul Searcher — Bard (great ballad from John ooopps shouldn’t have told you who played that one... Detroit sound without a doubt )

Little Reuben — In the name of loneliness — AR

Tolbert — I got it — Rojac

Tierra — Just loving you —

Tripps — Love can’t be modernised — Soundville

Ernestine Eady — Let’s talk it over — Phil-La

Imperial C’s — Sombody tell her — Phil-La

Timmie Williams — Competition — Mala

Betty Wilson — I’m yours — Dayco

Martenique’s — If you want to call me — Reo

Patrinelle Staten — Little love affair — Sepia

Buddy Smith — When you lose the one you love — Brute

David Thomas — I’ll always need you by my side — Prime.

 

Well that wraps up 2014 at the Rafa club so until the first Saturday in February 2015 “That’s all folks” Come along for the best of the best — you’ll love it — guaranteed.

Edited by Soulboyslim

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What a great night of music. .Top quality never been to a night and heard Royal Robins! ..The look on daveys face at the door when he saw us turn up was priceless!!..cheap in and cheap bar as well as nice friendly people...but the music ...

Thanks for playing Little Ruben too..nice to see Tim Carr out as well even if we didn't get time to chat..catch up with him next time. .long time since the Devonshire @ Skipton! ..we'll be back..For sure. .

Dave Longbottom

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enough to leave anyone speechless there, awesome sets..got a lot of miles to cover to listen to these, let alone play a set as well!,.....but for anyone else who reads this and is of the same mind as me, it's definitely got to be a must do in 2015...bold letters on the calender peeps so you don't forget!  :thumbsup:

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hi paul soz hear is the rest of my play list

sy hightower I know your leaving me carmem

rockmasters raining teardrops Romulus

marvin gaye when I had your love motown

four tops I like everything about you motown

silhouettes not me baby goodway

Helen Shapiro he knows how to love me clumbia

cashmeres showstopper hem

purple mundi stop hurting me baby cat

timi yuro it will never be over for me liberty

gene toons what more do you want simco

clydie king only the guilty cry Phillips

think that's about it great night thanks

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Rafa Club 6th December 2014 — Special guest  DJ’s John Parker — (York soul club) and Davy Mason (Gateshead)

This the last soul night at the Rafa club in 2014 and what better way to end the year than with 2 fantastic rare soul dj’s in John and Davy. We were so pleased that John and Davy could make it and it’s John’s 3rd appearance in the last 2 years which is testament to our faith in him delivering the goods as a rare northern soul DJ. John and wife Carol arrived really early (approx 7.30pm) and a Carol was first up on the floor to Ian’s set (Spiedels and Bob & Fred) which set the tone for the night. A good crowd supporting John and Davy with people from as far as Clitheroe and Burnley plus the usual soul fans from Bishop Auckland and Newton Aycliffe. Ian Shoulder first up on the decks with :

 

Ian shoulder

Parliaments — Heart Trouble

Volumes — One way lover

Steve Mancha — Did my baby call

Four Thoughts — Kisses and Roses

Ronn Matlock — Best of me

Syl Johnson — Do you know what love is

Chi-Lites — She’s mine

Larry Atkins — Ain’t that love enough

McKinley Mitchel — No love

Irma and the Fascinators — Lost Love

Insights — I need your loneliness

Hy- Tones — Bigger and better

Alex Brown — I’m not responsible

Spiedels — Dream Girl

Bob and Fred — I’ll be on my way

Louis Paul — The change will do you good

Frankie and the Damons — The man from soul

Bobby James — I really love you

Willie Mason — Why —( Nat Hall version played later on too, so if you prefer one or the other you got it all)

Kell Osbourne — Quick sand

Malcolm Hayes — I gotta be with you

 

Kev Cowey returned to the fold after many missed months and we were glad to see him spinning the records again -

 

Continental Four — The way I love you

Montclairs — Hey You

Johnny and the Expressions — Shy girl

Derek Martin — If you go

Shirley and the soul sisters — What more (can anyone want) Shirley Scott lead vocals

Sugar & the Spices — You gotta have faith

Four Voices — Your love is getting stronger

Mikki Farrow — Could it be

Fantastic Four — Live up to what she thinks

Al Gadiner — Sweet baby

Sandra Stephens — If you really love me

Ella Woods — I need your love

Guitar Ray — Gonna wreck my life

The Sparkels — Try love

Monique — If you love me

 

Next up is Paul Ackley with a quick half hour of tempting soul:

 

Charlene and the soul Serenaders — Can you win — Volt

Vondells — Hey Girl — Airtown

Admirations — You left me — Peaches

Magnetics — I have a girl — Ra-Sel

Johnny Hampton — Not my girl — Dottys

Sir Joe — Nobody beats my love — Rujac

Eddie Daniels — Is he better than me — Boots  :yes:  :thumbup:

Billy Byrd — Lost in the crowd — Scream

Ramona Collins — You’ve been cheating — Quality

Groovettes — Think it over — Reness

The Sweets — Something ‘bout my baby — Soultown

James Lately — Love, friends and money — Temple

Hreman Lewis — Who’s kissing you tonight — Stone Blue

Tommy and the Derby’s — Don’t play the role - Swing

 

That’s got things ticking along nicely with people filling the floor too, first main guest DJ in the shape of Davy Mason and he kicks his set off with:

 

Harold Burrage — I;ll take one — Sue (UK)

Willie Jones — Where’s my money — Peacock

Young Holt Ltd — Ain’t there something money can’t Buy — Brunswick

Little Joe Hinton — Let’s start a romance — Arvee

Soulful Twins — Can’t let you go — Sable (Other version played later on too)

The Cheers — Take me to paradise — Okeh

Cecil Washington — I don’t like to lose — Prophonics (Old joe Matthews cover up from Wigan and apart from the “Rose Valentine — Searling cover up” it was one of the longest standing cover ups of it’s time).

Arin Demain — Silent treatment — Blue Star

Clydie King - Only the guily cry - Phillips

Rockmasters - Raining teardrops - Romulus

Marvin Gaye - When I had your love - Motown

Sy Hightower - I know your leaving me - Carmen

Lenny Curtis - Nothing can help you now - End

Timi Yuro - It will never be over for me - Liberty (UK)

Four Tops - I like every thing about you - Motown

Purple Mundi - Stop hurting me baby - Cat  

Helen Shapiro-  He know,s how to love me - Columbia

Gene Toones - What more do you want - Simco

Cashmeres - Showstopper - Hem

Silhouettes - Not me baby - Goodway 

 

 

Absolutely fabulous set from Davy Mason and as usual he delivers the goods playing only the best and some superb rare UK copies / 45's too. Lots of his set is on the free cd which in mind was one of the best cd's I've done this year, John Parker adding to the cd made it a joy to listen too.

 

John Parker up next (what a fellah — comes all the way from Beverley to play at our humble club, great bloke, record collector, dj and his missus is a good sort too!!!!)

 

Jimmy Phillips - She belongs to me - Bumps

Volumes — Ain’t gonna stop — Karen

Poets — wrapped around your finger — J2

????

Robert Tanner — Sweet memories — Megatone

Eddie Billups — ask my heart — Peachtree

Corvetts- You’re blue — Moon

George Pepp — The feeling is real — Coleman

Ann Caudell — Longing for you — Quick (how good is this eh???????????)

Fascinators — In other ways — Bombay

Court Davis — Try to think — East Coast (old Herbie Williams cover up)

Invitations — watch out — MGM

Jokers — Soul Sound — Sko-field

Jesse James — Love is alright — Acetate (old Kenny Burrel’s copy — just about as rare as any acetate, wow!)

Ralph Graham — She just sits there — Upfront (Quality rare New York soul)

J D Bryant — I won’t be coming back — Shrine (one of the best from the Shrine logo and as rare as they come — you lot are spoilt at the Rafa Club...........)

Shirley Edwards — Dream my heart — Shrine (ditto above)

Nat Hall — Why — Loop — (both versions in one night......)

Magnetics — Count the days — Sable (ditto above .... spoilt again)

Buddy Ace — Screamin’ please — Duke (Big at the Rafa at the moment)

Joe Jama — It’s my life — Optimum (Like it or not it’s one of the most infectious plays on the Northern dance floors. Henry Atkinson’s discovery featured in the first DJ sets some 15 years since, when it was cheekily covered up as “Little Henry”. )

George Lemons — Fascinating girl — Gold Soul

John & the Wierdest — Can’ get over these memories — Tie (Old Searling c/up as Spyder Turner and the Webs....)

John and the Wierdest — No time — Tie (in my humble opinion the best side and I stick my head above the parapet for you all to shoot at it, and I bet you’ll miss...... again a monster double sider, truly spoilt Rafa club goers....)

 

It was getting late and to give John a rest we had Paul Ackley finish off but John was having none of it so they double decked ‘till the end of the night, both dj’s playing off one another to perfection, each the perfect foil for each other ...... Guess who played what, answers on a post card to me and you get a free entrance to the club in February 2015)

 

Magnetics — Lady in Green — Bonnie (One of my all time favourite Wigan Casino records, oooohhhhh.... I’ve just come, suits me sir...)

Mel Britt — She’ll come running back — FIP

Ellusions — You didn’t have to leave me — Lamon

Jimmy Burns — I really love you — Erica

Del Larks — Job Opening — Queen City

The Appointments — I saw you there — De-lite

Rufus Wood — Before 2001 — Espanola

Royal Robins — Something ‘bout you — Tru-glo-town

Lynn Terry — I Got a good thing goin’ — La Salle

Jimmy Bo Horne — I just can’t speak — Dade (Played especially for Geoff and Margaret Buckley who travelled miles to be there on the night, we take our hats off to you guys for making the effort as it makes it all worthwhile, top soul fans, you get in for nowt next time you come)

Eddie Hughes — Soul Searcher — Bard (great ballad from John ooopps shouldn’t have told you who played that one... Detroit sound without a doubt )

Little Reuben — In the name of loneliness — AR

Tolbert — I got it — Rojac

Tierra — Just loving you —

Tripps — Love can’t be modernised — Soundville

Ernestine Eady — Let’s talk it over — Phil-La

Imperial C’s — Sombody tell her — Phil-La

Timmie Williams — Competition — Mala

Betty Wilson — I’m yours — Dayco

Martenique’s — If you want to call me — Reo

Patrinelle Staten — Little love affair — Sepia

Buddy Smith — When you lose the one you love — Brute

David Thomas — I’ll always need you by my side — Prime.

 

Well that wraps up 2014 at the Rafa club so until the first Saturday in February 2015 “That’s all folks” Come along for the best of the best — you’ll love it — guaranteed.

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Fantastic night, music to feed the soul!!!!!!!!,good to catch up with old friends and given a very warm welcome from new one's well worth the two hour journey, cant wait for  Feb 15 to do it all again.

Thanks to all concerned.

Geoff and Margaret Buckley

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Fantastic night, music to feed the soul!!!!!!!!,good to catch up with old friends and given a very warm welcome from new one's well worth the two hour journey, cant wait for Feb 15 to do it all again.

Thanks to all concerned.

Geoff and Margaret Buckley

Shame to have missed you Geoff as I was out on my works bash.

Must say though, we are a bit spoiled at the RAFA as the playlists consistently prove :)

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Excellent playlists as usual, always delivers, well done to all. 

Thanks Dave, and as you say York soul club delivers exactly the same as the Rafa soul club so let's all support it more. We all need your support to keep this scene alive, remember today's new plays become tomorrow's oldies, it,s always been that way and it,s all soul anyway. Many thanks to John and Carol for the visit, the dedication, effort and love of the music.

see you all in 2015! Regards Paul.

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Thanks to the guys for the ask to DJ at The RAFA again,

 

Third time Ive done it now and the quality of music played at this club month on month is outstanding.

 

Its an Allnighter compressed into a Soul Night

 

 

Thanks for keeping a record of what I played,,,might have struggled myself

 

I think th e ???????????? record was

 

The Tiaras            Foolish Girl   Op -Art

 

 

Cheers

 

John P

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For those who like the playlists, why not try York Soul Club where John Parker is a resident Dj. You won't be disappointed.

 

All the best

 

Dave 

Yes...this Saturday............bring a box night.....not to be missed

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wow breathtaking playlist and finishing with our  wedding song   david thomas ill always need you by my side

which incidently is engraved on the rings , which is nice , whens the next un? !! deffo would like a visit 

 

steve and rowena

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wow breathtaking playlist and finishing with our  wedding song   david thomas ill always need you by my side

which incidently is engraved on the rings , which is nice , whens the next un? !! deffo would like a visit 

 

steve and rowena

Brilliant :)

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wow breathtaking playlist and finishing with our  wedding song   david thomas ill always need you by my side

which incidently is engraved on the rings , which is nice , whens the next un? !! deffo would like a visit 

 

steve and rowena

Next one up is the 7th Feb sir !

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