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Cissy Stone - Gone But Not Forgotten (Decca)

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Really?! Was it a Wigan play then? 

 

Seems to be a fave with this lot at Aberdeen

 

Heard it played in Edinburgh last year & the place erupted.

Looks to be working it's way South.

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I had Cissy Stone "Gone but not forgotten" in the late 70's.

I went to the USA in 1978. I spent most of the time hunting round record shops.

I saw a record called "Gone But Not Forgotten" that I didn't know. Thinking it might be another version of Cissy Stone I bought it.

It was by Johnny Robinson on OKEH.

I was pleasantly surprised when I played it back home, it was a different record than the one I thought, but great classy Detroit!!

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Think the reason it got picked up on/played was because Johnny Robinson was known from the Torch,i know i bought it blind for that reason i really don't remember ht being played though, Johnny Robinson ,now that is a class record

Steve

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Loved this from the first time on hearig it at an allnighter in Aberdeen in 1985.....spike and myself sort of looked at each other said wtf is that!!...a guy called speedy played it 2 or 3 times for us that night.

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Got it the day it came out on UK Decca and forgot about it until today...never even knew it was played anywhere !

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Troop;

 

They were a Birmingham band that did soul/funk covers, Cissy Stone fronted the band and had a huge presence on stage which matched her huge vocal, I heard "Gone" many times at Wigan, but surely if were being honest here its not a soul record and belongs in the bin with Muriel Day, Helen Shapiro, Tom Jones et all.

 

I thought we had largely moved past playing pop records, its sad because there must be thousands of records made by black men/women that should get a chance.

 

Rant over, I'll go and stand in the corner now :g:  :g:

 

Gouch

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Troop;

 

They were a Birmingham band that did soul/funk covers, Cissy Stone fronted the band and had a huge presence on stage which matched her huge vocal, I heard "Gone" many times at Wigan, but surely if were being honest here its not a soul record and belongs in the bin with Muriel Day, Helen Shapiro, Tom Jones et all.

 

I thought we had largely moved past playing pop records, its sad because there must be thousands of records made by black men/women that should get a chance.

 

Rant over, I'll go and stand in the corner now :g:  :g:

 

Gouch

Well put Brian.....that Bill Oddie thing wants putting in the bin with it...budge up in that corner I'm joining  you! :yes:

dave L

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Written by Mickey Moonshine.

I think.

Listening to the Kristine Sparkle version now for the first time, and is it just me that thinks the backing is a bit reminiscent if Micky Moonshine?

 

Paul

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Saw Cissy Stone at The Bungalow (Stockport County FC ) in 1979. Bit of a white Tina Turner, stomping around the stage singing her head off in a tiny outfit which left nothing to the imagination.  Whoo!

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Saw Cissy Stone at The Bungalow (Stockport County FC ) in 1979. Bit of a white Tina Turner, stomping around the stage singing her head off in a tiny outfit which left nothing to the imagination.  Whoo!

 

She was a regular live act at Wakefield Tiffanies I seem to remember. Wakefield Tiffs also had a Northern Room - the Bali Hai, so Cissy was right in the thick of it. She could belt out a tune too. Not my cup of tea but she was a trouper......

 

Ian D  :D

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Well put Brian.....that Bill Oddie thing wants putting in the bin with it...budge up in that corner I'm joining  you! :yes:

dave L

 

Nobody is playing the Bill Oddie record, it's just a nice record to listen to

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I thought we had largely moved past playing pop records, its sad because there must be thousands of records made by black men/women that should get a chance.

 

 

What, we now have to do a background check to see what colour the singer is?

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What, we now have to do a background check to see what colour the singer is?

Pete,i was told by a top dj when i requested Holly St James "I don't do white" so i guess background checks are already in place by some  :huh:

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Pete,i was told by a top dj when i requested Holly St James "I don't do white" so i guess background checks are already in place by some  :huh:

 

What a pr*ck, he won't be able to play Dean Parrish

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Troop;

 

They were a Birmingham band that did soul/funk covers, Cissy Stone fronted the band and had a huge presence on stage which matched her huge vocal, I heard "Gone" many times at Wigan, but surely if were being honest here its not a soul record and belongs in the bin with Muriel Day, Helen Shapiro, Tom Jones et all.

 

I thought we had largely moved past playing pop records, its sad because there must be thousands of records made by black men/women that should get a chance.

 

Rant over, I'll go and stand in the corner now :g:  :g:

 

Gouch

 

Bit harsh I think Brian - many much loved tunes are essentially 'pop soul' by both black and white singers. Colour not massively relevant to me as long as they create an atmosphere or a bit of excitement. Look at the number of blue-eyed 60's garage and beach scene records played over the years, loads of them by white acts but who cares. It's what's in the grooves that counts  :D 

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Pete,i was told by a top dj when i requested Holly St James "I don't do white" so i guess background checks are already in place by some  :huh:

Top Dj and a racist!

What happens when he finds out his favourite record is by a white singer, does he not like it anymore!

It really should not matter what the colour of the singer is, if the record is good or not is what matters.

Edited by solidsoul

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was a wigan record I heard dave evison play it at wigan and then went and bought a copy and played it up in Scotland. always a fav up here when played. remember when chris king was up in Aberdeen playing and never heard it so I gave him my spare copy lol

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Wigan Tune. Can you imagine what some playlists would look like if you removed the "WHITE" artist records!

and anyone who calls Helen Shapiro needs a kick up the arse! Fabulous voice she had/has & I should know I once sang with her on stage when I was 4or 5.

Who the F++K wants to check the artists colour before they will play a good dancer out! :g:

look at the tips for 2015 thread and I can tell you theres at least one is a white artist.

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was a wigan record I heard dave evison play it at wigan and then went and bought a copy and played it up in Scotland. always a fav up here when played. remember when chris king was up in Aberdeen playing and never heard it so I gave him my spare copy lol

 

Brilliant, thanks - that kind of answers my initial question

 

Out of interest any idea year-wise when DE would have been playing it at Wigan?

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Wigan Tune. Can you imagine what some playlists would look like if you removed the "WHITE" artist records!

and anyone who calls Helen Shapiro needs a kick up the arse! Fabulous voice she had/has & I should know I once sang with her on stage when I was 4or 5.

Who the F++K wants to check the artists colour before they will play a good dancer out! :g:

look at the tips for 2015 thread and I can tell you theres at least one is a white artist.

Can I just make it clear that my earlier post was completely colour blind and made purely on the basis that this is a shite disco record, deserving of being filed alongside Sheila B Devotion and 'Northern Monsters'  of a similar ilk. Thank you.

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Can I just make it clear that my earlier post was completely colour blind and made purely on the basis that this is a shite disco record, deserving of being filed alongside Sheila B Devotion and 'Northern Monsters'  of a similar ilk. Thank you.

Can I also say that the scene is littered with "Disco Pish" so to some CS is a good record and to others its crap.

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Can I also say that the scene is littered with "Disco Pish" so to some CS is a good record and to others its crap.

 

No, you're mistaken I'm afraid -  It's definitely bobbins mate :lol:

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got a box of 50 demos from a record shop that was selling a load of old warehouse stock for 10p each and sold all of them for £5 each,  

same with box of Julian covey island re issue

this was back in 1981.

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