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Rafa Club Newton Aycliffe 2Nd May 2015

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Peter Richer (Cramlington) and

Liam / Dan McGannon (Bp Auckland)


Kicking off to an empty crowd early on usual, the cheapie dj just to warm the decks up - Paul Shoulder up to 8.00pm.

Tutti Hill – He’s a lover  - Arock

Superiors - Tell me to go – Verve

Edwin Starr – I’ll never forget you – Granite

Bobby Jones – Talkin’ Bout Jones – Expo

Bob Meyer – I only get this feeling – Blue Soul

Barbara Mason – Bobby is my baby – Arctic

Mary Wells – Me without you – 20C

Deon Jackson – I can’t go on – Carla

The Cheers  - Take me to paradise – Okeh

Teddy and the Fingerpoppers – Soul Groove – Arctic

Impalas – Speed up – Capitol

Paul Sindab – I was a fool – Powertree

Buddy Ace – Screaming please – Duke

Buddy Ace – True love money can’t buy – Duke

Top Shelf – No second thoughts - LoLo

Great to hear Top shelf “No second thoughts” played out loud and it sounded great too – perfect for today! Next up is first guest:


 Dan McGannon. 8.00 – 8.30pm

Willie Cox – This man – Kent (Anniversary)

The bamboos – Tighten Up – Maydec

Derek Martin – Soul Power – Tuba

Mill Evans  - Why – King

Stu Gardner – Expressin’ my love – Chisa

Mill Evans – Right now  - King

Eddie Parker  - Can’t you see – Jay Walking

Wilmer and the Dukes – Give me one more chance – Aphrodisiac

Young Holt Trio – Ain’t there something – Brunswick

World Column – So is the sun – Tower

Billy Sha Rae – Do it – Spectrum

Edwin Starr – There you go – Soul


Next up for the quick fire set is Dan’s brother Liam:

Major Lance – You’re everything I need – Osiris

Impressions  - Love me – Curtom

Montclairs  - Hey you  - Arch

September Jones  - Voodoo Mademoiselle – Pied Piper

Four Tracks  - Voodoo Man – Mandingo

Cliff Nobles  - My love is getting stronger – Atlantic

Heartbreakers  - I’ve got to face it – Derby City

Volcanos – Help Wanted  - Arctic

Royal Esquires – Ain’t gonna run – Prix

Eddie Day – Lean on me  - Dayco

Moments  - Nine Times  - Stang


It’s 9.00pm and time for the first set from special guest dj Peter Richer.

Kitty Doswell – Face in the crowd

Exits – Another Sundown in Watts

Caesars – Girl I miss you

Dellets – What’s the use

Young Brothers – Baby

Taxie – Don’t stop

Eric lomax – seven the loser

Virgie Till – I didn’t steal your dog

Jackie Wilson – I’ll believe I’ll love on

Buddy McKnight – Every time

Sandy and the Pebbles – He’s my kind of fellah

Bebbie Curtis – I check my mailbox


Paul Ackley 9.30 – 10.30pm

Flash McKinley – I’ll rescue you – Bombay

Poets – Wrapped around your finger – J2

Del Larks – Job Opening – Queen City

Eddie Billups – Ask my heart – Peachtree

Soul Bros Inc. – Pyramid – Golden Eye

Magnetics – Count the days – sable

Timmie Williams – Copmpetition – Mala

Al Williams  - Nothing – LaBeat

Gene Toones – What more do you want – Simco

Yvonne Vernee – just like you did me – Sonbert

Tamala Lewis – You won’t say nothing – Marton

Patrinelle Staten – Little Love Affair – Sepia

Milton Parker – Women like it harder – Closet

Imperial C’s – Somebody tell her – Phil-la

Admirations – You left me – Peaches

The Precious Three – I need a man – Ref-O-Ree (record of the night.....)

Tranells – Blessed with a love – Flo Jo

Wanda Davis – Save me – Project Soul

The Earles – Everybody’s got somebody – Tee Ti

Jesse James – Are you gonna leave me – Shirley

Donald Thomas – Calling me Home  - PMRC (Rafa classic....)

Eddie Whitehead – Just your fool - Blackjack

Fantastic set as usual from Paul with Donald Thomas making an appearance again with the moody “Calling me home” and great to hear The Precious Three “ I need a man” – Awesome soul.


Main set from Peter Richer 10.30pm – 11.30pm

Honey and the Bees – Dynamite Exploding

TSU Toronadoes – A Thousand Wonders

Honey Bees – Let’s get back together

Ron Saunders – Skate

Ty Karim – Lighten up baby

Trips – There’s that mountain

Gene Woodbury – Ever again

Gwen Owens – Just say you’re wanted

Ellusions  - You didn’t have to leave

Romona Collins – You’ve been Cheating

Connie Austin – She made a mistake

Sun Lovers – Main street

Carol Anderson C/U

Dolly Gilmore – Don’t you know you’re the yes

Barbara mason – Y.B.S.I.

Masqueraders – How

Gentlemen 4 – You can’t keep a good man down

La Brenda Ben – Chaperone

McKinley Mitchel l – You’re never gonna break my heart

Chequers – C/U

Young Brothers – What’s your game

Fascinations – C/U

Cautions – No other way


Final set from Dan and Liam McGannon 11.30pm – 12.30am

Cherub Singers – Never C/U

Sons of Christ – Tell the truth

Caffey Bros – Make me over

Linda Morrison & Gospel Choir – My friend

Judy Freeman – Hold on

Tim Jacobs – Mercy

Towanda barnes – You don’t mean it

Debonaires – Stop! Let’s be united

Sam Dees – Lonely for you baby

Betty Moorer – Speed up – (2nd time for this track but first time was from her brothers – The Impalas)

Electrifying Casmeres – What does it take – “the version”

Four Tracks  - Like my love for you

Rich Ward – My bay she’s gone

Soul Connection – You don’t know

Jimmy Bo Horne  - Clean up man

Distractions – You C/U

Soul Tones – You and me baby

Bobby Womack – Home is where the heart is (where did that come from in this set?)

Fascinations  - Girls are out to get you

Robert Parker – Caught you in a lie ( best cheapie of the night)

Rhonda davis – Can you remember

Chuck Jackson - Loneliness

I feel a bit "Sanctified" listening to all that Gospel - Hallelujah....


Next Month – THE FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH – It’s special Guest DJ John Parker who needs no introduction to the Rafa Soul Club and backing him up is David Scott.

All the best folks – from Paul, Ian, Kev and Paul.

Edited by Soulboyslim

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top drawer sets from all you guys again!, impala's & betty moorer double take well worth it anyway....i thought i could hear you all down the road a piece!!..another brilliant night of quality tunes when there was an awful lot on everywhere for a bank holiday weekend.....the north east keeps doing northern soul proud!  :thumbsup:

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Bobby Womack – Home is where the heart is (where did that come from in this set?)

Nowt Wrong with that record Paul  :yes: Was merely expressing my love for the North East after being stuck down south for the last 3 months!!


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The cheapie dj! Haha, a shame to play Bob Meyer and Teddy and The Fingerpoppers so early on, fantastic records. And not so cheap in my book ;-)

Great sets though, always read these playlists and enjoy them. I look forward to visiting at some point in the future. Keep up the great work

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