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Just been looking at one of Dave McCaddens Soul Time mags (issue No2) from about August 1973. The interesting thing is the play list he has from the following venues Va Va's Bolton. (The first allnighter i took notice of, it was just youth club sounds before that, but that's another story) Samantha's. Wigan Rugby Club (Russ!!) Blackpool Mecca.

I then compared Wigan Rugby Club and The Mecca (Minshull/Curtis) and wondered which top ten would be received the best today, obviously this is a top ten before The Mecca when modern, woh...nearly said disco, wash my mouth.

Wigan Rugby Club June 73

Sam & Kitty Something good

Bob Relf Blowing my mind to pieces

Rose Battiste Hit and Run

Otis Smith Let her go

Flaming Embers Lets have a Love in

Bobby Lynn Earthquake

Moes Smith Girl across the street

The Sweets Satisfy me baby

Hesitations I'm not built that way

Sherrys Put your arms around me

I think that proves Russ invented Northern Soul don't you :thumbsup:

Blackpool Mecca

Bobby Treetop Wait till I get to know you

Gino Parks Nerves of Steel

Moses Smith Girl across the street

Brice Coefield Ain't that right

Christine Cooper Heartaches away

Damita Jo I'll save the last dance for you

Earl grant Hide nor Hair

Wally Cox This man

Superlatives I still love you

The Mob Open the door to your heart

Personally I actually think its a close thing, just edged by Russ, as I would be hard pressed to sit through Damita Jo, and The Mobs version of Open the door!!! but if you were to combine both, they add up to a reasonable spot remember, in '73 these were the driving force of Northern Soul and lead to what we have today

That's only the top tens, I will publish the other ten later , so people can get there oldies spots sorted for the weekend.

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Just been looking at one of Dave McCaddens Soul Time mags (issue No2) from about August 1973. The interesting thing is the play list he has from the following venues Va Va's Bolton. (The first allnighter i took notice of, it was just youth club sounds before that, but that's another story) Samantha's. Wigan Rugby Club (Russ!!) Blackpool Mecca.

I then compared Wigan Rugby Club and The Mecca (Minshull/Curtis) and wondered which top ten would be received the best today, obviously this is a top ten before The Mecca when modern, woh...nearly said disco, wash my mouth.

Wigan Rugby Club June 73

Sam & Kitty Something good

Bob Relf Blowing my mind to pieces

Rose Battiste Hit and Run

Otis Smith Let her go

Flaming Embers Lets have a Love in

Bobby Lynn Earthquake

Moes Smith Girl across the street

The Sweets Satisfy me baby

Hesitations I'm not built that way

Sherrys Put your arms around me

I think that proves Russ invented Northern Soul don't you :thumbsup:

Blackpool Mecca

Bobby Treetop Wait till I get to know you

Gino Parks Nerves of Steel

Moses Smith Girl across the street

Brice Coefield Ain't that right

Christine Cooper Heartaches away

Damita Jo I'll save the last dance for you

Earl grant Hide nor Hair

Wally Cox This man

Superlatives I still love you

The Mob Open the door to your heart

Personally I actually think its a close thing, just edged by Russ, as I would be hard pressed to sit through Damita Jo, and The Mobs version of Open the door!!! but if you were to combine both, they add up to a reasonable spot remember, in '73 these were the driving force of Northern Soul and lead to what we have today

That's only the top tens, I will publish the other ten later , so people can get there oldies spots sorted for the weekend.

I think Russ's playlist would still go down well today...deffo

Bazza

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