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Richard Searling Spins Revisited

I thought I might do a series of these mixes featuring tracks made famous by the top Northern Soul DJ’s in the 70’s.  Obviously, many DJ’s played the same records but I’m going from memory and audio evidence from tapes I recorded at the time.  Richard was responsible for breaking more newies than anyone (with the help of ace soul supplier John Anderson) and his later period spins are amongst the best records ever played on the scene in my opinion.  That Eddie Garrigan is still sh*t though.  There may be one or two ‘speed’ problems on this, I promise this is the last time I ever use the old decks, I’ll go back to two separate turntables from now on, it’s too much hassle keep trying to mend the old ones.  Anyway this is a brilliant set of sounds, and to spare Richard’s blushes I didn’t include Gary Lewis & The Playboys…

 

THE EMBERS – WATCH OUT GIRL

RICHARD (POPCORN) WYLIE – ROSEMARY WHAT HAPPENED

THE INSPIRATIONS – NO ONE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE

EDDIE REGAN – PLAYIN’ HIDE AND SEEK

JOEY HEATHERTON – WHEN YOU CALL ME BABY

JIMMIE RAYE – PHILLY DOG AROUND THE WORLD

JAY D MARTIN – BY YOURSELF

LILLIE BRYANT – MEEET ME HALFWAY

LYDIA MARCELLE – IT’S NOT LIKE YOU

SHANE MARTIN – I NEED YOU

PAULA DURANTE – IF HE WERE MINE

TONY MIDDLETON – PARIS BLUES

THE YUM YUMS – GONNA BE A BIG THING

VICKIE BAINES – COUNTRY GIRL

EDDIE GARRIGAN – I WISH I WAS

JOHN LEACH – PUT THAT WOMAN DOWN

BETTY BOO – SAY IT ISN’T SO

JIMMY BURNS – I REALLY LOVE YOU

EDDIE PARKER – I’M GONE

JOE MATTHEWS – AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN DO

BEN ZINE – VILLAGE OF TEARS

LARRY CLINTON – SHE’S WANTED

THE 7TH AVENUE AVIATORS – YOU SHOULD O’ HELD ON

THE NOMADS – SOMETHIN’S BAD

JOHN & THE WIERDEST – CAN’T GET OVER THESE MEMORIES

THE PROFESSIONALS – THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU

MOSES DILLARD – I’LL PAY THE PRICE

COURT DAVIS – TRY TO THINK (WHAT YOU’RE DOING)

THE GROUP – I DON’T LIKE TO LOSE

LESTER TIPTON – THIS WON’T CHANGE

AL WILLIAMS – I AM NOTHING

WILLIAM POWELL – HEARTACHE SOUVENIRS

BILLY HAMBRIC – SHE SAID GOODBYE

ARIN DEMAIN – SILENT TREATMENT

RAMONA COLLINS – YOU’VE BEEN CHEATING

ROSE VALENTINE (LITTLE ANN) – WHEN HE’S NOT AROUND

 

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Pure class Pete 

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Proper Northern Soul from a Proper Northern Soul Soul DJ.....

Thanks for posting Pete.

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Pete. Thanks as always. Sound track of my life

Steve

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Yep, that just about does it for me!

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I wasn't around at the Casino, but we're all aware of the power of Dickie in those days, but when you see those listed together and credited to him, it really hits the point home,

That's some list of tunes!!

 

Cheers,

Mark R

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Great choices Pete and great listening. My memory has Paris Blues wedged into Cleethorpes a while before it broke at the casino? Your knowledge is better than mine, just raising for a curiosity. 

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Dean I never went to Cleethorpes mate so can't answer that one - Russ, Pep and Richard all played Paris Blues at Wigan end of 76

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I associate Eddie Garrigan with Sam (Johnny Moore c/u). Not saying Richard didn't play it mind.
Bloody impossible record to sell nowadays :lol:

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