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5 minutes ago, Chris Turnbull said:

Lol when you said 'obviously I need love by Daybreak' I thought you meant two different records i.e. that one as well :D

When you asked me the question I knew I had confused you!

LOL

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Bilston Allnighter , Edinburgh March 1986....next day round and round in my head 

"ooh ooh-ah ah, ooh-ah ah" 

atmospheric haunting echo,  loved it that night before I knew what it was and still pretty much somes up what it's all about to me...

 

 

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On ‎30‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 21:53, Peter99 said:

Who played this first then? I know fcuk all but I thought that Keb played that much, much later. I really don't remember hearing it played back,back in the day. 

Peter

definatley  mecca sound the pale blue boot came out back end of 76

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The record that always reminds me of my first night at Wigan (June 1980) is Happy (Velvet Hammer). That was the first time I saw a big rush onto a half empty dance floor - filling up in about ten seconds. Although it was coming to the end of its shelf life by then - It  was pressed up about that time with Omni's  Keys To The City on the other side.

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Got round to answering the Gene Latter question from 'Up the junction' - Can't really remember anything other than he sang 'Sign on the dotted line' several times and filled the rest of his spot with stds.

Someone else mentions Four Larks - Groovin' at the go-go  - Tower - (JM has just added one for auction in the run-up to Christmas with the blurb about it being a Torch monster)

Setting the record straight - Dave Rivers pitched up at the Cats in mid '72 with 3 copies - got Max to play it - wow our 1st real exposure to Harthon.

Max duly bought 1 for a fiver / Steve Frost likewise and Dave kept the last one and it remained like that almost until the Torch closed in early 73, I guess because that short period of time became known as the Torch era, numerous sounds which never saw the light of day in Tunstall or were at best guest spins from other boxes - Sam & Kitty being another, got bracketed together.

Probably says more about who went to what venues than anything else.

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8 minutes ago, vadnochka said:

Got round to answering the Gene Latter question from 'Up the junction' - Can't really remember anything other than he sang 'Sign on the dotted line' several times and filled the rest of his spot with stds.

Someone else mentions Four Larks - Groovin' at the go-go  - Tower - (JM has just added one for auction in the run-up to Christmas with the blurb about it being a Torch monster)

Setting the record straight - Dave Rivers pitched up at the Cats in mid '72 with 3 copies - got Max to play it - wow our 1st real exposure to Harthon.

Max duly bought 1 for a fiver / Steve Frost likewise and Dave kept the last one and it remained like that almost until the Torch closed in early 73, I guess because that short period of time became known as the Torch era, numerous sounds which never saw the light of day in Tunstall or were at best guest spins from other boxes - Sam & Kitty being another, got bracketed together.

Probably says more about who went to what venues than anything else.

thought harthon  was the boot  of the four larks original only on tower !

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8 minutes ago, vadnochka said:

Harthon productions as a sound - not the label - all 3 were Tower issues

 

ok its just my mates got a harthon issue with the inst on the b side which I`m led to believe is a boot

got the demo +issue on tower great b side its one of my fav`s

sammy

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Looking through the records that have been mentioned is a proper trip down memory lane and a reminder of what got me interested in the first place even if tastes and preferences have moved on since then.

For me the first to really stick was Deana Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life. I have been stuck as a fan of girlie dancers ever since.

Steve 

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Whilst we had heard quite few good sounds at various clubs around merseyside, like kittens and Jimmy conwell, what blew us away was hearing "unsatisfied" Lou Johnson at the Torch. That massive intro and rush to the dance floor then the syncopated claps  which we had never experienced before, we were hooked. It was a life changing experience no less than that. The opening lines became our call sign Oh baby don't you turn aside, when spoken anywhere on a bus in a pub got the chorused response "don't you leave me so unsatisfied" happy naive days

 

Dave Banks

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1 hour ago, davebanks said:

Whilst we had heard quite few good sounds at various clubs around merseyside, like kittens and Jimmy conwell, what blew us away was hearing "unsatisfied" Lou Johnson at the Torch. That massive intro and rush to the dance floor then the syncopated claps  which we had never experienced before, we were hooked. It was a life changing experience no less than that. The opening lines became our call sign Oh baby don't you turn aside, when spoken anywhere on a bus in a pub got the chorused response "don't you leave me so unsatisfied" happy naive days

 

Dave Banks

Evening Dave

Oh , for those happy, naive days. Gone now, perhaps forever, but we lived it, felt it and danced it. Great times, great music and great friendships. We were all part of a very special family - the part we all played was very individual, but we played it from our hearts.

Blimey, I'm becoming a little nostalgic and misty eyed!

Pierre

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Just now, 1 huskyvan said:

has to be Lou pride im comeing home just as the bombers kick in 

Mine too. Just loved to watch the top dancers on the floor to this as well.

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14 minutes ago, 1 huskyvan said:

has to be Lou pride im comeing home just as the bombers kick in 

Never a huge fan of that particular record. But bombers......................................................

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Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied - Torch - Colin Curtis - the look on his face as my brother Chris and I presented him with a mint British London issue from our box

- a bit like the British Nancy Ames on British Columbia alongside the Epic import - at the Mecca - dreadful irrespective of label 

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I'm glad somebody at long last has started a thread like this as it enables me to off load a long held secret from way back somewhere in the depths of my mind.

After my very first all-nighter (Wigan WC circa 1977) I went back home on the train with a one word chorus "Balloon" blazing around my head.

It was years later before I finally figured out what it was.

It was Lada Edmund's classic 'The LaRue'.

Never been particularly fond of the record to be honest and never owned a copy.

Derek

 

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Cleethorpes Winter Gardens 1976, and a month before my 15th Birthday......................went along with the bigger boys.

Massive Massive Massive - Flirtations - Little Darling. At least 3 or 4 plays during the night.

Accompanied by Jeanette Harper, Rain, and Blanche Carter.

Of course as a young un, the poppy tunes were always the easiest to remember!

 

Ed

 

 

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1 hour ago, GrayM said:

Dramatics Inky Dinky Wang Dang Do at the Torch, and Sweet Sherry JJ Barnes / Everybody Needs a Love in Flaming Ember at VA-VAs.

 

I'm thinking jammy bastard while eating a jammy doughnut!

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The Jelly Beans - You Don't Mean Me No Good was the first record that blew me away my first time at the Casino. There were many more that night and since but that was my first.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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On 11/30/2016 at 13:02, Chris L said:

Four Larks - Groovin' at the go go - 1972 Catacombs Wolverhampton.

I remember "Jumping at the go go" off an LP called The Detroit sound on Wyncote label. Wigan late '73. Heard this loads of times before I heard the Four Larks!

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As I walked through the doors of The Crown Hotel in Thornton,  mid 80's, this was playing.... 

To see the crowd handclapping in time at the breaks  sent the hairs on the back of my neck rushing,  I knew I had arrived on the scene of  something special 

Still love that record today 

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1 hour ago, dogsbody said:

I remember "Jumping at the go go" off an LP called The Detroit sound on Wyncote label. Wigan late '73. Heard this loads of times before I heard the Four Larks!

I used to have that LP

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On 29/11/2016 at 22:55, Zed1 said:

It's interesting Ste that many of those Tracks I used to love back then I've since been told were in fact just White Pop Crap........ If I'd known this back then Eh!. :lol:

The fact is all them years back we used to dance to a hell of a lot of tunes that got you up onto the dancefloor because they had that beat, rhythm and vocals that in a lot of case didnt sound "white". There are literally loads of big tunes that made the scene what it was (and is....)that were sung by white singers...list is endless maybe we should start a list, but the one that blew me away and was an all time fave of mine back in late 70s was Jimmy McFarland Lonely Lover, who'd a thought he was white?! what a voice!

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On 27/02/2017 at 21:00, 123-motown said:

As I walked through the doors of The Crown Hotel in Thornton,  mid 80's, this was playing.... 

To see the crowd handclapping in time at the breaks  sent the hairs on the back of my neck rushing,  I knew I had arrived on the scene of  something special 

Still love that record today 

And it would have been the late Neil McKillop playing it, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing! :-)

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3 hours ago, foi said:

The fact is all them years back we used to dance to a hell of a lot of tunes that got you up onto the dancefloor because they had that beat, rhythm and vocals that in a lot of case didnt sound "white". There are literally loads of big tunes that made the scene what it was (and is....)that were sung by white singers...list is endless maybe we should start a list, but the one that blew me away and was an all time fave of mine back in late 70s was Jimmy McFarland Lonely Lover, who'd a thought he was white?! what a voice!

More often than not it was the comestibles which got most people on the dance floor - and kept them there. 

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38 minutes ago, Peter99 said:

More often than not it was the comestibles which got most people on the dance floor - and kept them there. 

:wicked:

Yes i know what ya saying there and completely true, half of the time people were so blocked up with comestibles they didnt know what they were even dancing to! There were more or less 3 choices to sweat it all out

1) spend all night at the record bars (that was me most of the time)

2) as you mentioned get on the dance floor and stay there as people sometimes didnt have any control over leaving the dance floor due to the comestibles

3) talk the arms and legs offa somebody with copious amounts of verbal diarrhea (that was also partly me, though talking about records again!)

them were the days LOL....

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30 minutes ago, foi said:

Yes i know what ya saying there and completely true, half of the time people were so blocked up with comestibles they didnt know what they were even dancing to! There were more or less 3 choices to sweat it all out

1) spend all night at the record bars (that was me most of the time)

2) as you mentioned get on the dance floor and stay there as people sometimes didnt have any control over leaving the dance floor due to the comestibles

3) talk the arms and legs offa somebody with copious amounts of verbal diarrhea (that was also partly me, though talking about records again!)

them were the days LOL....

They were indeed the days - the days of our lives. I was a dancer - and danced all night. I enjoyed the smooth onset of peace and euphoria travelling to venues with my mates - and all the chat that went with it. I smoked tabs at the time and you could smoke on the dance floor - a tiny bit of heaven. 

The friendships and spirit have endured and still keep building today. Some of the best friends I never met are via Soul Source. 

P

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19 minutes ago, PhilT said:

First record to really take me to the different place was Willie Kendrick's 'change your ways'. Still love it. 

Yep, great shout Phil. There was a wealth of superb RCA releases at the time - Herb Ward etc. Lots of them captured on that old album Jumping at the Go Go. 

P

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