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Fond, very fond memories of Mr M's around 1974-75. Almost everything I played was 100mph, or at least something that kept the floor full. That was what Mr M's was all about for me. There were certain

Ms  playlist changed  when the Twins started Dj ing in there , They seemed to go for Rare originals , many of which had recently  stopped  being played downstairs as the had been pressed ,  whereas be

Sounds good and no doubt I’ll treat myself to the set. I must say, Dooley Silverspoon is an odd choice as it was a ‘newie’ at the time it was first spun at the Casino. My most vivid memories of M’s in

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Sounds good and no doubt I’ll treat myself to the set. I must say, Dooley Silverspoon is an odd choice as it was a ‘newie’ at the time it was first spun at the Casino. My most vivid memories of M’s include Anne Sexton, King Errison, Travis Wammack, Al Wilson-Help Me and of course the big tunes from the Wheel-Torch era incuding Spencer Davis-Keep On Running, Williams and Watson-Too Late plus others by Major Lance, Gene Chandler etc.

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Are physical cd's still selling? Is mp3 download more popular?

Nostalgic look back, especially if there is book of note accompanying the set, but surely EVERY track listed has been put out before.

Ed

 

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John leach, Gwen Owens, Mood Mosaic and a few more all main ballroom sounds predominantly. Surely?  No that it matters now 40+ years on. 

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8 hours ago, Mick McGarry said:

John leach, Gwen Owens, Mood Mosaic and a few more all main ballroom sounds predominantly. Surely?  No that it matters now 40+ years on. 

Would they have been a later Mr M’s play as oldies?

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14 minutes ago, chalky said:

Would they have been a later Mr M’s play as oldies?

Monthly oldies all nighters aside I only recall Mood Mosaic from M's, John Leach and Gwen Owens I would have had down as mainly Big room plays, but as you say may have crept into M's  towards the very end.

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Fond, very fond memories of Mr M's around 1974-75. Almost everything I played was 100mph, or at least something that kept the floor full. That was what Mr M's was all about for me. There were certain records you knew would get the floor packed and bouncing. Some were a little unorthodox and certainly not 'pure', classic, Northern soul, but they went down well, very well, at the time. Some of the best that I found kept the dancers hammering away were; 

Little Queenie - Bill Blacks Combo

Sea Cruise - Ace Cannon

Too Late - Williams & Watson

I Got The Fever - Creation/Prophets

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

I'm Standing - Rufus Lumley

Breakout- Mitch Ryder

You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder

Quick Change Artist - Soul Twins

One Wonderful Moment - Shakers

Girl, Don't Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony

Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray

Shing-A-Ling - Cooperettes

Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers

What Would I Do - Tymes

Exes Trek - Luther Ingram

Crying' Over You - Duke Browner

I've Got Something Good - Sam & Kitty

Nothing Can Compare To You - Velvet Satins

I even used Mike Post - Afternoon On The Rhino when it stopped being played in the main room and one of my all time favourites A Little Togetherness - The Younghearts.

I wish I could go back in time and experience it again, just once would do!!!

 

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14 hours ago, chalky said:

Would they have been a later Mr M’s play as oldies?

Probably. A new play soon became an oldie due to the huge availability of new finds that were quickly played to death and then classed as oldies. The oldies to me in those days were wheel & torch sounds. Everyone has their own interpretation. 

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yes the main room sounds crept upstairs in the latter years..........but these epitomise M's to me;

James Carr - that's what I want to know

Rex Garvin - sock it to 'em JB

Bill Cosby - little old man

Davis & Tyler - hold on help is on the way

The Dynatones - the fife piper

Brooks & Jerry - I got what it takes

Spencer Davis - trampoline

..........and loads of other slow stuff

 

 

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Truely underplayed - classic 100% northern Soul - Mr Ms a speed freaks dream , I can still see the white t shirts with the nicotine reddish sweat drip spots off the dark brown ceiling - great memories 

 

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On 20/12/2017 at 06:47, chalky said:

Would they have been a later Mr M’s play as oldies?

Chalky.  Like Gaz  ( zed1 ) said. I don't remember John leach  . Gwen Owens been played in  M,s.

Do remember the likes of Guy Darrel.  I've been hurt . Tom Jones.  Stop breaking my heart. Spencer Davis. Gimme some  loving. being played though in M,s

Steve 

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Would have thought John Leach was played towards the last couple of years  or so of the Casino so not had chance to become an "oldie" ? Also rarity may have played a part.

Cheers Paul

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2 hours ago, soul shrews said:

Would have thought John Leach was played towards the last couple of years  or so of the Casino so not had chance to become an "oldie" ? Also rarity may have played a part.

Cheers Paul

Paul. I think John Leach was played in 78 maybe 77 . Can't remember. I'm sure someone will.

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On 12/20/2017 at 14:33, Banner said:

Fond, very fond memories of Mr M's around 1974-75. Almost everything I played was 100mph, or at least something that kept the floor full. That was what Mr M's was all about for me. There were certain records you knew would get the floor packed and bouncing. Some were a little unorthodox and certainly not 'pure', classic, Northern soul, but they went down well, very well, at the time. Some of the best that I found kept the dancers hammering away were; 

Little Queenie - Bill Blacks Combo

Sea Cruise - Ace Cannon

Too Late - Williams & Watson

I Got The Fever - Creation/Prophets

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

I'm Standing - Rufus Lumley

Breakout- Mitch Ryder

You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder

Quick Change Artist - Soul Twins

One Wonderful Moment - Shakers

Girl, Don't Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony

Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray

Shing-A-Ling - Cooperettes

Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers

What Would I Do - Tymes

Exes Trek - Luther Ingram

Crying' Over You - Duke Browner

I've Got Something Good - Sam & Kitty

Nothing Can Compare To You - Velvet Satins

I even used Mike Post - Afternoon On The Rhino when it stopped being played in the main room and one of my all time favourites A Little Togetherness - The Younghearts.

I wish I could go back in time and experience it again, just once would do!!!

 

thanks for posting - sea cruise is new to me

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Anybody confirm if this got played in M's much, or even at all?

 

 

Bought a copy for peanuts many years ago, but have never heard it played out.

Ed

 

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13 hours ago, tomangoes said:

Anybody confirm if this got played in M's much, or even at all?

Bought a copy for peanuts many years ago, but have never heard it played out.

Ed

 

I'm the only person Ive ever heard it played out, only known it for about 10 years though - didn't realise it went back to wigan days

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On 19/12/2017 at 21:57, SoulSider said:

John leach, Gwen Owens, Mood Mosaic and a few more all main ballroom sounds predominantly. Surely?  No that it matters now 40+ years on. 

 

On 26/12/2017 at 10:01, Steve L said:

I'm the only person Ive ever heard it played out, only known it for about 10 years though - didn't realise it went back to wigan days

100% main hall sounds , still who doesn’t love Gwen Owens 👍

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On 22/12/2017 at 19:16, Winsford Soul said:

Chalky.  Like Gaz  ( zed1 ) said. I don't remember John leach  . Gwen Owens been played in  M,s.

Do remember the likes of Guy Darrel.  I've been hurt . Tom Jones.  Stop breaking my heart. Spencer Davis. Gimme some  loving. being played though in M,s

Steve 

Wasn't John Leach a Searling biggie?

 

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11 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Definitely a massive tune, big room spin  Karl. think it was Richard 

Around the same time as Billy Hambric & Vicky Baines if I remember right 

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8 minutes ago, Merve said:

Around the same time as Billy Hambric & Vicky Baines if I remember right 

Yes mate.  Long way back in time now . 

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On 20/12/2017 at 14:33, Banner said:

Fond, very fond memories of Mr M's around 1974-75. Almost everything I played was 100mph, or at least something that kept the floor full. That was what Mr M's was all about for me. There were certain records you knew would get the floor packed and bouncing. Some were a little unorthodox and certainly not 'pure', classic, Northern soul, but they went down well, very well, at the time. Some of the best that I found kept the dancers hammering away were; 

Little Queenie - Bill Blacks Combo

Sea Cruise - Ace Cannon

Too Late - Williams & Watson

I Got The Fever - Creation/Prophets

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

I'm Standing - Rufus Lumley

Breakout- Mitch Ryder

You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder

Quick Change Artist - Soul Twins

One Wonderful Moment -I Shakers

Girl, Don't Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony

Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray

Shing-A-Ling - Cooperettes

Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers

What Would I Do - Tymes

Exes Trek - Luther Ingram

Crying' Over You - Duke Browner

I've Got Something Good - Sam & Kitty

Nothing Can Compare To You - Velvet Satins

I even used Mike Post - Afternoon On The Rhino when it stopped being played in the main room and one of my all time favourites A Little Togetherness - The Younghearts.

I wish I could go back in time and experience it again, just once would do!!!

 

That's the sort of  playlist I remember for M's. Also add "A Little Bit Hurt" Julian Covey. That used to take the roof off!

   I do remember "My World Is On Fire" Jimmy Mack being played quite a lot, even though now it maybe wouldn't be associated with M's.

Youth and top notch gear was needed for M's !😁

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On 20/12/2017 at 14:33, Banner said:

Fond, very fond memories of Mr M's around 1974-75. Almost everything I played was 100mph, or at least something that kept the floor full. That was what Mr M's was all about for me. There were certain records you knew would get the floor packed and bouncing. Some were a little unorthodox and certainly not 'pure', classic, Northern soul, but they went down well, very well, at the time. Some of the best that I found kept the dancers hammering away were; 

Little Queenie - Bill Blacks Combo

Sea Cruise - Ace Cannon

Too Late - Williams & Watson

I Got The Fever - Creation/Prophets

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

I'm Standing - Rufus Lumley

Breakout- Mitch Ryder

You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder

Quick Change Artist - Soul Twins

One Wonderful Moment - Shakers

Girl, Don't Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

Better Use Your Head - Little Anthony

Out On The Floor - Dobie Gray

Shing-A-Ling - Cooperettes

Sliced Tomatoes - Just Brothers

What Would I Do - Tymes

Exes Trek - Luther Ingram

Crying' Over You - Duke Browner

I've Got Something Good - Sam & Kitty

Nothing Can Compare To You - Velvet Satins

I even used Mike Post - Afternoon On The Rhino when it stopped being played in the main room and one of my all time favourites A Little Togetherness - The Younghearts.

I wish I could go back in time and experience it again, just once would do!!!

 

Ah ah, a Torch playlist in the most part, as a lot of M`s stuff was great sounds from the all time great clubs that went before. But once a month all this and then some came down to the main floor where it was mixed in with the Wheel, Catcmbs etc ...Now that was a night to attend.

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Ms  playlist changed  when the Twins started Dj ing in there , They seemed to go for Rare originals , many of which had recently  stopped  being played downstairs as the had been pressed ,  whereas before ,with  Kenny Spence , Mike Rollo  etc ,it was more about the kind of stuff on  Banners  playlist . Mike Rollo would always start with "Wade in the water" . lots  of  50p records would  shake the place to its foundations , one that always had that effect was The Bandwagon ," Breaking down the walls of heartache ". Loved the place ,  Another level .

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