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Jesse James Sunday 17th September 1989 All Dayer At Romeo & Juliets (George Street Hull)

A Two Room Event with The Sounds Of Cleethorpes In One Room (Romeos)

DJs Steve Croft * Poke * Rick Scott * "JESSE JAMES" Live * Soul Sam * Rob Wigley * Bub * 

And Modern Soul In the other  (Juliets)

DJs Leyland Collective * Bob Jones * Gary Welsh * Darren (Hull) * Tom Jackson * Soul Sam * 

                                                                      AND

SAM DEES LIVE at the Canal Tavern Thorne SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER (1991 if memory serves me well)

Along with seeing the Four Tops Live at the fiesta Club Sheffield in the Early 70's mmmm Joy

 

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The Ike and Tina Turner Revue with the Ikettes, Manchester Odeon, 1971(?). Saw the matinee performance, and its was so bloody good that on leaving, I immediately bought another ticket for the evening show. For a fifteen year old, it was as though beings from another universe had descended to earth, and completely reprogrammed my head. The highlight of my life up until that point, and for sheer excitement not very much has matched it since. 

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Every time this topic comes up my reply is always the same.

Bobby Womack at the International, Manchester, mid 90’s. Think he was on stage for 3 hours and he only finished when they threatened to turn the lights off. Magical

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For me, it's gotta be ... Ike & Tina Turner (60's), Jnr Walker & All Stars (60's), Garnett Mimms (2 x 60's; Mojo Sheffield & London Saville Th), Frankie Beverly & Maze (80's; Rock City), Bobby Womack (Manc, 80's), Anita Baker (London Hammy Odeon, 80's), Sam Dees (Morecambe, London Dingwalls, Newbury), Bettye LaVette (Cleggy), Ann Nesby (Prestatyn) and a few more I can't recall at present.  

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in a similar vein to the little Anthony clip is Eddie Holman suited and booted singing "Hey There Lonely Girl" which is unbelievabley far better than the record If someone could post it please.

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Richard “Popcorn” Wylie when he came to UK around 1988.

He sang a lot of the songs he wrote for other artists, but I especially liked it when he sang Deon Jacksons “ I need a love like yours” as he wrote that as well!

It was a privilege to be there and see the great man himself perform!

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Sounds of Blackness at Southport weekender mid 90s i think. Also Anita Baker as mentioned above at Hammersmith Odeon

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Togetherness Soul Weekender Cala Gran, Fleetwood - Barbara Lynn was genuinely moved by the reaction, taken aback even, and put on a great performance - dancing to Movin' on a Groove while it was played live - priceless, remember it like it was yesterday

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I had the great opportunity to see Herb Johnson and the Impacts in their hometown of Philadelphia early 2K, he walked in off the street, very unassuming, walked onto the stage and began the set, what a voice, I will never forget that night and how privileged I felt to have witnessed this.

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8 hours ago, tobytyke said:

in a similar vein to the little Anthony clip is Eddie Holman suited and booted singing "Hey There Lonely Girl" which is unbelievabley far better than the record If someone could post it please.

 

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Ann Sexton at the Wilton, Bobby Patterson at Cala gran fleetwood , ditto Prince Philip Mitchell, Charles walker( little Charles) at a r ‘n’b event I attended .Also what about Edwin Starr , he never let you down and gave his all on stage , and hung around among the crowds afterwards.

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On 1 de marzo de 2018 at 03:05, givemesoul said:

This takes some beating

 

Playing this video I have had a doubt about the year. Here appears Sammy Strain who was in the line up during many years before replacing William Powell  on The O'Jays group. He left this group for returning with The Imperials around the mid 90's but at these years he have very poor HAIR (!!??) and here appears with much more hair (and don't seems a 60's performance!)

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On 21 April 2018 at 15:01, Roburt said:

Frankie Beverly & Maze (80's; Rock City)

I was present at that gig... £4 

. So good , I saw them again at Hammersmith Odeon , for the Back in Stride tour 

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From the "classic era", I consider "The O'Jays Live In London" a great live performance and one of my all time favorite albums. From the 2000's on, with Youtube as a source of thousands of musical videos, I have seen practically ALL the videos by Incognito live in London, Japan, Spain,... they are very good on stage (and on studio!)

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On 01/03/2018 at 02:05, givemesoul said:

This takes some beating

 

Anthony quit music to try acting around 1970 ...   The other Imperials hired Bobby Wade as their new lead singer. With Bobby up front they had their UK pop hits in 77/78 (on Power Exchange). The group stayed together for many years and got an extended engagement at Caesars Palace in Vegas (13+ years). When Anthony returned to music, he bought the group name back and Bobby & the boys took on the name of the room at Caesars where they were a fixture (becoming Bobby Wade's Emperors). I got to know him in the 90's when I would visit Vegas every year and was spending lots of time with Lou Ragland. . . . ANYWAY ... myself & Bernie O'Brien (with US input from Nancy Yahiro) ran a Vegas Soul Trip in 1998. One of the group's we went to see was Bobby's Emperors / Imperials. I'd let him know we were coming in advance & they put on a special show for us that was quite unreal ... certainly a stand out memory for me. Bobby had a big bust up with the big casino owners in Vegas & quit the biz about 10 years back ... the other guys returned to work with Anthony & it was they (I believe) that came to play in the UK with Anthony in the recent past.  

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Maze in 82 will never be bettered (this was their first appearance in the UK, I know the memory gets tricky). I saw them three times in 83, twice in 85 (I'm on the video filmed at Hammersmith Odeon, shaking hands with FB) and again later in the decade when they were selling out HO like rockstars. I saw them a few years back at Indigo O2 - the only time I've seen them do While I'm Alone - but the voice was shot. 

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Ben E King with his band circa March 1972 Empress Ballroom Wigan Casino only around 200 Audience hit every note with full emotion still in his Prime, couldn't fault him

ML

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Ohhh, Edwin Starr at the Q club in Birmingham, late 9ts I think... he was on with Steve Mancha, JJ Barnes...and a host of uk jocks, brass section on ‘Time’ literally blew me away!!  Great night

A close second, Mary Love singing ‘Baby I’ll come’ at the Kent label party in Kentish Town, about 2005/6 I think, don’t remember the dates now but that for me was knockout, and Maxine Brown and Tommy Hunt sang the samd night as well :-)  it was a 7/8 min rendition of the song, simply awesome !!!

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Sam Dees doing a PA at Fleetwood was extraordinary; the Soul was dripping down the walls. One of my mates thought I was off my head (and probably was) but I was just so emotionally involved in it. 

An hour earlier, just next door, Jean Carn had done a duet of 'Free' with Will Downing (a big deal at the time) and the following weekend I met Latimore in a night club in Birtley; one of the few occasions in my life I was starstruck (and I met San Dees the week before). 

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Just read through them all.

I was ill and missed Jesse James and Love Affair was my favourite record at the time and is still one of them.

Saw Anita Baker at Hammersmith Odeon on her first gig and she was superb. Hadn't planned to see her next time at the Arena - her third album was much weaker than the first two - but she was every bit as good at the bigger venue. When I met my wife, she was a fan so we saw her in Manchester. I didn't think she'd be very good cos the last album was frankly poor, but she was great again.

I thought Loving You was their best record in years and amongst their best ever so I made the journey to the smoke to see the Ojays in 87 I think - tremendous.

Teddy in Edinburgh in 82.

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On ‎21‎/‎04‎/‎2018 at 10:16, Joey said:

The Ike and Tina Turner Revue with the Ikettes, Manchester Odeon, 1971(?)

I was there that night Joey, I think if my memory serves me right it was the first live performance I went too, can't remember the year but the date was October 18th, my ticket is on the bottom of this picture, always used to annoy me that the Odeon and Palace often didn't put the artists name on the ticket as in this case. We were lucky living where we did to get so many visiting artists in Manchester. The picture is really a snapshot of my soul journey as you can see anything from the Stylistics to the Blues Legends tours that used to be on at the Holdsworth Hall were I was lucky to see Rufus Thomas in his pink trouser suit and shorts. 

On a different tack did anyone on here have the misfortune to see Gino Washington at the Brewery Arts Center in Kendal. We'd travelled up to stay with Eddy Edmundson , when we got to the Brewery we thought the P.a set up looked a bit odd ,imagine our surprise when out came Gino dressed in a full red leather jump suit straps and all, he'd gone punk. It didn't take Eddy long in in his own inimitable style to stand up and announce "this is f******** s**** we're going

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Eddie Holman at Lowton many many years ago. He was absolutely outstanding. Lowton was packed every time it was on, but sometimes with quite a lot of handbag dancers, who obviously didn’t have a clue who he was and consequently didn’t bother turning up to hear him perform.

It was half empty as I recall, compared to ‘normal’ nights. Shame coz he was fantastic vocally and probably (for overall vocal range) one of the best soul vocalists ever; not to mention his pedigree as a part of the whole Philly Harthon thing. He was awesome.

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30 minutes ago, Twoshoes said:

I was there that night Joey, I think if my memory serves me right it was the first live performance I went too, can't remember the year but the date was October 18th, my ticket is on the bottom of this picture, always used to annoy me that the Odeon and Palace often didn't put the artists name on the ticket as in this case. We were lucky living where we did to get so many visiting artists in Manchester. The picture is really a snapshot of my soul journey as you can see anything from the Stylistics to the Blues Legends tours that used to be on at the Holdsworth Hall were I was lucky to see Rufus Thomas in his pink trouser suit and shorts. 

On a different tack did anyone on here have the misfortune to see Gino Washington at the Brewery Arts Center in Kendal. We'd travelled up to stay with Eddy Edmundson , when we got to the Brewery we thought the P.a set up looked a bit odd ,imagine our surprise when out came Gino dressed in a full red leather jump suit straps and all, he'd gone punk. It didn't take Eddy long in in his own inimitable style to stand up and announce "this is f******** s**** we're going

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Yep, October sounds about right. Amazing show. Blew my mind. Nice to see that you kept all the mementos of your own particular journey. Certainly wish I had. Really funny seeing some of those ticket stubs with the price in shillings and pence. Memories or what? Ha!

My first live performance/show? Spencer Davis Group, Oldham Co-Op. Probably the same year, but a bit earlier. Think I was maybe fourteen, but felt eighteen when in the place!

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2 minutes ago, Joey said:

Nice to see that you kept all the mementos of your own particular journey

I feel I have to explain the Denice Williams one, didn't go to see her not that she aint a good singer, support act was Lenny Williams, he'd just released his first solo album, he did a cracking rendition of his Tower of Power tune So Very Hard To Go, when he finished that particular song the bemused looks on the faces of Denice's fans as myself and several others who had obviously gone to see Lenny rose to our feet to applaud him. Funny as you allude to the things from our youth that didn't seem to be important or even of any intrinsic value at the time  you wish you had kept, the smallest of things can bring back so many memories.

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2 minutes ago, Twoshoes said:

I feel I have to explain the Denice Williams one, didn't go to see her not that she aint a good singer, support act was Lenny Williams, he'd just released his first solo album, he did a cracking rendition of his Tower of Power tune So Very Hard To Go, when he finished that particular song the bemused looks on the faces of Denice's fans as myself and several others who had obviously gone to see Lenny rose to our feet to applaud him. Funny as you allude to the things from our youth that didn't seem to be important or even of any intrinsic value at the time  you wish you had kept, the smallest of things can bring back so many memories.

As you say, funny when you think about the stuff which at one time in our lives was deemed to be unimportant or even worthless.  Before I came back onto the scene in the 90s, I really thought it was finished. Never heard a thing about it. During one particular house move, I found, buried at the bottom of an old wooden Castella cigar box, an ancient wallet/card holder. It held all my old membership cards. Without a thought, it was consigned to the bin.

Regrets? I've had a few! 😢

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Wow, Ohio Players and War. Now I'm jealous. Saw P Funk in 78, Isleys early nineties and lots of great funk bands. Tower of Power at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in a couple of weeks. Nothing beats a classic funk band live.

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Almost forgot , Betty lavette , Kim Weston , Frankie Gaye , one Thursday  October night early mid nineties, king George’s Hall Blackburn , superb despite only a couple of hundred there , tut tut. 

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I've ben to many gigs ove rthe tyears and still love going. Some stand out gigs were:

Prince - Lovesexy tour 1998 - Webbley Arena

Teena Marie - 2010- Indig02

Jean Carne - 1989 - Dominion

Michael Jackson - Bad tour 1988 - Wembley Stadium

 

 

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Pink Floyd  8-8-1988 @ Main Road Manchester

A spectacular combination of both sound and visuals and hands down the best concert I've ever witnessed.

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Also seen live shows by Hugh Masekela  In 1994 and Gil Scot Heron around 1991 which were both absolutely outstanding.

I used to go and watch a lot of Punk bands back in the early 80's but the vast majority of those groups were pretty forgetful  live, The Dead Kennedys in 1983 however were something else .. both brutally and uncompromisingly brilliant. 

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Bobby Womack and his family band did a cracking show at the Manchester Apollo back in 83 or 84, Edwin Starr never let you down he always gave it his best where ever he played, Arthur Conley in 1972 at Wigan was a good show,, the Temptations and Four Tops in various line ups since early 70,s have always been consistent and good they both did an exceptional performance in Brighton around 15 years ago, Getting back to Edwin back in 1988 I asked him in the dressing room in Maxims would he sing I have faith in you Baby he asked do you think they would really like that? I replied I'm sur they would he sang it in his set and got a terrific reception, Great Memories from Great Artists that will last forever

ML

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9 minutes ago, Hooker1951 said:

Bobby Womack and his family band did a cracking show at the Manchester Apollo back in 83 or 84, Edwin Starr never let you down he always gave it his best where ever he played, Arthur Conley in 1972 at Wigan was a good show,, the Temptations and Four Tops in various line ups since early 70,s have always been consistent and good they both did an exceptional performance in Brighton around 15 years ago, Getting back to Edwin back in 1988 I asked him in the dressing room in Maxims would he sing I have faith in you Baby he asked do you think they would really like that? I replied I'm sur they would he sang it in his set and got a terrific reception, Great Memories from Great Artists that will last forever

ML

Must have seen Edwin so many times over the years, and yeah, he never let you down. Just the consummate professional. If I remember right, he was on at the very first Ritz all-dayer, back in 74/75. The 4 Tops were always my favourite Motown group, and like Edwin, and all the other Motown touring parties, I saw them whenever they were over here in the early 70's. I didn't see them again until the mid 90's, at a Motown/Northern weekender in Great Yarmouth. To be honest, I was fearful of what the ravages of time may have done to them all. But, every fear proved to be groundless.  They never missed a beat, never missed a single note, and the dance steps were as perfect as they ever were. I'll admit to having tear in my eye as they belted out "Don't walk away Renee". Just an absolutely awesome show. You could have closed your eyes, and I swear Levi's voice sounded as though he was still twenty five years old. On that same bill were Frankie Gaye and Kim Weston. But, the less said about their performances, the better!

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Had the pleasure of seeing Gregory Porter live in Leeds a week and a half ago.  The man was on excellent form, as were his backing band.  Even prompted one (inebriated?) male member of the audience to shout out "You sexy bugger".  Don't know if Gregory knew what to make of that comment, but he took it in his stride.

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I think the headgear is getting silly. Everybody who sees him says it's just in time, before he gets too chummy with Jools and the BBC. I saw him in Cheltenham about five years ago and thought that. It was great though; not as good as I'd been told, but better than I'd expected.

Anybody see Johnnie Taylor with Denise Lasalle, Bobby Bland and Mosley and Johnson circa 87? Somebody shouted out 'what about my love' and he looked horrified. He has to play his Stax stuff, it's a Malaco tour and he has to play Disco Lad, and somebody's asking for Beverley Glen.

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Best Rock n Roll and RNB live acts I've seen where Little Richard back in 1972 what a tight band and with his vocals something else, Jerry Lee Lewis same year took some following, Bo Didley in 72 London and on magic mountain California 78

Chuck Berry at the Cavern early 1967 to a intimate audience and in front of thousands a few years later in London

Dr John and the night trippers with their voodoo set stood out at a a all star line up including Grateful dead,  back in early sixties

i was one of the security bosses in charge of Michael Jackson,s Bad tour in charge of Mixing tour and front of stage and though not a fan of Michael,s music credit where it's due he had 150000 audience loving him

The List could go on forever different acts at different times in your life seeing them live as different and powerful  feelings great memories

ML

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10 minutes ago, Hooker1951 said:

Dr John and the night trippers with their voodoo set stood out at a a all star line up.including Grateful dead 

 

Now that's something I'd happily pay good money to watch.Dr John is a boss ! 

Never been into the Grateful Dead though tbh.

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22 minutes ago, Hooker1951 said:

Best Rock n Roll and RNB live acts I've seen where Little Richard back in 1972 what a tight band and with his vocals something else, Jerry Lee Lewis same year took some following, Bo Didley in 72 London and on magic mountain California 78

 

Were you at the R&R Show at Wembley in 1972? I was at that.

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley all on the same bill.  I don't know if those 5 artists would have been on the same bill before or since.

A great day out. I love having broad musical tastes. :)

 

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52 minutes ago, MBarrett said:

Were you at the R&R Show at Wembley in 1972? I was at that.

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley all on the same bill.  I don't know if those 5 artists would have been on the same bill before or since.

A great day out. I love having broad musical tastes. :)

 

Yes I was at the London zRock n Roll show at Wembley it was a great day out from early Sat morning till late Sat evening never been a bigger line up top artists before or since a peace of history  if you remember was it Emperor Roscoe or tony the Prince who MC,d ? I remember Mick Jagger and Keith Richards at the side of the stage from tea time upwards I got there early morning and was positioned right in front of the stage

ML

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1 hour ago, Soulsides said:

Now that's something I'd happily pay good money to watch.Dr John is a boss ! 

Never been into the Grateful Dead though tbh.

Yes on the same bill there were the likes of Family, Riders of the purple Sage, Donovon, Sha nan a, Captain Beefheart, who was excellent, but Dr John was different he came on about 3am in the morning a magic set I was on Security there so I was right up close to the stage

Mick L,

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25th of March 2006 Live at the Frobisher Suite The Millhouse Stanley Ferry Wakefield will be a night I will never forget,appearing live were Jackie Ross and Syl johnson two of my all time fav artists. Absolutely blew us all away, so so professional. You were so close to them you could have touched them.The records I recall Jackie singing were, Selfish One, Keep your chin up and trust in me and a few others.Syl Johnson what I recall sang his classic We did it, take me to the river and Is it because I'm black and a few others.Jackie & Syl finishing off with a duet.A Superb night was had by Jackie, Syl and the audience.The backing group was Snake Davis & The Suspicions.

All the best Fred.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Mr Fred said:

25th of March 2006 Live at the Frobisher Suite The Millhouse Stanley Ferry Wakefield will be a night I will never forget,appearing live were Jackie Ross and Syl johnson two of my all time fav artists. Absolutely blew us all away, so so professional. You were so close to them you could have touched them.The records I recall Jackie singing were, Selfish One, Keep your chin up and trust in me and a few others.Syl Johnson what I recall sang his classic We did it, take me to the river and Is it because I'm black and a few others.Jackie & Syl finishing off with a duet.A Superb night was had by Jackie, Syl and the audience.The backing group was Snake Davis & The Suspicions.

All the best Fred.

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely fabulous show.  Only dowside was Snake refusing to do an encore so they sung whilst the band were packing their stuff away.  Snake went really down in my estimation after that. 

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Closer to Soul than rock and roll, I saw Albert King, BuddyGuy/ Junior Wells and John Lee Hooker on the same bill at Hammersmith Odeon in the early eighties. Nothing like that can ever happen again.

Before he switched to jazz, my son was really into the blues and I was looking for Larry McCray, arguably the greatest new blues guitarist (and, like all great bluesmen, a soulful singer) and found him on a bill with Otis Clay in Lucerne, Switzerland (also on the bill: Joe Louis Walker and long-term Howlin Wolf pianist, I'm tempted to say Henry Gibson, but the master percussionist at Curtom took that name.) The moment Clay goes into Nickel and a Nail is one of those that will live with you forever, and is captured on an album recorded live at Lucerne.  

Saw Leroy Hutson at Camden Jazz Cafe the day after boxing day and was thinking of y'all when he took a break and the backing singer did Cashing In.

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Sadly, the only live performances "related" with soul music I have saw are more jazz or pop-soul style: the french gypsy trio Raphel Fays (three spanish guitar players) at Jazz Keyboard Lounge in Reus (Tarragona, Spain) in the mid 80's; Tete Montoliu at the Centre Cultural in Valls (Tarragona, Spain) around 1993. Also, when I was aged 7-8 years old I come with my parents to see Los Bravos and little after to see Donna Hightower (she lived in Spain during years), both acts performed in some local popular summertime parties, at little towns next to my city.

I was very hungry when I discovered that Lou Rawls performed in Barcelona in 1992 at the Palau de la Música and I discovered... ONE MONTH AFTER on a musical review! The same happened with The Mighty Clouds Of Joy who performed live in Madrid around 1998 at the Festival de Jazz and I saw in the paper news some days after. Every time Incognito comes to Barcelona to performs live I want to made a trip (100 Km) to see the concert... and every time I have a problem or another!  :(:(

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On 23/04/2018 at 14:13, colouredman said:

Eddie Holman at Lowton many many years ago. He was absolutely outstanding. Lowton was packed every time it was on, but sometimes with quite a lot of handbag dancers, who obviously didn’t have a clue who he was and consequently didn’t bother turning up to hear him perform.

It was half empty as I recall, compared to ‘normal’ nights. Shame coz he was fantastic vocally and probably (for overall vocal range) one of the best soul vocalists ever; not to mention his pedigree as a part of the whole Philly Harthon thing. He was awesome.

That night was special.  Only about 300 turned up because of the  I think £17.00 entry fee.  The way he described how and who the songs where about was simply fantastic.  Then when he sung Where I'm not wanted . Oh my God.  Goosebumps even now thinking about it. Unfortunately the recording of the night has disappeared as far as I'm aware.  Been asking about it for year's.  I knew who had it but he said that he's not got it now !!

Steve 

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On 25/04/2018 at 14:28, stevesilktulip said:

Closer to Soul than rock and roll, I saw Albert King, BuddyGuy/ Junior Wells and John Lee Hooker on the same bill at Hammersmith Odeon in the early eighties. Nothing like that can ever happen again.

Before he switched to jazz, my son was really into the blues and I was looking for Larry McCray, arguably the greatest new blues guitarist (and, like all great bluesmen, a soulful singer) and found him on a bill with Otis Clay in Lucerne, Switzerland (also on the bill: Joe Louis Walker and long-term Howlin Wolf pianist, I'm tempted to say Henry Gibson, but the master percussionist at Curtom took that name.) The moment Clay goes into Nickel and a Nail is one of those that will live with you forever, and is captured on an album recorded live at Lucerne.  

Saw Leroy Hutson at Camden Jazz Cafe the day after boxing day and was thinking of y'all when he took a break and the backing singer did Cashing In.

Henry Gray.......he played the upstairs room of The Central pub on Corporation Rd in Middlesbrough in the 80's.......

 

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On 25/04/2018 at 11:55, chalky said:

Absolutely fabulous show.  Only dowside was Snake refusing to do an encore so they sung whilst the band were packing their stuff away.  Snake went really down in my estimation after that. 

in fairness Syl gave him hard time throughout the show.......don't think he up to the standard Syl Johnson was use to...

 

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