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Following on from a couple of recent topics, what records do you remember most from your youth club days? 

Mine

 

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Trying to Dance to 'Better use your Head' and thinking you'd be better using your feet instead as I had all the grace & style of a Baby Giraffe in Diving boots.

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Tighten up  vol  2 , that's the one with the booby on the cover,  gotta love a bit of reggae .?🎶🎶😱

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7 hours ago, gogs said:

Following on from a couple of recent topics, what records do you remember most from your youth club days? 

Mine

 

So many, so very many. But apart from one or two rare wheel tunes spun by the DJs whenever they acquired any, here are the more common ones that immediately spring to mind.

Dean Parrish - Tell Her

Human Beanz - Nobody but me

Mitch Ryder - Devil in a blue dress

Tams - Hey girl don't bother me

Sam & Dave - Soothe me

EVD - 6x6

SRS - Festival time

Booker T - Time is tight

Travis Wammack - Scratchy

Wynder K Frog - Green Door

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin'

Velvelettes - Needle in a haystack

Andre Brasseur - The Kid

Plus of course, others that would never see the light of day in a dedicated soul club

ShangriLa's - Leader of the Pack

Chiffons - Sweet talking guy

Kazenatz Katz - Run Joey Run , Quick Joey Small

Frankie Valli - Sherry

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36 minutes ago, Joey said:

So many, so very many. But apart from one or two rare wheel tunes spun by the DJs whenever they acquired any, here are the more common ones that immediately spring to mind.

Dean Parrish - Tell Her

Human Beanz - Nobody but me

Mitch Ryder - Devil in a blue dress

Tams - Hey girl don't bother me

Sam & Dave - Soothe me

EVD - 6x6

SRS - Festival time

Booker T - Time is tight

Travis Wammack - Scratchy

Wynder K Frog - Green Door

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin'

Velvelettes - Needle in a haystack

Andre Brasseur - The Kid

Plus of course, others that would never see the light of day in a dedicated soul club

ShangriLa's - Leader of the Pack

Chiffons - Sweet talking guy

Kazenatz Katz - Run Joey Run , Quick Joey Small

Frankie Valli - Sherry

They used to play Kazenatz Katz at the Oxford Galleries , Newcastle 1969/70 along with mainly Motown and Reggae .

I also remember someone giving it a spin at Wigan maybe around 1976 which was bit unexpected but about power for the course back then.

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My earliest youth club memories (music wise) is getting to hear the Drifters "I'll Take You Home" (London) & Mary Wells "My Guy" (Stateside) played as new UK 45 releases in late 63 & the summer of  64.

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St Maries youth club in Southport in 71.

Scratchy

The Snake

Cool Jerk

Little Piece Of Leather

Barefootin'

Backstreet

Plus a few chart things at the time, but it was the listed ones plus Mitch Ryder & the usual motown things that really made an impression.

Paul

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Al Capones guns dont argue :boxing:

Funky street - Arthur Conley ,

Monkey Time - Major Lance

I feel love coming on - Felice Taylor

Hey girl dont bother me - The Tams

Everthing is Tuesday - Chaimen of the board

I spy for the FBI -jamo Thomas

The Penguin breakdown - LJ Reynolds       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEtB86R_47Q

 

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Jay and Techniques Apple peaches pumpkin pie

Isleys Bros This old heart

Newbeats Run baby run

Four Tops I cant help myself

All around my home village in Bedfordshire and my school town St Neots. 

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Double barrel , Dave and ansill Collins,( iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii am the magnificent)🎶🎶👍

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Back Street, You Get Your Kicks, Boogaloo Party.  Two tone parallels and star jumper. No whiskers just bumfluff on the chin. Whats not to like. God I feel proper old now.

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julien Covey

susan coleman

Judy street

human beinz

The Fabulettes

Arthur Conley

The Capreez

Derek n Ray 

Tim Tam  (honestly)

loads more, very vivid

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Denton youth club in the late sixties (and the Moon in Dukinfield and the Birdcage in Ashton)

 

I remember motown and atlantic and stax records being played a lot , including

Girl why you wanna make me blue - Temps

The way you do the things you do - Temps

When you`re young and in love - Marvelettes

Heaven Must Have Sent You - Elgins

Going to a Go Go - Smokey

Funky Street - Arthur Conley

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

Booker T - Green Onions

Little Piece of leather - Donny Elbert

Sam the sham - Wooly Bully

and all the usual suspects given I was collecting those labels UK from about 13 onwards

 

 

what turned me onto the more NS scene records were the wheel tunes and imports filtering to local clubs, like

FRANKI VALLI - YOU`RE READY NOW - red SMASH

Mitch Ryder - BREAKOUT - YOU GET YOUR KICKS - DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS - BREAKOUT lp on Stateside (or singles)

Wynder K Frog - Green Door - pink Island

Rex Garvin - Sock it to em JB - Atlantic

Willie Mitchell - The Champion & That Drivin Beat - London

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - Cameo Parkway

Andre Brasseur - The Kid - CBS

Flamingos - Boogaloo Party - Philips

Donnie Elbert - Little piece of leather - Sue

Phil Upchurch - You cant sit down - Sue

James & Bobby Purify - Do Unto Me and Shake a tail feather - Bell

Homer Banks - 60 minutes , a lot of love on Minit double header

Impressions - Cant satisfy & You`ve been cheating - Stateside double header

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin - Tamla

Fisth Dimension - Train keep on moving

Ike and tina - We need an Understanding + Crazy bout you baby etc

George Torrance - Lickin Stick

 

and they all still do it for me , plus loads I have forgotten to add but will remember after I press submit reply , lol

 

 

 

 

 

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CORBY youth centre 1969 boxing club, trampoline,table football with all the latest Motown getting us ready for the long journey ahead and then topped off with the best fast food ever ,,THE WIMPY,,oh what a life 

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4 minutes ago, monny1916 said:

CORBY youth centre 1969 boxing club, trampoline,table football with all the latest Motown getting us ready for the long journey ahead and then topped off with the best fast food ever ,,THE WIMPY,,oh what a life 

Nothing better than a wimpy mixed grill.👍👍

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28 minutes ago, soundsOKEH said:

Denton youth club in the late sixties (and the Moon in Dukinfield and the Birdcage in Ashton)

 

I remember motown and atlantic and stax records being played a lot , including

Girl why you wanna make me blue - Temps

The way you do the things you do - Temps

When you`re young and in love - Marvelettes

Heaven Must Have Sent You - Elgins

Going to a Go Go - Smokey

Funky Street - Arthur Conley

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

Booker T - Green Onions

Little Piece of leather - Donny Elbert

Sam the sham - Wooly Bully

and all the usual suspects given I was collecting those labels UK from about 13 onwards

 

 

what turned me onto the more NS scene records were the wheel tunes and imports filtering to local clubs, like

FRANKI VALLI - YOU`RE READY NOW - red SMASH

Mitch Ryder - BREAKOUT - YOU GET YOUR KICKS - DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS - BREAKOUT lp on Stateside (or singles)

Wynder K Frog - Green Door - pink Island

Rex Garvin - Sock it to em JB - Atlantic

Willie Mitchell - The Champion & That Drivin Beat - London

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - Cameo Parkway

Andre Brasseur - The Kid - CBS

Flamingos - Boogaloo Party - Philips

Donnie Elbert - Little piece of leather - Sue

Phil Upchurch - You cant sit down - Sue

James & Bobby Purify - Do Unto Me and Shake a tail feather - Bell

Homer Banks - 60 minutes , a lot of love on Minit double header

Impressions - Cant satisfy & You`ve been cheating - Stateside double header

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin - Tamla

Fisth Dimension - Train keep on moving

Ike and tina - We need an Understanding + Crazy bout you baby etc

George Torrance - Lickin Stick

 

and they all still do it for me , plus loads I have forgotten to add but will remember after I press submit reply , lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

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st alphonsus school disco Dj was one of my freinds big brother and his mate,  1968/9 onwards 6X6 was my favourite but all the usual stuff Carl played all stax, atlantic, motown, so all the usual stuff elgins marvelettes supremes four tops temptations some blue beat, an introduction to soul. 

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12 hours ago, Patto said:

Judy Street   What

pretty much that one, Green Onions, lots of scraps, he said she said, hormones 🙄

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1 hour ago, soundsOKEH said:

Denton youth club in the late sixties (and the Moon in Dukinfield and the Birdcage in Ashton)

 

I remember motown and atlantic and stax records being played a lot , including

Girl why you wanna make me blue - Temps

The way you do the things you do - Temps

When you`re young and in love - Marvelettes

Heaven Must Have Sent You - Elgins

Going to a Go Go - Smokey

Funky Street - Arthur Conley

Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

Booker T - Green Onions

Little Piece of leather - Donny Elbert

Sam the sham - Wooly Bully

and all the usual suspects given I was collecting those labels UK from about 13 onwards

 

 

what turned me onto the more NS scene records were the wheel tunes and imports filtering to local clubs, like

FRANKI VALLI - YOU`RE READY NOW - red SMASH

Mitch Ryder - BREAKOUT - YOU GET YOUR KICKS - DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS - BREAKOUT lp on Stateside (or singles)

Wynder K Frog - Green Door - pink Island

Rex Garvin - Sock it to em JB - Atlantic

Willie Mitchell - The Champion & That Drivin Beat - London

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - Cameo Parkway

Andre Brasseur - The Kid - CBS

Flamingos - Boogaloo Party - Philips

Donnie Elbert - Little piece of leather - Sue

Phil Upchurch - You cant sit down - Sue

James & Bobby Purify - Do Unto Me and Shake a tail feather - Bell

Homer Banks - 60 minutes , a lot of love on Minit double header

Impressions - Cant satisfy & You`ve been cheating - Stateside double header

Marvin Gaye - Little Darlin - Tamla

Fisth Dimension - Train keep on moving

Ike and tina - We need an Understanding + Crazy bout you baby etc

George Torrance - Lickin Stick

 

and they all still do it for me , plus loads I have forgotten to add but will remember after I press submit reply , lol

 

 

 

 

 

Aah, the old Ashton Bird Cage. Remember it well. Only a twenty five minute bus journey on the number9 from Oldham, via Bardsley. Happy days indeed.

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my first introduction to northern soul was when I was about 13 (1976ish) at a local church youth club in Aldershot with peter crampton and a guy called mark simpson dancing to William bell's happy.

My mates and I got into the music from there by getting tapes of another lad called Gary Jefferies and within the year we went to reading top rank dayers and bisley all niter.

the first northern sounds we got into:

Case of tyme  - manifesto/some call it love

Dena barnes - walked out

Dana Valary - interest

Derek and Ray - interplay

little Anthony - better use your head

billy arnell - tough girl (instro)

jewels - we got togetherness

micky moonshine - name it

we also went to the Capricorn youth club in the grounds of our school - heron wood - also in aldershot

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  1. It weren't a youth club but it was a club full of youth full SOULIES 

The inn Crowd .  Dobie Grey

Needle in a Haystack   Velvelettes

123   Len Barry

Mr Pityful.  Otis Reading

Dont fight it.  Wilson Pickett 

Jenny take a Ride.  Mitch Ryder and Ds

Can't help my self.  Four Tops

ML

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Ardwick lads club (it was mixed) for me , Vietnam Jimmy cliff , my baby must be a magician marvelettes , Angie girl Stevie wonder,  wet dream max Romeo,  there was another sexually explicit reggae number , wreckabuddy ??

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Heres a few I remember from those days

Paula Parfitt - Love is wonderful.

Dobie Gray - Out on the floor

Chuck Wood - 7 days too long

Weakspot - Evelyn Thomas

Where is the love - Betty Wright

The Flasher - Mistura

Moody Woman - Jerry Butler

+ anything off Jumping at the go go  and Motown chartbuster albums.

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Those were the days at Toll-bar youth club in donny ( 1972 - 1980 )  with the regular fights between the local mods/skinheads against the bikers/greasers all against a backdrop of these tunes

skinhead moon stomp - Symarip 

spirit in the sky - Norman greenbaum

ghost in my house - R Dean Taylor

love on a mountain top - Robert knight

backfield in motion - Mel & Tim

Romeo & Juliet - the reflections

like Adam & Eve - the reflections

better use your head - little Anthony 

 

plus the usual batch of Motown interspersed with slade/T-rex/candi staton etc..................

it didn't matter what was played as only the girls danced ( the lads would have got filled in if they tried back then ) ! 

I think the DJ only had about 25 records so he rotated them through the night Lol . 

I took over the decks in 1977 and started to play some northern soul and some classic soul such as edwin starr/Otis Redding/Al green as well as some jazz funk And the lads did practice their dancing by now before going off to the Top Rank and later Rotters in town ! 

Great times but I didn't know it back then 😯 

Neal. 

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1 hour ago, Joey said:

Oh sweet Jesus, yeah! Just played both, and all of a sudden I'm thirteen again 😂😂😂😂

Can i borrow your time machine lol.

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Back in late 67 & thru 68, if you'd been down the youth club, you'd know this lot ...

.... and you'd soon be sending off to get some auction / set sale lists through the post to top up your collection ... 

UK 45's by the likes of Felice Talor, Moses & Joshua, Jackie Wilson, 4 Tops, Temptations, Willy Pickett, Chuck Woods, Eddie Floyd were all up for grabs at the same time (or afterwards off lists if you missed them on release) ... Brenton Wood's "Gimme Little Sign" was a top dancefloor tune at clubs like the King Mojo that summer (before it shot up into the Top 10 of the UK Pop Singles charts) ...

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The 66 Club in West Kirby 1969/70 - Don't know if anyone on here ever went.

Boogaloo Party - Flamingos

Polk Salad Annie - Tony Joe White

Holy Cow - Lee Dorsey

Pucker Up Buttercup - Jnr Walker

Come See About Me - Jnr Walker

Reaching for Something - Marvelettes

I'll Turn to Stone - Four Tops

Don't Tell Your Mama - Eddie Floyd

7 Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

Na Na He Hey - Steam

Happy - William Bell

Played pretty much every new soul release as they came out at least once and depending on popularity many times more

 

Kev

 

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On ‎10‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 20:49, Joey said:

Aah, the old Ashton Bird Cage. Remember it well. Only a twenty five minute bus journey on the number9 from Oldham, via Bardsley. Happy days indeed.

I used to go there too between 69-71. Quite a trek from Hazel Grove.

Was it Sunday night ?

The Moon in Duckinfield as well usually on a Thursday I think though think been on a Saturday too.

Al Devine was the dj at the Moon. Mate [souljer6 on here] lived opposite the Moon.

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17 minutes ago, modernsoulsucks said:

I used to go there too between 69-71. Quite a trek from Hazel Grove.

Was it Sunday night ?

The Moon in Duckinfield as well usually on a Thursday I think though think been on a Saturday too.

Al Devine was the dj at the Moon. Mate [souljer6 on here] lived opposite the Moon.

Yeah, Sunday nights. I probably only started going there on a more regular basis in 72 though. Duckinfield? Never did the Moon, but did the rugby club umpteen times. Souljer6? That wouldn't be Richie Hillel by any chance would it? Knew him from the Pendulum etc.

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9 minutes ago, Joey said:

Yeah, Sunday nights. I probably only started going there on a more regular basis in 72 though. Duckinfield? Never did the Moon, but did the rugby club umpteen times. Souljer6? That wouldn't be Richie Hillel by any chance would it? Knew him from the Pendulum etc.

Yes, Richard. Was in sixth form with him.

Stopped going by '72. 

Went to Rugby club a few times.

Poco Poco in Stockport ran a night on a Sunday as well which was more or less Wheel records so went there too as closer than Ashton.

Pendulem now and again when on Hardman St but regular at MSG.

 

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58 minutes ago, modernsoulsucks said:

Yes, Richard. Was in sixth form with him.

Stopped going by '72. 

Went to Rugby club a few times.

Poco Poco in Stockport ran a night on a Sunday as well which was more or less Wheel records so went there too as closer than Ashton.

Pendulem now and again when on Hardman St but regular at MSG.

 

If you were in 6th form with him, you're probably couple of years older than I then. Last time I saw him was at Stoke, ten or so years ago. If you were a regular at the MSG Pendulum, then I would imagine we must know each other, even if only by sight.

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