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Hi - am looking for information on Female involvement in the evolution of the Northern scene. There are lots of anecdotal accounts of females as punters but not so sure that there is a record of women as movers and shakers, so to speak. Who was the first Female Soul deejay to gain widespread recognition. Were there women deejaying at local soul nights. Were women promoting or otherwise organising things behind the scenes. 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Joxer66 said:

Hi - am looking for information on Female involvement in the evolution of the Northern scene. There are lots of anecdotal accounts of females as punters but not so sure that there is a record of women as movers and shakers, so to speak. Who was the first Female Soul deejay to gain widespread recognition. Were there women deejaying at local soul nights. Were women promoting or otherwise organising things behind the scenes. 

 

 

Mary Chapman was a mover and a shaker of immense influence on the scene - particularly the Cleethorpes venue/sounds.

 

Pete

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Cheers Peter .... just been reading a thread about her. thats the kind of stuff am looking for. 

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 Val Palmer top Dj, especially late 80s early 90s, 100 Club etc

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Chalky - thanks - Was thinking of her but wasnt sure if she was first of the national Female Deejays.... Is she still deejaying? Is she on here? 

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7 minutes ago, Joxer66 said:

Chalky - thanks - Was thinking of her but wasnt sure if she was first of the national Female Deejays.... Is she still deejaying? Is she on here? 

Not sure if she does any djing these days @ady croasdell might know better or one of the other London lot. 

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Jo Wallace.

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Jumping Joan is on here, she give you a good morning insight into the female perspective. 

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thanks geeselad and DaveD....  

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1 hour ago, daved said:

Jo Wallace.

Mad as a badger. 

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Judy Moss

 

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24 minutes ago, DaveNPete said:

Judy Moss

 

I love that girl, always been there, always been whatcha see is whatcha get. People like Judy make the scene what it is. 

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2 hours ago, chalky said:

Not sure if she does any djing these days @ady croasdell might know better or one of the other London lot. 

Yes Val has all her records and often DJs, no regular venues as far as I know but plenty of guest spots. Lisa Hurley does a few and Donna Driscoll occasionally. Younger DJs include Sarah Jane and Lisa Wolverson, I'm sure there are loads more

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Can't remember her name, but back in the early days, 71-72, the Orbit in Rhyl, under the Palace hotel on the prom, was renowned for being a great little soul venue. The DJ was a larger than life blonde woman. I'm sure some of the older North Wales lads on here will remember her. 

Dave'n'Pete. Ditto to Judy. One or two other female "characters" back in the day, but exactly what, if any, lasting positive contribution to the scene they may have made is very much open to debate! 

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18 minutes ago, Joey said:

Can't remember her name, but back in the early days, 71-72, the Orbit in Rhyl, under the Palace hotel on the prom, was renowned for being a great little soul venue. The DJ was a larger than life blonde woman. I'm sure some of the older North Wales lads on here will remember her. 

Dave'n'Pete. Ditto to Judy. One or two other female "characters" back in the day, but exactly what, if any, lasting contribution to the scene they may have made is open to debate! 

Could be Pat Swallow or something like that, there was a bit of tension between Llandudno and Rhyl (skinhead days) so we didn't go there.

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1 minute ago, wicked said:

Could be Pat Swallow or something like that, there was a bit of tension between Llandudno and Rhyl (skinhead days) so we didn't go there.

That name definitely rings a bell. 

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One of the Widnes girl's(  KM )used to move and shake me 💘💘💘 

What about Nancy , sorry can't remember her surname used to buy and sell plenty of tunes, think she may have DJ at Lowton Civic in the early days.

Steve 

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Well I think Maria Willingham does a damn fine job on and off the decks.

- Kev

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thanks for that tips lads. lots to be getting on with there. 

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Soulful Chris. 

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Duh !! me of course...🤣

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20 hours ago, KevinKent said:

Well I think Maria Willingham does a damn fine job on and off the decks.

- Kewell said totally forgot about Maria, very articulate about the scene. 

 

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21 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

One of the Widnes girl's(  KM )used to move and shake me 💘💘💘 

What about Nancy , sorry can't remember her surname used to buy and sell plenty of tunes, think she may have DJ at Lowton Civic in the early days.

Steve 

Nancy Yahiro currently living in Darlington via LA and Italy. 

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16 hours ago, Kegsy said:

Nancy Yahiro currently living in Darlington via LA and Italy. 

Thanks kegsy.  

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Fay Jones in Cheshire .....

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41 minutes ago, sunnysoul said:

Gail Smith is a top class DJ in Australia and plays at most of the major events. 

Check her out here ...

https://thefaceradio.com/archives/gail-smiths-work-your-soul-june-2018

 

Is she not on solar radio ? 

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1 hour ago, Spain pete said:

Is she not on solar radio ? 

Not to my knowledge . The link given above is to The Face Radio.

 

 

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On 30/11/2018 at 15:19, Joxer66 said:

Hi - am looking for information on Female involvement in the evolution of the Northern scene. There are lots of anecdotal accounts of females as punters but not so sure that there is a record of women as movers and shakers, so to speak. Who was the first Female Soul deejay to gain widespread recognition. Were there women deejaying at local soul nights. Were women promoting or otherwise organising things behind the scenes. 

 

 

Hi

 

May I ask why you are asking ? Are you doing a University project or the like ?

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Jo Wallace, currently living on the south coast. Compiler of Motown CDs over the years, DJ, promoter, and nowadays owner of her own record label. She was a member here, but don't know her user name. She is on Facebook, here:

https://www.facebook.com/jo.wallace.144

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Mid 70ts through to early 80ts I knew a few women who were knocking gear out on the scene- if that helps  

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On 06/12/2018 at 06:30, jez jones said:

Hi

 

May I ask why you are asking ? Are you doing a University project or the like ?

HI Jez - not doing anything for Uni. The question came about from a conversation i had with a friend and it got me thinking that it might make a fine write up. 

thanks to the rest of you for tips and names... 

 

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From a current perspective I suggest Charlotte Hindley. Helps promote the Wigan events with Jordan and is a regular on the nighter scene. Great dancer too!

Mark C  

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