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Local do last night at Rushden....

A GOOD THING GOING- Phil Coulter........

Happy Days!

 

 

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I know what you’re all thinking.....

not really a northern tune- a ballad and as someone described it a ‘guilty pleasure ‘ but it brings back memories of Wigan and whoever thought to play it thank you 

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1 hour ago, Bus Pass Dancer said:

Local do last night at Rushden....

A GOOD THING GOING- Phil Coulter........

Happy Days!

 

 

Never heard this one before plus I was far too young to attend  Wigan Casino!

Definitely wouldn't call it a Northern Soul tune on first impression,it reminded me more of Billy Taylor covering a Righteous Brothers song.  

Nice piano arrangement, too. 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Bus Pass Dancer said:

I know what you’re all thinking.....

not really a northern tune- a ballad and as someone described it a ‘guilty pleasure ‘ but it brings back memories of Wigan and whoever thought to play it thank you 

It was my brother in law, Dean (Olphert) who played this 45 - at the Soul In The Attic gig in Rushden last night. He's not on Soul Source but asks me to pass on his thanks for your comments and so pleased it helped you relive some old memories. Apparently it filled the floor! and was a good choice at the time. He included it in his playbox as it's one of his wife's (Marion) faves

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It's one of those you had to be there records.  I was there and like many records that the soul police have decided that you can't play or even listen to these days brings back memories of the Casino and the greatest time of my life 

Steve 

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 YouYou're right Steve - had to be there, and all that.. Just a bit suprised you can remember ANYTHING before New Years Eve !! 😎

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5 minutes ago, FickleFingers said:

 YouYou're right Steve - had to be there, and all that.. Just a bit suprised you can remember ANYTHING before New Years Eve !! 😎

I actually stayed in mate. Leave NYE to all the dickheads. Look forward to catching up with you hopefully at Rugby in February 

Steve 

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I bought it blind on Inferno clear vinyl in the late 70s.... always enjoyed listening to it, good tune.

He wrote hits for the Bay City Rollers and puppet on a string.

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

It's one of those you had to be there records.  I was there and like many records that the soul police have decided that you can't play or even listen to these days brings back memories of the Casino and the greatest time of my life 

Steve 

Massive record in its time, just like this :

 

 

Both very much part of the Northern Soul fraternity... 

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This "B. Martin" who appears on the crdiys as co-writer is the "Philly" Bobby Martin…?

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Doubt it think Phil Coulter was British artist  hence the puppet on a string  and bay city rollers connection.  As I remember the late Nev Wherry was first to play this .

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45 minutes ago, josep manuel concernau robles said:

This "B. Martin" who appears on the crdiys as co-writer is the "Philly" Bobby Martin…?

Bill Martin (nom de plume) was from Glasgow. Went to same school as Sir Alex Ferguson in Govan. Wrote multiple cheesey hits.

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Mnny thanks to Speedlimit and to David Meikle for your info. In fact, Philly Bobby Martin was so prolific that were something likely that  can be him…!😎

"Puppet On The String" was very popular here in Spain by Sandi Shaw sining it on spanish.

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Phil Coulter wrote this: 

And co-wrote this with Bill Martin: 

 

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Remember getting the pressing in the eighties, probably from robs smiths 50p box and thinking wtf has this got to do with Northern soul, a sentiment I still agree with, tis truly awful. 

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A fellow DJ and mate gave me a copy of this Monday night at a nye do - gave it a spin out brought back floods of memory's  deffo underplayed at the moment- which you know what, am pleased about.

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The Phil Coulter tune is very similar to Sounds Orchestral 'Cast Your Fate To The Wind'...

Was Sounds Orchestral ever played in the early days? I know their 'Have Faith In Your Love' was.

 

 

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Well this similar type of tune did!

 

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On 01/01/2019 at 15:16, tomangoes said:

Massive record in its time, just like this :

 

 

Both very much part of the Northern Soul fraternity... 

Ed

 Never a real "monster" sound pre 75, but played just about everywhere in the early seventies, as a new release. Initially covered up, but I can't recall as what! 

Edited by Joey

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Is this a sub-thread related to "Room 101" by any chance ... :huh:

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Obviously there were many instrumentals played in that 75 to 79 era that filled the floors then but are frowned upon now.

Nostalgia prevails and Phil Coulter is one of them.

More Northern than Soul for sure but from personal experience they were great and many had the yearned for 'clap' break, where literally everybody in the room joined in.

Al de Lory being a perfect example.

A few years earlier ' Double Cooking ' was even bigger!

My favourite was this:

 

Happy youthful days indeed.

Ed

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15 hours ago, Joey said:

 Never a real "monster" sound pre 75, but played just about everywhere in the early seventies, as a new release. Initially covered up, but I can't recall as what! 

Pete Smith recently sent out a load of live tapes from WC. Various years one of them opened with Al D'lory the clapping was brilliant and the atmosphere could be felt again. Fantastic. You DID have to be there to fully appreciate it.

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1 hour ago, Steve Foran said:

Pete Smith recently sent out a load of live tapes from WC. Various years one of them opened with Al D'lory the clapping was brilliant and the atmosphere could be felt again. Fantastic. You DID have to be there to fully appreciate it.

As I've mentioned several times, in several different threads, no matter what went before it, the atmosphere at the Casino in its first 12-15 months was better than could ever have been imagined, and second to none. Especially when certain instrumentals were played. And many of those instrumentals are no longer deemed as being worthy of playing, with many snobs and chinstrokers deriding their merit and value, and chiding any who say otherwise. As you say, you really did have to be there to appreciate it. Happy days indeed. I can't actually recall "Right On" being that big back then, although it did indeed get played, but then again, I stopped going at the end of '75, so haven't a clue as to what filled the floor afterwards. I do recall it being played at various venues between 72 and 74, but again, there were so many top notch instrumentals being played back then that any tune had to be REALLY good to be viewed as a top sound.

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18 hours ago, Joey said:

 Never a real "monster" sound pre 75, but played just about everywhere in the early seventies, as a new release. Initially covered up, but I can't recall as what! 

It was covered as the Don Costa strings

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31 minutes ago, speedlimit said:

It was covered as the Don Costa strings

Top man! Some memory!!!!

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2 hours ago, Joey said:

As I've mentioned several times, in several different threads, no matter what went before it, the atmosphere at the Casino in its first 12-15 months was better than could ever have been imagined, and second to none. Especially when certain instrumentals were played. And many of those instrumentals are no longer deemed as being worthy of playing, with many snobs and chinstrokers deriding their merit and value, and chiding any who say otherwise. As you say, you really did have to be there to appreciate it. Happy days indeed. I can't actually recall "Right On" being that big back then, although it did indeed get played, but then again, I stopped going at the end of '75, so haven't a clue as to what filled the floor afterwards. I do recall it being played at various venues between 72 and 74, but again, there were so many top notch instrumentals being played back then that any tune had to be REALLY good to be viewed as a top sound.

Afternoon of the Rhino springs to mind Joey

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I got this off JM and covered it up as Al de Lory 

got Richard Searling to play at wigan.....didnt flop but never really made it

Sold to Dave Thorley if i remember

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1 hour ago, Steve Foran said:

Afternoon of the Rhino springs to mind Joey

That's the VERY one that springs to mind. Had several "discussions" with various members about it, and to hear them speak you'd think NO-ONE ever liked it!! Neither is it politically correct to even think of asking for it to be played out. But, if you were there in the summer of 74, it created an atmosphere never replicated. As did the clapping to Electric Indian's "Land of 1000 Dances". 

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And what about this...

 

You could not get on the dance floor it was so popular...

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On 02/01/2019 at 19:24, WoodButcher said:

Is this a sub-thread related to "Room 101" by any chance ... :huh:

Didn't know where to put this but.........

Kirsty

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Wigan favourite of mine Kirsty 

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On 02/01/2019 at 17:29, Soul-Slider said:

The Phil Coulter tune is very similar to Sounds Orchestral 'Cast Your Fate To The Wind'...

Was Sounds Orchestral ever played in the early days? I know their 'Have Faith In Your Love' was.

 

 

Nev Wherry played both Sounds Orchesthera and Phil Coulter as I recall around 1978 when piano instromentals were the in thing. Soul SAM followed with Soul Stomping (Heartbeart) and Feelings (Along Comes Mary) both covers of records that are still refreshing to hear.

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Al De Lorey was played in 75 well before Phil Coulter was played. 

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