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Blackpool Mecca (Memories Reunion Event in the South)

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Blackpool Mecca

Just wondering how many people may be interested in a Memories Reunion Event (down South),
I know a lot of 'Northerners" live down South now (like me) and I have met people who used to travel
up from the South to the Mecca.

While quite a number of "Mecca Sounds" still get played out at events and sometimes a "Mecca Set"
wondering if anyone thinks it is a good idea to have a complete event ? perhaps an All Dayer or a
Night in the South ?

Of course the ultimate memories night would have to include the dynamic duo in no particular order
Messrs Curtis & Levine 😉

If we pulled it off who would come ?

Perhaps we could get "Two for the Price of One" lol !

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Too young to go --- but I'd go if they played The Brothers "Were you ready for that"

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Hi Les, many thanks for the Folkestone weekender last October ...

Too young to have been at the Mecca but assuming that's no barrier to entry I'd be interested in what comes out of this. Hope you get a good response.

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Well positive discussions are taking place with Ian and Colin - I think we could be on 😉

Watch this space (and or join the Soulnites Group for updated details when we can)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/soulnites/

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Les , Sounds really good mate .

Dont do Facebook at all , so can you keep us up to date on here please . 

 

Steve 

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for anyone interested (and not completely off topic) this looks like an ace day in Manchester I'll be there - Colin C is guest dj

 

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12 hours ago, stevegods said:

Les , Sounds really good mate .

Dont do Facebook at all , so can you keep us up to date on here please . 

 

Steve 

Will do 😉

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I never went to the Blackpool Mecca but like the records I've heard that were played there so would be interested in this type of event, depending on venue. Please post details when anything is arranged.

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Great News

Colin & Ian have agreed to do this, the whole night, details are at www.MeccaMemories.com 😉

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On 20/02/2019 at 07:07, Scooter Les said:

Will do 😉

Update Colin & Ian have agreed to do this, the whole night 😉

details at www.MeccaMemories.com

On 19/02/2019 at 18:52, stevegods said:

Les , Sounds really good mate .

Dont do Facebook at all , so can you keep us up to date on here please . 

 

Steve 

 

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I think it's great that Blackpool has now become a major player in the "North / South" divide......well done guys :)

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5 minutes ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

I think it's great that Blackpool has now become a major player in the "North / South" divide......well done guys :)

Cheers, always has been for me (as a Blackpool Boy) 😉❤️ 
A lot of people at events in the South love and dance to tunes that were broke and played at the Mecca, they just
didn't know 😉 And of course we have a big soul loving bunch of people who were just to young to have gone,
that is the focus and idea of this event, to take people from the 1st record Colin & Ian played right through to the l
ast with some fantastic tunes in between.

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22 minutes ago, Scooter Les said:

Cheers, always has been for me (as a Blackpool Boy) 😉❤️ 
A lot of people at events in the South love and dance to tunes that were broke and played at the Mecca, they just
didn't know 😉 And of course we have a big soul loving bunch of people who were just to young to have gone,
that is the focus and idea of this event, to take people from the 1st record Colin & Ian played right through to the l
ast with some fantastic tunes in between.

I don't want to ruin the night but I hope Mr Dimond plays this

‘Don’t You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come’ is a track that was first played at Blackpool Mecca in 1976 following the acquisition of a US promo from fabled Norfolk based Glaswegian record dealer John Anderson (Soul Bowl) by DJ Colin Curtis, and then a release copy via a London based supplier who specialized in importing new American releases to distribute to US Troops in Germany & Europe, specifically black GI’s with a love of Soul and Funk. The Northern Soul sessions at the Mecca were hugely influential, the club revered, along with Manchester’s Twisted Wheel, The Catacombs in Wolverhampton, The Golden Torch in Stoke-On-Trent, and the scene’s most famous venue, Wigan Casino, at the vanguard of the movement.

 

 

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Les mate , great news .

Mecca was the place that helped set alight the flame that burns within . 

And although it didn’t have the rawness and stomping beat of the all-nighters at Wigan , it was shear class in those early days . 

Really well done for managing to get this together. Now I’ve just got to persuade a few lads to get their arses down and relive those memories . 

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A very long time ago I first heard "I Thought You Were Mine" - The Natural Four at Blackpool Mecca,  I was very impressed.  I did learn some future, to be, classics there! And I loved and still do The Casanova Two "We Got To Keep On" Early Bird.

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My favourite type of Soul are those wonderful Mecca records. Count me in mate depending on when/where it is.

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19 minutes ago, greety said:

My favourite type of Soul are those wonderful Mecca records. Count me in mate depending on when/where it is.

We are all getting older Greety :) aren't we ?, the link is above about 9 hours ago

I shall put it here for you

www.MeccaMemories.com 

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7 hours ago, stevegods said:

Les mate , great news .

Mecca was the place that helped set alight the flame that burns within . 

And although it didn’t have the rawness and stomping beat of the all-nighters at Wigan , it was shear class in those early days . 

Really well done for managing to get this together. Now I’ve just got to persuade a few lads to get their arses down and relive those memories . 

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WOW A Blackpool Casino Patch ! Had one don't know what happened to it, happy days under the Pleasure Beach except Scotch weekend ! lol

 

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1 hour ago, solidsoul said:

A very long time ago I first heard "I Thought You Were Mine" - The Natural Four at Blackpool Mecca,  I was very impressed.  I did learn some future, to be, classics there! And I loved and still do The Casanova Two "We Got To Keep On" Early Bird.

Nice Tunes 😉

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8 hours ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

I don't want to ruin the night but I hope Mr Dimond plays this

‘Don’t You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come’ is a track that was first played at Blackpool Mecca in 1976 following the acquisition of a US promo from fabled Norfolk based Glaswegian record dealer John Anderson (Soul Bowl) by DJ Colin Curtis, and then a release copy via a London based supplier who specialized in importing new American releases to distribute to US Troops in Germany & Europe, specifically black GI’s with a love of Soul and Funk. The Northern Soul sessions at the Mecca were hugely influential, the club revered, along with Manchester’s Twisted Wheel, The Catacombs in Wolverhampton, The Golden Torch in Stoke-On-Trent, and the scene’s most famous venue, Wigan Casino, at the vanguard of the movement.

 

 

A pretty much certainty I would have thought ❤️ 

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Brilliant I’m sitting in the cabin bar at Paddington station London waiting for my burger and listening to Gil Scott Heron - the bottle....   so I’m in!!! Lol 

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34 minutes ago, Mal C said:

Brilliant I’m sitting in the cabin bar at Paddington station London waiting for my burger and listening to Gil Scott Heron - the bottle....   so I’m in!!! Lol 

I miss Wendy Burgers, why did they leave the UK ?

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the event is now up in event guide here

as always it be best if use the comments and that event entry for all the talk about the upcoming event

 

for more mecca related talk there's a topic here that be best place for more mecca memories talk (will merge recent comments into this shortly )

 

as now have both a event guide and a topic closing this topic now

all above as per our long running policy concerning event discussion in the aats forum 👍

 

 

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