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Once upon a time the would have been laughed out of the building, the characters would have ripped them to bits, now they are welcomed with open arms. Its not a scene anymore, its a meeting place

I'm on here because I love my soul music - just saddened to see some of the handbaggers  getting into it since it's been mainstreamed by the media & calling themselves "soulies". I was at a soul n

Crikey? I thought he was okay! More energy and movement than most geezers on the NS scene these days!  Slimmer, bouncier and actually looked like he was enjoying himself!  Cripes the guy even did the

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On 08/01/2020 at 13:57, Source Team said:

just so aware

we will be closing this topic in approx 24 hours as do feel that the original topic has run its course

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Glad the thread is still running. Hottest topic on here for a while. Please keep it open as it is a great read with lots of good clips. AND we’re really looking forward to the next show...

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16 minutes ago, Frankie Crocker said:

Glad the thread is still running. Hottest topic on here for a while. Please keep it open as it is a great read with lots of good clips. AND we’re really looking forward to the next show...

Yes, we felt it is going well so will leave it running - Don't forget to vote for our man folks! :wink:

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I've watched many great dancers down the years and you can usually tell the venue from back in day that influenced their Style. Dancers from Station Rd had a unique style which contained lots of tricks & spins etc timed to the instro breaks in the more uptempo tracks.  Dancers from the earlier Torch  & Wheel etc tended to be much more expressive using hand movements to match the same breaks and changes in the record.

Not sure what this guys style is based on unless it's just his own interpretation based on lots of visits to local Soul. 

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51 minutes ago, Frankie Crocker said:

Glad the thread is still running. Hottest topic on here for a while. Please keep it open as it is a great read with lots of good clips. AND we’re really looking forward to the next show...

Well said Frankie - this thread makes for very interesting reading! Hope he drops out this week though - not happy about it all being on prime-time telly! Channel 4 & to a very small audience in the early hours is one thing, but Strictly Come Dancing & now The Greatest Dancer?? NOOOOOOOO!! 😣😥

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54 minutes ago, Frankie Crocker said:

Glad the thread is still running. Hottest topic on here for a while. Please keep it open as it is a great read with lots of good clips. AND we’re really looking forward to the next show...

As cringeworthy as it was last week, now I’ve got used to the idea, part of me is looking forward to it tomorrow! I’m as protective of ‘the scene’ as anyone else on here, but we also have a reputation for being a friendly bunch, so I’m gonna run with that attitude. Northern Soul stopped being a secret society decades ago, but the simple beauty of the music never fades for me.

It could have been worse, at least he didn’t open up by dancing to Frank Wilson and demonstrated to the masses that there are more than two Northern Soul records in existence - the other one being The Snake...

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53 minutes ago, Soul16 said:

As cringeworthy as it was last week, now I’ve got used to the idea, part of me is looking forward to it tomorrow! I’m as protective of ‘the scene’ as anyone else on here, but we also have a reputation for being a friendly bunch, so I’m gonna run with that attitude. Northern Soul stopped being a secret society decades ago, but the simple beauty of the music never fades for me.

It could have been worse, at least he didn’t open up by dancing to Frank Wilson and demonstrated to the masses that there are more than two Northern Soul records in existence - the other one being The Snake...

The irony being haven't heard either at a soul night for years. 

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Let's not diss DILYIID

Or we start world war 3..

And he would have probably been able to dance to it better than James Carr, which hardly anybody can dance to well.

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1339 on here.....the man in the zone.This style of dancing I think has died but i rememember loads of lads dancing like this.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, wiggyflat said:

1339 on here.....the man in the zone

great videos mate, music is fantastic, that lad was properly enjoying himself

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11:05 - now that is a fast spin

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11 minutes ago, Shufflin said:

11:05 - now that is a fast spin

Picture of me and possibly the greatest spinner of them all Vernon taken on New year eve at the Monaco ballroom in Wigan 

We have both added a few pounds around the middle since those Halcyon days of the Casino and beyond,  

 

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7 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Picture of me and possibly the greatest spinner of them all Vernon taken on New year eve at the Monaco ballroom in Wigan 

 

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Isn't there some footage of Vernon dancing/spinning at Wigan Ste?..

 

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13 minutes ago, Zed1 said:

Isn't there some footage of Vernon dancing/spinning at Wigan Ste?..

 

Yes Gaz, There,s some footage knocking about mate. Trust you and the Lovely Debs are fine. 

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Still the man.....

 

 Up there with the very best and a top man too

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11 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

 Trust you and the Lovely Debs are fine. 

 

No too bad Ste ( for a couple of Fat old Pensioners)...

Yourself?.

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41 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Yes Gaz, There,s some footage knocking about mate. Trust you and the Lovely Debs are fine. 

 Up there with the very best and a top man too

Possibly the best dancer the scene has seen free flowing relaxed great foot work spins in time the works and like said a top man too. 

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Great footage showing some unbelievable spinning from Vernon, when he had a cigarette in his mouth it used to look like a complete circle of fire. He perfected the art of when he was just about to lose his balance he would go down into the splits.
Did see him come second in a dance competition at Hinckley ( think it was the night Edwin Starr was on) by a guy called Kim, what a dancer he was.

 

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11 hours ago, Veedub said:

Just a few seconds in... the Wigan clips from Something Else program.

 

Rare footage, and 0ne of the few clips from Station Rd other than This England. If you look at the First clip the place looks empty other than the dancers, seem to recall reading it was filmed in a Morning after everyone had gone?. 

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14 hours ago, Zed1 said:

Isn't there some footage of Vernon dancing/spinning at Wigan Ste?..

 

The best dancer I've personally and around good lad Vernon, remember him winning the dance competition at the morecambe pier anniversary. Think I was told he won at station road didn't he ste. Taken it toll on him can't spin anymore due to years of doing it, old age catching us all up. 

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On 08/01/2020 at 19:11, Chalky said:

Is it just me or do a lot of the good dancers look like they are dancing to a different record than the one playing?

Heehee got agree. Pulling shapes and doing the moves is not the same as dancing. 

Hugh. 

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On 09/01/2020 at 20:39, geoffp said:

Stephen. You still have a friend from St Helens. He just doesnt go out so much these days. And she does make it look effortless, i agree. See you soon, hopefully.

 

 

 

Pretty damn fine dancer yourself. 

Hugh. 

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12 hours ago, Mssoulie said:

Pretty damn fine dancer yourself. 

Hugh. 

Swap my footwork for yours any day. Hope you two are ok. Get up there soon as old age allows.👍

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On 10/01/2020 at 17:21, Leicester Boy said:

Excellent dj and the sort of young blood the scene needs. 

There's another young, dancing DJ - Alex Gallagher in Nottingham, fantastic and about 19 years old.

 

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On 11/01/2020 at 15:21, Monny1916 said:

Thommo from Nottingham,,, wow the guy could do anything,,Stephen 

 

Wonder if anyone has got any dancing footage from The Palais, who was the black guy they called Mr Electric Man ? I am so old now 14/15 at the time, I can't remember

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1 hour ago, Rhino said:

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This is a warning ⚠. Northern soul on TV 📺 be warned. It's all up to personal taste. 

The program is about the photos from (one of ) the last nights at Wigan taken by Francesco Mellina.  It has traced some of those featured in the photos.

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Went to the Remembering Clive Johnson night yesterday in Sheffield, some of the the filming on here was a real talking point.

 Thanks to all who posted the great footage.

Tomo

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1 hour ago, Monny1916 said:

Whose that weird looking fella in the front with the dodgie tattoo 

When he used to go to Wigan he had a full head of Hair...... so he thought he'd go back and see if he could find it. 

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10 hours ago, geoffp said:

Swap my footwork for yours any day. Hope you two are ok. Get up there soon as old age allows.👍

Been a while mate. We're the same as always I still wear the trousers because she still says I can.

 

10 hours ago, geoffp said:

Swap my footwork for yours any day. Hope you two are ok. Get up there soon as old age allows.👍

Hope you two are good to. 

Hopefully we'll see you soon somewhere. 

 

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3 minutes ago, davemac3 said:

she's good, great timing

that man moving all over the place though 🙂

why do some people do that?

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28 minutes ago, Shufflin said:

that man moving all over the place though 🙂

why do some people do that?

It's quite obvious, he's trying to avoid being kicked by the Morris dancer and the Sailer doing the Hornpipe.

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On 08/01/2020 at 19:18, Shufflin said:

lots of energy in this room

 

Can somebody tell me the title of track playing in this vid, I know it, just can’t remember...philPhil

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3 minutes ago, Garswood said:

Can somebody tell me the title of track playing in this vid, I know it, just can’t remember...philPhil

Deep Sensation ‎– Somehow, Somewhere (There's A Soul Heaven)

1998 is the original

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3 minutes ago, Shufflin said:

Deep Sensation ‎– Somehow, Somewhere (There's A Soul Heaven)

1998 is the original

Thank you 👍

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On 10/01/2020 at 21:59, Shufflin said:

11:05 - now that is a fast spin

And in time with the music (which makes a refreshing change) :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

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17 hours ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

Wonder if anyone has got any dancing footage from The Palais, who was the black guy they called Mr Electric Man ? I am so old now 14/15 at the time, I can't remember

Now do you mean Tony curlew curly to the Notts crowd 

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No footage to my knowledge and attended most events there from 74 onwards. I've got loads of photos I'll have to load to gallery at some point 

 

Regards Steve 

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24 minutes ago, Speedlimit said:

Now do you mean Tony curlew curly to the Notts crowd 

If you have a photo I will hopefully recognise him, great idea to upload them all as there is not a lot of stuff on The Palais (as far as I know)

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