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Recently whilst propping up the bar at a local soul nite, a dj(?) played a track by young Lisa. As much as I like her voice and do confess to owning a cd of hers I'm not sure that it constitutes Soul does it? Dance music maybe. To top it all whilst out doing the crimbo shopping I found a cd alledgedly of the rare soul variety compiled by someone who really should know better with said track on!! Has it come to this? I mean seriously, we've all got records at home which we'd love to hear out but never do, I mean when was the last time you heard an Esquires or Artistics tune played at a soul nite??

Is it me?

Jim.

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Is it me?

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No.....

Sick and tired of hearing so called 'top' DJs playing second rate tat like this and that poxy Kenny Thomas 'Crazy World'.

Was the same DJs that hammered that other ahem 'Modern' abomination by Gayle Adams......

WOOF!

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Agreed, particularly about Lisa Stansfield, but I wouldn't confuse those types of records with modern soul. They normally wouldn't get played in modern rooms at all. I find it strange that some northern dj's have latched onto them.

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Do the same opinions apply to Lulu? is her voice soulful? IMO I don't think so but some of her records appear on soul compilations why thumbsup.gif

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Do the same opinions apply to Lulu? is her voice soulful? IMO I don't think so but some of her records appear on soul compilations why thumbsup.gif

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Lulu actually recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1970, her version of "Feeling Allright" is brilliant, so if the Muscle Shoals Sound outfit wanted to record with her then that is good enough for me.......

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Lulu actually recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1970, her version of "Feeling Allright" is brilliant, so if the Muscle Shoals Sound outfit wanted to record with her then that is good enough for me.......

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Does that make it soul tho'. Muscle Shoals probably done more Country and Western and pop than soul thumbsup.gif

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Does that make it soul tho'.  Muscle Shoals probably done more Country and Western and pop than soul  :D

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I like the track,no more no less........we end up going round in circles on here don't we.....PS....explain SOUL thumbsup.gif:shades:

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Does that make it soul tho'.  Muscle Shoals probably done more Country and Western and pop than soul  wink.gif

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MuscleShoals Sound Studios

1000 Alabama Avenue,Sheffield, Alabama

Discography

1965-1970

Recordingsassociated with Muscle Shoals Sound

and the MuscleShoals Sound Rhythm Section

1965

Searching for my love(LP-45) Bobby Moore& The Rhythm Aces

Road Runner(LP) The Gants

Tell Mama(LP-45) Etta James

1966

Sweet Soul Music(LP-45) ArthurConley

When A Man Loves A Woman(45) PercySledge

Too Weak To Fight(45) ClarenceCarter

The Exiting Wilson Pickett(LP) WilsonPickett

Land of A 1,000 Dances(45) WilsonPickett

Mustang Sally(45) Wilson Pickett

Do Right Woman, Do right Man(45) ArethaFranklin

Chain Of Fools(45) ArethaFranklin

I never Loved A Man

(The Way That I Loved You)(LP-45) ArethaFranklin

1967

I'm your Puppet(LP-45) James & BobbyPurify

Shake Rattle and Roll(45) ArthurConley

King Curtis Plays

The Great Memphis Hits(LP) KingCurtis

Dreamer(LP) Patti LaBelle & TheBluebells

Aretha Arrives(LP) ArethaFranklin

The House That Jack Built(45) ArethaFranklin

Since You've Been Gone(45) ArethaFranklin

Respect(45) Aretha Franklin

Baby I Love You(45) ArethaFranklin

Slip Away(45) Clarence Carter

The Uniques(LP) Joe Stampley & TheUniques

I'd Rather Be an Old Man'sSweetheart

Than a Young Man's Fool(45) CandiStaton

1968

Lady Soul(LP) Aretha Franklin

Now(LP) Aretha Franklin

See Saw(45) Aretha Franklin

Think(45) Aretha Franklin

This is Clarence Carter(LP) ClarenceCarter

Take Time To Know Her(45) PercySledge

1969

Mourning in The Morning(LP-45) OtisRush

More Sweet Soul Music(LP) ArthurConley

Aretha's Gold(LP) Aretha Frankiin

Testifying(LP-45) Clarence Carter

3614 Jackson Highway(LP) Cher

Hey Jude(LP-45) Wilson Pickett

Loan Me A Dime(45) Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs(LP) Boz Scaggs

Glass Onion(LP-45) Arif Mardin

Take A Letter Maria(45) R.B.Greaves

3614 Jackson Hwy Cher

1970

Ronnie Hawkins(LP) Ronnie Hawkins

Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty(LP) HerbieMann

A Little bit of Soap(45) PaulDavis

This Girl's In Love With You(45) ArethaFranklin

There's Always Something There To

Remind Me(45) R.B. Greaves

New Routes(LP) R.B.Greaves

Oh Me, Oh My(45) Lulu

Right On(LP) Wilson Pickett

Sugar, Sugar(45) Wilson Pickett

Southern Friend(LP) John Hammond

Stealing In The name Of The Lord(45) PaulKelly

Call Me(45) Aretha Franklin

Eleanor Rigby(45) Aretha Franklin

There is a little bit of Soul in that bunch Chalky.......isn't there :thumbsup:

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I happen to like it 8 letters 3 words 1 meaning Sums up I Love You, IMO

Good Point on the Dance tune , Is it Soul , Well thats down to personal taste, maybe not the most soulfull song around but then there are plenty of very soulful tunes that are not dance records

my fave and IMO most soulfull tune is attached

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I happen to like it 8 letters 3 words 1 meaning Sums up I Love You, IMO

Good Point on the Dance tune , Is it Soul , Well thats down to personal taste, maybe not the most soulfull song around but then there are plenty of very soulful tunes that are not dance records

my fave and IMO most soulfull tune is Betty lavetee "your turn to cry"Closley folled by Arethea Franklin "Angel

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MuscleShoals Sound Studios

1000 Alabama Avenue,Sheffield, Alabama

Discography

1965-1970

Recordingsassociated with Muscle Shoals Sound

and the MuscleShoals Sound Rhythm Section

1965

Searching for my love(LP-45) Bobby Moore& The Rhythm Aces

Road Runner(LP) The Gants

Tell Mama(LP-45) Etta James

1966

Sweet Soul Music(LP-45) ArthurConley

When A Man Loves A Woman(45) PercySledge

Too Weak To Fight(45) ClarenceCarter

The Exiting Wilson Pickett(LP) WilsonPickett

Land of A 1,000 Dances(45) WilsonPickett

Mustang Sally(45) Wilson Pickett

Do Right Woman, Do right Man(45) ArethaFranklin

Chain Of Fools(45) ArethaFranklin

I never Loved A Man

(The Way That I Loved You)(LP-45) ArethaFranklin

1967

I'm your Puppet(LP-45) James & BobbyPurify

Shake Rattle and Roll(45) ArthurConley

King Curtis Plays

The Great Memphis Hits(LP) KingCurtis

Dreamer(LP) Patti LaBelle & TheBluebells

Aretha Arrives(LP) ArethaFranklin

The House That Jack Built(45) ArethaFranklin

Since You've Been Gone(45) ArethaFranklin

Respect(45) Aretha Franklin

Baby I Love You(45) ArethaFranklin

Slip Away(45) Clarence Carter

The Uniques(LP) Joe Stampley & TheUniques

I'd Rather Be an Old Man'sSweetheart

Than a Young Man's Fool(45) CandiStaton

1968

Lady Soul(LP) Aretha Franklin

Now(LP) Aretha Franklin

See Saw(45) Aretha Franklin

Think(45) Aretha Franklin

This is Clarence Carter(LP) ClarenceCarter

Take Time To Know Her(45) PercySledge

1969

Mourning in The Morning(LP-45) OtisRush

More Sweet Soul Music(LP) ArthurConley

Aretha's Gold(LP) Aretha Frankiin

Testifying(LP-45) Clarence Carter

3614 Jackson Highway(LP) Cher

Hey Jude(LP-45) Wilson Pickett

Loan Me A Dime(45) Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs(LP) Boz Scaggs

Glass Onion(LP-45) Arif Mardin

Take A Letter Maria(45) R.B.Greaves

3614 Jackson Hwy Cher

1970

Ronnie Hawkins(LP) Ronnie Hawkins

Muscle Shoals Nitty Gritty(LP) HerbieMann

A Little bit of Soap(45) PaulDavis

This Girl's In Love With You(45) ArethaFranklin

There's Always Something There To

Remind Me(45) R.B. Greaves

New Routes(LP) R.B.Greaves

Oh Me, Oh My(45) Lulu

Right On(LP) Wilson Pickett

Sugar, Sugar(45) Wilson Pickett

Southern Friend(LP) John Hammond

Stealing In The name Of The Lord(45) PaulKelly

Call Me(45) Aretha Franklin

Eleanor Rigby(45) Aretha Franklin

There is a little bit of Soul in that bunch Chalky.......isn't there  wink.gif

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I agree there is but I dares bet there's even more C&W :thumbsup:

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I happen to like it 8 letters 3 words 1 meaning Sums up I Love You, IMO

Good Point on the Dance tune , Is it Soul , Well thats down to personal taste, maybe not the most soulfull song around but then there are plenty of very soulful tunes that are not dance records

my fave and IMO most soulfull tune is Betty lavetee "your turn to cry"Closley folled by Arethea Franklin "Angel

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Fame Studios, and the splinter studios led by successive waves of musicians disgruntled with Fame owner Rick Hall like Muscle Shoals Sound, Wishbone etc. cut very little country & western. None in the 1960s and only a smattering in the 1970s. More mainstream pop and rock maybe as the area became almost a victim of its success in soul terms, but almost no country.

Good call on the Bettye Lavette. How did we get from Lisa Stansfield to one of the best soul records ever?

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I happen to like it 8 letters 3 words 1 meaning Sums up I Love You, IMO

Good Point on the Dance tune , Is it Soul , Well thats down to personal taste, maybe not the most soulfull song around but then there are plenty of very soulful tunes that are not dance records

my fave and IMO most soulfull tune is Betty lavetee "your turn to cry"Closley folled by Arethea Franklin "Angel

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Fame Studios, and the splinter studios led by successive waves of musicians disgruntled with Fame owner Rick Hall like Muscle Shoals Sound, Wishbone etc. cut very little country & western. None in the 1960s and only a smattering in the 1970s. More mainstream pop and rock maybe as the area became almost a victim of its success in soul terms, but almost no country.

Good call on the Bettye Lavette. How did we get from Lisa Stansfield to one of the best soul records ever?

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The C&W must have come later then. Didn't the Osmonds record at Fame? :thumbsup:

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Lulu actually recorded at Muscle Shoals in 1970, her version of "Feeling Allright" is brilliant, so if the Muscle Shoals Sound outfit wanted to record with her then that is good enough for me.......

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Have never heard the Muscle Shoals Lulu. People tell me that she got close to the sound of Bettye Lavette at her peak. Must admit that I liked Lulu's voice as soon as I heard her sing when she was 16. To me she had more Soul than other white artists like Janis Joplin. A much more natural, less copying Otis, voice.

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8.3.1 is a good happy, clappy, trappy record!

It got played last nite & as far as I could see everybody seemed to be loving it.

Sure if you analyise it ur gonna find some fault with it. Particularly if you don't like modern soul!

Looking back to Wigan days (yawn!) sometimes we danced to a right load of old crap. Did we pontificate on the relative pedigree of certain records..........

or did we just get out there on the dance floor and have a good time?

I know I just had a good time.

Do I regret having a good time? Of course not. :thumbsup:

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Have never heard the Muscle Shoals Lulu. People tell me that she got close to the sound of Bettye Lavette at her peak. Must admit that I liked Lulu's voice as soon as I heard her sing when she was 16. To me she had more Soul than other white artists like Janis Joplin. A much more natural, less copying Otis, voice.

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I read one of marco`s play list recently!!on top lulu,Try to understnd,decca lp track,i was playin` this at party once got slaged off!!,this is a good tune,there is a black version who`s name escapes me,any way this is race music!!scottish!!,now geting plays how much is my decca 45,worth?,ho and who was at the party!!marco,bet he dont remember,janet`s house,stoke newington!,i have known this tune for 20plus year`s and do still like it!!.your`s(backdoor)100club.

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janet`s house,stoke newington!,i have known this tune for 20plus year`s and do still like it!!.your`s(backdoor)100club.

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Talking of Janet, how is she?

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Talking of Janet, how is she?

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not quite sure!bit down i thinks try`d to ring her no reply,

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not quite sure!bit down i thinks try`d to ring her no reply,

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send my love to her if you see/hear from her x

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8.3.1 is a good happy, clappy, trappy record!

It got played last nite & as far as I could see everybody seemed to be loving it.

Sure if you analyise it ur gonna find some fault with it. Particularly if you don't like modern soul!

Looking back to Wigan days (yawn!) sometimes we danced to a right load of old crap. Did we pontificate on the relative pedigree of certain records..........

or did we just get out there on the dance floor and have a good time?

I know I just had a good time.

Do I regret having a good time? Of course not. :thumbsup:

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831 is a good track but it's not on 45 on C.D I hope these main events are not playing C.D.Cheers Billy

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831 is a good track but it's not on 45 on C.D I hope these main events are not playing C.D.Cheers Billy

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at the event i was at it was played on a 10 inch acetate

no names of the dj or venue

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It was a private news eve bash for all the local soulies.

Dunno who played it, could have been on 78 for all I care!

Do remember every body having a good time though.

Regret to advise Pipkins 50 is not Tim.

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Nice to see so many open minds here.

Personally I'd rather hear the same old records week in week out week in week out week in ......

Zzzzzzzz..............

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Col, wasn't a pop at you mate, more the earlier posts about the record.

I'm not a huge fan of the lisa Stansfeild track, but I don't dislike it either. It's a good dance record, so is Kenny Thomas and so is Gayle Adams.

Makes me larf tho the way people think some of the hardcore northern stuff is soul when in fact its just not very good whether a black man or a white man - or woman is singing it.

Fact is, the British are making better soul/dance records than the Yanks in the main these days. Lemar for instance is great.

Me, I love it all.

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Now I know you are taking the piss.

WOOF!

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id rather listen to my ma then bloody lemar

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Certainly agree with most of your comments.

I think most people are on Lisa Stanfields case 'cos everybody knows she's white & from Rochdale. Its a form of inverted snobbery.

I certainly wouldn't advocate over playing the record - particularly with the London rare soul mafia around! But in the right place on the right night it will add to most peoples enjoyment. Certainly did for me on news years eve.

Mrs Soulsmith also likes it.

Regret, have never heard anything by Lemar.

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Nice to see so many open minds here.

Personally I'd rather hear the same old records week in week out week in week out week in ......

Zzzzzzzz..............

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Hi Simon I rather travel over hundreds of miles a month to listen to different sounds gives me a buzz as well a spin LOL happy new year.

Cheers Billy

PS. I'll be over for a cuppa later

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Agreed entirely on the inverted snobbery - lots and lots of that around !

And some angry hangovers too by the look of it.

I'm back to lurking and a Staples Singers album to soothe me down.

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id rather listen to my ma then bloody lemar

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Im sorry but I do like Lemar and Lisa Stansfield, I feel you have to have an open mind of music they are better than Busted or McFly!!!

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Now I know you are taking the piss.

WOOF!

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Oi, have you listened to "Dedicated", you bad tempered old mongrel, you?

:sleep3::sleep3:

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