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On the last 2 Friday nights I've been driving across town to go to Prestwich on the 7th and Lowton on the 14th. Now that Russ Winstanley's northern soul show has moved to Friday's 8-10pm I can tune in. Think he mentioned Wigan Casino 4 times in 10 minutes, now I realise his history with the club and his place within the scene, but words like 'milking it' spring to mind. Russ please note Wigan closed a long time ago. This is an observation not a criticism...He did play 2 records (that suprisingly he'd played at WC) August & Deen 'We go together' ABC then World Column 'So is the sun' Capitol. Oh dear the ABC record sounds absolutely shite now it hasnt aged well at all, it was probably massive at the time but I can hear the purists saying records like that made a mockery of soul at the Casino. Hopefully I'd like to think I'd have said it was shite at the time. Havent heard World Column in years but its so evocative and so manic, edgy and moody. Haven't got a copy mind and don't really want one but its a mighty sound indeed. No records were harmed during the production of this email.

derek

Radio GMR 95.1FM & 104.6 FM

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shout.gif Wot Derek Wigan Casino.s closed !

Oh my god wot will we all do now on Sat neet !

Better tell all the cybermen / women that its closed

they will have to move on and listen to the cd,s somewhere else

:wicked:whistling.gif Footseeeeeeeeeee Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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i pulled out an old jazz f.m tape the other week and russ was the guest zzzzzzz! i saw it through though he was playing unreleased tracks by tommy hunt hinting would anyone be interested in leasing them maybee to put them on c.d, we all know russ and tommy are mates but he played one he claimed tommy had cut in the early 70s like 71/72 it was clearly made in the80s/ 90s with some auful stock aitken and waterman backing, im all for tommy getting a break but russ how could you even think ANYONE would fall forthat one :wicked:

but he did play his top sound that 'just a little misunderstanding' whistling.gif thing on spring

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i pulled out an old jazz f.m tape the other week and russ was the guest zzzzzzz! i saw it through though he was playing unreleased tracks by tommy hunt hinting would anyone be interested in leasing them maybee to put them on c.d, we all know russ and tommy are mates but he played one he claimed tommy had cut in the early 70s like 71/72 it was clearly made in the80s/ 90s with some auful stock aitken and waterman backing, im all for tommy getting a break but russ how could you even think ANYONE would fall forthat one :(

but he did play his top sound that 'just a little misunderstanding' :(   thing on spring

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Tommys 6 years over the pension age- He needs to take a late retirement! Out of the 4 people performing at Fleetwood it was difficult so say who was last between him and Lorraine Silver- The other 2 Green & Sigler were in a different class! :)

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