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I decided to play a few from my 70s oldies box tonight.

These were never that rare (back in the day),but they're sending me to bed a happy man,(along with the bottle of Merlot);

Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You Prelude

Sidney Thomas-Look Let's Make Love Parallel

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String Peri-tone

Rock Glazers-I Belive in Love Sixth Avenue

Does anyone play these out these days?.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

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I decided to play a few from my 70s oldies box tonight.

These were never that rare (back in the day),but they're sending me to bed a happy man,(along with the bottle of Merlot);

Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You Prelude

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String Peri-tone

Memories of Snaith and Cleethorpes, proving it doesn't have to be rare to be good

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Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You Prelude

Sidney Thomas-Look Let's Make Love Parallel

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String Peri-tone

Rock Glazers-I Belive in Love Sixth Avenue

Does anyone play these out these days?.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

These r gr8 choices of forgotten/unplayed 70's. And they r soulful. Give me these over rock & roll ne day. Kumano is probably the best 70's ever IMHO.

How about these too:

Kashif - Rumors (correct spelling)

Curtis - How Can I tell Her

King Tutt - You Got Me Hung Up

Harvey Mason - How Does It Feel

As I cant stand rock & roll I no longer attend soul nights anymore so apologies if they are being played

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I decided to play a few from my 70s oldies box tonight.

These were never that rare (back in the day),but they're sending me to bed a happy man,(along with the bottle of Merlot);

Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good  Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You  Prelude

Sidney Thomas-Look Let's Make Love  Parallel

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before  Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String  Peri-tone

Rock Glazers-I Belive in Love  Sixth Avenue

Does anyone play these out these days?.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

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Played Sidney Thomas at Samanthas Revival over Christmas. Lot of people came to look at the label. Hardly known.

Kumano big at Clifton Hall, Felix and Oscar started at Blackpool Mecca.

Others a bit later ?

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Kumano big at Clifton Hall, Felix and Oscar started at Blackpool Mecca.

Others a bit later ?

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Ah memories :)

I remeber dancing to those toons at The Mecca, Clifton Hall, The Winter Gardens, Hiinkley, Parr Hall etc. Gr8 times, even if Tim A. and I and didnt see eye2eye about "newies".

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A few 70s I like to play at home

Cheryl Berdell - giving it all to you

Pages - Heartaches and pain

The Knights - Love knocked you down

Glenda Mclode - I'm no stranger to love

J Blackfoot - Where is love (Personal fave, actually from the early 80s)

Sold my Ty Karim - lighten up to Eddie Edmondson :)

cant bear to hear it now :(

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Ah memories :)

I remeber dancing to those toons at The Mecca, Clifton Hall, The Winter Gardens, Hiinkley, Parr Hall etc. Gr8 times, even if Tim A. and I and didnt see eye2eye about "newies".

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Rideout 'Someone Special'

Bobby Thurston 'Very Last Drop'

Keni Burke 'Let Somebody Love You'

Garry Glenn 'Gonna Give You My Love'

Bobby King 'If You Dont Want My Love'

Marc Sadane ' One Minute From Love'

Jimmy Bo Horne 'If You Dont Want My Love'

Tommy Tate' You taught Me How To Love'

Tyrone Davis ' Just My Luck'

Arthur Adams'You Got The Floor,

Bobby Cutchins 'I Did It Again'

Dustin Wilson 'Have Some Sympathy'

plus. 'Warm and Gentle Explosion, Why Dont You Make Up Your Mind,

Hidden Secret, 24 Karat Gold, Jan Jones, Timeless Legend, Charles Johnson, Swiss Movemant plus Mecca reactivations like Bill Harris, Ujima, Brothers Guiding Light etc etc.

Great 70's tunes.

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Played Sidney Thomas at Samanthas Revival over Christmas. Lot of people came to look at the label. Hardly known.

Kumano big at Clifton Hall, Felix and Oscar started at Blackpool Mecca.

Others a bit later ?

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Remember Sidney Thomas being played at St Ives in early 76,bought one of Soul Bowl the next week,its been in my box since

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I was half cut when I posted this thread last night-glad I did though :(

Its nice to know I'm not the only one who still appreciates these forgotten 70s tunes :)

Mark Sadane,Velvet Hammer,King Tut,Cheryl Berdel gr8!

The Knights-Love Knocked You Down.......anyone remember their other biggie 'Let There Be Love'?

As for the other sounds mentioned by others,some memories in there!Will be rooting around again tonight............now where did I put that Merlot :(

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I decided to play a few from my 70s oldies box tonight.

These were never that rare (back in the day),but they're sending me to bed a happy man,(along with the bottle of Merlot);

Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good  Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You  Prelude

Sidney Thomas-Look Let's Make Love  Parallel

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before  Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String  Peri-tone

Rock Glazers-I Belive in Love  Sixth Avenue

Does anyone play these out these days?.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

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Rockgazers is terrific and never seems to get a mention, let alone a spin or two. Gotta admit that Kumano never did it for me but the others are all good. There are so many 70s tunes to play it makes you wonder why the Scene went backwards and started playing Rockabilly tunes :angry: IMHO ofcourse!

Here's a couple that also don't get a mention

Patti Labelle - You Make It So Hard To Say No

Eloise Laws - If I Don't Watch Out

Love Commitee - I Made A Mistake

Cheers

Steve

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Laura Lee - (If you want to try love again) Remember Me - Hot Wax [what a chooneroonie]

Johnny Baker - Shy Guy - Fog City

Dave Love - Baby Hard Times - Worlds

Raj - Something inside - Oak Tree

Cory - Take it or leave it - Phantom

Jeff Perry - Call on me - Epic

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I decided to play a few from my 70s oldies box tonight.

These were never that rare (back in the day),but they're sending me to bed a happy man,(along with the bottle of Merlot);

Brooklyn Dreams-Never Had A Love So Good  Casablanca

Kumano-I'll Cry For You  Prelude

Sidney Thomas-Look Let's Make Love  Parallel

Felix Cavaliere-Never Felt Love Before  Bearsville

Oscar Perry-Main String  Peri-tone

Rock Glazers-I Belive in Love  Sixth Avenue

Does anyone play these out these days?.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

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Alaways been a fan of Oscar Perry and recently only heard the Kumano track (cos Im a uoung un ) -

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John, was playing the Laura Lee only yesterday. Excellent. I'd forgotten how good the other side was too: "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)."

Records that might have sounded commonplace years ago are sometimes actually pretty amazing to revisit. To me there was a depth of quality in seventies soul music that we may have taken for granted in the past. The skills utilised in the vocals, production and playing on these tracks was sometimes breathtaking.

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John, was playing the Laura Lee only yesterday. Excellent. I'd forgotten how good the other side was too: "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)."

Records that might have sounded commonplace years ago are sometimes actually pretty amazing to revisit. To me there was a depth of quality in seventies soul music that we may have taken for granted in the past. The skills utilised in the vocals, production and playing on these tracks was sometimes breathtaking.

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I agree Gareth , the quality of some x - over and out and out 70s are ace , a glorious period - the thing that has always amused(the soul scenes not supposed to be funny) and delighted me is that some 70s have the ability to start really poorly but halfway through you've heard something that makes you have a complete change of heart , as yo,ve mentioned earlier a great piece of production wizardry etc ,

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A few from moi:

Margie Joseph - I Can't Move No Mountains - Atlantic

Rock Candy/Contemplations - Alone With No Love - Dontee

Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me - Hansa

Edwin Starr - Running Back & Forth - Gordy

Charles Mann - Sho Nuff No Funny Stuff Love - LA

Marvin Holmes & Justice - You Better Keep Her - Brown Door

All on me Dads' tapes as a young 'un.

(I think Charles Mann & Johnny just break 80's????)

(And I think Edwin is 1969???? Crap at this me!!!)

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Vernon Burch - For You - Chocolate City

David Simmons - Will They Miss Me - WMOT/UK Fantasy

George Duke - I Want You For Myself US/UK Epic

Dramatics - Choosing Up On You - Cadet

Denise LaSalle - I'm Tripping On You - MCA

Finish Touch - The Down Sound - US/UK Motown

David Ruffin - You're My Peace Of Mind/Rode By The Place - US/UK Motown - wonderful double sider

Chuck Cissel - Don't Tell Me Your Sorry - Arista

Chocolate Syrup - What's The Matter Baby

L.J. Reynolds - Weigh All The Facts - UK Club - 80s but it was a chance for LJ to be lead on 3 tracks in this list.

All cheap, All Great.

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A few from moi:

Margie Joseph - I Can't Move No Mountains - Atlantic

Rock Candy/Contemplations - Alone With No Love - Dontee

Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me - Hansa

Edwin Starr - Running Back & Forth - Gordy

Charles Mann - Sho Nuff No Funny Stuff Love - LA

Marvin Holmes & Justice - You Better Keep Her - Brown Door

All on me Dads' tapes as a young 'un.

(I think Charles Mann & Johnny just break 80's????)

(And I think Edwin is 1969???? Crap at this me!!!)

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Margie Joseph - 'Move no mountains' is excellent! :)

still pretty unknown?

Shane

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Rideout 'Someone Special'

Bobby Thurston 'Very Last Drop'

Keni Burke 'Let Somebody Love You'

Garry Glenn 'Gonna Give You My Love'

Bobby King 'If You Dont Want My Love'

Marc Sadane ' One Minute From Love'

Jimmy Bo Horne 'If You Dont Want My Love'

Tommy Tate' You taught Me How To Love'

Tyrone Davis ' Just My Luck'

Arthur Adams'You Got The Floor,

Bobby Cutchins 'I Did It Again'

Dustin Wilson 'Have Some Sympathy'

plus. 'Warm and Gentle Explosion, Why Dont You Make Up Your Mind,

Hidden Secret, 24 Karat Gold, Jan Jones, Timeless Legend, Charles Johnson, Swiss Movemant plus Mecca reactivations like Bill Harris, Ujima, Brothers Guiding Light etc etc.

Great 70's tunes.

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Hey Steve, sounds like our combined playlist from Cleethorpes early 80's :)

How about these for cheapies from the same time,

Dramatics "I can't stand it"

Detroit Spinners "Can't shake this feeling"

Randy Brown "I'm always in the mood"

Alicia Myers "I fooled you this time"

oh and so many more.....

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A few from moi:

Margie Joseph - I Can't Move No Mountains - Atlantic

Rock Candy/Contemplations - Alone With No Love - Dontee

Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me - Hansa

Edwin Starr - Running Back & Forth - Gordy

Charles Mann - Sho Nuff No Funny Stuff Love - LA

Marvin Holmes & Justice - You Better Keep Her - Brown Door

All on me Dads' tapes as a young 'un.

(I think Charles Mann & Johnny just break 80's????)

(And I think Edwin is 1969???? Crap at this me!!!)

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Marvin Holmes & Justice :)

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Margie Joseph - 'Move no mountains' is excellent!  :)

still pretty unknown?

Shane

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Not sure Shane. Like I said, they were on tapes I listened to as a kid.

I play it a bit myself, infact I'll give it a spin on Friday at Baby Jupiter - you coming before Wilton?????

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Marvin Holmes & Justice whistling.gif

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dug that one out last night.

:thumbsup:

Whats the story about Styrene and vinyl? Are they both originals, just pressed at different plants? I didnt realise there were 2 different copies until I just browsed on Ovenchips.

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dug that one out last night.

:wicked:

Whats the story about Styrene and vinyl? Are they both originals, just pressed at different plants? I didnt realise there were 2 different copies until I just browsed on Ovenchips.

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Not sure Mikey, mine's on vinyl.

The stock number is the same, so that could mean a number of things whistling.gif

Who were Brown Door a subsid. of?? Haven't got copy with me at work :thumbsup: so can't have a read of the label!

If they're an Indie, wouldn't have thought they'd have pressed at more than one plant????

J

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dug that one out last night.

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Whats the story about Styrene and vinyl? Are they both originals, just pressed at different plants? I didnt realise there were 2 different copies until I just browsed on Ovenchips.

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Styrene's the boot, isn't it? Reflected in the sound quality or lack of. That one got a few 'recent spins' a few months back when Keb picked up on it again, briefly, hence the slight flurry of interest around that time. Cracking record...gave it a listen again this morning.

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Not sure Mikey, mine's on vinyl.

The stock number is the same, so that could mean a number of things  whistling.gif

Who were Brown Door a subsid. of?? Haven't got copy with me at work  :thumbsup:   so can't have a read of the label!

If they're an Indie, wouldn't have thought they'd have pressed at more than one plant????

J

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Brown Door was Marvin's own label, wasn't it? Don't think it was a sub of anything...could be wrong.

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Margie Joseph - 'Move no mountains' is excellent!  whistling.gif

still pretty unknown?

Shane

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Its a tent classic

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Does Carolyn Crawford "Just got to be more careful" ever get a play these days? I remember one weekend at Mecca when it seemed to be THE sound. What a zinger!

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3 ex mecca tunes to consider - popularised by colin curtis in the legendary last hour

IF IT FEELS THIS GOOD - BARBARA JEAN ENGLISH

HAS LOVE BEEN HERE BEFORE - FABULOUS DETERMINATIONS

YOU TAKE MY LOVE FOR GRANTED - HODGES JAMES & SMITH

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Styrene's the boot, isn't it? Reflected in the sound quality or lack of. That one got a few 'recent spins' a few months back when Keb picked up on it again, briefly, hence the slight flurry of interest around that time. Cracking record...gave it a listen again this morning.

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Marvin Holmes & Justice - styrene and vinyl....

According to Ovenchip's it wasn't booted.... just an issue on each.... I too thought the styrene was a boot.... same reason as above.... the sound appears "low"....

So who's to say Ovenchip's knows best on this one rolleyes.gif ....

Remains one of them "is it or isn't it" questions I suspect unless anybody else can shed some light on it....

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Dave Love is superb, the same backing as the Scientests of Soul (i think?), must say though that my fav 70's sound has to be Vivian Copeland and Chaos...getting major turn table play in my living room. rolleyes.gif

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Its a tent classic

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There's an arista Shirley Brown version which is a more uptempo version that just pips Margie for shirleys vocals.

regarding 7ts that used to get plays how about

Johnny Williams-Somethin kinda mellow-

I used to go mental to this would be great to hear it out loud again

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John, was playing the Laura Lee only yesterday. Excellent. I'd forgotten how good the other side was too: "If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough To Marry)."

"(If You Want To Try Love Again) Remember Me" also came out on Invictus with "Don't Leave Me Starving For Your Love" as the "B" side.

The mix of "Remember me" is different on the Invictus release and IMHO better.

soulmac.

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Dave Love is superb, the same backing as the Scientests of Soul (i think

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Soundfile anyone? Like the Scientists of Soul and be interested to hear this rolleyes.gif

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Salvation-Robert Thomas

Raindrops-Barbara Acklin

A Mothers love-Little Gary Feruson

Welcome to the world-Great Expectations

Girl watching on Broadway-Little rock brotherhood

I need you.Diane Jenkins

Records from Cleethorpes,Yate etc before the "split" really good times when seventies &sixties sounds were played side by side..........before disco took over i might add rolleyes.gif

Steve

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looking back great stuff played Clethorpes, Burnley, Mecca mid 70s, not a mad 70s fan but a few spring to mind :

Third time around Soon everythings gonna be alright

Soulvation army Band / Flora Robson Dancing on a daydream

Ronnie Walker Gotta try harder

Bill Harris Uptown Sat Night

Al Wilson Passport (LP)

E.W.F Happy Feeling (LP)

Gwen Owens Better Watch out

Margo Thunder Soul of a women

Betty Wright Love dont grow & Where is the love

Kim Toliver Dont know whitch foot to dance on

Batty Baker Marching out of my life

Ian

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.............What forgotten 70s tunes do you have hidden that you haven't played for donkeys?........

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how about....

"Lets Get It Together" El Coco

"Laid Back Love" Major Harris

"Cant Say No" SSO

"I Wont Die" James Hazelhurst

"Nothing is too good" Jamel Trice

"First Shot" Phase2

"I can make It On My own" Vessie Simmons

"Mr Nice Guy" Catch

"Love Brought Me Back" DJ Rogers

"Something Bout Cha" Latimore.

Steve

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looking back great stuff played Clethorpes, Burnley, Mecca mid 70s, not a mad 70s fan but a few spring to mind :

Third time around    Soon everythings gonna be alright

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Still love this even now. Don't play it much, am I right in thinking the Instrumental flip had the most spins at Cleggy?

And how does it differ from the Shatz version? (Apart from value!!!!)

Batty Baker  Marching out of my life

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Was she in da Ali G Show??? :D:D

Only joking!!!

Forgive me for being stoopid, but is that the same version as Heartstoppers on All-Platinum, or is it a different version???

Cheers,

Jamie :D

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Here's a few that I suppose those not there at the time would be baffled as to why they were popular: (Other than they're infectious dancers)

Judy Freeman & Blackrock - Hold On - RCA

Babe Ruth - Elusive - Capitol

Billy Nichols - Diamond Ring - Westside

I think Billy Nichols is possibly early 80's - but you knoworra mean!!!

Jamie

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Jamie, the Judy Freeman and BlackRock has been a big revival darn sarf for a few years now, Ady C and then Greg playing the unreleased six or seven minute version via acetate. It's an incredible record, surely one of the most soulful records ever played on the Northern scene.

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Here's a few that I suppose those not there at the time would be baffled as to why they were popular: (Other than they're infectious dancers)

Judy Freeman & Blackrock - Hold On - RCA

Babe Ruth - Elusive - Capitol

Billy Nichols - Diamond Ring - Westside

I think Billy Nichols is possibly early 80's - but you knoworra mean!!!

Jamie

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Pat Brady reactivated Judy Freeman around 76/77 and it became quite a big record.

Babe Ruth ??????????/ but very popular

Billy Nicholls, late Wigan/Clifton Hall. As you say, early eighties, same time as Leon Bryantt 'Mighty Body Hotsy Totsy' , 'Janice' etc

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Jamie, the Judy Freeman and BlackRock has been a big revival darn sarf for a few years now, Ady C and then Greg playing the unreleased six or seven minute version via acetate. It's an incredible record, surely one of the most soulful records ever played on the Northern scene.

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I'm still debating whether to play it or not at the New Century next week - what do you guys reckon???

As it stands at just over 2 mins (I Think!!!) it's way too short. I bet that 6 min. job is fantastic.

Jamie

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I'm still debating whether to play it or not at the New Century next week - what do you guys reckon???

Yes ! Do it for a bet :D

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Pat Brady reactivated Judy Freeman around 76/77 and it became quite a big record.

Babe Ruth ??????????/ but very popular

Billy Nicholls, late Wigan/Clifton Hall. As you say, early eighties, same time as Leon Bryantt 'Mighty Body Hotsy Totsy' , 'Janice' etc

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I take it not a lover of Babe Ruth, guess it's one of those that you either love or hate. Maybe a bit like Brothers 'Are You Ready For This'???

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I'm still debating whether to play it or not at the New Century next week - what do you guys reckon???

As it stands at just over 2 mins (I Think!!!) it's way too short. I bet that 6 min. job is fantastic.

Jamie

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For me it was often one of the best tracks played at the dome. Absolute quality :D

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