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My brother in law was a local DJ and a huge record collector. I was just a kid but he turned me on to things like The Poets, Spellbinders, Donald Height etc around 1970. In those days they were simply known as "good disco records".

He used to sneak me into his gigs and I'd hide in the kitchens just to soak up the vibe. When I was old enough I hit my first all dayer, and it mushroomed.

What's your story?

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Always loved soul music and once tried to get into the Wheel when I was 12 with no sucess.

Few years later went to a ballroom dancing hall (Joe Turners) in Walkden where the owner would put on records that had been brought in. Met a Girl called Beverly Griffiths and I was "Ten miles High" as they say- God its so long ago.

I think some of tunes were You touched me- By Judy(Cannot remember last name) on Sun Records, Compared to what- floods party and loads of others Im too old to remember.

That was it

Gave up in 1979 and rejoined 1999 :lol:

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Usual route, via youth club ( Streetly, West Midlands ) paricularly loved the motown/soul played and when I discovered there were places that only played this type of music that was it!

Once this music is in your blood its there forever.

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Judy Harris.

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:lol::lol::lol:

Tammy Humphries then. (her big sis used to get the coach up to Wigan from Stroud.)

Big Wheels of Motown.

Capital Soul Casino

Stroud alldayers

All in about 6 weeks....the rest is history.......still in the making. :lol:

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My brother in law was a local DJ and a huge record collector.  I was just a kid but he turned me on to things like The Poets, Spellbinders, Donald Height etc around 1970.  In those days they were simply known as "good disco records".

He used to sneak me into his gigs and I'd hide in the kitchens just to soak up the vibe.  When I was old enough I hit my first all dayer, and it mushroomed.

What's your story?

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1981-82 ska 2 tone mod revival Quadrophenia, lead to Motown and Dobie Gray out on the floor etc, started going to clubs like the YMCA in Chelmsford, Dedicated Soul Club - 3 Cups, also Chemsford 1983 run by Brian Rae if memory serves. Went on from there, Loughborough, St Ives, Fleet Peterborough, 100 Club.

Fantastic scene 22 years and can't believe I still seem to get more passionate each year!

Ps Dayo, Gonna send you a personal later, re Voiceover UK :lol:

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1981-82 ska 2 tone mod revival Quadrophenia, lead to Motown and Dobie Gray out on the floor etc, started going to clubs like the YMCA in Chelmsford, Dedicated Soul Club - 3 Cups, also Chemsford 1983 run by Brian Rae if memory serves.  Went on from there, Loughborough, St Ives, Fleet Peterborough, 100 Club.

Fantastic scene 22 years and can't believe I still seem to get more passionate each year!

Ps Dayo, Gonna send you a personal later, re Voiceover UK  :lol:

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I used to go to the Purple (pink?) Toothbrush, near Chelmesford.

Knew a couple of girls I met from there in hospital on way to great Yarmouth.

Squirrel and Kelly Webb.

Nice girls :lol:

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A freinds older brother played me some northern told me about the pier at cleethorpes my dad would not let me go to the nightrs till i left school then the nighters where stoped & the alldayers started at the gardens and off i went got in to traveling on coaches run by a lad called Jim Malone we used to go everywhere we could at one point we had attened every running nighter in the UK as a side note a young shop worker used to come with us he used to dance in a triangle Roger Banks was his name what ever happed to him ????? :lol:

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1975

The Windmill Youth Club, Conisbro

Dean Roach + Plus Guest DJs (Seriously)

The Place Youth Club, Conisbro

The Assembly Rooms, Rotherham

Baileys nappy nights, Doncaster

The Brickyard WMC, Mexbro

Boylans Record Shop, Conisbro

1976

First step into the big time - Four Seasons (Later Rudies) Disco, Scarboro. Cleethorpes WinterGardens. First Nighter, and the only 4th year on the train.

Why did they not have O Levels in Northern Soul!!!!

Ed

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1978, plodding along, doing what an average 14 year old tearaway teenager does (skatebaording, giving other kids chinese burns etc) minding my own business. Dragged off to Decembers Notts Palias Alldayer by older mates. Rest is a patchy and somewhat murky histrory :lol:

2 years later, old mates dropped the scene like a bad habit - I was hooked :lol:

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1975

The Windmill Youth Club, Conisbro

Dean Roach + Plus Guest DJs (Seriously)

The Place Youth Club, Conisbro

The Assembly Rooms, Rotherham

Baileys nappy nights, Doncaster

The Brickyard WMC, Mexbro

Boylans Record Shop, Conisbro

1976

First step into the big time - Four Seasons (Later Rudies) Disco, Scarboro. Cleethorpes WinterGardens. First Nighter, and the only 4th year on the train.

Why did they not have O Levels in Northern Soul!!!!

Ed

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Looks like Russ winstanley will have olevels in Northern soul if he gets his way ARRRRRRRRGH :lol:

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My foray into the scene is an all too familiar tale.

Heard it at the youthclubs when I was 6, had a Wigan tatt inked at 7, bald by 8. By the age of 12 I was 19 stone.

Never looked back.

Keep the faith.

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My foray into the scene is an all too familiar tale.

Heard it at the youthclubs when I was 6, had a Wigan tatt inked at 7, bald by 8. By the age of 12 I was 19 stone.

Never looked back.

Keep the faith.

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Made me chuckle Matt - nice one whistling.gif:sleep3::P

Brian

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Notts Palias Alldayer

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Great memories of that venue, did my apprenticeship there, Gary Rushbrooke, John Poole, Soul Sam, Clive Jones ( what ever happened to him). I used to take a tape recorder along with me, still got some old tapes even today, great tunes, then the long walk to the railway station for the train home to Derby, I remember buying Toni basil ..Breakaway £25, Jimmy McFarland..Lonely lover..£8 !, Kelly St.Claire...Hear that beat..£20, Joannie Summers..Don't Pity me..£10. Wish I still had them.

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'I remember buying Toni basil ..Breakaway £25'

Think that's a bargain? I remember buying Mickey by Toni Basil back in 82 as a new release for £1.50. Things like that just don't happen nowadays. I blame the dealers.

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Older sister was into it in 70/71, St Maries youth club in Southport in 71 listening to the Snake, Breakout, Little Piece of leather etc. Moved to Burscough in early 73 and sat next to a guy called John Orritt at school(anyone know him?) Fellow poster John Parker lived down the road. Soul Spinners 4 discos at the football club. Whitchurch alldayer August 73, Va Vas a few weeks later then Wigan opened. Now I can't get it out of my head(oops sorry that was Kylie slipping in!)

Paul

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1980 - two tone - rude girl (but not too rude :P ) attending the local youth club and moaning about the crap music played. whistling.gif

1981 - mod - used to attend the Cambridge in Norf Lundern and other local venues

1982 - scootergirl - listening to scooterist northern, motown, RnB and ska at rallies and such like

1984 - back to being a proper mod (clothes from kensington market and made by Harry the jewish tailor). Mostly London Clubs including 100.

1985 - soul person - long skirts and t-shirts.

1988 - 1997 - lost in the wilderness :D

1998 - back to soul and scootering with a vengeance :D

I like to juggle the two different (yet crossed over) scenes - both interesting and fun.

The Soul Scene being the more grown up of the two. :sleep3:

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My brother in law was a local DJ and a huge record collector.  I was just a kid but he turned me on to things like The Poets, Spellbinders, Donald Height etc around 1970.  In those days they were simply known as "good disco records".

He used to sneak me into his gigs and I'd hide in the kitchens just to soak up the vibe.  When I was old enough I hit my first all dayer, and it mushroomed.

What's your story?

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Ear wigging local scooter boys and finally plucking up the courage to ask for a tape - Leading to ever expanding wants lists ( some things never change )

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The first record I can remember was "My Guy" in 1965 when my brother was about to be born. The first record I ever bought was "Behind A Painted Smile" and I just liked that sound. In the late sixties/early seventies I started going to the "Teen A Go Go" which was actually a Labour Club in Hindley Green, and the Monaco. The top spinner at the "Teen A Go Go" was called Chris King: no, not him!

What a shame the Monaco is run these days by someone with no idea.

Records like "Free For All", "Love Love Love", "Soul Time", "Nothing But Blue Skies" and all the Motown stuff. I loved it all.

When Glam Rock and all that shite came out I felt physically clean that I actually had a mind of my own and never listened to what Racist Radio 1 told me was good music. Al Greene, Marvin Gaye, Leroy Hutson and Womack. The pricks at school listened to Abba and Slade because Smashie and Nicie told them to.

Going to the Rugby Club on Wednesdays then the Casino before the all-nighters began and the Mecca and Torch with Mike Rolo who lived near me. When Wigan started it was just a natural progression. Free coach from the Gas Showrooms to the Mecca to suffer Levine but enjoy the records then back to Wigan. Marvellous.

Funny how Russ gets stick on here, and I've known him for nearly 35 years so know what he's like, but his place on the scene deserves more respect than people show. He's not on the scene now, but many who slate him know nothing of his contribution to it.

Sadly the "Teen A Go Go" is getting demolished now.

Still collecting, attending and DJing after all these years. I never gave it up and I doubt I ever will.

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little 10-year-old punk in 1977 (older cousin and uncle got me into the clash, pistols, buzzcocks etc)

favourite band were the jam so gradually became a mod

via scootering and hearing stuff on rallies in the early-mid 80s to the Kent albums and thence to northern

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Bloke called Matt. Used to be a really sharp dresser, one day he walks up to me bold as brass and announces "Mod is Dead" by way of explanation he started to hum a few bars of The Fascinations, spun around on his heels and sprouted a big beard and a quiff where seconds before he'd sported a french line and baby-smooth skin.

Blimey I thought, this shit must be good!

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Christmas 1965, I was already aware of Wilson Pickett, James Brown, the more obvious Motown etc., but just as part of the pop pirate radio culture. Then Big Sis takes me to the local Mod hotspot, and I'm hooked. The DJ was playing Willie Mitchell, Chuck Jackson, Invitations, and was one of those responsible for hammering "Barefootin'" and "Shotgun Wedding" until they became pop hits.Then he left, to be replacedby a gorgeous blonde all-American girl about a year older than me...somehow I seemed to spend most nights in the DJ box from then on beer.gif ...stuck with the music while the rest of my mates were getting into rock, finally started dj'ing in '68, just as there was a soul revival starting, had a youth club residency where loads of the Cheltenham crew attended, and the first imports turned up...the rest is the usual Torch, Cats, Yate etc. Now most of the old guard still show at the Saracens, and still it goes on...

Jerry.

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Always difficult to remember that specific time when all of a sudden nothing else will do other than soul........

About 1977 started going to local under 18 nights a mix of Funk & Northern, all my mates were into Northern, one of them used to take his record along and the D.J used to play them, and we all would dance, handstands & stuff, tracks i remember were.....

James & Bobby Purify....Shake a tail feather

Jimmy Raye...Philly Dog around the world

Detroit Shakers..Help me

Human Beinz....Nobody but me

Tim Tam & the turn ons..Wait a minute

M.V.P's....Turning my heartbeat up

7 Dwarfs....Stop girl

Ann Perry...That's the way he is

Newbeats...Don't turn me loose

Bunny Sigler...Don't make me wait

Adams Apples...Don't take it out of this world.......

We all thought Funk was rubbish, but all the girls were into funk.... beer.gif

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My Dad went to the Wheel so there was always soul records in the house while I was growing up. Aged 13 or 14 I started to take more interest in the music and i`d sit and play it for hours, usually the classic Atlantic,Stax,motown stuff. Left school in 86, started going to a few local soul nights and met a guy called Beano from Burton who taped me loads of his stuff. About this time I started listening to Dave Evison on Signal and taping his shows. Soon I started going to nighters and met Gilly, he loaned me his entire collection for 2 months, I taped the lot and that was it........Hooked!

Starting DJing at Bretby in 91, bookings followed as did plenty of trips to the States looking for records, slowed down a bit on attending events these days, mainly due to work and my dabble in dealing records and but still obsessed with it in my spare time. The biggest buzz I get from it now is finding the records in the US although I still love DJing.

Chris

For regular lists of rare soul 45s please send an email to chris.soul@btinternet.com

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As a young Trout i had always had a love of the main STREAM soul stuff especially the Philly sound and then around 75/76 went with some mates to the local Youth Club at St Johns Church Buglawton on a Wednesday night where some of the older lads were playing all the current sounds of the day as they were picking them up from Wigan and this Old Trout was hooked :P:sleep3: a year or so later i lied to mummy Trout and snuck out to my first visit to Wigan and then made a few infrequent visits until i left school and then there was no holding me back i was caught hook line and sinker.

Memerable sounds from St John Youth Club Buglawton

Johnny Bragg - There talking about me

Jerry Fuller - Double life

Dobie Gray - OOTF

Bobby Paris - Neet Owl

Velours - I'm gonna change

Tiffanies - It's got to be a great song

Eula Cooper - Let your love grow higher

Rita Dacosta - don't bring me down

Roger Collins - You sexy sugar plum

Freddie Chavez - You'll never know why

Lorraine Chandler - I can't change/i can't hold on

and loads of others, happy days with Geoff McKenna, Pete and Tony Vale, Steve Gregory, Gary Foster, Kelvin Loache, Mick Kielly Jon Cartwright, Dave Mansfield, Phil Clack, Mitty beer.gif

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I blame "best wishes" Eddie Hubbard,

late 75/76 & in my final year at school

Seeing a strange group of lads Eddie,Mick Tambling,Ian Boss, Mick Higgs, Neil Self dancing at the local winter gardens in Banbury (oxfordshire) & slowly but surely moving closer to there "patch" , there was a Northern half hour played every saturday nite & i was desperate to be part of the crowd.

Then after about 6 weeks Eddie asked me if i wanted to go to Wigan on the mini bus..........DID I, now i had the problem of getting this past me mum & dad.

Well me dad said "when did you start gambling" :D one down one to go, but me mother had heard of the the place & to say she was not keen..........Its full of druggies & gangsters :D ....NO you can`t go wicked.gif , but mum Eddie goes there....... what that nice boy at work ( they worked at the same firm).

And the rest is history.

So Eddie, thanks for being the clean cut, clean living every mothers dream type of guy. :P:sleep3::P

Garv.

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School disco's in the late 70's always had a Northern spot and i remember seeing these older lads doing this amazing dancing (it was always the footwork that fascinated me) beer.gif and thinking im gonna do that, a couple of years later i was but had left school and moved down south at which time in the Portsmouth area events where few and far between but when i came back to see me ma i would always find something local and sustain it that way.

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March 1975,a mate played me a tape with (amongst others)Queen of Fools,Out on the Floor & Tainted Love on.Next stop Kettering Alldayer closely followed by a crash course in 'how to stay awake' at St Ives All Nighter

Cheers Paul beer.gif

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My brother in law was a local DJ and a huge record collector.  I was just a kid but he turned me on to things like The Poets, Spellbinders, Donald Height etc around 1970.  In those days they were simply known as "good disco records".

He used to sneak me into his gigs and I'd hide in the kitchens just to soak up the vibe.  When I was old enough I hit my first all dayer, and it mushroomed.

What's your story?

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Here's my story:

My Mum had varied tastes ranging from Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Franki Valli, Tom jones, Johnny Mathis etc and I always had an affinity with Black music myself. Must confess though to being a New Romantic at 12 whistling.gif However I also got into the break dancing thing when Malcolm McClaren came out with Buffalo Gals... We got quite good at the breakin thing and ended up doing fashion shows, Bithday party's etc.

One day while rehearsing for a fashion show, one of my mates was there listening to his personal stereo and I was like "What are you listening to?"

He was listening to Glenn Jones, Finesse. I was like wow that's fookin excellent!

He said if you like stuff like that you wanna come down to one of mi Uncles do's.

His Uncle is Shaun Gibbons, who you used to run and promote Soul Promotions at Morecambe Central Pier, Newcastle Mayfair, Sloskey's Mcr...

He's got a niter on this Saturday at the Pier, come down!

I was just 16 and looked 15! :thumbsup: Worried about not being able to get in, one of the other lads says he'll get me in. Bring a bag too with stuff to get changed coz you'll sweat! Odd I thought but OK...

So I'm sat in the Crow's Nest bar waiting for my mate to get me in, hearing this Motown music banging in the ballroom. I was itching to get in, but my mate didn't show, he musta forgot about me. Fresh faced with mi brown retro adidas bag, which wasn't retro at the time, it just looked cheap and nasty! :wicked:

Now the barmaid in the Crows Nest just happened to live round the corner from me and saw me sat there and enquired why I'd been sat there for the last 2 hrs on mi own without a drink!

I explained my predicament, I think I musta been skint or something. Anyway she led me round the bar and through a door which led to where the gents toilets were in the main ballroom. If you went to the Pier you'll know...

I proceeded into the main ballroom and my jaw just dropped, my eyes opened like saucers, without any chemical intervention at that time :lol: There were some 1500 people in and the atmosphere just hit me like nothing I'd ever experienced before. There were guys dancing in shorts, with no tops on, with beer mats hanging from their waists! Other guys in big flary trousers, women with these 50's style skirts spinning away! Everybody seemed to be at 1. Remember I'd just started experiencing clubs and this was like so different but WOW!

I found my mates and just sat down and watched! Trying to take it all in. Listening to the 'Motown' music, which obviously later I realised wasn't just Motown! Then after a hour or so they started playing 'Modern' stuff. Alexander O'Neal, Luther Vandross, Glenn Jones, Chapter 8 etc which was brand new at the time. So I got up and got down!

Stayed on the floor for the whole hour and stayed on when the 60's stuff came back on. God knows how I was dancing to that way back then, but I'm sure I'll have been trying to copy the rest. Nobody seemed to care how you were dancing, everyone was just so wrapped up doing their own thing.

After a few hours I remember taking a breather and sat on the stage. Next minute a total stranger starts talking to me, real friendly, apparently could tell it was my first niter, but made me feel so welcome... Right on!

After that nite, clubs just didn't do it for me, I needed to go to niters from now on coz they were playing music that I loved, plus I liked the 60's stuff too and there was no trouble! So by attending more and more niters, and getting tapes off people I really got into my 60's and thus got into Northern Soul and the whole rare soul scene.

It only turns out that my Uncle used to go to niters and my auntie who moved to the US was only part of the Blackpool Mecca movement with Ian Levine & Co. She was actually in a band in the 70's and cut a couple of tracks! It's in the blood! :D

Whilst always having an affinity with Black music, if it wasn't for those set of circumstances I'm sure I wouldn't be this serious about music now. From that first nite my knowledge grew by attending more and more niters, by people doing you tapes etc., and by experiencing that feeling of being so wrapped up on the floor when dancing that it took me to another level. Something nothing else could do.

I'm sure most of you will empathise with me here, it takes over your life, it makes you tick, makes you so happy, takes you to another level... In fact I've got the T-Shirt:

Soul Music: If I had to explain it, you just wouldn't understand...

A big thank you to all the DJ's, promoters, people who've done mi tapes etc. I like to think I'm giving something back to this wonderful scene now... :D

Sam

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got into soul from my brother i was ten in 1970 he was 19.he used order packs of ten vinyl records from the states vie selecta disc.IF it didnt sound like motown he sent them back,god knows what passed through my fingers.the rest is history. :fool: :fool:

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I used to go to the Purple (pink?) Toothbrush, near Chelmesford.

Knew a couple of girls I met from there in hospital on way to great Yarmouth.

Squirrel and Kelly Webb.

Nice girls  whistling.gif

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Don't remember toothbrush, pink or purple. Do remember a modesque sixties club called DJ's. Always remember this dude trying some silly dance whilst wearing trainers and his lower leg turning whilst the thigh part didn't. Making a mess of his knee ligaments!!! Yuk, not nice, but neither a thing your forget. :thumbsup:

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I went on a course run by Russ Winstanley. He 'invented' Northern Soul and Wigan Casino was the first club to play this music. Russ was a god and other DJ's used to borrow his records. Why oh why is he not still in-demand? thumbsup.gif

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I went on a course run by Russ Winstanley. He 'invented' Northern Soul and Wigan Casino was the first club to play this music. Russ was a god and other DJ's used to borrow his records.  Why oh why is he not still in-demand?  thumbsup.gif

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I'd be quite interested to know why you have this animosity towards Russ. He never claimed to be the best DJ but he knew how to market the event. In 1973 just before Wigan started the all-nighters there weren't that many other places to hear this music. He made mistakes but he also created an all-nighter that ran for eight years and rarely drew under 600 people every single week.

People complain about the pop records he played but often they are the people dancing to (or paying stupid money for) Holly St. James and the like.

Whatever you might think, without Russ Wigan would not have survived that long and the scene was reinvented largely by people who first heard it at Wigan. Apart from the pseuds of course for whom Wigan just wasn't cool enough.

No other venue broke or reclaimed as many records as Wigan and like it or not Russ was instrumental in it all.

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started hearing soul when i was 15 back in 1967 a groop of bedford scooter lads used to kidnap me and my mate from the village, mainly cos thay fancy`d me mates sister..thay used to take us to pubs in Arlsey. Hitchen.shefford area enywhere that the U.S.A.F Chicksands lads would spin there records, thay just set up there record players in the pubs and played there latest sounds that come over from the states...from then it just took over my life. started going to places in bedford like the pilgrims,haylands way youth club. thats probbly where Tony warot done his first gig.. The seen in bedford was very big then.. Started going to live doo`s like the california ballrooms in Dunstable. Hammersmith Odion. Shades Northamton.. then there was the allnighters... the torch.. wigan.. twisted wheel a few times.. and localy Bletsoe .. Cowmarsh.. then back up to the catacombs.. and our own allnighters at the Adderson centre Bedford (who remembers that place).. Left the seen in 79 then back into it again in 92 a second chance and still lovin it

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Started early to mid sixties, Klik Klik Club, Boom Boom and Floral Hall in Southport, I was in a band, jacked it in to dance to soul, heard some rare stuff, that was it, hooked, the Wheel followed, Catacombs in Bolton, Guiness Export in Aughton.

We were more like Mods than anything else and then we sort of transformed into Soul people. Moved on to the Mecca when the Wheel shut, sold my records in 1973 and packed it all in, needed a rest, was knackered after going to so many allnighters and decided it was either get healthy or die !

1994 it seemed to get my interest again. Now an armchair soulie with the odd trip out to the Wheel and some soul nights. Great memories, past and present !

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got into soul from my brother i was ten in 1970 he was 19.he used order packs of ten vinyl records from the states vie selecta disc.IF it didnt sound like motown he sent them back,god knows what passed through my fingers.the rest is history. :fool:  :fool:

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Funny that, I had a mate who liked motown about that time cos his older brother was into it! The rest of us used to take the piss, we thought he was a twat cos we were all into Slade, The Sweet & T.Rex - Motown? whats that all about?

A couple of years later ( summer holidays '74 ) we started going to the local youth club where they were playing this "shit" motown & soul. The 1st thing that struck me was that the lads were all dancing! What the f***? Dancing's what girls do.

I cant remember how long it was before i started thinking " this isnt bad, this soul stuff" but within a few weeks I was hooked, dancing - the lot!

The rest as they say is history- Notts Palais, Coalville, Peterborough, Wigan, Ritz, Leeds Central etc etc

31 years later me, my mate & his older brother are still at it ( arent we youth? )

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Early eighties, a chap turned up on his own my (then) local disco in deepest darkest Kent with a clutch of Motown Gold sevens and Dobies all time classic on Inferno, got the d-jay to play them, danced on his own in a big circle with everyone watching and then left, never saw him again. That was it, the following week everyone turned up in Boxing boots (?) combat trousers (?) and muttering things about having been to Wigan Casino (although we were all about 13 at the time).The next four years were spent collecting compilations and waiting to be old enough to go to the 100 club. Although I did get in at the tender age of 16 (some big northern bloke with tattoos smuggled me in in his holdall). The 100 club was and still is my spiritual home Soul wise, although I don't go as often as I'd like, when Clarky, Keb, Val et al were on form the place was on fire.

Thats it.

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for me it was all them kfc adverts that got me into it last year  :sleep3:   :)   :D

i'll get my coat :D

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Dont forget the bucket too!

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I remember my mum having the radio (or was it the radiogram as she called it!) :sleep3: up loud whilst cleaning the house so had no choice but to listen! She loved the Beatles, my dad Elvis - somehow I managed to avoid them :) and love Four Tops, etc. remember dancing around the house in my mum's shoes and always having a strained ankle (how things change now, mastered the art of staying upright in them heels!) :D

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I remember my mum having the radio (or was it the radiogram as she called it!)  :sleep3: up loud whilst cleaning the house so had no choice but to listen! She loved the Beatles, my dad Elvis - somehow I managed to avoid them  :) and love Four Tops, etc.  remember dancing around the house in my mum's shoes and always having a strained ankle (how things change now, mastered the art of staying upright in them heels!)  :D

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Elvis was your dad ?

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Horses!.......don't get me started on horses. I bought a horse once.

Just prior to buying it a mate said..."you'll have more fun if you go out into the back garden, dig a big hole & fill it up with £10 notes." He was so right.

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Horses!.......don't get me started on horses. I bought a horse once.

Just prior to buying it a mate said..."you'll have more fun if you go out into the back garden, dig a big hole & fill it up with £10 notes."  He was so right.

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But mucking out each nite, in all weathers, how much full could you want? :sleep3:

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But mucking out each nite, in all weathers, how much full could you want?  :sleep3:

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sorru should be fun - too cold too type!

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