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What was the one record that turned you onto the scene.mine was 'Man Without a Woman'. Michael And Raymond(RCA) this record changed me from a 'on the fence yeah i like northern soul' to a die hard fanatic. del x

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What was the one record that turned you onto the scene.mine was 'Man Without a Woman'. Michael And Raymond(RCA) this record changed me from a 'on the fence yeah i like northern soul' to a die hard fanatic. del x

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Probably Frances Nero - Keep On Loving Me or the Volcanoes - Laws of Love. They were the two that I first obsessed about.

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Probably Frances Nero - Keep On Loving Me or the Volcanoes - Laws of Love. They were the two that I first obsessed about.

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Betty Loydd - Im catching on - Still sends me in a trance today - Searched soo many record boxes till I found it

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The Drifter was the first one i had sex to!

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Never made love to a record :yes: , err actually I've never made love but I've had sex loads of times (honestly)

This could open up a new topic - Seductive Soul Records - Your Choice :yes:

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What was the one record that turned you onto the scene.mine was 'Man Without a Woman'. Michael And Raymond(RCA) this record changed me from a 'on the fence yeah i like northern soul' to a die hard fanatic. del x

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Being an old fart on this site for me it was Sam and Dave~Hold On I'm Coming or Isley Bros~I Guess I'll Always Love You back in 65, ouch! :yes: am I that old :yes:

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elgins, heavenmust have sent you,still dance everytime i hear it now. :yes:

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Got into soul via the radio as a kid; got into northern when it was en vogue in the mid 70's when I heard some at my local disco....all very commercial stuff though like "A man like me", "I get the sweetest feeling", and "Heaven must have sent you".etc....I am sure a lot of people evolved into the northern thing.

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What was the one record that turned you onto the scene.mine was 'Man Without a Woman'. Michael And Raymond(RCA) this record changed me from a 'on the fence yeah i like northern soul' to a die hard fanatic. del x

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I used to do the doors at the northern soul do's on scooter rallies and the first track to get me was picture me gone by Evie Sands.Still love but it,s one of those that's never played.If you're not going to Prestatyn next weekend then why not check out Soul Central in Milton Keynes.DJ,S include Jon Buck (RSG),Shaun Byrnes,Ciro (Kettering) plus Residents,Wayne Pugh,Russ and yours truly :D

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In 1970, At the grand old age of 12 I sneeked out of Boys Brigade :yes: to go to the disco down the road. The first record I remember dancing to was "Third Finger Left Hand" Martha Reeves :yes:

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Back in 1967 - heard there was a 'disco' on in town and so decided to go. Don't think I'd ever knowingly heard a soul record before then; expected the disco would be playing top ten pop stuff - that was what I wanted to hear, so off I went full of expectation.

Remember climbing the stairs and hearing the line - 'Soothe me baby, soothe me, soothe me with your kindness' quickly followed by 'How sweet it is' and 'Knock on wood' - what memories! I was hooked completely, and have never ever looked back.

Brian

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What was the one record that turned you onto the scene.mine was 'Man Without a Woman'. Michael And Raymond(RCA) this record changed me from a 'on the fence yeah i like northern soul' to a die hard fanatic. del x

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In the early 70s I was into my sisters Tamla Motown records that she got during the 6os but when I went to a disco called Senators in Great Yarmouth... that was in 74... I saw some guys from up north dancing to Purple Haze by J Jones & the King Casuals..that did it for me......the following year I went to Wigan for the first time on Jon Buck's coach from Hemel Hempstead.....great days! :yes:

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Back in 1967 - heard there was a 'disco' on in town and so decided to go.  Don't think I'd ever knowingly heard a soul record before then; expected the disco would be playing top ten pop stuff - that was what I wanted to hear, so off I went full of expectation.

Remember climbing the stairs and hearing the line - 'Soothe me baby, soothe me, soothe me with your kindness' quickly followed by 'How sweet it is' and 'Knock on wood' - what memories!  I was hooked completely, and have never ever looked back.

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Yeah Brian, how good were those sounds!, Sam and Dave were hero worshipped by me back then, check out I Thank You from 67, their best IMO, then on to the Tamla thing, sometimes I think it was all just a dream but 40 years later here I am writing about it, incredible :yes:

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It was one of these

Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together

Bobby Womack - I Can't Understand It

The Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

Chairman Of the Board - You've Got Me Dangling On A String

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The Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me

Chairman Of the Board - You've Got Me Dangling On A String

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Oh yes, you've just taken me back to Cheltenham YMCA :yes: It was a nice period, tunes like that on the radio and in the youth clubs.

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Got into soul via the radio as a kid; got into northern when it was en vogue in the mid 70's when I heard some at my local disco....all very commercial stuff though like "A man like me", "I get the sweetest feeling", and "Heaven must have sent you".etc....I am sure a lot of people evolved into the northern thing.

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Any one else remenber Dave Lee Travis on Radio Caroline??? I used to have a tape with stuff like Little Ritchie Dobie Grey etc on it ..........................great stuff also a big early influence was Andy Peebles Soul Train on Radio Piccadilly :yes:

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haven't a f***** clue  :yes:   :yes:

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Aint nothin`like house party,showstoppers,torch records,english, was the first record i bought,71/72 still stands the test of time?b sides still kicks ass!!i remember pete tong,playin` this for me at anfield(liverpool)boys club,an about two people dancin`one was me!made me feel so special,scoucers at the time mad about J Travolta,all the into night/fever,fuckin` sheep and they call us woolybacks? :yes: .Ken

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Aint nothin`like house party,showstoppers,torch records,english, was the first record i bought,71/72 still stands the test of time?b sides still kicks ass!!i remember pete tong,playin` this for me at anfield(liverpool)boys club,an about two people dancin`one was me!made me feel so special,scoucers at the time mad about J Travolta,all the into night/fever,fuckin` sheep and they call us woolybacks? :yes: .Ken

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can you dance then kennny :yes:

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The Q on Hound, at Clifton Hall , took me an age to pluck the courage to dance, i kept letting tracks pass me by, then on came James Lewis (cover/up name), and i was off, always remember there was a load of room to dance, the scene really was in its own personal nadir, when i joined the ranks.

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Back in 1967 - heard there was a 'disco' on in town and so decided to go.  Don't think I'd ever knowingly heard a soul record before then; expected the disco would be playing top ten pop stuff - that was what I wanted to hear, so off I went full of expectation.

Remember climbing the stairs and hearing the line - 'Soothe me baby, soothe me, soothe me with your kindness' quickly followed by 'How sweet it is' and 'Knock on wood' - what memories!  I was hooked completely, and have never ever looked back.

Brian

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:yes: Made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I read that. I was in the Room at the top allnighter in Wigan when I first heard that record, and almost forty years later, I still regard it as one of the greatest ever made. I actually spoke to Sam and Dave when I was in San Francisco one year, they were staying in the same hotel. :yes:

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In response to Kenny ive never seen him dance but have have a laugh with him while doing the the door at Plinston see him do a shuffle is comical with a drink in one hand and a bag of sweets in the other and trying to look menacing,funny as f***

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Come on now don't laugh, mine was tony clarke - Landslide

Bollox can't get it outta my head now..

"Misery is rushing down on me like a Landslide"

God, its gonna be there for goodness knows how long............

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Maxine Brown's 'Torture'... had heard lots of motown, soul and some bits which I now know are northern before but this was the first one that someone actually told me was 'northern soul'. Only ever heard it out once I think....

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Dena Barnes 'if you ever walked' was my first love without a doubt. The next record to seriously blow me was was Jo-Ann Garrett 'whole new plan'.

Shane

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I have my folks to thank basically, my late father had a very unique job in the early 60's he worked for The Beatles so music has always been in my life since the age of five or six, my parents loved all the popular Motown, Chartbusters LP's and my dad had picked up many Albums on his travels, Sam And Dave, Ray Charles etc.

I guess the first record that hooked me was Jnr Walker - Road Runner from mum and dads collection, the first Northern record i bought was Little Anthony and The Imperials - Better Use Your Head / Gonna Fix You Good British UA reissue and the Jumping At The Go Go RCA LP, thought i was the dogs danglers taking them into college and trying to tell my friends at the time that this was the best music in the world, it is!!!!!

I always remember walking into The Casino and hearing The Jades - I'm Where It's At, the atmosphere, the clapping, the energy it was incredible, i had arrived, i had found my special place to be, to belong, to be part of.........that was back in 1976 and im still as passionate about this weird and wonderful music and thanks mum and dad.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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Mine were probably the typical youth club sounds of the late 70s, Lost Summer Love, Tainted Love, Out on the floor, Coloured man, Interplay, etc...

but the sound that was massive round our way and everyone danced to no matter what was Peggy March - If you loved me - RCA (i think)

Never heard it anywhere since 1979 - was it even northern i'm wondering now. Can't remember hearing it in the last years of Wigan. Anyone remember it? :thumbsup:

Matt

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FOR ME WAY BACK IN THE EARLY 70s :)

THE WHISPERS / REMEMBER

GREAT TUNE STILL PLAY IT OUT NOW :thumbsup:

HEAVENLY BLOCKED :sleep3::huh:

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Little Anthony and the Imps

You better use your head.

remember it as if it were yesterday at St Kays in Aberdeen

19oatcake..Couldnt dance to save my life then. :huh:

Good to see somethings never change..

check me out at the side here..I still dance like that now..

Do you think im joking?????? :thumbsup:

the gasher :sleep3:

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but the sound that was massive round our way and everyone danced to no matter what was Peggy March - If you loved me - RCA (i think)  - was it even northern i'm wondering now.

Well, if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck!!

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Come on now don't laugh, mine was tony clarke - Landslide

Bollox can't get it outta my head now..

"Misery is rushing down on me like a Landslide"

God, its gonna be there for goodness knows how long............

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Bloody great record......rare doesn't have to mean scarce....it can also mean excellent.

I still play my copy now and again.

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Well spotted mattmale. You're right - it makes it Northern Soul.

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The Burning Bush - 'Keeps On Burning', first heard, first bought.

A man now, always a boy when I hear it.

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Mine were probably the typical youth club sounds of the late 70s, Lost Summer Love, Tainted Love, Out on the floor, Coloured man, Interplay, etc...

but the sound that was massive round our way and everyone danced to no matter what was Peggy March - If you loved me - RCA (i think)

Never heard it anywhere since 1979 - was it even northern i'm wondering now. Can't remember hearing it in the last years of Wigan. Anyone remember it? :thumbsup:

Matt

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I could have written this post, I still can listen to Lorraine Silver now and be planted firmly at Croft (school) disco in '79 and as for Peggy March, when I listen to the outro I could still cry.

Do you feel you have acheived Soul Karma btw - can you talk openly about saying that the Silvers and March's of this world still appeal to you?

I love them and although still would die to own a Del Larks and a Deadbeats etc I think given a desert island option I would plump for the latter.

Admisson? I think not...peace - I think so.

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Mine were probably the typical youth club sounds of the late 70s, Lost Summer Love, Tainted Love, Out on the floor, Coloured man, Interplay, etc...

but the sound that was massive round our way and everyone danced to no matter what was Peggy March - If you loved me - RCA (i think)

Never heard it anywhere since 1979 - was it even northern i'm wondering now. Can't remember hearing it in the last years of Wigan. Anyone remember it? :huh:

Matt

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Yes it was RCA Matt and it was absolutely massive at Wigan circa 78/79? probably one of the top 5 tunes of the time popularity wise :thumbsup::sleep3:

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Smokey & the Miracles - Tears of a clown, First stirred my interest.

First Northern record to get me was probably

Bobby Paris - I walked away Or Carl Douglas - Serving a Sentence.

At our local Youth club, the Dj initially only had 4 Northern songs, so we always got in 'our bit'

Interplay

Out on the floor

Inside, Outside, Upside down

Night Owl.

If we were really lucky, and a few of the girls had carried on dancing too, He'd stick on

God Knows.

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Can't remeber what I danced to last :thumbsup: let alone the first thing I danced to :sleep3:

First soul record I bought tho was 'Shotgun' Jnr Walker my older sister had loads of early Motown in the 60's but not shotgun so had to buy it meself.

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First record that owned was Tobi Legend "Time Will Pass....."

Cant remember first record that got me into it as I was just a pup when me Dad was playing his live Wigan tapes.....

WOOF!

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I always remember walking into The Casino and hearing The Jades - I'm Where It's At, the atmosphere, the clapping, the energy it was incredible, i had arrived, i had found my special place to be, to belong, to be part of.........that was back in 1976 and im still as passionate about this weird and wonderful music and thanks mum and dad.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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...and do you remember those long train journeys back south on a sunday morning? Speaking of which do you ever know what happened to Dave from Reading that also used to go to Wigan, and worked on the railways?

Steve

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Reaching for the best - The Brilliant Exciters - The Flasher - Mistura - These were the definitive youth club Northern Soul tunes in 1975.

Made to Measures, Cherry brogues, Fred Perry's. Quality.

Ed

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