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What records do you rarely if ever heard palyed out that you would love to dance to either again or for the first time?

It may be an underplayed neglected oldie, an overlooked gem, or even God forbid an unreleased track that has only been issued on a CD or compilation. (the only time CDs should be played IMO is if the tune was only released on the CD or compilation as wasnt released back in the 6ts/7ts).

Perhaps you want to hear a little more 7ts or Crossover in a main room. What records are due a reactivation or simply need exposure for the first time?

Here's a few I haven't heard out in a long time and a few Ive never heard out. I would like a chance to dance to these again or for the first time. Please DJ'S get out some of those gems you havent played in years or just because a record is cheap and available dont overlook it. So many sounds never get played these days.

SKULLSNAPS- MY HANG UP IS YOU

CREATIONS- A DREAM

JUDY CLAY- UPSET MY HEART (GOT ME SO UPSET) only ever issued on a Kent lp as far as Im aware. Superb!

ARTISTICS- GIRL I NEED YOU

CHAUMONTS- WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE

JACKIE WILSON- YOU LEFT THE FIRE BURNING

BILLY HAWKES- OOH BABY I BELIEVE IM LOSING YOU

HESITATIONS- IM NOT BUILT THAT WAY

BOBBY DUKES- JUST TO BE WITH YOU

WILLIAM BELL- THE MAN IN THE STREET

JON LUCIEN- WOULD YOU BELIEVE IN ME

MONTCLAIRS- UNWANTED LOVE

LITTLE SHERMAN AND HIS MOD SWINGERS- THE PRICE OF LOVE

THE IMPRESSIONS- I NEED YOU

METROS- WE STILL HAVE TIME

MITTY COLLIER- GET OUT

CLAY HUNT- SINCE I'VE LOST YOU

BRENDA LEE EAGER- WHEN IM WITH YOU

JEAN TERRELL- NO LIMIT

BRENDA GEORGE- I CANT STAND IT I CANT TAKE NO MORE

DAVE CHARLES- AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE

MARJOREE BLACK- ONE MORE HURT

BILLY SHA RAE- IM GONE (IMO BETTER THAN EDDIE PARKER'S VERSION)

EDDIE DAYE- LEAN ON ME

OTIS LEAVILL- WHY WHY WHY?

DON RAY- BORN A LOSER (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES)

JJ BARNES- SAY IT (VERY CHEAP RECORD BUT AMAZING)

JJ BARNES- CHAINS OF LOVE (ANOTHER GEM FROM THIS DETROIT MASTER)

SHADES OF JADE- IT WAS WRONG

and many many more.

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What records do you rarely if ever heard palyed out that you would love to dance to either again or for the first time?

It may be an underplayed neglected oldie, an overlooked gem, or even God forbid an unreleased track that has only been issued on a CD or compilation. (the only time CDs should be played IMO is if the tune was only released on the CD or compilation as wasnt released back in the 6ts/7ts).

Perhaps you want to hear a little more 7ts or Crossover in a main room. What records are due a reactivation or simply need exposure for the first time?

Here's a few I haven't heard out in a long time and a few Ive never heard out. I would like a chance to dance to these again or for the first time. Please DJ'S get out some of those gems you havent played in years or just because a record is cheap and available dont overlook it. So many sounds never get played these days.

SKULLSNAPS- MY HANG UP IS YOU

CREATIONS- A DREAM

JUDY CLAY- UPSET MY HEART (GOT ME SO UPSET) only ever issued on a Kent lp as far as Im aware. Superb!

ARTISTICS- GIRL I NEED YOU

CHAUMONTS- WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE

JACKIE WILSON- YOU LEFT THE FIRE BURNING

BILLY HAWKES- OOH BABY I BELIEVE IM LOSING YOU

HESITATIONS- IM NOT BUILT THAT WAY

BOBBY DUKES- JUST TO BE WITH YOU

WILLIAM BELL- THE MAN IN THE STREET

JON LUCIEN- WOULD YOU BELIEVE IN ME

MONTCLAIRS- UNWANTED LOVE

LITTLE SHERMAN AND HIS MOD SWINGERS- THE PRICE OF LOVE

THE IMPRESSIONS- I NEED YOU

METROS- WE STILL HAVE TIME

MITTY COLLIER- GET OUT

CLAY HUNT- SINCE I'VE LOST YOU

BRENDA LEE EAGER- WHEN IM WITH YOU

JEAN TERRELL- NO LIMIT

BRENDA GEORGE- I CANT STAND IT I CANT TAKE NO MORE

DAVE CHARLES- AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE

MARJOREE BLACK- ONE MORE HURT

BILLY SHA RAE- IM GONE (IMO BETTER THAN EDDIE PARKER'S VERSION)

EDDIE DAYE- LEAN ON ME

OTIS LEAVILL- WHY WHY WHY?

DON RAY- BORN A LOSER (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES)

JJ BARNES- SAY IT (VERY CHEAP RECORD BUT AMAZING)

JJ BARNES- CHAINS OF LOVE (ANOTHER GEM FROM THIS DETROIT MASTER)

SHADES OF JADE- IT WAS WRONG

and many many more.

Andy. I,ve played the Skullsnaps, Artistics, Hesitations and the Marjorie Black out at Winsford not long back.

Steve

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What records do you rarely if ever heard palyed out that you would love to dance to either again or for the first time?

It may be an underplayed neglected oldie, an overlooked gem, or even God forbid an unreleased track that has only been issued on a CD or compilation. (the only time CDs should be played IMO is if the tune was only released on the CD or compilation as wasnt released back in the 6ts/7ts).

Perhaps you want to hear a little more 7ts or Crossover in a main room. What records are due a reactivation or simply need exposure for the first time?

Here's a few I haven't heard out in a long time and a few Ive never heard out. I would like a chance to dance to these again or for the first time. Please DJ'S get out some of those gems you havent played in years or just because a record is cheap and available dont overlook it. So many sounds never get played these days.

HESITATIONS- IM NOT BUILT THAT WAY

and many many more.

One of my all time faves....never hear it now tho' :ohmy:

Bazza

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One of my all time faves....never hear it now tho' :ohmy:

Bazza

Exactly so many oldies and overlooked gems that dont get taken out and played. Perhaps many of the djs just played them to death in their day but many folk still want to hear them.

Thats what I like about the 100 club you get a nice smattering of oldies you havent heard for a while, some ultra rare stuff and some overlooked gems as well and a wee bit of 7ts/crossover as well.

Hesitations is an all time favourite for me also.

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Hiya Andy,

You have good taste in good music mate,

Chuck Jackson /These chains of love, is one of my favorites, my all time favorite being Micky Moonshine/Name it you got it......l never tire of hearing that.

lve got a rite ode list here for you,

Brothers Of Soul/Come on back.

Melvin Carter/Midnight Brew.

Major Harris/Call me tomorrow.

Ty Karim/You really made it good to me baby.

Champaigne/If one more morning.

Oscar Toney Jr/Aint that true love baby.

Bobby Hebb/You wanna change me.

Bill Harris/ Am l cold ,am l hot.

Steve Mancha/Just keep on loving me.

The Sunburst Band/Everyday.

Percy Wiggins/It didnt take much to fall in love.

" " " /Thats loving you.

Teddy Pendergrass/The more l get the more l want.

Sidra Orchestra/Sidra`s Theme.

Prince Philip Mitchell/One on one.

Milton Wright & Terra Shirma Strings/l belong to you.

We The People/Making my daydream real.

The Presicions/Such Misery.

Street People/You`re my one weakness girl.

John Gary Williams/The whole damn world is going crazy( fantastic , makes my hair stand up )

Scherrie & Susaye/Leaving me was the best thing you`ve ever done ( never heard this played , l will be giving it air time probably at Stafford Rangers on June 7th when Harpo & l are back to back)

Bunny Sigler/Follow your heart.

" " /Girl dont make me wait.

Vicki Sue Robinson/Turn the beat around.

Crystal Motion/You`re my main squeeze.

C.B. Overton/Superstar Lady.

Brainstorm/Wake up and be somebody

" " / Lovin you is really my game.

Nite-Liters/K-Jee.

Billy Nichols/Diamond Ring.

The Mob/l dig everything about you.

Moment of Truth/Helplessly.

Jodi Mathis/Dont you care anymore.

Raymond Leferve & His Orchestra/Ame Caline( Soul Coaxing ).

Deon Jackson/Thats what you do to me.

" " " /Love takes a long time growing.

" " " /l cant go on.

David Lenyard & The Music Tree/It could have been you.

Love Child Afro Cuban Blues Band/ Life & Death in G&A. ( Great record, great dancer)

Mike Jemison/You`ll never get my love.(Covered up as `Men in the moon)

Issac Hayes/Disco Connection.

21st Creation/Tailgate.

Walter Jackson/Touching in the dark.

" " /Let me come back.

The Imagination/Love Diet.

Eddie Kendricks/Going up in smoke.

Marva Hicks/Looking over my shoulder.

{Jimmy Conwell/Too much}

{Len Jewel/Bettin on love}

The Nights/(When you drop your gaurd) Love Knocks You Down.

Fat Larry`s Band/Centre City.

Ecstasy,Passion & Pain/l would`nt give you up.

Daybreak/Everything man.

The Crow/Your Autumn of tomorrow.

Lou Edwards/Talking a`bout poor folks.

Jean Carn/If you wanna go back.

Ellusion/Living on the verge of leaving.

Curtis/How can l tell her.

Cameo/Find my way.

Black Nasty/Cut your motor off

Kenny Carlton/Lost & found.

Sound Masters/Lonely,lonely.

The Boogie Man Orchestra/ Lady,lady,lady.

Eddie Holman/Time will tell.

" " / This will be a night to remember.

Bobby Bland/Yum,yum tree.

Bobby Treetop/Wait til l get to know ya.

Johnny Baker/Shyguy.

Earl Connelly/Make up your mind.

J.T. Brown/Like taking candy from a baby.

Sam Moultrie/l`ll always love you.

Martha Starr/No part time love for me.

Parliaments/Heart Trouble.

" " /Dont be sore at me.

Timothy Wilson/Hey girl do you love me.

" " / l must love you.

Jimmy McFarland/Lonely lover.

Doni Burdick/Bari Trak----You`re still in my heart.

Incredibles/Nothing else to say baby.

" " /Crying Heart.

" " /Easily Mislead.

Luther Ingram/Exus Trek.

Think l better stop now before l really get carried away, there are millions of records out there that deserve a play, hopefully we ( Sandi & Paul (Harpo) ) can be given a chance to play some of them, so any promoters like our taste in soul music why not consider us at your venue!!!!! Cheeky

sod l know, but if l dont ask l`ll never know. Oldies,crossover,last minute modern.

l know some of the records listed may well be having a spin or 2 down your way, but not here in the west mids, unless l ask the D.J. of the moment, usually get told " l aint got it with me, but great record" what l dont understand is if most D.J`s like the records , why not play em, On the other hand l fully understand if any D.J. who tell me they dont like the record l`ve requested and therefore dont have a copy, Fair play to em, thats my feelings on soul music, l never buy a record l dont like, plenty D.J.`s out there will like certain records and be only too willing to play em if they got em with em.

My best wishes go out to all D.J.`s on this soul scene of ours who have the balls to put themselves up there, and play the music they believe in ,In my opinion your all STARS.

SANDI (SOON TO BE MRS PAUL HARPIN,AKA HARPO)

P.S. Ive heard all the jokes about me HARPIN on. biggrin.gif:shades: XXX

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ethics --i want my baby back

tsu tornadoes -- only inside

jj barnes-- got to get rid of you

ohio players -- you dont mean it

electrifying cashmers -- what does it take (might b me but never heard this one out)

edwin starr -- running back and forth tune

to name but a few missus calling will b back with more

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Its been longer than I care to remember since I've heard

Sam Nesbitt----Black Mother Goose

Doug Banks----Mighty Good way

Darrow Fletcher---Gotta draw the Line

bettye Swann---Make me yours

Lester Young----Barefootin in Chinatown

Could be worth a try lads :thumbsup:

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Good call Brefootin Time in Chinatown brings back good memories.

One for me is Nella Dodds - Come Back Baby - never here it nowadays.

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Hiya Andy,

You have good taste in good music mate,

Chuck Jackson /These chains of love, is one of my favorites, my all time favorite being Micky Moonshine/Name it you got it......l never tire of hearing that.

l

P.S. Ive heard all the jokes about me HARPIN on. :):thumbsup: XXX

Played tonight at Rugby.

Agree with Chuck, another forgotten track.

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Played tonight at Rugby.

Agree with Chuck, another forgotten track.

Jackie Lee - The Duck

Inez & Charlie Foxx - Tightrope

Moses & Joshua - My Elusive Dreams / Get Out Of My Heart

The Soul Sisters - Good Time Tonight

Ricardo Ray - The Nitty Gritty

Eddie Floyd - Things Get Better

J J Jackson - But It's Alright

Bud Harper - Mr Soul

Robert Parker - I Caught You In A Lie

The Ad Libs - Nothing's Worse Than Being Alone

Bobby Bland - These Hands Small But Mighty

Wilmer & The Dukes - Give Me One More Chance

Johnnie Taylor - Changes

Malc Burton

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I think this is a REGIONAL thing, depending on what DJs you get to hear.

On the lists above Micky Moonshine is played at nearly every Northern night we've been to in the Yorkshire/ Notts area as are several of the others.

i also heard The Adlibs a couple of weeks ago

But the likes of Sam Nesbitt I probably haven't heard "out" for over 20 years, but you can bet your life that someone is playing these sounds on a regular basis in the N.West or London.

Just a thought !

Rob & karen

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I think this is a REGIONAL thing, depending on what DJs you get to hear.

On the lists above Micky Moonshine is played at nearly every Northern night we've been to in the Yorkshire/ Notts area as are several of the others.

i also heard The Adlibs a couple of weeks ago

But the likes of Sam Nesbitt I probably haven't heard "out" for over 20 years, but you can bet your life that someone is playing these sounds on a regular basis in the N.West or London.

Just a thought !

Rob & karen

Totally agree with this, looking at some of them thinking 'what do you mean you never hear that?' :thumbsup: I bet you could find the majority of them on at least one playlist on here, but of course if people don't or can't travel the variety of what they hear will be restricted (this isn't a criticism of anyone, just a fact!)

I've only heard Sam Nesbitt out a couple of times - Prestwich I think a few years ago, can't remember who played it though!

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Totally agree with this, looking at some of them thinking 'what do you mean you never hear that?' :thumbsup: I bet you could find the majority of them on at least one playlist on here, but of course if people don't or can't travel the variety of what they hear will be restricted (this isn't a criticism of anyone, just a fact!)

I've only heard Sam Nesbitt out a couple of times - Prestwich I think a few years ago, can't remember who played it though!

Eddie Floyd & Carla Thomas Its our time Like to know if this is known in other areas a great tune

Bob & Gene Sailboat ohh suit you sir one to canter to sir is it!

This thread is makin life easier for those dj's who get a bit complacent.... and its the tip of a vinyl iceberg ....support the venues that have this attitude of playing different stuff you know it makes sense.

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I think this is a REGIONAL thing, depending on what DJs you get to hear.

On the lists above Micky Moonshine is played at nearly every Northern night we've been to in the Yorkshire/ Notts area as are several of the others.

i also heard The Adlibs a couple of weeks ago

But the likes of Sam Nesbitt I probably haven't heard "out" for over 20 years, but you can bet your life that someone is playing these sounds on a regular basis in the N.West or London.

Just a thought !

Rob & karen

Oh i do like that one :thumbup:

Point taken about regional though and even the amount of different dj exposure you get as well.

Anyway can any regions cast any light on any of these. Only hear them once in a blue moon so to speak ( but I should get out more anyway :thumbup: )

Johnny Taylor----Zig zag lightening

Leroy Taylor------Oh Linda

sapphires-------Slow Fizz (and Evil one)

Chris Jackson---- I'll Never Forget you

Robert Parker----Barefootin

Sounds of lane------instrumental

Donald height-----Talk of the grapevine

Little Richard------Poor Dog

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I Personally have not heard CONNIE QUESTELL - " GIVE UP GIRL "

on DECCA since about 1980.

Nogger

Nogger, do you remember who you sold your pink Decca Demo to????? still got it upstairs in one of the boxes, superb hidden gem of a flip as well 'World Of Trouble' and you are right not heard 'Give Up Girl' for years, still I don't go out much anymore...lol

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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What records do you rarely if ever heard palyed out that you would love to dance to either again or for the first time?

Esther Phillips - Catch me I'm falling

Hesitations - Soul kind of love

Phillip Mitchell - Free for all

Al Perkins - Nothings impossible

and more, more, more............... :thumbup:

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Totally agree with this, looking at some of them thinking 'what do you mean you never hear that?' unsure.gif I bet you could find the majority of them on at least one playlist on here, but of course if people don't or can't travel the variety of what they hear will be restricted (this isn't a criticism of anyone, just a fact!)

I've only heard Sam Nesbitt out a couple of times - Prestwich I think a few years ago, can't remember who played it though!

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I played it at Prestwich thumbup.gif

Quick info about this - as you all probably know this was going to be the first record to be put out on Dave odins 444 label. Swapped my original copy to Martin Koppel around '73 for a Bob Relf ( at the time Bob was worth £30 and Sam a fiver) HOW times change!

Julian

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Totally agree with this, looking at some of them thinking 'what do you mean you never hear that?' unsure.gif I bet you could find the majority of them on at least one playlist on here, but of course if people don't or can't travel the variety of what they hear will be restricted (this isn't a criticism of anyone, just a fact!)

I've only heard Sam Nesbitt out a couple of times - Prestwich I think a few years ago, can't remember who played it though!

Looks like JB has claimed that one! Billy Sha rae also big oldie up here as well. Think the 'regional' thing is dead right

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I find that playing "forgotten" oldies doesnt seem to go down that well...probably due to the fact that a majority of punters at soul nights (well the ones i tend to go to) these days never actually went to any serious northern venues in the old days!

They seem to be more of a "Johnny come lately" crowd who want to hear todays current spins...mainly 70s "easy to get to know ya" type tunes...

While we are on the thread, some of my fave forgotten oldies I`d love to play....

The Ethics-Look at me now

Donald Lee Richardson- Palm of your hand

Volcanos-Storm warning

Jodi Mathis-Dont you care anymore

Chris

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Does anyone play any of these?

Only Love Can Save Me Now - Al Jones

Keep On - Sterling McGee

I Gotta Find Me Somebody - The Velvets

Let's Have A Love-In - Wingate Love-In Strings

The Gallop - Milton Wright

It Ain't Easy - Charles Russell

Trying To Find My Woman - Lou Courtney

Marble & Iron - Carl Douglas

Gotta Tell Somebody - Tony Talent

Being Without You - Maurice Williams

I Need Your Love So Deperately - Peaches & Herb

Temptation's Calling My Name - Lee David

Standing In The Darkness - The Ethics

California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited

Is It All Gone - The Magicians

Do It To It - The Funky Sisters

One thing I've noticed is that tempos have massively decreased. No one seems to like the real stompers any more. Is it that as the crowds have got older, then the tempo has decreased in order to accomodate the crowd (and aging legs)? Could anyone play The Velvets these days I wonder................?

Ian D :)

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Your talking about our cheapie 45s in the little black boxes that we keep behind the sofa?

In the 80s, some DJs made massive tunes out of cheap available 45s that we all bought and have in our boxes - but no one would ever play them nowdays !

Here is a good example. I got mine at the Queens Hall in Bradford in 1988 for 5 quid.........and its still worth 5 quid!

Bloody great mermories! Would I like to hear it played today? ............. Would you? :) Yeah ! Just once ore twice !

not_too_long_ago.mp3

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Hiya Andy,

You have good taste in good music mate,

Chuck Jackson /These chains of love, is one of my favorites, my all time favorite being Micky Moonshine/Name it you got it......l never tire of hearing that.

lve got a rite ode list here for you,

Brothers Of Soul/Come on back.

Melvin Carter/Midnight Brew.

Major Harris/Call me tomorrow.

Ty Karim/You really made it good to me baby.

Champaigne/If one more morning.

Oscar Toney Jr/Aint that true love baby.

Bobby Hebb/You wanna change me.

Bill Harris/ Am l cold ,am l hot.

Steve Mancha/Just keep on loving me.

The Sunburst Band/Everyday.

Percy Wiggins/It didnt take much to fall in love.

" " " /Thats loving you.

Teddy Pendergrass/The more l get the more l want.

Sidra Orchestra/Sidra`s Theme.

Prince Philip Mitchell/One on one.

Milton Wright & Terra Shirma Strings/l belong to you.

We The People/Making my daydream real.

The Presicions/Such Misery.

Street People/You`re my one weakness girl.

John Gary Williams/The whole damn world is going crazy( fantastic , makes my hair stand up )

Scherrie & Susaye/Leaving me was the best thing you`ve ever done ( never heard this played , l will be giving it air time probably at Stafford Rangers on June 7th when Harpo & l are back to back)

Bunny Sigler/Follow your heart.

" " /Girl dont make me wait.

Vicki Sue Robinson/Turn the beat around.

Crystal Motion/You`re my main squeeze.

C.B. Overton/Superstar Lady.

Brainstorm/Wake up and be somebody

" " / Lovin you is really my game.

Nite-Liters/K-Jee.

Billy Nichols/Diamond Ring.

The Mob/l dig everything about you.

Moment of Truth/Helplessly.

Jodi Mathis/Dont you care anymore.

Raymond Leferve & His Orchestra/Ame Caline( Soul Coaxing ).

Deon Jackson/Thats what you do to me.

" " " /Love takes a long time growing.

" " " /l cant go on.

David Lenyard & The Music Tree/It could have been you.

Love Child Afro Cuban Blues Band/ Life & Death in G&A. ( Great record, great dancer)

Mike Jemison/You`ll never get my love.(Covered up as `Men in the moon)

Issac Hayes/Disco Connection.

21st Creation/Tailgate.

Walter Jackson/Touching in the dark.

" " /Let me come back.

The Imagination/Love Diet.

Eddie Kendricks/Going up in smoke.

Marva Hicks/Looking over my shoulder.

{Jimmy Conwell/Too much}

{Len Jewel/Bettin on love}

The Nights/(When you drop your gaurd) Love Knocks You Down.

Fat Larry`s Band/Centre City.

Ecstasy,Passion & Pain/l would`nt give you up.

Daybreak/Everything man.

The Crow/Your Autumn of tomorrow.

Lou Edwards/Talking a`bout poor folks.

Jean Carn/If you wanna go back.

Ellusion/Living on the verge of leaving.

Curtis/How can l tell her.

Cameo/Find my way.

Black Nasty/Cut your motor off

Kenny Carlton/Lost & found.

Sound Masters/Lonely,lonely.

The Boogie Man Orchestra/ Lady,lady,lady.

Eddie Holman/Time will tell.

" " / This will be a night to remember.

Bobby Bland/Yum,yum tree.

Bobby Treetop/Wait til l get to know ya.

Johnny Baker/Shyguy.

Earl Connelly/Make up your mind.

J.T. Brown/Like taking candy from a baby.

Sam Moultrie/l`ll always love you.

Martha Starr/No part time love for me.

Parliaments/Heart Trouble.

" " /Dont be sore at me.

Timothy Wilson/Hey girl do you love me.

" " / l must love you.

Jimmy McFarland/Lonely lover.

Doni Burdick/Bari Trak----You`re still in my heart.

Incredibles/Nothing else to say baby.

" " /Crying Heart.

" " /Easily Mislead.

Luther Ingram/Exus Trek.

Think l better stop now before l really get carried away, there are millions of records out there that deserve a play, hopefully we ( Sandi & Paul (Harpo) ) can be given a chance to play some of them, so any promoters like our taste in soul music why not consider us at your venue!!!!! Cheeky

sod l know, but if l dont ask l`ll never know. Oldies,crossover,last minute modern.

l know some of the records listed may well be having a spin or 2 down your way, but not here in the west mids, unless l ask the D.J. of the moment, usually get told " l aint got it with me, but great record" what l dont understand is if most D.J`s like the records , why not play em, On the other hand l fully understand if any D.J. who tell me they dont like the record l`ve requested and therefore dont have a copy, Fair play to em, thats my feelings on soul music, l never buy a record l dont like, plenty D.J.`s out there will like certain records and be only too willing to play em if they got em with em.

My best wishes go out to all D.J.`s on this soul scene of ours who have the balls to put themselves up there, and play the music they believe in ,In my opinion your all STARS.

SANDI (SOON TO BE MRS PAUL HARPIN,AKA HARPO)

P.S. Ive heard all the jokes about me HARPIN on. :lol::) XXX

Yup some damn good tunes in there!

DJ's ???? Daft upstarts who seem to have forgotten what there job is! Heard some gems occasionally but much much too infrequently.Goin' back that's what made you travel the country specifically to hear different sounds.If I got a penny for the phrase "I haven't got it with me" i'd be biddin' for Robbie Lawson right now.

Frankly DJ's you don't give a f**k for the audience which is exemplified by the a**hole routine I permanently come across whereby you feel punters who come up and ask for a tune are f***ing nuisances.

So you were obliged the privelege of a written list (presumably to give you more creative time!!)

which you deign to pick and choose which suits you with no reference to the punter.

Wouldn't take much to say " I see somebody's lookin' for such n such - ain't got it but this is the closest i can get.

Which would:-

A Show a degree of knowledge/understanding of the scene

B Indicate that there is an audience there!

If you wanna satisfy yourself do it at home - don't charge people for the privelege!!

Paul

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Some top tunes listed there, can't remember ever hearing The Presicions-Such misery being played though to be fair i have trouble remembering what was played on Saturday night! :lol:

Would love to hear ANY Hesitations records played a bit more! thumbsup.gif

Def agree with the regional thing. We go oop north & down sarf (beauty of living in the middle!) & hear records in some places that never get spinned in others but thats why we go to these different places isn't it? :thumbup:

DJs being called 'daft upstarts'? Really?! I know, these kids like Dave Rimmer have got a trick or two to learn, not to mention Ady Croasdell, Johnny Weston, Woody, Keith Money, Mick H....i'm sure they'll get there in time! :P:)

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Guest Andy Kempster

What records do you rarely if ever heard palyed out that you would love to dance to either again or for the first time?

It may be an underplayed neglected oldie, an overlooked gem, or even God forbid an unreleased track that has only been issued on a CD or compilation. (the only time CDs should be played IMO is if the tune was only released on the CD or compilation as wasnt released back in the 6ts/7ts).

Perhaps you want to hear a little more 7ts or Crossover in a main room. What records are due a reactivation or simply need exposure for the first time?

Here's a few I haven't heard out in a long time and a few Ive never heard out. I would like a chance to dance to these again or for the first time. Please DJ'S get out some of those gems you havent played in years or just because a record is cheap and available dont overlook it. So many sounds never get played these days.

SKULLSNAPS- MY HANG UP IS YOU

CREATIONS- A DREAM

JUDY CLAY- UPSET MY HEART (GOT ME SO UPSET) only ever issued on a Kent lp as far as Im aware. Superb!

ARTISTICS- GIRL I NEED YOU

CHAUMONTS- WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE

JACKIE WILSON- YOU LEFT THE FIRE BURNING

BILLY HAWKES- OOH BABY I BELIEVE IM LOSING YOU

HESITATIONS- IM NOT BUILT THAT WAY

BOBBY DUKES- JUST TO BE WITH YOU

WILLIAM BELL- THE MAN IN THE STREET

JON LUCIEN- WOULD YOU BELIEVE IN ME

MONTCLAIRS- UNWANTED LOVE

LITTLE SHERMAN AND HIS MOD SWINGERS- THE PRICE OF LOVE

THE IMPRESSIONS- I NEED YOU

METROS- WE STILL HAVE TIME

MITTY COLLIER- GET OUT

CLAY HUNT- SINCE I'VE LOST YOU

BRENDA LEE EAGER- WHEN IM WITH YOU

JEAN TERRELL- NO LIMIT

BRENDA GEORGE- I CANT STAND IT I CANT TAKE NO MORE

DAVE CHARLES- AINT GONNA CRY NO MORE

MARJOREE BLACK- ONE MORE HURT

BILLY SHA RAE- IM GONE (IMO BETTER THAN EDDIE PARKER'S VERSION)

EDDIE DAYE- LEAN ON ME

OTIS LEAVILL- WHY WHY WHY?

DON RAY- BORN A LOSER (ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVES)

JJ BARNES- SAY IT (VERY CHEAP RECORD BUT AMAZING)

JJ BARNES- CHAINS OF LOVE (ANOTHER GEM FROM THIS DETROIT MASTER)

SHADES OF JADE- IT WAS WRONG

and many many more.

i bought the artistics only a couple of days ago, well worth a spin and played marjoree black out only last week.

plenty more great tunes in there though

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A few tunes i'd like to hear played out:

Andre Brasseur - The kid

Calvin Grayson - You gotta be willing

Judy Street - What

Tammi Lynn - I'm gonna run away from you

Sir Guy Armond - God bless a woman

Romeos - Mon petit chow

Martha & the Vandellas - Never leave your baby's side

Simon

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Some top tunes listed there, can't remember ever hearing The Presicions-Such misery being played though to be fair i have trouble remembering what was played on Saturday night! :lol:

Would love to hear ANY Hesitations records played a bit more! thumbsup.gif

Def agree with the regional thing. We go oop north & down sarf (beauty of living in the middle!) & hear records in some places that never get spinned in others but thats why we go to these different places isn't it? :thumbup:

DJs being called 'daft upstarts'? Really?! I know, these kids like Dave Rimmer have got a trick or two to learn, not to mention Ady Croasdale, Johnny Weston, Woody, Keith Money, Mick H....i'm sure they'll get there in time! :P:)

Time marches on - we might be dead!

Acknowledge your drift.

Saw an ace mix of people/ages at a do recently and the thought crossed my mind - these poor buggers are more likely to get run over than ever hear DLR Palm of your hand what a bl**dy shame!

Oh, and then someone played Roscoe Shelton an' everything was alright!!

Paul

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Time marches on - we might be dead!

Acknowledge your drift.

Saw an ace mix of people/ages at a do recently and the thought crossed my mind - these poor buggers are more likely to get run over than ever hear DLR Palm of your hand what a bl**dy shame!

Oh, and then someone played Roscoe Shelton an' everything was alright!!

Paul

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I know what you mean though! :lol:

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I Personally have not heard CONNIE QUESTELL - " GIVE UP GIRL "

on DECCA since about 1980.

Nogger

I have to agree one of my favourite tunes I LOVE IT thumbup.gif

Some others i like to dance to and only find i play :

Ad-libs - Johnny my boy

Ben e king - teeny weeny little bit

Smokey robinson - soulful shack

Otis redding - look at the girl

Crampton sisters - baby baby

Charts - dessiree

Spindles - ten shades of blue

Lada edmund junior - the la rue

top tunes, would love to hearthem all in same spot :thumbup::lol:

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Your talking about our cheapie 45s in the little black boxes that we keep behind the sofa?

In the 80s, some DJs made massive tunes out of cheap available 45s that we all bought and have in our boxes - but no one would ever play them nowdays !

Here is a good example. I got mine at the Queens Hall in Bradford in 1988 for 5 quid.........and its still worth 5 quid!

Bloody great mermories! Would I like to hear it played today? ............. Would you? thumbup.gif Yeah ! Just once ore twice !

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Came out on Kapp LP,with free hoola hoola steel guitar break.

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I find that playing "forgotten" oldies doesnt seem to go down that well...probably due to the fact that a majority of punters at soul nights (well the ones i tend to go to) these days never actually went to any serious northern venues in the old days!

They seem to be more of a "Johnny come lately" crowd who want to hear todays current spins...mainly 70s "easy to get to know ya" type tunes...

While we are on the thread, some of my fave forgotten oldies I`d love to play....

The Ethics-Look at me now

Donald Lee Richardson- Palm of your hand

Volcanos-Storm warning

Jodi Mathis-Dont you care anymore

Chris

Nice one there Chris, imagine 3 ina row with Alice clark ---you hit me and Lee david---Temptations calling my name. rolleyes.gif:thumbup:

Mention of Chuck Jackson in previous posting 'chains of love . Another excellent outing by him was

' I've got to be strong' . Not heard that for a while. Would sound great out now IMO :) (probably does but I aint bin where it is played :lol: ).

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I have to agree one of my favourite tunes I LOVE IT :thumbup: Some others i like to dance to and only find i play : Ad-libs - Johnny my boy Ben e king - teeny weeny little bit Smokey robinson - soulful shack Otis redding - look at the girl Crampton sisters - baby baby Charts - dessiree Spindles - ten shades of blue Lada edmund junior - the la rue top tunes, would love to hearthem all in same spot :lol::)

Certainly spun the Crampton Sisters last time I DJ'd. Also gave the Spindles a go as well thumbsup.gif

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I drop a few forgotten or under played tracks in my sets when i'm out djing from the likes of Johnny Nash's MGM stuff, Magic Night, Little Sherman, Maurice McCalister and some rarely heard Jackie Wilson stuff among others and always get a good response from the dancefloor and a few queries on what tracks are.

cheers Ralph

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Does anyone play any of these?

Only Love Can Save Me Now - Al Jones

Keep On - Sterling McGee

I Gotta Find Me Somebody - The Velvets

Let's Have A Love-In - Wingate Love-In Strings

The Gallop - Milton Wright

It Ain't Easy - Charles Russell

Trying To Find My Woman - Lou Courtney

Marble & Iron - Carl Douglas

Gotta Tell Somebody - Tony Talent

Being Without You - Maurice Williams

I Need Your Love So Deperately - Peaches & Herb

Temptation's Calling My Name - Lee David

Standing In The Darkness - The Ethics

California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited

Is It All Gone - The Magicians

Do It To It - The Funky Sisters

One thing I've noticed is that tempos have massively decreased. No one seems to like the real stompers any more. Is it that as the crowds have got older, then the tempo has decreased in order to accomodate the crowd (and aging legs)? Could anyone play The Velvets these days I wonder................?

Ian D :thumbsup:

Play 'The gallop' from time to time, always loved it.

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One thing I've noticed is that tempos have massively decreased. No one seems to like the real stompers any more. Is it that as the crowds have got older, then the tempo has decreased in order to accomodate the crowd (and aging legs)? Could anyone play The Velvets these days I wonder................?

Ian D

Tell you aint around much these days Ian,sick of hearing it besides its too slow. biggrin.gif

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Does anyone play any of these?

Only Love Can Save Me Now - Al Jones

Keep On - Sterling McGee

I Gotta Find Me Somebody - The Velvets

Let's Have A Love-In - Wingate Love-In Strings

The Gallop - Milton Wright

It Ain't Easy - Charles Russell

Trying To Find My Woman - Lou Courtney

Marble & Iron - Carl Douglas

Gotta Tell Somebody - Tony Talent

Being Without You - Maurice Williams

I Need Your Love So Deperately - Peaches & Herb

Temptation's Calling My Name - Lee David

Standing In The Darkness - The Ethics

California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited

Is It All Gone - The Magicians

Do It To It - The Funky Sisters

One thing I've noticed is that tempos have massively decreased. No one seems to like the real stompers any more. Is it that as the crowds have got older, then the tempo has decreased in order to accomodate the crowd (and aging legs)? Could anyone play The Velvets these days I wonder................?

Ian D :thumbsup:

The Al Jones on Amy is really nice. Takes a little time to get going, but once it does..... Played it a few times at a local bar they let me play some tunes in once a month & goes down well, especially when the crowd has had a few!

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Certainly spun the Crampton Sisters last time I DJ'd. Also gave the Spindles a go as well :thumbsup:

I always play the b side "Hey Boy" - A great Norvun dancer IMO !

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Donald Lee Richardson- Palm of your hand

............

Jez, The only time i have ever played this was when I DJ`d in L.A...a good crowd, up for dancing but didnt know the difference between an oldie/newie/crossover etc...

I have spun the b-side "I have learned my lesson" a few times at the greayhounds recently...Now thats what you call a double-sider!

Chris

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One thing I've noticed is that tempos have massively decreased. No one seems to like the real stompers any more. Is it that as the crowds have got older, then the tempo has decreased in order to accomodate the crowd (and aging legs)? Could anyone play The Velvets these days I wonder................?

Ian D :thumbsup:

I think you'll find that this is a UK phenomenon Ian. The US and Continental European fans still like like it loud and fast Mate. Thank God.

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Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine i know it's popular but i would dance to it one of my all time fav's also stuff like

Jimmy Ruffin - You Got What It Takes

Bud Harper - Wherever You Are (the latest song i really want on vinyl after hearing it first time so many weeks ago)

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