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Over the last 6/7 months we have been having a bit of a laugh about a newly defined category of soul music - Mamsey Pamsey. Some have even suggested that it now warrants its own room.......read into that what you like laugh.gif .

The term was coined by Bearsy back in November when Blue Skies found a new home at the Horseshoes in London and referred to the type of music that I lean toward collecting and playing out.

What is Mamsey Pamsey?

It tends to be mid tempo female vocals with that wow/tingle factor, predominantly 60s but there has been one or two early 70s releases to creep in to my play box and played at Blue Skies by Guest DJs and other residents.

A couple of people have joked with me recently saying I should put together a Mamsey Pamsey Top 500. I think 500 is a little ambitious at first so I am going to go for my top 100 and I would like you all to help me compile this by suggesting some of your own - but as the Queen Of Mamsey Pamsey I will have the final say as to whether something makes the top 100 and from this I hope to define the ultimate Mamsey Pamsey record of all time.

I will kick off with some of my entries, some of which I own but a few that are still on the Holy Grail of the ever growing wants list. I will put any that I don't own in red italics and at the moment they are in alphabetical order, When I get to 100 entries new entries can kick out existing ones until I feel I have achieved the ultimate top 100.

NOW UPDATED - 20/05/08 9.45pm

Andrea Henry - I need you like a baby - nominated by Reg

Angels - What To Do - nominated by Mark Freeman (wiganer1)

Anna Craig - The Life Of The Party

Antoinette - Lullaby of love - nominated by Paul McKay

Annabelle Fox - Lonely girl - nominated by PaulMcKay

Argie & The Arkettes - You're The Guy- nominated by AndyF

Barbara Banks - That's In The Past - nominated by AndyF

Barbara Mercer - Hey

Barbara Mills - Take your time

Betty Lavette - You'll Never Change - nominated by littlemissoul

Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours

Beverly and the Del Capris -Mama I think I'm in love - nominated by Reg

Billie Davis - Just Walk In My Shoes

Bobbi Martin - For The Love Of Him - nominated by ajb

Bonnie Herman - Hush don't cry - nominated by Paul McKay

Candace Love - Wonderful Night

Carol Anderson - Sad Girl - nominated by rhino

Carol & Gerri - How can I find a way - nominated by Paul McKay

Carolyn Cooke - I don't mind - nominated by Jon Downs (Shortersoul)

Carla Thomas - When Tomorrow Comes

Carla Thomas - For You - nominated by littlemissould

Carol Fran C'mon - Lets Make Up - nominated by littlemissoul

Carol Fredricks - I Couldn't Care Less

Chi Chi - If Your Gonna Love Me

Cindy Malone - Is It Over Baby - nominated by AndyF

Cindy Scott - I love you baby - nominated by Jon Downs (shortersoul)

Connie Questal - Give up girl - nominated by Reg

Darlettes - Lost

Dawn - Loves a Magic word - nominated by Tabs

Dee Edwards - You say you love me - nominated by Paul McKay

Dena Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life - nominated by El Carol

De Vons - Someone to treat me - nominated by Paul McKay

Dora Hall - Its All Over- nominated by ajb

Dottie Cambridge (aka Dorothy Moore) - Cry your eyes out - nominated by Steve G

Dusty Springfield - What's it gonna be

Esther Phillips - Nobody but you - nominated by Paul McKay

Fontella Bass - I Can't Rest

Fontella Bass - Recovery

Friday Brown - 32nd Love Affair

Gayle Harris - Ain't Gonna Let It Get Me Down - nominated by AndyF

Gerri Granger - Castle In The Sky - nominated by Steve - EType69

Gia Mateo - If You can't Say anything Nice - nominated by EmJayGee

Gloria Taylor - got to pay the price - nominated by ajb - nominated by

Halos - Just Keep On Loving Me

Helene Smith - Thrills & Chills

Honey & The Bees - Help Me

Honey Cone - The Day I found myself

Ikettes - I'm So Thankfull

Jackie Ross - I've Got The Skill

Jackie Ross - Trust Me - nominated by mischief

Joannie Sommers - Never throw your dreams away - nominated by Paul McKay

Joy Lovejoy - In Orbit

Karen Sue - Somthing On My Mind - nominated by Steve J

Ketty Lester - Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid - nominated by Steve - EType 69

Laura Greene - Memories & Souveniers

Laura Greene - Moonlight Music and You - nominated by jobbo

Linda Griner - Goodbye Cruel Love

Linda Lloyd - Breakaway - nominated by John Downs (Shortersoul)

Lindy Stevens - Penny Gold - nominated by Geoff Green

Little Anne - What should I do

Liz Verdi - Think It Over - First Heard this when Jon Downs played it at Blue Skies, so all his fault I'm skint :thumbup:

Lydia Pense - I'll Forgive You, Then Forget you

Lynn vanardo - wash and wear lov - nominated by Pete Robinson (Marrs Bar)

Madeline Bell - don't cross over to my side of the Street - nominated by Mischief

Marion Stewart - I must be losing you - nominated by Paul McKay

Mary Wheeler - I feel in my heart - nominated by Reg

Mary Wells - Commin Home

Maxine Brown - Seems You've Forsaken My Love

Maxine Brown - One In A Million

Marion Stewart - I must be losing you - nominated by Paul McKay

Pat Brown - goods gotta suffer for the bad - nominated by Pete Robinson (Marrs Bar)

Pat Hodges - Playgirl

Pat Lewis - Look What I almost missed

Patti Austin - Someone's Gonna Cry - nominated by littelmissoul

Patti Austin - I've Given All My Love - nominated by littelmissoul

Pearlean Gray - I Don't Want to Cry

Peggy March - I will follow him

Peggy March - If You Loved Me - nominated by jobbo

Roddie Joy - Come Back Baby - nominated by EmJayGee

Roddie Joy - If There's anything you want - nominated by EmJayGee

Rosalind Madison - Neighborhood girl - nominated by Paul McKay

Rozetta Johnson - Mine Was Real

Sandy Lane - How Many Times

Sandy & They Pebbles - He's My Kind of Fellow

Sandy Hollis - The Tables Will Turn - nominated by EmJayGee

Sheila Furguson - And In Return

Sherrys - Put Your Arms Around Me

Shirelles - Last Minute Miracle - nominated by Steve - EType 69

Shirley Wahls - Why am i crying - nominated by Pete Robinson (Marrs Bar)

Star Treks - Gonna need magic - nominated by Paul McKay

Sugar Pie DeSanto - My illusions - nominated by Paul McKay

Susan Coleman - The Age of the wolf - nominated by Ernie Andrews

Terri Bryant - Geni

The Angels - Go Out and Play

The Avons - Since I found you - nominated by Reg

The Babies - Hand Of Fate

The Chymes - Let's Try It Again - nominated by AndyF

The Lovettes - I Need A Guy - nominated by Lenny (BIGSOULMAN)

The Opals - I'm So Afraid

Toni Lamarr - In The Nick Of Time

Vardelle Smith - A piece of the sky

QMPxx

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Just realised that this may be better in Look At Your Box section if one of the mods wants to move it.

Thanx

QMPx

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Steve G must be a cheese1.gif mouse :shhh:

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How dare you speak of the 2nd best DJ in the land like that..................well when he is playing his awesome 60s collection :wub:

QMPxx

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How about Lindy Stevens' Penny Gold?

Great minds think a like Geoff, Just about to add that, and in the words of the Meat Loaf song.........you took the words right out of my mouth. I haven't got a copy yet but if you have, bring it along on Sunday and you can play it especially for me.

QMP xx

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Over the last 6/7 months we have been having a bit of a laugh about a newly defined category of soul music - Mamsey Pamsey. Some have even suggested that it now warrants its own room.......read into that what you like laugh.gif .

The term was coined by Bearsy back in November when Blue Skies found a new home at the Horseshoes in London and referred to the type of music that I lean toward collecting and playing out.

What is Mamsey Pamsey?

It tends to be mid tempo female vocals with that wow/tingle factor, predominantly 60s but there has been one or two early 70s releases to creep in to my play box and played at Blue Skies by Guest DJs and other residents.

A couple of people have joked with me recently saying I should put together a Mamsey Pamsey Top 500. I think 500 is a little ambitious at first so I am going to go for my top 100 and I would like you all to help me compile this by suggesting some of your own - but as the Queen Of Mamsey Pamsey I will have the final say as to whether something makes the top 100 and from this I hope to define the ultimate Mamsey Pamsey record of all time.

I will kick off with some of my entries, most of which I own but a few that are still on the Holy Grail of the ever growing wants list. I will put any that I don't own in red italics and at the moment they are in alphabetical order, When I get to 100 entries new entries can kick out existing ones until I feel I have achieved the ultimate top 100.

Anna Craig - The Life Of The Party

Barbara Lynne - Take your love and run

Barbara Mercer - Hey

Barbara Mills - Take your time

Bernadette Peters - We'll Start The Party

Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours

Billie Davis - Just Walk In My Shoes

Candace Love - Wonderful Night

Carla Thomas - When Tomorrow Comes

Carol Fredricks - I Couldn't Care Less

Chi Chi - If Your Gonna Love Me

Darlettes - Lost

Delicates - Stop shoving me around

Dolls - This Is Our Day

Dusty Springfield - What's it gonna be

Fontella Bass - I Can't Rest

Fontella Bass - Recovery

Friday Brown - 32nd Love Affair

Halos - Just Keep On Loving Me

Helene Smith - Thrills & Chills

Holly St James - That's not love

Honey & The Bees - Help Me

Honey Cone - The Day I found myself

Ikettes - I'm So Thankfull

Jackie Ross - I've Got The Skill

Jackie Ross - Selfish One

Joy Lovejoy - In Orbit

Laura Green - Memories & Souveniers

Linda Griner - Goodbye Cruel Love

Lindy Stevens - Penny Gold - nominated by Geoff

Little Anne - What should I do

Liz Verdi - Think It Over

Lydia Pense - I'll Forgive You, Then Forget you

Mary Wells - Commin Home

Maxine Brown - Seems You've Forsaken My Love

Pat Hodges - Playgirl

Pat Lewis - Look What I almost missed

Pearlean Gray - I Don't Want to Cry

Peggy March - I will follow him

Persionettes - Call on me

Rozetta Johnson - Mine Was Real

Sandy Lane - How Many Times

Sandy & They Pebbles - He's My Kind of Fellow

Sheila Furguson - And In Return

Sherrys - Put Your Arms Around Me

Terri Bryant - Geni

The Angels - Go Out and Play

The Babies - Hand Of Fate

The Opals - I'm So Afraid

Toni Lamarr - In The Nick Of Time

Vardelle Smith - A piece of the sky

QMPxx

OK Chrissie, heres three from me,

Gerri Granger - Castle In The Sky

Ketty Lester - Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

Shirelles - Last Minute Miracle

Steve

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Here's a few to consider Chrissie:

Bonnie Herman - Hush don't cry - Columbia

Joannie Sommers - Never throw your dreams away - Columbia

Rosalind Madison - Neighborhood girl - Liberty

Star Treks - Gonna need magic - Veep

Annabelle Fox - Lonely girl - Satin

Dee Edwards - You say you love me - Tuba

Marion Stewart - I must be losing you - R

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Heres my 4 penneth,Shirley Wahls 'Why am i crying' Pat Brown ' goods gotta suffer for the bad' Kiki dee 'magic carpet ride' Lynn vanardo 'wash and wear love ' what do think, see at the 'BAR' this sunday...Pete

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:thumbup:ohmy.gif

How dare you speak of the 2nd best DJ in the land like that..................well when he is playing his awesome 60s collection :shhh:

QMPxx

Just ignore Simon, he's being an internet terrorist hijacking your thread like that. rolleyes.gif

I think Dottie Cambridge (aka Dorothy Moore) qualifies, both for "Cry your eyes out" and The Poppies.

See you at the Hat-filled alldayer.

Steve

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a few from me...

Mary Wheeler - I feel in my heart

Andrea Henry - I need you like a baby

The Avons - Since I found you

Connie Questal - Give up girl

Beverly and the Del Capris -Mama I think I'm in love

Beverly Shaffer - Whre will you be boy

Edited by reg

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Heres my 4 penneth,Shirley Wahls 'Why am i crying' Pat Brown ' goods gotta suffer for the bad' Kiki dee 'magic carpet ride' Lynn vanardo 'wash and wear love ' what do think, see at the 'BAR' this sunday...Pete

Good call, apart from the Kiki Dee, can see that being the 1st to go when we get we reach 100 and I have to start making choices wicked.gif , can't believe you even put it in there you know I don't like it and I definately wont be at the Bar on Sunday/Monday if you are planning to play it. :thumbup:

QMPxx

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Couple from my collection:

Gia Mateo - If You can't Say anything Nice

Roddie Joy - Come Back Baby

Roddie Joy - If There's anything you want

Sandy Hollis - The Tables Will Turn

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Both sides of that bloody Tiara,s/Belita Woods c/up thingy ph34r.gifph34r.gifph34r.gif

:shhh: it's supposed to be a cover up :g::D Got told off the other day for accidentally uncovering something else :huh:

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A few from me too

Cindy Malone - Is It Over Baby

The Chymes - Let's Try It Again

Barbara Banks - That's In The Past

Gayle Harris - Ain't Gonna Let It Get Me Down

Charlotte O'Hara - What About You

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Surely - Dena Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life - should be in there?

Chrissie, can I nominate..

Carolyn Cooke - I don't mind

Faye Crawford - What have i done wrong

Cindy Scott - I love you baby / in your spare time

Jon :huh:

Will add them a bit later when my boss isn't looking :D

QMPx

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Good call, apart from the Kiki Dee, can see that being the 1st to go when we get we reach 100 and I have to start making choices :huh: , can't believe you even put it in there you know I don't like it and I definately wont be at the Bar on Sunday/Monday if you are planning to play it. :D

QMPxx

aint gorit anyroad!!!!! biggrin.gif

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I don't understand what the record has to have to qualify, it just looks like it's any record by a woman basically?

I understand it to mean female, mid tempo sweet soul as opposed to the more big vocal records...so I wouldn't include Marie Knight or Linda Jones records for example.

Although I've probably got it wrong...Chrissie???

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I don't understand what the record has to have to qualify, it just looks like it's any record by a woman basically?

Well not quite Pete, I have to like it :D Some on there are sure to be kicked off (especially some of mine) when better, more MP ones are nominated wink.gif just used some of them as a starting point.

Think, Liz Verid, Lydia Pense, Rozetta Johnson, Bille Davis and you will be on the right track :huh: .....and it is just a bit of fun yes.gif

QMPxx

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I understand it to mean female, mid tempo sweet soul as opposed to the more big vocal records...so I wouldn't include Marie Knight or Linda Jones records for example.

Although I've probably got it wrong...Chrissie???

Just going to get to 100 then the not so MP will be replaced and you are on the right track :huh:

QMPxx

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Linda Lloyd - Breakaway

Jon, ever since you played Liz Verdi, the first time I heard it, I knew you had that special something that makes you an MP lover :huh:

QMPxx

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Am enjoying this and going to enjoy finding clips of some of them that I don't know to play so I can warrant their mamsey pamseyness, can see my wants list growing in front of my eyes.

Thanks for all your input and keep them coming :huh:

QMPxx

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Jon, ever since you played Liz Verdi, the first time I heard it, I knew you had that special something that makes you an MP lover :huh:

QMPxx

so do I get credit for putting forward Liz Verdi as an MP contender? :D

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so do I get credit for putting forward Liz Verdi as an MP contender? :huh:

Well, I suppose so but now I am a proud owner/well major share holder in a copy, but that's another story, I think it still has to be in black cos I got one :D but you do have the honour of being the first to play, IMHO, one of the ultimate MP records of all time at Blue Skies.

QMPx

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Here's some more:

Esther Phillips - Nobody but you - Roulette

Antoinette - Lullaby of love - Piccadilly

Dottie and Millie - Talking bout my baby / Nothing in this world - Topper

Carol & Gerri - How can I find a way / On you heartache looks good - MGM

De Vons - Someone to treat me - King

Sugar Pie DeSanto - My illusions - Soul Clock

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Here's some more:

Esther Phillips - Nobody but you - Roulette

Antoinette - Lullaby of love - Piccadilly

Dottie and Millie - Talking bout my baby / Nothing in this world - Topper

Carol & Gerri - How can I find a way / On you heartache looks good - MGM

De Vons - Someone to treat me - King

Sugar Pie DeSanto - My illusions - Soul Clock

magic night "if you and i" and carol anderson"sad girl"

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Heres A few for you

Patti Austin Someone's Gonna Cry

Patti Austin I've Given All My Love

Carla Thomas For You

Betty Lavette You'll Never Change

Carol Fran C'mon Lets Make Up

Luv LMS

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Top two contenders from me:-

If You Loved Me - Peggy March and Moonlight Music and You - Laura Greene :rolleyes:

Edited by jobbo

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i probably don't really get what "mamsey pamsey" is, but it sounds like what we call "teenage girl angst drama" stuff. if that's correct you could ask jo wallace for some tips. many years ago she told me about spinning northern at a gay club in london. they all went crazy for female drama songs, e.g. ivories - please stay

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magic night "if you and i" and carol anderson"sad girl"

Carol Anderson added, Mandy would never forgive me if it wasn't but I think you will find Magic Night are male vocals :rolleyes:

QMPxx

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i probably don't really get what "mamsey pamsey" is, but it sounds like what we call "teenage girl angst drama" stuff. if that's correct you could ask jo wallace for some tips. many years ago she told me about spinning northern at a gay club in london. they all went crazy for female drama songs, e.g. ivories - please stay

errrrrrrrrrrr not quite not "teenage girl angst drama stuff" don't really see Liz Verdi or Lydia Pense in that ilk and I defy you to find many "teenage girls" onto their "32nd Love Affair" :rolleyes:

QMP xx

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OK I have now reached 105 so time to start cutting out the not soooooooooooo Mamsey Pamsey.

Now reduced to 100 I think :rolleyes:

Kicked out were 5 of mine which while all great records not quite Mamsey Pamsey enough :D

Rejected

Persionettes - Call on me

Holly St James - That's not love

Delicates - Stop shoving me around

Barbara Lynne - Take your love and run

Bernadette Peters - We'll Start The Party

and also out

Kiki Dee - Magic Carpet Ride - nominated by Pete Robinson (Marrs Bar)

Charlotte O'Hara - What About You - nominated by AndyF

This is where it gets difficult as any nominated now have to replace one of the 100 so to make it a little easier for me, can you nominate one that should be rejected from the list as well and I will consider it or find and alternative, also there are a fair few I don't know so I will have to track down sound bites of them

Keep nominating biggrin.gif

:lol: A little tip Mamsey Pamsey is predominatley 60s or has a 60s feel about it and is more like to succeed :lol:

QMPxxxx

Edited by chrissie

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A few from me too

Cindy Malone - Is It Over Baby

The Chymes - Let's Try It Again

Barbara Banks - That's In The Past

Gayle Harris - Ain't Gonna Let It Get Me Down

Charlotte O'Hara - What About You

Impecable taste as always Andy :rolleyes:

QMPxx

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The Lovettes---I Need A Guy---Carnival

(except you of course Chrissie! :D:rolleyes::lol::lol: )

Lenny

Always handy to have a spare Lenny laugh.gif

..but which one do you think I should take out of the list to make room for it :lol:

QMPxx

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couple to start off with...

La Reine La Mar - That's Not The Way To Love

Carol Fran - Any Day Love Walks In

got m' thinkin cap on... back later.

Have a look at the updated list and suggest a couple that are less deserving than your choices :rolleyes:

QMPxx

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