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Hi All,

Wed the 17th of March see's the start of a six week series of Northern Soul with Stuart Maconie on radio 2 also available on Sky 852 tonight is an interview with Kev Roberts, the show on the 24th of March has a Stafford tribute with Dave Thorley and Keb Darge, 31st is a profile of woman DJ's with Jo Wallace,

While I am on the subject of Soul on the airwaves did anyone see "Live with Johnnys" on BBC3 Sky ch115 His guest for the evening being Mr Geogre Benson, he asked Mr Benson had he heard of Northern Soul Music ? Geogre looks blank, he tells Geogre the term Northern Soul was coined by Dave Godin back in 69ish he then states his show are big supporters of the soul scene and he tells Geogre that it all started at clubs like the Twisted Wheel and Night Owl? and his big mate Peter Stringfellow ran the Twisted Wheel? I think his researchers must have had a day off , lets hope when they get back to work Mr Vaughan you can ask them when Peter ran the Wheel and when the Club NIGHT OWL opened and and where was it?

TV presenters love N-Soul but do they know much about it?

KTF Johnny

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While I am on the subject of Soul on the airwaves did anyone see "Live with Johnnys" on BBC3 Sky ch115 His guest for the evening being Mr Geogre Benson, he asked Mr Benson had he heard of Northern Soul Music ? Geogre looks blank, he tells Geogre the term Northern Soul was coined by Dave Godin back in 69ish he then states his show are big supporters of the soul scene and he tells Geogre that it all started at clubs like the Twisted Wheel and Night Owl? and his big mate Peter Stringfellow ran the Twisted Wheel? I think his researchers must have had a day off , lets hope when they get back to work Mr Vaughan you can ask them when Peter ran the Wheel and when the Club NIGHT OWL opened and and where was it?

TV presenters love N-Soul but do they know much about it?

KTF Johnny

Saw it. I think the name he gave Godin was actually 'Grodin'...before continuing to spout, as you say, woefully badly 'researched' inaccuraccies dusted off with a seemingly forced momentary adoration of the music, all the time peppered with faux sincerity whilst his producer fed him yet more misinformation. Poor old George probably didn't know what the f**k was going on...made even more apparent when grappling around for the name of a good white Soul Singer (Mike McDonald you can forgive)...Michael Bolton (when they collectively got there in the end) you definately can't!

Just came across as all a bit too arbitrary to be believeable.

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Hi J,

Thanks for that I wonered if I was the only one who saw this and I forgot the the Dave Grogan bit, He was so far of the mark I had to watch it twice to make sure my eyes and ears did not deceive me!

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All Singing, All Dancing, All Night 17.03.04 21.00-22.00

Guest:: Kev Roberts

Book information:

Author: Kev Roberts

Title: Northern Soul Top 500

ISBN 0-9539291-1-6

Published by: KRL Group

Title: 7 Day Lover

Artist: James Fountain

Album: Atlanta Soul, The Peachtree Records Story

Label: Grapevine GVCD 3009

Title: Nine Times

Artist: The Moments

Album: Flying High

Label: Castle Music/Sanctuary CMRCD 830

Title: Guess Who Loves You

Artist: Eddie Daye & The Fountains

Album: Shrine The Rarest Soul Label

Label: Kent Soul CDKEND 160

Title: Stop Overlooking Me

Artist: The Cairos

Album: Shrine The Rarest Soul Label

Label: Kent Soul CDKEND 160

Title: No One There

Artist: Martha Reeves

Album: Tamla Motown Connoisseurs

Label: Spectrum

Title: Breakaway

Artist: Frank Popp

Album Soul Togetherness 2003

Label: Expansion

Title: If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love

Artist: Gladys Knight

Album: A Cellarful Of Motown

Label: Motown 544 619-2

Title: Kiss My Love Goodbye

Artist: Bettye Swann

Album: So Soulful 70's

Label: Kent Dance CDKEND 175

Title: Pressure

Artist: Drizabone

Album: Conspiracy

Label: 4th Broadway BRCD 593

Title: Don't Send Nobody Else

Artist: Ace Spectrum

Album: Soul Togetherness 2001

Label: Expansion CDEXP 14

Title: Moonlight, Music & You

Artist: Laura Greene

Album: Turning My Heartbeat Up

Label: Camden Deluxe/BMG 74321 774012

Title: Wrong Side Of Town

Artist: 4 Vandals

Album: The Golden Age Of Northern soul

Label: Bestway BESTCD 005

Title: 8-3-1

Artist: Lisa Stansfield

Album: Face Up

Label: Arista Lisa 002

Title: Catch That Teardrop

Artist: 5 Royales

Album: 45 RPM single

Label: Home Of The Blues

Title: Don't Wait Too Long

Artist: Beres Hammond

Album: Soul reggae

Label: Aquarius 003

Title: Integrity

Artist: Aretha Franklin

Album: 45 RPM single

Label: Arista AS1 9558

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Seeing as i'm stuck in Southern Cal is this accesible on the internet preferably as an archive bit difficult to listen live1

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WHY, are people still getting away with getting it all so wrong? On the plus side though, with tracks like those, at least we won't suffer loads of handbaggers coming along for a listen down the 100 club on Saturday ;-)))

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Im sure you can listen to all shows in the BBC's archives online

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ill tell him you called him a handbag ;-)

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This was posted to me by Bernadette using the "report post" instead of the "add reply" which is easily done

So reposted it here

Here you go

Hi Sid got a phone call on monday night by Bob who runs the venue at hindley, he asked if we could do him a favour and could we turn up and speak to George Benson via satellite and bring a record box,as it was in connect with the northern soul scene

we arrived and couldn't believe our eyes Line Dancing, went to speak to Bob I think he was as gobsmacked as us, the film crew [if that's what you could call them that] said they would like us to ask George some questions which they had written, know they didn't have a clue of what they were talking about, Sid said we may as well do as we were all ready there

they lined 8 of us up with our supposedly questions in front of a cameraman, with a guy stood on a pair of ladders holding a disco ball, we couldn't hear what was going on in the studio ???

they stopped the Line Dancers to do the so called interview don't think they were very pleased [but they did get a £1 off their admission what a joke and after the interview they told them to enjoy the rest of the night] there were a few soulies turned up think they were attending a soul night some even brought record

boxes

so we were all as bemused as poor george and if thats what the Johnny what ever show is about forget it,

yeeehaaa what a night ???

Bernadette

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As a technophobe did anyone record last weeks All singing all dancing etc.? I hope to catch the rest of them, and record them myself, but would like a recording of the first show. I'd even pay for it if I had to. KTF DavidC

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All Singing, All Dancing, All Night 24.03.04 21.00-22.00

GUESTS: Dave Thorley, Keb Darge

Title: I'll Do Anything

Artist: Doris Troy

Album: Best Northern Soul All Nighter Ever

Label: Virgin

Cat no: 7243 8 10415 2

Title: Breakaway

Artist: Steve Karmen

Album: Once Upon A Time In Wigan

Label: Kent

Cat no: CDKEND 227

Title: Loving By The Pound

Artist: Otis Redding

Album: Once Upon A Time In Wigan

Label: Kent

Cat no: CDKEND 227

Title: All Of My Life

Artist: The 4 Tempos

Album: For Millionaires Only Vol -2

Label: Goldmine/Soul Supply

Cat No: GSCD 101

Title: I Was Born To Love You Baby

Artist: Timeless Legend

Album: Soul Spectrum

Label: BBE

Cat no: BBE CD013

Title: I'd Think It Over Twice

Artist: Sam Fletcher

Album Cooler Shakers

Label: Music Club

Cat no: MCCD 319

Title: The Peanut Duck

Artist: Marsha Gee

Album: 45 RPM single

Label: Joker

Cat no: JK0001

Title: I Did It Again

Artist: Jessie Henderson

Album: 331/2 RPM single

Label: Land Of Hits

Cat no: 840 6430

Title: Baby Have Mercy On Me

Artist: The Originals

Album: Motortown Uncovered

Label: Motortown Records

Cat no: 1560

Title: Naughty Boy

Artist: Jackie Day

Album: The Stafford Story

Label: Goldmine/Soul Supply

Cat no: GSCD 146

Title: Lonely For You Baby

Artist: Sam Dees

Album: Cooler Shakers

Label: Music Club

Cat no: MCCD 319

Title: That Driving Beat

Artist: Willie Mitchell

Album: Twisted Wheel Story

Label: Goldmine/Soul Supply

Cat no: GSCD 66

Title: I Still Love You

Artist: Seven Souls

Album: Okeh A Northern Soul Obsession

Label: Kent

Cat No: CDKEND 132

Title: Didn't Say A Word

Artist: Yvonne Baker

Album: On The Northern Side

Label: Campank

Cat no: 4009

Title: Let My Heart And Soul Be Free

Artist: The Tangeers

Album: Best Of Soul Time

Label: Epic

Cat no: 508669 2

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And on the subject of 'All Singing etc' we at the Plinston feature on the 'Floorfillers' spot on the 7th April where Taff and myself supply 4 goodies to wet the soulful taste buds - we had to fight hard not to include Michael Bolton in the set but it was a toss up between including him or praising the Godlike Dale Grodin! For those that are interested the tracks we supplied were Lou Lawton, The Oxford Knights, The Pioneers and Richard Caiton. Enjoy and hopefully people will get a better understanding of what we all mean when we say it's a Rare Soul Scene, I.E: rare in quality, not just quantity!

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LOL

Radio 2 playing bootlegs !!!!!!!!!

Title: The Peanut Duck

Artist: Marsha Gee

Album: 45 RPM single

Label: Joker

Cat no: JK0001

Right who's got the telephone number to get Stuart Maconie done :-)

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That made me sit up. Just as Keb has finshed saying how the Casino had gone downhill and were playing rubbish, on comes one of the top three most awful tracks played at Stafford. All it would have needed was The Airoplane song, and the ####ing Professionals (OK I know I just hate it), and they would have had the nap hand.

Nice to get a name check on the show though. Thanks to anonymous who called me 'Media Whore' I like that ;-)

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Yes , just who advises supamac / bbc ?

Lots of poor records get played (& danced to) at venues over the years but shouldn't this cruddy radio 2 prog at least celebrate the good ones?

Give me crispy aromatic duck anytime.

Just like last week it can be embarrasing telling non soulie mates to listen & having 'em phone you telling "your" music is disco (last week) & total rubbish

this week. Peanut Duck , how could they?

Dave G

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they stopped the Line Dancers to do the so called interview don't think they were very pleased [but they did get a £1 off their admission what a joke and after the interview they told them to enjoy the rest of the night] there were a few soulies turned up think they were attending a soul night some even brought record  boxes

Re Sid and Bernadettes post about the Monaco, afriend of mine phoned me at 6.15 just as I got home from work,

"Pete, get changed and get down to mine as we are going to a Soul night at the Monaco it's being filmed for the Johnny vaughn show, and bring some records"

So a very quick change, flew down to Als jumped in his car and arrived at the Monaco at 8.10, and yes there was a guy up a ladder with a glitter ball and about 8 soulies stood around, the room was indeed packed. On closer inspection it was definetly a Line Dancing Night, the "filming" ended at 8.15.

That was it....no soul night...lots of crossed wires...and then the speakers burst into life with T rex and Jitterbug boogie yehaaaaaaaa slap my thigh...time for a sharp exit :-) we were back in the house for 9.30.

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Night Owl was in Reading, Berkshire, the 'upstairs' room to the Top Rank.

Anyone rember Bobby G? (Bobbie Gee?)

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Anyone checked out Mary Fox at radio Stoke on Trent? Had a listened last Friday and was impressed. Invitations-What's Wrong With Me Baby gets my vote everytime.

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