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the "other" Johnny Baker - Operator,operator.

Jimmy Mack - a womans hard to understand.

Great records, great venue, great people!. first heard The Idle Few there 75ish & i,m sure i was there when the Inspirations on Breakthrough & Herbert hunter were played out for the first time, almost hurts to think about it all.

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epic ,what i really need to know is apart from brian wakelin's mecca reunion,where the hell can i hear these tunes out and about.I go to allnighters and soul nights, but spend all night pickin thru stuff i dont really care for, just to hear the occasional mecca tune.I still think there is a casino/mecca divide, and one mecca reunion a year aint good enough!

The lists are really interesting to read, I wish we could be transported back in time, so I could go!!

Keep them coming.

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Great records, great venue, great people!. first heard The Idle Few there 75ish & i,m sure i was there when the Inspirations on Breakthrough & Herbert hunter were played out for the first time, almost hurts to think about it all.

Yes great venue!

Joe Matthews kool kat 1st played aug 74 ages before it became big everywhere else

let,s not forget James Fountain, Elosie Laws, Eula Cooper, Ann Sexton, Billy Woods, Anderson Brothers etc etc etc.

and the 1st place i heard my all time fav Linda Jones I Just Can,t Live My Life in 73.

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Great records, great venue, great people!. first heard The Idle Few there 75ish & i,m sure i was there when the Inspirations on Breakthrough & Herbert hunter were played out for the first time, almost hurts to think about it all.

It hurts to think I could have made a visit to the great venue, and with the lists of records first played there, i missed so much..

Arthur, its brilliant to have you on board, about time !

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Didn't see any mention of:-

Ujima - I'm Not Ready

Brothers Guiding Light - Getting Together

Eddie Billups - Shake Off That Dream

Bill Harris - Am I Cold Am I Hot

Some might say Mecca spins (but I know where they became (and who made 'em) Northern Monsters :thumbsup: )

That aside, early Mecca to me was...

Sunlovers "You'll Never Make The Grade"

Dave Love "Colalined Baby"

Donnie Burkes "Satisfaction Guaranted"

Young Holt "California Montage"

Robert Knight "Love On A Mountain Top"

Shirelles "Last Minute Miracle"

Bobby Hebb "Love, Love, Love"

Bob Relf "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" etc.

And later....

Lynn Varnado "Wash & Wear Love"

Andre Maurice "Cream Of The Crop"

Bang Gang "Who Said Honkeys Aint Got Soul"

Anderson Brothers "I Can See Him"

James Fountain "Seven Day Lover"

Bobby Lester "Hang Up Your Hangups"

All went a bit pear shaped for me after the 12" arrived on the scene :D

Sean

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I think the listings provided have to some degree put the record straight with the always colourful ill yet thought out attacks on The Mecca's input.

I feel I must cast my critical eye over the 'soulful disco' term though.

It's a tough one this in reality as I would think that the term 'Disco' generally brings up, as it should, thoughts of Chic, EWF, Jackie Moore etc....you know major label releases that brought that sound to the masses and that most of us, young or old would associate with the 'Disco' media tag.

'Disco' became a dirty word within the US 'musical fraternity', as we know with the stadium vinyl burning episode and the like - it sadly became a bit of a vent for many things socially at that time with certain people.

Against this, the 'Disco' sound originated over a period of years by a natural progression of an 'in' sound by smaller independant groups, producers and song-writers, formulated a sound that was attractive to the masses at that time, therefore obviously attracting attention from the major labels and it's producers and ultimatley became what would be deemed a commercialised sound that was bastardised to f*ck for the Yankee Dollar.

On the back of this though, how can the mid 70's releases that were responsible for formulating that sound, a sound that was prior to the term 'Disco' as is/was being coined, be called in any form 'Disco' - unless it is in a manner to demean these releases by association?

I know at heart that it could be deemed light hearted banter but I do feel that screamingly soulful 70's all-nighter soul tends to get tarred with a brush wielded generally by people that should know better.

And to save me starting another odd-ball thread, you know the old 'If a tree falls in a forst but there is no one there to hear it fall. Does it make a noise?' addage.

Could we relate this to the ownership of vinyl?

Think about it. :thumbsup:

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A few from me, including some occasional last hour spins :

Bernard Williams - Ever Again

Don Gardner - Cheating kind

Lou Ragland - I travel alone

Carletts - I'm getting tired

Jeanette Williams - Something gotta hold on me

Bernard Smith - Never gonna let you go

Delilah Moore - It takes love

Bobby Taylor - There are roses....

Storm - Sweet happiness

Lou Courtney - Trying to find my woman

Jesse Fisher - You're not loving a beginner

Eddie Billups - Shake off that dream

Montclairs - Hey you dont fight it

Ernie Andrews - Fine Young girl

Lloyd Price - Cupids bandwagon

Innersection - Let me love you

Sweet Geraldine - Brainstorm

Jimmy Thompson - Jimmy's place

4 Tracks - Charade

Intrepids - To make you love me

Ebonistic - Aint it good to you

Denise Keeble - Before it falls apart

Delreys Inc - Destination Unknown

Betty Lloyd - I'm catching on

Tax Free - Love is gone

Chubby checker - Looking at tomorrow

Billy Jo Young - I've got you on my mind again

Sons of Moses - Soul Symphony

Tate - Love shop

Virginia Blackly - Let nobody love you

Reo Lane - Give me your love

Sam Moultrie - I'll always love you

Rock Candy - Alone with no love

Eddie Foster - I never knew

Eula Cooper - Let our love go higher

Ambers - Potion of love

George Wydell - Funny feeling

Natural 4 - I thought you were mine

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A few from me, including some last hour spins :

Don Gardner - Cheating kind

Lou Ragland - I travel alone

Carletts

The more that are added, the more it becomes apparent.

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1974ish of the top of my head

5th amendment - got you where i want you -

ronnie walker - you got to try harder - event

5 degrees farenheit - just let your heart be your guide - abet

marvin holmes - you better keep her - brown door

issac taylor - i,m so tired of these changes - ronn

willie hobbs - till i get it right - sound stage 7

temprees - at last - we produce

danny hunt - whats happening to our love affair - dynamite

ila vann - cant help loving that man - roulette (estelle denison c/u)

marc copage - who can i turn to - avco (little lee howell c/u)

malibus - gee baby - sure shot (willie hamilton c/u)

javells - goodbye nothing to say - pye cool.gif

( the dance floor was rammed full to this)

No ones mentioned the Crown Hieghts Affair Dreaming a Dream voc&inst

Mack Simmons Turning Point

Kiki Dee Love is a warm kind of sorrow TOOOON! :D

3 brilliant but totally different sounds possibly summing up the appeal of the Mecca :thumbsup:

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Just some others I remember and still love today

Stringfield family - Sounds of disco - Arrest

Hokis Pokis - Swing - Sheild/RCA (Played this out less than a month ago)

Phase II - The first Shot - Osiris

Otis Blackwell - its all over me - Epic

Esther Williams - You gotta let me show you - Friends an co

Norma Jenkins - Can you imagine that

Willie J & Co - Boogie with your baby - KIKI

Players Association - Disco Inferno - Long version

Arthur Prysock - When love is new - Old town

Cleveland Eaton - Quasaar one (Please has anyone got a mp3 of this) Pleese!

Plus loads more I just can tremeber now

Oh Forgot one of my favourites - Double exposure - Ten percent - Salsoul

New York City - Miroslav Vitous

Peter Brown - Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me

Andre Maurice - You're The Cream Of The Crop

Lamont Dozier - Going Back To My Roots

War - Galaxy

Brass Construction - Movin'

Dillinger - Cocaine In My Brain

Evelyn Thomas - Shame

Roy Ayers - Running Away

George Benson - The World Is A Ghetto

Malc Burton

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I think the listings provided have to some degree put the record straight with the always colourful ill yet thought out attacks on The Mecca's input.

I feel I must cast my critical eye over the 'soulful disco' term though.

It's a tough one this in reality as I would think that the term 'Disco' generally brings up, as it should, thoughts of Chic, EWF, Jackie Moore etc....you know major label releases that brought that sound to the masses and that most of us, young or old would associate with the 'Disco' media tag.

'Disco' became a dirty word within the US 'musical fraternity', as we know with the stadium vinyl burning episode and the like - it sadly became a bit of a vent for many things socially at that time with certain people.

Against this, the 'Disco' sound originated over a period of years by a natural progression of an 'in' sound by smaller independant groups, producers and song-writers, formulated a sound that was attractive to the masses at that time, therefore obviously attracting attention from the major labels and it's producers and ultimatley became what would be deemed a commercialised sound that was bastardised to f*ck for the Yankee Dollar.

On the back of this though, how can the mid 70's releases that were responsible for formulating that sound, a sound that was prior to the term 'Disco' as is/was being coined, be called in any form 'Disco' - unless it is in a manner to demean these releases by association?

I know at heart that it could be deemed light hearted banter but I do feel that screamingly soulful 70's all-nighter soul tends to get tarred with a brush wielded generally by people that should know better.

And to save me starting another odd-ball thread, you know the old 'If a tree falls in a forst but there is no one there to hear it fall. Does it make a noise?' addage.

Could we relate this to the ownership of vinyl?

Think about it. :thumbsup:

I have always said that most of the people who criticised The Mecca for its musical policy after 1975 never actually went - think this thread goes someway to vindicating Colin, Ian & the Highland Room regulars for the stance they took. 1975-77 was an amazing time for music - what a treat it was to be there every Saturday night - the people who were there will know exactly what I mean - it really was "Livin' For The Weekend".

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Creative Source - don't be afraid

SouthSide Movemnet - do it to me

Nolan Porter - Oh Baby

The Atlanta Disco Band - Bad Luck

Eddie Parker - Body Chains

Never Die - Mandrill----I might play this Sat night..awesome

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Creative Source - don't be afraid

SouthSide Movemnet - do it to me

Nolan Porter - Oh Baby

The Atlanta Disco Band - Bad Luck

Eddie Parker - Body Chains

Never Die - Mandrill----I might play this Sat night..awesome

I trotted out TADB the last time I fingered the wheels of steel : went down quite well .

I double dare you to play mandrill ........

Malc Burton

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I trotted out TADB the last time I fingered the wheels of steel : went down quite well .

I double dare you to play mandrill ........

Malc Burton

:thumbsup: Game on

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Phylis Hyman still sounds fantastic, love the booming bass on it.

It's interesting to see how many records were given their first airing at Blackpool but who broke Phylis' Hyman?

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I trotted out TADB the last time I fingered the wheels of steel : went down quite well .

Malc Burton

:thumbsup: like that!

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Also heard that these were played:

New York Port Authority - I Got It

Linda Clifford - From Now oN

Heart & Soul - Do The Walk

P :lol:

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:thumbsup: like that!

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Also heard that these were played:

New York Port Authority - I Got It

Linda Clifford - From Now oN

Heart & Soul - Do The Walk

P :lol:

Hi Paup - ine,

seem as you started this thread, which is growing with bits of added lists and of course huge interest, I have added a few more to my earlier post No 16 on the first page.

Thanks and keep um coming...... :lol: .

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Nothing's changed much, has it mate?

Hi Dave

miiiiaaaaooooowwwwwwww :thumbsup:

Hope you and Julie are well.

Julian & Carolyn

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A few of many I liked from back then

Crown Heights Affair-Dreaming a dream/Every beat of my heart

John Davis Monster Orch-Up jumped the devil

Ralph McDonald-Calypso breakdown

Hubert Laws-Chicago theme

Phase Two-First shot

Third Demetion-If my heart was an open book

Light Drivers-Operator

Magnetic Touch-Ain't gonna be a next time

Mylestones-Sexy lady

Earth Wind & Fire-Happy feelin/Biyo

5 Degrees Farenheit-Just let your heart be your guide

Diane Jenkins-I need you

Kim Tolliver-I don't know what foot to dance on

Paulette Reeves-Jazz freak

Richard Popcorn Wylie-Lost time

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Plus

David Lenyard and The Music tree-It could have been you

Jackie Beavers-Trying to get back to you girl

Mandrill-Never die

Oscar Perry-Main string/I got what you need

Miracles-Woldo Roderick DeHammersmith(Hope I spelt that right)

Weapons Of Peace-Just can't be that way

Tradewinds-Strange

Intrepids-After you've had your fling, get down to the real thing

Love Foundation-What's the matter baby

Rosey Jones-Have love will travel

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Hi Paup - ine,

seem as you started this thread, which is growing with bits of added lists and of course huge interest, I have added a few more to my earlier post No 16 on the first page.

Thanks and keep um coming...... :thumbsup: .

Hi Nick,

Thanks for your input. I want to, when time permits, to type out a list of the sounds played, don't know why? Just like the stuff played there.

Regards,

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A few of many I liked from back then

Crown Heights Affair-Dreaming a dream/Every beat of my heart

John Davis Monster Orch-Up jumped the devil

Ralph McDonald-Calypso breakdown

Hubert Laws-Chicago theme

Phase Two-First shot

Third Demetion-If my heart was an open book

Light Drivers-Operator

Magnetic Touch-Ain't gonna be a next time

Mylestones-Sexy lady

Earth Wind & Fire-Happy feelin/Biyo

5 Degrees Farenheit-Just let your heart be your guide

Diane Jenkins-I need you

Kim Tolliver-I don't know what foot to dance on

Paulette Reeves-Jazz freak

Richard Popcorn Wylie-Lost time

Always loved that :thumbsup:

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Plus

David Lenyard and The Music tree-It could have been you

Jackie Beavers-Trying to get back to you girl

Mandrill-Never die

Oscar Perry-Main string/I got what you need

Miracles-Woldo Roderick DeHammersmith(Hope I spelt that right)

Weapons Of Peace-Just can't be that way

Tradewinds-Strange

Intrepids-After you've had your fling, get down to the real thing

Love Foundation-What's the matter baby

Rosey Jones-Have love will travel

Loved to have heard that out, not the same at home.

P :thumbsup:

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highland rooms the best venue ever

BLACKPOOL MECCA STORY CD compiled by KEV ROBERTS & TIM BROWN gscd68

ELOISE LAWS LOVE FACTORY

JANES FOUNTAIN SEVEN DAY LOVER

VELVET BET IF YOU ASK AROUND

LOVELITES GET IT OFF MY CONCIENCE

DIANE JENKINS I NEED YOU

JAMES BYNUM TIME PASSES BY

EARL CONNELLY MAKE UP YOUR MIND

SMITH BROS PAYBACK IS A DRAG

THE DELRAYS INC DESTINATION UNKNOWN

BOBY FRANKLIN LADIES CHOICE

LYNN VERNADO WASH & WEAR LOVE

THE VOICES OF EAST HARLAM CASHING IN

JIMMY MACK A WOMAN SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND

ROCK CANDY ALONE WITH LOVE

KIM TOLLIVER I DONT KNOW WHAT FOOT TO DANCE ON

DIANE JENKINS TOW A WAY ZONE

KENNY SMITH LORD WHATS HAPPENING TO YOUR PEOPLE

ILA VANN YOU MADE ME THIS WAY

JODI MATHIS DONT YOU CARE ANYMORE

ANDERSON BROS I CAN SEE HIM LOVING YOU

EULA COOPER LET OUR LOVE GROW HIGHER

ANN SEXTON YOUVE BEEN GONE TO LONG

not an advert for cd but some great tracks

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I first visited the Highland Room in August 1971, Tony Jebb was DJing & I can still remember the first 3 records I ever heard there:

1) Bob Segar - Heavy music - Cameo.

2) Paul Humphry - Cool aid - Lizard.

3) Rose battiste - Hit & run - Revilot.

On hearing 'Hit & run' I blew a gasket, thinking it to be the record of all records until I heard 'Queen of fools'!!!!.

To say that this place had an adverse affect on me was un understatment. 3 weeks later the Mohair suit was confined to the closet in favour of the Blazer with the braiding round the edge (17 inch centre vent of course)..............Happy days. I wonder if anybody got the 'Highland Room' sign in the pictures??????

Best regards Ricardo. A. :thumbsup:

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Didn't see any mention of:-

Ujima - I'm Not Ready

Brothers Guiding Light - Getting Together

Eddie Billups - Shake Off That Dream

Bill Harris - Am I Cold Am I Hot

Some might say Mecca spins (but I know where they became (and who made 'em) Northern Monsters :thumbsup: )

Sean

They were "big" for us when first spun at The Mecca - the fact that certain clubs & individuals didn't cotton on to those tunes until many years later just adds more credibility& impact to the Highland Room playlists of the mid seventies. Records like Corey Blake & Jesse James were played & then we moved on to other things - the current modern/crossover scene has played them on & off for the last twenty or so years. The tunes you list above were mainly Colin spins - he played 'em & then moved on - that is how it was & that is what kept us coming back for more.

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Loved to have heard that out, not the same at home.

P :thumbsup:

We played both at the Mecca thing Mark Freeman did a while back, hope he does another.

Dave

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:thumbsup: like that!

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Also heard that these were played:

New York Port Authority - I Got It

Linda Clifford - From Now oN

Heart & Soul - Do The Walk

P :lol:

New York Port authority - Oh Yes this played out on a big system is awesome

I remember Peoples choice - jam Jam jam - being played either before or after .

And as Andy Lett says - the regulars were very open minded and loved the whole atmosphere of the changes in music policy.

Although I was from Manchester and went to Wigan regularly I always associated myself with being a Mecca-Ite rather than a casino boy. I suppose it was because my granny lived in Blackpool and I lived with her and my grandad for periods of time. Plus I had made friends when I first visited "Scoeys" and then obviuosly went to the Mecca.

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" The Bottle " was first played during late summer of 1974 ........

Malc Burton

Bill Swift lent me the album with the Bottle on so we could get it played at Bloomers Monday Soul nights in Newcastle 74/75. One of those nights were you had take the records in and the resident DJ would play them. But I had a few drinks to many and left it in the taxi on the way home. So if you're ever in Newcastle and the taxi driver tells you he's been listening to Gil Scott Heron for the last 30+ years ask him for Bill's LP back.

And Urzula Dudziak must have been one of the strangest records played at the Mecca- but I quite liked it Polish American jazz scat.

Cheers Manus

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Chuck Stephens - lets get nasty

===

just bought this ....hope its a goodie

It's a killer Mark! A real sinus-deblocker for lovers of mid-tempo soul......

Ian D :thumbsup:

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They were "big" for us when first spun at The Mecca - the fact that certain clubs & individuals didn't cotton on to those tunes until many years later just adds more credibility& impact to the Highland Room playlists of the mid seventies. Records like Corey Blake & Jesse James were played & then we moved on to other things - the current modern/crossover scene has played them on & off for the last twenty or so years. The tunes you list above were mainly Colin spins - he played 'em & then moved on - that is how it was & that is what kept us coming back for more.

I don't doubt that most of the list were played there, Mark, but only fleetingly.

As it happens, I played Brothers Guiding Light as a new release (acquired from Contempo) - long before it would have been accepted at the Mecca. Just didn't fit the profile at all in 73/74... (along with the almost entirey 60's policy, at the time).

Infact, John Vincent had it covered up in the early 80's - so it wasn't considered "big" before then, mate.

Bill Harris, Ujima and Eddie Billups were brief Colin spins - but were never 'NS Nighter' records until Clifton Hall.

And subsequently, they only became modern / crossover spins because of their promotion at Clifton Hall - in the early 80's.

Sean

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Great records, great venue, great people!. first heard The Idle Few there 75ish & i,m sure i was there when the Inspirations on Breakthrough & Herbert hunter were played out for the first time, almost hurts to think about it all.

That first play of the Idle Few blew me away. To this day one of my all-time faves. WHAT A REKID!!!!

An inspiration to us all!

Ian D :thumbsup:

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I don't doubt that most of the list were played there, Mark, but only fleetingly.

As it happens, I played Brothers Guiding Light as a new release (acquired from Contempo) - long before it would have been accepted at the Mecca. Just didn't fit the profile at all in 73/74... (along with the almost entirey 60's policy, at the time).

1) In fact, John Vincent had it covered up in the early 80's - so it wasn't considered "big" before then, mate.

2) Bill Harris, Ujima and Eddie Billups were brief Colin spins - but were never 'NS Nighter' records until Clifton Hall.

3) And subsequently, they only became modern / crossover spins because of their promotion at Clifton Hall - in the early 80's.

Sean

There were played fleetingly because of the huge turnover of records that were coming out as new releases - records were not dwelt on for any length of time.

1) "big" with whom? - we liked it & bought it - it was "big" with us!!

2) Does a record have to get a seal of approval from a NS Nighter to be considered as acceptable ?

3) Can't really get more modern than being played as a new release !!

& one last point "Who is Mark ?

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There were played fleetingly because of the huge turnover of records that were coming out as new releases - records were not dwelt on for any length of time.

1) "big" with whom? - we liked it & bought it - it was "big" with us!!

2) Does a record have to get a seal of approval from a NS Nighter to be considered as acceptable ?

3) Can't really get more modern than being played as a new release !!

& one last point "Who is Mark ?

That period from 75 onwards was a golden age for 'our' type of soul music Most new releases were played if they fitted the bill I'm sure Bad Luck was played in the Highland room.

The ones that caught me out were the 2-3 year old releases such as At Last, What Goes Up & I Got the Vibes that surfaced after thier release. Luckily enough they appeared on John Andersons list soon after initial plays Appprox £2.00 ea ?

Happy Days

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Great records, great venue, great people!. first heard The Idle Few there 75ish & i,m sure i was there when the Inspirations on Breakthrough & Herbert hunter were played out for the first time, almost hurts to think about it all.

is this THE arthur fenn on a computor? you'll be telling me next you know how to make cd's mate!!

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That period from 75 onwards was a golden age for 'our' type of soul music Most new releases were played if they fitted the bill I'm sure Bad Luck was played in the Highland room.

The ones that caught me out were the 2-3 year old releases such as At Last, What Goes Up & I Got the Vibes that surfaced after thier release. Luckily enough they appeared on John Andersons list soon after initial plays Appprox £2.00 ea ?

Happy Days

Love Factory Eloise Laws Music Merchant What an Intro!!

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There were played fleetingly because of the huge turnover of records that were coming out as new releases - records were not dwelt on for any length of time.

1) "big" with whom? - we liked it & bought it - it was "big" with us!!

2) Does a record have to get a seal of approval from a NS Nighter to be considered as acceptable ?

3) Can't really get more modern than being played as a new release !!

& one last point "Who is Mark ?

1) "big" with me too - I was one of us!!

2) No - but it helps if you're trying to promote a record on the 'Northern' scene. The point I made is that these were not 'Northern Nighter' sounds until Clifton Hall. The fact that none of those tracks were mentioned by all previous posters on this thread gives us a clue on how "big" they were at the Mecca.

3) Who could argue with that? :hypo: Agreed, of course!

Sorry Andy :lol: Mark is the guy I was emailing while also trying to write the post!

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Sean

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1) "big" with me too - I was one of us!!

2) No - but it helps if you're trying to promote a record on the 'Northern' scene. The point I made is that these were not 'Northern Nighter' sounds until Clifton Hall. The fact that none of those tracks were mentioned by all previous posters on this thread gives us a clue on how "big" they were at the Mecca.

3) Who could argue with that? :hypo: Agreed, of course!

Sorry Andy :lol: Mark is the guy I was emailing while also trying to write the post!

:thumbsup:

Sean

i presume a lot of records got one or two plays and then were left behind. seems a lot of richards biggies at the casino were mecca spins first. john bowie, cleavland eaton,alfie davison et all. by the way was mandrill "my girl" a mecca spin, remember that from clifton hall?

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i presume a lot of records got one or two plays and then were left behind. seems a lot of richards biggies at the casino were mecca spins first. john bowie, cleavland eaton,alfie davison et all. by the way was mandrill "my girl" a mecca spin, remember that from clifton hall?

Think you've summed it up in the first sentence.

The Mecca did get through a whole bunch of new releases mid 70's. Many of them didn't 'stick' at the time and these were often picked up later with a more consolidated approach to promotion.

"My Kind Of Girl" was a huge Clifton Hall spin, yes, but I don't recall it getting played at the Mecca.

Then again... :thumbsup:

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Maybe its the credit crunch, but we dont seem to get as many tunes in the last hour nowadays :thumbsup:

Some great tunes in that list.

Absof***inglutely !

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Think you've summed it up in the first sentence.

The Mecca did get through a whole bunch of new releases mid 70's. Many of them didn't 'stick' at the time and these were often picked up later with a more consolidated approach to promotion.

"My Kind Of Girl" was a huge Clifton Hall spin, yes, but I don't recall it getting played at the Mecca.

Then again... :thumbsup:

Sean

seem to remember cody marshall getting spins too after it "flopped" with both richard and sam. great tune omho!

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Think you've summed it up in the first sentence.

The Mecca did get through a whole bunch of new releases mid 70's. Many of them didn't 'stick' at the time and these were often picked up later with a more consolidated approach to promotion.

"My Kind Of Girl" was a huge Clifton Hall spin, yes, but I don't recall it getting played at the Mecca.

Then again... :hypo:

Sean

Looking back now The Mecca,s biggest crime was the fast turn over of records (60s as well as 70s). :thumbsup:

But that why we went to hear new stuff every week. :lol:

Dave.

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Seem to think Ian was supplying some "Northern" records to Richard around 75/76 when sixties soul had ceased being played in the Highland Room - may be wrong but I heard that Jay D Martin came from Ian Levines collection - Don Gardner - Cheatin' Kind definitely did.

Also Colin Colin Curtis's copy of The International GTO's ended up with Soul Sam in a swap deal - without it ever being played up The Mecca.

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:thumbsup: like that!

:hypo:

Also heard that these were played:

New York Port Authority - I Got It

Linda Clifford - From Now oN

Heart & Soul - Do The Walk

P :lol:

I had forgotten NYPA : a vibrant , rough , gritty , dirty track that I have not heard for a while , but I bet still sounds good ........

Ian's rewoeking of " From Now On " with Voices With Soul , is a damn fine record .

Malc Burton

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1974ish of the top of my head

5th amendment - got you where i want you -

ronnie walker - you got to try harder - event

5 degrees farenheit - just let your heart be your guide - abet

marvin holmes - you better keep her - brown door

issac taylor - i,m so tired of these changes - ronn

willie hobbs - till i get it right - sound stage 7

temprees - at last - we produce

danny hunt - whats happening to our love affair - dynamite

ila vann - cant help loving that man - roulette (estelle denison c/u)

marc copage - who can i turn to - avco (little lee howell c/u)

malibus - gee baby - sure shot (willie hamilton c/u)

javells - goodbye nothing to say - pye cool.gif

( the dance floor was rammed full to this)

javells - goodbye nothing to say still love this, (even though some people turn there nose up.) will always be in my top ten, proper feel good track

5 degrees farenheit - just let your heart be your guide excellent track , proper dance record and feel good track

alan

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Plus

David Lenyard and The Music tree-It could have been you

Jackie Beavers-Trying to get back to you girl

Mandrill-Never die

Oscar Perry-Main string/I got what you need

Miracles-Woldo Roderick DeHammersmith(Hope I spelt that right)

Weapons Of Peace-Just can't be that way

Tradewinds-Strange

Intrepids-After you've had your fling, get down to the real thing

Love Foundation-What's the matter baby

Rosey Jones-Have love will travel

Rosey Jones-Have love will travel oh yes, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm :thumbsup:

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It's interesting to see how many records were given their first airing at Blackpool but who broke Phylis' Hyman?

Yes bicks, your very clever play on words as not gone unnoticed.nice one :thumbsup::hypo::lol::lol:

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Tradewinds-Strange

Great thread.

This one jumps out at me though. Cant remember hearing it in eons.

And great to see so many mention the Knights - Love knocked you down. Cheap as cheaps but absolutely rare in quality.

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I did one night when Ian was in the States - played Geraldine Hunt's 'Winner take all' for the first time there. I cleared the floor sad.gif

Julian

Nothing unusual there then Julian :unsure:

Mark

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