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On a recent thread, a suggestion was made by Rachel to start up such a thread.

So, can anyone contribute?

Could do an A-Z or something?

Anyone? And who DJ'd there apart from the obvious ones.

Thanks

P :wicked:

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

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On a recent thread, a suggestion was made by Rachel to start up such a thread.

So, can anyone contribute?

Could do an A-Z or something?

Anyone?

Thanks

P :wicked:

Ann Sexton

Bobby Hutton

Carstairs

Doni Burdick

Ella Weez

Felix Cavalier

Gil Scott Heron

Herbie Mann

Well thats a start I think

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Here is a list of "last hour" tunes played by Colin Curtis - probably up to 1977. Thirty Two years on it is interesting to see how many of these records still feature on many peoples wants lists - so much quality within this list.

Mamie Galore No Right To Cry

Ramsey And Co Love Call

Bobby Taylor There Are Roses Somewhere In This World

Paulette Reeves Jazz Freak

Dorothy Morrison I Cant Go On Without You

James Bynum Time Passes By

Lynn Vernado Wash And Wear Love

Ann Peebles If This Is Heaven

Diane Jenkins Tow a Way Zone

Diane Jenkins I Need You

The Nights Love Knocked You Down

Little Beaver Listen To My HeartBeat

Quadraphonics Betcha If You Check It Out

Bessie Banks Dont You Worry Baby

Stevens And Foster I Wanna Be Loved

Pete Warner I just Wanna Spend My Life

Herbert Hunter I Was Born To Love You

Barbara Hall You Brought It On Yourself

Arnold Jarvis Trying To Get Next To You

The Notations Think Before You Stop

Essex IV My Reaction To You

Bill Brandon The Streets Got My Lady

The Crow Your Autumn Of Tomorrow

Debbie Fleming Long Gone

Bobby Foster If You Ever Need A Friend

Boogie Man Orchestra Lady Lady Lady

Stanley Woodruff What Took You So Long

Danny Reed What Makes Her A Woman

Hosanna Hipit

Eddie Horan The Ups And Downs Of A Love Affair

Invitations Look On The Good Side

Johhny Balker Shy Guy

Soulvation Army Band Dancing On A Daydream

Imperial Wonders You Only Live Once

Jimmy Jones Aint Nothin Wrong Makin Love

Dooley Silverspoon Game Players

Crystal Motion Youre My Main Squeeze

Dave Love Baby Hard Times

Bobby Newton Shady Lady

Donny Gerrard He's Always Somewhere Around

Bo KirkLand Ruth Davis Youre Gonna Get Next To Me

Entertains Love Will Turn Around

Mark Putney Todays Man

Mandrill Never Die

InnerVision Honey Babe

Vessie Simmons I Cant Make It On My Own

John Bowie Youre Gonna Miss A Good Thing Baby

Chuck Stephens Lets Get Nasty

Universal Love Its You Girl

Jackie Moore Heart Be Still

Special Delivery This Kind Of Love

Sandra Richardson Stay With Me

Jean Carn If You Wanna Go Back

Darrow Fletcher We Need An Understanding

Margie Joseph Come On Back To Me Lover

Josie Jo Armstead I Got The Vibes

Newcomers The Whole World Is A Picture Show

Aristocrats Lets Get Together now

Spread Love Here I Go

Jeanie Tracy Making New Friends

Ultimate Girl Ive Been Trying To Tell You

Ty Karim Lighten Up

Lynn Varnado Wash And Wear Love

George Benson Supership

Celeste Hardy Youre Gone

Mel Williams Sweet Girl Of Mine

Joe Anderson You And I

Norman Connors / Philip Mitchell Once Ive Been There

Michael Henderson

Oscar Perry He Sent Me You

Oscar Perry I Got The Need

Oscar Perry Main String

Philly Devotions Just Cant Say GoodBye

MayBerry Movement I Can See Him Makin Love

Charen Cotton A Little Bit Of Love

Ronnie Walker Magics In The Air

Street People Never Get Enough

Pat Lundy PartyMusic

Jacky Beavers Trying To Get Back To You Girl

Almeta Lattimore These Memories

Notations Its All Right

Casanova Two We Got To Keep On

Hypnotics Beware Of A Stranger

Deniece Chandler Mama I Wish I Stayed At Home

Jimmy Holiday When Im Loving You

Frankie Newsome We Are On Our Way

Bill Harris Uptown Saturday Night

Don Renaldo Fiddlin Around (Pete Haigh Redit)

Lydia Marcelle Its Not Like You

Ann Byers Im So Happy About You

Minne Jones Shadow Of A Memory

Donnie Burkes Youlll Never Know What You Got

Windy City We Party Up In Yeah

Wales Wallace Somebody I Know

Wales Wallace Whatever You Want

Lost Family Blow My Mind

Prince George Wrong Crowd

Andre Maurice Youre The Cream Of The Crop

Jobell Orchestra Never Gonna Let You Go

Donald Byrd Think Twice

Johhny Hammond Los Consqistadors Chocolates

Dynamics We Need Love

Dee Dee Warwick Funny How We Change Places

Leroy Hutson Ella Weez

Total Eclipse You Took Took A Heart That Was Torn

Lou Courtney Somebody New Is Loving You

JB Bingham All Alone By The Telephone

CheckMates All Alone By The Telephone

Reason Why Step In My World

Corey Blake How Can I Go On Without You

Southside Movement Do It To Me

Beloyd Get Into My Life

Smoked Sugar 20th Century LP

Larry Saunders On The Real Side

Pleasure Let Me Be The One

Vibrations Shake It Up

TNJ'S Dont Forget About Me

Natural Four The Devil Made Me Do It

Don Downing Dreamworld

Dee Dee Sharp Happy Bout The Whole Thing

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Here is a list of "last hour" tunes played by Colin Curtis - probably up to 1977. Thirty Two years on it is interesting to see how many of these records still feature on many peoples wants lists - so much quality within this list.

Some crackers there Andy. Should be able to do an A-Z just from that list.

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Hi!

Tittle take its of the Kent compilation "Mecca Magic"

Norman Conors - Once i´ve been there

Michael henderson - Take me i´m yours

Marie green - Sorry, that number´s been disconected

Fresh Flavour - Without you baby, I´m a looser

The Futures - The way of a woman in love

Mel Williams - Sweet little girl of mine

Margie Evans - Waterfalls

Van Mccoy - Soul Improvisations

Cecil Homes - Soulful Love

Bobby Wilson - Soulful Love

Jimmy Norman - I want to make love you

Modulations - I can´t fight your love

Rena Scott - We can make it better

Phillys Hyman - Living inside your love

Cheers!!

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And who DJ'd there apart from the obvious ones.

Colin Curtis and I were the mainstay through the entire 1970s.

Me from November 1971 - November 1972, and then The Torch from November 1972 till April 1973, and then back after six months from July 1973 - July 1979

Colin April 1973 - March 1979.

Plus...

Tony Jebb - 1971 - 1972

Stuart Freeman - 1971

Billy The Kid - 1971

Les Cokell - 1971 - 1972 regularly, plus stood in for me any time I visited America right up to 1979

Bryan Wakelin - 1979

Pete Haigh - 1979

I don't think I've missed anyone else, but I'm sure Epic will remind me if I have.

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Some crackers there Andy. Should be able to do an A-Z just from that list.

A lot of the tunes listed were played were when the Mecca/Wigan feud was at its height - people accused the Highland Room of not playing soul music anymore - just "funky disco sh*te" - think the list says different !!

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A lot of the tunes listed were played were when the Mecca/Wigan feud was at its height - people accused the Highland Room of not playing soul music anymore - just "funky disco sh*te" - think the list says different !!

Thats an awesome list, looks like quality soul to me :wicked:

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Colin Curtis and I were the mainstay through the entire 1970s.

Me from November 1971 - November 1972, and then The Torch from November 1972 till April 1973, and then back after six months from July 1973 - July 1979

Colin April 1973 - March 1979.

Plus...

Tony Jebb - 1971 - 1972

Stuart Freeman - 1971

Billy The Kid - 1971

Les Cokell - 1971 - 1972 regularly, plus stood in for me any time I visited America right up to 1979

Bryan Wakelin - 1979

Pete Haigh - 1979

I don't think I've missed anyone else, but I'm sure Epic will remind me if I have.

Wasn't Keith Minshull involved at the Mecca around 71/72 & in 1979 Steve Naylor did some spinning with Bryan Wakelin.

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Wasn't Keith Minshull involved at the Mecca around 71/72 & in 1979 Steve Naylor did some spinning with Bryan Wakelin.

LIFE "TELL ME WHY"

TURN OF THE CENTURY "MONEY CAN'T"

RONNIE WALKER "YOU'VE GOT TO TRY HARDER"

SPICE "WHAT DO WE MEAN"

JOBELL"NEVER GONNA ETC"

WILL THINK OF MORE LATER.

WASN'T THE CARSTAIRS PLAYED THERE! :wicked:

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LIFE "TELL ME WHY"

TURN OF THE CENTURY "MONEY CAN'T"

RONNIE WALKER "YOU'VE GOT TO TRY HARDER"

SPICE "WHAT DO WE MEAN"

JOBELL"NEVER GONNA ETC"

WILL THINK OF MORE LATER.

WASN'T THE CARSTAIRS PLAYED THERE! :wicked:

DIDNT DO BLACKPOOL MECCA BUT LOVED THE MIXED MANCHESTER RITZ ALL-DAYERS, SEEM TO REMEMBER HEARING DONNA SUMMER 'I FEEL LOVE' FOR FIRST TIME THERE. OTHER STUFF I CAN REMEMBER IS

AQUARIAN DREAM - PHOENIX

KOOL & GANG - OPEN SESAME

EDDIE HOLMAN - NIGHT TO REMEMBER

THE KNIGHTS - WHEN YOU DROPPED YOUR GUARD

BRAINSTORM - LOVIN IS REALLY MY GAME

JOHNNY WILLIAMS - YOURE SOMETHING KIND OF MELLOW

JAMES WELLS - BABY IM STILL THE SAME MAN

THELMA HOUSTON - DONT LEAVE ME THIS WAY

SILVETTI - SPRING RAIN (BEST MECCA TUNE EVER !!!)

TO BE HONEST THOUGH CUDNT WAIT FOR THE 6TS TO COME ON AGAIN :shhh:

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Colin Curtis and I were the mainstay through the entire 1970s.

Me from November 1971 - November 1972, and then The Torch from November 1972 till April 1973, and then back after six months from July 1973 - July 1979

Colin April 1973 - March 1979.

Plus...

Tony Jebb - 1971 - 1972

Stuart Freeman - 1971

Billy The Kid - 1971

Les Cokell - 1971 - 1972 regularly, plus stood in for me any time I visited America right up to 1979

Bryan Wakelin - 1979

Pete Haigh - 1979

I don't think I've missed anyone else, but I'm sure Epic will remind me if I have.

Thank you, please excuse my ignorance, but how many DJs would have been on one evening for example?

P :wicked:

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Here is a list of "last hour" tunes played by Colin Curtis - probably up to 1977. Thirty Two years on it is interesting to see how many of these records still feature on many peoples wants lists - so much quality within this list.

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

Some great tunes in that list.

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THIS MIGHT BE OF INTEREST

Blackpool Mecca A brief history

Djs Colin Curtis/Ian Levine/Kev Roberts

Northern soul is the term used in the United Kingdom for a type of mid-tempo and uptempo heavy-beat soul music (of mainly African American origin) that was popularized in Northern England from the mid 1960s onwards. The term also refers to the associated dance styles and fashions that emanated from the Twisted Wheel club in Manchester and spread to other dancehalls and nightclubs, such as the Golden Torch (in Stoke-upon-Trent), the Highland Rooms at the Blackpool Mecca and the Wigan Casino. Northern soul dancing was usually athletic, resembling the later dance styles of disco and break dancing. Featuring spins, flips, and backdrops, the northern soul dancing style was inspired by the stage performances of visiting American soul acts.

Blackpool Mecca was opened in 1965 and at the time was at the cutting edge of night club entertainment. It could hold about three and a half thousand people, had a glitzy stage with a revolving bandstand and was capable of putting on a range of entertainments. In its heyday thousands used to flock to the Mecca from around the region, courtesy of the free coaches which the club provided. Unfortunately tastes in club entertainment began to change as smaller more intimate venues began to replace the massive dancehalls. By the early seventies its main hall was not opening to thousands but to dozens of punters. It was the same story in most other Tiffanies/Mecca buildings throughout the country. Blackpool however had one feature which the other clubs did not, a smaller dancehall known as the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Highland Room\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' above its main arena. It was this secondary room, which was set up as a rare soul venue, which kept the Mecca going long after the main room had fallen into decline.

The Highland Room continued to operate as a Rare Soul Venue from 1971 to 1979. In 1981 the Mecca closed completely having fallen into a state of disrepair due to lack of investment. During its time it played host to several major Soul acts including Isaac Hayes, Edwin Starr, The Chi-Lites and the Miracles. In Colin Curtis the club had a very dedicated and knowledgeable soul exponent but the main reason why the club became so important as a soul haven was its other DJ Ian Levine. Ian was the son of a wealthy local businessman and as such made regular trips to America at a time when transatlantic travel was much rarer than it is today. Whilst he was there Ian would spend his time searching through warehouses, record and junk shops looking for soul obscurities. It was through this process that he was able to gain access to music which was not available to anyone else. As a consequence any aficionado wanting to hear these records had no alternative other than to attend the Mecca. But it was also possible to buy amonts of records from him also and I remember several occasions doing so, one memorable time was buying 100 copies of the Carstairs ~ It really Hurts Me Girl and taking them back down to London where they wasnt able to sell but a year or so later they were changing hands for much moore money

Unfortunately for Ian and Colin they soon found themselves trying to compete with Wigan Casino which had opened its doors not many miles away. Wigan Casino always had one big advantage over the Mecca in that it had permission to remain open all night whilst the Mecca was restricted to normal club licensing hours. It was this attraction which probably wooed many punters away from the Mecca to its rival venue. They did attempt to fight the trend by holding \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'all-dayers\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' which generally started at mid-day and continued through till midnight which, although moderately successful, never seemed to appeal in quite the same way that the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'All-Nighters\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' did. Alot of the Mecca Crew would turn up at the Casino straight after the Highland room finished and arrived en masse to dance the remainder of the night away. To say that Mecca and the Casino were direct rivals is in many ways true, but in others they were complementary. A major difference was the club\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s music policies. Whereas Wigan was firmly rooted in R&B and predominantly from the Sixties the Mecca tried to keep abreast of newer releases which often included funkier influences. The clientele was also different both in the way they dressed and the way they danced. Many of the early die hard Soulies considered Mecca to have \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'sold out\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' because of its courtship of funk whereas Mecca considered the Wigan faithful to be soul dinosaurs still living in the past. These arguments led to the two camps becoming increasingly polarised and much subsequent bad feeling. . But there was also alot of us that appreciated both camps ~ true soulies!

Ian\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s courtship of funk might have been forgiven had he restricted himself to that activity, but his next step was to start producing records himself which were tailor-made for the Northern Soul Market. Some of his productions were pleasant enough but if we accept that \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Soul\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' music is a cultural expression of the hardships, the poverty, the discrimination that Black Americans have suffered then the question has to be asked, what credentials has a millionaire\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s son from Blackpool got to intrude? Ian began using the Mecca as breaking ground for his own material which caused many soul devotees to believe that what had once been hallowed territory was copping out to \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Disco Shite\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'. On the closure of Blackpool Mecca Ian Levine went on to produce \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Hi-Energy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' music and even pop bands such as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Take That\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'. He also made several cover versions of original Soul records with White Artists.

I have been on the Northern Soul scene for many years now as Promoter, Dj and total Freak and thought it was about time to give back a little of the sounds which has caused me so many sleepless nights.

So I have put together several torrents which were played at the different all ~ nighters around the countrty. And being smaller torrents are easier for you peeps to download. As well as my own tracks I have borrowed from several others to save the time of ripping them myself and painstakingly put together in these compillations.

( Thanks so very much guys ~ Keep The Faith!!)

These are several tracks which I personally associate with either the Highland Room at the Blackpool Mecca or The Ritz Ballrooms. But you may say \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' I heard this track played at such n such a place\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' , of course it was, but as this is a personal choice they are associated with these places to me. And as they are all totally brilliant anyway ~ stop moaning!

THIS IS NOT WRITTEN BY ME.

Chris :P

Edited by ChrisOD1964

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Epic - what a great list of timeless tunes many of which without The Mecca Establishment, would have or maybe - not even seen the light of day on these shores. True. :wave: .

Many on this list and others like Ronny Dyson - Lady In Red, Flaming King - Ho Happy Day and Jesse James - If You What A Love Affair, were propelled to greater reactivation status years later. Without which may I add, I would have never got to see IMHO the best performance in the soul room at Southport Weekenders - the great "Jesse James".

Thank you. :P .

Nick.

Here's another couple missed or not already mentioned ;

Ruby Andrews - (Got To Get Off This) Merry Go Round (ABC)

Windy City - Hey Its Over (Warner Bros or Innovation ...... what ever the spelling)

The Newcomers - Keep An Eye On Your Close Friend (Truth)

Edd Tibes - Best Shot (Sound Gems)

Brown Sugar - Game Is Over (Capital)

Sam Dees - Fragile Handle With Care (uk CBS)

Fantastic Johnny C - Dont Depend On Me (Philly LA)

Bits And Pieces - Smoke Stream (Nasco)

Edited by Nick Harrison

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Epic - what a great list of timeless tunes many of which without The Mecca Establishment, would have or maybe - not even seen the light of day on these shores. True. :wave: .

Many on this list and others like Ronny Dyson - Lady In Red, Flaming King - Ho Happy Day and Jesse James - If You What A Love Affair, were propelled to greater reactivation status years later. Without which may I add, I would have never got to see IMHO the best performance in the soul room at Southport Weekenders - the great "Jesse James".

Thank you. :P .

Nick.

Sums it all up for me with Gil Scott Heron - "The Bottle". Think everyone will agree that it is now accepted as a Northern Soul anthem. It can also be called Jazz - Funk & even Disco classic. No other club (or DJs up north) apart from The Mecca would risk or "break" a record like that back then.

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Sums it all up for me with Gil Scott Heron - "The Bottle". Think everyone will agree that it is now accepted as a Northern Soul anthem. It can also be called Jazz - Funk & even Disco classic. No other club (or DJs up north) apart from The Mecca would risk or "break" a record like that back then.

i THINK YOU COULD SAY IT WAS PLAYED ALL OVER AT ITS HEIGHT OF POPULARITY. (WHAT i CAN REMEMBER ANYWAY) WHOOPS DIDNT MEAN TO SHOUT!!

p :P

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i THINK YOU COULD SAY IT WAS PLAYED ALL OVER AT ITS HEIGHT OF POPULARITY. (WHAT i CAN REMEMBER ANYWAY) WHOOPS DIDNT MEAN TO SHOUT!!

p :P

Believe me it took quite a time to be generally accepted after its initial spin at The Mecca.

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Thank you, please excuse my ignorance, but how many DJs would have been on one evening for example?

P :P

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 :wave:

Julian

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Believe me it took quite a time to be generally accepted after its initial spin at The Mecca.

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

Malc Burton

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Chuck Stephens - lets get nasty

Natural 4 - devil made me do it

Herbie Mann - Waterbed

Candi Staton - Young hearts

Lolleatts Holloway - i know where etc.....

Loads more of that ilk..later stuff....

Only place where you could hear George Blackwell followed by Milton Hamliton -Love supreme.

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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

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No mention of Snoopy Dean/King Sporty/Boby Franklin - accidental omissions or guilty pleasures?

I'll nail my colours to the flag, I loved them! They did become a bit of a focus as I recall in the Mecca/Wigan feud (what a nonsense that was) but let's not forget that Lou Edwards "Talking 'bout poor folks" was played there in '74 but it took the rest of the scene years to pick up on it, the same with Prince George. And what about Trammps "Hold back the night" when it was played off the album? that was a Mecca spin for sure!

At risk of flattering ego's (and I did the Mecca, Wigan and Cleethorpes - though I did miss the first pier all nighter) it was a far reaching and intelligent policy at the mecca with (IMO) the best of both worlds being played. And lets not forget, a lot of current plays were originally played and weren't strong enough to make it at the time.

I always loved going to the Mecca, it always seemed to be a real 'event'. Thanks to Ian & Colin.

Best,

RB

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Chuck Stephens - lets get nasty

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just bought this ....hope its a goodie

Great record - a fantastic piece of "slip & slide" soul - one of my fave tunes ever from The Highland Room.

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Soulful Disco ! , nice list epic :lol:

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Thanks - but it is a list compiled by Colin himself- doesn't even touch what was played between 71 & 74/75 (Northern soul's glory years) by Colin, Ian & the rest of The Highland Room DJs

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A few more from me :lol:

Liberty - Girl ,You better wake up

Grace Jones - Sorry

Deodata -Peter Gunn

Bobby Womack - Home is where the heart is

Southside Movement - Do it to me

Heartstoppers - Brainwashed by love

Side Effect - Always there

Debra Anderson - Funny how we've changed places

Ursula Dudziac - Papaya

Betty Baker - Marching out of your life

Lee Ritenour - A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Originals - Down to love town

Carl Graves - Heart be still

Vernon Burch - Frame of mind

Pop a Groove - Dance your ass off

Rimshots - Do what you feel

Roberta Kelly - Troublemaker

Catch - Mr nice guy

DC Larue - Cathedrals

Van McCoy - Jet setting

Clarence Carter - If it don't fit don't force it

Pat Lundy - Party music

Starbright - The language of love

Third Point - Spirit

Miami - Kill that roach

Lamont Dozier - Going back to my roots

Steve Mc

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A few more from me :lol:

Liberty - Girl ,You better wake up

Grace Jones - Sorry

Deodata -Peter Gunn

Bobby Womack - Home is where the heart is

Southside Movement - Do it to me

Heartstoppers - Brainwashed by love

Side Effect - Always there

Debra Anderson - Funny how we've changed places

Ursula Dudziac - Papaya

Betty Baker - Marching out of your life

Lee Ritenour - A little bit of this and a little bit of that

Originals - Down to love town

Carl Graves - Heart be still

Vernon Burch - Frame of mind

Pop a Groove - Dance your ass off

Rimshots - Do what you feel

Roberta Kelly - Troublemaker

Catch - Mr nice guy

DC Larue - Cathedrals

Van McCoy - Jet setting

Clarence Carter - If it don't fit don't force it

Pat Lundy - Party music

Starbright - The language of love

Third Point - Spirit

Miami - Kill that roach

Lamont Dozier - Going back to my roots

Steve Mc

Great list Steve. - All those in Red are so special to me.

Now then, where are my tapers, mohair jumper & plastic sandals ?

Cheers

Andy

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Chuck Stephens - lets get nasty

Natural 4 - devil made me do it

Herbie Mann - Waterbed

Candi Staton - Young hearts

Lolleatts Holloway - i know where etc.....

Loads more of that ilk..later stuff....

Only place where you could hear George Blackwell followed by Milton Hamliton -Love supreme.

Some great lists Candi Staton (always thought that was more than a pop record)

We used to stock up on new releases from this era at Ralph Tees record bar at the

Ritz alldayers

Two more

Body Shop Clifford Curry Buddah

Phyllis Hyman Baby I'm gonna love you New Moon

Bumpin n' Stompin Garland Green Spring

Sending My Best Wishes Garland Green Spring

What Goes Up Tyrone Davis Dakar

I could go on and on and...........

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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's changed much, has it mate?

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Here is a list of "last hour" tunes played by Colin Curtis - probably up to 1977. Thirty Two years on it is interesting to see how many of these records still feature on many peoples wants lists - so much quality within this list.

Interesting list , I didnt know this was a Mecca tune

John Bowie Youre Gonna Miss A Good Thing Baby

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Now then, where are my tapers, mohair jumper & plastic sandals ?

Cheers

Andy

Dunno , but if you find them you'll probably find your whistle . whistling.gif

Just realised I missed out one of my all time faves

Sidney Thomas - Look, Let's make a love - Parallel

Steve Mc

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First night I went to The Mecca , September 1972 , I heard Paul Humphrey - Cochise , Margo Thunder - The Soul of a woman , and The Present - Many's the slip .Legendary venue , so missed .........Best,Eddie

Margo Thunder & Paul Humphrey weren't released until 1974.

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Some great lists Candi Staton (always thought that was more than a pop record)

We used to stock up on new releases from this era at Ralph Tees record bar at the

Ritz alldayers

Two more

Body Shop Clifford Curry Buddah

Phyllis Hyman Baby I'm gonna love you New Moon

Bumpin n' Stompin Garland Green Spring

Sending My Best Wishes Garland Green Spring

What Goes Up Tyrone Davis Dakar

I could go on and on and...........

I played Candi Statons LP to death on release. Brill.

P smile.gif

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Some great lists Candi Staton (always thought that was more than a pop record)

We used to stock up on new releases from this era at Ralph Tees record bar at the

Ritz alldayers

Two more

Body Shop Clifford Curry Buddah

Phyllis Hyman Baby I'm gonna love you New Moon

Bumpin n' Stompin Garland Green Spring

Sending My Best Wishes Garland Green Spring

What Goes Up Tyrone Davis Dakar

I could go on and on and...........

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

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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

Hi was CE ever released? Anyone for Black Nasty -Cut your motor off?

Starbright - language of love,,,,,sound clip ? On Dore i think?

Edited by KevH

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minsh deffo did mecca

I can remember reading that article when it first came out I got a Jesse Fisher from soul bowl the following day, Colin (Dilnot) got a Lou Edwards sometime later Memories

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So, can anyone contribute?

Anyone? And who DJ'd there apart from the obvious ones.

Thanks

P

I Posted this a few years ago on ANS....

Back in 77/78 I compiled this tape of my Mecca favourites -

if I remember rightly the criteria was that I had heard them personnally so it is not definitive in any way, just stuff I loved (and still do) played circa 76/77 -

Side A

'You Take My Heart Away' - Laura Green - Epic

'A Man Can't Be A Man' - Bill Coday - Epic

'You're Messing Up A Good Thing' - Heywood Cash - Epic

'You Got To Use What You Got' - Ann Sexton - Sound Stage Seven

'I Can Make It On My Own' - Vessie Simmons - Simco

'I Want To Be Love' - Stevens & Foster - Jerri

'Shake It Shake It - Willie Hutch - Motown

'I Need You Girl' - Three Pieces - Fantasy

'Don't You Worry Bay The Best Is Yet To Come' - Bessie Banks- Quality

'Come On With It' - Clarence Reid - Alston

'Mr Weatherman' - Water & Power - Fantasy

'Laid Back Love' - Major Harris - WMOT

'Let' Get Nasty- Chuck Stephens - East Coast

'The Streets Got My Lady' - Bill Brandon - Piedmont

Side B

'You Ought To Be Having Fun' - Tower Of Power - Columbia

'Cherchez La Femme' - Dr Buzzard - RCA

'Don't Leave Me Hanging When I Hang Up' - Street People - Vigor

'Body Heat' - James Brown - Polydor

'If You Wanna Go Back' - Jean Carn - PI

'Hit & Run' - Loleatta Holloway - Salsoul

'Just Got To Be More Careful' - Carolyn Crawford - PI

'Home Is Where The Heart Is' - Bobby Womack - Columbia

'Trying To Love Two- William Bell - Mercury

'Maintain' - Steve Marshall- Reynolds

'You're Gonna Get Next To Me ' - Bo & Ruth - Claridge

Mike

Edited by Mike Lofthouse

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A lot of the tunes listed were played were when the Mecca/Wigan feud was at its height - people accused the Highland Room of not playing soul music anymore - just "funky disco sh*te" - think the list says different !!

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!

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Hi was CE ever released? Anyone for Black Nasty -Cut your motor off?

Starbright - language of love,,,,,sound clip ? On Dore i think?

the "other" Johnny Baker - Operator,operator.

Jimmy Mack - a womans hard to understand.

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I don't often post but this thread has got me interested as I went to the Highland room mid 75 to the end. Anyway these are a few tracks I recall that I don't think have yet been posted.

Last Hour

George Benson - The World Is A Ghetto

Marlena Shaw - Go Away Little Boy

Ramsey Lewis - Spring High

Rest Of The Night.

Nite-Liters - K Gee

Doris Jones - No Way Out

Bobby Womack - I Don't Know

Bang Gang - Who Said Honkies Aint Got Soul

Linda Clifford - You Are You Are

Sisters Love - Learning To Trust My Man

James Wells - Still The Same Man

Fat Larrys Band - Centre City

Crown Heights Affair - Sexy Ways

Lawrence Hilton Jacobs - Time Machine

Its great reading the list printed by everyone, Ill have to look through the record box for some more.

Rob.

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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)

Edited by tony parker

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