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About sandi

  • Birthday 10/10/1959

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  • Public Real Name
    Alexandra Harpin
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    west midlands
  • Top Soul Sound
    mickey moonshine
  1. sandi

    Playlists, Or The Lack Of Them

    could'nt agree more
  2. I have always loved this photo of Paul and Helen, god it really brings it home to me that she is no longer with us, love you and miss you Helen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  3. Ian what a beautiful tribute, words chosen lovingly that only you could convey to a truely special lady, I wish l'd known Helen in the early days of the "cats" but alas l was too young then, all l know is that l did know her and was proud of that fact. I had to smile where you refer to Helen as the "maternal soul mother", because l know this was so true, many a time she had to take me and Jennifer in hand and threaten to bang our heads together lol. I also remember the dark days of the mid 80's musically speaking, if it had'nt been for you Helen and Paul (Harpo) Wolverhampton would not have had a "Soul-Scene", you all where the driving force and the pioneers for what survives to-day. Helen was indeed a star shining bright on the scene, everything about her set her way above the rest, and as for her dancing ability Helen was unique........"THE QUEEN OF THE GO-GO". It was a very sad day the day the Earth lost her, But Heaven is so much more richer for her being there, I just hope she does'nt hog all the floor space because when l get there l want a bit of room to keep on keeping on. God Bless you Ian, our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Sandi and Paul xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  4. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Conversations That Bring A Smile To Your Face. Posted by sandi, 05 October 2009 · There is only 1 Smokey I think that many of us on the soul scene know the name Smokey from Wolverhampton, he never fails to disappoint, he's larger than li... View full article
  5. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Venues, Birthdays, Weddings, Betrayal Most Horrid. Posted by sandi, 08 October 2010 · Along this road of life no matter what background we all as individuals have, no matter what our gender, race,views,loves and dislikes, We will encounter m... View full article
  6. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Prestatyn Starts Here, Well It Does For Me And Harpo Anyway Posted by sandi, 11 March 2009 · Endless mountains of ironing now eventually come to an end,and all this in preparation for Prestatyn weekender. We are really looking forward to t... View full article
  7. Acting as Harpo's secretary , here is his playlist from Saturdays event at Nuneatons Co-op. Bobby McClure "You Got Me baby". Jackie Wilson "I've Lost You" Duke Browner "Crying Over You" Precisions "If This Is Love" Bunny Sigler "Follow Your Heart" Frankie Loveman Crocker "Ton Of Dynamite" Benny Troy "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" Skullsnaps "My Hang Up Is You" Flaming Emeralds "Have Some Everybody" Crystal Motion "You're My Main Squeeze" Jnr Walker "I Ain't Going Nowhere" Smokey & The Miracles "Whole Lot Of Shaking Going On" Donald Height "Talk Of The Grapevine" Oscar Toney Jnr "Ain't That True Love" Richard Temple "That Beating Rythm" Furys "I'm Satisfied With You" The Belles "Don't Pretend" Darrow Fletcher "What Good Am I Without You" Deon Jackson "Thats What you do to me" JJ Barnes "Please Let Me" Milton Wright "I Belong To you" Darrell Banks "I'm The One Who Loves You".
  8. What a great night, music,venue,people, what more is there!!!, arriving at about 8pm as we like to be at any venue from the start and stay to the end (pair of diehards that we are). Mark and a few others milling around were there to greet us, yet it did'nt take long before others followed in our footsteps, the place steadily began to fill up, as so did the dance floor. I was pleasently suprised throughout the night to hear the odd great record or two that l had'nt heard in maybe 30+ years, reminds you that there are still great underplayed records and some (never played , deserve to be played fantastic records out there ). Stacey did the business and set the venue on fire, once the feet were on that floor, on the whole thats were they stay as track after track set the dance floor up for the next DJ to keep the momentum going. Fay Jones being that next DJ did just that, and to think how nervous she had been before her spot.... if she still was while doing her spot it certainly did'nt show, fantastic full hour of pure dance beat music, it kept me on the floor, and thats saying something these days !!. Harpo followed Fay and yet again another hour followed with equal excellence in musical taste and again keeping the dancers on that floor...............................Now thats a refreshing site to behold, a dance floor full of happy paying punters being where they long to be on the DANCE FLOOR.....DANCING . Chris King was next, the original promoter of Hinckley Leisure Centre All-Niter, and still the dancers carried on , then Mark Freeman, Dave Evison (played a fav of mine "Jodie Mathis- Dont You Care Anymore), Rob Smith ( who played "New York In The Dark - The Ad-Libs"...Great record one l once owned and alas sold, yet no sense in crying over spilt milk .Anyway, Mark did the last bit just to finish the night off. Oh What A Night.
  9. If l'm honest, l was'nt really overly enthusiastic about going lastnight, not because l don't enjoy this venue because l do, just felt too tired after working all day and the thought of getting ready filled me with dread........us women are a undecisive breed when it comes to what to wear, applying the old slap, arranging our hair into some sort of fashion that looks half decent ( in our opinions ), even though the old man assures us we look fantastic . I knew it meant a lot to Paul (Harpo) because he was booked to do a DJ spot, so after soaking my sore feet and giving them a good old massage l made my way upstairs to get ready. Arrangements had also been made with Mark Freeman to give us a lift, so knowing that l was the only fly in the ointment, l stopped feeling sorry for myself and just got on with it.....and l'm glad l did because it turned out to be one of the best nights of the new year for me, not forgetting to mention also for all of my favorite people, venue's are made so much more enjoyable when the crowd is right. Samantha's is a two room venue, and usually l do wander from one room and back to the other during the course of the night, but not last night, if l was'nt outside fagging it and verballing my poor mate's ( and yes some people who l'd never met before), l was in the small room enjoying the top quality music that was coming out of the speakers. We did'nt get to Sams until about 11.45 ish, by that time l think 2 DJ's had already been on and we were told they had done excellent spots, Anton was into his set when l entered the room, and l can honestly say it was the best set l'd ever heard him play, He played a record l did'nt recognise,yet l thought it was pretty fantastic , l went to find out what it was , Anton claimed it was an old Stafford record, l went to most Stafford Niters yet l could'nt place it, so now thanks to Anton l'm on a mission to obtain a copy - Virgil Murray's Tomorrows Yesterday- "I Still Care" . Eddy B followed Anton, and he also delivered the goods, Harpo being next after him, he has put his play list on the forum, but just to mention some that l love - JJ Barns "Chains Of love", Fantastic Four "Pinpoint It Down", ******* Top star rated Al Hudson & The Soul Partners "When You're Gone", Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose "Big Time Lover", Sensations "Lonely World" and Darrow Fletcher "What Good Am I Without You". Ian James to finish a night of what l can only describe as "Musical Perfection".....IMHO. He played a Oscar Perry release on silver Mercury, that both Paul (Harpo) nor l had heard before.... l suppose that one also will be added to our collection....we will never be rich . Many thanks to all who made this night one to remember, the promoters, DJ's, and mainly the people in attendance showing their respect and appreciation by getting up and dancing their feet off. A special thankyou to Mark Freeman for his kindness of getting us there and back safely, also to Ian, for his terrible navigation skills, but very skillful entertaining banter. And last but not least thanks to Alex and Terry for their hospitallity. WHAT A GREAT NIGHT, CAN'T WAIT TO DO IT ALL AGAIN. Sandi x
  10. sandi

    Michael Mcdonald

    Yes so do l, it's one of the great's imho.
  11. sandi

    Dave Shaw And Wagsy;s 50Th

    Yes it was a great night with many old friends turning up to Celebrate Dave and Wagsy's 50th birthdays ,100 years collectively. Both the lads let their hair down (both still have hair, thats an acheivement for most guys at 50 ), and really enjoyed the night. Congratulations to you both, you are in our club now . Love you both, Sandi xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  12. sandi

    s5001283

    Brian Chigley...... cant wait for the mrs to take the dog for a walk tomorrow so he can play some records......you know you'er welcome to come on over to our place and play some !
  13. sandi

    s5001285

    Paul Hargrove aka Hargy......or some of you may know him on ss as Nomad.......me l call him Gonad lol
  14. sandi

    s5001288

    This is my old mucka Shute, l love this guy to bit's , he's the only person on the scene who say's "l'm the most sane and sensible person on the scene he know's " oh god bless him lol
  15. sandi

    s5001289

    Two of the nicest guy's on the scene, Snowy and Bod.


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