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  1. Dayo

    Sunday Times 1976

    Not one single person blocked up in those pics then!
  2. Loved the venue. Heard so many great record for the first time there. All the big name DJ's played there. Good times.
  3. Dayo

    Aretha gravely ill

    It doesn't look too good does it? It will be another sad day soon, I'm afraid....
  4. Dayo

    Betty LaVette - Edinburgh

    What a shame. I missed the email. Wife’s birthday. Disaster. What happened on Jools Holland?
  5. Dayo

    Betty LaVette - Edinburgh

    And I’ve just turned up to to see her but it’s canclled. gutted.
  6. Edwin basically grabs it by the bollocks.
  7. Dayo

    How the hell is this not massive??

    That Devonns track is a belter isn't it?
  8. Dayo

    How the hell is this not massive??

    Played at the Wheel and others, but an absolute belter for sure.
  9. Dayo

    A Showstoppers Pictorial ...

    Imagine if it hadn't charted! Surely this would have been the monster of all monsters?
  10. Exactly! People have all kinds of negative associations with the term disco, but that's how my bro-in-law called it who was a regular DJ on the Midlands Soul Scene in the late 60's early 70's. . For myself I was pleased as punch to find my first rare "disco" record in 1971. Ironically it was Chubby Checker's (at the) Discotheque, but that's just a co-incidence, it could easily have been the Invitations, Timmy Willis, Dobie Gray etc.
  11. Years ago I had a trawl through my old copies of Blues & Soul to try and find when the term started to be used. In all honesty I can't recall the result, but it's probably much later than most people think. In 72 there were tons of references to the North, usually in John Abbey's snidey record reviews; "Here's yet another forgettable record that's sure to find favour in Northern discos" etc. There was the Northern Soul Club, of course - but I think that was a little later (forget who was behind that now).
  12. The scene - yes that rings a bell. "So-and-so is on the scene - do you know him?" etc.
  13. Before that term started being bandied about they were simply known as soul records, or, believe it or not, "disco records".
  14. Dayo


    Yes. I was there and remember it clearly. Sounded amazing on that lovely sound system there. I don’t recall that it split the crowd anything like as much as Shake and Bump or Don’t Depend On Me.
  15. Dayo

    surprised by your own collection?

    Actually I found a big handful of stuff while clearing out my late Mum's house just this weekend. Maybe 20 or 30 records I'd stashed there 40 years ago. My heart was pounding a weenie bit faster. Some of the labels and artists looked so promising but I couldn't remember any of them too well. "Oooh - here's a couple by the Saphires that I don't recall.... this one by the Sydels looks promising... hmmmm almost unplayed..... and what's this on a Philly label by the Relations? Hang on a sec... here's a few old reggae tunes on UK labels..." Couldn't wait to get home and play them. That's when it became obvious exactly why I'd left them at Mum's house all those years ago. Obviously I thought they were all crap in '74. Time had not been kind to any of them!!! Ah well.....Maybe there'll be an Eddie Parker in the attic!


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