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Mr Fred

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    Been into soul since the early 60's collecting records and visited most venues to name but a few Lord Jims,Hifi,Bin lid,uke club,Tiffs wkfld&halfx,Bay horse,leeds central  pendulum,Torch,vavas,okehclub,Casino,blckpool mecca,,mnchstr ritz,cleethorpes peer/wintergdns Morecambe pier  Brighouse Ritz Corner pocket Empress Mexboro  Drax,kgb,samanthas sheffield, and more. dj'd at various clubs leeds  central,Brannigans leeds,RitzBrghse,Longfield suite,Drax soulclub,Empress ballroom,Bankhall miners club,Knottingley town hall ,Kellingley social club Metrodome Barnsley Co promoted Coach house Wakefield and For almost 13 yrs co promoter of the Frobisher suite wakefield alongside Jacque,Val and Dave Box. Highlights over the years co promoting Live appearence of Jackie Ross and syl Johnson both awsome. Love dancing, Dj ing, the scene and nice people I've had the pleasure to meet.

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  1. What a fantastic tribute to Andy, A big thanks to Dave for giving us photos from the early days to recent. R.I.P. Andy Fred Ward
  2. Really Sad news, will agree with all that's been said and then some. Used to see him at the Mecca and at VaVa's with Kegsy. Last saw Andy a couple of years ago at one of the Leeds Central All dayers. R.I.P. Andy.
  3. Good to hear that Chalky, especially if it continues after lockdown. Personally i dont do nighters anymore, fast approaching the big 70. Regards Fred Ward.
  4. come on, When did any promotors work together. It never happened and It never will. Too full of their own importance not willing to talk to rival promotors. But I suppose its a human thing. When two allnighters are in close proximity then the soulies have a choice which nighter to go to and usually splits the numbers and doesnt do any venue any good.
  5. Keith Mr "Kingspinner" Really Sad to hear of Keith passing. An inspiration to us all and played a big part in the Soul Scene. Condolences go out to Keiths Family R.I.P. Keith Fred & Jacque Ward.
  6. Very Sad to hear,Dave has been on the scene for many years a true friend always had time to speak.he will be always in our hearts.Condolences to Dave's family R.I.P. Dave. Jacque & Fred Ward
  7. In these times of lockdown it's really nice to hear stories taking us back to our youth. It's exactly what we need,great to read all the stories of the clubs and what we used to get up to ,the characters on the scene and times that touched us individually and that you will hear a soul sound somewhere that will trigger the old memory cells and in an instant you will be teleported back in time and on your way to a nighter,Maybe the Torch, Blackpool Mecca, The Pendulum in Manchester and of course many more .Those moments are priceless. God bless all those who are no longer with us and those that
  8. I'm gonna run away from you was championed by the Northern soul Scene at the time in particular the Wheel crowd. This is how the record got into the charts and resulting in Tami appearing on BBC's Top Of The Pops. R.I.P. Tami. Fred Ward.
  9. Very sad News, Tony was a legend and truly inspirational. R.I.P. Fred Ward.
  10. How about Makin' up Time, The Holidays or the Only way is up,Otis Clay. Regards Fred.
  11. OMG Very sad to hear this news. Geno was a really good friend of my late brother Rob Ward R.I.P. and used to see him at the Cleethorpes pier/Winter gardens All nighters. I also new him,he was ever so polite and humble. Always was happy to be able to walk with us on the same side of the street. At the time was not allowed in South Africa. He used to tell us his Dad ran a Cane furniture busines called Mmanto Shikane and exported cane furniture all over the world.. Geno came over to the UK to have a good education. Loved Northern Soul and was a really good dancer as it was in his blood. R.I.P. Ge
  12. The four vandals:- The wrong Side of town was tailored by Ian Levine and yes it was controversial. Liked by some and not liked by others.Personally I think it's a good Soul Sound. If you think it is good, you need to listen to the record by The Four Vandals :- A big Strong Love in my heart this is a brilliant sound and by far better than the wrong side of town. Regards Fred.
  13. I would have thought that a well seasoned "Soulie" would have various dance steps/styles to suit all types of Soul music be it slow-mid tempo or up tempo. There are however some Motown records that we always considered to be commercial music,like 3rd finger left hand by Martha & the Vandellas which we wouldn't dance to. On the flipside a Motown record again by Martha & the Vandellas record Heatwave we found it impossible to sit down to! Another example is needle in a haystack by the Velvelettes that we wouldn't dance too as we again found it too commercial, too mainstream andmaybe n
  14. Maybe its a case of don't double deck and when one dj has finished his/her spot lock the record box. Then the next dj unlocks their box and can't put 30 records by accident into their box. I dont understand how a dj would have space in their record box to fit 30 records i would have thought they would be quite full given that you dont want your records loose, flying about in transit. Using a small record box like they were back in the day is a big risk as its very easy to be picked up. You need an aluminium box that holds 200 to 300 thats quite heavy so difficult to carry off and if it happens

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