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    Rory Gallagher
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    Soul music, Movies, videogames
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    Newton Aycliffe
  • Top Soul Sound
    Tobi Legend "Time Will Pass You By" (loved it way before it was 3 before 8!)

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  1. jim g

    Jimmy James - A Man Like Me

    Jimmy James “A Man Like Me” was played at the Torch, I was there. I then bought it from Record Corner the week after I heard it. It was originall release on Stateside and then re realeased on EMI due to its popularity.
  2. jim g

    Top Dancers Early Casino Days & Other Venues

    Yep, guess we must have. Kev Joss still lives in Newton Aycliffe. I moved away in the 70t's ad came back 6 years ago. Geoff Miller, Titch Farlowe, John Potts (Pottsy) John Howard (Howard) Dave Brown (Rocko), Andy Greeener and many others we are all still in touch and most live near here. I used to dance in the same spot as Gethro. I never took any drugs and danced nearly all night. I was well know for doing the Russian Cossack (no hands on the floor) no-one else could it.
  3. jim g

    Top Dancers Early Casino Days & Other Venues

    I am from Newton Aycliffe. Everyone knows me as Rory
  4. jim g

    Top Dancers Early Casino Days & Other Venues

    I remember Janey Nichols we were pals and she even sent me a bottle of brut as a birthday pressie. She is on the cover of Footsee. She won the competition on rhe 2nd anniversary and the prize was £50. Is she still around?
  5. jim g

    Instrumentals of 1974

    the album you might be remembering could be this one https://www.discogs.com/The-Detroit-Sound-Introducing-The-Detroit-Sound/release/3966771 Tears of a Clown got played locally
  6. jim g

    Comedy Sale Of The Day

    lla Vann on JM £412 with two weesw to go WTF!! https://www.raresoulman.co.uk/ila-vann-you-made-me-this-way-my-mother-said-p-i-p-8933.html
  7. Yep it did, but my point was to illustrate it is churlish to pick on one record or venue and lambast it for playing non "soul" records. Indeed, at least 20% all records I have tracked over the last 46 years are by non soul artists. Sone were awful IMHO, but that is just opinion. Back to the topic, if NS had not become an icon name, maybe it wouldn't be so popular in the mainstream, as they do like their labels for music.. and to try and described the "scene" or "movement" without a label might have tricky!
  8. Easy to pick on that, but in reality the scene has ALWAYS played white mod/pop records. Big sounds at the Wheel (then Torch and Mecca) featured many "non soul" records. Julian Covey, Guy Darrell, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Spencer Davis, Barbara Mills, Wayne Gibson, etc etc etc etc. way before the Casino was open. My understanding is Dave Godin was referring to records that sold to customers in the north as the demand for sixties dance tunes was high. In the early days, few if any new releases from the USA got played, and most UK spins were long since deleted.
  9. When I was a lad we simply referred to it as "the scene" back in 1972. And people would ask if you were "on the scene". This was how we referred to it Newton Aycliffe Youth Centre anyway..
  10. jim g

    YOUR AUTUMN OF TOMORROW

    As promised (although a bit late!), here is Dave Godin's review of The Crow in the February 1974 issue of Black Music
  11. jim g

    YOUR AUTUMN OF TOMORROW

    I have the copy of Black Music with Dave Godins review. I will scan and post it on here later today.
  12. jim g

    Comedy Sale Of The Day

    Sad thing is in 20 years or so no one will know the difference as most of use will be dancing in heaven...
  13. Humphrey Stomp on wand
  14. jim g

    Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    the only good thing about the video was too see that the FW 45 appears to still be in the UK. The rest was meh.. IMHO.
  15. jim g

    Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    yep that was the one. JM sold auctioned it a few years ago


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