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  1. paul-s


    Nothing took its place it merely went underground after Wigan closed and has been going ever since. You just needed to look for it. Really make sure you do some real research and don't buy all the myths that are floating around and perpetuated on the scene (there are many, even down to the coining of the term!). Wigan was good, but Stafford, KGB, Parr Hall, Cleethorpe's and many other clubs were brilliant too. The 100 club is still going, far outlasting all other clubs right on Oxford Road in London. UK, Japan, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Italy, Russia, Australia, Brazil and more, have all have continued to develop thriving scenes full of young participants....please don't go for the easy article as is normally wheeled out...baggy trousers, Wigan, 4/4 beats, heydays, acrobatics, etc. A scene that has lasted nearly five decades is obviously full of complexities , nuances and a long and varied history and deserves delving into conscientiously for such an article....good luck best Paul
  2. paul-s

    Late 70's Jazz Funk Scene

    Palais downstairs and Cleethorpes Winter Gardens upstairs late seventies
  3. Hi Paul, any idea when this was (roughly)? cheers Paul-s
  4. Thanks for the information...
  5. I have just read a paper that challenges the myth that Dave Godin originated the Term Northern Soul in 1970 or 1971 as is often stated in accounts such as the one below. "The phrase "Northern soul" emanated from the record shop Soul City in Covent Garden, London, which was run by journalist Dave Godin.[3]It was first publicly used in Godin's weekly column in Blues & Soul magazine in June 1970.[4]" The article I just read says that he didn't use it until 1973 Question: Does anyone have a copy of anything before 1973 where Godin used the term Northern Soul? Thanks Paul-S
  6. Used to buy them up and give them to mates, saying it should be sampled! Great tune....crazy prices..
  7. Can anyone help with release dates on these: Lovations, Drifting Offshore, Cap City (later Baby flip) Jerri Jackson, I Can Almost Believe, Parallax The Illusions, Just an Illusion, Freedom Records Jonathan Capree, Gonna Build Me A Mountain, Ox Bow Campbell, Sammy I Never Thought, Queen City Sheila Wilmer, Look at Your Soul, Whole Soul, Also I used to own this, but my age is unforgiving and i cannot remember who it is, label etc? Is it the Sun Lovers? All help much appreciated..... 10 Main Street Shuffle.-wav.wav
  8. paul-s

    Happy Birthday Joan

    Happy Birthday Joan!xx
  9. Well, people 'used' to travel to hear dj's because those dj's had 45's that were unique and defined their unique sets. When we used to book DJ"s it was because we wanted to hear what 'they' wanted to play, share and dance to themselves', their unique sharing of 'soul'. Reading this it seems there is a 'smashy nice' type perspective where you hire a DJ (like the old school type who do weddings and funerals) and the DJ plays what the crowd wants, or rather 'know'. I guess this can be traced back to Mr Ms and oldies nights at Wigan. Still, it tends to rotate around the same menu of records that frankly become very boring, very quickly. I remember leafleting at three separate events one night and hearing the same rota of tunes in each one....like some kind of Groundhog day experience. Not for me, but some feel cosy in that environment which is fair enough. However, to pontificate on DJ-ing as a jobbing thing on the scene is i guess a sign of the times, but not a good one. Thank god Butch and a school of others still evolve and add to the scenes musical development, as a love and passion rather than as a job.
  10. Thanks. Outstanding piece of work and one of the only people narrating the history of the post-Casino years of the underground Northern Soul scene. A period that contributed so much and is too often overlooked by lazy media researchers or deliberately forgotten by those who are economical with the historical truth about the scene in interviews and memoirs. Mind you, its often the case that they just weren't there, they had abandoned ship, so had and have no idea still. Still, no excuse for trying to wipe it from history and pretend that the scene died when the Casino closed its doors, only to re-emerge this century. Important work mate and well done.
  11. Well, I never! I am probably way behind the commodity curve, but just spotted this wonderous item. A stocking filler for the loyal 'old guard' or new adherents! What a conundrum, the amazing world of Northern Soul just gets more mystifying by the day... Now heres a few starters for ten: "Many's the slip, twixt the cup and the ---?" What venomous reptile was duplicitous in Al Wilson's Northern Soul classic? Which of the following is correct: "Inky Winky Woggle Toggle Shoo" "Wanky Skanky Make Abuck Ortwo" or "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"? Enjoy!
  12. paul-s

    This England question about music

    Hi Mate, can you link me to the actual thread please (so I can reference it) appreciated..
  13. paul-s

    This England question about music

    Thats really helpful and interesting, thanks!


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