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    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 g..
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    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 ..
  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..
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    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 ..
  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 ..
  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? ..
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    This England question about music

    Hi Mate, can you link me to the actual thread please (so I can reference it) appreciated..
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    This England question about music

    Thats really helpful and interesting, thanks!