back street blue reacted to chalky in Motown Unreleased 60 at 60
60 unreleased at the time of recording tracks to celebrate Motown records 60th birthday.
1. Barbara McNair – Baby A Go-Go
2. Kim Weston – After The Rain
3. The Originals – Suspicion
4. The Temptations – Forever In My Heart aka Come On Back To Me Baby
5. Kim Weston – Absent Minded Lover
6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Spellbound
7. The Velvelettes – Stop Beating About The Bush
8. Holland Dozier Holland – On The Avenue
9. Kim Weston – Any Girl In Love
10. The Marvelettes – The Boy From Crosstown
11. The Marvelettes – Sugar’s Never Been As Sweet
12. Marvin Gaye – Lonely Lover
13. Marvin Gaye – This Love Starved Heart (Is Killing Me)
14. The Velvelettes – Let Love Live (A Little Bit Longer)
15. The Monitors – Words
16. Brenda Holloway – Think It Over (Before You Break My Heart) aka Reconsider
17. Kim Weston – You Hit Me (Right Where You Hurt Me)
18. The Temptations – I’ll Be Satisfied
19. Gladys Knight & The Pips – It’s Too Late For You And Me
20. Brenda Holloway – Lonely Boy
21. The Temptations – A Tear From A Woman’s Eyes
22. The Marvelettes – Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
23. The Velvelettes – Love Is Good
24. The Serenaders – Say Say Baby
25. Freddie Gorman – I’m Gonna Make It To The Top
26. Tommy Good – I’ve Gotta Get Away
27. Tammi Terrell – Tears At The End Of A Love Affair
28. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – This Is The Love (I’ve Been Waiting For)
29. Frank Wilson – Tell Me
30. Barbara McNair – Lone Lonely Town
31. The Temptations – Angel Doll
32. Johnny Bristol – Tell me How To Forget A True Love
33. JJ Barnes – Everybody Needs Somebody (I Need You)
34. JJ Barnes – (Tell Me) Ain’t It The Truth)
35. Carolyn Crawford – Keep Stepping, Never Look Back
36. Kim Weston – Fancy Meeting You here
37. The Lewis Sisters – Many Good Times
38. Marv Johnson – Just Look Through Your Window At The World
39. Rita Wright – Give Back The Good Things
40. Hattie Littles – Love Trouble Heartache And Misery
41. Oma Heard – Momma Tried To Warn Me
42. Brenda Holloway – My Baby Moves Me
43. Saundra Edwards (Band Track) – True Fine Boy
44. Patrice Holloway – A Touch Of Venus
45. Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers – I Can Feel The Pain
46. Dennis Edwards – Can’t Do Without Your Love
47. The Spinners – Gonna Keep On Trying Till I Win Your Love
48. The Contours – Jealousy (Is Creeping Up On Me)
49. Barbara Randolph – My Love Is Your Love (Forever)
50. The Spinners – What More Could A Boy Ask For
51. The Four Tops – It’s Only A World Without Your Love
52. The Elgins – That’s The Night The Love Died
53. Stevie Wonder – I Gave Up Quality For Quantity
54. Robert Dobyne – All I Need Is A Chance
55. Marvin Gaye – When I Feel The Need
56. Brenda Holloway – Crying Game
57. The Four Tops – So Far
58. Marvin Gaye – My Love For You
59. The Velvelettes – Selfish Lover
60. The Four Tops – Just A Little Love (Before My Life Is Gone)
back street blue reacted to Joey in Pop songs from your youth that make you smile
Funny, but a few weeks ago I was contemplating starting a new thread along the lines of "guilty dirty little secrets", which would have been about pop songs we all secretly love, and have done for decades. Thanks for doing it for me Rick!
Here are (some of) mine:-
Small faces- "All or Nothing".
Along with the Spencer Davis Group, Dusty, Wayne Fontana, The Action, and a multitude of other artists, The Small Faces had a massive effect on what many of us were listening to at the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s. It may even be said that these were as responsible for us becoming soulies as youth clubs, older kids, and even the music itself.
Love Affair- "Everlasting Love", and "My Rainbow Valley".
OK, I know I know, being a soulie I should prefer the originals. But both these tunes knock Robert Knights versions into next week and beyond. "Everlasting Love" is probably the most perfect pop song ever released, on whatever level you care to judge. "Rainbow Valley" ain't too far behind. I think Steve Ellis, the lead singer, was only about 15 or 16 when both were recorded. An amazing voice and an amazing performance for one so young.
Elvis Presley- "Suspicious Minds", "In the Ghetto", and "American Trilogy"
Yea, he was a nutcase. Cheesy, weird, fat, and lots of other things. But he was also probably one of the greatest showmen the world has ever seen, and with a voice to match. His studio versions of the above songs are great, but the live performances take all three to another level.
Not a day goes by without me dipping in and out of YouTube to listen to at least one of the above. And every one of them brings a smile to my face.
back street blue reacted to Joey in 'Manchester mecca for Northern Soul fans that you've....'
Probably only went to DRUFC a few times, must have been '73 and/or '74. It was murder to get to if you lived on the other side of Oldham, as I did. Three buses there, three back. Can't remember what night it used to be on, but if it was '74, it couldn't have been Wednesday, as I was doing the Magnet in Oldham, nor could it have been a Friday, as that night was given over to the Pendulum and Samanthas. Thursdays maybe? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the Blue Rooms was Thursdays as well). That place was even more sodding difficult to get to!
Usual crowd were in attendance, such as a few of us from Oldham, Rochdale, and Ashton, several of the Pendulum crowd, plus quite a few younger souls just taking their first steps on the scene. Seem to recall a pub/hotel nearby which had small snug bar. Many of us used to meet up there, and carry out our various "business" activities
back street blue reacted to Mark S in 'Manchester mecca for Northern Soul fans that you've....'
Still see Dave Stubbs has a stall on Hyde market . Used to run the Rat Pit in Stockport till it recently shut down ,dont know if he is still running anything . Druffies was a good night fridays iirc . Thursday Blue room Sale no rest for the wicked
back street blue reacted to David Meikle in 'Manchester mecca for Northern Soul fans that you've....'
I loved reading your post.
It reminded me of my first trip to Manchester on 24th January 1970.
It was an early start from Glasgow that day and I probably arrived in Manchester Victoria around 1pm. I bought two Inez and Charlie Foxx albums in WH Smiths on the foyer. I knew I was in heaven.
From there I went around the corner to Ralph’s records in Corporation Street then on to Spin Inn on Cross Street. Had to go back to left luggage with my new found sounds!
In the evening I went to see the early Soul Together concert in the Odeon on Oxford Street; where I saw Sam and Dave, Arthur Conley and Joe Tex. I don’t think Clarence Carter turned up but might be wrong.
At 10pm I joined the queue outside the Wheel and had the most incredible all nighter with Edwin Starr, my hero, on circa 2am. I jumped up on the small stage with Edwin and joined in at the end of his performance of his new release “Time”.
I just remember that the atmosphere was electric as we all belted out the word “Time” again and again.
All too quickly the dreaded doors opened at 8am. I used to hate that. It wasn’t just the long train journey home it was also the fact that you lot were off to the Top Twenty club in Hollinwell!
I returned to the Wheel another 8 or 9 times I reckon. I also went to the Blue Note club on Gore Street but recall quite a bit of blue beat and ska going on in there.
Great times also in Rowntrees Sound on Corporation Street and Mr Smiths.
Next year sees the 50th anniversary of my first trip to the Twisted Wheel and definitely one of the greatest nights of my life.
My Mother took this picture of me in my shrine to Edwin in the Summer of 1970.
Where has the time gone.
back street blue reacted to mike in What Killed Wigan Casino?
Local Lancashire paper had a bit of a last days of Wigan Casino article recently
not that newsworthy but may be of interest to some I guess
back street blue got a reaction from skiinspain in Leeds Queens Hall Festival All-Nighter 1974
Nice one Ski..............I also grew up with Ste Smithies (Big Boomer) who you'll also know from the Pineapple.
My mate Lemmy was at Seddons, he was Crossley Skins and also a Wigan regular, and still out and about.
All the Best mate
back street blue reacted to skiinspain in Leeds Queens Hall Festival All-Nighter 1974
OWow bloody hell great to hear. I worked at Seddons Smythy was there for a while. Later years I ended up playing football for the Pineapple for a few years with Steve & Pete. Smythe lived on same street as me Charter st bottom of Oldham edge, bargap.When we where little kids.Wrighty used to come to Hollinwood Soul club the two bald blokes do for years. I was a scooter boy early days back then with the Lee's skins but had friends through music & football & scooters with all locals Derker skins. Royton lot etc etc. Lived in SPAIN last 15 years still collecting & DJing over here. We got a good scene in Spain the Spaniards love it.Say Hi to em for me next time. Cheers. Ski as they'll remember me. Brilliant memories. Thanks.
back street blue got a reaction from skiinspain in Leeds Queens Hall Festival All-Nighter 1974
Yes Mate, grew up with Pete and was out with him and old Royton Skin Gary Riley and Pete "Dickie" Davis a couple of weeks back.
"HCHBB" (High Crompton & Heyside Boot Boys-Starks, Witty, Steve Smythe et al were Motown regulars......I was too young to get in.
back street blue reacted to chalky in 80s All-nighter footage
Some of you may find this interesting to watch, some footage from allnighters in the late 80s early 90s? 100 Club, Shotts, Yarmouth, Bradford. Had to delete some of it as the vhs video is about buggered.
Not sure how long it’ll be up, three or four copyright claims from the record compainies already