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    David Meikle
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  1. Anyone have a copy of this magazine from 1967?
  2. Surely it is Booker T and the Memphis Group.
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  3. Great dialogue...a truly black sound. Jack and Devora Brown must have thought their Fortune was coming quicker than a snap of Andre’s fingers.
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  4. A real character. RIP Andre. https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/03/18/singer-and-composer-andre-williams-died-sunday-82/3200458002/
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  5. I went there on my own January thru March 3 times because I had free travel on BR and my mates didnt. I mainly encountered friendship. There is no doubt that Zan could handle himself but he never gave me any grief. I managed down for the last night in January 1971 and there were some dodgy characters milling around who in my opinion were not there for the music. That was the only time I felt edgy at the Wheel.
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  6. Kathryn The only other Scot I spoke to down there was Zan but I think he lived somewhere local. On the last night of the Wheel four of us travelled down and then it was gone. I loved that place. When it closed we started going to Golden Torch, Up The Junction, Catacombs and Blackpool Mecca. They were all great but I think the closest for atmosphere to the Wheel was Catacombs. I never got to Wigan as I got immersed in golf in 1974. A day never passed however without me recalling the sounds and the magic of the clubs and people in the North of England. I loved the way they used to say the word records LOL. REH-CORE-DDDS.
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  7. Don’t know how I missed this by Ady Crampton so will listen tomorrow. http://shinyl.co.uk/2018/12/08/spyder-turner/
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  8. I love his first three records but can’t find a YouTube of “Calling Girls”. It’s 15 years since I heard it but am sure it’s top notch. Can anyone direct me to it or upload it? I think this Fortune recording was Spyder’s first outing. It was co written by Nathaniel Mayer. It’s about a Buick car. The flip ‘One Stop’ has probably nothing to do with Spyder but It’s a neat instrumental. . His next 45 was co written by Willie Jones and produced by Chuck Stokes. Chucks brother Michael later made it big with Enchantment. finally the flip side..listen to the drummer Curtis Sharp. Fantastic. Hope someone can help with “Calling Girls” TIA.
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  9. Kathryn Do you recall the two sisters (?) who always seemed to be dressed in black and sat on a seat all night between the DeeJay room and the show room? I always wonder who they were and what happened to them. I’m talking 1970.
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  10. Incredible production recorded at Gold Star Studios...The Wall of Sound.
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  11. I love all of Clydie’s Imperial and Minit output. She was recording 10 years earlier with such as this nice doo wop number from 1957. Written by Andrew Franklin...not Aretha. RIP Clydie “Ready Willing and Able”
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  12. Kathryn 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”. Unbelievable. 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.
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  13. Just wondering why you are calling Diana Ross...Diana Dross?
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  14. Bill Martin (nom de plume) was from Glasgow. Went to same school as Sir Alex Ferguson in Govan. Wrote multiple cheesey hits.
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