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    Wheel, Torch, Mecca, Up The Junction, Catacombs.

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    Alexander Patten A Lil Lovin Sometimes

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  1. Carl Piper from one minute in if necessary
  2. For Blackpoolsoul https://youtu.be/j6rDT4qnBHU
  3. Interesting extract confirms his views on much of what he sold.
  4. Kris has come back to me again and tells me she has contacted Cholly and asked him if he will write to me. She also provided Cholly with the link to the song on YouTube. Any news from Cholly will be uploaded ASAP. I thanked Kris for trying to help.
  5. I did but to no avail. The mystery goes on.
  6. Cholly Bassoline is on Facebook. I asked him THE question some time ago but didn’t get a response. Worth a try anyone else? (Edit I’ve asked someone else who knows Cholly if they would speak to him - will post any response) Palmer label was owned by Handleman Distributors if that is any use. I asked Popcorn about Palmer and he couldn’t recall the owner(s) or Jimmy Mack. They issued People’s Choice and distributed Jimmy Soul Clark as we all know.
  7. It was refreshing to hear John’s account of this part of his life. However the many interruptions especially towards the end grated quite a bit. I’m uploading an advert listing the shop John got Hoagy Lands in. It was a treasure trove for many years and was a room within a store which sold virtually anything. The shop was Silverdales and the record room was called Record Bazaar. I’m almost certain that John sold a substantial amount of his unwanted cargo to the owner after one of his trips. it was good to hear that John also purchased pop records because he used to dee-jay in the Phonograph discotheque at the top end of Buchanan Street in Glasgow. I remember climbing the twisting stairwell only to have the biggest let down of my life over what he was playing! When he could get a word in near the end of the interview it was also good to hear his interpretation of what was being mooted as Rare Soul in this country when in actual fact quite a bit of it is/was not! Hear, hear. Also downplayed the idea that no one cared about the old records in the States. I immediately thought of Ron Murphy, Carl Pellegrino, Joe Moorehouse, Robb Klein and many many more I met over there. It was great to hear John but the interviewers could have done so much better. Pffft.
  8. There was a Top Ten of John Andersons doing the rounds last week but I can’t find it. I am pretty sure there was only one Northern track on it albeit the best one ever made IMO, Alexander Patton. Nobody has said John didn’t like Northern; Tomangoes said John was ”not a great fan” which is a pretty accurate description. He was a ”deep soul” and “rough uptempo soul“ man. But it was Northern that gave him a great living.
  9. I met the guy on the right of another Godin image in London Euston. We were all sleeping rough and I noticed him and his mate carrying some imports. His preferred shirt was a pink checked effort. Never had it off his back and he’s wearing it here. His name was Mike Curtis and I think he lived in Moss-side. Worked in a Durex factory which was a bid laugh back then. His mate was Dave Hall who I met many years later at the latter day version of the Wheel. Dave said he approached Mike about coming down for Wheel reunions but he virtually slammed the door in his face LOL. Nobody was into the scene as much as Mike was and I met him in Catacombs after the Wheel closed. I guess Mike was the one who got away. The boy with the sideburns got his pic on front of a Goldmine cd doing a backflip.
  10. Dave Godin took this photograph and Dave/Keith is at the back with his favourite shirt on. We were poor but we had the time of our lives. I don’t think a day has passed without me thinking about the Twisted Wheel. I spoke to most of these guys but most names are lost in the sands of time. I’d Still love to know their names again. Francisco O’Brien is centre with moustache.
  11. W.....It’s thanks to Dean Anderson/Chalky. I just blew it up from the radio show image because I knew Marissa when she was young.
  12. Nice to hear Val mentioning Marissa too.

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