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    Trying to get to the credit card bill before the wife finds it!
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    Stockport (but originally from West Midlands a town called Bedworth)
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    The Hytones - You Don't Even Know My Name

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  1. Hi Folks, We're really looking forward to this Saturday and we hope that you are too. Support for The Northern Line has been especially strong this year, so thank you for that as without you there is no Northern Line. We're delighted to be welcoming back Peter 'Cog' Cogley as our special guest this month and, as you may have guessed, Peter is a firm favorite of ours based on his knowledge, his impeccable taste (in retro shirts as well as in music) and his ability to select the very best tunes for maximum dance floor reaction and for your maximum enjoyment. Whilst we still miss John 'Biff' Griffiths (and we always will) as Peter was Biff's best mate and DJ'ing partner for over 40 years it's fitting that just over a year since John passed away that Peter is gracing the decks for us. I appreciate that it's a packed agenda on 27th and that there are many events to choose from, but if you fancy a dance to some big classic oldies, with enough newer tunes to keep your toes-a-tappin', then we think that you'd really enjoy a night at The Northern Line. You'd be made more than welcome if you get the chance to join us. See you on Saturday (hopefully). Chris
    Many thanks for your support last night. As ever there was a great cross-section of music to cater for most tastes with the emphasis on quality and OVO. We were treated to a guest spot from Phil Etchells until 9pm and boy, does Phil guy have some great tunes. I hadn't met Phil before (and what a top guy he is) and on the strength of his set I'm certain that he'll be guesting for Brian and Chris again. For me, the pick of his set included Barbara Lynn - I'm A Good Woman, Jewel Akens - My First Lonely Night and Chubby Checker - You Just Don't Know. Next behind the decks was Brian Lester, for what looks like his last DJ'ing spot at Dukinfield as he's planning on retiring from DJ'ing; instead he'll be focusing on promoting the event rather than spinning the discs. This is a real shame as Brian has great taste in music and with Chris Churm is the driving force behind the night. However every cloud has a sliver lining as they say...as I've bagged a few of Brian's tunes! As usual Brian gave us a great mix of music that coaxed most of the audience onto the floor at some point during his hour. Again, a few stand-out records for me would be Little Charles & The Sidewinders - Talkin' About You Babe, The Falcons - Good Good Feeling and TJ Williams - Baby I Need You. After giving me a hard act to follow (thanks Brian...you know I crumble under pressure) I covered the 10 'til 11 spot and managed not to totally b*gger up everyone else's great work. I'd aimed for a few well known tracks mixed in with less frequently played records and based on a few comments afterwards it appears that I managed a strike the right kind of balance. A couple of my plays included Kenny Gamble - The Joke's On You, Nat Hall - Why and The People's Choice - Savin' My Lovin' For You. The last spot of the evening was left in the more than capable hands of Chris Churm. I would love a rummage in Chris' box (ooh-er!) as he pulls out record after record that's either: 1) pure class, or 2) rare as hen's teeth, or 3) the equivalent of a few mortgage payments...normally all 3! Chris's set glued people to the floor and meant that no-one seemed to drift out before the end of the night. Just a few of Chris's records included Frederick Hymes III - Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favour (probably my current No.1 favourite record), Willie Hutch - Love Runs Out and Lenny Curtis - Nothing Can Help You Now. I may be biased (OK, there's no 'may' about it) but I genuinely think that if you want to hear quality tunes on OVO that you won't hear at most soul nights then The Dukinfield Masonic really could be the night for you. Go on...give it a go...you know you want to. Once again, many thanks for your support. We hope to see you again on the evening of Friday June 16th for our next soiree! Chris Penn
  2. Hi Stuart, PM sent in response. Chris
  3. Hi Folks, Thanks for looking. At least VG+ copy for sale. I think some would grade this as EX. I would rather err on the side of caution even though I believe this would grade way better than VG+ and I'm not sure if SS gradings give me the option of VG++/EX-. Record has a few small, light scratches/scuffs (NAP) and fine marks from being in and out of a sleeve. Some evidence of 'greying'/wear to grooves. Plays great, still plenty of gloss. Nice clean labels. Money back guarantee if not satisfied...no dramas. £450. Can't accept PayPal on this occasion - sorry. Payment would need to be bank transfer/cheque etc. Thanks for looking.
    Just a quick note to reiterate Moz's comments and to thank Gigsy for a superb 'spot'. The attendance was impressive, so "thank-you" for all of you who were able to lend your support to our tribute for our dear friend John 'Biff' Griffiths. I can't believe how quickly the last year has passed since we lost John. I hope that he would have been pleased with the night and the selection of tunes we played in his memory. I can't pretend that it wasn't a sad night for many of us; it was. However the support you gave, the fullness of the dance-floor, and that most people stayed right until the last record was spun, really did help us get through the night. As ever Gigsy did us and John proud, with a packed floor for almost the entirety of his set. Based on merit Gigsy is a regular fixture and a firm favourite in our guest DJ roster and we look forward to welcoming him back as we plan our guest DJ lists in the forthcoming years. As Moz mentioned we have one of Biff's oldest and closest buddies guesting for us on 27th May, and we'd be delighted if you could lend similar support to Peter 'Cog' Cogley. Thank you all once again. Chris
  4. Many thanks for your post Gigsy. I'm not so sure about us being 'knowledgeable', but in Moz you definitely have an 'oldie'! You are a very welcome and esteemed guest and you have no-one's shoes to fill. The only filling you'll be doing is filling the floor and for a man of your calibre that'll be a doddle. It is indeed fitting that you are our guest given that you were due to play for us in April 2016 when we cancelled the event due to the sad passing of John, and whilst this first anniversary will not doubt be tinged with sadness John would go bananas if we didn't continue to build on the event that he played such an instrumental role in creating. We look forward to seeing you, and hearing you, on Saturday. Chris
    Hi Folks, Apologies for the slight delay in posting this, I have been trying to beat the Guinness World Record for eating the most Easter Eggs in a 24 hour period! I failed, but gave it a good ‘go’. A huge ‘thank you’ for your support on Saturday. We suspected that with the Easter break and the first national scooter rally of 2017 that numbers would be slightly affected though there were still more than enough of you in attendance and on the floor to make for a great night. We had good local support and also a fair few travellers, so that augers well. We had planned on Dave Slater guesting for us between 8pm and 9pm but sadly Dave was taken poorly and whilst he looks like he’s on the mend our very best wishes go out to him. As a consequence you had to make do with me covering Dave’s hour after an absolutely smashing warm up set from Brian Lester. I played a few records that were popular back-in-the day at The Birchfield which I co-promoted for nearly 10 years including Bobby Adams ‘I Think You Want My Girl’, Tommy Jay ‘Tender Love’ and Erma Franklin ‘Abracadabra’. Brian took the 9pm – 10pm spot and really got the dancefloor moving. I’ll have to post a few of Brian’s play later on as I’m at work writing this (don’t tell the boss) and I’ve left my notebook at home in which I’d written Brian’s set. Chris Churm then gave us a masterclass, putting a set together that had the floor rocking for his whole hour that included The Volumes ‘Ain’t Gonna Give You Up’, Brooks Brothers ‘Looking For A Woman’ and Jackey Beavers ‘I Need My Baby’ (I immediately remembered these…and when I get my hands on my notebook I’ll post a few more of Chris’s plays) I covered the last hour and from what I could tell everyone stayed right until the end (so I can’t have b*ggered things up too badly). A couple of my plays included Tommy Ridgley ‘My Love Gets Stronger’, The Sequins ‘Try My Love’ and Jimmy Wallace ‘I’ll Be Back’ (all of which were requests – so thank you for asking for these tunes which just goes to show the calibre/good taste of those in attendance). Once again, thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the next ‘Dukkie’ which is on Saturday 20th May. I’ll post Brain’s plays and a few more of Chris Churm’s later on. Kind regards Chris Penn As promised, please see below a few of Brian’s and Chris’s plays. I still forgot to bring my bloomin’ notebook but had a gander at it last night and I think remembered the following: Brian Lester Selected Plays Thelma Lindsay – Why Weren’t You There Adorables – Ooh Boy The Arabians – (Please) Take A Chance On Me Audrey Freeman – Three Rooms Fabulous Apollos - Determination Chris Churm Selected Plays Tony Clarke – (They Call Me) A Wrong Man Ty Karim – You Really Made It Good To Me (a major, major want of mine…anyone got a copy for sale?) Donna Colman - Your Love’s Too Strong The Chandlers – Your Love Makes Me Lonely (request)
  5. I have the same 'customised' paper sleeve with the rubber stamped image running around the hole in the middle. There was me thinking I had a unique 'one-off'...b*gger.
  6. PM'd you. Chris
  7. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the sixth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Friday 16th June. I can’t believe that we’ll be ½ way through the first year at The Masonic Hall! We’re back to a Friday night event this time around, but with a little luck we’ll have a consistent night, every month for you in 2018. DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get over to one of our events so far then please do consider giving us a try, we think you might just like it! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  8. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the fifth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Saturday 20th May. This is our second in-a-row Saturday event as room availability meant Brian and Chris couldn’t quite have the consistency of event they’d hoped for this year (hopefully this will be resolved in 2018). DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. I really struggle to get out on a Friday night, so if you too sometimes feel washed out after a late finish at work on a Friday, or you’ve had an especially tough week and can’t drag yourself out of the house when Friday night comes around, then this event is for you! You’ve got all Saturday to primp and preen, get your glad-rags ironed and your shoes polished…there are no excuses (unless you work on a Saturday of course). If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get over to one of our events so far then please do consider giving us a try, we think you might just like it! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  9. Hi Folks! I’m delighted to advise you that the fourth Dukinfield Soul Night will take place on Saturday 15th April. This is our first Saturday event of the year as room availability meant Brian and Chris couldn’t quite have the consistency of event they’re hoping to achieve in 2018. DJ line up is Brian Lester, Chris Churm and I doing our level best to maintain the standards upon which the night is being built; these being to play quality tunes, on original vinyl only and blending lesser known and less frequently played records with some of the better, well-known tracks you might perhaps expect. Our address is: Dukinfield Masonic Hall 62 Old Road Dukinfield SK16 4EN Doors open at 7:30pm and entrance is a quite reasonable (we think) £3.00. The event finishes at midnight. If (like me) getting to any Friday event is a struggle after maybe a late finish at work or a tough week in general, then you have no excuse this time (that is unless, of course, you work on a Saturday). If you’ve been to see/hear us before then you’ll have a good idea of what to expect (and thanks for your support), but if you haven’t been able to get to the event on a Friday then we hope a Saturday evening soiree will give you the opportunity to pop over and give us a go…you know you want to! Chris Penn (posted on behalf of, and approved by, Brian Lester and Chris Churm)
  10. You think so do you...
  11. Hi Folks! I'm so sorry for not posting sooner...I've been having problems with my laptop and in accessing the old interweb thingy following a system upgrade at work. The cynic in me wonders if this is an attempt by the company to keep me on work-related sites only and stop me having fun! Following the success of our first Northern Line of 2017 in January we're all looking forward to the next event which tales place this coming Saturday, the 25th February. We've got some splendid guest DJs for you this year and the first two events have set the bar high with Dave Evison in January and with Keith Minshull being our extra special guest this month. I hope that those of you that bagged an Anniversary CD last month have enjoyed listening to what we hope is a representative cross-section of current plays and records we have been plugging during the last 12 months. For those of you who didn't get a copy, fret-ye-not as there will be a chance for you to make amends in January 2018 when it'll be our 8th Anniversary... As usual, the advice is to arrive early if you want to bag a table, but more importantly to be able to hear Ban Moses' opening hour. Ben has got talent in spades, he's not afraid to be bold with his choices and he's got great taste in soul records. If you've not yet heard one of Ben's spots I'd urge you to arrive as early as possible on the night...you won't be disappointed. Moz and I will try not to undo Ben's great work. We hope to see you there. Chris