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About manus

  • Rank
    Going Big
  • Birthday 08/12/56

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  • Public Real Name
    Manus Doherty
  • Gender
  • Location
    Gateshead /Brighton
  • Top Soul Sound
    too many to choose from

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  1. Burnley Cats Whiskers All-dayers 28 May 79

    I remember one of the alldayers at CW but sure it was earlier than 1979 ( maybe 77 or 78) and it was just before xmas and one of the fellas in our company the late Terry Sprott was getting anxious about not having bought family xmas presents. So he decided to head off and do some shopping and came back a few hours later with a couple of bags filled with presents but he made the mistake of leaving them by the bar as he headed off for a dance and of course the bags were gone when he got back.
  2. Value Wanted Please

    I remember one sat on John Manships site about 5 years back for about £40/£50 I had kept meaning to pick it up but by the time I got around to it , it was gone. There was one for sale on here maybe two or three years back for about £60/£70 , it's not that easy to get so I think maybe 60 or 70 quid is fairly reasonable. Cheers Manus
  3. Great playlists Kev , sounds like a brilliant time all round , well done All the best Manus
  4. Good Angel aka Charlie (Kev) Jarvis

    Sad news rest in peace Soul Brother Manus
  5. Mr Flood's Party - Picture of Band

    And written by Gene McDaniels
  6. All about booze?? Or the music??

    It all sounds very similar to down here Kev , Soul Kitchen up in Tunbridge Wells is my favourite event and I think it has the same music policy as the H & G and your event in Durham which I heard great reports about. I will try to get up there at some point but not always easy with work and things but it would be great to hear what your playing , I think the likes of Paul Mooney , Mick Powney and Big Alex ( Lang) would love it there , all the best Manus
  7. All about booze?? Or the music??

    My favourite Soul night has a bar and most folks that attend like a drink , we also spend most of the night discussing the music with folks running up to the decks whenever something is played that is not known to us and coming back with the information , records are sold , swapped and drooled over. Nobody gets freaked out if someone has one too many and no one gets freaked out if someone needs to cross the room with a drink but the music is the essence and focal point of the evening and the reason why we all travel to the event .So we discuss music and dance to the sounds played and have a drink. I wouldn't go to an event that didn't have a bar or a byo policy but also I wouldn't go to a venue where people just drank and had no interest in the music.
  8. Feedback

    Thanks for your help Mike Cheers Manus
  9. Feedback

    Hello Mike Seems to be a problem leaving Feedback it's showing page not found. Cheers Manus
  10. News: Tommy Tate RIP

    Very sad news Rip Tommy Tate Adrian Corbin and Greg Burgess did a fantastic tribute to Tommy on last nights Radio Uckfield Soul Show What a voice Tommy had. Manus
  11. Lou Reed's influences . Funk Bros ?

    I think if you listen to Walk on the Wild Side and then to Forgive Me Darrell Banks you can hear how it influenced Reeds record. More so on the Darrell Banks version than the earlier JJ Barnes take I'm sure this must have been commented on before as it's a fairly obvious influence I think.
  12. Features: Best Soul Books of 2016

    Thought Spinnin Around by John Lias was a great read and essential for reference purposes. Half way through Steve Guarnori's Scepter Wand book and it's fascinating stuff , jeez you need your wits about you in the record business , another essential buy. Enjoyed both Gethro Jones and Stuart Cosgroves coming of age on the allnighter scene books and will certainly reread them soon. Must pick up a copy of Keith Rylatt's book.
  13. Steve Crozier (Gateshead) RIP

    Very sorry to hear this my condolences to Steve's family Gateshead has had many losses on the Soul scene these last few months sad times RIP
  14. Paul Thrower, sad news

    A very nice easy going man and very knowledgeable and always very friendly on the occasions we spoke. Very sad news for his family and for the British Soul scene. Respect Manus
  15. Top Motown Floorshakers?

    The Contours Just a little misunderstanding timeless call to the dancefloor