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manus last won the day on January 31 2017

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  • Birthday 08/12/1956

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  1. Dunhelm House in Durham great venue for alldayers and then Alex Lowes put on an allnighter in 1977 which went really well and another was scheduled . The night came and the local Council pulled the plug at literally the last minute . I remember standing on the steps with Alex turning folks away including a bus load from Scotland who then had to go on to Wigan and I assume the folks on board like an earlier post had already digested their allnighter supplies.
  2. I don't claim these are the greatest ever but they are wonderful double siders and certainly my taste in Soul and in the tradition of a dance record and a ballad on one disc. Tyrone Davis Running a losing race / I tried it over Sack Bobbie Jean Bland I'm satisfied just loving you / Do it Sack I tried it over and Do it are just wonderful Soul music in my opinion.
  3. And there's Arthur Conley's wonderful take on Keep on Talking , my favourite cut of the song.
  4. manus

    various early 70

    I think that's Pete Jones on the left .
  5. I went over to Huddersfield to see Dennis Brown around 1981 at a club that must have been the Venn St location. Fairly big place with large dancefloor and bar and a smaller bar upstairs. Dennis Brown was a no show but I remember it being a good night music wise.
  6. Not a song about gambling Greg but by a singer with a gamblers name Roland Dice ( Olen Boudreaux aka Bobby Angelle)
  7. I think you'd get Malcolm Hayes from anywhere between £70 and £100 but as John states I think prices will have to drop in the current climate. I'm seeing a lot of Soul friends posting on Facebook that they've lost their jobs , no income , no record buying.
  8. RIP He made some great records and contributed to many more This is my favourite by him " I'll always love you"
  9. A really good and decent man whose articulate words of reason will be much missed in these troubled times . His death is a huge loss to the Soul scene , RIP Win . My thoughts are with his family at this time Manus
  10. I can understand a one off recording of an event and thankfully there's a bit footage of events that offset the idea that everyone dressed and danced in only one style ( Wigan doc). But mostly the video/camera recording is not about creating a document of time and place anymore it's more about a performance for the camera and folks aren't living in the moment of the record anymore but more interested in the resulting YouTube video.
  11. I agree that back in the day even the top DJs would on occasions play boots or emi discs. I remember one well known DJ/promoter whose box was about two thirds emis and he was able to play all the latest top sounds which in fairness did attract punters. But if we are talking about it being the " sound" that counts then the sound quality was in the main really poor when playing the boots/emis and we may have put up with it when we were young but I wouldn't want to do that now. I was at a venue a about 5 years back and even without going up to the decks the sound quality ( or lack of it) of many of the records told you they were boots . Personally that would stop me attending an event as I want to hear the records clearly and I prefer to go to events that play original records. I would have no problem with someone playing legitimate reissues or previously unissued records as long as they were of a good quality and this detail was included in the promotion of the event but as I say my preference is for events that play original releases.
  12. James Phelps for me first heard this at Mickey Powney's house in Birtley around 1975/76 and thought it was brilliant and then was very pleased hear it and the other ( all good) versions being spun late 80s.
  13. I wish my postman would knock louder as I've lost count of the times when there's been someone in the house but the little red slip has been quietly posted through the door and I've had to go to the PO to pick a record up.
  14. Surely shuffling to records has been around since the scene began. I think it can be done to any tempo or era and is just a style of dancing although I'd agree wholeheartedly with the original poster on Gene McDaniels. Major Lance dancing to Monkey Time is a prime example of shuffling that influenced UK Soul folks It was just later adapted to get a bit more funky to 70s sounds at venues like the Mecca and records like The Bottle What folks refer to as stomping which emerged at Wigan maybe late 76 to records like Captain of my ship was a further adaptation of shuffling But the description of records as Stompers had long been in use before this and just meant fast records mainly 60s on the fours as in " 100 mph stomper" This is just me opinion based on how I remember things but others may think diffferently
  15. Edwin without a doubt for me too . I'd say it was one of the most Soulful records ever spun on the scene here. Always sent a shiver down the spine sung with feeling and absolute conviction.

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