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About manus

  • Birthday 08/12/1956

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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. 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.
  2. manus

    Postman's knock?

    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.
  3. manus


    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
  4. 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.
  5. Sorry meant to post this Doris Duke I don't care anymore
  6. Doris Duke just tremendous
  7. There's no right or wrong way to dance and always great just to see folks getting into the music. I saw a woman a couple of months back who clearly wasn't a Soul event regular come into a venue by herself and then dance by herself for about two hours just doing her own thing it was a pleasure to watch. There's too many precious people who feel threatened by someone just getting into the music in their own way and not following the regimented dance steps that supposedly say " I belong".
  8. I'll be in touch John for a copy the first volume was very informative. All the best Manus
  9. manus

    Any Ideas ??

    Marlina Mars Just another dance ?
  10. I remember about 12 years back having my breakfast and listening to Radio 4 before heading to work. They had a House DJ on talking about the emergence of the rave scene and she said to the interviewer to supposedly put things into context " that you have to remember that this was the first time that young people could dance all night in England and it changed the face of clubbing" I nearly choked on my breakfast cereal.
  11. manus

    earliest youth club memories

    They used to play Kazenatz Katz at the Oxford Galleries , Newcastle 1969/70 along with mainly Motown and Reggae . I also remember someone giving it a spin at Wigan maybe around 1976 which was bit unexpected but about power for the course back then.
  12. We often used to go to Rowntrees circa 1974 before catching the last train on to Wigan. Lot's of "characters" in there
  13. Wonderful song really haunting one of those you can play over and over again and still get that Soul thrill.
  14. manus

    British seventies soul, Sweet Sensation.

    Really like this song saw them live in Torquay summer of 1974 when working down there ( think the venue was called the Castle). Lots of Soul folks there. Pretty sure I saw the Real Thing down there that summer too maybe on the same bill but memory a bit blurred now
  15. No she wandered off thinking her job here was done and my life would now be properly fulfilled due to her Clapping instructions. I'll be forever grateful to her


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