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  • Birthday 01/03/1957

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    Charlie Rees
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    Hampton, united kingdom
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    Linda Jones I just can`t live my life

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  1. Hello David, great to hear from you albeit under such tragic circumstances, hope you and George are well. My great friend Dean Johnson worked for John, managing the Expansion shop in Manchester and drove to Kings Lynn every Wednesday to collect stock. John gave Dean carte blanche to dig through the shelves and find all sorts of great unknown (at the time) seventies soul, funk and Jazz in addition to the core stock of 60`s northern and 70`s modern soul that was in demand. Dean often said that this was his dream job and that John was an unbelievably brilliant employer.
  2. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Dean Johnson (Deanjj @dean jj on here) lost his long and painful battle with cancer of the jaw on Tuesday 14th August. His wife Sue and his brother Lee have asked me to inform those members of soul source... read more View full article
  3. Dean Johnson (Deanjj @dean jj on here) lost his long and painful battle with cancer of the jaw on Tuesday 14th August. His wife Sue and his brother Lee have asked me to inform those members of soul source who are not already aware of the news and to confirm that a celebration of his life will take place on Wednesday 29th August at the Royal Hotel, Market Street, Hayfield SK22 2EP from 1pm. More details will follow shortly I was able to spend some time with Dean a couple of Saturdays ago and typical of the man, who in spite of being in great pain, greeted me with the ins
  4. Mick had been a regular at the Teddington and Walton monthly soul nights over the past three years. He turned up out of the blue one night and we joked that we thought he had died (Mick had a great sense of humour as has been mentioned elsewhere) but were glad to see him. He had spent some time caring for Glynis and after she passed he started to come out again. He was diagnosed with cancer a couple of years ago and the treatment took its toll on him but it never stopped him coming to the soul nights, he said it was his only respite. I last saw him at Teddington in April and we joked about so
  5. This could turn out to be the biggest and best thread ever. The weekly emotions a Soul Bowl list would generate for me from the early seventies when I was still at school meant that I could only call at lunchtime the following day. Sneaking out of the school grounds to the nearest phone box was stressful enough, sometimes to find the phone box out of order; running to the next one only to find the number engaged until, eventually, the answer `Soul Bowl`. The elation in finding the record(s) I wanted still available; the utter devastation at the words `sorry, thats gone`.
  6. Charlie Rees

    100 Club All Nighter

    What a brilliant night. Top D.J.s playing top quality rare and underplayed soul to a crowd that wanted to be entertained and challenged. It was almost as if there was a subconscious coming together in defiance to the comments about over played oldies and handbags that have been made elsewhere. Ady and the other (DJ) keepers of the faith ensured that the 100 Club remains at the top of its game and I think that as an audience we responded by maintaining a full dance floor with a crackin`atmosphere. Keep on keepin on Ady, its been a great year for the 100 Club and long may it continue. Chee
  7. Johnny Caswell you dont love me anymore thatphillysound.com/artists/johnny_caswell.html
  8. According to an interview with Quercus books in August she is currently working on a series of short stories about northern soul for Radio 4.
  9. Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, apologies if everyone knows all about it. The Sinceres - Girl I Love You Posted on January 28, 2008 by Kris Holmes Pzazz was a small label out of Hollywood that released a real variety of stuff in the few years it was in business. It was the baby of Paul Gayten who was a music industry veteran having been a force in the 1950s New Orleans R&B scene as a musician, bandleader & talent scout. Gayten moved to California in the early sixties to spearhead Chess' west-coast A&R before leaving Chess & starting Pzazz i
  10. Dear Liz and Jim When you called me on Friday to tell me of Glens death, I was literally coming in from work and Heidi answered the phone fully expecting the normal light hearted banter that we are used to when you call. Before she handed the phone to me, she tried to warn me that you were upset, but nothing could have prepared me for the news. John Baxter called later and we both just broke up on the phone, nothing can prepare us for events like this. I did as you asked and called the lads, and then went in to the garden with a beer and cried. Paul Temple came round and we graduall
  11. Oh this is desperately sad news. As others have already posted, Glen was a number one soul brother and a really top bloke, great (dry) sense of humour, with a comprehensive knowledge of and committment to the rare soul scene. I met Glen at Ady`s first weekender and we became firm friends, discovering that we grew up about 8 miles from each other in Cheshire and shared another common interest, that of following team in the lower reaches of the football league. We were quick to introduce each other to our friends and over the years have spent many brilliant times in the company of Glen, Gill
  12. The love I find in you is, in my opinion, one of THE great love songs with the classic line "on a street called happiness, at the corner of Love Boulevard" and has been a long time favourite and to appreciate it in this format is even more spine tingling than simply hearing it on vinyl and takes it oanother level for me. Brilliant stuff, thanks for sharing.
  13. Hi Mark Seasons greetings to you too mate, thought I`d share a little seasonal story with you....... Four of Santa's elves fall ill and the trainee elves aren't producing the toys as quickly as they should. Santa is beginning to feel the pressure of running behind schedule. Then Mrs Claus tells Santa that her mum is coming to visit, stressing him out even more. He goes to harness the reindeer, but finds 3 are about to give birth and 2 have jumped the fence. He loads the sleigh anyway but one bag falls off scattering toys everywhere. Fed up, Santa goes indoors for a cup of cid
  14. Can`t remember if it made the top 20 but Rodger Collins Sexy Sugar Plum was danced to on Top of the Pops by Pans People so it must have sold a few copies somewhere -Its on you tube

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