Palmarium Scooter Club (Perpignan) Rallyee.


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Palmarium Scooter Club (Perpignan) Rallyee. Details

Hopefully anyone interested will be able to interpret from this The link includes a flyer for the event which also has a Facebook contact for more info.

'Dekka' and I have had an invite to spin some British Beat , 6ts rnb, mod & northern soul at this weekender which is the Palmarium Scooter Club (Perpignan) 30th Anniversary event.

Fabulous area of France where the Pyrenees meet the Med just before the Spanish border and easy travel by air into Perpignan , then train down the coast or the 1euro bus , or train all the way via Eurostar and TGV with some great adv 'promo' fares.

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Fabulous couple of evenings at the Palmarium Scooter Club (Perpignan) 30th Anniversary Rallyee weekender at Banyuls Sur Mer - a magical small town/resort on the Mediterranean where the Pyrenees meets the sea just before the Spanish border . The two evening events featured a couple of live bands, then a great mix of tunes - mod, ska, 6ts rnb, rarer soul, british beat and northern from all the djs in a 18th century converted wine warehouse. 
Amazing hospitality for Dekka and I -unbeknown to us, the DJ rider included copious amounts of Catalan beer, local wine, champagne and oysters ! Great vibe, atmosphere and packed dance floor throughout with up for it crowd. Weekender also included custom scooter show on the sea front at Banyuls. Met and spent time with 'Paddy Smith' - In all honestly I previously thought he was a fictional character who designed the legendary 'scooter rally' patches under a pseudonym! How wrong could we have been - larger than life, living in France, organising rallyees like they used to be in the UK, dyed in the wool socialist and still designing the patches! 
Had a wonderful time - big thanks to everybody especially Eddy and all the 'Palmariums', Greg Boogaloo - who organised the DJ invite for Dekka and I,  Jeff the fish & Valerie, Laurent Vidal, Paul Ridley who gave us a lift from Collioure and everyone from far and wide who gave Dekka and I such a fantastic and enthusiastic reception for what we played - they danced and danced asked about particular records. 
Playlist ...
Gentleman June Gardner  ‘its gonna rain’ (Emarcy)


Wicked Lester  ‘gay with an e’ (club tikka promo) 


Bob Marley  The Wailers  & Soul Brothers Orch.  ‘ska jerk’ (Studio 1)


Prince Buster  ‘train to girls town’ (pre release – Olive Blossam)


The Ideals  ‘gorilla’ (Cortland)


The Registers  ‘sweatin’ (do what you want to)’ (Mar v lus)


Harvey  ‘any way you wanta’ (Tri- Phi) 


Albert Washington  ‘I’m the man’ (Franternity)


Cookie Jackson  ‘do you still love me’ (Progress promo)


Rufus Thomas  ‘the memphis train’ (Stax)


Dean Barlow  ‘third window from the right’ (Lescay)


Jimmy Fraser  ‘of hopes and dreams and tombstones’ inst. (Columbia radio stn copy)


September Jones  ‘voodoo madamoiselle’ (Pied Piper)


Sam Dees  ‘lonely for you baby’ (SSS International)


Funk Brothers  ‘love is like an itching..’  unreleased 


McKay  ‘take me over’ (Go Beat)


Smokey Robinson  ‘tracks of my tears’ (stranger riddim)’  (The Bombist)


Jackie Edwards  ‘feel so bad’ (Island)


Robert Parker  ‘I caught you in a lie’ (Nola)


Dottie & Millie  ‘talkin’ about my baby’ (Topper)


The Maytals  ’54-46 was my number’ (Trojan)
Natty Bo & the Top Cats  ‘voodoo working ska’ (Nat Nat)


Tenoshi  ‘25 miles’ (Skamla Motown) 


Isonics  ‘sugar’ (Kammy)


Soul Brothers Six  ‘I’ll be loving you’ (Atlantic)


Gizzelle  ‘I’m a good woman’ (Wild) 



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Fantastic honour to be invited to this event playing early British Mod Beat sounds, never been to France before so very muck looking forward to it.

Sadly won't be travelling on my scooter but will look to hire a little twist and go whilst there and join in with the scooter ride outs


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1000 miles by road from Newark on Trent so a wise decision tho your lambretta Sx200 would be a joy to behold on the coastal road south from Collioure which rivals the Amalfi Coast for breathtaking and dramatic scenery .

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My scoot is a robust piece of kit but I think even it would struggle with a thousand miles especially with what Gleny's packs in her case. :ohmy: It's bad enough going to the Cleethorpes national and that's only 50 miles away from us :D


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If anyone's struggling with accommodation for this one there's plenty of campsites in the area , hotels etc . Drop me a pm and I'll send some links as its best to book well in advance as its the French national holidays and 'festival time' .


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You can almost smell the two stroke LOL

Amazing how they ride in shorts and flip flops even on this road in the clip, most scooterists in this country these days are in full armoured gear, however, the weather could have something to do with it.


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