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About manus

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    Going Big
  • Birthday 08/12/56

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    Manus Doherty
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    Gateshead /Brighton
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    too many to choose from

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The Contours Just a little misunderstanding timeless call to the dancefloor
  6. Not my thing at all it used to crack me up along with Sue Lynne and all , different strokes and all that
  7. Great to hear all went well , speedy recovery
  8. Really enjoyed that thanks for posting
  9. Love Heartbreak Avenue wonderful record the intro reminds me of the Robinson Crusoe theme from TV in the 60s but soon gives way to a cracking slice of Soul music the flipside is good too. Another one worth a mention is Joe Valentine I can't stand to see you go which is brilliant despite Joe sounding a wee bit like Phil Silvers on the spoken bit.
  10. Here's a few of my favourites Joe Valentines A Woman's Love Ronn Don Hollinger Let Him Go Alberta/Mercede Irma Thomas I'm gonna cry until my tears run dry Junior McCants Help My love King Lot's of great deep stuff around and mostly won't break the bank. Cheers Manus
  11. I always thought stomper just meant uptempo , 100mph. It was often said as " 100mph stomper" records like James Carr That's what I want to know , Sandi Sheldon etc. I think later when a dance style emerged to records like Seventh Wonder , Willie Mitchell etc folks started calling it stomping and records that they could stomp to as stompers but I still use the term just to describe a 100mph sound. Don't know what a banger is
  12. Yes it's as if they just couldn't be bothered to come up with a name although they could have meant it in a premier sense. There's also the Crystal Clear record I still love you released on A Major Label.
  13. He's very trustworthy and straight up , I'm sure it'll be sorted out to your satisfaction.
  14. Always remember him rummaging through the deletions box in Callers Records in Newcastle on a Saturday morning in the 70s , he was a an extremely knowledgeable guy. And I recall visiting his house around 1975/76 and being astounded at the quality of the records he had doubles of for sale and that was before looking at his collection which was the best I have ever seen. He was a true Soul man. All the best Manus
  15. I agree it's very detailed and informative and a genuinely important addition to the Soul canon of essential reference books I think.