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About manus

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  • Birthday 08/12/56

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    Manus Doherty
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    Gateshead /Brighton
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  1. And written by Gene McDaniels
  2. It all sounds very similar to down here Kev , Soul Kitchen up in Tunbridge Wells is my favourite event and I think it has the same music policy as the H & G and your event in Durham which I heard great reports about. I will try to get up there at some point but not always easy with work and things but it would be great to hear what your playing , I think the likes of Paul Mooney , Mick Powney and Big Alex ( Lang) would love it there , all the best Manus
  3. My favourite Soul night has a bar and most folks that attend like a drink , we also spend most of the night discussing the music with folks running up to the decks whenever something is played that is not known to us and coming back with the information , records are sold , swapped and drooled over. Nobody gets freaked out if someone has one too many and no one gets freaked out if someone needs to cross the room with a drink but the music is the essence and focal point of the evening and the reason why we all travel to the event .So we discuss music and dance to the sounds played and have a drink. I wouldn't go to an event that didn't have a bar or a byo policy but also I wouldn't go to a venue where people just drank and had no interest in the music.
  4. Thanks for your help Mike Cheers Manus
  5. Hello Mike Seems to be a problem leaving Feedback it's showing page not found. Cheers Manus
  6. Very sad news Rip Tommy Tate Adrian Corbin and Greg Burgess did a fantastic tribute to Tommy on last nights Radio Uckfield Soul Show What a voice Tommy had. Manus
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The Contours Just a little misunderstanding timeless call to the dancefloor
  12. Not my thing at all it used to crack me up along with Sue Lynne and all , different strokes and all that
  13. Great to hear all went well , speedy recovery
  14. Really enjoyed that thanks for posting
  15. 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.