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ls this record A) Rubbish cool.gif Brilliant C) Misunderstood D)None Of The Above

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ls this record A) Rubbish cool.gif Brilliant C) Misunderstood

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it defined an era at the time,,soon to move on and become unfashionable and naff to most...just like a lot of tunes from same era....have you heard the original vocal to it on roulette??

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it defined an era at the time,,soon to move on and become unfashionable and naff to most...just like a lot of tunes from same era....have you heard the original vocal to it on roulette??

" Footspa " was one of many that did .....

Malc Burton

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I once came across this info...can't remember the link sorry:

Footsee, the newest craze with the playground set!

The toy consists of a plastic ankle ring to which is attached a30-in. string with a bell-shaped weight at the other end. The object is to twirl the string with one foot and hop with the other; well-coordinated youngsters can now twirl three Footsees at once—one on each leg and one on anarm. In the first three months on the U.S. market, about 4,000,000 of the $1.29 toys were sold. The reason cannot be novelty: a similar toy enjoyed brief popularity four years ago. Robert Asch, president of Twinpak Ltd. of Montreal, whichmakes the Footsee, is sure the game is far older; he got the idea while watching Arab children in Jerusalem playing with like contraptions.

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I once came across this info...can't remember the link sorry:

Footsee, the newest craze with the playground set!

The toy consists of a plastic ankle ring to which is attached a30-in. string with a bell-shaped weight at the other end. The object is to twirl the string with one foot and hop with the other; well-coordinated youngsters can now twirl three Footsees at onceone on each leg and one on anarm. In the first three months on the U.S. market, about 4,000,000 of the $1.29 toys were sold. The reason cannot be novelty: a similar toy enjoyed brief popularity four years ago. Robert Asch, president of Twinpak Ltd. of Montreal, whichmakes the Footsee, is sure the game is far older; he got the idea while watching Arab children in Jerusalem playing with like contraptions.

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My sister and her mates use to do that twirly thing with a tennis ball in the end of an old stocking

..I think they a called it french skipping

That other footsie thing

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Really love your wit on here...But don't get this.. :thumbsup:

A play on words Philip , just a play on words ......

A footspa is more of a pleasure than that record is ......

Malc Burton

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l Can honestly say that l (and most of the proper men on here) have never had one Malc :g::yes:

I should have said that the pleasure one would get from a footspa , would be infinately more than you could , and would get from the dirge that is Footsee .

As for using a footspa , neither have I : so I must be according to you , a " proper man " .......

I would be interested to hear your definition / interpratation of what a " proper man " is .......

Malc Burton

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If you are at a loss , it could be a project for your students to debate Phil .......

Malc Burton

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As for using a footspa , neither have I : so I must be according to you , a " proper man " .......

I got one for each foot! What does that make me then? :thumbsup:

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Greedy,paranoid,neurotic.......And also a scream on your Picture Quiz Thread!! :lol::thumbsup:

Greedy? :lol: - What a cheeky twot! :thumbsup:

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I got one for each foot! What does that make me then? ohmy.gif

You could sit on the fence with that one Godz!!laugh.gif

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You could sit on the fence with that one Godz!!laugh.gif

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Good idea - but I'd never get my feet in the water... :thumbsup:

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I got one for each foot! What does that make me then? ohmy.gif

A monster.

And going on recent form, you've probably got an even worse version of 'Footsee' tucked away in that scaly old record boxwhistling.gif

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Did we ever get a definitive yay/nay on this? We are having a 70's/80s allnighter at Nuneaton Co-op on 1/4/17. SHALL I PLAY IT?

It's "Original Vinyl", as in first issue, and yes, with the picture sleeve. The one where Russ Winstanley says that this is "Northern Soul at its raucous best".

 

 

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If it's your guilty pleasure then it's probably a lot of others' too. I've never played it at our local Legion soul nights but I play it at home sometimes cos just as for many people of a similar age it's really nostalgic and one of the first 'northern' tunes I ever heard.  If a dj played it I'd dance to it even though it's not considered cool anymore. 

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13 minutes ago, Andi said:

Did we ever get a definitive yay/nay on this? We are having a 70's/80s allnighter at Nuneaton Co-op on 1/4/17. SHALL I PLAY IT?

It's "Original Vinyl", as in first issue, and yes, with the picture sleeve. The one where Russ Winstanley says that this is "Northern Soul at its raucous best".

 

 

Problem is there are 4 different picture sleeves you have to have the right one!

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On 25/08/2009 at 15:47, Flynny said:

I once came across this info...can't remember the link sorry:

 

Footsee, the newest craze with the playground set!

 

The toy consists of a plastic ankle ring to which is attached a30-in. string with a bell-shaped weight at the other end. The object is to twirl the string with one foot and hop with the other; well-coordinated youngsters can now twirl three Footsees at once—one on each leg and one on anarm. In the first three months on the U.S. market, about 4,000,000 of the $1.29 toys were sold. The reason cannot be novelty: a similar toy enjoyed brief popularity four years ago. Robert Asch, president of Twinpak Ltd. of Montreal, whichmakes the Footsee, is sure the game is far older; he got the idea while watching Arab children in Jerusalem playing with like contraptions.

 

 

:thumbsup:

We used to play this but with grenades instead of a bell.

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1 hour ago, ric-tic said:

Problem is there are 4 different picture sleeves you have to have the right one!

PYE DDS111 (Chuck Wood 7 Days too Long as the flip)

Looking at the two versions on Discogs, it's neither one nor the other, it appears to be the first layout but with "Wigan's" added, but not yet centered as the 2nd issue was.

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Since I heard this, and records like it first............Falbala, The Flasher, Superlove, My hearts symphony, as an introduction to Northern Soul (Baileys nappy nights), then this is what Northern Soul was.

However, the 'bigger boys' who had done the Wheel/Torch/VaVa etc must have been horrified at this 'genre' creeping into the playlists.

These super pop dance records increased the numbers of youngsters coming onto the scene, but at the expense of folks who probably had had enough of it getting commercialised.

The record charted, so somebody must have made a few bob out of it. On the other hand 90% of the rare soul we all love made nowt for anybody apart from DJ's, COLLECTORS, AND PROMOTERS!!

 

Ed

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As someone with no nostalgia. A)

It's naff (IMHO) :thumbsup:

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Hardly our finest hour,  but still hugely preferable to much of the crap todays DJ's try and pass as Northern Soul.

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13 hours ago, Andi said:

PYE DDS111 (Chuck Wood 7 Days too Long as the flip)

Looking at the two versions on Discogs, it's neither one nor the other, it appears to be the first layout but with "Wigan's" added, but not yet centered as the 2nd issue was.

photo 1.JPG

photo 2.JPG

 

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footsee2.jpg

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Isn't the original poster on about the original Roulette version - THE Chosen Few? ...before Kev put the Sheff Wednesday crowd on it!

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1 hour ago, SoulStu said:

Isn't the original poster on about the original Roulette version - THE Chosen Few? ...before Kev put the Sheff Wednesday crowd on it!

nah not to me, reads like the poster was just asking a throw away a,b,c type question

loads of topics on here over the years  regarding this infamous track, totp video and so on

bit lost why this weak old one has been  revitalised

a quick search of the site will take you to the better more info based  ones

here are...

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/search/

 

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