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Thanks MargieH     must addmit music is a bit Heavy Rock but thanks for the like.

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Part of the pleasure in spending your later years near where you grew up....is bumping into friends from 60 years and more ago.......\i constantly do this in Bulwell.....old school pals from the 50s a

Moved into our new home today,,now sat quietly apart from a little jig when the music of Dr Hook gets too much to sit still, The site seems to have got back to its friendly ways,,so I'm back,,

Ben, another group called The Spinners with some fantastic shots of the UK. The song was all about the "Right to Roam". Written by Ewan MacColl I've walked and climbed in most of the places in th

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I keep thinking about starting a new thread for soul/R&B 'underground' hits that formed the basis of the UK 'soul' and later 'Northern Soul' scene, but for now.. this one is in my head.

 

Recognisable from the first note.  An absolute classic.

 

 

Followed by:

 

 

I'm back in the 360 with a dozen ciggies burning out round the edge of the decks..a pint wobbling on the record box and me wondering what to play next..

How's this...?

 

 

And..

 

 

Dig!!!  :cool:

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Thanks Ian...for reminding me of this great ''Bum Squeezer''

Must get an ''Afro'' next time at Barbers.......

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AHH they were the days......do the 'Young uns'' still do it ?

Vernon with Jean...1/6 each....

Futurist with Christine...2/6

then Gaumont in town with some 'Posh' Bird  3/6 and she wanted 'Tub of Ice cream'' another shilling'''.......Ridiculous...lol

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Cheap ?.........3/6 x 2 = 7/- ice cream 1/-= 8 bob...only went out with a 10 bob note........lol

 

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Today I dug out my two and only Norah Jones albums.  'Come Away With Me', and 'Feels Like Home'.  I haven't played them for yonks, but they made a nice background to a lazy saturday recovering from an early start and late night yesterday.. For those who don't know, Norah Jones is a singer songwriter etc., and daughter of the acclaimed Indian musician and Sitar player Ravi Shankar.

 

 

 

 

 

The sort of music which needs the right mood.

 

I've also played loads of Joni Mitchell today, especially from the 'Archives Vol 2'., which features some dross, but also many superb live concert performances of her early songs from albums like Clouds, Song to a Seagull etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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I know this topic is "What are you Listning to now"?? 

 I have just watched the Flim  "FAME" words faill me 

 

                 """     IT WAS BRILLANT """"

 

It had all you could wish for 

Music

singing

Dance

watch the series on TV years ago but the film is 10 times  better.

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Had my 'Booster' yesterday feel right off..........Wife gone south again for a few days.....distributing Xmas Pressies.......if i feel better later will force mesen into Bulwell.............in the meantime will rely on 'Polly' to cheer me up.........go Polly'''

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Danced to that song and others when i saw them performing live about 1970 in Tamworth..........loved her ever since......:rolleyes:

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As some will have realised, I'm fascinated by the history of  popular music, especially Soul/R&B type stuff from the post WW2 period onwards.

 

The other day I was listening to a compilation CD given to me by a friend, and featuring 'Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams', by Ben. E. King. I'd not heard that version before, but was immediately reminded that I have that song by a chap called Jessie Belvin, on an obscure 'freebie' compilation given away by 'Hi Fi News and Record Review' years ago.

 

So.. a bit of digging around and it seems that Mr Belvin's biggest hit on both sides of the pond was in the late 1950s and called 'Guess Who'.  It was written by his wife.  But he did 'Goodnight My Love', earlier, around 1956. That was nine years before Ben.E.King.

 

Further digging revealed that Jesse Belvin was a co-writer of the 1954 'Daddy of all Doo Wop Songs'  'Earth Angel'..a huge hit for the Penguins.  Belvin had many other associations with other well known musicians such as Franki Valli (Four Seasons) Johnny 'Guitar' Watson and also numerous jazz musicians including saxophonist Art Pepper.

Sadly:

 

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shortly after finishing a performance on a bill with Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, and Marv Johnson on February 6, 1960, Belvin and his wife were killed in a head-on collision at Hope, Arkansas.[14] The concert was the first concert played before an integrated audience in the history of Little Rock, and was stopped twice by interruptions from whites in the audience, shouting racial epithets and urging the white teenagers in attendance to leave at once. Journalists have stated that police suspected the car was tampered with.[15] Jackie Wilson told the press that he had requested his lawyer look into the matter, but no official determination was ever made.[16]

 

Very sad story and we can only guess where Jessie would have gone if he lived.

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Belvin

 

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Another 'Brummy'' group........brings back memories of staying in 'Shifnall'' nr Shrewsbury in 'Shropshire'' Doing a shop update to self service in the 60s.......and dancing in a Pub to this song.....still see the chap i worked with from Bestwood estate..hes my oldest friend...hes 80 now and looks 50...

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Yes it was a 'Freddie' number.......but when i saw this group in 'Shifnall' nr Shrewsbury' in Shropshire the Applejacks were mentioned in the intro.........the group wernt the Applejacks but at that time the 'A's were popular in that part of the country and have always stuck in my mind.......

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So many memories this song brings back..........Had a 'Millie' look alike Girlfriend........met her in the 'Bodega' one sunday night...had a brilliant camping holiday in 'Red Wharf Bay'' on 'Anglesey''..........almost taught me to swim..........

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Cor!! Ian that was a long time ago.

 

Still found the 60s music best though,   one springs to mind 

""Penny Arcade""  Roy Orbison 

 

Now have move trends must say I like Irish Folk allthough master says that they all sound the same.

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