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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

Hey, Ayup Ben, pleased to see you back and sorry you’ve had health issues but hope you settle into your new home quickly.  Did you get out before the rent man called?   Just hope that a few of th

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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As well as the classics..I recall seeing Doris in a film called 'With Six You Get Egg Roll' back in the 60s.  It was Ok but no more.

Doris was frequently at pains to point out in later years that she wasn't exactly the sweet innocent she was always portrayed to be and wanted to be seen as a ore serious artist.  Here's one of my favourites from her recordings.

 

 

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I also love the Shirelles version.

 

 

Lots of the soul bands I saw in the 60s did versions of this song.

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More class! If you can.. go 'full screen' on this .. it is fabulous..

 

I have an abiding memory of one of the older lads on Southglade Road breaking out into 'Only You',, at the time.. I'd be about 6.

 

The girl singer Zola Taylor was lovely.  Sadly she died of pneumonia in 2009 aged 69. 

She was replaced in the Platters by Barbara Randolph, already an established singer and actress..who went on to join the 'Motown' stable.  Barbara is probably best remembered now for her version of :

'I Got A Feelin'.  She died in South Africa.. from cancer.. aged 60.

 

 

These musical 'family trees' are fascinating.

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Doris Day one of my all time favourite's 

 

Song from the flim Doris Day  James Garner

 

Move over Darling  

 

I'll Give You a Dasiy a Day 

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The Kilkennys just a few of there song's that i like to listen to 

 

Parting Glass    also sung by other Irish groups.

 

Shoals of Herring 

 

The Dutchman

 

Fiddlers Green

 

Wild Colonial Boy 

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5 hours ago, DJ360 said:

More class! If you can.. go 'full screen' on this .. it is fabulous..

 What a fantastic sound to start my day DJ. The unbeatable sound of 'The Platters' plus a beautiful, elegant lady as well.  I feel a day of 'The Platters' coming up. As you know I have got quite a selection to choose from. Where do I start? I don't think anything will beat your video.:)

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Can;t believe hes in his 70s.......great singer..snappy dresser...and knows how to move...could listen to him all day......

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1 hour ago, carni said:

As you know I have got quite a selection to choose from.

Getting my Platters and Drifters mixed up. Both fantastic, and a good selection of both. Just been trying to foxtrot around the front room......... not a pretty sight.

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Mentioned before......can now play it......my all time fav bit of Jazz

Shades of the Bell........Tuesday nights

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Saw Rod two or three times in the late 60s when he was singing with the Jeff Beck Group, with Aynsley Dunbar on drums and Ron Wood on guitar/bass.  Rod was a great blues singer but a weird dresser. He often appeared in what looked like striped pyjama trousers  and a pink vest with white piping. :rolleyes:

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Many of the groups who came out of the Doo Wop era of the 1950s moved into a more soul/r&b based style in the 1960s, which put them into the soul/dance club scene alongside releases from Motown, Stax/Atlantic/Capitol and numerous other labels.

 

The Platters were no exception and in the late 60s while we were running the club nights at the 360 and elsewhere, we became aware of a Platters song called 'Sweet Sweet Lovin', but couldn't find a copy anywhere.  So, Picko wrote to their music company in the US, which at that time was 'Musicor'.  Not only did they send us two copies of the single, but also the Platters Album.

 

So here is 'Sweet Sweet Lovin' from 1967.

 

 

 

And also from '67.  'With This Ring'

 

 

Maybe not quite the classic sound of the Platters, but much loved by all of us who were 'digging' on the dance music of the 60s, and later adopted by the 'Northern' crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great Song.......great film......

 

I must face the man who hates me....

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Great memories for this song.......1959/60.....school dance club

just Loved 3 Anita's  ....plus reminds me of 1/6 nights at Locarno...Dance competions with number on me back....never won...came second a couple of times........

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I love this song too.  Takes me straight back to the Locarno, jiving in the shelter in Woodthorpe Park, also a certain summer holiday at Ingoldmells!

Talking about dance competitions- a couple of years later,  I once came second in a Twist competition in a dancehall in Mansfield.  My partner was someone that Den knew/came across  a few years later ....

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Better to have Danced and Lost...than never Danced at all.......lol

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Loved all Ricky's songs........forgot about this one till now...for some reson it reminds me of the March Hare'' on Carlton road...saw some good groups in there in the mid 60s...always a good atmosphere.............any one here go there?

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Another old favourite 1970 ,,,,did our ladies really wear em that short...............

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