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SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY 1974
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SAM'S SOUL SOUND. PEP. RUSS (Mu. WIGAN, PLUS GUEST l).].'S
Plus Records by Soul (.‘alore & Boutique by Mark lason. Whitcliurclt
Tickets 85p (Pay at the door)
PLUS EVERY FRIDAY
STARTING 22nd FEBRUARY. l97-l, AT THE STEAM MACHINE with Guest D.].'s. Sam’s Soul Sound. Colin Curtis
8.30 p.m. to 2 mm.
SUNDAY. 24th FEBRUARY. 1974
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AT TlFFANY'S. NEWCASTLE
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weren't even born when the Wigan Casino was at its peak discovering the music. Blow Up and the 100 Club in London and Goodfoot in Glasgow are amongst the best. and you‘ll even find the odd techno DJ playing a Nothern Soul set. as David Holmes did recently at Pure.
‘None of us have ever set foot in the Wigan Casino.‘ says Goodfoot‘s Scott Brown. ‘It was dead and buried before we started rocking and doesn‘t really have any relevance to us.‘
The Goodfoot mob began running clubs in 1991. ex-mods who were playing soul. jazz. rocksteady. reggae and Latin in a particularly fitting venue of Glasgow‘s RAF Club. where a huge target was already painted on the ceiling. Lately the Goodfoot night has become exclusively Northern Soul at their new home of the Sub Club.
While Brown admits no one is going in for any head spins yet. he says the dancers take the moves very seriously. He reckons if people can't dance. they shouldn‘t go up on the dancetloor. take their tops off and zoom about getting in everyone‘s road. The dancing is intense and there's always a burn on the floor. ‘We‘ve got some good jiggers. people doing their backtlips and what not.’ he says.
Although the night is busy. and
they‘re continuing to play the music with a true passion. they are looked down on by the Northern Soul purists. ‘To the obsessives. we're all seen as daft wee guys. even though we're running a successful club. We come from a club scene. but that‘s what the original scene was about — being really into it and intense. enjoying the music and going out and getting into it.
‘The older guys are spending so much on the records. which encourages a bit of snobbery. but that amount of money is obscene. If you‘re buying these records. and they‘re for use DJing. then that‘s no bother: but these guys are just buying for collections.‘
While Goodfoot still play the best quality Northern Soul they can find. they indulge in musical snobbery of their own. ‘We don't play any of the modern soul stuff. or 70s soul — it‘s just so lame and lifeless. But 60s Northern Soul will just crack you. You can't stop yourself and you‘re up dancing like a lunatic. chief.‘
Goodfoot is at The Sub Club, Glasgow on Fri 18 Sep and monthly, this month featuring Ian Jackson from Blow Up. In Edinburgh, Yogi Haughton 015 at eh1 (fortnightly, Saturdays) and Homeless, The Honeycomb (monthly, Fridays).
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WHERE TO GET YOUR NORTHERN SOUL
Uptight The Sub Club, Jamaica Street, Glasgow. Northern soul/club soul/Hammond jazz. Monthly, Fridays. Backstreet Soul Club Crown Hotel, Thornton. Next event 27 Dec.
Groove City Soul Club Gyle Park, Edinburgh. Rare 60s and modern soul. Next events 17 Oct and 26 Dec. 'East of Scotland' Soul Club Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh. Every six months.
Stirling Soul Club Plean. Every two months.
Nights including Northern Soul
Divine Glasgow School Of Art. Northern soul, Hammond grooves, bubblegum pop, wah-wah funk, Moog power and chemical breakbeats. Every Saturday, also Sundays at Brel, Ashton Lane.
Free Form The 13th Note Club, Glasgow. Two floors of soul, Latin, jazz and funk. Every Saturday.
Straight Ahead McChuil’s Way Out West, Kelvinhaugh Street, Glasgow. Northern Soul, funk and dub. Every Sunday
Galaxy Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh. R ’n’ b, soul, swing, hip hop in this long- running club. Every Sunday. Higher Ground Honeycomb, Edinburgh. Backroom disco, soul and swmg from Lyley and Gino. Monthly, Saturdays
See club listings (pages 61—67) for further details.
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