Welcome to the Site Gsvs5,interesting read.In the late 70s I had a "Live-In" Girlfriend,who came from Wolverhampton.She told me about The Torch,Catacombs(a Club I would have loved to have gone to-in its heyday)Wigan etc.Seems like the Midland Crowd traveled around more than us,in the London Area(except to Football).
Just came across this post last night browniecj on the Soul Source Forum.It's the first time I have heard mention of the two DJ's that provided the soundtrack to my life in those days and confirms the traveling side of life as a soul fan in the Midlands at that time.The comments are regarding Ski-ing in the Snow by the Invitations.BTW they were the first to play Baby Reconsider by Leon Haywood in our area.Apparently it was the first single to be sold at The Twisted Wheel for 10 quid ! That was a small fortune then.Amazing really that these DJ's were to provide such an enduring influence over so many lives,and shouldn't be underestimated.The post is by a lad i knew over 40 years ago and i haven't seen hide nor hair of since.incredible.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:44 PM
Its probably laughable to some now but people used to travel all over , as they found out Dave had a copy of the Invitations
The Yeoman was playing EVERTHING that the Wheel was playing , we were very lucky to have then two guys in Stafford
It was Pre " Northern Soul" and no pressings/boot legs ,,, that was lust about to start,,, Jeff King came to the Yeoman eventually and sold his Soul Sounds from a small van on the car park,,, we loved it at the time!!!
As crass as the record is thought of now it has always been favoured by collectors and went for big money in its day
I think thats what you have to put into prespective here,,, people now have a lot more knowledge these days and access to Rare records ,,, back in the day WE did not have much of either!!
This record is of its time,,, Not evey ones taste!!