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  1. Southlondongent

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    Great track. It shows why UK DJs at the time used to refer to Blue Beat as "Latin".

    Roland Alphonso's version of Jimmy Smith's 'The Cat'...

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    Byron Lee's version of 'Green Onions'...

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    It should get to you, eventually. I just got my mail from a UK distributor yesterday and I ordered my item(s) around Early-Mid December. They did say that there has been some delay due to bad weather conditions


    I ordered an overcoat from Jump The Gun on Dec 15, express mail and it was delivered yesterday. Tracking showed it sat in Coventry for 2 1/2 weeks. Once it left the UK, it got to me in a day. Not JTG's fault, but I should somehow get compensated for shelling out for Express!
     
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    I ordered an overcoat from Jump The Gun on Dec 15, express mail and it was delivered yesterday. Tracking showed it sat in Coventry for 2 1/2 weeks. Once it left the UK, it got to me in a day. Not JTG's fault, but I should somehow get compensated for shelling out for Express!

    How's the overcoat? I've been wanting one but I don't want to risk buying it if I can't see how it is to try it on.
     
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    M-o-M, I know you mentioned that you were into all kinds of music(or most if anything). Did you like Rock'N'Roll or Rockabilly? How did the skinheads feel about those genres? Anyone else that's knowledgeable can give me an answer too(the more the better[​IMG] ).
     
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    i'd like to thank everyone here. a couple friends of mine and i have been hooked... this thread is the reason i started an account.

    so some friends and i are trying to start a mod/skinhead club night focusing on soul and reggae.
    and i was wondering about soul... thanks to the trojan compilations i've been able to get pretty well acquinted with the ska and reggae of the era but i've been wondering about what kind of soul would be most common. what artists, labels, and specific singles were in?

    i live in detroit so there is a vast amount of soul records available at used record stores, thrift stores, and garage sales.


    specifically MoM if you could key me in on some of the stuff that was really big in the mod skin and suede years.
     
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    How's the overcoat? I've been wanting one but I don't want to risk buying it if I can't see how it is to try it on.

    I was familiar with their shirts and sta-prest trousers, so I e-mailed them and asked what size they recommended. Their sizing chart on those is accurate for sure. Pretty much size up your normal size and you're good to go.

    I'm a 40 suit, so I got a 42 overcoat. Fits perfectly. Maybe 1 or 2 inches too long in length for me, but all the important measurements like waist, chest and sleeves were dead on.

    E-mail them and they'll steer you right. Good experience with them.
     
  8. Man-of-Mystery

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    M-o-M, I know you mentioned that you were into all kinds of music(or most if anything). Did you like Rock'N'Roll or Rockabilly? How did the skinheads feel about those genres? Anyone else that's knowledgeable can give me an answer too(the more the better[​IMG] ).

    Like most in-groups we tended to ignore anything outside our own principal "likes", particularly music favoured by a rival in-group.

    Personally I didn't know much about Rockabilly until listening to Charlie Gillet's radio show in the mid '70s, and it's hard to describe my attitude to the genre without sounding po-faced, but my interest in American music broadened then to take in lots of very "basic" stuff as opposed to commercial chart stuff; as a result I would listen to obscure jazz, folk, Tex-Mex, Cajun, country, rockabilly, blue-grass, blues, R&B, and so on. But that's just me.
     
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    Like most in-groups we tended to ignore anything outside our own principal "likes", particularly music favoured by a rival in-group.

    Personally I didn't know much about Rockabilly until listening to Charlie Gillet's radio show in the mid '70s, and it's hard to describe my attitude to the genre without sounding po-faced, but my interest in American music broadened then to take in lots of very "basic" stuff as opposed to commercial chart stuff; as a result I would listen to obscure jazz, folk, Tex-Mex, Cajun, country, rockabilly, blue-grass, blues, R&B, and so on. But that's just me.

    No Man-O-Mystery,you are not the only one.I listen to many Radio Stations(and ipod Posts)covering a whole range of Music.If it is good I will listen to it.
     
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    No Man-O-Mystery,you are not the only one.I listen to many Radio Stations(and ipod Posts)covering a whole range of Music.If it is good I will listen to it.

    Indeed. But "back in the day" music had to be "black". [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed. But "back in the day" music had to be "black". [​IMG]
    To be honest,that is where I was prejudiced.No Singer could sing or put emotion in like a Black Singer.The Bass Line ruled.Now I know there are some good White Singers.
     
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    i'd like to thank everyone here. a couple friends of mine and i have been hooked... this thread is the reason i started an account.

    so some friends and i are trying to start a mod/skinhead club night focusing on soul and reggae.
    and i was wondering about soul... thanks to the trojan compilations i've been able to get pretty well acquinted with the ska and reggae of the era but i've been wondering about what kind of soul would be most common. what artists, labels, and specific singles were in?

    i live in detroit so there is a vast amount of soul records available at used record stores, thrift stores, and garage sales.


    specifically MoM if you could key me in on some of the stuff that was really big in the mod skin and suede years.


    Same here , it's been an interesting thread .
     
  13. Man-of-Mystery

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    i'd like to thank everyone here. a couple friends of mine and i have been hooked... this thread is the reason i started an account.

    so some friends and i are trying to start a mod/skinhead club night focusing on soul and reggae.
    and i was wondering about soul... thanks to the trojan compilations i've been able to get pretty well acquinted with the ska and reggae of the era but i've been wondering about what kind of soul would be most common. what artists, labels, and specific singles were in?

    i live in detroit so there is a vast amount of soul records available at used record stores, thrift stores, and garage sales.


    specifically MoM if you could key me in on some of the stuff that was really big in the mod skin and suede years.


    That's a big ask, but if you'll bear with me I'd be delighted to compile a playlist over the next day or so. [​IMG]
     
  14. Man-of-Mystery

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    i'd like to thank everyone here. a couple friends of mine and i have been hooked... this thread is the reason i started an account.

    so some friends and i are trying to start a mod/skinhead club night focusing on soul and reggae.
    and i was wondering about soul... thanks to the trojan compilations i've been able to get pretty well acquinted with the ska and reggae of the era but i've been wondering about what kind of soul would be most common. what artists, labels, and specific singles were in?

    i live in detroit so there is a vast amount of soul records available at used record stores, thrift stores, and garage sales.


    specifically MoM if you could key me in on some of the stuff that was really big in the mod skin and suede years.


    You seem to have Reggae covered.

    Here's a little Soul playlist for you - spot the white artists! It's not comprehensive and there are some notable gaps you can fill in for yourself, plus there are some surprises in there, maybe. There are a lot of well-known tracks of course. There is also a mix of tempos, so any DJ will have to programme these well:

    Willie Mitchell - That Driving Beat
    Cliff Nobles - The Horse
    The Bar-Kays - Soul Finger
    Bill Moss - Sock it to "˜em Soul Brother
    Joe Tex - Show Me
    Al Green - Let's Stay Together
    Betty Everett - You're No Good
    Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down
    The Contours - Just a Little Misunderstanding
    Aretha Franklin - Save Me
    Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Green Onions (great cover version by a Jamaican Band)
    Dobie Grey - The In Crowd
    The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk
    Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau
    R Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House
    Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song
    The Four Tops - The Same Old Song
    Ben E King - Stand By Me
    Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
    Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Coming
    The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
    Betty Everett - Getting Mighty Crowded
    The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself
    Hank Jacobs - So Far Away
    Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
    Billy Preston - Billy's Bag
    Sam & Dave - Soul Man
    The Four Tops - Standing in the Shadows of Love
    The Four Tops - Reach Out and I'll Be There
    Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions
    Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher
    Geno Washington - Michael
    The Impressions - You've Been Cheatin'
    Jamo Thomas - I Spy for the FBI
    James Brown - Night Train
    Sugar Pie DoSanto - Soulful Dress
    The Flamingos - Boogaloo Party
    Jr Walker - How Sweet It Is
    Lee Dorsey - Working in a Coal Mine
    The Marvelettes - Too Many Fish in the Sea
    The O'Jays - I Love Music
    The Righteous Brothers - Little Latin Lupe Lu
    Robert Knight - Love on a Mountain Top
    Judy Clay & William Bell - Private Number
    Otis Redding - Mr Pitiful
    Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
    Smokey Robinson - Going to a Go-Go
    The Spinners (Detroit) - Working My Way Back To You
    Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms
    Stevie Wonder - Uptight
    Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
    Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - Tramp
    Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water
    Roy Head & The Traits - Treat Her Right
    The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go?
    Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby. [Mel of course was a well-known white singer of Jazz standards with a brilliant voice. He had one pop hit and it's an absolute stonker!]
    The Miracles - Shop Around
    Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor
    Robert A Parker - Barefootin'
    The Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A House Party. [God help me, that came out as "Hose Party" first time - the mind boggles! LOL]
    Solomon Burke - Cry to Me
    The Temptations - Get Ready
    Tony Clarke - The Entertainer
    Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
    The Velvettes - Needle in a Haystack
    Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

    A couple of oddballs here:

    Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky. [This was played a lot at the Savoy Rooms in Catford, S E London]
    Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony. [This was big at the Blackpool Mecca]

    The spread of music here is, in fact, mainly based on stuff heard 1967-68 in the Blackpool Mecca (DJ Mick Lee), and 1968-1970 in the Savoy Rooms (DJ Steve Maxted), Catford, plus recommendations from mates.
     
  15. Southlondongent

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    Can't fault that playlist for a start, top tunes! Spirit in the Sky is a suprise but then again it does have a bit of a Reggae-ish shuffle and Funky Nassau would be very late I suppose towards the end of the Skinhead era.

    A bit 'obvious' I suppose but I'd add 'Tears of a Clown' a big UK hit in '70, 'Harlem Shuffle', 'Give me Just a Little More Time' and Doris Troy's 'Just One Look' as some of the more well known biggies off the top of my head.

    Wasn't 'Sex Machine' big with Skins also?
     

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