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Sunday, 8 February 2009

It was all at the Casino!

A Great documentary on the Wigan Casino.

See also In The Club

Oh So Rare!!

About the rarest record and most sought after soul record of all time is about to go on sale!!...Yes.. you can actually buy it if you have very deep pockets.

Frank Wilson wrote and recorded "Do I Love You" (Indeed I Do) in 1965 and 6 demo copies were pressed up on Soul, the Motown subsidiary label, ahead of its scheduled release in November of that year. However Motown boss Berry Gordy wasn’t that impressed with the perfomrance of the song, and suggested Wilson stick to songwriting and producing. Copies were, as usual, ordered to be destroyed, but some (if not all six of them) survived. Only two copies were known to exist for certain in collecting circles, with Gordy himself claiming to also own one. However more copies have always rumoured to exist, and many stories and myths exist about them....

The song became very popular when it made its way onto the northern soul scene of England in the 7T`s. Record Collector Kenny Burrel famously paid £15,000 for his copy in 1996, but this new third copy should go for a much higher price than that. The record is to be sold via the John Manship auction site between March 14th and April 8th

Friday, 6 February 2009

Interview with Alton!

Roger Steffens of Reggae Scrapbook interviews rocksteady legend and now sadly departed singer ALTON ELLIS.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Club PI Vol.2 DJ Mix.

Here`s a Mix from some of the tunes dropped at Vol.2 Sounds & Power on Saturday 31st January....If you want to keep a copy you can download it by right clicking the link under Special Presents on the right hand side and downloading as free user...Or you can just listen to the mix by clicking on the small arrow box below....Hope you enjoy!

Club PI Vol.2 DJ mix.

1. judge dread - prince buster
2. last call - the silverstars

3. one love - the wailers & the skatalites

4. good time tonight - soul sisters.

5. please operator - tony & tyrone

6. you get your kicks - mitch ryder

7. double cookin - checkerboard squares

8. astral trip - mystic moods

9. silent treatment - arin demain

10. splash down -the crystalites

11. don't call me daddy - derrick morgan

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Power of Sound!

Well, what another great night for the club pi and moving to a bigger venue the crowd didn`t disapoint us, with some well know sapporo faces in attendance, hige gakudan. The original beard and mustache boys turned out in style. Hopefully we can get these guys to do a live set with us someday. The Heatwave boys kicked off the evening, followed by a sizzling ska set from Hidevicious and then Shiro Yamada laying down his own brand of british beat.
But the highlight of the evening commenced a short time after keiron B. & dj Mago were flexing their tunes, back 2 back....

The Silverstars tune "Last Call" was the que!

Up stepped the main man PAPA B. to wax lyrical on the mic over the ska step, to an enthusiastic crowd....jumping on every note to the verbal energy of the top toaster...Nobody wanted it to end!....So a BIG Arigatoo to Papa B. for a great set...seen!
Let`s do it again soon..

papa b. & keiron b.

Dj Mago & keiron B. continued on back 2 back to the evenings close, to what was a cracking event, so stay tuned for Vol.3 coming soon!
Dj Mago (center) with Shiro Yamada (right) and friend.