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Title: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: SuaveCollective on December 01, 2014, 06:53:46 PM
Doing the rounds on FB at the minute is the challenge to come up with 10 tracks that you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night, but in their own way could, and some may argue SHOULD, grace the decks and the sprung wooden dance floors of such events.

As so many of my next favourite tunes or artists are picked up through tips on here I thought we could give it a go on here...

You'll note I’ve added in you-tube files in each case as whilst many people will be familiar with these, there may be a couple on here that people may not be, in which case you’d be doing yourself a mighty big favour by checking them out!

Would be good form for those with recommendations to add the you-tube to your selections.

So here goes mine:

Firstly a brace of tunes that used to get some good Mod plays in the mid 80’s and bands that need little or no introduction…’bout time we heard these doing the rounds again

1.   Small Faces Don't burst my bubble https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brN8jA3AmJ0

2.   Kinks Sitting on my sofa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRTwQ2Dbi84

Now a tune that’s squirrelled away on a Decca B-side from 1964 – this is a monster from a guy who’s voice is up there with some of the greats of UK Soul Shouters:

3.   Steve Aldo Baby what you want me to do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE1QYiYLhUA

On the Soul side a couple of tunes that should again get more plays than they receive. The first is the great Rusty Springboard proving that she too was a great white Soul singer and could have graced many a Motown track and secondly, never mind the very over-played Ramsey Lewis and Marlena Shaw versions. This is the DEFINITIVE version. Let Mama take you to school..

4.   Dusty Springfield - Live it up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPDguEjEitM

5.   Big Mama Thornton - Wade in the water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgBdccQYGg

Moving into Northern Territory, here’s a couple of tunes that would really grace the talcum powdered dance floors, one from an artist who almost never gets played at such events and one who frequently do, but never this track…

6.   James Brown Why did you take your love away from me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaAf-iQPiqI

7.   Impressions Stay close to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXErGObCFa4

Moving up to date to the Mod Revival era, a couple of tunes I’ve always loved but have rarely heard. The first is a B-side to a tune that started the whole Two-Tone she-bang and deserves greater plays and secondly an album track to one of the finest live acts I’ve ever seen…

8.   The Selecter Selecter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czVEty7-n6E]

9.   JTQ Car Crash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CAP4XERdIc

And finally a tune, albeit from 1968, that to me typifies why Mods Christened themselves as Modernists. I’m sure you’ll dig!

10.   Tubby Hayes Dear Johnny B https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pbVB6YFF8I
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: lammyrider on December 01, 2014, 07:00:28 PM
I played dont burst my bubble last night,although i was dj'ing for a folk band. They said i could play what i wanted,so i did  ;)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: The Lad Craig on December 01, 2014, 07:09:34 PM
That JB track is massively overlooked and one I always play out. LP only, would love it on a 45!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Red Steve on December 02, 2014, 11:32:56 AM
Great list! Thanks for taking the time to post all the links too.
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 02, 2014, 09:41:43 PM
Anybody else think this would work on a Mod/Northern dancefloor? 'That' voice is perhaps a distraction, but musically I think it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: lammyrider on December 02, 2014, 10:08:54 PM
As i like a bit of elvis im gonna say hell yeah  ;)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: SuaveCollective on December 03, 2014, 09:27:06 AM
Some great choices here from my good mate 'Young Jim' Bedford

https://m.mixcloud.com/beatsofmusic/jamie-bedford-straight-from-the-play-box/

His old man Paul is a bit of a legend on the NS scene and one of the original members of the Suave Collective

Well worth checking out all his mixcloud mixes by the way
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Soulstar on December 04, 2014, 05:24:31 PM
Anybody else think this would work on a Mod/Northern dancefloor? 'That' voice is perhaps a distraction, but musically I think it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk)

Yep, I reckon so, Nick. Gets a bad press, does Mr Presley.
I used to play these a lot - always got a good response

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpPP75GVE8k

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0JfsHB1kc
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 04, 2014, 10:42:52 PM
Anybody else think this would work on a Mod/Northern dancefloor? 'That' voice is perhaps a distraction, but musically I think it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_uDvscyoFk)

Yep, I reckon so, Nick. Gets a bad press, does Mr Presley.
I used to play these a lot - always got a good response

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpPP75GVE8k

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c0JfsHB1kc

The wife and I are both unashamed Elvis fans, visited Graceland as part of our honeymoon many years ago. Mightn't be cool, Bill, but that voice, and the aura he had, was almost uniquely special. If you dig music and popular culture, there's no denying it. And yeah, those two tracks would definitely fill a dancefloor!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: BrianB on December 05, 2014, 02:08:57 AM
I try to sneak this one in from time to time..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc_obkdTByU
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 05, 2014, 04:26:21 PM
Works for me, Brian!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: lammyrider on December 05, 2014, 04:36:24 PM
Like that too  ;D
Another elvis track that got played back in the day and got me turned onto him https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0GD7o0tqUxw

I haven't done a proper mod do in ages so wouldnt know what is and isnt played anymore ( hoping to rectify that soon ;-) )
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Soulstar on December 05, 2014, 07:58:59 PM
Great stuff chaps - and Brian, I agree; the Seger track is a stormer - like a heavier, more raucous version of "A little bit hurt" (heavy and raucous in itself!).

Absolutely, Nick - dissing of the Pelvis is unjustified and passe.
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: dani4ka on December 06, 2014, 02:25:58 PM
On the Soul side a couple of tunes that should again get more plays than they receive. The first is the great Rusty Springboard proving that she too was a great white Soul singer and could have graced many a Motown track and secondly, never mind the very over-played Ramsey Lewis and Marlena Shaw versions. This is the DEFINITIVE version. Let Mama take you to school..

4.   Dusty Springfield - Live it up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPDguEjEitM

5.   Big Mama Thornton - Wade in the water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgBdccQYGg

Wade in the water? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6TSvh3XXg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR6TSvh3XXg)
Twist in the morning!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Jonny on December 11, 2014, 07:26:07 PM
Bluesy sounding country with a stomping Northern style beat anyone?

Midnight Blues - Charlie Rich

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNpwQogeK9o

And continuing the Elvis theme...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuTR6wzYSnQ
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: paddy67 on December 24, 2014, 07:59:39 PM
The king's best imo Jonny  :)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Col Wolfe on December 24, 2014, 08:30:41 PM
Here are 10 I often play out but don't know of anyone else who does....

Salena Jones - I Got The Blues
http://youtu.be/u-GVSrABQbA (http://youtu.be/u-GVSrABQbA)

Spoilers - Turbo Rock
http://youtu.be/iSdpRx6Vn-E (http://youtu.be/iSdpRx6Vn-E)

Dum Dum - Cosa Nostra
http://youtu.be/zcl6RBE5F_Y (http://youtu.be/zcl6RBE5F_Y)

Superlatives - I Don't Know How
http://youtu.be/3W8nf7qBcyE (http://youtu.be/3W8nf7qBcyE)

Sammy Spear - Evil Ways
http://youtu.be/uHrrUnS0MEA (http://youtu.be/uHrrUnS0MEA)

Seven - Heatwave
http://youtu.be/rNexDFpWG9A (http://youtu.be/rNexDFpWG9A)

Tony Colton - You're Wrong There Baby
http://youtu.be/xD35X0z0P3A (http://youtu.be/xD35X0z0P3A)

Akido - Psychedelic Baby
http://youtu.be/-39At7xNZL4 (http://youtu.be/-39At7xNZL4)

Lemon Dips - I Am The Man
http://youtu.be/vRetTzDH574 (http://youtu.be/vRetTzDH574)

Patchwork - Afrodisiac
http://youtu.be/000p546HAO8 (http://youtu.be/000p546HAO8)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: leeboy on January 15, 2015, 11:16:25 AM
Here are 10 I often play out but don't know of anyone else who does....

Salena Jones - I Got The Blues
http://youtu.be/u-GVSrABQbA (http://youtu.be/u-GVSrABQbA)

Spoilers - Turbo Rock
http://youtu.be/iSdpRx6Vn-E (http://youtu.be/iSdpRx6Vn-E)

Dum Dum - Cosa Nostra
http://youtu.be/zcl6RBE5F_Y (http://youtu.be/zcl6RBE5F_Y)

Superlatives - I Don't Know How
http://youtu.be/3W8nf7qBcyE (http://youtu.be/3W8nf7qBcyE)

Sammy Spear - Evil Ways
http://youtu.be/uHrrUnS0MEA (http://youtu.be/uHrrUnS0MEA)

Seven - Heatwave
http://youtu.be/rNexDFpWG9A (http://youtu.be/rNexDFpWG9A)

Tony Colton - You're Wrong There Baby
http://youtu.be/xD35X0z0P3A (http://youtu.be/xD35X0z0P3A)

Akido - Psychedelic Baby
http://youtu.be/-39At7xNZL4 (http://youtu.be/-39At7xNZL4)

Lemon Dips - I Am The Man
http://youtu.be/vRetTzDH574 (http://youtu.be/vRetTzDH574)

Patchwork - Afrodisiac
http://youtu.be/000p546HAO8 (http://youtu.be/000p546HAO8)

Ahh The Lemon Dips, always nice to see a great Psych band in a Northern Playlist, I understand they used to play The Present "Many's the Slip" at Wigan Casino.

Does anyone play out more later stuff such as this Weller track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoKaUoMxbo

The Undertones Got to have you back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfUj7IL0ULQ&index=1&list=ALBTKoXRg38BAV5Au5NSY0AL_lm9VCjyWb

The Third Degree Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA ?







Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Ian_B on January 16, 2015, 10:10:46 PM


Ahh The Lemon Dips, always nice to see a great Psych band in a Northern Playlist, I understand they used to play The Present "Many's the Slip" at Wigan Casino.

Does anyone play out more later stuff such as this Weller track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoKaUoMxbo

The Undertones Got to have you back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfUj7IL0ULQ&index=1&list=ALBTKoXRg38BAV5Au5NSY0AL_lm9VCjyWb

The Third Degree Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA ?

I've been known to drop the Third Degree single into my sets as well as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-33KEETlU

I still like to drop this old Paul Hallam spin by The Clash's drummer (with brilliant vocals from Jimmy Helms) in from time to time as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJSOF2dhXw&list=PL3lyXe6ufQjb9JBKuWPaa9A3wRZBUL6E1

Ian B
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Red Steve on January 17, 2015, 11:14:13 PM
Love that Topper Headon album. 
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 18, 2015, 11:58:53 AM


Ahh The Lemon Dips, always nice to see a great Psych band in a Northern Playlist, I understand they used to play The Present "Many's the Slip" at Wigan Casino.

Does anyone play out more later stuff such as this Weller track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoKaUoMxbo

The Undertones Got to have you back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfUj7IL0ULQ&index=1&list=ALBTKoXRg38BAV5Au5NSY0AL_lm9VCjyWb

The Third Degree Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA ?

I've been known to drop the Third Degree single into my sets as well as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-33KEETlU

I still like to drop this old Paul Hallam spin by The Clash's drummer (with brilliant vocals from Jimmy Helms) in from time to time as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJSOF2dhXw&list=PL3lyXe6ufQjb9JBKuWPaa9A3wRZBUL6E1

Ian B

That Topper Headon track is superb, Ian. His album is unknown to me, but it won't be for long. Great call!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: leeboy on January 18, 2015, 01:07:59 PM


Ahh The Lemon Dips, always nice to see a great Psych band in a Northern Playlist, I understand they used to play The Present "Many's the Slip" at Wigan Casino.

Does anyone play out more later stuff such as this Weller track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcoKaUoMxbo

The Undertones Got to have you back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfUj7IL0ULQ&index=1&list=ALBTKoXRg38BAV5Au5NSY0AL_lm9VCjyWb

The Third Degree Mercy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA ?

I've been known to drop the Third Degree single into my sets as well as:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-33KEETlU

I still like to drop this old Paul Hallam spin by The Clash's drummer (with brilliant vocals from Jimmy Helms) in from time to time as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PJSOF2dhXw&list=PL3lyXe6ufQjb9JBKuWPaa9A3wRZBUL6E1

Ian B

That Topper Headon track is superb, Ian. His album is unknown to me, but it won't be for long. Great call!

Yes, great track, got in on a cassette somewhere, totally forgot about it, time for a revisit!
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on February 26, 2015, 07:14:13 PM
It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Ian_B on February 26, 2015, 10:28:41 PM
It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)

Max Harris, often in my playbox  :)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on February 27, 2015, 10:46:19 AM
You're a gent with impeccable tastes then, Ian  ;)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Neil Lee on February 27, 2015, 06:52:03 PM
You're a gent with impeccable tastes then, Ian  ;)

I know Ian, I would object to that  ;)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Ian_B on March 04, 2015, 09:27:54 PM
You're a gent with impeccable tastes then, Ian  ;)

I know Ian, I would object to that  ;)

You cheeky scally, Neil  ;)
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: Neil Lee on March 05, 2015, 08:51:18 AM
You're a gent with impeccable tastes then, Ian  ;)

I know Ian, I would object to that  ;)

You cheeky scally, Neil  ;)

Ha Ha
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on March 17, 2015, 07:46:35 PM
The Alan Haven's cover of Norwegian Wood. It's a little bit over the top, Swinging London-Austin Powers territory, but I think it would go down a storm at a club.
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on July 31, 2015, 05:29:30 PM
Charly Antolini: "Handicraft" and/or "Woe's all over me"
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club
Post by: Ady C on August 01, 2015, 09:19:17 AM
It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)

Max Harris, often in my playbox  :)

Love that Max Harris tune.  I've got "The Strange World of Gurney Slade" DVD (I'm an unashamedly Anthony Newley fan  ;) ) and when I heard that theme tune I thought, 'This is Mose Allison'...
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on August 01, 2015, 09:59:11 AM
Yeah, it's got that kind of vibe.
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club
Post by: Ian_B on August 05, 2015, 12:32:19 PM
It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)

Max Harris, often in my playbox  :)

Love that Max Harris tune.  I've got "The Strange World of Gurney Slade" DVD (I'm an unashamedly Anthony Newley fan  ;) ) and when I heard that theme tune I thought, 'This is Mose Allison'...

So have I, Ady - years ahead of it's time (with its blatant breaching of the "fourth wall" etc.) !!

and, yep ...  the tune does have more than a passing resemblance to "Parchman Farm"

Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on May 05, 2017, 06:19:52 PM
Nicola Conte: Bossa per due

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHPFXEooQOc
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on June 10, 2017, 09:50:23 AM
Memphis Slim's "Banana oil", some Matt Murphy's guitar wizardry for the dancefloor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhuwMy8I6Nw

Title: a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: dazlcfc on June 10, 2017, 11:14:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POv-3yIPSWc
Title: Re: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night
Post by: greenstreet on June 29, 2018, 03:29:38 PM
A heavy dose of powerful blue-eyed soul courtesy of Edgar Winter's White Trash. Turn up the volume!!:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDtZoK34gE0