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General music chat / The !!! Beat
« on: December 22, 2018, 01:44:16 PM »

Bargains tae be had here.  Bear Family ur closin' doon thir DVD department.

Once THE !!! BEAT was only a legend. Fans and collectors heard that there was a television show in the mid-1960s that captured the absolute very best of the soul and R&B singers of the day. Some said it was made in Nashville and some said that it was made in Dallas. Musicians remembered working on the show and a few people remembered seeing it, but no one seemed to know what had happened to it. Did the tapes still exist? How many shows were there? Who exactly was on it?

Now, nearly forty years later Bear Family answers all the questions. All the episodes still exist! It really was a fabulous show! It really was in color! It really did feature the absolute best of the soul and R&B acts of the day! And whereas once just fragments of the shows made their way onto bootlegs, now the entire series is available in first-generation quality. It has been a long time coming, but now THE !!! BEAT is back!

Soul music is bigger than ever now, just as the original practitioners are dying off or performing way past their prime. Revivalists like Joss Stone often only emphasize how great the originals were in their day, so here is a reminder of what REAL soul music was like from the absolute original masters.

There were 26 THE !!! BEAT shows, and many of the performances were live in the studio with a backup band led by the terrific Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown. Here are just a few of the original soul and R&B stars captured in their prime: Otis Redding; Little Milton, Esther Phillips, Joe Tex, Etta James, Lattimore Brown, Rosco Shelton, Carla Thomas, Freddie King, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Taylor, Maurice & The Radiants, Louis Jordan, Mighty Hannibal, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Robert Parker, Joe Simon, Mitty Collier, Jamo Thomas, Zz Hill, Lou Rawls, Bobby Hebb, Willie Mitchell, Don Bryant, Ovations, Bar-Kays, Percy Sledge, Garnett Mimms, and Sam & Dave.

When you’re talking about soul music, it truly comes no better than this!

Fans in the UK can expect a treat in 2005 in the shape of a multi-part series on SOUL MUSIC, so SOUL is officially back.

Go get every episode of the THE !!! BEAT. Exclusively from Bear Family….the new Soul City!

Mod fashion and style / Fair Isle jumpers
« on: December 10, 2018, 12:53:42 AM »

Yin ay them garments ah sometimes hink look good oan other folk, but ah fear the Val Doonican effect takin' place if ah wis tae buy yin masel'.

Ah've seen a fair isle crew neck  in very muted colours. so mibbe ah'll check back n' take a gamble if it's reduced in the sales.

Embdy oan here brave enough tae sport them?

No really interested in the tank top option, which seemed mair popular back in the day.

Banter / A wee joke
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:54:28 PM »

The Pope comes to Belfast and asks "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar."

With that, Jimmy got in line, and when it was his turn, the Pope asked, "My son, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Jimmy replied, "Your Holiness, I need you to pray for help with my hearing."

The Pope put one finger of one hand in Jimmy's ear, placed his other hand on top of his head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a great prayer for Jimmy, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.

After a few minutes, the Pope removed his hands, stood back and asked, "James, how is your hearing now?"

Jimmy answered, "I don't know, yer Holiness. It's not 'til next week....."

Mod in the media / How To Add '60s Style To Your Autumn Wardrobe
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:21:33 AM »

Obviously the article is a pile ay pish.

"A respect for tradition, combined with a desire to experiment, gives life to a sophisticated wardrobe update for the rebellious soul." indeed.

Nice trucker jaikets tho'.

Mod fashion and style / American 3 roll 2 jaikets
« on: September 22, 2018, 02:06:29 PM »

Perusin' the J Press website after followin' a link they emailed me - most ay thir suits seem tae be three button efforts but wi' this "roll" oan the top buttonhole.

Never really understood the reasons fur this style feature nor why it seems tae be so popular across the pond.

Embdy like it and/or prepared tae argue the case in it's favour?  Has always seemed pointless tae me.

Mod fashion and style / "Slouch suits" a new low.
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:46:35 PM »

"Suits" wi' trackie bottoms fur the breeks.    :-[

PE gone mad........ :(

Mod fashion and style / V neck jumpers
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:39:32 PM »

Is it jist me or is it increasingly hard tae find jumpers wi' a decent depth ay "V" in the neckline.

Yin ay ma favourites has been devoured by moths n' lookin' at replacements most ay them seem tae be little better than a variation oan crew necks.

Or is ma double chin a lot bigger than ah thought it wis?

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