November’s Record Club: 1968 – VINYL REVOLUTIONS


Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 8th November for 1968: Vinyl Revolutions, exploring the music of this notoriously turbulent year that saw protests and riots on the streets of London, Paris and across the USA, unrest that found its way into the music of the time.

The sunny optimism and idealism of the music of 1967 gave way to an array of different sounds. Pop turned in to rock as album sales overtook sales of singles in the UK for the first time. Some bands went deeper into psychedelia while others rejected the Summer of Love and went for a back-to-basics approach, embracing early rock & roll, Americana, folk and electric blues…

Our full album will be The Zombies baroque psych-pop masterpiece Odessey & Oracle, a flop at the time but whose reputation slowly grew over the years, gaining cult status and finally becoming acknowledged as a classic.

We’ll also be playing tracks from albums of a similar pedigree, alongside lesser-known cuts and established acts that were experimenting with new sounds and styles. And if you’ve got a favourite 1968 record you want to share, please bring it along.

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.

1968: Vinyl Revolutions
Thursday 8th November, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin – Records Played


Thanks to everyone who braved Storm Callum and ventured out for our Aretha Franklin tribute session. Special thanks also to Steve McNamee for great records and stories. Pure joy from start to finish! A full list of records played is below, along with links to listen to a selection of those records.

@GlossopRecord another top night, listening to Aretha Franklin. Always amazed at how much knowledge there is in the room. Thanks to @SteveMcVinyl and @simongmusic73. Only heard the classic Aretha songs before the live album stuff was ace.

It was a joy to hear Aretha letting rip at full volume through the big speakers at @GlossopRecord last night. If her ecstatic screaming on Mary Don’t You Weep doesn’t get your spine tingling then you’d better check your pulse.

As always it was a great night especially with the edition of Smashy and Nicey.Some fantastic songs played.Thanks Steve and Simon.

Never thought I’d hear myself say that a live gospel album was my favourite part of the evening. As usual, enjoyable and educational in equal measures, Thanks @SteveMcVinyl and @simongmusic73

Great night thanks Simon! Powerful choice & range of records from the wonderful Aretha,loved it!

We’re back on Thursday 8th November for 1968: Vinyl Revolutions, full details on that soon.

Also, another date for your diary! We’ll be at the Crystal Ballroom, Norfolk Street on Saturday 29th December for RIP IT UP, our end-of-year retro disco, spinning a heady mix of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Girl Groups, Ska, Psych, Glam, Funk, Disco, New Wave, Synth Pop, Indie and more. Tickets will are on sale now. More event info here.




Soulville/Try A Little Tenderness (from Greatest Hits 1960-1965, CBS Records)
The Weight (Atlantic 7″, 1969)
Border Song (Holy Moses) (Atlantic 7″, 1970)

I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You (Atlantic, 1967)

: Respect / Drown In My Own Tears / I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) / Soul Serenade / Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream / Baby, Baby, Baby
SIDE TWO: Dr. Feelgood / Good Times / Do Right Woman – Do Right Man / Save Me / A Change Is Gonna Come

Mary Don’t You Weep / How I Got Over / Amazing Grace (from Amazing Grace, Atlantic, 1972)

Dr. Feelgood / Spirit In The Dark / Spirit In The Dark Reprise / Reach Out And Touch (from Live At Fillmore West, Atlantic, 1971)

Think (Atlantic 7″, 1968)
Baby I Love You (Atlantic 7″, 1967)
I Say A Little Prayer (Atlantic 7″, 1968)

Listen to a selection of records played here or click the player below.

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