May’s Record Club: HERE COME THE GIRLS Classic American Girl Groups

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We’re back at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 11th May, when record club regular Bernie presents HERE COME THE GIRLS – an evening of classic American girl groups – from The Andrews Sisters in the 1940s and The Chordettes in the 1950s, to the golden era of The Shangri-Las, The Shirelles, The Crystals and many more in the 1960s.

Bernie will be armed with a stack of records (33, 45 and 78) to tell the history of girl groups from their first flush of popularity during WW2 and how they evolved through the 1950s to become the ultimate post-rock & roll music makers of the early 1960s, telling the stories behind the groups and the songs and how they influenced the British beat groups of the time. Along with classic artists, we’ll also hear the productions of Phil Spector, Shadow Morton and Motown, as well as the songwriting skills of Goffin & King, Greenwich & Barry and Holland-Dozier-Holland among others.

And if you want to bring along to records to share, there’s just one rule – it’s gotta be by a girl (or girls)!

See you there.


HERE COME THE GIRLS – Classic American Girl Groups
Thursday 11th May from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Nick Cave On Vinyl – records played

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Thanks to everyone who came along to the Nick Cave session, expertly curated and introduced by Lyn Lockwood. Here are a few post-session social media comments:

Great Nick Cave night from – a highlight was the early applause for ‘Sonny’s Burning’ by The Birthday Party.

Really enjoyed night at Club tonight, big thanks to , a brilliant guide for the evening.

A great night. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Nice one Lyn!

And here’s what Lyn has to say about it…

“So where to start with an artist who has had four bands of his own as well as several collaborations, recorded over twenty studio albums, made two documentary films (about himself), written a dozen or so film scores, two novels and a couple of film scripts?

I didn’t quite start at the beginning but we made an early foray into The Birthday Party and the raucous Sonny’s Burning that memorably opens with Nick Cave yelling ‘Hands up who wants to die!’ and ended with a spontaneous round of applause from Glossop’s finest. We then took a chronological journey through some of the key points of Nick Cave’s career, as I tried to show some of his astonishing range- from brooding murder ballads like Stagger Lee to gentle love songs such as Lime Tree Arbor, taking in some of the wild and esoteric landscapes and characters that Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld and his many other Bad Seeds have created so brilliantly. And it’s a tough choice when you have to leave out entire albums like Let Love In and Push the Sky Away.

The sheer breadth of Nick Cave’s work can be bewildering so it was really great to hear people commenting that they appreciated being guided through the back catalogue and hearing some of the stories behind the songs and albums. We ended with Nick Cave karaoke, with call outs for Nature Boy, Palaces of Montezuma, Idiot Prayer and more, and we even got time to play a little Elvis and Leonard Cohen. So, thanks Glossop Record Club regulars, and some new folk, (and Gavin Hogg’s technical support) for helping me to kick the Easter weekend off to such a wild start”.

We’ll see you on Thursday 11th May for Here Come The Girls – Classic American Girl Groups (from the 40s, 50s and 60s, in case you were wondering). Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

Leonard Cohen ‎– Songs From A Room (CBS, 1969)

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SIDE ONE: Bird On The Wire / Story Of Isaac / A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros / The Partisan  / Seems So Long Ago, Nancy

The Birthday Party – Sonny’s Burning (from The Bad Seed EP, 4AD, 1983)
Nick Cave featuring The Bad Seeds – From Her To Eternity (from From Her To Eternity, Mute, 1984)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– The Ship Song (12″, Mute, 1990)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Stagger Lee (from Murder Ballads, Mute, 1996)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Lime-Tree Arbour (from The Boatman’s Call, Mute, 1997)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hiding All Away (from Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus, Mute, 2004)
Grinderman – Heathen Child (from Grinderman 2, Mute, 2010)

Elvis Presley – 40 Greatest Hits (Arcade Records, 1975)

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Hard Headed Woman / King Creole / Jailhouse Rock / A Big Hunk O’ Love / I Got Stung  / One Night

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd, 2016)

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SIDE ONE: Jesus Alone / Rings Of Saturn / Girl In Amber / Magneto

SIDE TWO: Anthrocene / I Need You / Distant Sky / Skeleton Tree

Grinderman –  Palaces Of Montezuma (from Grinderman 2, Mute, 2010)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Brompton Oratory (from The Boatman’s Call, Mute, 1997)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – There She Goes, My Beautiful World / Nature Boy / Abattoir Blues / Let The Bells Ring / Fable Of The Brown Ape (from Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus, Mute, 2004)


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April’s Record Club: NICK CAVE ON VINYL

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 13th April for an evening of Nick Cave On Vinyl, curated and hosted by Lyn Lockwood. Lyn writes:

Nick Cave has been on an epic creative journey as a poet, artist, collaborator, novelist, essayist, actor, musician and vocalist. From Old Testament gothic punk preacher to New Testament observer of human fragility, he has built a world both of terrible violence and aching human love.

We’ll be listening to tracks from (almost) the very beginning as a young Australian art school drop out to the whole of last year’s astonishing album The Skeleton Tree. Johnny Cash, PJ Harvey, Shane McGowan and even a Mr L Cohen amongst others may also cross our paths along the way.

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NICK CAVE ON VINYL
Thursday 13th April from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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COVERS NIGHT: records played

‘Soul Rocks’ mix

Bobby Womack – California Dreamin’ (The Mamas and The Papas)
Ramsey Lewis – Day Tripper (The Beatles)
David Ruffin – Feelin’ Alright (Traffic)
The Staple Singers – For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
Ben E. King – Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
Bettye LaVette – Heart Of Gold (Neil Young)
Al Green – Light My Fire (The Doors)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Just Dropped In (Kenny Rodgers & The First Edition)
The Isley Brothers – Love The One You’re With (Stephen Stills)
Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
Big Maybelle – 96 Tears (? and The Mysterians)

Simon’s Covers Selection

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David Bowie – White Light/White Heat (The Velvet Underground)
(from Ziggy At The BBC bootleg LP, recorded 1972)
Bryan Ferry – What Goes On (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Polydor, 1978)
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm (Bob Dylan)
(from Blues & Soul Power, Atlantic, recorded 1965)
Richard Hawley – Some Candy Talking (The Jesus And Mary Chain)
(Hotel Room b side, Mute Records, 2006)
Frank White – Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
(7″ single, Fantasy, 1973)

Gavin’s Covers Selection

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Big Daddy – Whip It (Devo)
(from What Really Happened To The Band Of ’59, Making Waves, 1983)
Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane (The Velvet Underground)
(7″ single, Cooking Vinyl, 1988)
The Wedding Present – Falling (Julee Cruse)
(Silver Shorts b side, RCA, 1992)
Spizzenergi – Virginia Plain (Roxy Music)
(Soldier Soldier b side, Rough Trade, 1979)
Frank Sidebottom – In The Summertime (Mungo Jerry)
(from Oh Blimey It’s Christmas 12″, Regal Zonophone, 1985)

Darren’s Covers Selection

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Fatima Mansions – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)
(b side of Manic Street Preachers 12″, Columbia, 1992)
Butthole Surfers – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Donovan)
(from Piouhgd, Rough Trade, 1991)
Devo – (I Can’t Get Me No) Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
(from We Do ‘Em Our Way, MFP, 1980)
Mudhoney – Revolution (Spacemen 3)
(from This Gift 12″, Glitterhouse, 1989)

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Brian Eno – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (The Tokens)
(7″ single, Island, 1975)
The Wedding Present – Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Theme From Cheers) (Gary Portnoy)
(Montreal b side, Cooking Vinyl, 1997)

Bill’s Covers Selection

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Elvis Presley – Lawdy. Miss Clawdy (Larry Williams)
(from Elvis, RCA, 1959)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
(Sun Records, 1958)

Bryan Ferry v David Bowie

Bryan Ferry – These Foolish Things (Island Records, 1973)
SIDE ONE
A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan)
River Of Salt (Ketty Lester)
Don’t Ever Change (The Crickets)
Piece Of My Heart (Erma Franklin)
Baby I Don’t Care (Elvis Presley)
It’s My Party (Lesley Gore)
Don’t Worry Baby (Beach Boys)

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David Bowie – Pin Ups (RCA, 1973)
SIDE TWO
Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats)
Sorrow (The Merseys, also The McCoys)
Don’t Bring Me Down (The Pretty Things)
Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (The Who)
Where Have All The Good Times Gone? (The Kinks)

BONUS TRACKS (courtesy of Brett, Anna and Beany)
Ian McShane – Avalon (Roxy Music)
(7″ single, Polygram TV, 1992)
Kate Bush – Rocket Man (Elton John)
(7″ single, Mercury, 1991)
The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (Kate Bush)
(7″ single, 679 Recordings, 2o05)
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – Busy Doing Nothing (Bing Crosby)
(7″ single, Broken Records, 1983)
Jonathan King ‎– Space Oddity / Major Tom (Coming Home) (David Bowie / Peter Schilling)
(7″ single, Epic Records, 1984)
Dutch Uncles – Slave To The Atypical Rhythm (Grace Jones)
(12″ single, Memphis Industries, 2013)

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March’s Record Club: COVERS NIGHT

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We’re back on Thursday 9th March for COVERS NIGHT, a whole evening dedicated to the fine art of the cover version.

Often to be found lurking on b sides, charity compilations or deep within albums, the cover version is where an artist shows us a different side of themselves, whether wearing their heart on their sleeve, showing us they can have fun or indulging in some irony.

There are of course two albums of cover versions that we can’t ignore, both released by artists at the height of their early popularity back in 1973 – Bryan Ferry’s These Foolish Things and David Bowie’s Pin Ups. We’ll be pitching Ferry’s wide-ranging pop history collage against Bowie’s tightly focused tribute to his London Mod days, exploring how they both came to be made with parallel tales of fall outs, break ups and bitter rivalries. We’ll only play one of those albums in full, but the choice, as they say, will be yours.

We’ll also hear covers by bands whose songs feature on those two albums, alongside some groovy soul remakes of rock tunes, and of course there’ll be plenty of chances for you to share your favourite covers too.

So getting digging out that vinyl and see you there!


COVERS NIGHT

Thursday 9th March from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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RECORDS PLAYED: New Orleans funky flavours and soulful sounds

New Orleans Funk (Soul Jazz Records, 2000)

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The Gaturs – Gator Bait / Danny White – Natural Soul Brother / Ernie K-Doe – Here Come The Girls / Dr. John – Mama Roux / Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman / The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees / Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin / Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze

Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras (7″, Ron, 1959)
Professor Longhair –  Big Chief (parts 1 & 2) (7″, Watch, 1964)
The Wild Magnolias with The New Orleans Project – Handa Wanda (from The Wild Magnolias, Polydor, 1974)
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island, recorded 1964)
The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas) (from The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Island, 1976)

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Aaron Neville – Hercules (from New Orleans Funk, Soul Jazz Records, recorded 1973)
Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side (from A History Of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Volume 3, Rhino, recorded 1964)
Irma Thomas – She’ll Never Be Your Wife (from In Between Tears, Fungus, 1973)
Dr. John – Walk On Gilded Splinters (from Gris Gris, Atlantic Records, 1968)

STEVE’S CAJUN & SWAMP POP INTERLUDE

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Johnnie Allan – Promised Land (7″, Stiff, 1978)
Rufus Jagneaux & Opelousas Sostan Band – The Back Door (7”, Jin)
Buckwheat Zydeco – Ma ‘tit fille (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island)
Clifton Chenier – Ton Na Na (from King Of The Bayous, Arhoolie, 1970)
Beausoleil – Zydeco Gris Gris (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island)
Tommy McLain & Clint West – Try To Find Another Man / Jole Blon – Vin Bruce (from Another Saturday Night, Oval/Ace, 1974)

Exuma – Exuma, The Obeah Man (from Exuma, Mercury, 1970)

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The Meters – Cissy Strut (from Second Line Strut, Charly R&B, 1980)
Betty Harris – There’s A Break In The Road (7″, Sansu/Soul Jazz Records, 2016, recorded 1969)

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Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (Polydor, 1970)

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SIDE ONE: Yes We Can – Part I / Riverboat / Tears Tears And More Tears / O Me-O, My-O / Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley / Yes We Can – Part II
SIDE TWO: Who’s Gonna’ Help Brother Get Further / Games People Play / When The Bill’s Paid / Occapella / Gator Tail / Would You?

Robert Parker – Barefootin’ / Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll (from This Is Sue!, Island, 1969)
Fats Domino – It Keeps Raining (from The Fats Domino Singles Album, Fame Records)

Robbie Coltrane – New Orleans (7″ Strike Records, 1988)

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Sonny Terry  – Whoopin’ The Blues (from The History Of Jazz Vol. 1 – N’Orleans Origins, Capitol Records, 1957)

Dr. John ‎– Right Place Wrong Time / Same Old Same Old (from In The Right Place, Atlantic, 1973)

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February’s Record Club: NEW ORLEANS funk & soul

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We’re back on Thursday 9th February for a taste of the funky flavours and soulful sounds of New Orleans.

The Crescent City has long been a cultural melting pot, especially when it comes to music. The birthplace of jazz, home to the blues, not mention rhythm & blues and rock & roll, it has produced more than it’s fair share of influential musicians, songwriters and performers. We’d need more than just one evening to even begin to scrape the surface of all it has to offer, so instead we’ll be focusing on the soul and funk that emanated from New Orleans in the 1960s and 70s. And what better time to celebrate than during the month of Mardi Gras?

Several names loom large from this period – songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, singer Lee Dorsey, and funk legends The Meters, who also doubled up as the backing band on dozens of classic funk and soul tunes during this time – we’ll be playing records featuring all three. We’ll also hear from Mac Rebennack, the session pianist turned Night Tripper, better known as Dr John, with some heavy voodoo vibes, along with whatever else we can squeeze on the turntable.

See you there!


NEW ORLEANS – funky flavours and soulful sounds

Thursday 9th February from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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