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

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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.

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RECORDS PLAYED

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)


SIDE ONE
: 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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October’s Record Club: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin

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On Thursday 11th October we pay R.E.S.P.E.C.T. to Aretha Franklin with a whole night of the Queen of Soul on vinyl, concentrating on her late 60s/early 70s Atlantic Records purple patch when she was absolutely at the top of her game.

We’ll be playing Aretha’s classic 1967 album ‘I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You‘ in full, which, alongside the title track also includes Respect and Do Right Woman, Do Right Man. An absolute stormer from start to finish. We’ll also play a side each of her essential live albums – ‘Amazing Grace‘ and ‘Aretha Live at Fillmore West‘ – which capture Aretha in her element, delivering some truly astonishing performances. We’ll also have time to slip in some of her essential 45s and album cuts along the way.

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.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin
Thursday 11th October, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION


Established 2013, Glossop Record Club is the monthly vinyl-listening session which puts the music first. Have a look here to find out more about what we do and our past sessions.


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THE SECRET SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE – records played

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It was a packed labour club for our fifth anniversary session, as we dug deep and delved into the forgotten and seldom-heard corners of David Bowie’s long and productive career, playing live tracks, radio sessions, demos and outtakes to show another face of the Dame. We also played probably the most valuable record ever to grace to the record club turntable, Bowie’s 1970 flop single ‘The Prettiest Star’, which was quite a special moment (for your host anyway). My thanks to Beany for very kindly bringing that in to share with us all. And thanks to everyone who came along.

We’ll be back on Thursday 11th October for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin, a whole night of the Queen Of Soul on vinyl. It’s going to be a special one. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

Station To Station (live at Nassau Coliseum, 1976 – from ‘The Thin White Duke’)
Waiting For The Man/Five Years/White Light White Heat/Moonage Daydream (BBC radio sessions, 1972 – from Bowie At The Beeb)
London Bye Ta Ta (unreleased single, 1970 – from ChangesThree)
The Prettiest Star (single version featuring Marc Bolan – Mercury 7″, 1970)
Tired Of My Life/Shadowman (demos c.1970-71 – from The Trident Tapes)
Zion (aka A Lad In Vain, aka Tragic Moments) (recorded during the Pin Ups sessions, 1973 – from BowieStudio70-75)

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TOY (unreleased album, recorded 2000)
SIDE ONE:  Uncle Floyd/Afraid/I Dig Everything/Let Me Sleep Beside You/Toy (Your Turn To Drive)/Hole In The Ground
SIDE TWO: Shadow Man/In The Heat Of The Morning/Silly Boy Blue/Liza Jane/The London Boys

Rebel Rebel (US single mix, 1974)
John, I’m Only Dancing (sax version, 1973)
When I’m Five (BBC session, 1968)



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September’s Record Club: THE SECRET SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE

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Join us on Thursday 13th September as we celebrate five years of Glossop Record Club with a special session dedicated to the secret songs of David Bowie.

Drawing on a wealth of demos, outtakes, live recordings and radio sessions, we’ll dig deep to reveal another face of Bowie’s career, with alternate versions of well-known songs rubbing shoulders with lesser-known cuts from the Dame’s back pages.

It’s also the story of how a 13 year-old kid fell down a Bowie-shaped rabbit hole and has yet to find a way out! Who could that be…?

David Bowie has been our most-requested artist since day one, and our two previous all-Bowie sessions have been among our most popular to date. So who are we to refuse?!

It’s all happening at Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 13th September to help mark our fifth anniversary. Doors open at 8pm, the music starts at 8.30pm and it’s free admission. See you there.


THE SECRET SONGS OF DAVID BOWIE
Thursday 13th September, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Krautrock 2 – records played

Amon Duul II – Archangel’s Thunderbird (1970)
Faust – It’s A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl (1972)
Neu! – Negativland (1972)
Harmonia – Monza (Rauf und Runter) (1975)
La Dusseldorf – Rheinita (1978)
Can – Halleluwah (1971)
Kraftwerk – Ruckzuck (1970)

Kraftwerk – Radio-Activity (Capitol Records, 1975)

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SIDE ONE
:  Geiger Counter / Radioactivity / Radioland / Airwaves / Intermission / News
SIDE TWO: The Voice Of Energy / Antenna / Radio Stars / Uranium / Transistor / Ohm Sweet Ohm

Neu! – Hallogallo (1972)


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July’s Record Club: KRAUTROCK 2

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On Thursday 12th July, we revisit Krautrock to further explore the experimental Kosmische music of the 1960s and 1970s. Picking up the thread from our first krautrock session in 2016, we’ll dig deeper and take in tracks by Amon Duul II, Faust, Can, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf and Neu!

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Our featured album will be Kraftwerk‘s overlooked 1975 classic Radio-Activity and we’ll also play a track from their seldom-heard debut.

If you want to know more about Krautrock, read the post for our last session (exactly two years ago) which explains all. See you there!


KRAUTROCK 2
Thursday 12th July, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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Psychedelic Soul (1967-74) – Records Played

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Photos above courtesy of Rachel, Darren and Mark

Souls were well and truly psychedelicized and a few minds freed at our Psychedelic Soul session. There was even an outbreak of actual dancing, a rare but beautiful sight at record club. Their asses did indeed follow. Right on!

As ever, we only had time to scrape the surface, but hopefully those who asked “What exactly is Psychedelic Soul?” will have had their question answered in full. It was a real pleasure to share this music with you all and made me think we should get down and funky more often. Plans are being hatched!

Thanks to all who came, listened and danced to the music, and also a big thanks to Brooklyn’s Slice Of Spice Records for suggesting (and sending over) a few tunes to get us warmed up.

Here are a few comments from the world of social media:

At & Mr has done some ace research on Psychedelic Soul. I’m learning so much!

A brilliant Record Club last night. I’m aching from fast stepping to the full version of Poppa Was A Rolling Stone.

Nice grooves Simon. The Chairmen of the Board tracks were a revelation.

Enjoyed it immensely. The dancing at the back was fantastic.

It was fantastic, thank you! 

Listen back here or click the player at the end of this post.

We’re back on Thursday 12th July for Krautrock 2 when we’ll further explore the kosmische music of 1970s Germany, including tracks from Amon Duul 2, Neu!, Can and Harmonia alongside a full album by Kraftwerk. Details soon.


MUSIC PLAYED

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Young-Holt Unlimited – Hot Pants / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Hard Times / David Axelrod – Mucho Chupar / Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations / Young-Holt Unlimited – Food Stamps / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Mama Get Yourself Together / David Axelrod – The Warning Talk (part 1) / Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger / Young-Holt Unlimited – Rubber Lips / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Running / Dorothy Ashby – Truth Spoken Here / Parliament – Put Love In Your Life

Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music (7″, Direction, 1968)

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The Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today
(from ‘The Time Has Come’, Columbia, 1967)
The Temptations – Cloud Nine (from ‘Greatest Hits II, Tamla Motown, 1970, orig. 1968)
Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go (from ‘Curtis’, Curtom Records, 1970)
(The New) Rotary Connection – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun (from ‘Hey, Love’, Cadet Concept, 1971)

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Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
(from ‘Maggot Brain’, Westbound, 1971)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed (from ‘Introducing Shuggie Otis’, Epic Records, 2013, orig. 1974)
Chairmen Of The Board – Morning Glory/Life & Death Pt. I/White Rose (Freedom Flower)/Life & Death Pt. II (from ‘Skin I’m In’, Invictus Records, 1974)

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Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (7″, BGP, 1969)
Johnny Jones & The King Casuals – Purple Haze (7″, Cream, 1968)
The French Fries – Small Fries (7″, Columbia Special Products, 1968)

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Sly & The Family Stone – Underdog (from ‘A Whole New Thing’, Epic, 1967)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – Stand (Epic, 1969)
SIDE ONE: Stand!/Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey/I Want To Take You Higher/Somebody’s Watching You/Sing A Simple Song
SIDE TWO: Everyday People/Sex Machine/You Can Make It If You Try

The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (full version) (from ‘All Directions’. Gordy, 1972)


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