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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June’s Record Club: PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)

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We’re back on Thursday 14th June for a Psychedelic Soul trip. Focusing on the years 1967-74, our main album will be Sly & The Family Stone’s classic ‘Stand’, plus we’ll take you higher with cuts from The Temptations, Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Shuggie Otis and more, alongside a couple of funky soul covers of psychedelic rock tracks.

We’ll also have a special warm-up mix of far-out and funky deep cuts courtesy of Brooklyn’s boutique label Slice Of Spice Records.

So get on down and free your mind! See you there.

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PSYCHEDELIC SOUL (1967-1974)
Thursday 14th June, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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2 TONE RECORDS: records played

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Our thanks to John Walmsley for a fantastic night of music and stories all drawn from the 2 Tone label. After starting with a selection of 45s that were all in the top 40 the week The Specials (and 2 Tone) first hit the charts, John took us through the ‘rise and demise’ of the short-lived but hugely influential label, with a mix of A sides, B sides, album tracks and live cuts from The Specials (and variants of, including their pre-fame incarnation The Coventry Automatics), Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Elvis Costello, The Bodysnatchers and The Apollinaires. You can listen back to all the 2 Tone records played here (or click the player at the bottom of this post).

We’ll be back on Thursday 14th June for PSYCHEDELIC SOUL, full details soon.

A very Specials night of Two Tone at from I was tempted to dance at several moments but thankfully thought better of it. Timeless music, great to hear it played loud on those speakers.

Great night with giving us the insight to the rise and fall of Two Tone records

Great night great tunes. brought back so many memories. Thanks John & Simon.

Brilliant night Thanks toe tappingly brilliant

Fabulous 2 Tone night on Thursday  really enjoyed myself, brought back some good memories. Thanks John.


RECORDS PLAYED

A selection of top 40 singles from the week ‘Gangsters’ by The Special AKA first entered the charts (28 July 1979)

Teena Marie – I’m Just A Sucker For Your Love (Motown)
Tubeway Army – Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Beggars Banquet)
Squeeze – Up The Junction (A&M Records)
Undertones – Here Comes The Summer (Sire Records)
Blondie – Sunday Girl (Chrysalis)
Buzzcocks – Harmony In My Head (United Artists)
Sex Pistols – C’Mon Everybody (Virgin)
The Knack – My Sharona (Capitol)
Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (Ensign)

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The Coventry Automatics – Rock And Roll Nightmare (from Dawning Of A New Era, Free Range Product, 2018)
The Specials – It’s Up To You (from Live At The Moonlight Club, TT 5011, 1992)
The Special A.K.A. – Gangsters/The Selecter – The Selecter (TT1, TT2, 1979)
Madness – The Prince (TT3, 1979)
The Selecter – On My Radio (TT 4, 1979)
The Beat – Tears Of A Clown (TT 6, 1979)
Specials – Do The Dog/Stupid Marriage (from Specials, TT 5001,1979)
The Special A.K.A – Too Much Too Young (live) (TT7, 1980)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (TT 7, 1980)

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The Bodysnatchers – Easy Life (live)/The Specials – Nite Klub (live) (from Dance Craze, TT 5004, 1981)
The Specials – Stereotypes/Stereotypes Part 2 (from More Specials, TT 5003, 1980)
The Specials ‎– Ghost Town (TT 17, 1981)
The Apollinaires – Envy The Love (TT 22, 1982)
The Special AKA ‎– Nelson Mandela (TT 26, 1984)
Rhoda with The Special A.K.A – The Boiler (TT 18, 1982)
The Special AKA – What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (from In The Studio, TT 5008, 1984)
The Specials – Enjoy Yourself/Pearl’s Cafe (from More Specials, TT 5003, 1980)
Specials – You’re Wondering Now (from Specials, TT 5001,1979)
The Specials – Why?/Friday Night, Saturday Morning (from Ghost Town 12″, TT 1217)
Specials – A Message To You Rudy (from Specials, TT 5001,1979)


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May’s Record Club: 2 TONE RECORDS

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Glossop Record Club is back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records.

Short-lived but hugely influential, the label was started by Specials keyboard player Jerry Dammers in 1979. Inspired by labels such as Tamla Motown and Stax , it released not just music by his own band but also other bands on the late 70s Coventry scene and beyond, who fused reggae, ska and punk.

Our guide for the evening will be 2 Tone completist John Walmsley, who will be winding the clock back to 1979 and picking out choice cuts from the label’s impressive run of 32 singles and 13 albums.

See you there!

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2 TONE RECORDS
Thursday 10th May, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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An Evening with David Hepworth: podcast and photos

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It was our great pleasure to welcome David Hepworth as our guest on April 19th. Gavin Hogg was our host with the most, and steered David through a range of topics relating to his books, Whistle Test, Live Aid and of course Smash Hits. Add to that the Q&A (Benny Hill, Top Of The Pops and Van Morrison all got a look in there) plus a few records, it was a very entertaining evening. David was even presented a record from Beany by the Hepworth Band, a platter we’re sure he’ll treasure from this day forth (see David’s tweet about it below).

A big thank you to Lyn (door and photos) and to Steve (book stall and roadie) for their invaluable assistance on the night. If you want to find out more about George Street Community Bookshop and maybe even get involved, check out their Facebook page.

Stream the talk here, click the player below or download (minus music) here.

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th May for a session dedicated to 2 Tone Records with John Walmsley. Details soon.

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April’s Record Club: AN EVENING WITH DAVID HEPWORTH

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UPDATE: Our online ticket allocation for this event has now sold out. We have just two tickets left that will be available on the door on the night. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve them. THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. Thank you.


On Thursday 19th April, we welcome veteran writer and broadcaster David Hepworth to Glossop Record Club to discuss his best-selling books ‘Uncommon People‘ and ‘1971: Never A Dull Moment‘ and his lengthy career as a music journalist, magazine editor and publisher with our host Gavin Hogg. We’ll play a few records relating to the books along the way as well as the chance to ask David your own questions.

If you’ve picked up a British music magazine in the last 40 years, you’ll have encountered David’s work. From the early days of Smash Hits, to founding Q, Mojo and The Word, he’s been an ever-present figure in some of the most successful and influential music magazines.

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As a presenter, he fronted Whistle Test in its final few years alongside fellow music journalist Mark Ellen and was also part of the presentation team for Live Aid in 1985. Along with Mark, he’s also the host of the excellent A Word In Your Ear podcast, where he discusses music books with their authors.

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AN EVENING WITH DAVID HEPWORTH
Thursday 19th April from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
Admission: £3


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