December’s Record Club: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

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On Thursday 8th December, it’s our second Glossop Record Club CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.

Kicking off at 8pm at Glossop Labour Club, it’s our end-of-year blow out – a chance to get together, have a chat over a pint about music and put the world to rights. Well, maybe not that last bit.

Of course, vinyl will be at the heart of the night with the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics on hand to spin some of their favourite charity shop finds throughout the evening. Feel free to bring down any records you want to get onto the turntable too.

And as it’s Christmas, we’ll also have a bit of fun with a music quiz and Secret Santa.

If you want to take part in Secret Santa, you’ve gotta give to receive! Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. Choose a record, ideally an LP, maybe from a charity shop, a secondhand shop or even a spare from your own collection. Don’t spend more than a fiver.
  2. Don’t just get any old tat! It has to be something you wouldn’t mind having yourself. And please check that the record is in good condition. We don’t want any damaged styli!
  3. Wrap it up, bring it with you to record club and pop it in the Secret Santa record box.
  4. If you’ve put a record in, that means you’ll get one back! We’ll do the draw before the end of the session.

Easy! If it’s not clear, just get in touch.

And don’t forget, there’s a Glossopdale Foodbank collection point at the labour club, so please bring along a food donation if you can. More details here: http://glossopdalefoodbank.info/how-to-help/donate/

So. That’s a music quiz. Secret Santa. Charity Shop Classics DJ set. Bring Your Own Vinyl. Beer. And you!

See you there.


Glossop Record Club’s CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Thursday 8th December from 8pm

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

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Good Luck Charms

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The Lucky Dip entries

It was a brave soul who ventured out in the midst of the weather bomb down to our second Lucky Dip session. But venture out they did! Brave, dedicated or daft…?

The festive mood was set by Beany’s excellent and eclectic Christmas mix, which among its many highlights featured Jon Bon Jovi‘s first ever appearance on disc, albeit uncredited, as part of a Star Wars Christmas album. Beany also snuck in a Christmas message from Phil Collins. Oof.

Then it was time to pull a slip from the oveflowing pint pot of luck. First up was Bernard’s Walker Brothers LP but he only wanted to play two tracks, so our first full album of the night was the Pixies’ Doolittle brought along by Darren, an album that he bought on the day of its release back in 1989 and although a little crackly here and there, still sounded fantastic (as the many nodding heads and tapping feet confirmed).

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Darren with Doolittle

The second LP of the night also came from the 1980s and also shared the letter P as the artists’ initial – The Proclaimers’ Sunshine On Leith – brought along by Jonathan and an album already familiar to a few who were there, but for many was the first time hearing a full album by the Scottish duo.

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Jonathan with The Proclaimers

Alongside spinning as many tracks as possible from the records people brought with them, we also found time to pay our respects to Ian McLagan with a couple of Small Faces 45s and mark the 50th anniversary of Sam Cooke‘s death.

So thanks to Bernard, Beany, Frank, Gavin, Bill, Ian, John, Peter, Terry, Steve, Becky and Jim for sharing some great records (better luck next time) and congratulations to Darren and Jonathan for having their albums picked out. The full list of songs played is below.

We also raised £25.53 from our little record sale, which will be donated to a local charity. Thank you.

Here are a few post-session comments from Twitter.

“Nice to hear my (rather crackly) copy of Doolittle at @GlossopRecord lucky dip night 🙂 Hope everyone else enjoyed it”

“Taken aback to have my record pulled out at the @GlossopRecord lucky dip. Still get goosebumps at some of Sunshine on Leith though. Magic… and with Doolittle as the other drawn album, that was a couple of hours of listening pleasure”

“Great night at @GlossopRecord walked home and now as wet as an otters pocket.”

“Another great night at @GlossopRecord tonight. Pixies and Proclaimers in the same night. Never saw that one coming!!”

“Another good night out @GlossopRecord. The lucky dip gave us 2 albums from the 80’s and was brought to us by the letter P.”

We’ll be back on Thursday 8th January 2015 for 21st Century Sounds – an evening of music released since 2000. Full details soon.

Happy Christmas!

MUSIC PLAYED
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Jimmy McGriff – Christmas with McGriff (Mistletoe Records, 1963)
White Christmas/Christmas with McGriff/I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus/Hip Santa

Beany’s Christmas Mix
Barenaked Ladies – Green Christmas/Terry Hall & Lenny The Lion – I Want A Hippopotomus For Christmas/The Go Go’s – I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek/Richard Cheese – Do They Know It’s Christmas/Bob Rivers – Grahbe Yahbalz/The Fab Four – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Jon Bon Jovi – R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas/The Lancashire Hotpots – The Trafford Centre/Trans-Siberean Orchestra – Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 1224)

The Walker Brothers – Take It Easy With The Walker Brothers (Philips, 1965)
First Love Never Dies/Love Minus Zero

Pixies – Doolittle (4AD, 1989)
Side One: Debaser/Tame/Wave Of Mutilation/I Bleed/Here Comes Your Man/Dead/Monkey Gone To Heaven
Side Two: Mr. Grieves/Crackity Jones/La La Love You/No. 13 Baby/There Goes My Gun/Hey/Silver/Gouge Away

The Small Faces – Tin Soldier (Immediate 7″, 1967)
Sam Cooke – Change Is Gonna Come (RCA 7″, 1964)
Dick Emery – All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (Christmas With The Stars, Wing Records)
Dee D. Jackson – Automatic Lover (Jupiter Records 7″, 1978)
Ray Charles – Busted (Ingredients In A Recipe For Soul, ABC-Paramount, 1963)
Roy Head – Treat Her Right (Vocalion 7″, 1965)
The Small Faces – Itchycoo Park (Immediate 7″, 1967)
Silicon Teens – Just Like Eddie/Sun Flight (Mute 7″, 1980)

The Proclaimers – Sunshine On Leith (Chrysalis, 1988)
Side One: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)/Cap In Hand/Then I Met You/My Old Friend The Blues/Sean/Sunshine On Leith
Side Two: Come On Nature/I’m On My Way/What Do You Do/It’s Saturday Night/Teardrops/Oh Jean

Johnny Burnette And The Rock ‘N Roll Trio – The Train Kept A-Rollin’ (s/t, MCA Records, orig. 1956)
George Faith – I’ve Got The Groove (To Be A Lover, Black Swan/Island, 1977)
Cato Salsa Experience – Listen To Me Daddy O (A Good Tip For A Good Time, Garralda Records, 2000)
Masters Of Reality – The Blue Garden (Masters Of Reality, Def American, 1988)
The O’Jays – Backstabbers (Super Bad, K-Tel)
Irma Thomas – She’ll Never Be Your Wife (In Between Tears, Fungus, 1973)
Sparks – Thank God It’s Not Christmas (Kimono My House, Island, 1974)
Joni Mitchell – River/A Case Of You/The Last Time I Saw Richard (Blue, Reprise, 1971)
David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me/We Are The Dead/1984 (Diamond Dogs, RCA, 1974)

Listen to digital highlights on our Mixcloud page (or on the player below).

December’s Record Club: LUCKY DIP 2

LuckyDip2resizeGlossop Record Club returns on Thursday 11th December for a pre-Christmas ‘Lucky Dip’. The session starts at 8pm and entry is free.

If you were there for last year’s lucky dip, you know what to do. If you weren’t, here’s how it’ll work…

Choose a vinyl album (maybe a few). It could be your favourite record you’ve bought this year (whether it be a new release, reissue or secondhand). It could be an old favourite you just want to share, or maybe something that’s been tucked away in the loft or the spare room that you haven’t heard for ages.

Bring it with you to record club, write down what it is on a slip of paper, put the paper in the ‘hat’ (or whatever we’ve got that’ll do the job) and the two albums that get drawn out at random are the ones we’ll play in full. If your record doesn’t get chosen there’ll hopefully be time to spin a track or two anyway.

We’ll also have a special Christmas mix of lesser-heard and more unusual festive tunes, compiled by Record Club regular Beany.

So. Bring a record. Bring yourself. And see you on December 11th.

(Don’t worry if you don’t have a record to bring, you can still come).

Glossop Record Club’s LUCKY DIP 2
Thursday 11th December, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
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You lucky people

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A big thank you to everyone who braved the rather wild elements and ventured out for our pre-Christmas session, otherwise known as Lucky Dip. It was great to see so many people bring records with them, but there could be only two albums played in full during the main part of the session. The job of pulling the entries from ‘the pint pot of luck’ fell to the labour club’s trusty barman Martin, and the albums drawn were The Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (brought in by Steve) and Ultravox’s Vienna (brought in by another Steve). I’m hoping everyone else got to spin a track or two from the records they brought too.

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Brett from The Downstairs Lounge blog provided  an entertaining Christmas Comedy Interlude with a stack of seasonal 7″s which included the second record club appearance for Frank Sidebottom (I think a tradition may have been started now), and I brought along some of my Christmas vinyl, playing Jimmy Smith and The Staple Singers.

The music played on the night spanned many styles and eras, from the present day all the way back to 1958, and the contrast between the two main albums couldn’t have been greater. Both received a round of applause when they finished.

There’s been some great feedback on Twitter too:

“Enjoyed Glossop Record Club tonight, great to make time to listen to something you’ve never heard before. Warm welcome from regulars too.”

“That was another fun night.”

“Had a great time. Will be back again for sure.”

“Good night at Glossop Record Club tonight. 2 albums I would never have listened to in full. Enjoyed both! Great interlude also!”

“Great night see you next month.”

A very big thank you also for all the food donations for Glossopdale Food Bank. You’re a very generous bunch.

The next Glossop Record Club session is BOWIE ON VINYL, Thursday 9th January 2014. Details coming soon.

Happy Christmas!

SG

JIMMY SMITH – Christmas Cookin’ (Verve, 1964)

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Side One: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Jingle Bells/We Three Kings (Of The Orient Are)/The Christmas Song

Side Two: White Christmas/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Silent Night/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

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THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Cadence, 1958/Rhino reissue)

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Side One: Roving Gambler/Down In The Willow Garden/Long Time Gone/Lightning Express/That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine/Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet

Side Two: Barbara Allen/Oh So Many Years/I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail/Rockin’ Alone (In An Old Rocking Chair)/Kentucky/Put My Little Shoes Away

The Staple Singers – The Last Month Of The Year

The Selector – Three Minute Hero

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cut Me Down

Goblin – Profondo Rosso

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The Downstairs Lounge Christmas Comedy Interlude

Dora Bryan – All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle

The Baron Knights – Merry Gentle Pops

Kenneth Williams – Good Queen Wenceslas

Harry H. Corbett – An Old Fashioned Christmas

Frank Sidebottom – Christmas Is Really Fantastic

Les Patterson – Give Her One For Christmas

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ULTRAVOX – Vienna (Chrysalis, 1980)

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Side One: Astradyne/New Europeans/Private Lives/Passing Strangers/Sleepwalk

Side Two: Mr X/Western Promise/Vienna/All Stood Still

Outfit – Nothing Big

Volcano Choir – Alaskans

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Ray Charles – What’d I Say

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Ian Brown – Bille Jean

The Pogues – And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

10cc – I’m Not In Love

Bruce Cockburn – Creation Dream

Keith Harris & Orville – White Christmas

Listen to digital highlights via 8tracks

December’s Record Club: Lucky Dip

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Glossop Record Club returns to Glossop Labour Club on Thursday 5th December for a pre-Christmas ‘Lucky Dip’. The session starts at 8pm and entry is free.

Here’s how it’ll work.

Choose a vinyl album (maybe a few). It could be your favourite record you’ve bought this year (whether it be a new release, reissue or secondhand). It could be an old favourite you just want to share, or maybe something that’s been tucked away in the loft or the spare room that you haven’t heard for ages.

Bring it with you to record club, write down what it is on a slip of paper, put the paper in the ‘hat’ (or whatever we’ve got that’ll do the job) and the two albums that get drawn out at random are the ones we’ll play in full. If your record doesn’t get chosen there’ll hopefully be time to spin a track or two anyway.

It’s a bit like the last day of term when you got to bring some games in. Or those sealed lucky dip bags that some record shops used to do with ten singles for £1 (although they were usually rubbish).

We’ll have some festive nibbles (nothing too fancy), Brett from The Downstairs Lounge blog will have some vinyl comedy treats and I’ll have a few vintage Christmas records too.

Finally, we’ll also have a donation box for the Bare Necessities Glossopdale Food Bank. Anything you could give would be really appreciated. They especially need tinned foods such as meat, tuna, tomatoes, veg (potatoes, carrots, peas, sweetcorn) and things like rice, tea, coffee, long life milk and sugar.

Read more about the food bank here – http://feeds.feedburner.com/GlossopdaleFoodBank

So. Bring a record. Bring something for the food bank. Bring yourself. And see you on December 5th.

(Don’t worry if you don’t have a record to bring, everyone is welcome).