You lucky people


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.


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!


JIMMY SMITH – Christmas Cookin’ (Verve, 1964)


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

Lucky Dip selection 1

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


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


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

Lucky Dip selection 2

ULTRAVOX – Vienna (Chrysalis, 1980)


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


Ray Charles – What’d I Say


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


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 –

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).