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steve lyles
Aug 26, 2021
In William's World
A wonderful version of Gloria Mundae filmed by Ian Bair (nee Clark) from the 'Be bop and beyond tour" in 2004 .. the venue (The Tyne theatre in Newcastle) was beautiful and in stark contrast to the previous night in Edinburgh where I admit to leaving before the end of the show 😒 a cramped bloody awful place with toilets from hell ..I imagine there are folks who loved that venue ... but I'm a sensitive lad you know 😂
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steve lyles
May 06, 2020
In World Outside The Window
All the talk about Working men's clubs sparked my memory of another Northern working man's invention that of 'Northern soul" born out of mostly Motown rejects from little known American black soul groups in the mid-1960s ..this documentary gives a fabulous background to the beginnings and current obsession with the Northern soul phenomenon Being 18 in 1976 and growing up in Leeds and Wakefield I was oblivious to the Northern soul cult happening just 50 miles away in Wigan and much closer to me in Sheffield and Dewsbury ... my only connection with it is through a 45rpm single I came across in my job as a Jukebox tech in Leeds in 1976 where I had access to thousands of singles ... I instantly fell in love with this song by R Dean Taylor ...There's a ghost in my house and its B side which I actually preferred "Let's go somewhere" which unknowingly to me at the time fed my desire for something or somewhere "different " 😉 ....I'm still looking 🤷‍♂️ The only song that comes to mind of Bill Nelsons that has a slight soul tint is 'A certain thought passed through my mind" from Clocks and dials ... with the amazing lyric "there was nothing left to say ...that's how it all begins"😍
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steve lyles
Nov 27, 2019
In William's World
Old haunts is a masterpiece ... from first listen the whole album resonated with me ... the style the production the superb musicianship ... not one to compare but l hear hints of “golden melodies of tomorrow“ and “simplex” in the mix ... the songs have a complexity and simplicity to them ... it does demand an attentive listener and isn’t one to cherry pick... its ridiculous that one man can continue to create such beautiful music after all that has already gone before .... long live Bill Nelson ♥️
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