another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 5 May 2012

# 51

andy smith on the loveless built #51 mz racer running mid-pack at pembrey this weekend, sounds like he's having some fun, clipped by dean stimpson, the ex mz series champion, making a return to the mz's after a couple of years in the triumph 675 bsb support race series, off onto the grass but managed to stay shiny side up,  only his third race meeting and making great progress, keep it up andy.........

the loveless vinyl vault, [aka skeletons in the cupboard]

instrumental's have alway's played an important part in the northern soul scene, you tend to think as soul music as being a 'vocal' thing and indeed some of the soul sounds can reduce me to tear's with the absolute passion, heartbreak and well, just pure soul that jump's from the grooves of the records that i hold dear, the next three post's are just an example of northern instrumental's to show the diversity of the 'scene', the first is by frankie 'loveman' crocker and was a massive tune in the mid to late 70's frankie was a famous radio dj, his station wbls out of harlem was one of the most popular radio stations at the time and this was his 'outro' theme, i love this tune, when the girl singer shout's 'do it frankie, do it!' i just died and went to heaven, [or wherever.............]

the loveless vinyl vault, [aka skeletons in the cupboard]

in the strange world of northern soul music few people would have given travis wammack a second look, a 'big-boned' bearded white bloke, from walnut, mississippi, he cut this tune in 1963 and was the first guitarist to use 'fuzz-tone on his electric guitar, a real oddity, more garage/psyche/surf, but embraced by the northern soul scene, don't take anything away from travis though, he's played with some of the biggest soul legend's, how's about aretha franklin, wilson pickett and little richard for starters?...........

the loveless vinyl vault, [aka skeletons in the cupboard]

raw soul was the name of the houseband of the brockington and guess recording studio of norfolk, virginia, [lenis guess is also collectable as a solo artist in the northern soul world], this tune went massive in the late 70's and is an uncompromising slab of funk, popular with the 'traditional' soul boy's as it was with the up- and-coming blackpool mecca 'upstart's'.........