Golden Torch - Tunstall, Stoke On Trent 1969-1973 LP

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Title: Golden Torch - Tunstall, Stoke On Trent 1969-1973 LP
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Outta Sight
Catalogue #: OSVLP004
Format: LP Vinyl
Genre: Northern Soul
Release Year: 2016
Condition: New & Sealed

SIDE 1
1. Roy Hamilton - Crackin' Up Over You
2. Duke Browner - Crying Over You (Vocal)
3. The Glories - I Worship You Baby
4. Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
5. Father's Angels - Bok To Bach
6. The Sapphires - The Slow Fizz
7. The Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind

 

SIDE 2
1. Chubby Checker - You Just Don't Know (What You Do To Me)
2. The Soul Twins - Quick Change Artist
3. Mr. Floods Party - Compared To What
4. Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes
5. Christine Cooper - Heartaches Away My Boy
6. Johnny Moore - Walk Like A Man
7. NF Porter - Keep On Keeping On

A uniquely themed set featuring legendary Northern Soul tracks from the playlist of ground breaking soul jocks Keith Minshull, Johnny Beggs, Colin Curtis, Alan Day et al at the Golden Torch

“The greatest reaction the club has ever given is to Major Lance, 9th December 1972. That was the night he recorded the ‘live’ album of his greatest hits: it was also the night that he broke the existing gate record. There were almost as many people outside trying to get in as there were inside.” Chris Burton

 An important collection from the club that forged the sound track to Northern Soul

 

NORTHERN SOUL was born in the Twisted Club, Manchester, but it came of age in the Golden Torch Ballroom, Stoke-on-Trent. Outta Sight pay homage to the iconic venue with 14 original tracks culled from the legendary playlist.
The original Torch building, on Hose Street in Tunstall, dated back to 1824, when it started out life as a church before becoming a roller-skating arena and then a cinema. It was finally bought by local entrepreneur Chris Burton in 1965 who turned it into a cabaret club promoting star turns of the day.
It wasn’t until 1969 that a regular soul night began, hosted by budding DJ Keith Minshull. By 1972 the All-Nighters had taken over establishing the Torch as the country’s No.1 soul venue.
“There is no disputing that the Torch is a shining oasis in a desert of nonentities calling themselves clubs. Every Saturday night they cram hundreds of Soul folk inside their four walls. Above all, this Victorian bastion has one thing that so many places completely lack – Atmosphere!”
BLUES & SOUL ISSUE #103, FEB 16 - MAR 1, 1973


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