Wigan Casino Soul Club, Station Road, Wigan 1973-1981 LP

Wigan Casino Soul Club, Station Road, Wigan 1973-1981 LP

Various Artists

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Title: Wigan Casino Soul Club, Station Road, Wigan 1973-1981 LP
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Outta Sight
Catalogue #: OSVLP006
Format: LP Vinyl
Genre: Northern Soul
Release Year: 2016
Condition: New & Sealed

SIDE 1
1. The M.V.P.’s - Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up
2. Dana Valery - You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies
3. The World Column - So Is The Sun
4. Frankie (Love Man) Crocker - Ton Of Dynamite
5. Lou Pride - I’m Com’un Home In The Morn’un
6. Yvonne Baker - You Didn’t Say A Word
7. Bunny Sigler - Girl Don’t Make Me Wait
8. Dean Courtney - I’ll Always Need You

 

SIDE 2
1. Bobby Paris - Night Owl
2. Paul Anka - I Can’t Help Loving You
3. The Majestics - I Love Her So Much (It Hurts Me)
4. Judy Street - What
5. Al Wilson - The Snake
6. Mel Britt - She’ll Come Running Back
7. Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By
8. Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over

No one could have predicted the enormity of Wigan Casino and the impact that it would have on Northern Soul during its eight year reign.


Timing is everything, the Golden Torch in Stoke-on-Trent had been forced to close prematurely and the burgeoning underground scene that had been slowly molding since the heady days of the Twisted Wheel was set to explode. Wigan Casino, known locally as the Empress Ballroom, proved to be the ultimate venue. It featured a cavernous main hall with a wooden sprung dance floor and a first floor balcony on three sides. It also had an adjoining cabaret club, The Palais (aka “Mr M’s”), extending the already enormous capacity to over 1,500. It was an awesome prospect for an All-Nighter and a gamble for its then owner Gerry Marshall. On the first night, September 23rd, 1973, club manager Mike Walker opened the doors to an unexpected but eager crowd of 652 and DJ Russ Winstanley played the first disc that heralded a new era of Northern Soul. 40+ years on and we’re still living the nightlife!

 

A uniquely themed set featuring classic oldies from the playlists of founding Northern Soul jocks Russ Winstanley, Richard Searling, and crew at the legendary Wigan Casino.

 

An important collection from the club at the heart of Northern Soul.


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