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    BAZ & MAGS OUTSIDE THE
   ST.IVES ALL-DAYER 1976.
           
           MARY TAYLOR WAITING FOR
         THE ALL-DAYER TO START.
    
STEVE RICHIE, SHEENA MATHEWS,
JOHN PORTEOUS WITH BAZ & KEV
REDMAN.  ST.IVES 1976.
            
      BAZ THE POSER IN HIS
         HIGH-WAISTERS
    
    MORE PHOTO'S ? . . .I'M GETTING
   BORED NOW.
    
 
 ALL THIS GROUP OF PHOTO'S KINDLY
 SUPPLIED BY
BAZ REDMAN.

                  
         JIMMY TIDMAN THE KING OF COOOOL !! '76
                        ( Photograph taken in the up-stairs bar before the St.Ives All-Nighter )
             
  NORTHERN SOUL TOP 50 (JAN '77).        * = HOT TIPS

                      CHART C/O DAVE G. Mc.CADDEN'S NORTHERN MAG....."Soul Time".UL TIME".

1. DON'T TAKE IT OUT ON THIS WORLD. ADAMS APPLES. BRUNSWICK.
2. TEARS. LEE ROYE. DECCA.
3. RIGHT ON. AL DE LORY. CAPITOL.
4. WATCH OUT GIRL. EMBERS. M.G.M.
5. IT'S ALL OVER ME. OTIS BLACKWELL. EPIC.
6. PHILLY GOG AROUND THE WORLD. JIMMY RAYE. K.K.C.
7. WE GOT TOGETHERNESS. JEWELLS. M.G.M.
8. THIS GETS TO ME. POOKIE HUDSON. JAMIE.
9. EVER AGAIN. BERNIE WILLIAMS. BELL.
10. I WANNA KNOW. JOHN E. PAUL. DECCA (UK).
11. JUST SAY YOU'RE WANTED ( AND NEEDED). GWEN OWENS. VELGO.
12. I WAS BORN TO LOVE YOU. HERBERT HUNTER. SPAR.
13. * WHAT. JUDY STREET. STRIDER.
14. TIME MARCHES ON. LAINIE HILL. NEW VOICE.
15. ASTRAL TRIP. MYSTIC MOODS. WARNER BROTHERS.
16. ROCK ME TILL I WANT NO MORE. PHIL LOMAN. PARLOS.
17. NO ONE ELSE CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE. INSPIRATIONS. BREAKTHROUGH.
18. OUT OF MY MIND. RAIN. BELL.
19. SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL. MARGARET MANDOLPH. PLANETARY.
20. TURNING MY HEARTBEAT UP. M.V.P.'S. BUDDAH.
21. WE GO TOGETHER. AUGUST & DENEEN. A.B.C.
22. NOTHING CAN HELP YOU NOW. LENNIE CURTIS. END.
23. * I DON'T WANNA GET AWAY FROM YOUR LOVE. YVONNE DANIELS. STIRLING.
24. BY YOURSELF. J.D.MARTIN. TOWER.
25. I BELONG TO YOU (vocal to The Gallop). MILTON WRIGHT. CARLA. (ACCETATE).
26. WASH AND WEAR LOVE. LYNN VARNARDO. GATOR.
27. DANCE A LA MUSIQUE. FRENCH FRIES. EPIC.
28. GONNA BE A BIG THING. YUM YUMS. A.B.C.
29. JOB OPENING. DEL LARKS. QUEEN CITY.
30. LEND A HAND. BOBBY HUTTON. A.B.C. LP
31. ROSEMARY, WHAT HAPPENED. RICHARD 'POPCORN' WYLIE. KAREN.
32. I NEED YOU. SHANE MARTIN. EPIC.
33. THANK THE LORD FOR LOVE. LIVING COLOR. MADHATTER.
34. TEARSTAINED FACE. DON VARNER. QUINVY.
35. YOU'RE SOMETHING KINDA MELLOW. JOHNNY WILLIAMS. POLYDOR.
36. MY DEAR HEART. SHAWNE ROBINSON. MINIT.
37. PUT A DIME ON D9 (INSTR). ROTATIONS. FRANTIC.
38. SAVE MY LOVE FOR A RAINY DAY. VAN DYKES. MALA.
39. YOU'RE NOT MY KIND. PAULA DURANTE. G.J.M.
40. * PARIS BLUES. TONY MIDDLETON. MALA.
41. SEND HIM BACK. POINTER SISTERS. ATLANTIC.
42. * I'M IN TROUBLE. WAYNE COCHRANE. MERCURY.
43. HOLD ON, HELP IS ON THE WAY. G.DAVIS & R.TYLER. PARLO.
44. LOOKING FOR YOU. GARNET MIMMS. UNITED ARTISTS.
45. I'VE GOT THE NEED. SPOOKY & SUE. FRENCH.
46. THERE'S A PAIN IN MY HEART. POPPIES. EPIC.
47. THE END OF OUR LOVE. NANCY WILSON. CAPITOL.
48. PICK ME UP AND PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET. JEANETTE HARPER. 20TH CENTURY FOX.
49. LONG TIME. BLACK & WARD. R.C.A.
50. I LOST A TRUE LOVE. DANNY WAGNER. IMPERIAL.

                                      
 Jnr. Walker with Nogsy and friends at the St.Ives All-Nighter MAY 1977.
                                              PHOTO C/O NOGSY.

  
  Geno
 Washington
 shaking his
    thing at
 St.Ives
     in '77.
   
        
 


   
It was him...her....or
          was it him.
    Phil, Karen & me.

 






SOUL SAM'S
   ST.IVES
TUNES  IN  
      1977.



   BLURRY EYED AT  
         ST.IVES.
    Phil, Mark & Karen.      St.Ives dance
                 floor...'77.

   
  
"PARIS BLUES"


An all-time Classic
     from St.Ives !
 ( And my all-time favourite
          sound ever ).

ST.IVES LAST NIGHT ?c/o "New Soultime" mag. 1977.
 Having been strongly recommended by most people who had visited the "St. Ives Recreational Centre" Nr. Huntingdon myself and the "Soultime" kamekazi crew decided to pay a visit on the 24/25th October for the "Wheel Revival" night.
 After a complicated journey down endless country lanes we arrived just after 2 o'clock to find the large car park comfortably full of people flooding through the doors. After stretching the legs and grabbing the "Holdals" and "Records" we marched up to the door to be stunned at the £2.50 entrance fee, but this did include membership to the 'East Anglian Soul Club' and later having words with Mr. Ken Cox (Organiser, record Dealer and Securicors best Punter) he told me the local council charge him a lot and he was only making a liveable profit. On entry I found the record dealing area in front of us with a poor standard of sounds being flogged although a couple of wide boys had 'Are you angry' 'The Servicemen' and 'Billy Arnell' 'Tough Girl' for sale.
 In to the main hall where I found 'Soul (here it is, worth waiting for, when I get the needle on) Sam' he was itching to play some new cover ups he had just bought from an undisclosed source and although "Wheel" records were supposed to be played he took a half hour spot to play popular stuff and new cover ups the best of which was 'Fools Paradise' 'Jeanette Harper' and one by 'The New Beats' I didn't quite catch the title of that one but it was a stomper that can't fail to go big.
 The hall itself is fairly large with a nice dancing surface, quite brightly lit with a snack bar just to the right of the stage and a balcony running round on two sides with plenty of crashing out room.
 At this point I went into what usually is the 'Oldies' room but for this night was playing 'Rarities' I must say it was bleedin' stupid you couldn't see your hand in front of your face, the only light in the room was on the D.J. and it just wasn't enough. I collared 'Mr. Cox' who diplomatically palmed it on to 'Brian Rae' (who provides the D.J.ing Gear and Lights) he said that the kids like it like that, it gets a friendly atmosphere going. All I can say is they must eat a lot of carrots down 'St. Ives' but I didn't mind the dark as it hid my "2 left feet" dance steps.
 'John Vincent' (long time no hear) was on, still playing some nice stuff although he doesn't seem to have the same enthusiasm of the old "Samanthas" days. He has the original xylophone driven inst. "Feelings" (Cover up) and this is a gem to his credit.
 'Ginger' followed John playing 'Burning Bush' 'You Baby' and 'The Ellingtons' after that I had to retire for a rest 'The Ellingtons' is pure Rock 'n' Roll and I love it (maybe Dave Mc. has got it right for once).
 Back into the main hall where 'Brian Rae' had quit the "Wheel" Oldies and was just playing general oldies to save the playlist from going stale. I bumped into "Tont Petherbridge" who said he was back on the scene after a 2 year absence and was planning all-dayers at "Whitchurch" I hope all goes well for him and I hope some dates will be in the next issue.
 The snack bar had shut (a bit early I thought) so I dived into the toilets for a drink of water thats when it struck me there weren't many 'Squad' flying about. In fact on the night only 2 people were 'Busted' which shows good co-operation on the management level of things.
 'Brian Rae' finished off things 'Wigan' fashion, 'Dean Parrish' 'Tobi Legend' ect., and 'Hammi' finished off the rarities room although I didn't hear what he actually played.
 On the whole a 'fair' night but speaking to a few of the friendly regulars it had been just an average nighter and Mr. Cox & Co., said come down to the Anniversary which is coming up soon. I'll probably take them up on that with the rarities in the main hall I think I'll find it hard not to have a good time.
......Next is St.Ives a place that would have become another legend like "The Wheel"  "Torch" etc., within a year. At the moment 'Ken Cox' is in heavy talks trying to salvage the place from complete closure. Meanwhile the "Norwich Mecca" is taking over the scene on November 19th. Till such a time as St.Ives can open again.
 I was there on the night and saw two of the four arrests and 'Ken Cox' had a feeling that this could be the straw that broke the camels back. His fears were proved right and with no consideration for the regulars, the Council closed it down without inviting 'Ken Cox' to the meeting, only three days before the next schedualed All-Nighter. I hope things can be sorted out so I can make my return journey to St.Ives.

         
               
     The first of the few...      Another year another card.


 ST. IVES.
                                    (The rebirth of a legend). C/O Soul Symbol.
 Those of you who have been to St. Ives before will have kept with them a small piece of it which they will carry with them always. On the fateful day not so long ago everybody took that small piece along with them and the greatest venue that the Northern scene has ever known or seen was reborn.
 Those of you reading this who have never been to St. Ives will find my ramblings sentimental and very biased. Well, I do not care, St. Ives for me was, and still is the most together place I have been to. With the two recent All-dayers there have been no exceptions.
 Packed to capacity, with many old faces there. It was nice once more to see people like Brillo, Hammy, and many others who I haven't seen since 1977. The oldies room was it's normal self, dark, cramped, sweaty and a wonderful place to be. Playing "Dive Bombers" from the rows of seats was still the order to the day, the music was superb. Normally with oldies rooms, all you hear is the same old records over and over again, well at St. Ives it's different. It has it's own sounds with it's own oldies. "Billy Arnell" "Eddie Regan" "Ellingtons" and many more long forgotten "good" oldies soon echoed around the hall causing me many mental orgasma. From the reaction of the floor and the happy look of the people's faces it showed that I was not alone. The DJ's did a brilliant (as usual) job. My main man for oldies "Brian Rae" did us proud.
 In the main hall the action was just as good. The DJ honours of the day went out to "Soul Sam" "John Vincent" "Hammy" "Nev Wherry" "Ginger"  and "Brian Rae", there are others who I can't remember at present. I can remember the first thing I did on my return to Ives was to run on the dance floor still clutching my bag and record box, then danced to "Frankie & Johnny's" 'I'll hold you' (not so much a record, more a way of life!). I heard many good new sounds especially those belonging to Sam. Mind you, everyone was a cover-up, so you have to wait for him to uncover them, won't you?
 I haven't enjoyed myself so much for nearly 2 years and must have spent 3 or 4 hours on the dance floor. When they opened the bar at 7p.m. it was "ZIPPO" I was able to purchase a pint of near water served up in a plastic glass. What do they think we are, anyway? Still that was the only bad point (pint) which can easily be remedied "take your own".
 So there you are, the last one for now is on April 8. I will be there and let's hope it won't be the last. They just can't let it be so!
IAIN STEWART.
  Keith Minshull & John Vincent.
  ST.IVES  ALL-DAYER  SUNDAY  11th MARCH  1979.
                                 C/O. SOULSOURCE.
 First of all I will give you the address of where to obtain your E.A.S.C. membership  186 Casterton Rd., Stamford, Lincs  ( 50p ) . . . . . send off for your '79 membership to ensure entrance at all further events, I warn you don't be mislead into thinking you can go without one, no way, and don't think someone can pass you one out ( through the glass doors ). It states clearly on all adverts MEMBERS ONLY so get your memberships ( over 18's ) to avoid disapointment. Further dates are April & May. Admission £1.75. but I was informed by Mr.Cox that future events will be only £1.50 . . . . . . . D.J. 's were BRIAN RAE  NEV WHERRY  SOUL SAM  JONATHON  JOHN VINCENT  KEV DRAPER  HAMMY
Record bar - SOUL STOP RECORDS run very efficiently by MADELINE & DAWN not to mention the
cloakroom ( which I won't ). The Record bar was selling ( would you believe ) records, badges, T.shirts and Mags one of which I can highly reccomend - SOUL SOURCE . . . . .BRIAN RAE was on in the main room and to be quite honest I was at the time waffling to Madeline so I don't know exactly what he played, but let's face it Brian always plays a wide selection of excellent oldies so I'm sure his spot was well appreciated . . .To be quite honest again I was waffling to Madeline when NEV WHERRY was on but I did manage to catch Rita & the Tiara's - "Gone with the wind" , Rainbow People - "Living in a daydream", Nightwatch - "Lips to your heart" and The Ellusions - "You didn't have to leave". ( I think ) SAM played his usual first rate discs like Ellen & the Shandels - Gypsy", Sharpets - "Lost in a world of a dream", Magnetics - "Lady in green" and Don Ray - "Born a loser". I also heard a rumour that Sam was DANCING in the OLDIES room, on investigating though I found that this was totally untrue and I would like to clear him of any further gossip herewith . . . .JOHN VINCENTS list of top sounds are:-
"Baby,I miss you". - Tommy Good               "You've got the best of me". - Eddie Hill
"My oh my". - Billy Floyd.                               "Fi-Yi dance"
His favorite sound being "I'm doing the best that I can" - Patti Williams. That interview ? - was conducted at the Record bar after I was chatting to Madeline. So was this one :- Kev Draper, a local bod was in the oldies room playing sounds like "I'll forgive and forget" - Ron Holdens  ( without    the s ), "When you're lonesome" - Little Joe Romans ect. He also wanted me to plug a local club he works at, St.Neots Working Mans Club jocks, Hammy, Tony Warot, John Porteous, Barry & Mick. 7.30 - 10.30  Admiss. 25 pees.  I also managed to track down Hammy who I had never met before, he played sounds in the oldies room like, Jimmy Mack - "My worlds on fire", Tony Clarke - "Landslide", "You didn't have to leave" - The Ellusions ( Lamon ), Ronnie McNeir - "Sitting in my class" ( De-To ). He also gave me a flash of his record book to reveal some very interesting tips : -----------------.   Seriously though Hammy is in fact going to write for us in next months SOUL SOURCE, well he said he will so unles he wants his full name and address printing lets have a/some article/s sent in.
 I can't let the review?  finish without mentioning a character who throughout my five years on the scene, I have never come across.   John  'Brillo'  Cleese  ( Bob Pierce ). I have been assured that he has always been about so watch out for him . . . . .AMAZING!
 Woops I nearly forgot Jonathons spot he played Shadows & Reflections I seem to have mislayed the list of records that he gave me on the way back to Notts that I was going to mention so I can't . . . . . !
 To sum it up I think St.Ives Centre Cambs is an excellent venue, attendance was high, ( fond memories of past nighters sigh, sigh )  Recommended by SOUL SOURCE MAGAZINE.

Compiled by KEN COX sorry a slight joke there, Jackie ( what do you mean "You might have guessed it was a bird?" ).
   ST. IVES. 16th April 1979C/O Soul Source.
 Quite a journey from Notts down the A1 then around a very tricky road (if you've had soom ale anyway). As we arrived at the Ivo centre in the bus (Jonathons cheap tours - take note) to a near empty car park. Once through the doors  Soul Sam was the DJ of the moment and among the records he played were as follows:
   Yvonne and the Violets - Cross my heart - Barry
   The Carstairs - Happy days - c/u (Flame 'n' King)
   The Silouettes - You got to pay - c/u (The Contacts on Quadron records)
   The Superlatives - I don't want to loose you - c/u
   Robby Lawson - This man in love - c/u
All excellent records, he also played the better known stuff as well. In the record bar there wasn't much action not many records for sale, some of the bargains picked up of interest were The U.S. Stamps - Pull the wool - Galico and The Devonnes - Put me down - Parkway (40p the last one). Other DJ's included John Poole who was doing his last spot before leaving for sunny Detroit, again a very good selection of records including:
   The Magnetics - Lady in green - Bonnie (other sides good as well)
   Cheryl Anne - I can't let him - Patty
   Frank Dell - He broke your game wide open - Valise
   Cindy Lynn - Meet me at midnight - Inn sound (there was one for sale at 50 quid)
After John I'm affraid everything went blank and I had to get my head down after a very long weekend of two all nighters and two all dayers before, this being a Bank holiday, but I was told by Rob Smith and Jonathon that they both did good spots.Anyway from what I saw an excellent all dayer, well worth a visit................

      
A few of the Bedford crowd outside the dayer
   '79.
                

 Recently Bristol all-nighters have been plauged by poor attendances and low attmosphere. Even the added extra of the upstairs oldies room with Brian Rae didn't draw them in. Still, I'm sure this is only a temporary setback. Remember Wigan was on that night, and the star attractions Marths & the Vandellas was sure to pull them in.
 On that note, Congratulations are in order to Gethro from Birmingham and Guy from Aldershot. After seeing Martha up at Wigan they both made their way down to Bristol in time for the final hour and then up to the legendary St.Ives to complete a mammoth soul Weekend.
                                    
      ST. IVES...Torch & Wheel Revival. 7th May 1979C/O Soul Source.
We arrived at Ivo Centre about 2.00 and made our way (after dropping most of the kids off the bus) to the Seven Wives pub. There was a lot of activity going on there as the locals were preparing to roll a cheese through the streets, anyway after throwing out time and not being tempted by the beer tent that was open all afternoon we decided to leave them rolling and go to the all-dayer........................
 Unfortunately we missed Brian Rae's spot but we were told that he had an excellent spot and played genuine Torch & Wheel oldies, Motown etc. Sam played a lot of newies, which I won't mention as the venue did not merit these sort of sounds being played, I do believe that he did play some oldies but not I feel of the Torch & Wheel era......Arthur Fenns spot was totally dedicated to current newies (apart from Bunny Sigler, Tammi Lynn). It was about this time that people were actually coming up to us and complaining that they had come to St. Ives to hear Oldies and they were not hearing them. I must admit that Arthur was filling the dance floor and the sounds were excellent but as it was advertised as a TORCH & WHEEL REVIVAL I feel that some people were disappointed. Arthur did announce that he did not have any records of that era, perhaps he shouldn't have been booked, perhaps he should have said I can't do it as I haven't the records!!
 I would like to say thanks to Martin Cook from Bedford who kindly supplied us with the picture above. I would also like to get something clear about the Peterborough all-nighter, so many people have asked why it closed down so here's the reason given to me by Ken Cox......The main reason is the trouble caused by about seven local youths which caused fights and so detered the crowds and so a loss of money meant that it was not possible to continue running it while at a loss. There is absolutely no chance that Ken will hold further venues at Peterborough... Now for the good news Mr Cox has applied for a licence to bring back all-nighters at St. Ives, Ivo Centre, nothing as yet is definate but if the licence is granted then you can expect to be going in about October....Good luck to Ken let's hope St. Ives can live again. Ken is also hoping to arrange an all-weekender somewhere in Cornwall so look out in Soul Source for further information....
 Back to the review, I wonder how many people can remember Matchy??? Well he was at the 'revival' I asked him what he thought of the sounds and whether they were taking him on a trip down memory lane and he replied (with a rather astonished look on his face "I've never heard most of them" Bill Hay was another 'old face' who was disappointed with the sounds. Nev however promised to stick to the correct era. He played Just don't know-Chubby Checker, Nobody but me-Human Beanz, Gonna fix you good-Little Anthony & the Imperials, Stay-Virginia Wolves, The Fife Piper-Dynatones-A record that Nev hates but it was requested! Stop her on sight-Edwin Starr, Nev had a good spot but he did tend to go off the line a little.....Hammy was on just before we left, his records included Angel baby-George Carrow, Love you baby-Cindy Scott, Walk like a man-Johnny Moore, If it feels good-Della Reese, Just ask me-Lenis Guess, Love, love, love- Bobby Hebb, What's wrong with me baby-Invitations. All these are Torch sounds and Hammy did say that he had no Wheel sounds, an excellent spot to leave St Ives on and although a few older people came to us with the complaint of 'the wrong era' I enjoyed myself. St. Ives is a great place let's hope that the all-nighters can get started........
 Just a bit of late news Arthur Fenn has been sacked from St. Ives because of the type of records he played at the specified TORCH & WHEEL REVIVAL.

PLEASE NOTE FUTURE DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR ST. IVES VENUES..28th MAY Bank Holiday dayer
                                                                                                                    24th June dayer and monthly.......
150 pennies Members only.     2  -  11.


Me & Linda upstairs.
 

        
Just the ticket!!

Tommy, Martin &
             Girls.  
  


  Russ Towers...
     St.Ives Soul Club
    
     Me & Linda.
 
 
         ST.IVES  
      RETURNS.

   

              Sooty's 'Do'.