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Wigan Casino

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-07-2016
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Barcode:
5013993983057
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
OSVLP006
Wigan Casino
Wigan Casino

Description

Timing is everything, the Golden Torch (OSVLP004) 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 (OSVLP002) 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!

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Turnin' My Heartbeat Up - The M.V.P's
  3. You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies - Dana Valery
  4. So It The Sun - The World Column
  5. Ton Of Dynamite - Frankie (Love Man)
  6. I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un - Lou Pride
  7. You Didn't Say A Word - Yvonne Baker
  8. Girl Don't Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler
  9. I'll Always Need You - Dean Courtney
  10. Night Owl - Bobby Paris
  11. I Can't Help Loving You - Paul Anka
  12. I Love Her So Much (It Hurts Me) - The Majestics
  13. What - Judy Street
  14. The Snake - Al Wilson
  15. She'll Come Running Back - Mel Britt
  16. Time Will Pass You By - Tobi Legend
  17. Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe
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