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    I only got to Wigan Casino twice for the all-nighters, they were insane!!

    Anyway it seemed so at the time cos this was long before break dancing , body popping etc

    There were people somersaulting backwards on the dance floor or leaping and twisting in the air like acrobats

    Both times I hung round in corner with mates as we dared each other to get up and try it ....no takers as we knew we would get a right showing up next to the regulars

    They even went to toilets, stripped down ,got washed and full change of clothes as the night went on so they were fresh again for the next bout of near gymnastics

    Still awestruck all these years later

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    Further to this I got a vague memory of some of them appearing on TOTP a long, long time ago.

    Wigans Chosen Few ?

    Track called 'Footsie'?

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    Yep, if you pop them/it into google Danny plenty of places come up with mention of both group and song

    Oh but its footsee accourding to youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQu3SkdeFx4

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    Ah-- I remember the days I could leap about on a dance floor

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    Hi Danny,
    I started going to Northern events just after Wigan closed in '81.I'm still going now and occasionally DJ.
    There are still big Allnighters and you still get acrobatic dancers!
    Heres a link to a great (and mega rare) Wigan sound...

    Eddie Daye & the Four Bars - Guess who loves you (shrine)

    http://www.thesoulgirl.com/music/Qua...oves%20You.mp3

    Oggie.

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    whilst watching Moloko's Northern Soul tribute..(for the umpteenth time, cos I love it....Roisin is gorgeous too )...I came across this lovely NS link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LP41tRkXYg

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    I enjoyed that rosso..

    Heres a club that I never missed a single night of from '97-2001 .
    Its The Alfreton Soul Club Dance Competition 1999. Both of my daughters are in the kids final..
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PlBlYb...eature=related

    Oggie.

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    This is perhaps her biggest sound on the Northern Scene.

    http://www.soulclub.org/stream/Barbara_McNair_-_You're_Gonna_Love_My_Baby.ram

    I prefer this...

    http://www.thesoulgirl.com/music/Car...%20A%20King.rm

    but this is nice too...

    http://www.thesoulgirl.com/music/Qua...0Woman%20..mp3

    Best wishes,
    Oggie.
    Last edited by sixtyten; 16-05-2008 at 15:57.

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    Here you go Danny...those were the days...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlmBdG3mW2s

    Oggie.

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    Was watching telly the other evening - that prog where Lily Savage dresses up like a man was on, the theme was Northern Soul.

    Anyways they did like a potted history of the Casino and then had some of the old-schoolers and a load of ones who've grew up in the culture all giving it big licks on the floor - brill to watch!

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