GENRE: Funk/Soul, Northern Soul
FORMAT: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
CAT No: CHARLY L 190
RELEASED BY: Charly Records
WIGAN CASINO - STATION ROAD, WIGAN - THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF NORTHERN SOUL, POPCORN AND R&B
NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES & RARE VINYL
In 1978 Americas Billboard Magazine voted Wigan Casino the Worlds Best Disco. Over 4-million soul fans passed through the Casino doors, it really was a wonderful time. Russ Winstanley
While other clubs may be able to argue they were the birthplace of Northern Soul in the UK, few can claim to have the same popularity or influence as the mighty Wigan Casino. The venue became a Mecca for fans of rare, imported soul records, with a passionate, dedicated fanbase. No-one could have predicted the club's enormity and impact on Northern Soul. Perhaps it was a combination of circumstances: the untimely demise of the Golden Torch in Stoke-On-Trent, the escape from the workplace that the "scene" offered, a sense of belonging, and something your parents couldn't begin to understand!
This new LP album, presented on 180g heavyweight audiophile vinyl with sleeve notes, collects some of the classic tracks that were played at the famous club from 1973-81 including exclusive songs not on the 2013 CD edition (CHARLY661X). It features a host of legendary artists including The Ringleaders, The Jerms, Ohio Players, Blanch Carter, The Inspirations, The Young Savages, Little Richie, Maurice Williams, Ron Holden, The Combinations, The C.O.D.s and more.
A1 –Clarence Murray Let's Get On With It A2 –The Appreciations I Can't Hide It A3 –The Ringleaders Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love A4 –The Jerms I'm A Teardrop A5 –Ohio Players Love Slipped Through My Fingers A6 –Blanche Carter Halos Are For Angels A7 –Little Johnny Blair Momma's Gone A8 –Skull Snaps I'm Your Pimp B1 –The Inspirations (7) Your Wish Is My Command B2 –The Young Savages (3) (Shake Me) Can I Be Dreamin' B3 –Little Richie Just Another Heartache B4 –Maurice Williams Being Without You B5 –Ron Holden I'll Forgive And Forget B6 –Johnny Dynamite The Night The Angels Cried B7 –The Combinations (9) What 'Cha Gonna Do B8 –The C.O.D.'s She's Fire