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  1. AMGeed

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    To enjoying or participating in this.
    I would have been in my early 20's and remember soul music being around, but not this!:D
    Hilarious.

     
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    Not me, prog/classic rock was and is more my cup of tea...
     
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    I’ll be honest, i found it quite entertaining!
     
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    I own up to the seventies' outfits... though not for the afro or the dance moves.
     
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    Very entertaining, just goes to show that shows like the XFactor existed in one form or another all those centuries ago.

    I could watch more of that! :D

    I don't like the move they all seem to be doing where you hold your elbows tight towards your body and spread your arms out. It's like watching someone double jointed do their thing. :crazy:
     
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    I still dance like that :rolleyes: :):):):):banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
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    Drunk Man my favourite, it is like a scene out of Grease but do you think it would be classed as racist these days?

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    What?? How strange.
    If you'd ended your comment at "like a scene out of Grease." all would have been fine, but wtf makes race come into it? I didn't see anything from the video?

    You've brought this up, and there's not even a basis, from any point of view I can imagine, not even a racist one?

    :confused:

    Edit: for further clarification I'm not accusing you of any prejudice, I'm just saying I really can't understand how or what you're getting at with your "racist these days". It's not like you said your favourite was the golliwog in a white majority programme... You are allowed to refer to black people as black people, they ain't offended, they've noticed... :D
     
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    Spot the white man? Do they not have any rhythm so are disqualified ;-).

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    Ah... I gotcha. :crazy:

    Everyone knows white men can't dance, do basket ball, or demolish your wife in the bedroom...

    Stereotypes are only fun when they're made fun of... :p
     
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    MOBO’s.

    Why isn’t there a MOWO’s ?

    Just asking.
     
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    Let's not forget the phenomenon that is Northern Soul which was predominantly a northern white working class thing last time I looked. On the positive side its seems it acts as a temporary release/ escape for many to lose themselves on the dance floor for a time and there's maybe a common thread there between these folks and their "soul brothers" across the pond? Slightly crazy?--- perhaps but a lot better than beating the sh*t out of each other surely. Not everybodies idea of fun but for some its a celebration of living - their own personal statement of existence . :cool:

     
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    Accrington labour or liberal club (not big on politics) and Wigan Casino the hart of Northern Soul for many in the North West, not sure I could bust the moves now but enjoyed trying in the 70's.
     
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    To digress slightly.......

    Northern Soul has its roots at Wigan Casino (affectionately known as t'Cussino by the locals). It was started by a local (and overly self-important) local DJ, Russ Winstanley, who was a bit of a joke at the local music shop (SAI in Standish) where all the bands bought their gear. He came up with the bright idea of sourcing obscure American "soul" records with a specific beat by unknown artists. He bought them by the bucket load for buttons as "cut-outs" (ex-juke box singles/unsold stock), playing selected ones at t'Cussino where he had a residency, marketing them as "rare" and selling them at grossly inflated prices. Northern Soul was born and it grew. Fair enough, if you can get away with it, and he did.

    In the sixties, I was lead singer in a band and we used to play at t'Cussino - when they had live music, not DJs, and a few years before the Northern Soul disco thing began. I remember it well as we used to play two gigs there in one night. First gig was downstairs in the basement (imaginatively, but inaccurately named "The Beachcomber") for the kiddies (soft drinks only). Then we had to lug our gear upstairs and play for the grown-ups on the big stage in t'Cussino ballroom. The manager was a miserable, mean spirited old bast**d who stayed in his office all night, which was at front of house and miles from the stage. He had a policy that if hear could hear the band from there, they were too loud and he would send instructions to the bouncers to pay the band off. It happened to us once in the middle of our first set. Half way through a song, the curtains closed on us and we were told to pack up and go, we were off. Our backline amplification comprised 2 x Vox AC 30s and a 50 watt Sound City bass amp; our PA amp was 100 watts with two WEM column speakers. This in a venue that would comfortably accommodate over 1,000 people. Hilarious!
     
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    Hated Disco at the time but whenever this came on it usually meant dance comp time, there were some great tracks amoungst the "culture" that seem to be still relevant today judging by the remixes out there...



    Here's another...



    And another so rediculous it's worth listening to. :):)

     
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    I was a soul-boy back in the very late 70’s and early 80’s and I’ve always been a fan of funk, especially Brit-Funk.

    Regarding the “white men cant dance” thing, when we started going clubbing we befriended a black guy form our hood. He was a bit of a knob but we thought it would be cool to go clubbing with a black guy and it would mean we could pull loads of birds.... how wrong we were, he couldn’t and still can’t dance for toffee!!! And he took all the birds for himself!!!

    He was my best man in 2003.
     
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    I'm Tony from the 1st video after my first coffee of the day - Trousers on order!
     
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    Albert in the first video looks like a microphone that has been tasered.

    Kenny
     
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    Yeah why not, we are all the same colour underneath, even if we don't share the rhythm dude.



    This was my thing (along with Donna Summer), and I do believe I've still got the matching headdress in the glove box :rock:
     
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    Thats a fella isnt it? is that you Patagonian?
     

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