What’s New ?

New (old) Tracks

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I have added lots of tracks since my last writing on the subject but am especially pleased with the work I have done recently on the Marvin Gaye classic “Little Darling (I Love You)”. This is a real gem in that it has a wonderful melody and a great beat for dancing. I also added recently “A Little Bit Hurt” by Julian Covey & The Machine. These were well-known tracks in the Mansfield (Notts) discos I went to in my teens but inevitably are now referred to as “Northern Soul”.

New PA

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This week, I visited Ad Lib, the Liverpool-based audio & lighting company. Despite the huge scale of the business (they provide systems for major events, worldwide) they could not do enough for me. They refurbished my 12″ speakers and gave me great advice on using the 15″ speakers and bass bins I have recently acquired. Brilliant company producing excellent equipment. My usual 2000w PA will be more than adequate on most occasions but this means I can now gear up for larger events.

New Stage Clothes

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A while ago, I asked Neil Crossland at Stagewear Unlimited to create a white jacket for me replicating those in a photo of “The Temptations” he has amongst the thousands on the wall of his factory. It worked so well I had another one made in the same style but using red fabric – my traditional colour for The Soul Man. I picked it up yesterday and it looks brilliant. Another wonderful job, Neil.

Tommy Hunt: Loving on the Losing Side

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I have just created a backing track for this seventies track after being asked for it by fans. The song was written and recorded by an American singer called Tommy Hunt who now lives in York. Tommy was a member of The Flamingos (Boogaloo Party) for a while.. Loving on the Losing Side was in great demand on the Northern Soul scene and charted at 28 in 1976 (Source: The Northern Soul Top 500 by Kev Roberts). I am really looking forward to trying this out with the dancers.

New Recording

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I have recorded my own song called “I Love The Night”. If you would like a free copy, please email me at robjennings@sky.com and I will send an mp3. “I Love the Night” is very much in the 60’s style with a great chorus and dance beat. Anyone who likes 60’s Detroit recordings such asDo I Love You” (Frank Wilson), “The Right Track” (Billy Butler) and the early Tamla Motown dancefloor fillers will love this track.


Countdown

I had great fun with Nick Hewer, Rachel Riley and Susie Dent. John Culshaw and Gryff Rhys Jones were in the corner.