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WIGAN CASINO - EARLIEST RECORDING - OCTOBER 1973

WIGAN CASINO - EARLIEST RECORDING - OCTOBER 1973

Playing tracks by

Joe Hicks, Saxie Russell, Audio Arts Strings, Stanley Mitchell , Tony & Tyrone and more.

Time for another Casino tape and this one is a very rare one. This tape is from October 1973, the earliest Wigan tape in existence as far as I know, just a month into the Casino's lifespan. The playlist is pretty much as to be expected, mainly comprising records from The Cats, The Torch and places like Va Va's. Much of the tape was cut to pieces where the original taper started recording then changed his mind. Tracks I had to cut off this tape included Terrible Tom, Jr Walker (I Ain't Goin' Nowhere), Morris Chestnut, Freddie Chavez and Lou Ragland (I Travel Alone). Very interesting to see LOU RAGLAND in there though, I had no idea until today that this was spun and then dropped for 3 or 4 years.
It's a fabulous tape, usual mono quality, great atmosphere and the clapping during Mike Post Coalition is spine tingling. You'll wish you were there - I did!
DJ's are cut from the tape mainly but I can definitely hear Martyn Ellis and probably Richard Searling.

Comments

Ethan Brent James

My dad's copy of Lee Andrews - I've Had It being played. He's still waiting for searling to give it him back, 40 years later

David Hotchkiss

are them the day's when people used to actually enjoy clapping in tune to a record they liked?

Steve Lane

The sound system was spot on back then..........rubbish but awesome!

The Soul Chef's Fufu Stew

Time for a history lesson... seeing as though I was but a tot back in '73. Much respect for sharing this document.

Janet Woodward

Well the hairs on my neck are standing up listening to that, I was probably there!
Absolutely fab thank you for posting KTF!

Paul Cheney

Great stuff!Wish I could have been there-before my time really feel I've missed something very special!!!

The s0ul Project

spine tingling indeed I GOT EM Briliant

Graham Skinner

Just mind blowing eyes shut & I'm back there

Pete Smith (Planet Records)

If anyone wants recordings of all the Wigan tapes, I've compiled them onto one disc, drop me a line if interested.

Steve Lane

I could even guess what I had taken that night!

Brian Waterhouse

Brilliant - No wonder we all loved the scene so much - just look at the playlist !!!!
Or you could have watched TOTP - mmmm - no contest ...Well done Pete