POMPEY POP


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Double Apology (Sympathy for this Devil)

I’m not fit, which isn’t really affecting Pompey Pop but for two days now neither is my internet/Wi Fi access. It’s come out in sympathy with me and I’m struggling to keep up with comments, approve comments from new respondents, add new posts. I’ll hope to keep going but it’s a bit Juke Box Jury at present

(Hit and Miss)

Goodnight

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Keep on Waltzing

Saturday next week (7 June) is the next Dock Soul Club night but I’ve also had notification of an extra night – Saturday 19 July. I’ll confirm and let you know more. Mind you, unless there’s a dramatic and fairly rapid improvement in the state of my leg I may have to sit out next week – here’s hoping.

In the meantime as Georgie Fame once said, one of the greatest of all the soul vocal groups and a little thing in waltz time – pop needs more waltzes:


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Up North, Down South

Nobody ever formed a group called the Portsmouths but in South Yorkshire there was an R&B group called the Sheffields. Exactly 50 years ago they appeared at Kimbells R&B Club and I think they released three singles: “It must be Love” and “Got my Mojo working” in 1964 and a vocal version of MJQ/Milt Jackson’s “Bags Groove” in 1965. I can tell you no more, but here’s the first one:


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Sunday times past

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This picture appears in ‘Smiler’s’ new book but I have an original in one of my scrapbooks. Jim Lawrence was asking whether the previous pic of the three mods came from a Sunday ‘paper magazine and I think it was in this one from August 1964.

 


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CENTRE Point

More from Alan Fulford who mentioned to me about the Centre Hotel. I recall playing there at the Sunday Folk Club (run by Dave Keast) in 1975 0r ’76 supporting the Watersons and I’m sure I saw Richard Thompson play a solo set there. Alan has sent the Programme from almost exactly 40 years ago. Anyone remember this?

Centre 74 Prog cover

Centre prog 74