Sunday, March 2, 2014

Shake A Tail Feather...

What a great feeling to buy an album and not find a duff track on it. Such a thing happened just the other day on picking up an album called The Twisted Wheel from those lovely folks at Charly Records. Others with more knowledge of 60's Northern Soul than me will be well aware that The Twisted Wheel was a nightclub in Manchester from '63 to '71 that played some mean Northern soul tunes as well as hosting soul legends like Sam and Dave, Ben E King and Geno Washington. The original building was demolished in 2012 but "The Wheel" still continues in Manchester recreating those storming times at the original Whitworth St Club.

The album contains some of the classic tracks that would have been played at the time. The 28 tracks include gems from Little Richard, Bo Didley, Benny Spellman, Ernie K Doe, Solomon Burke, Gene Chandler, Betty Everett, The Dells, Fats Domino and many more. Listening to these joyful tunes, you can't help but smile ... and maybe want to get out there and shake a tail feather or two.

Turn On Your Lovelight


  1. Good to see a posting from you. And such effervescent praise. And a cracking song.

  2. Cheers George, it is a rare thing to find an album with 28 cracking tunes on it. May have to post more from it later in the week..