Gary Rushbrooke: I'm Losing Again

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Gary & Robin
Gary & Robin at the reunion approx 2011

Welcome to Gary’s third and final podcast, this should just about complete what Gary played during the early part of Stafford give or take a few records. As one person commented Gary had his on unique style sticking mainly to 60’s dancers. Again a few oldies in amongst the section abut also a fair few Stafford classics and as with the other episodes many still played up and down the country to this day, some have remained extremely rare and are seldom heard which isn a shame really.

Bobbie Smith - Walk On Into My Heart - American Arts
Lee Bates - Why Don't You Write - Instant
(George Blackwell - Write Me A Letter)
Casinos - If I Told You - Del-Val
Little Ron & Esquires - I Found Someone - Charade
(Simms Twins)
Ray Agee - I'm Losing Again - Soultown
(James Conwell - Love Is A Losing Game)
Eric Mercury - Lonely Girl Part 1 - SAC
(Roy Hamilton)
Frankie Beverley & Butlers - I Want To Feel I'm Wanted - Fairmount
Kris Peterson - Just As Much - Top Dog
Magnetics - When I'm With My Baby - Sable
Lost Soul - Secret Of Mine - Raven
Fascinators - In Other Words - Bombay
Oracles - I Ain't Got Time - O-M
(Jackie Lee & The Tripps - Everybody's Doing The Jerk)
Moovers - One Little Dance - Brent
Porgy & The Monarchs - That's My Girl - Sylves
Specials featuring J Finch - Everybody Say Yeah - Satch SA 512 B
Soulville all Stars - Nobody To Blame (But Myself) - Soulville
Magnificent Seven - She's Called A Woman - Eastern
Nomads - Somethings Bad - Mo-Groove
Twilights - You're The One - Aqua (Bobby Diamond)
Passionettes - My Fault - Path
(Norma Jenkins & The Dolls - Nobody's Fault But Mine)
Yvonne Vernee - Does He Love Me Anymore - Correc-Tone
Ty Karim - You Just Don't Know - Romark
Bobby Valentin - Use It Before You Lose It - Fania (Rex Garvin)
Ascots - Miss Heartbreaker - MBS
Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes - No Good - Swan
Bobby Samson - Happiest Day Of My Life - Acta
Magnificent 7 - Never Will I (Make My Baby Cry) - Dial
(Frank Dell)
Bernie Moore - Oh No - SSI

Gary Rushbrooke: Keep On Climbing


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More tracks for your listening pleasure all from the early 80’s play-box of Gary Rushbrooke.
Again a mixture of the odd late Wigan spin (one or two ex Richard Searling biggies) and Gary’s Stafford “Newies”, many having gone on to be Stafford classics and still heard around the country today.

Bud Harper - Wherever You Are - Peacock
George Blackwell - Mr Loser - Smoke
Jeff Dale - Where Did I Go - Atco
Charades - Key To My Happiness - MGM Aspirations - You Left Me - Peaches
(Timothy Wislon) Leo Wright & ElbeJays - Baby Don't You Do It - Unissued/Cover Up.
(Actually the Barons Of Soul) Ascots - Another Day - Mir-A-Don Bobby Wisdom - Handwriting On The Wall - Out-A-Site 11 Les Chansonettes - Don't Let Him Hurt You - Shrine (Yvonne Vernee - Someone’s Gonna Do You)
Bell Boys - I Don't Want To Lose You - Jamar Gasoline Powered Clock - Forest Fire On Main Street - GPC
(Lord Sitar & The Baltimore Band - Running Away) John Edwards - Ain't That Good Enough - Unreleased Jackie Beavers - I Need My Baby - Revilot Arcades - There’s Got To Be A Loser - Triad Lonnie Russ - Say Girl - Kerwood Naturals - Don't Just Stand There - Path
(New Wanderers) 7 Sons - Don't You Dare Say No - IGL Specials - I Can't Find Another - Satch Cashmeres - Don't Let The Door Hit You Back - HEM Gene Toones - What More Do You Want - Simco Little Stanley - The Stran - Out-A-Site
(Jimmie Raye - C’mon Baby) Sophisticates - I Can't Stand It - Mutt Freddy Butler - You Better Get Hip Girl - Kapp Magnificent Men - Keep On Climbing - Capitol Wayne Anthony - You Ain't Wrapped Too Tight - Roulette Tommy Dodson - One Way Love - Uptown
(Sammy Seven)
Benny Mahan - She Knows How - Scratch Bernie Moore - I Wanna Be Loved To Death - Burdette Jimmy Ruffin - How Can I Say I’m Sorry - Soul

Gary Rushbrooke 1st/2nd May 1982

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Another DJ at the top of his game in the late 70’s and early 80’s made him an obvious choice for Dave Thorley as one of his leading “newies” Dj’s, that DJ was Gary Rushbrooke Whilst many others around him were moving towards newer releases Gary bar the odd exception stuck firmly to his belief in 60’s Rare Soul. The following podcast is what Gary actually played in May 1st 1982, inn the same order, right at the birth of the Stafford All-nighters. As expected given the time there are still some records that were big at Wigan yet still relatively new to the scene, also the odd big oldie giving us a set of records most DJ’s today would love to be able to deliver not 30 years ago.

Lamont Cranston - Takin A Chance - Waterhouse
(Williams & Watson - No One Ever Said It Was Gonna Be Easy)
Ree Flores - Look At My Heart - M&H
Cassadons - Two Sided Love - Beltone
Delettes - Look At Me - Blue Rock
Chuck Flamingo - What's My Chances - RoJac
(Bobby Sanders - Lost My Chances)
Vernon Greene - Look At Me Look At me - Minit
Creations - Just Remember Me - Globe
(Steinways - Remember Me)
Gary Sole - Holding On - Knight (Agents)
Mill Evans - Why Why Why - King
Moses Dillard - Pretty As A Picture - Mark V
(Little Richie)
Tee Fletcher - Happy Loving You - Shurfine
Frank Beverley - Because Of My Heart - Fairmount
Charles Brandy - Can't Get Enough - Blue Cat
(Bob Relf)
Magnetics - Lady In Green - Bonnie
Chryslers & I'm not Going To lose You - Je Jody
(Mad Dog & Pups)
Yvonne Vernee - Just Like You Did Me - Sonbert
Tamala Lewis - You Won't Say Nothing - Marton
Soul Blenders - Tightrope - Knight
(Soul Shakers - Walkin A Tightrope)
Johnny Watson - Ain't Gonna Move - Jowat (Billy Williams)
Vondells - Hey Girl You've Changed - Airtown
Willie Mallory - You Went Back (On What You Said) - Lanor
(Deon Jackson - I Might As Well Be Dead) (from Tim Ashibende late Wigan)
Elbie Parker - Please Keep Away From Me - Veep (Pookie Hudson)
Vontastics - I'll Never Say Goodbye - Satellite
(Eddie Daye & 4 Bars)
Royal Esquires - Aint Gonna Run - Prix
(Embers - Playing The Part Of A Fool)

Dave Withers And Rod Shard Part Two: All That's Good

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Okay, I hope you enjoyed the first set from Dave Withers which was what he actually played in May 1982 at Stafford. This second part features more records from late Wigan leading into Stafford with discoveries of his and his good mate Rod Shard. More from the Motown tapes to some great uptempo dancers. Again many of these are still in demand to this day and would coast a small fortune to acquire. Others in the set pretty much forgotten about and some probably unknown to those who missed out the whole of the 80’s, returning in the mid 90’s to what they left behind when Wigan shut.

Gordon Keith - Look ahead - Calumet (Maurice Williams)
Pat Thompson & Archie Powell - Darling Darling - Mir-A-Don (Ad-Libs)
Spoilers - Something About You - GMC
Ron Alston - Something Ain't Right - Philips (Bobby Robinson)
Blue Steam - I Want A Girl - Catamount
Cody Marshall - The Thought Of Loving You - Sound Judgement (Pierre Hunt - late Casino)
Buddy Conner - When You're Alone - Breakthrough (George Jackson)
Martha Reeves & Vandellas - Spellbound
Velvevettes - Stop Beating Around The Bush
Monitors - Words
Kim Weston - Absent Minded Lover
Kim Weston - After The Rain
Combinations - I'm Gonna Make You love Me - Kimtone
Combinations - What'ca Gonna Do - Kellmac (Chessmen)
Harthon Band - Eddie's My Name
Vivian Carroll - Oh Yeah Yeah Yeah - Merben (Roddie Joy)
Venturas - Baby Be Mine - Daniels
Martells feat Clifford Russell - Where Can My Baby Be - Al La Carte (Jimmie Williams - Somebody Please)
Lonzine Cannon - Quit While I'm Ahead - Philips (Earl Jackson)
Young Brothers - What's Your Game - Soul Power(Experienced Heartmenders)
Deltours - Sweet And Lovely - Starville (Earnest mMsley/Mel Wynn)
Classics - So Glad That i Found You - Yan-G
Richard Anthony - Keep On Living On - Virtue (Kenny Hamber)
Phonetics- Just A Boys Dream - Trudel
Little Tony Talent - All Thats Good - Symbol
Limelights - Don't Leave Me Baby - Uncle (Silhoutettes)
Young Brothers - Baby - Soul Power