Music from The Manchester Wheelers

New-UK-Edition-Illustrated-MANCHESTER-WHEELERSA new edition of this book is now available soon. With new additions left out due to space and print costs with the first edition. This new version is also illustrated with pictures from those days and also lots, and lots of pictures of the record labels of the period.

Digital copies at: AMAZON

And printed limited edition at: Manchester Soul.

So here I am featuring some of the music mentioned in the book:dobie-gray-the-in-crowd-londonPlay @ YouTube

 ben-e-king-what-is-soul-1967

Play@Youtube

In the early days the Twisted Wheel’s first location was in Brazennose Street off Albert Square (Town Hall) and the club was into BLUES:

Wolf's-SmockstackPlay@YouTube

sonny-boy-williamson-help-mePlay@YouTube

Just two examples of the blues tracks from the ‘Wheel’ there were hundreds and hundreds more, many are mentioned in the book.

The Brazennose Street ‘Wheel’ played a variety of music including Surf Music and SKA and had great live artists every week. A full and complete and amazing list can be found @ Manchester Soul.

This next 45 started out at the first Wheel and was often played at the second incarnation of the club – Whitworth Street.

ClickHandlerPlay@YouTube

Going to the Second Twisted Wheel; we first hung out outside the Wimpy Bar – here people would bring along their latest 45 discoveries:

homer-banks-60-minutes-of-your-love-minitPlay@YouTube

the-esquires-get-on-up-bunkyPlay@YouTube

Then one night at the Blue Note Club ‘DL’ brought his fantastic hit 45 that the Wheel played, to show everyone he now owned a copy: it was impressive, it was in a picture sleeve: The FANTASTIC Flamingos with ‘The Boogaloo Party’

the-flamingos-the-boogaloo-party-philipsPlay@YouTube

You will find hundreds of record labels and a great surrounding story telling it like it was @ THE WHEEL

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Here are a few more, some that don’t get much attention these days but were big hits at the ‘Wheel’

chuck-jackson-i-keep-forgettin-statesidePlay@YouTube

the-carrolls-were-in-this-thing-together-cbs

Play@Utubethe-majors-a-wonderful-dream-london

Play@YouTubeDoris Troy - One More Chance

Not Availablebetty-everett-ive-got-a-claim-on-you-sue

Play@YouTubeChangesPlay@YouTube

the-sand-pebbles-love-power-track

Play@YouTube

 the-tams-untie-me-statesidePlay@Youtube

Betty-Lavette-I-Feel-Good-All-O-455931

Play@YouTubetheola-kilgore-the-sound-of-my-man-chain-gang-candix

Play@YouTubebb-king-paying-the-cost-to-be-the-boss-stateside

Play@YouTubeAlvinCashTwineTime

Play@YouTubeback-field-in-motion

Play@YouTube

 And there were TWO songs about the American football theme, both with Backfield in Motion: See Mel & Tim /Poindexters?ben-e-king-tears-tears-tears-atlantic

Play@YouTubebrenda-holloway-every-little-bit-hurts

Play@YouTubecant-satisfy

Play@YouTubeChain-Reaction-Spellbinders

Play@YouTubeCharlie-Rich-Love-Is-After-Me

Play@YouTubeDean-Parrish

Play@YouTubedee-dee-warwick-when-love-slips-away-mercury

Mainley a Blue Note record but did make it to the Wheel

Play@YouTubeDr-Horse

A Roger Eagle special!

Play@YouTubedynamics-aint-no-sun

Play@YouTubegeno-washington-and-the-ram-jam-band-water-piccadilly

Play@YouTubeJACKIE- LEE- THE- DUCK

Play@YouTube

the-high-keys-que-sera-sera-whatever-will-be-will-be-londonPlay@YouTube

Head-2-ToePlay@YouTube

jimmy-hughes-neighbor-neighbor-1966

Play@YouTubejohnnie-taylor-toehold-stax

Play@YouTubeJust-Say-Goodbye-Esther-Phillips

Play@YouTubemajor-lance-rhythm-1964

Play@YouTuberadiants_voice_45

Play@YouTubejerry-butler-a-brand-new-me-mercury

Again more of a Blue Note player, but did make it for some midweek plays at the Wheel and Dusty’s version is just as brilliant:

Play@YouTuberosco-gordon-just-a-little-bit-top-rank

Play@YouTuberonnie-milsap-aint-no-soul-left-in-these-old-shoes-pye-international

Play@YouTubeSecret-Agents

Play@YouTubestax-candy

Play@YouTubestop-her-on-sight-sos

Play@YouTubetemptations-Ordinary-Girl1966-2

Played louder than you could believe this track set a mob dance in action; in an atmosphere only those who were there could believe: God Bless Roger Eagle for blasting us with Motown!

Play@YouTubethe-dixie-cups-what-kind-of-fool

A 45 that all the ‘Wheeler’ girls loved.

Play@YouTubethe-drifters-up-in-the-streets-of-harlem-atlantic

Play@YouTubethe-jarmels

Play@YouTubethe-mood-mosaic-a-touch-of-velvet-a-sting-of-brass-columbia

Play@YouTubethe-parliaments-i-wanna-testify-track

Play@YouTubethe-spellbinders-help-me-get-myself-back-together-again-columbia The-sharpees

Play@YouTubethe-temptations-ill-be-in-trouble-stateside

Play@YouTubetony-clarke-the-entertainer-chess

Play@YouTubetroy-keyes-love-explosion-stateside-2631-p

Play@YouTubewilliam-bell-marching-off-to-war-stax

This was a major hit at the Blue Note club Manchester before it eventually caught on at the Wheel, because Roger Eagle had left the club in late 66′ and took this and all his amazing record collection with him.

Play@YouTubecharlie-rich-mohair-sam-1965

Play@YouTubeRaidiants-Ain't-No-Big-Thing

Play@YouTubeShingaling

Play@YouTube

Mosses-&-JoshuaPlay@YouTube

Down-Home-Girl

Play@YouTubewillie-mitchell-everything-is-gonna-be-alright-1965

Play@YouTubeslim-harpo-baby-scratch-my-back-stateside

Play@YouTube

jr-walker-and-the-all-stars-cleos-mood-1965Play@YouTube

dyke & blazersPlay@YouTube

Yes we got more Soul: there are so many more and lots shown or mentioned in the Manchester Wheelers book. Everyone who wants to know about the Soul scene in Manchester in the 60’s will find realism in this book. And a great debt of gratitude goes to Roger the DJ who turned on a generation of Mancunians to Soul; and yes no matter what some have said:  Roger Eagle started it all off. He was the instigator. And there are a lot of passages in the book about him. And of course credit goes to all the DJ’s who followed him; moving the scene along to 100% Soul, becoming the roots of NORTHERN SOUL.

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Book about Roger Eagle:

Roger

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