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At the Regency Ballroom in the
Ilkeston Co-op Derbyshire UK Seventies Style

DJ John Blach and DJ Sid man the decks on the highlight of the week SATURDAY NIGHT Soul spin with Geoff Scragg hosting the most popular Soul Night in the area. The massive Road Runner sound system really hit the lows and highs with punch ball clarity that was unique anywhere at the time.

Its 11.00 pm and here comes the first body crasher Earl Jackson's Soul Self Satisfaction followed by the Personality theme, a Mirwood acetate sent over from Los Angeles USA by non other than Simon Soussan. The Jackie Lee vocal track had been removed to showcase a hard hitting 190 mile per hour instrumental. The Steinways soften up the proceedings with their Oliver release You've been leading me on ........ subliminal!

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Geoff Scragg started DJing in the late 1960s with the Road Runner Disco and was instrumental in discovering and breaking many of the classic soul tracks that are still played at specialist night clubs today. At the Regency Geoff was responsible for the design and build of what was to become the best sound system in the country. Typical Geoff sounds included following:-

SpoilerEddie Purrel Volt
Everyday I have the blues Howard Tate Verve
Soul SauceCal TjaderVerve
Countdown here I comeTemposCanterbury
Going to happeningTommy NealVocalion
Feel so badJackie EdwardsIsland
TightropeInez and Charlie FoxxStateside
So far awayRoot and Jenny JacksonBeacon
6 x 6 Earl Van DykeSoul

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