Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Friday, 3 September 2010


Decent 60s / Northern Soul compilation from the vaults of Sue records. This New York label founded a UK subsidiary in the early 1960s, run by Island records supremo Chris Blackwell and the producer - soul fan - speed freak - genius Guy Stevens. Some of their 45s are literally priceless - save a fortune & download here courtesy of Skamanc. I am returning to Soul in a big way recently - probably reliving my (some might say) mis-spent youth / teen years on the Manchester Soul scene.
Dedicated to Guy Stevens & Juke Box Johnson & everyone who attended an allniter @ The New Century Hall (Manchester).

Expect a new Northern craze anytime, as today sees the release of a film set in / around the Wigan Casino in 1974. Not seen it (yet)...May well have a squizz if I find the time.


  1. many many thanks for sharing
    the soulboy spain

  2. No problem. Loads more Soul being lined up over the next few months. Just bought a great Flo Ballard compilation pre + post Supremes. What a voice !!

  3. Not really a Northern soul fan but this is good more punk and bowie background...keep up the great work i thought it was about time i stopped just taking and actually posted a comment haven't done one since the Stevie Winwood postings

  4. Got any Bowie to go up or ain't he your cup of tea...he was a mod once!!!!

  5. Got loads of Bowie as it happens, from the Davy Jones (mod)period onwards. Be glad to post it periodically. Currently re-listening to the Berlin stuff - that's what originally got me into Krautrock, like Neu! etc

  6. Nice post Skamanc, many thanks

  7. Moitas grazas pola música. Saúdos dende Vigo, Galicia