Mark Roman's Crackers Story - Part Three



Barry Waite & LTD - Sting
Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions
Tavares - Don't Take Away The Music
Brass Construction - Changin'
James Brown - Body Heat
Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream
Barrabas - Checkmate
Brass Construction - Movin'
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Holland Dozier Holland - Why Can't We Be Lovers
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Rueben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Bring It On Up
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On

Mark Roman's Crackers

I have often tried to explain to those who were not there, why this time, the music, the venues, the fashion and the positive aspirations of these working class people were so special.
The clubs were unsuccessful for the owners because the audience spent what little money they had on clothes and expensive import records.
My personal favourite was when in the hot summer of 1976, when air conditioning was too expensive in Goodmayes, the manager at the Lacy closed off the cold water taps in the toilets, so that at least one of us would buy a drink.
Nice to hear Mark's story and recognised some names I have not heard for a long time. He unsurprisingly picked most of the important tunes of the time.
I think he is one of the reasons I still have a vinyl habit at 52. I have got to go now and try and locate my Barry Waite 7".

Nice one Paul, glad you

Nice one Paul, glad you enjoyed and thanks for taking the time out to comment.

Crackers story............

And yes guys you have done it again,good times good days and good music.

No probs Danny , cheers :))

No probs Danny , cheers :))