1980s Mod Rallies Cassette Tape 2 – 60s Soul, 60s R&B, Northern Soul, Tamla Motown & Mod Music

1980s Mod rallies cassette tape 2 - Scarborough CCI Mod Rally 1987

1980s Mod Rallies Cassette Tape 2 – The Lost Tapes Installment 2


After six months exactly, since I published my first article of tape 1 of my 1980s Mod Rally cassette tapes, I have decided to revisit another of those tapes. The tapes I fondly term my “lost tapes” because I had forgotten I still owned them, until I stumbled upon them a couple of years ago. As a result the feedback from the previous article  1980s Mod Rally Cassettes – Tape 1 – 60s Soul, Northern Soul, 60s R&B & Mod Music was wholly positive and one which I know has evoked many good memories for many once, young Mods of the 1980s. This one I shall term my 1980s Mod Rallies cassette Tape 2.

Scarborough CCI Mod Rally 1988 - DJs Tony Class, Ian Jackson, Rob Cox, Tony Schokman
Scarborough CCI Mod Rally 1988 – DJs Tony Class, Ian Jackson, Rob Cox, Tony Schokman & Mark Baileyy

For me personally, these tracks are indicative of not only what was played at that time in the mid to late 1980s on the Mod CCI rallies, allnighters and events. They were also the catalyst that were to lay a firm musical foundation to build upon my love of 60s Soul, Latin Soul & early R&B. A journey I never anticipated beginning all those years ago in the mid 1980s. However one which still continues now 32 years later. Furthermore they remind me of friendships, laughter, a whole host of happy memories and a time of the innocence of my youth.  To conclude, I hope that this track listing from my 1980s Mod rallies cassette tape 2, provides exactly this too for those second generation Mods. Dedicated to all those Mods who danced the days & nights away at events up & down the country in the 1980s.

Jazz Soul & RnB Mod Allnighter November 1987 - Lemon Tree Club, Scarborough
Jazz, Soul & RnB Mod Weekender – November 1987 – DJs included Paul Hallam, Rob Messer, Martin Derby, Dave Darlow & Chris Spring – Lemon Tree Club, Scarborough. Photo kind permission of Martin Morgan
  • Jr. Walker & The All Stars ‎– Money (That’s What I Want) 
  • Jerry O ‎– Dance What Cha Wanna
  • Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers ‎– Sock It To ‘Em J.B.
  • James Brown ‎– I Got You (I Feel Good)
  • Robert Parker – The Scratch
  • Marvin Gaye – Take This Heart Of Mine
  • Slim Harpo – Baby Scratch My Back
  • Woody Herman – Sidewinder
  • Roy Head – Just A Little Bit
  • Little Mac & The Boss Sounds – In The Midnight Hour
  • Googie Rene Combo ‎– Smokey Joe’s La La
  • Darrow Fletcher – I Gotta Know Why
  • The Blendells ‎– La La La La La
  • Jimmy Smith – Mission Impossible
  • Travis Wammack ‎– Scratchy
  • Solomon Burke – Keep Looking
  • The Olympics – Good Lovin’
  • Jimmy Mcfarland – Lonely Lover
  • Ray Barretto – Mercy Mercy Baby
  • Ray Barretto – Soul Drummers
  • Wynder K. Frog ‎– Green Door
  • Marlena Shaw – Let’s Wade In The Water
CCI Mod Rally Lemon Tree Club Scarborough
CCI Mod Rally – Lemon Tree Club Scarborough 1987. Photo kind permission of Paul Stevens

Updated 5th February 2018

A special thanks to Rob Cox for creating this Mixcloud upload based on the above tape recordings from my second Mod Rally cassette tape.

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