The Compass Club Torquay – Soul in the Sixties

The Compass Club Torquay was the place to go if you were on holiday in Devon in the mid to late 1960’s and were a soul fan. The excellent tracks all played one after the other without any annoying DJ interruptions very much in the style of The Blue Note Club Manchester. As a result it was much appreciated soul fans in the sixties. It’s still true today, we all need saving from DJ idiotic babble!

Compass Club Torquay
Compass Club card, Torquay
Third Finger Left Hand Martha and The Vandellas,
Take Me In Your Arms Gladys Knight and the Pips,
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel,
Tears, Tears, Tears by Ben E King

These were among the many excellent sounds played at the time of our last visit. These tracks were well suited to each other and even after many years I often play them in the same sequence.

We met many people there from London and Scotland. Torquay became a Mod hotspot in the sixties. A great holiday venue.

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