Friday, 29 October 2010

more love


gather round gather round you're just in time for another in our people get ready 99p soul warmer upper sessions to get you lean and limber prepared and perfected for a small do if you're braving the elements or kitchen shuffle if you're staying tucked up and toasty right there at home. whichever wherever the always fragrant carmel will keep us beaming... take it away my dear




nothing rare here at all but nowt wrong with that.... come and hear them at 99p where they work out at less than 15p each. and think what else is in store from ally, rob and mick…


the dells - wear it on our face

love so much of the dells output but this just might be my favourite. all those sumptuously uplifting vocals but also that weird out-of-tune piano at the beginning that sounds like a drunken monkey lurching across the ivories. psychosoul. but kind of prefer it to that psychadelic phase the Temptations went through...

smokey robinson and the miracles - more love

more joy. how marv is this? first tchoon I ever played to a dancefloor. around 27 years ago and I’m still rubbish at remembering to cue the next record when I'm enjoying the last. and if I do remember, it's probably on the wrong speed...

sisters love - give me your love

what can be said? fulsome sophisticated big-band disco-gorgeousness from these lovely gals. lost this for ages; thank the lordy for honest jon's.

tyrone davis - can I change my mind?

no you can't, tyrone, it's just toooo doggone late but we're all rooting for you, anyway. one of my favourite male vocalists. he might not have the greatest range but who cares, when he has such bucketfuls of…awwwwww....

jackie wilson - you got me walkin'

breakfast in the morning...? oooo, so good. can't name my fave jackie but this one’s just beautiful and very underrrrated. i think. and it's such a lovely stroll. yeah, yeah, yeah, o baby.

the esquires - get on up

"We're gonna do the monkey, the philly dog too, we're gonna do the jerk, just me and you". get on up if you aren't already. there's a site called sixtiescity.com where they'll teach you the monkey and the jerk. but if you know how to do the philly dog, too, come and show us at the next 99p. i'm thinking it's like a chilli dog but hotter.

the emotions - blind alley

so many great emotions tracks but this is my fave. another amazing beginning, so laid-back (and so sampled by the babies) but then erupts into such a dream of a soulful warning. you've got a smooth conversation but...basically, right, you're runnin' up a blind alley...

x

99p soul happens on the 13th of november at the betsy trotwood, farringdon rd ec1. 99p on the door.

17 comments:

londonlee said...

Loves me some Dells too.

Wish I could be there, have a dance for me.

Beth said...

Cor, lovely meaty post.

That could be just the kick I need to get back into this lark.

Enjoy 99p nite.

Simon said...

Its you that got me into Can I Change My Mind, and therefore all the versions of the song, especially the reggae ones.

davy h said...

Loveliness abounds!

Mick said...

Wow. It's not even mid-day on Saturday. I'm slightly hung over and suddenly the world is great place. That Emotions track leaves me dying for the 13th. Thanks for putting them up Ally and thanks for picking them, Carm.xx

ally. said...

it's a selection to cherish indeed. ta carm dearie.

and beth - i do hope we see you back and lonesoming soon - winter needs you
x

Tony Russell said...

Lovely set Ally...really really nice,up a blind alley myself,made a hell of a lot nicer with your tunes and your company,thanks a lot lady!

ally. said...

ta tony - the lovely carmel can really rock a dancefloor
x

Anonymous said...

more soul than you can control you lot really have got it down

Anonymous said...

that was me glen just said that wrong button again

Anonymous said...

got it

Anonymous said...

right thats it im stiking with anonamouse toooo blooming complicated all the best glen

glen grainger said...

one more try sorry about this

glen grainger said...

a ha and i bet you thought i was behind the times i may even buy a mobile phone one day but i doupt it

Carmel said...

Very charming comments on the tchoons. Thanks ever so! And lovely blogs from the peeps on this blog. Big, big thanks to Ally for putting them up there and having the whole idea in the first place. See and hear you at 99p, sweetness.

Rob Ryan said...

Gotta Love Tyrone !!! Homewrecker !!!
Nice Picks !

spud said...

Is it too late to say that 'Give Me Your Love' is a blinder?

(P.S. I always wonder what a philly dog is every time I play 'Philly Dog' by Herbie Mann. Chilli dog with Philly cheese?)