Friday 29 October 2010
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...
99p soul happens on the 13th of november at the betsy trotwood, farringdon rd ec1. 99p on the door.