Friday 27 September 2013

tomorrow people

we're playing records and dancing again tomorrow night fine people... i do hope you can join us... it'll sound like this around the bits when lovely rob is swooning the room...


and hopefully a bit like this when mick gets his james tatum lp out...

james tatum - zoombah lu


Monday 23 September 2013

once upon a time

thirty years ago last week me and a suitcase and a record player waved off a crying dad and screamed hello london. well shuddered afternoon tottenham but you get my drift. i played lady sings the blues and the birthday present off of my sister volume contrast and brilliance endlessly and they still send me straight back to the box room and the terror of liberation


billie holiday - willow weep for me

the monochrome set - avanti (ten don'ts for honeymooners)

glorious photographs courtesy of alan denney on flickr


Tuesday 17 September 2013

attica plus

 from the mailbox...
"Just been looking at Dusty 7 and Atticca thing, thought you might like to post up this incredible track by Willie and West, George Kerr production, "Attica Massacre" same track (well very similar) to 99p Soul big tune by Hesitations "Is this the way to treat a girl" and Lonnie Youngblood "Sweet Sweet Tootie"

Fucking Hardcore TUNE !!!!

Love always


Friday 13 September 2013

radio times two

 radio 4 at 11:30 can be quite the very trial. 'orrid comedy dramas in particular. and then every now and again something truly wonderful...
listen along lucky people as monica vasconcelos, marcus valle, deodato, and joyce do the inspiration information...

i've recorded it all specially for all the too late to listen and far away folks

bbc radio 4 - the secret history of bossa nova

and because joyce is such a wonder...

joyce - feminina 


Monday 9 September 2013

radio time

 a wonderful 11 minutes of the world service this morning about the attica prison riot... listen in if you can dearies...

bbc world service - witness - the attica prison riot

and archie shepp's huge rowdy response...

archie shepp - attica blues


Saturday 7 September 2013

slow down

lovely rob's been at the slow jam...

gloria ann taylor - world that's not for real

"Twenty slow soulful tunes I've been enjoying recently from here, there and everywhere !
Who doesn't love a good Soul monologue and The Soul Children sure take some beating, but the line - "It Ain't nothing wrong with having a cup of coffee Baby" by Laura Lee is an all time fave.
This mix is dedicated to the thoughtful record collectors who post their tunes up on youtube, where I discovered a few of these songs, especially the Soulhawk, Eringobrath, Val Challoner and breadmaker99.
Big up t'ya !"


Monday 2 September 2013


because nothing says basement soul extravaganza like a pelican with a beak full of wool...

we're back playing records for dancing on saturday september 28th dear pals and i do hope we see you there... if i rememember i'll play this...

otis lee - hard row to hoe