Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lou Rawls Dead End Street


Last one tonight

Willie Mitchell The Champion


More nostalgia - challenge anyone to keep still to this record!

Northern Soul - How it was


Having a bit of a nostalgia night!

Robs Big City Soul


You may have noticed that I have placed a video bar on the blog featuring 4 videos from Robs Big City Soul on YouTube. I have posted about the quality of his videos before and I thought I'd post a couple more.

Mind Yuh Business 4/7/09

Mind Yuh Business is back for another barn stormer of an all nighter on Saturday 4th July 2009 @ Dex, 467-469 Brixton Rd, London SW9. Anyone who's come to date will know what to expect and as ever we've made sure we're not going to disappoint.

The fantastic Lack Of Afro (http://www.myspace.com/lackofafro)
will be playing live. DJ's on the night: Ashley Beedle, Mary Boogaloo & resident Tim K will be furnishing proceedings with a mix of vintage soul, ska, funk, boogaloo and lots lots more.

You can expect it to be very busy with a friendly up for it crowd in lush surrounds. Dex is a cracking venue with a great sound system too (http://www.dexclub.co.uk)


Advance tickets can be purchased for £8 or it's £10 on the door and it runs from 9:00pm - 6:00am.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Nice one!

Tim & Matt

Here's our myspace link for a taste of what we're all about if you don't already know:

www.myspace.com/mindyuhbusiness2008


For tickets or to add friends to the mailing list email: mindyuhbusiness2008@gmail.com


Early Bird Tickets can also be purchased direct from the following outlets:

J B's Records, 36 Hanway St, London W1
Beamish & McGlue, 461 Norwood Road, London SE27



Restless! 3/7/09

Restless! Northern Soul - Southern Funk - Latin Boogaloo – French YeYe - 60's Reggae at..

The Smiling Moose, Upstairs!
1306 E Carson St.
Southside - Pittsburgh
412-431-4668
http://www.smiling-moose.com

NO COVER, 21+ and a great drink selection!

Show goes from 9pm till 2am, bring a date and stay out late!

dj@steelcitysoul.org
http://www.myspace.com/steelcitysoulclub
http://www.steelcitysoul.org

Also, be Sure to check out the myspace page and website for up to date photography of recent and past Restless! soul nights as well as upcoming local and national happenings

Lenis Guess Video On Dig Deeper MySpace


I missed advertising the above show but I picked up this message:

Hard to believe we've been doing Dig Deeper for a whole year now. What a fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary last night with Lenis Guess's first NYC show in over 20 years - this time backed by the Solid Set - and the first time he had ever performed some of his classic 45s live before - things like "For all you've been" and "Why, why, why'd she leave me?" (if you don't know that one, definitely pick up a copy - does not seem to be well known, and it's a killer).

We just uploaded 4 live recordings from the show last night - "Why, why, why'd she leave me?", "Working for my baby", "Just ask me", and "For all you've been". Thanks to everyone who joined us for yet another once in a lifetime show:

http://www.myspace.com/digdeepernyc


We'll be posting the setlists from Lenis's live set, and our DJ setlists on the blog on our myspace page over the days to come (the Scorpio Brothers played fantastic stuff), and hopefully will have photos from the night up shortly as well.

Hope to see some of you at our big 2 night end of summer blowout on August 28 and 29 - details are on our myspace page, and on another thread on this site as well.

- honky

Not just a great great show - Lenis sure knows how to work a band, they were awesome - but special mention has to be made for Best Entrance Ever: do the intro, band kicks into the vamp, and Lenis emerges in a knockout tricked-out Andres Williams-style suit including full wraparound red shades, takes the stage and with a completely expressionless face slowly eats a ripe peach for a whole 2 minutes, audience just stares open-mouthed at his beyond coolness until he leans into the mic and announces: "Mighty hard to find a good peach in New York City". Genius

Breakin Bread @ Jazz Cafe London 17 July

Our next session at the Jazz Café will be on Friday 17th July with a b boy showcase and live funk/soul/psych from The Killer Meters!

The music policy is an open minded exploration into funk and hip hop taking in soul, latin, beats, cut and paste new and old school, in fact anything that makes you strut your funky stuff. All elements are represented with DJ's, Live Bands, Breakdancers (B-boys), MC's and Dope visuals.

Live music this month is provided by Breakin Bread's house band The Killer Meters. The Killer Meters first emerged in 2005 with a stunning album of Meters covers and since then they've taken on the fantabulous Karime Kendra as a full time vocalist.

This lady is a true phenomenon. Her amazing voice and electric stage presence is a family tradition. Her mother is the Northern Soul legend, Ty Karim, but Miss Kendra has more than earned her own formidable reputation. She's now rightfully regarded as one of the UK's best yet still relatively unknown soul mistresses. They'll be playing breaks for the b-boys as well as their own set.


Breakin Bread has always been an important part of the UK breakdancing scene. It's the only club that has a host of b-boys coming down every month. Other nights do it but these are events for b-boys rather than a general music club. Breakin Bread support the scene by hosting battles and showcases on alternative months and this month its' a showcase from the Junior Sinstars. The Sinstars are one of the UK's longest standing crews.

DJ Skeg is Breakin Breads founder and resident DJ. He'll be spinning, cutting and blending tunes and atmosphere to hype the crowd and get you on the floor.
Your host this month is MC Dylan Sage So if you're looking for a good time and you fancy hitting the dancefloor Breakin Bread is the one! Funky Good Times!!

Friday 17th July
Resident DJ: SKEG
Live Funk & Soul: The Killer Meters
B Boy Showcase with Junior Sinstars
Host: Dylan Sage

Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden NW1
£10 advance, more on the door,
10.30pm - 2am - Get there early!

I'm Not Through - The Legend of Sir Lattimore Brown.



Check out Soul Detective for more details on the film.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Red Kelly Youtube Channel

Sahib Shihab Summer Dawn


A fantastic early record by Sahib Shihab -- a motherlode of modal jazz grooves, cut during the early days of the Clarke-Boland Big Band! The record features a core group of players from that ensemble -- including Shihab on alto, baritone, and flute, plus Francy Boland on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass, Ake Persson on trombone, Francy Boland on piano, Joe Harris on bongos, and Kenny Clarke on drums -- all coming together here with a groove that's really groundbreaking -- a style that's sweet and soulful, but rhythmically revolutionary too! The tracks are all long and grooving -- with the kind of dancing jazz tone that you'd expect from the Saba/MPS label during the mid 60s -- a big change from the Argo label that originally issued the record. But that's no surprise, either, as the session was actually recorded in Europe by Gigi Campi -- the man behind the CBBB albums on MPS -- with a feel that's quite similar to other Shihab classics, like Companionship or Seeds. The whole thing's great -- one of Shihab's most wonderful records, and totally worth owning -- and titles include "Lillemor", "Please Don't Leave Me", "Waltz For Seth", and "Herr Fixit". © 1996-2009, Dusty Groove America, Inc.

Buy it @ Dusty Grooves

Skullsnaps New Release

New Day

Electric stores, Itunes, Amazon ,napster, shockhound,Lala and Amie.
Titled (DOT COM LUV) and( Ain't NO LOVE.)

The greatest funk band you think you've never heard. However, if you're a fan of hip-hip than you've likely heard us sampled in more than a few songs. You may not know the Skull Snaps name, yet, but I'm sure you know the opening drum break on "It's a New Day." It's one of the most sampled drum breaks of all time. Many of the greatest hip-hop beats feature samples of Skull Snaps music.

Our self-titled album is one of the most sought after rare groove records on the market. It fetches 300+ by collectors and DJ's. We recently re-mastered and released it officially for the first time on cd. If you don't see it in your local music store you can order it from the label here - http://www.aztecmusic.net/ There will also be a new release coming this spring of old and new material. Also check back here often to check for live dates. We will be playing around NY in the near future. This is what the folks at aztec have to say about us and the album: ---Skull Snaps is a legendary funk album that has long been shrouded in obscurity. The band recorded their self-titled debut and a handful of singles in 1973, and then vanished without a trace.

In recent years, their vinyl has become ubiquitously sampled and highly collectible. The monstrous break that opens up their classic cut, Its A New Day, furnished the beat for countless hip-hop hits of the mid-90s (along with James Browns Funky Drummer and Sly & the Family Stones Sing A Simple Song, Its A New Day contains the most sampled break in music history). More than just a treasure trove for the Hip Hop community, though, Skull Snaps stands as a classic in pure funk and soul. The band's irresistible sound embraces the black vocal group sound of early 70s Temptations, Chi-Lites, and Dramatics, cut with an unmistakable originality. Every song is blessed with a gospel-soaked call and response dynamic that contrasts gritty lead vocals with the bands perfect harmonies.

Heavily bootlegged, Aztec Musics reissue of Skull Snaps is the first release that has been officially sanctioned by the band. This deluxe version has been digitally remastered, with extensive liner notes containing new interviews and rare photos, and contains 2 bonus tracks packaged in a 6 panel digi-pak.--- Anyways, besides just re-releasing that classic jawn we are back performing and getting our new album together. It will feature songs that were written and recorded back in the 70's that were never released as well as more recent ones. We are currently putting the finishing touches on it and trying to find a label to release it. We will also be performing soon in NYC.

Check their MySpace for details.

SOUL MOTION // JUNE 28TH MONEY MARK & BOOGALOO ASSASSINS LBC

Soul Discovery 14/6/09


Soul Discovery 14/6/09

Will Downing “I ‘m gonna love you a little more” (Concord)
Peaches & Herb “Tell me that you love me “ (Imagen)
Simon De “L.O.V.E. (Promo)
Lee Fields “Do you love me” (Truth & Soul)
Charles Wilson “I don’t want take a chance” (Severn)
Duane Williams “Come with me” (Soul Junction)
Ellis Phelps “Because of you” (Sedona Crusin)
45 Ft.Jimmy Abney “Nothing feels better than you” (Yoruba)
Will Downing “Love suggestions” (Concord)
Marcell of Marcell the Truth “I can’t wait” (Promo)
Aaron Marcellus & the Will Band “Say you love me” (Avista
Kastina Harper “Keep your head to the sky” (DL)
A.J. Debravo “Young loves”(Silver City)
Lacee “I’ve been a fool ” (Advantage)
Carla Thomas “Blossom” (LocoBop)
LeBrado “Sunshine” (MCR)
Will Downing/Phil Perry “Baby I’m for real” (Concord)
Jerry Butler “I can’t get up the nerve” (Valley Vue)
Jack Montgomery “Beauty isn’t born” (Austons) 7’
Full Moon “To know” (Douglas 7 T.M.) 7’
Walter Jackson “Coldest days of my life” (Colillion) 7’
The Justic Dept. “It could be more beautiful than life” (Fair Play) 7’
Billy Stewart “Im in love,oh yes I am”(Chess)
Doris Troy Face up to the truth” (Capitol) 7’
Roberta Sweed/Dynamic “Half a love” (Dynamic Sounds) 7’
The Montclairs “Beggin’n is hard to do” (Paula) LP
Charisma “Let love in your life” (Rockmill) 7’
Out of the Blue “Wishing on a star” (Flatbush Beat) 12’
Lee Fields “The only one loving you” (Truth & Soul)
William “Smoke” Howard “I love your melody” (Jay st)
Charles Wilson “Troubled Child” (Severn)
Peaches & Herb “Tell me that you love me “ (Imagen)
Will Downing “I won’t stop” (Concord)
Nemesis Blue “Imagination” (CFDM)
Stephanie Pickett “Let’ get it together”(Aviara)
Roger Smith “I’ll always love you”(R.R.M.S Music)
Stephanie Pickett “Can’t get you off mind”(Aviara)
Ruben Studdard “Don’t make ‘em u no more” (Hickory)

ELLIS PHELPS


ELLIS PHELPS
Songwriter/ Producer/ Engineer Poet/ Author at e-Boogie Productions;
Have you ever noticed that when times seem toughest, music seems to get better? I am a song born in Trenton, New Jersey and given the name Ellis E. Phelps aka (E Boogie). Music has always been the heartbeat of my existance. Song writing and producing is the passion that God has given me. Over the years I've developed BIG ears for many facets of music. Mixing and Mastering have been added to my favourites by a recent wave of new clients who have become fond of my gifts. Although I produced many local projects, Sedona Crusin was my debut project that I produced soley and there were a host of others including Jingles for various products and organizations. But I'm Still Here is my most recent project. Smooth as Silk they said.

Over the years I was blessed to work with many Artist such as the very talented and Diamond in the Rough WILLIAM SWANN this brother is truly a gift to the universe, I call him JAW short for "Just Add Water". A good Brother and a joy to work with. Then there is Cedric Pendleton of the Tyler Perry Show House Of Pain, Eshe of Arrested Development, The Poet Extrodinare Wayne "Breeze" Watson, Guitarist Reggie Ward of the SOS Band, "The Stand Up In It Man" Theodis Ealy, The Blues Man Lover's Guitarist Victor Hodge, Doc and Nayo Jones of Doc's Place. My latest project is the writing and production of the Soon to be Released CD by Nashid "No Strings Attached” and the list goes on and continues to grow. My listed Credits are over 200 completed songs, and the productions of 5 full lengths CD's not mentioning Mixes and Mastered Projects. I guess you can say I've been blessed. But Like I said and As anticipated and well worth the wait. Ellis Phelps' new release. "I'm Still Here"

Check out Ellis Phelps on MySpace

Killer Meters Single Launch Party Tonight


Check out the new 45 on their MySpace

King Records of Cincinnati


Starting with a few songs and a dream in 1943, King Records—a leading American independent—launched musical careers from a shabby brick factory on Brewster Avenue in Cincinnati’s Evanston neighborhood. Founder Sydney Nathan recorded country singers Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Wayne Raney, and others and later added black acts such as James Brown and the Famous Flames, Bull Moose Jackson, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Lonnie Johnson, and Freddy King. Meanwhile, King also explored polka, jazz, bluegrass, comedy, gospel, pop, and instrumental music—anything that Nathan could sell. Although King’s Cincinnati factory closed in 1971, the company’s diverse catalog of roots music had already become a phenomenon. Its legacy lives on in hundreds of classic recordings that are prized by collectors and musicians.

DYNAMITES FEAT. CHARLES WALKER SUMMER EUROPE TOUR DATES


Check the dates below for summer Europe dates coming up in July.

July 11th -- Cognac, France at La Fête du Cognac
July 12th -- Madrid, Spain at Gruta 77
July 14th -- Santander, Spain at Sala BNS
July 15th -- Gijon, Spain at a venue TBA
July 16th -- Bilbao, Spain at Kafe Antzokia
July 17th -- Beauvais, France at Les Scènes d'été
July 20th -- Lucerne, Switzerland at the Blue Balls Festival

More info on each show can be found by clicking on the link for that show in our concert listing on our main profile page.

Warming up for the album release coming up in early September with some killer summer festivals and some of our favorite joints in Spain!

LET'S DO IT AGAIN, Y'ALL!!


More info at their MySpace

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LaVern Baker duets with Jimmy Ricks on "You're The Boss". Recorded in New York City in November 1960

Oscar Brown Jr. - But I Was Cool - very rare animation !!!


Picked this off Youtube:

Unknown Artist (Ralph Bakshi?) animated Oscar Brown Jr's "But I Was Cool"
recorded on VCR in 1988 from a Munich, Germany loval TV-Station.
If you have any further information on this clip, please contact party-keller@gmx.net.

SHAKE by Ray Charles & The Raelettes


From THE DICK CAVETT SHOW. September 18, 1972. The Raelettes are: Vernita Moss, Susaye Green, Mable John, Dorothy Berry, & Estella Yarbrough.

William Bell On Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show


On last Saturday’s show
William Bell in conversation
AND
music from Gil Scott-Heron, Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Jackie Wilson, Lack of Afro, Marlena Shaw, Quantic, Al Green, Lee Fields, Cymande, J C Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Terry Callier, The Crackles, Little Esther Phillips, The Impellers, Marvin Gaye, Smoove & Turrell, The New Mastersounds, and much more.

If you missed the show you can catch it at any time any place in the world at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/funk_soul/

Best wishes.
The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show Team.

Next Saturday 6/20: GOLD LABEL SOUL!!

Double Dynamite Meets Soul Jerker 19/6/09


Freitag, 19.06.: DOUBLE DYNAMITE meets SOUL JERKER (Ska, Rocksteady, Early Reggae, Northern Soul, Modern Soul, R&B)
Ab 21:00 Uhr im Indra Music Club, Große Freiheit 64, Hamburg-St. Paul


An den Turntables: Dr. Markus, Duke of Woerl, Paco und Upsetter

Gravity 180 @ Music Extravaganza 26/6/09 in Stockton, CA


My old friend Clydene Jackson has been in touch to tell me that her group Gravity 180 are appearing at above event.

Listen to her music here

J.C Brooks & Uptown Sound @ Hot Pants 20/6/09


More details on Hot Pants MySpace

There's That Beat 11



The latest issue (#11) of There's That Beat! has hit the street. This particular issue is absolutely rammed with scans and pics, stories and the stuff people have come to expect from us. There are more full color record scans in this issue than ever before! With extensive features on Esther Phillips, Little Anthony and The Imperials and a great look at the Australian labeled Rare Soul we compliment the stories this time with a truly international flavour from the "Diary of A Travelling Soulie" as we encompass gigs in the US, UK and Spain.

You can check it out by clicking HERE

There are also a few back issues of some issues so if you need to complete I'd grab them now. Issues 1-4 are now completely sold out. The remaining issues are also steadily disappearing.

We also have a great binder now that will keep the issues pristine, you can check these out at: TTB! BINDERS

If anyone needs to check their subscription Bev will be only too happy to oblige at info@theresthatbeat.com

As usual a big thanks to all the contributors and subscribers for all the support.

Hear That Sound: The Business of Memphis Music


By Bob Mehr, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.

If there was a truly golden moment in the colorful, remarkable history of Memphis music, it came in 1969.

St Paul Soul Jazz Funk July 10.11.12

Updates to Sir Shambling website


John Ridley has been in touch to let me know of recent upadte to his website:

Hello,

A quick note to let you know I've added some new pages to my website. They are Bobby James & Vicki Adams who cut in Nashville, the fine Lloyd Hendricks, the obscure Susie Rainey who recorded for William Bell In Atlanta, Alice Rozier from Macon and the excellent West Coast R & B singer Tommy Youngblood. There are the usual label shots and soundclips.

You can find the full artist list here

http://www.sirshambling.com/general/artistlist.htm

Best wishes,

John

Chicano Sweet Soundz : Natural High


The 3rd in the series of compilations and it contains some killers including The Gaslight(one of my favourite groups) and the Windy City.

Tracklisting:

1. Natural High - Arnies Love
2. It's Just Like Magic - The Gaslight
3. Dry Your Eyes - The First Love
4. Turning On and Tuning In - Alvin Green & Green Fire
5. 'Hey Love' I'm For Real - You Me & Him
6. Someday, Somewhere - The Dramatic Experience
7. Long Lonely Broken Hearted - Kal's Kids
8. Let Me Try - The Odds and Ends
9. I Remember When - Florida Spiritualaires
10. Hey You - Symba
11. Don't Be Lonely - Sho-nuff
12. Let's Fall in Love - Spectrum
13. Break Your Promisse - Klas'
14. I Fooled Myself - Van Jones & the Jays
15. We Got Each Other - Barbara Mason & the Futures
16. Just Because of You - The Gaslight
17. A Penny For Your Thoughts - Marion Jarvis
18. You're My Friend - Flash
19. Lovin' You - The Dealers
20. I Still Love You - Windy City
21. If I Had One Life - Florida Spiritualaires

Keni Burke Interview On Sitting In The Park


Bob from Sitting In The Park has been in touch to let me know of his latest interview with Keni Burke.

Don't miss this interview with Keni talking about The Five Stairsteps which he formed back in the 50's with his family in Chicago.

Keni Burke Interview

BETTYE LAVETTE'S NEW DOWNLOAD ONLY EP IS OUT EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES


The track listing for BETTYE's iTunes exclusive A CHANGE IS GONNA COME SESSIONS is as follows:

1. "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke)
2. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk)
3. "God Bless The Child" (Billie Holiday / Arthur Herzog)
4. "Lush Life" (Billy Strayhorn)
5. "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers)
6. "Ain't That Lovin' You" (Jimmy Reed)

Download here from ITunes

Read more about the new tracks on Anti.com

Read an interview with Bettye in Vanity Fair or listen to hear taking on Minnesota Public radio below:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

SATURDAY 20 JUNE - BOOGALOO SUMMER FEST 2009 @ PARCO INCREA - BRUGHERIO (MI) with BABY CHARLES live


This is the annual open air Boogaloo club party at Parco Increa a beautiful park close to Milano (10 min from Linate airport). Previous editions we had on stage Boogaloo Investigators, Diplomats of Solid Sound feat the Diplomttes and Trio Valore. This year we have the immense pleasure to have with us great BABY CHARLES. The party starts at 8.00 with stalls (records / clothes) + djs, happy hour and barbecue. At the desks BOOGALOO club djs, SOULFUL TORINO folks Jimmy&Luis and very special friends TBA... If you're comin to Milan around the date this is big fun, not to be missed.

BARBARA ROY "touch and go" live in London, 7th june 2009


London, on the 7th of june 2009. The lead singer of Ecstasy, Passion and Pain, BARBARA ROY was the guest of JOCELYN BROWN's concert, that night. She sung one track "touch and go".

The Four Tops Sydney Interview 1970


Interview with The Four Tops by Ric Birch in Sydney, Ep 149. Broadcast 15th June 1970

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound "Get It Together", live @ Metro


March 19th, 2009, Chicago, IL, w/ the Lowdown Horns. video by Fuzzy Gerdes

Eugene Pitt Interview


Check out interview with Eugene Pitt on Soul Express

Weldon A. McDougal III on Blogtalkradio Tonight


For all you who appreciate the contributions of Weldon A. McDougal III., I invite you to listen into a very special interview. Weldon will retell the monumental moments of Philadelphia and Detroit Music. The conversation will take place between D.A. Williams (son of legendary radio personality Kae Williams) and Weldon McDougal. This is not just another interview but one shared between two people who have experienced the realities of these pioneering music cities and are close personal friends. Tune in tonight, June 16th 2009 at 7PM EST

Joe Matthews She's My Beauty Queen


Anyone know what happened to Joe?

The Dramatics & American Idol's Nicole Turner @ Roccapulco Supper Club


Featuring The Dramatics & American Idol's Nicole Turner @ Roccapulco Supper Club in San Francisco Thursday June 4th 2009 ...for upcoming events go to Old City.

Barry Beckett RIP


Barry Beckett, keyboard player and founding member of the famed Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, died earlier this week in Hendersonville, Tenn. You can read tributes here:

Times Daily
Lasting Tribute
Wikipedia

Little Buck I'll Follow You



Check out Phunkyjunction's other sounds on Youtube

Numero Uno's Light On The South Side


Between 1975-1977 Chicago's South Side night clubs were a little lighter. Not just because of a lanky white guy skulking about, but rather because of the camera and strobe light he carried. Michael Abramson hit Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, The Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd. Light: On The South Side gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past. The 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby. Housed in a gorgeous slipcase with the 12X12 book is Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitizer. The deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a sharp gatefold jacket with two inner sleeves crammed to the gills with label scans and stories. All in all, it's the classiest Numero record , spotted easily from across the room with it's near 2" spine.

But just when you thought we couldn't make it any more mouthwatering, we went ahead and upped the ante. The first 250 copies ordered from our website will come with a signed and hand-numbered print from the photographer Michael Abramson, plus a limited edition bonus 45. The 45 will only be Between 1975-1977 Chicago's South Side night clubs were a little lighter. Not just because of a lanky white guy skulking about, but rather because of the camera and strobe light he carried. Michael Abramson hit Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, The Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd. Light: On The South Side gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past. The 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby. Housed in a gorgeous slipcase with the 12X12 book is Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitizer. The deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a sharp gatefold jacket with two inner sleeves crammed to the gills with label scans and stories. All in all, it's the classiest Numero record ever made, spotted easily from across the room with it's near 2" spine.

But just when you thought we couldn't make it any more mouthwatering, we went ahead and upped the ante. The first 250 copies ordered from our website will come with a signed and hand-numbered print from the photographer Michael Abramson, plus a limited edition bonus 45. The 45 will only be available for the first 1000 orders, after that it disappears permanently.

While the soundtrack to Light: On The South Side will only be available on vinyl, the first 250 copies sold will come with an immediate link to download the album as 320kbps MP3s. And, while the book won't be issued to the public until November, we're sending out all pre-orders in September.


Check Numero Uno here to listen to the tracks and order

Big Joe Louis On BBC Radio 2


Big Joe Louis played a live session on Mark Lamarr's Radio 2 show on Friday night. UK readers can listen again here:

Big Joe Louis On Radio 2

The Groovesville Review In UK July 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Some Tunes from "Lost Soul" The Playground series Vol.2


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Between 1969 and 1972 Playground recorded many soul artists. This playlist includes mostly all unreleased cuts from that period of time. Truly a "missing piece of Southern Soul" This playlist includes a preview of an upcoming release "Lost Soul The Playground Series vol.2" Which follows our first release "Soul Resurrection"