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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Expressway To Your Heart

First off, thanks to everyone who came out and made last night sumtin' special - at least in my mind. It was hot - though not as horrible, passing-out hot as July's - and sweaty and drunk (by midnight, they were out of three varieties of beer...), and wonderful.

Miss Jordan Valentine from The World's Greatest Sinners was in town to celebrate the release of the Sinners' great new full-length and 45, and brought tons o'shite to give away, all of which went to good soul-lovin' homes. Her presence dragged out some ol'-timers, which was lovely, and a li'l love from the media dragged out some newbies, which was similarly wonderful.

Through the daze of my second-hand-smoke hangover, I've managed to compile a setlist of 90% of what I played, and about 10% of what Johnno played - PLUS, I'm gonnna post my setlist from July, which I wrote up and never did anything with onnnaccount've laziness.

We'll see you Sept. 8 and Oct. 20 with more free goodies and hot soul music. And with a little luck, a bit less humidity and more humility.


World’s Greatest Sinners – Miss Treatment; Seven Days Too Long; It’s Your Voodoo Working – [[All on Never Souled Out label 45 and CD]]
Etta & Sugarpie – In the Basement – Cadet
Barbra Carr – Shake Your Head – Chess
Henry Lumpkin – Soul is Taking Over – Buddha
The Crowns – Jerking the Dog – PAMA
Rita & the tiaras – Gone with the Wind Is My Love – Dore (reissue)
Show Stoppers – Ain’t Nothin But a House Party – Showtime
Miracles – Whoe Lot of Shaking In My Heart – Tamla
Isley Bros – This Old Heart of Mine – Tamla
Artistics – Hope We Have – Brunswick
Spyder Turner – You’re Good Enough for Me – MGM
Shirley Ellis – Soul Time – Columbia
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher – Brunswick
San Remo Golden Strings – Festival Time – Ric-Tic
The Fawns – [I forget the title] – Cap City
The Sweet – Got to Have More Love – Smash
Lou Johnson – Unsatisfied – Big Top
Buddy Guy – Women – Double L
Impressions – I Love You (Yeah) – ABC
Ronnie Love – Chills and Fever – Dot
Charley Gracie – He’ll Never Love You Like I Do – Diamond
Willie Mitchell – That Driving Beat – Hi
Bettye Swann – The Heartache is Gone – Abet
Bobby Bland – These Hands (Small but Mighty) – Duke
Bobby Paris – Night Owl – Cameo
Len Barry – 1-2-3 – Decca
Yum Yums – Gonna Be a Big Thing – Stardust (reissue)
Fantastic Four – As Long as the Feeling is There – Ric-Tic
The 5 Royales – Catch That Teardrop – ABC
Johnny Sayles – Don’t Turn Your Back On Me – Mar-V-Lus
Young Jessie – I Was Meant For You And You Were Meant For Me – Mercury
Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman – Tamla
Magicians – Keep Your Hands Off – Villa
Flamingos – Boogaloo Party – Philips
Spinners – What More Could a Boy Ask For – Motown LP

[[my box got all messed up so I’m sure I played these, too, but there’s others I’m missing]]
Soul Communicators – Those Lonely Nights – (compilation)
Eloise Laws – Love Factory – (comp) [request]
Voices of East Harlem – Cashin’ In
Edwin Starr – 25 Miles [request]
Freddie Waters – Steal it Steelers
The Steelers – Get it From the Bottom
Alex Brown – Love Really Hurts Without You
Candi Staton – Evidence [request]
Lyn Collins – Rock me again and again
Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song [request]
Marvin Gaye – This Heart of Mine

[[A few I’m sure Johnno played though I was drinkin’ most of that time]]
Tina Britt – The Real Thing
Lew Kirton – Heaven in the Afternoon
Jay-sun – something
Al Wilson – Show & Tell
Wayne Gibson – Under My Thumb
O’Jays – Back Stabbers
Case of Tyme – Manifesto
Freda Payne – Band of Gold
Stevie Wonder – We Can Work It Out
Temptations – Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

JULY, 2006:
Set list, in no particular order – July 21, 2006

Valentinos – Sweeter Than the Day Before – Chess
Bob Seger System – Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man – Capitol
Shirley Ellis – The Clapping Song – Congress
Alex Brown – Love Really Hurts Without You – Roxbury
Voices of East Harlem – Cashing In – Goldmine reissue (reissue)
Originals – Suspicion – Stardust reissue (request)
Etta James & Sugarpie DeSanto – In the Basement Pt. 1 – Cadet
Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman – Tamla
Jimmy Robins – I Can’t Please You – Jerhart
Barbra Carr – Shake Your Head – Chess
Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working – reissue
Steve Karman Big Band feat. Jimmy Radcliffe – Breakaway Pt. 1 – UA
Little Eva Harris – Get Ready/Uptight – Spring
Johnny Otis Show – Watts Breakaway – Okeh
Johnny Jones & the King Casuals – Purple Haze – Brunswick
Freddy Scott – Pow City – Marlin
Tyler/Davis – Hold On, Help is On The Way – Parlo
Bart Jackson – Dancing Man – Sound Facts
Rufus Thomas – The Memphis Train – Stax
Jackie Wilson – 3 Days 1 Hour 30 Minutes – Brunswick
The Crowns – Jerking the Dog – Pama
Laura Lee – To Win Your Heart – Ric-Tic
Impressions – I Love You (Yeah) – ABC
Jimmy Hughes – I’m a Man of Action – Fame
Marvelettes – I’ll Keep Holding On – Tamla
Bettye Swann – The Heartache is Gone – Abet
Jackie Wilson – I get the Sweetest Feeling – Brunswick
Platters – Washed Ashore – Musicor
Viola Wills – Together Forever – Bronco
Bobby Bland – These Hands (Small But Mighty) – Duke
Charley Gracie – He’ll Never Love You Like I Do – Diamond
Fascinations – I’m In Love – Mayfield
Fawns – Cap City
Billy Guy – Women – Double L
Edwin Starr – Way Over There – Gordy
Willie Mitchell – That Driving Beat – Hi