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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Summer's Here: Let's Riot!

So, like, it's that time of month - time for the Saturday Night Gospel to come alive like the lord 'n'at! 

Des & Johnny are back from the U.K. for another Bit'o'Brit northern soul action, and the Viper Vaults have been bolstered by a plethora of new big, Big, BIG summer hits - many of which you may peruse at your luxury and leisure on this new Rhythm Riot mix! 45 minutes of sweaty funky Soul, raging Rhythm 'n' Booze, and the naughty end of Northern!

I suppose you want a tracklist - not that anyone ever asks... but hey, what'cha gonna do. 

A.C. Reed - Boogaloo Tramp - Nike
Carl Burnett (no, not Carol, though that'd rule) - Jerk Baby Jerk - Carmax
Billy Butler & the Chanters - Nevertheless - Okeh
Melvin Davis - Save It - Mala
The Exits - You Got to Have Money - Gemini
Marvin Smith - Have More Time - Brunswick
Gospel Pearls - Two Little Fishes - Imperial LP
Ike & Tina - Finger Poppin - WB
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - Angel
Willie Baby - Hot Buns Pt. 1 - Ding Dong
Etta & Sugar Pie - In the Basement - Cadet
Marvellos - Why Do You Want to Hurt the One That Loves You - Loma (a bit scratchy... a bit...)
Bart Jackson - Dancing Man - Sound Facts
Edwin Starr - 25 Miles - Gordy
The Swans - Nitty Gritty City - Dore (re)
Velvet Satins - Nothing compares to You - General American
The Capitols - Don't Say Maybe Baby - Karen
The Artistics - I'm Gonna Miss You - Brunswick
Jean Wells - What Have I Got to Lose - Calla
Edwin Starr - Running Back and Forth - Gordy

Yes, yes, yes, a little bit of Northern, of Funky Soul, of Motown, of Crossover, of R&B, even some Boogaloo and Gospel! 

And as a special bonus, I'm making available to you the ENTIRE RUN of the first 10 Rhythm Riot mix installments - ab-so-lute-ly free! 

My pledge to you: This Saturday night, you'll hear four hours of music like this - nothing but the biggest and best from the Soulcialism days ("25 Miles," "Love Really Hurts Without You") right up to the biggest and best records NEVER BEFORE PLAYED IN THE BURGH! (Gospel Pearls, the infamous "Watership Down Band," the grips Des & Johnny will bring!)

Seeya for the GOSPEL on SATURDAY NIGHT!!!