Monday, January 29, 2007

Major Movers

Here’s a few tracks that the Major plans to play, for your listening pleasure, at the Kelsey on Good Friday.

The Velvelettes - Really Sayin Something
Smokie Robinson - Shop Around
Billy Butler - The Right Track
R Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House
Four Tops -I Cant Help Myself
Alice Clarke - You Hit Me
Wynder K Frog - Green Door
Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign
The Temptations - I'm Losing You
The Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
The Supremes - Stoned Love
The Checkmates - Kissing Her And Crying For You
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Tommy Hunt - Loving On The Losing Side
Isley Bros - Behind A Painted Smile
Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
Edwin Starr - Time
Martha & The Vandellas - You've Been In Love Too Long
Rufus Tomas - Do The Funky Penguin Pt 1
Martha Reeves - Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone
Otis Redding - I Cant Turn You Loose
Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me
Supremes - The Stranger
Jackie Wilson - Soul Galore

Monday, January 15, 2007

Roger's Current Favourites

Here's a few tracks that are getting spins at home at the moment.

Baby Washington - Think About The Good Times (Veep)

A great, great song. Storming chorus, funky beats and enough soul energy to fill any floor. This is a real favourite at the moment and sure to feature strong in all of my sets throughout 2007.

The Miller Sisters - I'm Telling It Like It Is (GMC)

Soul perfection. Massive sing-a-long chorus, great backing vocals and everything I look for in dancefloor soul, really.

Mitty Collier - I Can't Lose (Peachtree)

Huge. Huge vocals, huge song, you know it makes sense.

"Little Esther" Phillips - While It Lasted (Lennox)

Did I say the last one was big? This is bigger. There's nothing little about Ms Phillips vocals. A great mid-paced backing and a voice to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. I always get loads of positive feedback when I spin this. A great song.

Ella Fitzgerald - Get Ready (Reprise)

A great version of the Temptations classic.

Ike & Tina Turner - Can't Chance A Break Up (Sue)

I was searching for a decent copy at a decent price for a while and it was worth the wait. A beautiful song, with a beautiful vocal from Tina. One of my favourites.

Jackie Day - Before It's Too Late (Modern)

Another track that I had been on the lookout for at the right price for a while. This was one of the first northern songs I got into. The beat is irresistible.

Chris Clark - Love Gone Bad (VIP)

Another huge track. I've only ever played this out once but hearing it at high volume made the night for me. This has quite an unusual production, it's almost garagey in places but all the better for it.

Monday, January 08, 2007

We've finally got off our arses

I will be DJing with the Major (Andy) at the Kelsey in Tunbridge Wells on Good Friday (6th April 2007). I will post more details as I have them. I've been busy hoovering up some fine soul sevens over the last year and a bit and am really looking forward to getting a chance to play them out, I might even write about some of them on here but then I've promised that before and not done it.

Ed and I have also been talking about getting a regular night up and running again but the problem, as ever in Tunbridge Wells, is finding a decent venue, if anyone has any ideas I'd be delighted to hear from you.

We have also been talking about doing a one off in London. No firm details as yet, Ed and I are planning a days reconnaissance to see if we can find a venue, again all tip offs gratefully received.

Finally, to celebrate our return to action, I will be giving this site a spring clean and adding some new features.

Have a soulful New Year and keep the faith.