Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Fun was had at the Mousetrap R&B Allnighter on Saturday. For those who like passing judgement on lists of records from your armchair, here’s what I played. In the cold, sober light of day the second set looks top heavy on the tried and tested but as it was the last set of the night, and quarter to five in the morning, it wasn’t really the time to start pushing boundaries or being too adventurous. And besides, they’re still bloody great records to hear whacked up loud. My only concern was keeping the hard-core that remained on the dancefloor, which they did (see I’m a professional…), and credit to their younger bones than mine to still want more after we were cruelly cut short by the management. Booo...

Lyn Westbrook – Take Your Time (Kimtone)
Junior Gordon – Call The Doctor (JayPee)
The Combinations – Voodoo (Carrie)
The Rollers – Troubles (Bel-Star)
Big Daddy Green – Who Done It (Anla)
Buster Benton – Hole In My Head (Melloway)
Roosevelt Grier – Since You’ve Been Gone (RIK)
Earl Stanley – Fish Eyes (Pitassy)
Jimmy Bell – Whatcha Gonna Do About Me (Hickory)
Clyde McPhatter – Thirty Days (Atlantic)
Benny Spellman – Ammerette (Minit)
Jesse Pearson – I Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin’ (RCA Victor)
Ronnie Milsap – A Thousand Miles From Nowhere (Scepter)
Dick Holler – Mooba Grooba (Comet)

Big Maybelle – Do Lord (Brunswick)
Grover Pruitt – Little Girl (Salem)
Big Daddy Rogers – I’m A Big Man (Midas)
Lonnie Hewitt – You Gotta Git (Fantasy)
Marv Johnson – Come On And Stop (United Artists)
Ernie Washington – Lonesome Shack (Chattahoochee)
Ronnie Love – Chills and Fever (Dot)
The Gardenias – What’s The Matter With Me (Fairlane)
JB Lenoir – She Don’t Know (Checker)
Big Jack Reynolds – I Had A Little Dog (Hi-Q)
Slim Harpo – I Need Money (Excello)
Charles Sheffield – It’s Your Voodoo Working (Excello)
Muddy Waters – Diamonds At Your Feet (Chess)
Buddy Guy – I Dig Your Wig (Chess)
Dorie Williams – Tell Me Everything You Know (635)
Gloria Grey – It’s A Sweet World (Warner Brothers)
Verdelle Smith – If You Can’t Say Anything Nice (Capitol)

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