Monday, 8 June 2015


It was great to be invited by hosts Dave Edwards and Gilo to play records at Sidewinder on Thursday. Feels like a while, probably about a year, since I DJed a proper modernist/R&B club so used the opportunity to dig out some old favourites and throw a few recent purchases into the mix. The second set was towards the end of the night so trod a safer route than the first to keep the dancers on the floor. 

The most curious part of the evening came when I was asked “How come you’re dressed as a Mod but are playing R&B?” A question I didn’t know where to start unpacking then and am still at a loss now. 

Eskew Reeder – Undivided Love (Instant)
Big Maybelle – Do Lord (Brunswick)
L. Roy Baimes – Hey L. Roy (BJR)
James Kirk – Tell Me Please (Guyden)
BB King – Paying The Cost To Be The Boss (Bluesway)
Lowell Fulson – Love Grows Cold (Checker)
The Rollers – Troubles (Bel-Star)
Little Robbie – I’ve Got Troubles Of My Own (RSVP)
Big Daddy Green – Who Done It (Anla)
Ronnie Milsap – Thousand Miles From Nowhere (Scepter)
Robert Moore – Harlem Shuffle (Hollywood)
Lonnie Hewitt – You Gotta Git (Fantasy)
Hindal Butts – In The Pocket (MS)
Mary Ann Fisher – It’s A Man’s World (Imperial)
Roosevelt Grier – Since You’ve Been Gone (Rik)

Grover Pruitt – Little Girl (Salem)
Curtis Lee – Is She In Your Town (Mira)
Aretha Franklin- Tighten Up Your Tie (Columbia)
Virgie Till - I Didn’t Steal Your Dog (Glover)
Sugar Boy Williams – Little Girl (Herald)
Jesse Pearson – I Got A Feelin’ I’m Fallin’ (RCA Victor)
Dorie Williams – Tell Me Everything You Know (635)
Dean Jones – Women (Ska-Da-La-De-Da) (Valiant)
Esko Wallace – Triple Zero (Graham)
Ernie Washington – Lonesome Shack (Chattahoochee)
Billy Duke – Millionaire (Capitol)
Banny Price – You Love Me Pretty Baby (Jewel)
Freddy King – Now I’ve Got A Woman (Federal)
Lonnie Lester – You Can’t Go (Nu-Tone)

The Sidewinder takes place on the first Thursday of each month in the back room of the Wenlock & Essex, Essex Road, Islington, N1. 7.30-11.30pm, admission free. 

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