Jumpin’ 21

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Hey folks. Had a burst of excellent new releases come my way lately and figured that was a good excuse for a new Jumpin’ mix – number 21!

There’s tracks from new or imminent albums by Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Deslondes (two tracks because it’s that good), Bonnie Prince Billy, Pokey LaFarge, Rhiannon Giddens, Sir Jac’s Bantamacs, Chain & The Gang and The Unthanks, as well as something from the new Dengue Fever reissues.

And the usual mix of soul, country, blues, garage and more.

  1. Barry Adamson – The Big Bamboozle
  2. Eldridge Holmes – Popcorn Children
  3. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – S.O.B.
  4. The Jackson 5 – Little Bitty Pretty One
  5. Mose Allison – Parchman Farm
  6. Hunx & His Punx – You Don’t Like Rock’N’Roll
  7. Chain & The Gang – Free Will
  8. The Deslondes – Hurricane Shakedown
  9. Eli Paperboy Reed – Bad Girl
  10. Pokey LaFarge – Riot In The Street
  11. Dengue Fever – Tip My Canoe
  12. Omar Kay – Turkish Coffee
  13. Junior Murvin – Cool Out Son
  14. Big Youth – All Nations Bow
  15. Harry J Allstars – Liquidator
  16. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
  17. The Como Mamas – Count Your Blessings
  18. Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Moanin’
  19. James Carr – Who’s Been Warming My Oven
  20. The Five Stairsteps – Playgirl’s Love
  21. Eddie Carlton – It Will Be Done
  22. Margie Joseph – I Can’t Move No Mountain
  23. Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator
  24. Kokomo Arnold – Milk Cow Blues
  25. Lefty Frizzell – Shine, Shave, Shower (It’s Saturday)
  26. Sir Jac’s Bantamacs – One Cup Of Coffee
  27. The Dirt Daubers – Trucks, Tractors & Trains
  28. Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie
  29. The Deslondes – She Better Be Lonely
  30. Bonnie Prince Billy – Leonard
  31. Micah P Hinson – Beneath The Rose
  32. Rhiannon Giddens – The Angels Laid Him Away
  33. Blind Willie McTell – The Dyin’ Crapshooter’s Blues
  34. Jerry Jeff Walker – Desperados Waiting For The Train
  35. Guy Clark – Dublin Blues
  36. Cian Nugent – Lucy
  37. The Unthanks – What Can A Song Do To You?
(NB – I did try labelling the tracks in the mix but it crashed, sorry!)

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Soul Finger #4

I was more than pleased to play a couple of slots at last week’s fourth instalment of Soul Finger at the Cumberland Arms, alongside Ethan McDermott and Rob Heron. The usual mix of northern, rhythm and blues, some mod gems and the like. A few people asked if I’d recorded it – like I’m that organised! – but I have recreated it.

A few points: I played two sets, but I’ve joined them into one here; while I know what I played, I can’t remember the order, so this isn’t entirely representative; I’ve left out a couple of tunes that just didn’t work as well as I’d hoped; and since I don’t have my decks set up  in the same room at home, this is a digital recreation of a vinyl set. But hey, tunes are tunes, right?

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Here’s what I played:

  1. Darondo – How I Got Over
  2. Rex Garvin – Sock It To Em JB (Pt 1)
  3. The Wheels – Clap Your Hands  (Pt 1)
  4. Jimmy Delphs – Dancing A Hole In the World
  5. The Sapphires – The Slow Fizz
  6. Bobbi Lynn – Opportunity Street
  7. Damon Fox – Packing Up
  8. Betty Moorer – Speed Up
  9. The Dells – Thinkin’ About You
  10. Evie Sands – Picture Me Gone
  11. The Minits – Still A Part Of Me
  12. Inez Foxx – You Hurt Me For The Last Time
  13. BW Souls – Marvin’s Groove
  14. Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk
  15. Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La
  16. Fred Williams – The Dance Got Old
  17. Nappy Brown – Skidy Woe
  18. Mike Pedecin – Burnt Toast And Black Coffee
  19. Irma Thomas – Don’t Mess With My Man
  20. Ike And Tina Turner – A Fool In Love
  21. Little Willie John – Home At Last
  22. Dionne Warwick – You Can Have Him
  23. Jackie Lee – The Duck
  24. Jackie Lee – The Shotgun And The Duck
  25. Marsha Gee – Peanut Duck
  26. Banny Price – You Love Me Pretty Baby
  27. Tony Tyrone – Please Operator
  28. Ann Sexton – It’s All Over But The Shouting
  29. Showstoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
  30. The Five Stairsteps – Playgirl’s Love
  31. Eddie Carlton – It Will Be Done
  32. Garnett Mimms – All About Love
  33. Jimmy Delphs – Almost

 

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Jumpin’ #20

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Time for a bit of a chance of pace. The last few mixes I’ve posted have been all about the dancefloor, and very soul-orientated. For Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #20, there’s still plenty of music for dancing but there’s also jazz and country and reggae and folk.

There’s new(ish) music from Morton Valence, Grandaddy, Frontier Ruckus, King Salami & The Cumberland Three, Rhiannon Giddens, Jeb Loy Nichols, Hot 8 Brass Band, Coco Hames and Nikki Lane. There’s a small tribute to the recently departed Robert Fisher from Willard Grant Conspiracy. The rest is the usual mix of old favourites, recent discoveries and whatever the hell else.

You can stream Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #20 here or download it here.
(NB: any problems with the download, do let me know)

Tracklisting:

  1. King Salami & The Cumberland Three – Tiger In My Tank
  2. Mike Pedecin – Burnt Toast & Black Coffee
  3. The Village Callers – I Don’t Need No Doctor
  4. The Soul Sisters – Wreck A Buddy
  5. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
  6. Betty Davis – Hangin’ Out
  7. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  8. Jeb Loy Nichols – Come See Me
  9. Menlo Park – Cochon Cochon
  10. The Volcanos – Storm Warning
  11. Ann Sexton – It’s All Over But The Shouting
  12. Helen Shapiro – Tell Me What He Said
  13. Morton Valence – Vem Kan Segla Forutan Vind
  14. The Memory Band – Children Of The Stones
  15. Don Cherry – Brown Rice
  16. Georgie Fame – Parchman Farm (Live)
  17. Rupie Edwards – Irie Feelings
  18. The Clash – Version Pardner
  19. James Waynes – Junco Partner
  20. Hot 8 Brass Band – St James Infirmary
  21. The Balfa Brothers – La Danse de Mardi Gras
  22. Coco Hames – I Do Love You
  23. Southern Culture On The Skids – Walk Like A Camel
  24. Brenda And The Tabulations – California Soul
  25. Amy Winehouse – You’re Wondering Now
  26. Aura Meets Lee Scratch Perry – Young, Gifted & Broke
  27. Nikki Lane – Lay  You Down
  28. Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win
  29. Grandaddy – Songbird Son
  30. Frontier Ruckus – Positively Freaking
  31. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Old Time Religion
  32. Willard Grant Conspiracy – The Work Song
  33. The Walkabouts – Silence
  34. Men Diamler – 1848 (Sunset Beauregard)
  35. Francoise Hardy – Till The Morning Comes

 

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Staggering Into 2017

 

Here’s a short mix to give people a flavour of the kind of tunes I’ll be playing on Saturday at the second Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee at Ernest.

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  1. Aretha Franklin – Soulville
  2. What’s Happening – Hot Buttered Buns
  3. Harry J Allstars – The Liquidator
  4. The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
  5. The Wanderers – Shadrack, Meshack & Abednego
  6. Nappy Brown – Skiddy Woe
  7. The Googie Rene Combo – Smokey Joe’s La La
  8. Ramsay Lewis Trio – Wade In The Water
  9. Sugar Pie DeSanto – In The Basement Pt 1
  10. U-Roy – Wear You To The Ball
  11. The Frightnrs – I’d Rather Go Blind
  12. Them – I Can Only Give You Everything
  13. Detroit Cobras – Cha Cha Twist
  14. Sonia – Aqui En Mi Nube
  15. The Rolling Stones – Under My Thumb
  16. Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing
  17. Betty Davis – Born On The Bayou
  18. Honey Cone – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
  19. Dusty Springfield – All The King’s Horses
  20. Jackie Wilson – Soul Galore

 

Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #19

So summer is drawing to a close (you can come join Rob Heron and I at the Cumberland Arms on Sunday 4th to bid it farewell) and up here in the north-east I’m already looking at knitwear.

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But let’s fight off the darkness together with another Jumpin’ mix. This one features new tracks from ridiculously good new albums from The Handsome Family and Black Angel Drifter (a new incarnation of Morton Valence), as well as a new(ish) Charlie Parr tune. There’s a key track from the flawed but watchable The Get Down TV show, a couple of shonky mixes of my own devising and the usual mix of soul, reggae, R&B, country and more.

You can stream Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #19 here or download it (for a short time) here.

  1. The Graham Bond Organisation – Wade In The Water
  2. The Contours – Just A Little Misunderstanding
  3. The Revells – Indian Ropeman
  4. Hollywood Persuaders – Drums A Go Go
  5. Handsome Family – Gold
  6. Al Green – Love & Happiness
  7. Lee Scratch Perry – Jungle Lion
  8. The Nextmen – Piece Of The Pie
  9. CJ & Co – The Devil’s Gun
  10. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Sun Country
  11. Laurel Aitken – Skinhead Invasion
  12. Duke Of Iron – Fifty Cents
  13. EC Arinze – Freedom Highlife
  14. Soul Brothers – Mantombazane
  15. Roy C – Shotgun Wedding
  16. Ike & Tina Turner – Can’t Chance A Break-Up
  17. Nolan Porter – If Only I Could Be Sure
  18. Glenn Miller – Where Is The Love?
  19. The Four Epics – How I Wish That I Was Single Again
  20. Lloyd Charmers – Oh Me Oh My
  21. Shy FX ft Liam Bailey – Soon Come
  22. The Melodians – I Will Get Along Without You
  23. Grinderman – Palaces Of Montezuma
  24. Mina – Se Telefonando
  25. Black Angel Drifter – Black Eyed Susan7
  26. Emmylou Harris – Two More Bottles Of Wine
  27. Charlie Parr – On Marrying A Woman With An Uncontrollable Temper
  28. Earl Lee Grace – Kitchen Girl
  29. Lonnie Irving – Pinball Machine
  30. Merle Travis – Dark As A Dungeon
  31. Country Teasers – Spiderman In The Flesh
  32. Blaze Foley – Let Me Ride In Your Big Cadillac
  33. The Handsome Family – Green Willow Valley
  34. Sons Of The Pioneers – Out California Way
  35. Laurel & Hardy – On The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  36. Nilsson – I’d Rather Be Dead
  37. Leslie Sarony – Ain’t  It Grand To Be Bloomin’ Well Dead
  38. Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes
  39. Big Star – Nature Boy

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Hot Summer Night

Here’s a mix I made at the weekend, nothing too high concept. Just music for dancing.

There’s northern soul and New Orleans funk and organ-driven reggae and a little dash of gospel, jazz and rhythm and blues.

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the mixcloud link is here

and here’s a tracklisting:

  1. Robert Parker – Let’s Go Baby
  2. Rex Garvin – Sock It To ‘Em JB
  3. Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
  4. Brian Auger Trinity – Indian Ropeman
  5. Dr John – Right Place, Wrong Time
  6. The Bamboos – Amen Brother
  7. The Wheels – Clap Your Hands
  8. Candi Staton – I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart
  9. Dana Valery – You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies
  10. James Brown- Tighten Up (Live)
  11. The Meters – Hey Pocky-A-Way
  12. Salt – Hung Up
  13. Darondo – How I Got Over
  14. Marion Gaines Singers – Grandma’s Hands
  15. Aretha Franklin – Soulville
  16. Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
  17. Phyllis Dillon – Woman Of The Ghetto
  18. Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy
  19. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Heatwave
  20. Amy Winehouse – Hey Little Rich Girl
  21. Millie Small – Ooh Ooh
  22. Mel Torme – Comin’ Home Baby
  23. Smith – Baby, It’s You
  24. Tony Tyrone – Please, Operator
  25. Little Ann – Sweep It Out In The Sand
  26. Hank Marr – White House Party
  27. The Radiants – Ain’t No Big Thing
  28. Honey Cone – Want Ads
  29. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – The Night

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