26 October 2010

I'm a soul man

This Friday, I make my debut as a specialist soul DJ. I have a five hour set to plan, and the agreed remit is classic soul, funk and disco from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

I have most of the bases covered - all the Motown and commercial disco I can shake a stick at, plus my 80s collection and some timely suggestions for 60s soul and 70s funk - but always want more, especially for 60s soul and any kind of non-disco 70s stuff. And there is always a danceable Motown gem missing from my collection.

What, from these selected genres, would prompt you to throw a shape or two? Your suggestions are both welcome and crucial! The CDs are burning as I type...

I've already got this...

13 comments:

Five-Centres said...

A few:

A Bird In The Hand/The Velvelettes
Road Runner/Jr Walker
I Don't Blame You At All/Smokey Robinson
Cherry Cherry/Neil Diamond
The Rubberband Man/Detroit Spinners
Machine Gun/Commodores
You Gave Me Love/Crown Heights Affair
Reflections/Supremes
I'll Take You There/Staples Singers

Clair said...

I'm Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn
Band Of Gold - Freda Payne
Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time - The Delfonics
Music And Lights - Imagination
The Groove Line - Heatwave
Ain't That Peculiar - Marvyn Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvyn Gaye and Tami Terrell

Matthew Rudd said...

Ooooh, thanks you two. List updated.

Mondo said...

Here you go - punt in any of these and you should be alright (there's tons more on my blog if you dig about)

Bankers
The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache
Otis Redding - Love Man
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10649689-722.mp3
Roy Head - Treat Her Right
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10290401-e12.mp3
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
http://www.divshare.com/download/7169559-36a
The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (generally considered the template for all Northern tunes)
http://www.divshare.com/download/2361620-47e
Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
Lay This Burden Down - Mary Love
Solomon Burke - Keep Looking
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10363019-56f.mp3
The MVP's - Turning My Heartbeat Up
http://www.divshare.com/download/3658108-468
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You
http://www.divshare.com/download/3101948-d10
Or better yet the instrumental versh - Exus Trek (my fave Northern Soul nugg' of all time)
http://www.divshare.com/download/3101947-c0d
Tom Jones - The Lonely One
The Strangers - Mary Mary
http://www.divshare.com/download/7852899-839

Funky Covers - pretty much all bankers
The Third Degree - Mercy (yes, the Duffy tune)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA&feature=player_embedded
Ruth Copeland - Gimme Shelter
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Spanky Wilson - The Sunshine Of Your Love
http://www.divshare.com/download/4725924-eb9
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
http://www.divshare.com/download/2765981-972
Reach Out I'll Be There - Lee Moses
Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Brenda Lee
http://www.divshare.com/direct/5856588-577.mp3
Wilson Pickett - Born To Be Wild
http://www.divshare.com/download/2765987-562
Dee Dee Warwick -Rescue Me
http://www.divshare.com/download/5531853-785
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
http://www.divshare.com/download/3658099-1ab
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes - Get Back
http://www.divshare.com/download/5437340-1de
Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash

Back-Boilers
He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) - Levon & The Hawks
Georgie Fame - Seventh Son
The Coasters - Love Potion No9
The Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind
Willy Mitchell - That Driving Beat'
The Soul Hustlers - Super Party
Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
Lonnie Lester - You Can’t Go On
Albert King - Cooking Catfish
Betty Everett - Take Me
Little Richard - Talkin' 'bout Soul
Thurston Harris - Do What You Did
Elvis Presley - Spinout
Billy Preston - Outta Space
http://www.divshare.com/download/2599210-397
Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down (Parts 1 & 2)

Before They Were Famous
The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday - Kiki Dee
So Called Loving - David Essex
http://www.divshare.com/download/4015615-0c7
Tom Jones - Stop Breaking My Heart
Little Richard - Dance What You Wanna

Mondo said...

Here you go punt in any of these…you should be alright

Bankers

The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache
Otis Redding - Love Man
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10649689-722.mp3
Roy Head - Treat Her Right
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10290401-e12.mp3
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
http://www.divshare.com/download/7169559-36a
The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (generally considered the template for all Northern tunes)
http://www.divshare.com/download/2361620-47e
Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
Lay This Burden Down - Mary Love
Solomon Burke - Keep Looking
http://www.divshare.com/direct/10363019-56f.mp3
The MVP's - Turning My Heartbeat Up
http://www.divshare.com/download/3658108-468
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You
http://www.divshare.com/download/3101948-d10
Or better yet the instrumental versh - Exus Trek (my fave Northern Soul nugg' of all time)
http://www.divshare.com/download/3101947-c0d
Tom Jones - The Lonely One

Funky Covers (pretty much all bankers)

The Third Degree - Mercy (yes, the Duffy tune)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU12FrWWVqA&feature=player_embedded
Ruth Copeland - Gimme Shelter
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Spanky Wilson - The Sunshine Of Your Love
http://www.divshare.com/download/4725924-eb9
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
http://www.divshare.com/download/2765981-972
Reach Out I'll Be There - Lee Moses
Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Brenda Lee
http://www.divshare.com/direct/5856588-577.mp3
Wilson Pickett - Born To Be Wild
http://www.divshare.com/download/2765987-562
Dee Dee Warwick -Rescue Me
http://www.divshare.com/download/5531853-785
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
http://www.divshare.com/download/3658099-1ab
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes - Get Back
http://www.divshare.com/download/5437340-1de
Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Strangers - Mary Mary
http://www.divshare.com/download/7852899-839


Back-Boilers

He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) - Levon & The Hawks
Georgie Fame - Seventh Son
The Coasters - Love Potion No9
The Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind
Willy Mitchell - That Driving Beat'
The Soul Hustlers - Super Party
Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
Lonnie Lester - You Can’t Go On
Albert King - Cooking Catfish
Betty Everett - Take Me
Little Richard - Talkin' 'bout Soul
Thurston Harris - Do What You Did
Elvis Presley - Spinout
Billy Preston - Outta Space
http://www.divshare.com/download/2599210-397
Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down (Parts 1 & 2)

Before They Were Famous

The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday - Kiki Dee
So Called Loving - David Essex
http://www.divshare.com/download/4015615-0c7
Tom Jones - Stop Breaking My Heart
Little Richard - Dance What You Wanna

Mondo said...

I've just mailed you load (with links)through facebook as the URLs in my comments got bounced..anyway the list looks like this, most of these and a ton of others are available on my blog...

Bankers
The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache
Otis Redding - Love Man
Roy Head - Treat Her Right
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (generally considered the template for all Northern tunes)
Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
Lay This Burden Down - Mary Love
Solomon Burke - Keep Looking
The MVP's - Turning My Heartbeat Up
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You
Or better yet the instrumental versh - Exus Trek (my fave Northern Soul nugg' of all time)
Tom Jones - The Lonely One

Funky Covers (pretty much all bankers)
The Third Degree - Mercy (yes, the Duffy tune)
Ruth Copeland - Gimme Shelter
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Spanky Wilson - The Sunshine Of Your Love
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
Reach Out I'll Be There - Lee Moses
Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Brenda Lee
Wilson Pickett - Born To Be Wild
Dee Dee Warwick -Rescue Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes - Get Back
Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Strangers - Mary Mary

Back-Boilers
He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart) - Levon & The Hawks
Georgie Fame - Seventh Son
The Coasters - Love Potion No9
The Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind
Willy Mitchell - That Driving Beat'
The Soul Hustlers - Super Party
Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
Lonnie Lester - You Can’t Go On
Albert King - Cooking Catfish
Betty Everett - Take Me
Little Richard - Talkin' 'bout Soul
Thurston Harris - Do What You Did
Elvis Presley - Spinout
Billy Preston - Outta Space
Phil Upchurch Combo - You Can't Sit Down (Parts 1 & 2)
Little Richard - Dance What You Wanna

Before They Were Famous
The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday - Kiki Dee
So Called Loving - David Essex
Tom Jones - Stop Breaking My Heart

Mondo said...

I've just mailed you load (with links)through facebook as the URLs in my comments got bounced - too large..anyway the half the list looks like this, most of these and a ton of others are available on my blog...

Bankers
The Flirtations - Nothing But a Heartache
Otis Redding - Love Man
Roy Head - Treat Her Right
Shirley Ellis - Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling
The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (generally considered the template for all Northern tunes)
Ride Your Pony - Lee Dorsey
Lay This Burden Down - Mary Love
Solomon Burke - Keep Looking
The MVP's - Turning My Heartbeat Up
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You
Or better yet the instrumental versh - Exus Trek (my fave Northern Soul nugg' of all time)
Tom Jones - The Lonely One

Funky Covers (pretty much all bankers)
The Third Degree - Mercy (yes, the Duffy tune)
Ruth Copeland - Gimme Shelter
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Spanky Wilson - The Sunshine Of Your Love
Solomon Burke - Maggie's Farm
Reach Out I'll Be There - Lee Moses
Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Brenda Lee
Wilson Pickett - Born To Be Wild
Dee Dee Warwick -Rescue Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Shirley Scott & The Soul Saxes - Get Back
Thelma Houston - Jumpin' Jack Flash
The Strangers - Mary Mary

Mondo said...

Whoops - I kept getting error messages so reposted.

Soz!

John Medd said...

Anything by The System, The Crusaders, Average White Band, The Meters and Booker T. I'm just on my way out the door so don't have much time - I've got a list as long as yer arm, but Mondo's got most bases covered though. Good luck with it Matt.

word veri: nominer

Anonymous said...

Frank Wilson-Do I love you

Chuck Woods-Seven days too long

R Dean Taylor-There's a ghost in my house

Maze-Joy and pain

Loletta Holloway-Love sensation

Anonymous said...

Hey there,

Is your DJ night tonight? Looks like you've got your selection sorted. Don't forget to look at the dancefloor to see what's working. If the ladies dance the rest will follow.

Best,

Tim

Anonymous said...

Huge apologies - I thought it was your debut - didn't realise how much experience you had on the decks!

Note to self - look beyond first blog post in future.

Cheers,

Tim

Matthew Rudd said...

Tim, you're never too experienced to enjoy advice! Ta for contributing.