Thanks Jamie, for organising this. Lovely to see people. El Andaluz were wonderful. Travis Perkins (who looked a lot like someone I know) gave good guitar, but I'm afraid he was somewhat overshadowed by his guest vocalist, who has a beautiful, beautiful, voice.
And I'd just like to say what a lovely pub the Bread & Roses is, long may it prosper.
Sorry we had to leave right in the middle of Travis Perkins' set just, I suspect, as he was about to hit his stride. I bought this along to play but somehow it didn't get put out there. http://youtu.be/sP0crYPCHV0 It's Ann Cole doing Got My Mojo Working. I would be unsurprised to find that you all knew that her version predates Muddy Waters yet it's taken me all these years to stumble over this track - classy stuff. Nice to say hello to some familiar faces........Thanks, as always, to Jamie.
What a nte! At some point or other in the evening I played (amongst other things): Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor Lo Jo - Au Temps Qui Passe Ella Fitzgerald - Stone Cold Dead in the Market (Ticklah remix) Matuto - Retrato DE Um Forro Soothsayers - Streets of London Afriqui-Kudaushe Manuel Galban (feat Eric Bibb) - Bluechacha Meklit Hadero-Abbay Mado Glen Adams - Run Come Dance Doreen Thobekile - Hambanami Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit the Raving Ravers -Rock & Cry Cookie Jackson - Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad Danny Ray - Revolution Rock Jeb Loy Nichols-To Be Rich Should Be A Crime Mokooma - Mwile Amy Winehouse - Half Time (Alborosie Remix) Kwazulu Sisters - Rich Man Dies without Money Lito Barrientos-cumbia En Do Menor Melvin Van Peebles - Moio Woman Porky Pig-That's All Folks
Thanks to everyone who came down and DJed & especially to live acts Duo El Andaluz, Travis Perkins & Secret Agent of Soul (what a revelation!). No thanks to TfL...it took me 2 hours to get home!
Have been metaphorically kicking myself since last night for thinking that Springsteen in the mud and rain was the preferred option last night. And seeing Nikki singing so wonderfully too has just made me feel worse. Hoping it's not too long till the next time..
Deb started the evening off with: - "Maple Leaf Rag" - Kid Ory - "La Paloma" - Flaco Jiminez - "Alma de Cantaora " - Ampora Sanchez - "Saturday Night" - Roy Brown - "Man In A Hat" - The Klezmatics
Irene followed next with some lovely African tunes I'll get the titles of later, and then my choices were: - "Mi Cholita Linda Flor" - Banda Conmoción (thanks to Julian) - "Escoutas (Diga Diga Diga)" - The Carolina Chocolate Drops & Luminescent Orchestrii - "Weekend Of End" - Matsuki Ayumu - "Tzatski Kozatski" - Mickey Katz And His Kosher-Jammers
Mr Travis Perkins has asked me to pass on his thanks to Ms Nikki A for being the surprise vocalist on "The Weight", and the rest of his songs were: - "Bella Ciao" - "The Rose Of England" - "The L&N Don't Stop Here Any More" - "Carmelita / Save The Last Dance For Me"
Here's Irene's choices: - 'Next Stop Soweto' played by Abdullah Ibrahim (cello) Basil Coetzee (sax) Sipho Gumede (bass) Gilbert Matthews (drums) from a CD called African Horns,CDN1003 - 'Wouloukoro' played by the African Virtuoses, Sekou Diabate (bass) Sekou Kouyate (kora) Abdoulaye Diabate (lead guitar) Honomou Claver(rhythm guitar) Fassou Habass (percussion) on Guinee Cultural Revolution,Discograph6129872. - 'Hariputirwe' played by Oliver Mutukudzi and The Black Spirits on his CD called Tsivo,SLCD 049.
(More from Irene on a future No Reason podcast, comingatcha soon)
Etta James - Tighten Up Your Own Thing Sarah Vaughan - Take The A Train Weather Report - Brown Street (I played this Weather Report track before at another venue and remember Garth asking if Jaco Pastorious was playing bass on it, and I'm sure I told him that he wasn't on the recording, but Jaco is on it. Sorry for the misinformation. It's also a live recording.)
Thank you to Jamie and Norman - what the hell was I thinking when I said yes. Thanks for the kind reaction of the audience. Duo El Andaluz were really very good, and so were the musical selections.
P.S. Who chose the Rosco Gordon track - Just A Little Bit - I've been playing this version all day while I've been working, and even checked out a version by an Australian band called the Purple Hearts.
I wasn't going to bother putting my playlist up as it got a bit mashed up in the event but then I thought I couldn't deprive you all of the title of track 3.
Yekeke..........Oran Etkin Got My Mojo Working...........Ann Cole The Bongo That Ate Pik Botha...........The Ivory Coasters The Scene of the Crime............Bob Brozman Frog Legs..............Clifton Chenier