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Soul night 8: funky good times

Above you can see Matt Jackson jamming out to DJ Mantease.  Stars of the Missing Link Soul Night.

Arcata June 15.  Good party thrown at humbrews.  Sold out during the summer with fewer students around.  I love the locals!  Thanks to ya.  DJ Zephyr gave a great set to open the party.  I love that Stevie Wonder tune!  I played some 45s and danced and drank with the people!

1. Rhythm Masters – I can do anything you can do

2. Syl Johnson – Goodie goodie good times.

3. John Roberts – sock it to me 1-2-3-4

4. Willie Henderson – loose booty

5. Lou Tobie  – Heavy steppin’

6. Kool and the gang – Kool and the gang

7. Dorothy Oma and Zepha – Put it on you

8. Sugarpie deSanto – Git back

9. Pointer Sisters – betcha got a chick on the side

10. Willie Mitchell – My babe

11. Etta James – Tell mama

12. Jodi Gales – push

13. BW Souls – Marvin’s groove

14. Nino & seventh avenue – roll it

15. Bobby Powell – peace begins within

16. Ann Peebles – I can’t stand the rain.

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Soul Night 6: Missing Link saved my soul

Matt, Adam and DJ Mantease cavorting, sporting and speaking at Soul Night 5.

Arcata California on April twenty, Humboldt Brews.   Sold out a few days before, the gig was ridiculous.  So many good dancers and hot tracks.  Despite being 420, I was pretty inspired to keep the party focused on the dancing.  I think the music and the people who come to party are the central part of this gig, and I worry about theme parties overshadowing or distracting from that core.  So I loaded my set with a few favorites and a few new acquisitions.

Mantease played global smashers with a few soul songs blended in.  I think I heard Sugarpie DeSanto blended with some afrobeat.  It was captivating and kept me on the dance floor.  Jaymorg was just foolish.  Sporting Run-DMC glasses and a bevy of killer 45s he just knocked ’em out.  The Syl Johnson track does it for me.  I’m going try to convince him to play that every soul night.

I dropped a little set of disco, go-go, and funky soul.  The highlight was pretty much the Trouble Funk tune – almost ten minutes long — it gave the dancers enough time to make it happen.  Congas and cowbell are non-negotiable ass-movers even in 2012.

1. Barry White – standing in the shadow of love

2. Lonnette McKee – Save it

3. B.W. Souls – Marvin’s Groove

4. J. R. Bailey – We need love

5. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Good man

6. Dyke and the Blazers – Runaway people

7. Stormy – devastator

8.  David Robinson – Carpenter

9. Eddie Bo – Can I be your main squeeze

10.  Dorothy, Oma & Zepha – Gonna put it on your mind

11. Ted Taylor – how do  you walk away from fear

12. Curtis Mayfield – beautiful brother of mine

13. Chuck Brown – game seven part 1

14. Trouble Funk – Get small (live)

15. Ron and Candy – Plastic situation

Then Matt and Adam supercharged the crowd with some jump blues, jam down soul and serious tracks.  Danced my butt off!

Thanks to all the supporters, participants, Humbrews, Brad the bartender (CHEERS!), and all the dancing people.  We’ll see you next month.

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Missing link’s got soul night playlist III

Whoo hooo!  What a spicy night.  DJ Mantease, JAYMORG, Adam & Matt & King Maxwell (myself) shared some nice vinyls with the people.  26o people came out.  We raise a couple of hundred bucks for Jonathan Toubin, and had a soulful good time.  Here is what I brought to play:

Pingpong contributions (mixed in with the other DJs):

Bobby McNutt – Country living/Country Style

Bobby Rush – Mary Jane

TSU Tornadoes – The Goose

Woody Carr – Peace Dance

Soul set:

1. Rhythm Masters- I can do anything you can do

2. Bill Withers – kissing my love

3.  Betty Wright – let me be your lovemaker

4. Willie Mitchell – 20-75

5. Bobby Byrd – I know you got soul

6. The Isley Brothers – Testify I

7. King Curtis – Popcorn Willie

8. Buddy Ace – My Baby

9. The Vibrations – pick me

10. Syl Johnson – Wiggle in your hips

11. Harvey and  the Phenomenals – Soul and sunshine

12. Stormy – Devistator

13. Lynn Collins – Think

14. Alvin Cash – keep dancing

15. Naomi Shelton – Promised land

16. Aretha Franklin – House that jack built

17. Charles Bradley – this love ain’t big enough

18. All the people – cramp your style

19. Sugar Pie DeSanto – Git Back

20. Marva Whitney – Tired, tired tired

21. Amy Winehouse – Rehab

22. Bill Withers – Who is he

Next soul night is January 26 at Humbrews in Arcata.  In partial celebration of King Maxwell & Adam’s birthdays.  Be there or be square!


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Tunes from soul night

I’m honored to be included in the Missing Link soul nights.  Featuring a bevy of thoughtful soul DJs (Mantease, Adam & Matt, Jay Morg) the night has been a grand success.

On saturday 11/26 I took the stage  to play an all-45 set to an appreciative crowd of about 200 people at that point.  Here is a rundown of the tunes:

1. J.R. Bailey – we need love

2. Eddie Bo – hook and sling 1

3. Ripple – funky song

4. Bobby Freeman – four piece funky nitty gritty junky band

5. Betty Wright – Let me be your love maker

6. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Nitty gritty

7. David Robinson – I’m a carpenter

8. Jamo Thomas – Arrest me

9. Shadows of Knight – Shake

10. David Batiste – Soul p2

11. Gaturs – cold bear

12. Aretha Franklin – this is the house that jack built

13. Calvin Arnold – I better rest

14. Voices of East Harlem – sit down

The next Missing Link soul party is December 15 at Humbrews. You can also catch King Maxwell on December 11th at the Blue Lake Roller rink for EIGHTIES SKATE!  And I’ll be playing 45 of the best funk and soul 45s at the Alibi on December 17.

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