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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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Missing Link Soul Night playlist 6

It got a little intense at Humbrews on March 22.

The venue was intense.  The walls were sweating, the sound was loud, the floor was slick and unforgiving.  It didn’t feel packed, but it was solid — like water just before it boils.

The audience was intense.  Sold out almost immediately.  People who wanted to be there to party and dance. Some serious first-timers and a load of soul night veterans.  The combination was electric — the floor was undulating from the get-go.

Even the DJs are getting more intense.  Every party seems to be an improvement in planning, sound, sonic combinations, mixing and theatrics.

T-Rex had some great records — a great compliment to the party.  Jay Morg celebrated his birthday with some of his favorite tracks.  Some soul night classics he loves to play and a couple of new killer tracks. I played an all-woman set that was so much fun and really well received.  Matt and Adam brought exactly nine 45s each and then destroyed the club. These guys have some good records!

DJ Mantease.  Ah Mantease.  The secret weapon.  The electricity and courage to just take the party to the next level.  He told me that he practiced this set once or twice. I’m totally convinced.  It was an awesome collection of Cumbia and eclectic bangers.

I usually keep my playlists, but this time I gave it to Adam to protect his 45s.  Here is what I think I played (not in order):

Ann Peebles – I can’t stand the rain

Sugar Pie DeSanto Soulful Dress

Naomi Shelton Promised land

Marva Whitney I’m tired, I’m tired, I’m tired

Betty Wright – let me be your lovemaker

Gladys Knight – got myself a good man

Gladys Knight – You need love like I do (don’t you)

Gladys Knight – nitty gritty

Sugarpie DeSanto – Git back

Aretha Franklin – the house that jack built

Aretha Franklin – since you’ve been gone

Phoebe Snow – shine, shine shine

Tina Turner – As long as I can get you

The Coup – laugh, love, fuck

Three-song Gladys Knight and the Pips set is a conclusive answer to the question does Gladys Knight slay in 2012?

I love this party and I feel great about the growing popularity.  We throw a peaceful, woman-friendly, musically diverse, cheap, all-vinyl, multifaceted shindig.  It is very exciting that people want to join.  Lets keep the love flowing.  Join us on April 20th for a sixth and special incarnation of the party at Humbrews.

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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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