Thursday, 20 January 2011

Mr Double Down & Hoppin' John Present The Soul Influx

Welcome back!

I hope you are all well and staying safe despite the awful weather we've been experiencing here in the UK lately? I'm sure many of our European and American friends, who seem much more hardened and adapted to these frosty conditions, are sharing a communal chuckle at our shoddy expense! And rightly so!! A small scattering of the white stuff is all it takes for us to close up shop and go into hibernation as a nation it seems!

But no fear, after a somewhat disruptive Arctic spell this week in "Blighty", I return here with a brand new joint mix with my funky Co-Pilot, Hoppin' John. The show, as they say, must go on!

Contained herein is a mixed selection of Doo-Wop, Soul, Latin as well as all things Funky for your listening pleasure. As always Hoppin' John brings 'The Heat' with some tasty welcome selections, and I've also squeezed in a few newer acquisitions from a recent digging trip that I made before the cold snap hit us for six!!

We'll be pretty busy finishing up the final preparations for our forthcoming Hook & Sling Soul Weekender in February, but I have a few very special instalments for your aural delectation here at The Hook & Sling, with some very special Guest selectors and contributions that we're extremely excited about thrown into boot!

Stay safe (and warm if you're in the UK!), enjoy today's mix and I'll be back here very shortly!

Track List

Mr Double Down

5 Royales - Monkey Hips & Rice - Gusto Records Inc.

The Penguins - Ookey Ook - Dootone Records

Hoppin' John

Lowell Fulsom - What The Heck - Kent

The Bar-Kays - Don't Do That - Stax

Mr Double Down

Little Francisco Greaves - Moving-Grooving - Sound Way

The Isley Brothers - Spill The Wine - T-Neck

Hoppin' John

Don Gardner (Accomp. By Don Gardners Orch.) - Let's Party - TNT

The Fantastic Johnny C - Hitch It To The Horse - Phil L.A. Of Soul

Mr Double Down

Johnny Holiday - Nobody Loves Me But My Mama - Bold Records

Major Lance - Monkey Time - Memory Lane Records

Hoppin' John

J.J. Jackson - Four Walls (Three Windows And Two Doors) - Calla Records

Llyod W. Williams - Be Mine Tonight - ABC

Loleatta Holloway - "Casanova" – Aware

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