I have to admit that after an extended weekend which saw me making the journey out of London back to ‘The Motherland’, I’m still struggling to find my footing as it were! Maybe I’m getting softer in my old age but it seems the recovery time required after weekends like that one is definitely on the increase!
So on with the show, and first up I'd like to thank everyone who made it out on Saturday for one of the best nights we've dropped in a long while. Since moving our night to The Vestry it's gone from strength to strength, with an increasingly larger crowd month on month.
The new recruits we've picked up along the way also seem more receptive to the rarer end of both the funk and soul spectrum, and this can only be a good thing. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going, and with the current support we have at the moment this seems more than possible. Onwards and Upwards!
Don’t forget to check out the GALLERY tab at the top of the page for more Photos from Saturday’s Hook & Sling. We return on Saturday 5th June 2010, so don’t forget to pen that date in your diaries!
Today’s selections are a mixed bag featuring new acquisitions from a recent digging trip, as well as a few old favourites from my crates which I’ve dusted down and given a well deserved airing. Be sure to check the Evelyn Freeman 45, a great Gospel Stomper which totally obliterated the dance floor on Saturday! It’s been recently reissued, so grab a copy from HERE while you still can.
Enjoy today’s mix, stay safe and I’ll be back here shortly with some more of ‘The Good Stuff’ for you!
Wayne Carter – Wahoo, Wahoo, Wahoo – Aestuarium Recordings
Evelyn Freeman Conducting Exciting Voices & Orchestra – Didn’t It Rain – United Artists
J.J. Jackson – Here We Go Again – Calla Records
Mel And Tim – Do Right Baby – Concord Records
Willie Mitchell – That Driving Beat – Hi Records
Nat Turner Rebellion Featuring Major Harris – Can’t Go On Livin – Soulville Records
The Hawk Featuring Little Hannah Collins – Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover – Record Kicks
The Precisions – You’ll Soon Be Gone - Drew
Download Mr Double Down Presents The Funk Club Mix HERE