Thursday, 20 January 2011

“Sho Nuff Gotta Good Thing Going On Children”

Welcome back and I hope all is well as we draw to the end of another eventful week!
Today’s post is three pronged, with news of two forthcoming events before we get down to a new 45 that I picked up amongst others earlier this week.

First up, we return to The Brown Sugar Bar this Saturday 8th November for what will be our final London night of the year. If the previous months are anything to go by then this should be a good blow out as usual! All the relevant details can be found in the tabs at the top of the page.

Secondly, We’ve been doing some work behind the scenes to organize a special soul and funk night for New Years Eve. This will be held in Chichester, West Sussex on the South Coast and we have secured an old underground converted wine cellar which is now a bar called La Havana.
This will be a ticket only event and we are expecting to sell out swiftly so don’t sleep on this one. Tickets will be available from the bar directly. I’ve included some photos of the venue which is made up of three large tunnel like rooms with fantastic acoustics to boot! All the info you need is in the flyer and in the link to the bar above.

Finally onto today’s 45. I scored a healthy new grip of 45s this week and as I’ve been on a bit of a Northern Soul tip of late, today’s single was one that went straight into the pile.

J.J. Jackson’s ‘Sho Nuff (Got A Good Thing Going)’ is an upfront stomper and a big Northern favourite. Released in 1966 on Loma and then in 1967 on Warner Brothers Records this is a fantastic record, although probably not as well known as ‘But It’s All Right’ which did pretty well in the R&B charts at the time. This 45 comes straight out of the same mould as The Contours ‘Just A Little Misunderstanding’ and even uses the same intro. I’m guessing that The Contours release came first and this was a follow on record of sorts (please correct me if I’m wrong!!) Either way both are great cuts and stand up well next to each other.

Enjoy today’s 45, stay safe and hopefully we’ll see you on Saturday at The Brown Sugar Bar.

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