Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Guest Mix - The Popcorn King Presents Go Ahead On!

Welcome back!

It’s been (as always!) a while, but I’m back with another slice of Soul goodness for you.

This time round, the heat to battle your winter blues is served up from regular Hook & Sling contributor and good friend of mine, The Popcorn King.

The Popcorn King

Those amongst you that have lent an ear to his past mixes or caught his Guest sets at our monthly nights will know his crates run deep and his Guest mix today certainly doesn’t disappoint! It’s been on rotation here at Maison De Hook & Sling since he sent it over and it’s a pleasure to finally share the 1’s and 0’s with you!

You can catch more past mixes from The Popcorn King in the Archives section on the right hand side of the page.

Strap in, turn up the volume and enjoy todays mix and I’ll catch you on the flipside with some more musical goodness!

Track List

Lee Moses - Time And Place - Front Page

Johnny Daye - I Love Love - Stax

Gene Faith - Family Man - Virtue

Jimmy Jones - Do What Comes Natural - Deke

Scott Brothers Orch. - They All Came Back – Toddlin’ Town

The Dayton Sidewinders Band - Go Ahead On - Carlco Records

Billy Best And The Ditalians - Baby That Takes The Cake - Mercury

Mercy Men - You Made It Thunder - Bee Gee

Markus Kelly & The Impassions - Pushin’ To The Top - White Eagle

Bobby Holley - Moving Dancer - Weis Records

Ray Gant And The Arabians - Chattanooga Walk - Jay Walking

Renaldo Domino - Let Me Come Within - Twinight

Derek Martin - Soul Power - Tuba

Manuel B. Holcolm - Kick Out Ins - Diamond Jim

Inez Foxx - You Shouldn't Have Set My Soul On Fire – Dynamo

Download The Popcorn King Presents Go Ahead On! HERE

Jimmy Castor - R.I.P.

James Walter "Jimmy" Castor (June 23rd 1940 – January 17th 2012) - R.I.P.

The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun

Johnny Otis - R.I.P.

Johnny Otis; born Ioannis Alexandros Veliote (December 28th 1921 – January 17th 2012) - R.I.P.

The Johnny Otis Show – The Watts Breakaway

Etta James - R.I.P.

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25th 1938 – January 20th 2012)- R.I.P.

Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind - Cadet

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Mr Double Down Presents The Redux Mix

Welcome Back!

Firstly let me wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope the recent holiday period was a joyful and productive one!

Last year was a turbulent time around these parts to say the least! A new job, new home and a few real life issues to deal with along the way here, have meant that my little musical corner has been left somewhat neglected and unloved!

One thing I have managed to make time for and keep a grip on is digging for new 45s, and as such have managed to stock pile a lot of new stuff to share here once a suitable sized chunk of time became available.

So here we go with a new selection of records to help ease you into the new year! Today's mix is a nicely paced bag of Soul, Northern, Funk and R&B all taken from 45s that I've recently procured.

There's definitely a few solid stand out tunes in here that have proved real dance floor shakers at our monthly Hook & Sling nights.

'The Lost Generation', 'Peoples Choice' and 'Betty Harris' to name just three have become big favourites on the dance floor at The Vestry. It's always nice to see people dancing to stuff which is off the musical beaten track as it were!

The monthly night at The Vestry has been going from strength to strength, consistently seeing it becoming one in one out on the doors by 10pm, which is always great to see.

As always your continued support is appreciated and we've got some great things lined up for you this year so keep an ear to the ground for details!

So back to today's mix, pull down the ones and zeros, sit back and enjoy 72 minutes of the 'Good Stuff'. Stay safe and I'll be back here shortly!

Track List


Little Charles & The Sidewinders - Please Open Up The Door - Botanic Records Inc.

DeRobert & The Half-Truths - The Joy - SoulFly Records

Jackie Wilson - Just Be Sincere - Brunswick

The Jelly Beans - I'm Hip To You - Right On! Records

The Lost Generation - You're So Young But You're So True - Brunswick

The Sidewinders - I Like Your Stuff - Soul 7

Boz Scaggs - Lowdown - Columbia

James Fountain - Seven Day Lover - Cream Records

Joseph Moore - I Still Can't Get Next To You - JoeBoy

J.J. Daniels - Mr. Lonesome - Sure-Shot Records

The People's Choice - Big Ladies Man - Phil-L.A Of Soul

Millie Jackson - Breakaway - Polydor

Betty Harris - 12 Red Roses - Sansu Records

Wilson Pickett - Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) - Atlantic

Ray Sharpe - Help Me (Get The Feeling) Pt1 - Atco Records

The Last Word - Funky & Some - Polydor

The Soul Saints Orchestra - Bag Of Soul - Jazzman Records

Carlton (King) Coleman - The Boo Boo Song Pt1 - King Records

Shorty Long With Manny Alban & His Orchestra - Burnt Toast & Black Coffee - Popcorn Records

Little Esther - Hollerin' And Screamin' - Fryers

Ervin Rucker & The Blue Night Hawks Orchestra - Done Done The Slop - Slopp Records

Big 'T' Tyler - King Kong - Aladdin Records

Nick Waterhouse - I Can Only Give You Everything - IL Records

DeRobert & The Half-Truths - Take Me Out Of The Dark - SoulFly Records

Pharoahe Monch (Featuring Showtyme, Mela Machiko & Tower Of Power) - Push - Universal Records (Ltd Etched 7")

Lack Of Afro (Featuring Wayne Gidden) - A Time For... - Freestyle Records


Download Mr Double Down Presents The Redux Mix HERE