John Paterson suggested that I post a short set on the No1 Mod DJ 'Brighton' the place up a bit. :-)


On reflection I decided to start this thread instead  for any DJs on the site to post up playlists/sets


So i'll kick off with my short guest spots at The Hush Club impromptu night at the Heart & Hand last saturday


1st Set


I Dig Your Wig - Buddy Guy - Chess

You're Still A Square - B B King - ABC Paramount

C O D - Albert King - Coun-Tree

I'm Moving On - Ray Charles - London

Some Other Guy - Richie Barrett - Atlantic

Gary U S Bonds - Working For My Baby - Legrand

Not For Me - Sammy Davis Jr. - Reprise

Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket - Aretha Franklin - Columbia

Gurney Slade - Max Harris - Fontana


2nd Set


Love Potion No. 9 - The Coasters - London 

The Lonely One - Tom Jones - Decca

Gimme Gimme - Z Z Hill - Kent

Neighbor, Neighbor - Jimmy Hughes - Fame 

Crying Days Are Over - Kelly Brothers - Sims

Pain Gets A Little Deeper - Darrow Fletcher - Groovy

Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations  - Deram 


Ian B



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  • My playlists from Rhythm A Go Go, Carlisle on Saturday 27/10/18.

    Set 1
    Something that belongs to me -Jimmy Mccracklin - Imperial
    Everybody likes to dance with Johnny - Johnny Thunder - Diamond...
    I got caught - Evelyn LeGrand - S.P.Q.R.
    The Fabs - so long pretty baby (C/U)
    Green Onions - Georgie Fame - Columbia
    Let's go baby - Robert Palmer - Nola
    Soulful dress - Sugar Pie DeSanto - Pye int
    Sinner not a saint - Trini Lopez - Stateside
    Ride in my 225 - Spyder Turner - Fortune
    Do it Zulu style - Hank Ballard - King
    Let me be your boy - Wilson Pickett Correc-Tone
    I'll be doggone - Marvin Gaye - Tamla Motown
    Sufferer - Kingstonians - Derrick's Blank
    Do the Boogaloo - The Maytals - Beverley's
    Night and day - Maytals - Trojan

    Set 2
    Mellow fellow - Etta James - Argo
    Don't play - Joe Tex - Checker
    I've got a feeling - Big Maybelle - Okeh
    Evil gal blues - Aretha Franklin - Columbia
    Tighten up your tie - Aretha Franklin - Columbia
    Beggin - Timebox - Deram
    Our love will grow - The Showmen - Action
    I wonder why - The Ambassadors - Reel
    I'm shakin' - Little Willie John - King
    Switchback - Floyd James - Original Gravity
    Jamaica Ska - The Ska Kings - Atlantic
    I don't know - Blues Busters - Sunshine (Dub Store)
    Simmer Down - The Wailers - Ska Beat

    Set 3
    Pitter patter - Freddy Butler - M&M
    What's that - Jimmy Mccracklin - Mercury
    Can't shake it - Etta James - Chess
    Just a little bit - Tiny Topsy - Federal
    For this I thank you - Gino Parks -Tamla
    Night train - James Brown - King
    Love ain't nothing - Johnny Nash - Argo
    I just kept on dancing - Doug Banks - Argo
    Just loving you - Ruby Andrews - Zodiac
    You're gonna love my baby - Barbara McNair - Motown

    Thanks to everyone who came, danced, listened and tapped their feet :-)

  • Finally got around to posting up my two sets from the Modesty August Bank Holiday Special 25th August 2018

    Set 1 (22:30-23:00)

    Chuck Berry - Club Nitty Gritty
    Lee Shot Williams - You're Welcome To The Club
    Eugene Church - Jack of All Trades
    Hank Ballard & His Midnighters - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
    James Brown - Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
    Etta James - Mellow Fellow
    Derek Martin - Don't Put Me Down Like This
    Robert Parker - Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is)
    Russell Byrd - Hitch Hike (Part 1)
    Little Willie John - It Only Hurts A Little While
    Little Walter & His Night Cats - Juke
    Cyril Davies & His Rhythm and Blues All Stars - Country Line Special
    Bo Street Runners - Bo Street Runner

    Set 2 (01:30-02:00 ... ish)

    Aretha Franklin - Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket
    Sarah Vaughan - One Mint Julep
    Eskew Reeder - Undivided Love
    Johnny & Jackey - Someday We'll Be Together
    Al Perkins & Betty Bibbs - Homework
    Johnny Nash - Love Ain't Nothing
    Lightnin' Slim - My Babe
    John Lee Hooker - Onions
    Freddy King - I'm Tore Down
    Muddy Waters - Young Fashioned Ways
    Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin'
    Jimmy McGriff - MG Blues
    The Uniques - Fast Way Of Living
    Solomon Burke - Cry To Me
    Virginia Vee - Modesty Blaise
  • Since I haven't posted on here for ages - 

    Here are my sets from Fast Way of Living Spring Special on April 7 (in more or less the order I played them .... as far as I can remember)

    I'll try to upload to Mixcloud tomorrow

    Set 1
    Hank Ballard - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (King Demo)
    Lee "Shot" Williams - You're Welcome To The Club (Federal)
    Chuck Berry - Club Bitty Gritty (Mercury)
    Billy Graham - Oo Poo Pa Doo (Atlantic)
    John Lee Hooker - Onions (Charly Triple Dynamite EP)
    B B King - You're Still A Square (ABC-Paramount)
    Derak Martin - Don't Put Me Down Like This (UK Sue)
    Robert Parker - Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is) (Nola)
    Lightnin' Slim - My Babe (Excello)
    Little Willie John - It Only Hurts A Little While (King Demo) 
    Willie Smith & Kim Wilson - baby Please Don't Go (Carver) 
    Muddy Waters - Young Fashioned Ways (Chess)
    Sarah Vaughan - One Mint Julep (Capitol Demo)
    Terry and Jerry - Mama Julie (R&B)
    Solomon Burke - Cry To Me (Atlantic)

    Set 2 
    Freddy King - Hideaway (UK Sue)
    Billy Preston - Billy's Bag (UK Sue)
    Kelly Brothers - Cryin Days Are Over (UK Sue)
    Darrow Fletcher - Gotta Draw The Line (Groovy)
    Wilson Pickett - Let Me Be Your Boy (Verve)
    Mighty Joe Young - Suffering Soul (WebCor)
    Barbara Lynn - Oh Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin') (London)
    Danny White - The Twitch (Frisco)
    Eskew Reeder - Undivided Love (Instant)
    Albert King - C.O.D (Coun-Tree)
    The Uniques - Fast Way Of Living (Paula)
    Coasters - Love Potion No. 9 (London)
    Solomon Burke - Stupidity(Atlantic)
    John Lee Hooker - Let's Go Out Tonight (Chess)

  • A friend and I do a night called "BLOW-UP" once a month. We play soul/ska/mod/garage... everything is played on vinyl. Remember, we're in the states so we can't get too crazy. We have to keep them engaged, and most are just casual fans of the music. Here's a set off the top of my head, in no real order:


    > Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song (Congress)
    > Madeline Wood - Picture Me Gone (Philips)
    > Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign (Double Shot)
    > Al Wilson - Show and Tell (Rocky Road)
    > Edwin Starr - I’m Still A Struggling Man (Gordy)
    > Joe Tex - Fresh Out of Tears (Dial)
    > Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Tamla)
    > The Parliaments - (I Wanna) Testify (Revilot)
    > 100 Proof Aged In Soul - Somebody’s Been Sleeping (Hot Wax)
    > Wilson Pickett - Engine Number 9 (Atlantic)
    > Four Tops - Bernadette (Motown)
    > Frankie Valli - The Night (MoWest)
    > Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade In the Water (Cadet)

    > Balloon Farm - A Question of Temperature (Laurie)
    > Strangeloves - Night Time (Bang)
    > Amboy Dukes - Journey to the Center of the Mind (Mainstream)
    > Castaways - Liar Liar (Soma)
    > Nazz - Open My Eyes (SGC)
    > Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today (Columbia)
    > Paul Revere & the Raiders - Just Like Me (Columbia)
    > Cliff Bennet & the Rebel Rousers - I Take What I Want (Parlaphone)
    > Davie Allan & the Arrows - Blue’s Theme (Tower)
    > Epic Splendor - It Could Be Wonderful (Hot Biscuit Disc)
    > The Clique - I’ll Hold My Hand Out (White Wale)
    > Human Beinz - Nobody But Me (Capitol)
    > John Mayall - Looking Back (London)
    > Spencer Davis Group - I’m A Man (United Artists)

    > The Jags - Back of My Hand (Island)
    > The Truth - A Step In the Right Direction (WEA)
    > The Selecter - On My Radio (2-Tone)
    > The Jam - Town Called Malice (Polydor)
    > The Lambrettas - Poison Ivy (Rocket Record)
    > Secret Affair - Sound of Confusion (I-Spy)
    > The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (Cherry Red)
    > Madness - Baggy Trousers (Stiff)
    > The Untouchables - Free Yourself (MCA)
    > The Specials - Too Much Too Young (2-Tone)
    > Bad Manners - That’ll Do Nicely (Portrait)
    > T and the Unknown - My Generation (Carrere)
    > The Jam - I’ve Changed My Address (Polydor)

    • Good stuff :-) a few I don't know, off to you tube!

    • Which ones?

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