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BASING STREET PINKS

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BASING STREET PINKS

When Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell returned to England from Jamaica in 1962, he came equipped with good-looks and easy charm, the self-confidence and network of contacts that are the primary benefits from being educated at a major British public school (Harrow), the financial safety net of belonging to both the Crosse & Blackwell tinned food and Appleton Rum dynasties and a solid first-hand grounding in the cut-throat practices of the Jamaican record industry.
His next couple of years were spent shuttling between London and Birmingham in a Mini Cooper, hustling deals to supply record shops serving the recently-arrived Caribbean communities the latest sounds from their (and his) homeland. They would appear on Blackwell’s own label, Island Records.
In 1967 he was swift to recognise the significance of a new, young, affluent and musically omnivorous demographic, happy to buy LPs as avidly as their younger siblings bought singles. Overnight, Island’s policy shifted. They continued to distribute Jamaican recordings, but from now on, the priority would be focused on home-grown “underground” or “progressive” artists who would be encouraged to release their wares on beautifully pressed and packaged albums. (Christopher’s apprenticeship may have been served in the ghettos of Kingston, but his role models were the gentlemanly likes of Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic and Elektra’s Jac Holtzman; fellows who appreciated quality and demanded that products bearing their name should reflect that).
To indicate this change, a new label design was unveiled. Uniquely, it would be a fetching shade of pink. As pink as a new dawn; as pink as the innocently shining faces of the young acts Island would sign and make its fortune from….

1 quintessence-notting hill gate
2 bama winds-dealer
3 kim fowled-the trip
4 peter sarstedt-mary jane
5 them-gloria’s dream
6 chords five-universal vagrant
7 art-african thing
8 jethro till-love story
9 wonder k frog-turn on your love light
10 traffic-medicated goo
11 ray cameron-doing my time
12 nirvana-oh! what a performance
13 fairport convention-autopsy
14 if-what did i say about the box jack (edit)
15 king crimson-cat food
16 white noise-love without sound
17 john marten-rolling home
18 spontaneous music ensemble-karyobin pt.1 (excerpt)
19 roxy music-remake/remodel

SOULED#2

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SOULED#2

LAST TUESDAY EVENING I WAS AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL WITH BROTHER LOU TO SEE JAZZY B IN CONVERSATION WITH COLEEN MURPHY- PART OF THE ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ SERIES ENTITLED ‘REVOLUTIONARY SOUL & SKA’. AS YOU’D EXPECT (A GREAT SOUND SYSTEM) & SOME GREAT CHOICES- FROM SAM COOKE ALL THE WAY THRU TO FRED LOCKS, INCLUDING AN EDDIE HAZEL TUNE I’D NOT HEARD BEFORE. SO, FOLKS, INSPIRED BY THE EVENING I THOUGHT WE’D CONTINUE WITH OUR ‘SOULED’ SERIES? STARTING WITH THE SAME OPENING TRACK FROM SAID EVENING- ALTHOUGH HERE WE HAVE MR REDDING’S VERSION OF THE SAM COOKE CLASSIC-A CHANGE IS GONNA COME. & COMIN FULL CIRCLE (KIND OF?), WE FINISH WITH THE O.V WRIGHT CLASSIC (ALSO RECORDED BY MR REDDING) STUDIO ONE STYLE.

(DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR ‘SOULTIME’ SERIES!!!!)

1 OTIS REDDING-A CHANGE IS GONNA COME
2 BOBBY WOMACK-ACROSS 110TH STREET
3 SLY & THE FAMILY STONE-LUV N’ HAIGHT
4 ROBERTA FLACK-TRYIN’ TIMES
5 WAR-JUNK YARD
6 WELDON IRVINE-HOMEY
7 EDDIE HAZEL-FRANTIC MOMENT
8 THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH-WHAT’S GOIN ON
9 EDDIE BO-EDDIE’S RUBBER BAND
10 DONNY HATHAWAY-HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER
11 GIL SCOTT HERON-HOME IS WHERE THE HATRED IS
12 CYMANDE-BROTHERS ON THE SLIDE
13 DILLINGER-GET ON THE GOOD SIDE
14 JACKIE MITTOO-GHETTO ORGAN
15 KEN PARKER-THAT’S HOW STRONG MY LOVE IS

Folk N Blues Club 3

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THE FOLK N BLUES CLUB 3


PURPLE-THE 3RD IN THE SERIES FROM THE ‘FOLK N’ BLUES CLUB’

1 DAVE VAN RONK-PLEASE SEE THAT MY GRAVE IS KEPT CLEAN
2 ALMEDA RIDDLE-POOR WAYFARING STRANGER
3 SHIRLEY COLLINS-FALSE TRUE LOVE
4 STAN KELLY-LOWLANDS AWAY
5 DOCK BOGGS-LITTLE BLACK TRAIN
6 JUDY COLLINS-THE PATRIOT GAME
7 BRENDAN POWER & MICK KINSELLA-THE REAL BLUES REEL
8 EWAN MCCOLL & PEGGY SEEGER-A SOLDIER TRAVELLING FROM THE NORTH
9 BESSIE JONES-SO GLAD I’M HERE
10 ANNE BRIGGS-REYNARDINE
11 DAVY GRAHAM & SHIRLEY COLLINS-GROOVEYARD
12 MARIANNE FAITHFUL-DON’T MAKE PROMISES
13 KAREN DALTON-NOTTINGHAM TOWN
14 EWAN MCCOLL-GO DOWN YE MURDERERS
15 PENTANGLE-HAITIAN FIGHT SONG
16 LAUREN MCCORMICK & EMILY PORTMAN-SEEDS OF LOVE
17 THE STRIPLING BROTHERS-THE LOST CHILD
18 BROWNIE MCGHEE-THE KILLIN’ FLOOR
19 A.L LLOYD-LORD FRANKLIN
20 ERNEST PHIPPS & HIS HOLINESS SINGERS-SHINE ON ME
21 DAVE VAN RONK-FIXIN TO DIE
22 SANDY DENNY-IT AIN’T ME BABE
23 ODETTA-ONE GRAIN OF SAND

Lou’s Soundtrack

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SOUNDTRACK #5
(Lou’s)

WE CONTINUE WITH OUR SOUNDTRACK/MOVIE SERIES THIS WEEK, WITH ANOTHER GUEST MIX, MOVIE & MUSIC LOVER (& ANOTHER ONE OF THE ORIGINAL FOLK TO DROP IN ON THE EARLY DTB SESSIONS)- LOU CHIPS IN HERE, WITH A FEW OF HIS FAVOURITE SELECTIONS FROM THE BIG SCREEN.

1 THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET-HOT DOGS AND JUICE (THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS)
2 DUKE ELLINGTON-FLIRTBIRD (ANATOMY OF A MURDER)
3 FRANK SINATRA-SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (YOUNG AT HEART)
4 ENNIO MORRICONE-DEATH RIDES A HORSE (DEATH RIDES A HORSE)
5 PETER GABRIEL-JIGALONG (THE LONG WALK HOME)
6 RY COODER-PARIS TEXAS (PARIS TEXAS)
7 HANS ZIMMER-HALF REMEMBERED DREAM (INCEPTION)
8 KLOSSER-DAY AFTER TOMORROW (THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW)
9 JERRY GOLDSMITH-CITY HALL (CITY HALL)
10 CLIFF MARTINEZ-SOLARIS (SOLARIS)
11 DANNY ELFMAN-FRANKENWEENIE DISNEY LOGO/MAIN TITLE (FRANKENWEENIE)
13 SWEENEY TODD MOVIE CAST-OPENING TITLE SWEENEY TODD)
14 LEFTFIELD-SHALLOW GRAVE (SHALLOW GRAVE)
15 DAVE GROHL-BILL HILL THEME (TOUCH)
16 DICK DALE & THE DEL-TONES-MISIRLOU (PULP FICTION)
17 GIA ZAMBRANO-UN ANO DE AMOR (HIGH HEELS)
18 PHILIP GLASS/KRONOS QUARTET-THREE CONSORTS OF DRACULA (THREE CONSORTS OF DRACULA)
19 PHILIP GLASS-LA BELLE ET LA BETE (LA BELLE ET LA BETE)
20 GEOFF LOVE & HIS ORCHESTRA-COLONEL BOGEY (THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI).

ALSO-

SOUNDTRACKS #1,2 & 3-

http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=soundtracks
& WIRESHAKER’S CINEMA-

http://dropthebiscuit.net/?s=MOVIES

INCHXINCH

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INCHXINCH

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Initially intended as the next in the ‘on/off’ series/but somehow turns into something different/but what/featuring a couple of new 7”/something veering towards prog/kraut rock/ an some usual usual/thanx for joining us, he says/he was wearing clown shoes/see ya next week/he says/mmm, maybe/i see if i’m washin’ ma hair/what hair/ they say in unison/like a doowop group i says.

1 nitzer ebb- control i’m here (edit)
2 recoil-intruders
3 peter hamill-in slow time
4 evigt morker-hogre
5 bill nelson-buddha’s eyes are everywhere
6 parquet courts-the map
7 soft machine-one over the eight
8 neu-isi
9 thee oh sees-web
10 front 242-principles (inst)
11 can-red hot indians
12 warmduscher-the salamander
13 soft cell-metro mix (edit)

Soultime Pt4

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SOULTIME PT.4

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LAST IN OUR SERIES OF SOUL/ROOTS OF SOUL SERIES-THE EARLY 50’S. SIMILAR TO PT.3 (THE LATE 50’S) WE LOOK AT JAZZ, BLUES & DOOWOP.

1 IVORY JOE HUNTER-I ALMOST LOST MY MIND (1950)
2 PERCY MAYFIELD-PLEASE SEND ME SOMEBODY TO LOVE (1950)
3 RUTH BROWN-TEARDROPS FROM MY EYES (1950)
4 LARRY DARNELL- FOR YOU MY LOVE (1950)
5 THE DOMINOES-WEEPING WILLOW BLUES (1950)
6 BILLY WRIGHT-MERCY MERCY (1951)
7 ROY HAWKING-THE THRILL IS GONE (1951)
8 THE FIVE KEYS-THE GLORY OF LOVE (1951)
9 LITTLE RICHARD-EVERY HOUR (1951)
10 THE DOMINOES-DO SOMETHING FOR ME (1951)
11 LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD-KC LOVIN’ (1952)
12 LLOYD PRICE-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY (1952)
13 SHIRLEY & LEE-I’M GONE (1952)
14 RAY CHARLES-FUNNY, BUT I STILL LOVE YOU (1953)
14 CLYDE MCPHATTER & THE DRIFTERS-MONEY HONEY (1953)
15 THE PRISONAIRES-WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN (1953)
16 GUITAR SLIM-THE THINGS I USED TO DO (1954)
17 THE REVILEERS-A THOUSAND STARS (1954)
18 THE DIABLOS-THE WIND (1954)
19 GENE & EUNICE-THIS IS MY STORY (1955)
20 JOHNNY ACE-PLEDGING MY LOVE (1955)

ACID

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ACID…

ACID 1

WE’VE NOT REALLY FOCUSED TOO MUCH ON ‘DANCE‘ MUSIC, BUT I THOUGHT THIS ONE MIGHT FIT IN WELL WITH THE RECENTLY POSTED ‘YOUTH CULTURE’ SELECTION?
IT DOESN’T REALLY HAVE THE FLOW OF A DANCE/DJ MIX BUT SOME GREAT MOMENTS?-THANX TO CURLEY TOPS FOR A COUPLE A WICKED TOONS, THIS ONE’S DEDICATED TO ALL OUR FRIENDS (& STRANGER FRIENDS?) FROM BAC IN THE DAYS OF SHOOM, THE TRIP & THE FRIDGE………WHO LET THE FREAK IN? NICE ONE MATEY, GET ON IT…

1 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO-TITS & ACID
2 MAN RAY-WE’RE ON IT
3 JUSTICE-ACID BURN
4 CALVIN HARRIS-SLOW ACID
5 808 STATE-CUBIK
6 APHEX TWIN-UNTITLED
7 THE MACHINES-EVERYWHERE
8 VCMG-WINDUP ROBOT
9 APHEX TWIN-MC-4 ACID
10 N.Y HOUSE AUTHORITY-APT 2A
11 MSTRKRFT-NEON KNIGHTS
12 3PHASE FT.DR.MOTTE-DER KLANG DER FAMILLE
13 PHORTUNE-JIGGERWATTS
14 WAGON CHRIST-TOMORROW ACID
15 APOLLO 440-ASTRAL AMERICA
16 BEAT PHARMACY-WATA

SOULTIME PT.3

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SOULTIME PT.3

SOULTIME PT.3 1

IN PT’S 1&2 WE’VE PLAYED SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE ‘SOUL/ROOTS OF SOUL’ TUNES FROM 60’S (& A FEW FROM THE 70’S IN ‘SOULED’). SO THIS WEEK WE’RE HEADIN’ BACK FURTHER-WITH A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE ‘SOUL/ROOTS’ TUNES FROM THE LATE 50’S, INCLUDING SOME JAZZ, BLUES & DOOWOP.

1 JAMES BROWN & THE BLUE FLAMES-PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (1956)
2 THE DELLS-OH WHAT A NITE (1956)
3 SONNY KNIGHT-CONFIDENTIAL (1956)
4 THE FIVE KEYS- OUT OF SIGHT,OUT OF MIND (1956)
5 JESSE BELVIN-GOODNIGHT MY LOVE (1956)
6 LITTLE RICHARD-DIRECTLY FROM MY HEART (1956)
7 LITTLE WILLIE JOHN-FEVER (1956)
8 BARBIE GAYE-MY BOY LOLLIPOP (1956)
9 ELMORE JAMES-IT HURTS ME TOO (1957)
10 SAM COOKE-YOU SEND ME (1957)
11 THE CHANTELS-MAYBE (1957)
12 GENE ALLISON-YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY (1957)
13 THE PASTELS-BEEN SO LONG (1957)
14 RAY CHARLES-A SENTIMENTAL BLUES (1957)
15 LITTLE RICHARD-MAYBE I’M RIGHT (1957)
16 JAMES BROWN & THE BLUE FLAMES-TRY ME (1958)
17 JESSE BELVIN & THE CAPRI’S-BEWARE (1958)
18 JIMMY CLANTON-JUST A DREAM (1958)
19 JERRY BUTLER-FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE (1958)
20 BOBBY DAY-ROCKIN’ ROBIN (1958)
21 THE SHIRELLES-I MET HIM ON A SUNDAY (1958)
22 CLYDE McPHATTER-A LOVERS QUESTION (1958)
23 LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS-TEARS ON MY PILLOW (1958)
24 THE TEDDY BEARS-TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM (1958)
25 DEE CLARK-JUST KEEP IT UP (1959)
26 THE CAPRIS-THERES A MOON OUT TONIGHT (1959)

Youth Culture

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YOUTH CULTURE.


A bit a fun this week/bac to basics/takin’ a poptastic look at British YOUTH CULTURE (& I thought everything we did was youth culture!)
-well anyways, this week we’re looking at the early & probably the most important years? from the mid 1950’s-From the dandy Edwardians came the Teddy Boys, the original rebels,Rock ’n Roll & the birth of the TEENAGER! thru the 60’s-the sharp suited Mods, the Skinheads & finally the Punk Rockers.………it was THE DEVILS MUSIC alright……an every generation needs it!

1 BILL HALEY & HIS COMETS-RAZZLE DAZZLE
2 CHARLIE FEATHERS-EVERYBODY’S LOVIN’ MY BABY
3 THE CLASH-CLASH CITY ROCKERS
4 THE ’N’BETWEENS-EVIL WITCH MAN
5 VINCE TAYLOR & THE PLAYBOYS-JET BLACK MACHINE
6 JOE THE BOSS-SKINHEAD REVOLT
7 X-RAY SPEX-GERMFREE ADOLESCENTS
8 THE QUICK-BERT’S APPLE CRUMBLE
9 EDDIE COHOCRAN-PINK PEG SLACKS
10 SLADE-GET DOWN AND GET WITH IT
11 THE ATTACK-WE DON’T KNOW
12 THE SEX PISTOLS-SUBMISSION
13 ELVIS PRESLEY-MYSTERY TRAIN
14 THE HIGH NUMBERS- I’M THE FACE
15 GENERATION X-YOUTH YOUTH YOUTH
16 THE STRAY CATS-ROCK THIS TOWN
17 HOT ROD ALL STARS-SKINHEADS DON’T FEAR
18 THE VIBRATORS- YEAH YEAH YEAH
19 SAM & DAVE-I THANK YOU
20 THE YARDBIRDS-THE TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN’
21 PIL-DEATH DISCO
22 BARRINGTON LEVY-SHINE EYE GIRL/GAL VERSION

PV LOVERSDUB

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PV>LOVERSDUB


Bit of a mixed bag this week-some Lovers, Dub & some Toastin’- mostly twelves from the mid/late 70’s & early 80’s. (In the late 70’s I used to go to Petticoat lane, in East London to buy my reggae 12” -the stall was either covered, or part of an indoor market? although a friend of mine seems to remember it might’ve been set up on the ground floor of a car park? who knows?)

1 THE COOLNOTES-MY TUNE
2 ISRAEL VIBRATION-THE SAME SONG DUB
3 GINGER WILLIAM-BABY WE’RE TAKING A CHANCE
4 FIREHOUSE CREW-MONEY IN MI POCKET RHYTHM
5 DEB PLAYERS-I’M HURT
6 DENNIS BROWN/JAH BERRY-STAY AT HOME/NATTY ON TOP
7 JOE GIBBS & THE PROFFESIONALS-EDWARD THE EIGHT
8 LOUISA MARKS/BROTHER CLEM-6 SIX STREET/STEP IT
9 GG’S ALLSTARS-CHUNNIE VERSION
10 EARGASM-LOVERS ROCK/NAME THAT TUNE
11 LEE SCRATCH PERRY & THE UPSETTERS-CURLEY DUB
12 LINTON KWESI JOHNSON-DEFENCE DUB
13 15-16-17-SOMEONE SPECIAL

(Also to check out…’mr reggae man’/‘(punk)rockers time’/’carnival times’/‘carnivalx2’…etc…)