RECORDS PLAYED: New Orleans funky flavours and soulful sounds

New Orleans Funk (Soul Jazz Records, 2000)

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The Gaturs – Gator Bait / Danny White – Natural Soul Brother / Ernie K-Doe – Here Come The Girls / Dr. John – Mama Roux / Allen Toussaint – Get Out Of My Life Woman / The Explosions – Garden Of Four Trees / Robert Parker – Hip-Huggin / Chuck Carbo – Can I Be Your Squeeze

Professor Longhair – Go To The Mardi Gras (7″, Ron, 1959)
Professor Longhair –  Big Chief (parts 1 & 2) (7″, Watch, 1964)
The Wild Magnolias with The New Orleans Project – Handa Wanda (from The Wild Magnolias, Polydor, 1974)
The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island, recorded 1964)
The Wild Tchoupitoulas – Hey Mama (Wild Tchoupitoulas) (from The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Island, 1976)

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Aaron Neville – Hercules (from New Orleans Funk, Soul Jazz Records, recorded 1973)
Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side (from A History Of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Volume 3, Rhino, recorded 1964)
Irma Thomas – She’ll Never Be Your Wife (from In Between Tears, Fungus, 1973)
Dr. John – Walk On Gilded Splinters (from Gris Gris, Atlantic Records, 1968)

STEVE’S CAJUN & SWAMP POP INTERLUDE

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Johnnie Allan – Promised Land (7″, Stiff, 1978)
Rufus Jagneaux & Opelousas Sostan Band – The Back Door (7”, Jin)
Buckwheat Zydeco – Ma ‘tit fille (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island)
Clifton Chenier – Ton Na Na (from King Of The Bayous, Arhoolie, 1970)
Beausoleil – Zydeco Gris Gris (from The Big Easy soundtrack, Island)
Tommy McLain & Clint West – Try To Find Another Man / Jole Blon – Vin Bruce (from Another Saturday Night, Oval/Ace, 1974)

Exuma – Exuma, The Obeah Man (from Exuma, Mercury, 1970)

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The Meters – Cissy Strut (from Second Line Strut, Charly R&B, 1980)
Betty Harris – There’s A Break In The Road (7″, Sansu/Soul Jazz Records, 2016, recorded 1969)

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Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can (Polydor, 1970)

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SIDE ONE: Yes We Can – Part I / Riverboat / Tears Tears And More Tears / O Me-O, My-O / Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley / Yes We Can – Part II
SIDE TWO: Who’s Gonna’ Help Brother Get Further / Games People Play / When The Bill’s Paid / Occapella / Gator Tail / Would You?

Robert Parker – Barefootin’ / Shirley & Lee – Let The Good Times Roll (from This Is Sue!, Island, 1969)
Fats Domino – It Keeps Raining (from The Fats Domino Singles Album, Fame Records)

Robbie Coltrane – New Orleans (7″ Strike Records, 1988)

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Sonny Terry  – Whoopin’ The Blues (from The History Of Jazz Vol. 1 – N’Orleans Origins, Capitol Records, 1957)

Dr. John ‎– Right Place Wrong Time / Same Old Same Old (from In The Right Place, Atlantic, 1973)

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February’s Record Club: NEW ORLEANS funk & soul

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We’re back on Thursday 9th February for a taste of the funky flavours and soulful sounds of New Orleans.

The Crescent City has long been a cultural melting pot, especially when it comes to music. The birthplace of jazz, home to the blues, not mention rhythm & blues and rock & roll, it has produced more than it’s fair share of influential musicians, songwriters and performers. We’d need more than just one evening to even begin to scrape the surface of all it has to offer, so instead we’ll be focusing on the soul and funk that emanated from New Orleans in the 1960s and 70s. And what better time to celebrate than during the month of Mardi Gras?

Several names loom large from this period – songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, singer Lee Dorsey, and funk legends The Meters, who also doubled up as the backing band on dozens of classic funk and soul tunes during this time – we’ll be playing records featuring all three. We’ll also hear from Mac Rebennack, the session pianist turned Night Tripper, better known as Dr John, with some heavy voodoo vibes, along with whatever else we can squeeze on the turntable.

See you there!


NEW ORLEANS – funky flavours and soulful sounds

Thursday 9th February from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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NOTHING IS REAL: records played

The Dukes Of Stratosphear ‎– 25 O’Clock (Virgin Records, 1985)

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SIDE ONE: 25 O’Clock/Bike Ride To The Moon/My Love Explodes
SIDE TWO: What In The World ??…/Your Gold Dress/The Mole From The Ministry

Arnold Corns (aka David Bowie, recorded 1971) (Krazy Kat Records, 1984)
Looking For A Friend/Hang On To Yourself

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Dread Zeppelin ‎– Un-Led-Ed (IRS Records, 1990)

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SIDE ONE: Black Dog/Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)/Living Loving Maid/Your Time Is Gonna Come

Chris Morris – The Select Flexidisc (1992) including Pixies pastiche ‘Motherbanger’

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BRETT’S SELECTION

Bad News – Warriors Of Genghis Khan (from ‘Bad News’, EMI, 1987)
Spinal Tap – Big Bottom (from ‘This Is Spinal Tap’, Polymer, 1984)
Jehosophat And Jones (aka The Two Ronnies) – Up Cat Pole Cat (from ‘Jehosophat And Jones’, Philips, 1973)

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The Barron Knights ‎– Call Up The Groups (from ‘Call Up The Groups’, Columbia, 1964)
John Shuttleworth – You’re Like Manchester (from ‘The Yamaha Years’,  Free Range Product, 2015 reissue)
Flight Of The Conchords ‎– Inner City Pressure (from ‘Flight Of The Conchords’, Sub Pop, 2008)

The Rutles – The Rutles (Warner Bros, 1978)
SIDE ONE: Hold My Hand/Number One/With A Girl Like You/I Must Be In Love/OUCH!/Living In Hope/Love Life/Nevertheless

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SIDE TWO: Good Times Roll/Doubleback Alley/Cheese And Onions/Another Day/Piggy In The Middle/Let’s Be Natural

The HeeBeeGeeBees: David Bowwow  – Quite Ahead Of My Time (from ‘439 Golden Greats – Never Mind The Originals Here’s The HeeBeeGeeBees’, 1981)

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January’s Record Club: NOTHING IS REAL

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We kick off our 2017 sessions on Thursday 12th January with NOTHING IS REAL, a trip into the world of homage, parody, pastiche and pseudonyms.

The first of our featured albums will be 25 O’Clock by The Dukes Of Stratosphear. Released in 1985 by a well-known new wave band in disguise, the album is an homage to 1960s psychedelia and transcends mere pastiche and parody to be a brilliant piece of work in its own right.

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Much the same can be said of our second album, Neil Innes’ brilliantly realised songs for the spin-off Monty Python mockumentary The Rutles. Once you get past the ‘spot the Beatles’ references (of which there are loads crammed into every song), it’s actually a hugely enjoyable album, made with genuine love and affection that even the Fabs themselves approved of. Sadly their publishers didn’t. But that’s another story.

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And as these are both short albums, Brett will be sharing a few more records that fit the theme, including Spinal Tap and Bad News.

Plus, just who was Arnold Corns?!

See you there.


NOTHING IS REAL

Thursday 12th January from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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December’s Record Club: CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

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On Thursday 8th December, it’s our second Glossop Record Club CHRISTMAS SOCIAL.

Kicking off at 8pm at Glossop Labour Club, it’s our end-of-year blow out – a chance to get together, have a chat over a pint about music and put the world to rights. Well, maybe not that last bit.

Of course, vinyl will be at the heart of the night with the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics on hand to spin some of their favourite charity shop finds throughout the evening. Feel free to bring down any records you want to get onto the turntable too.

And as it’s Christmas, we’ll also have a bit of fun with a music quiz and Secret Santa.

If you want to take part in Secret Santa, you’ve gotta give to receive! Here’s how it’ll work:

  1. Choose a record, ideally an LP, maybe from a charity shop, a secondhand shop or even a spare from your own collection. Don’t spend more than a fiver.
  2. Don’t just get any old tat! It has to be something you wouldn’t mind having yourself. And please check that the record is in good condition. We don’t want any damaged styli!
  3. Wrap it up, bring it with you to record club and pop it in the Secret Santa record box.
  4. If you’ve put a record in, that means you’ll get one back! We’ll do the draw before the end of the session.

Easy! If it’s not clear, just get in touch.

And don’t forget, there’s a Glossopdale Foodbank collection point at the labour club, so please bring along a food donation if you can. More details here: http://glossopdalefoodbank.info/how-to-help/donate/

So. That’s a music quiz. Secret Santa. Charity Shop Classics DJ set. Bring Your Own Vinyl. Beer. And you!

See you there.


Glossop Record Club’s CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

Thursday 8th December from 8pm

Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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Gizeh Records: records played

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Big thanks to Rich from Gizeh Records and Claire from Shield Patterns for a great session. It’s rare that we have both label owner and artist as a guest to discuss their work. A fascinating insight into how’s where’s and why’s of setting up and running an independent record label, and of course some great music too.

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We’ll be back on Thursday 8th December for our annual Christmas Social with the help of the team from ALL FM’s Charity Shop Classics. Details soon.



RECORDS PLAYED
– all avaialble to buy at the Gizeh Records website.

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Charles-Eric Charrier ‎– Petite Soeur (2014): Petite Soeur/No Closed To Be/8 Minutes

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): Sun Through Leaves/Swimming In The Isar/Fledglings/Seasons Past

Fieldhead ‎– Riser (2010): Planks Of Wood

Sleepingdog ‎– With Our Heads In The Clouds And Our Hearts In The Fields (2011): He Loved To See The World Through His Camera

Richard Knox & Frédéric D. Oberland ‎– The Rustle Of The Stars (2011): Sleeping Land Part 1 (2011)

Farewell Poetry ‎– Hoping For The Invisible To Ignite (2011): All In The Full, Indomitable Light Of Hope (part II)/In Dreams Airlifted Out

Brave Timbers – Hope (2016): The Well Worn Path/Hands In The Earth/After The Rain/First Light

Ormonde ‎– Cartographer/Explorer (2014): Snake/Bled Out

Last Harbour ‎– Caul (2015): Horse Without A Rider

Christine Ott ‎– Only Silence Remains (2016): Danse Avec La Neige

Shield Patterns ‎– Mirror Breathing (2016): Dusk/Cerulean/Sleepdrunk/On Needing/Blue Shutters

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November’s Record Club: GIZEH RECORDS

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On Thursday 10th November, Richard Knox, founder of the Manchester-based independent record label Gizeh Records joins us to present an evening of music drawn from the label’s vinyl releases.

Richard is also one half of Shield Patterns (the other half being Claire Brentnall), whose latest album Mirror Breathing was released in September to a plethora of great reviews, and this is the album we’ll be hearing in full.

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I’m sure many of you will know Rich and Claire as regulars at record club, but this is a rare opportunity to hear music presented by the artists themselves and to find out more about its creation. There will also be a small selection of Gizeh releases to browse and buy.

More about Gizeh Records (from their website):

“Gizeh Records is an independent label based in Manchester, UK. Founded by Richard Knox in Leeds, 2004 and focusing on a fiercely DIY ethic, Gizeh has grown with it’s artists over the years to form a strong community of musicians and artists from around the world, most of them collaborating together over the years across various projects, helping the label and those involved progress and evolve in an organic, inspiring and galvanising way.

It is our aim to conduct ourselves with modesty and humility in an ever changing industry. We put love, care and passion into our records and our artists and continue to push our ideals and our collective as far as we can within the means that we have. We have no care for genres or pigeon-holes – simply the noise of harmony and the harmony of noise and the inspiration and spirit of the people who are making that noise.”

See you there.


GIZEH RECORDS + Shield Patterns
Thursday 10th November 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT
FREE ADMISSION