Psychedelic Soul (1967-74) – Records Played

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Photos above courtesy of Rachel, Darren and Mark

Souls were well and truly psychedelicized and a few minds freed at our Psychedelic Soul session. There was even an outbreak of actual dancing, a rare but beautiful sight at record club. Their asses did indeed follow. Right on!

As ever, we only had time to scrape the surface, but hopefully those who asked “What exactly is Psychedelic Soul?” will have had their question answered in full. It was a real pleasure to share this music with you all and made me think we should get down and funky more often. Plans are being hatched!

Thanks to all who came, listened and danced to the music, and also a big thanks to Brooklyn’s Slice Of Spice Records for suggesting (and sending over) a few tunes to get us warmed up.

Here are a few comments from the world of social media:

At & Mr has done some ace research on Psychedelic Soul. I’m learning so much!

A brilliant Record Club last night. I’m aching from fast stepping to the full version of Poppa Was A Rolling Stone.

Nice grooves Simon. The Chairmen of the Board tracks were a revelation.

Enjoyed it immensely. The dancing at the back was fantastic.

It was fantastic, thank you! 

Listen back here or click the player at the end of this post.

We’re back on Thursday 12th July for Krautrock 2 when we’ll further explore the kosmische music of 1970s Germany, including tracks from Amon Duul 2, Neu!, Can and Harmonia alongside a full album by Kraftwerk. Details soon.


MUSIC PLAYED

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Young-Holt Unlimited – Hot Pants / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Hard Times / David Axelrod – Mucho Chupar / Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations / Young-Holt Unlimited – Food Stamps / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Mama Get Yourself Together / David Axelrod – The Warning Talk (part 1) / Dorothy Ashby – The Moving Finger / Young-Holt Unlimited – Rubber Lips / Baby Huey and The Babysitters – Running / Dorothy Ashby – Truth Spoken Here / Parliament – Put Love In Your Life

Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music (7″, Direction, 1968)

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The Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today
(from ‘The Time Has Come’, Columbia, 1967)
The Temptations – Cloud Nine (from ‘Greatest Hits II, Tamla Motown, 1970, orig. 1968)
Curtis Mayfield – (Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below We’re All Going To Go (from ‘Curtis’, Curtom Records, 1970)
(The New) Rotary Connection – I Am The Blackgold Of The Sun (from ‘Hey, Love’, Cadet Concept, 1971)

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Funkadelic – Can You Get To That
(from ‘Maggot Brain’, Westbound, 1971)
Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Hed (from ‘Introducing Shuggie Otis’, Epic Records, 2013, orig. 1974)
Chairmen Of The Board – Morning Glory/Life & Death Pt. I/White Rose (Freedom Flower)/Life & Death Pt. II (from ‘Skin I’m In’, Invictus Records, 1974)

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Spanky Wilson – Sunshine Of Your Love (7″, BGP, 1969)
Johnny Jones & The King Casuals – Purple Haze (7″, Cream, 1968)
The French Fries – Small Fries (7″, Columbia Special Products, 1968)

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Sly & The Family Stone – Underdog (from ‘A Whole New Thing’, Epic, 1967)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – Stand (Epic, 1969)
SIDE ONE: Stand!/Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey/I Want To Take You Higher/Somebody’s Watching You/Sing A Simple Song
SIDE TWO: Everyday People/Sex Machine/You Can Make It If You Try

The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (full version) (from ‘All Directions’. Gordy, 1972)


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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)

Listen to highlights here or click the player below.

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

FREE ADMISSION


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