Saturday, 5 March 2011

The day after the night before

So, it's now the day after the night before, and last night was the first 'Soul Medicine'.

Those of you who have been following the blog will know that after the last 'Motown & More', I'd decided that it was time for a change. And with that it meant that the constricting format went out of the window and in would come a new format. One which means that I can play across the Soul genre and not just in specific areas.

So how did the evening go? In all honesty, it was OK for a starter and certainly a night we can build on. I started playing at around 7.45 to an empty room, and by 8 o'clock we had a total of 4 in the room. By 8.30 that had gone up to 6, but by 9.15 it had gone back to 4. To be honest I was wondering what was going on.

Admittedly, there was another event on just up the road with a very successful local DJ playing who has a big following. But I'm a believer that those that want to come will. And they did. But not until 9.30.

All of a sudden we had an influx, and what seemed like it was going to be a nightmare first night, turned into a really good night with plenty of dancing going on.

The best thing about the night was that I now have the freedom to do as I do in my radios shows, and that's to play right across the soul genre. Did I play any Northern and Motown? Yes I did. And a whole lot more besides. So what did I play?

1 Papik - Rhythm Of Life
2 Inaya Day & Ralf Gum - Lose My Worries
3 Richard Earnshaw - In Time
4 Bashiyra - Mistified
5 Edei - Loved (Sed Soul Extended Mix)
6 Leroy Burgess - It's The Weekend (Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart Remix)
7 Beverlei Brown - Gonna Get Over
8 Ivan Matias - Somebody Knows How You Feel
9 Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me
10 Arthur Prysock - When Love Is New
11 Barry White - Let The Music Play
12 Al Matthews - Fool
13 Barbara Lewis - Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far
14 Drifters - Ruby Baby
15 Etta James - Seven Day Fool
16 Big Joe Turner - Chicken & The Hawk
17 Willie Jones - Where's My Money
18 Showmen - It Will Stand
19 Little Willie John - Fever
20 Ketty Lester - Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid
21 Sam Cooke - That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On
22 Lou Johnson - Magic Potion
23 Billy Arnell & The Sparkles - Tough Girl
24 Dean Parrish - I'm On My Way
25 Intruders - Win Place Or Show (She's A Winner)
26 Lou Rawls - From Now On
27 Gloria Scott - Too Much Lovemaking
28 Imperials - Who's Gonna Love Me
29 Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World
30 Jimmy Ruffin - Tell Me What You Want
31 Otis Redding - Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)
32 Sam & Dave - Soul Man
33 Aretha Franklin - Respect
34 David Ruffin - Rode By The Place (Where We Used To Stay)
35 Barry White - Never Never Gonna Give You Up
36 Jean Carn - Don't Let It Go To Your Head
37 Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You
38 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Third Finger Left Hand
39 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
40 Tymes - Ms Grace
41 Blackbyrds - Walkin' In Rhythm
42 Millie Jackson - My Man A Sweet Man
43 Tammi Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You
44 Linda Carr & The Love Squad - Highwire
45 George Benson - Give Me The Night
46 Odyssey - Inside Out
47 Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
48 Shalamar - Take That To The Bank
49 Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
50 Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
51 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Onion Song
52 Temptations - Get Ready
53 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
54 Pookie Hudson - This Gets To Me
55 Willie Tee - Walking Up A One Way Street
56 Al Wilson - The Snake
57 Trammps - Hold Back The Night
58 Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You
59 Melba Moore - This Is It
60 Natalie Cole - This Will Be
61 Stylistics - Rockin' Roll Baby
62 Sister Sledge - We Are Family
63 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
64 Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
65 Jr Walker & The All Stars - Road Runner
66 Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine
67 Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
68 Barbara Randolph - I Got A Feeling
69 Eddie Holland - Candy To Me
70 Edwin Starr - SOS  (Stop Her On Sight)
71 Capitols - Cool Jerk
72 Drifters - Come On Over To My Place
73 Sam Cooke - Another Saturday Night
74 Tams - Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
75 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - The Love I Lost
76 Three Degrees - Dirty Ol' Man
77 Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After
78 Supremes - The Happening
79 Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston - It Takes Two
80 Frank Wilson - Do I Love You
81 Detroit Spinners - I'll Always Love You
82 Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumour
83 Supremes - There's No Stopping Us Now
84 R Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House

At the end of the evening people were telling me it was a great night, so I can't ask for more in that department. What I need to do now is to work out how to get more people there, and get them there earlier and I'll have it sussed.

Had lots of requests last night which I think helps guide the way to go. So overall I was satisfied, but am now looking how to make it even better.

Till next time...

1 comment:

  1. Keep it up James there's room for more than one night ,it's a big city.
    Diversity is to be encouraged .
    More publicity locally may help.