Saturday, 23 June 2012

SFR Soundsystem 23rd June 2012

I've been meaning for a while to put together another cover versions show & finally got round to it. The biggest problem with cover versions is deciding which ones to leave out - I hope you enjoyed the ones that made the final playlist:

  1. Madness - Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames (Prince Buster)
  2. Rainy Night in Georgia - Lord Tanamo & the Skatalites (Brook Benton)
  3. Black Magic Woman - Winston 'King' Cole (Fleetwood Mac)
  4. Blam Blam Fever - The Simmertones (The Valentines)
  5. Leaving on a Jet Plane - David Isaacs (Peter, Paul & Mary)
  6. Just Dance - London Ska Orchestra (Lady Gaga)
  7. Hungry Like the Wolf - Reel Big Fish (Duran Duran)
  8. Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - Ska Cubano (The Four Lads / They Might Be Giants)
  9. My Sweet Lord - Freddie Notes & the Rudies (George Harrison)
  10. I'm Only Sleeping - Suggs (The Beatles)
  11. She's Leaving Home - Easy Star All Stars (The Beatles)
  12. Daytripper - Bombskare (The Beatles)
  13. Darker Shade of Black - Jackie Mittoo (The Beatles)
  14. And the Beat Goes On - Prince Fatty (The Whispers)
  15. Ali Baba - Dreadzone (John Holt)
  16. Hey Joe - Dolphin (Jimi Hendrix - big thanks to Mark W for this one)
  17. Stand & Deliver - Mark Foggo's Skasters (Adam & the Ants)
  18. The Tide is High - The Selecter (The Paragons / Blondie)
  19. You Keep Me Hanging On - Madness (The Supremes)
  20. Hoots Mon - Bad Manners (Lord Rockingham's XI)
  21. Take Five - Rico (Dave Brubeck)
  22. The Russians are Coming - Val Bennett (Dave Brubeck)
  23. Declaration of Dub - King Tubby (Dave Brubeck)
  24. No, No, No - Gussie Clark & King Tubby (Dawn Penn)
  25. Stranger on the Shore - The Upsetters (Acker Bilk)
  26. Theme form 'Shaft' - Byron Lee & the Dragonaires (Isaac Hayes)
  27. 54-46 was my Number - Ernest Ranglin (The Maytals)
  28. Massachusetts - Alton Ellis (Bee Gees)
  29. Winter Shade of Pale - Dennis Brown (Procul Harem)
  30. Tracks of my Tears - Pat Kelly (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
  31. Fever - Junior Byles (Elvis)
  32. Duke of Dub - Tommy McCook & the Paragons (Gene Chandler)
  33. Swan Lake - The Cats (Tchaikovsky!)
  34. Your Turn - Prince Buster (Otis Redding)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Madness strip!

Does anyone remember this strip in Look In comic in the early 80's? Just found this in a book I picked up at a school fete. Other 'highlights' include two Haircut 100 comic strips, a Bucks Fizz picture story and one detailing the early life of Wee Jimmie Krankie. There's a pin-up of Debbie Harry (a bit fuzzy but she's gorgeous in or out of focus!) All in all a nice little trip down memory lane for the grand total of 30p. Not that I was a reader of Look In - I was way too cool for that in 1981, honest!

Look In comic 10th October 1981. Art: Harry North. Story: Angus P. Allan
Taken from Look In - Best of the 80's - Prion Books

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Normal(ish) service is resumed...

I've had a few weeks away from presenting my SFR show and posting my random ramblings on here. I don't think it's any big secret that I suffer from periodic bouts of severe depression and I've just endured one of the more severe bouts I've had for a year or two. I seem to be over the worst of it now thankfully and tonight I ventured back on to the virtual airwaves. The playlist is below; no particular theme or anything worthy of special mention - just what I consider to be tunes worth sharing. I'd like to say a huge than you to the folks at SFR for taking my unplanned absence in their stride and being so encouraging & supportive. A big thanks to other friends and listeners too for their concern, support & help. OK, enough of the mushy Oscar-winner's-speech cack - here's the playlist:
  1. King Hammond - Return of the Kung Fu Skinhead
  2. Symarip - Back from the Moon
  3. The Deltones - Back a Yard
  4. King Stitt - Lick it Back
  5. Shoot the Moon - Get in the Van
  6. Hepcat - Penny Reel
  7. Bombskare - World Turned Upside Down
  8. The Crashers - Hurry Come Up
  9. Marcia Griffiths - Don't Let Me Down
  10. Boris Gardiner - Elizabethan Reggae
  11. Madness - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  12. Bad Manners - Night Bus to Dalston
  13. The Specials - Do Nothing (live at Glastonbury 2009)
  14. Jackie Mitto - Ghetto Organ
  15. Ernest Ranglin - Summertime
  16. BamBooligans - Following the Sun
  17. Drewvis - These Three Words
  18. 10 Ft. Ganja Plant - One Inch Punch
  19. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
  20. Pama International - To Have & Have Not (feat. Billy Bragg)
  21. Roland Alphonso & the Skatalites - VC10 (Shake a Lady)
  22. Lloyd Brevett & the Skatalites - Fugitive
  23. The Skatalites & King Tubby - Give Thanks
  24. I-Roy - Straight to Prince Jazzbo Head
  25. Prince Jazzbo - Straight to I-Roy Head
  26. The Upsetters - Dub Organizer
  27. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Concrete Jungle
  28. Tommy McCook & Bobby Ellis - Green Mango
  29. Dave Barker & the Upsetters - Sound Underground
  30. The Maytals - Johnny Cool Man
  31. Jimmy Cliff - King of Kings
  32. Lord Creator - Wreck a Pum Pum
  33. The Pioneers - Jackpot
  34. Derrick Morgan - Rough Rider
  35. Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames - Black Head Chineman
  36. Prince Buster - Time Longer than Rope