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Soul Night 6: Missing Link saved my soul

Matt, Adam and DJ Mantease cavorting, sporting and speaking at Soul Night 5.

Arcata California on April twenty, Humboldt Brews.   Sold out a few days before, the gig was ridiculous.  So many good dancers and hot tracks.  Despite being 420, I was pretty inspired to keep the party focused on the dancing.  I think the music and the people who come to party are the central part of this gig, and I worry about theme parties overshadowing or distracting from that core.  So I loaded my set with a few favorites and a few new acquisitions.

Mantease played global smashers with a few soul songs blended in.  I think I heard Sugarpie DeSanto blended with some afrobeat.  It was captivating and kept me on the dance floor.  Jaymorg was just foolish.  Sporting Run-DMC glasses and a bevy of killer 45s he just knocked ’em out.  The Syl Johnson track does it for me.  I’m going try to convince him to play that every soul night.

I dropped a little set of disco, go-go, and funky soul.  The highlight was pretty much the Trouble Funk tune – almost ten minutes long — it gave the dancers enough time to make it happen.  Congas and cowbell are non-negotiable ass-movers even in 2012.

1. Barry White – standing in the shadow of love

2. Lonnette McKee – Save it

3. B.W. Souls – Marvin’s Groove

4. J. R. Bailey – We need love

5. Gladys Knight & the Pips – Good man

6. Dyke and the Blazers – Runaway people

7. Stormy – devastator

8.  David Robinson – Carpenter

9. Eddie Bo – Can I be your main squeeze

10.  Dorothy, Oma & Zepha – Gonna put it on your mind

11. Ted Taylor – how do  you walk away from fear

12. Curtis Mayfield – beautiful brother of mine

13. Chuck Brown – game seven part 1

14. Trouble Funk – Get small (live)

15. Ron and Candy – Plastic situation

Then Matt and Adam supercharged the crowd with some jump blues, jam down soul and serious tracks.  Danced my butt off!

Thanks to all the supporters, participants, Humbrews, Brad the bartender (CHEERS!), and all the dancing people.  We’ll see you next month.

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February Soul night

The Missing Link Soul night was bumping on saturday.  I may have drank too much, but I did notice the show sold out pretty quickly.  Thanks to all the people who come through.    The march party is going to be above your expectations.   Here are the tunes I played:

1. O’Jays – give the people what they want

2. Pointer Sisters – Betcha got a chick on the side

3. Cathy Collier – Nazty

4. Peter Brown – you should do it

5. Prince – U got the look

6. Whitney – I wanna dance

7. Michael Jackson – Working day and night

8. Barry White – what a groove

9. Donna Summer – love to love you baby

10. La Chakakas – Jungle fever

11. Mandrill – fence walk

12.  Van McCoy – Funky feet

13. O’Jays – back stabbers

14. Vernon Burch – Caught wild

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January soul night playlist

#Arcatasgotsoul

What a wonderful night.  Three hundred eighty nice people sold out Humbrews.  Thank you all for joining us.  We’ll do it again in February, this time with pre-sale tickets.  Sorry to those who couldn’t get in.

I was blown away by DJ Red’s set — super precise cuts and record choices.  Matt and Adam burned it hard.  Mantease is my global DJ deity. Jaymorg was righteous with some H-O-T tunes.  Here is what I brought to play:

Edgar Winter – Frankenstein (break)

Maxwell – Radiation Funk

Teddy Pendergrass – Get down get funky get loose

Ballin’Jack – So do I

Ann Peebles – the rain

Al Green – Ain’t no fun

Betty Everett & Jerry Butler – Ain’t that lovin’ you baby

Dicky and the Posideons – Tidal wave

Meters – Look y a py py

Dr. John – Big chief

James Brown – mother popcorn

Cold Grits – bring it on home

Gladys Knight – Nitty Gritty

Sugarpie DeSanto – Soulful dress

Lee Charles – somebody’s gonna hurt you

Kool and the gang – raw hamburger

Stevie Wonder – you haven’t done nothing

Etta James – Good rockin’ daddy

Alvin Cash – keep on dancing

Fessor Funk – Love

Shadows of knight – shake

J.R. Bailey – We need love

Stevie Wonder – higher ground

Etta James – that’s all

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