Last Saturday I was lucky enough to play a bunch of my favourite records at Rise record shop in Bristol.
Mine was the latest in a series of Rise customer DJ sets – a genius idea which sees shop regulars playing their own choice of music every Saturday afternoon.
I spent a happy few weeks working out what I was going to play – luckily my choice was restricted to vinyl, else I’d have had even more dilemmas.
#keepingitpeel – this is dedicated to John Peel who died ten years ago on 25 October. I miss him greatly but his spirit lives on and he continues to be a massive influence on the music I love and my life in general.
I ran out of time before I got to play everything in my box, but Rise have kindly said they’ll have me back, so watch this space…
Here’s a handy YouTube playlist of what I played with full tracklist below.
- The Mamas and The Papas – Boys And Girls Together
- Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
- Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself
- Eric B and Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
- James Brown – Get On The Good Foot
- Wynonie Harris – Bloodshot Eyes
- Curtis Mayfield – We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
- Buddy Holly – True Love Ways
- Tommy McCook – Starry Night
- Lee Dorsey – Messed Around
- Bonnie and Sheila – You Keep Me Hanging On
- Ray J – Right Place, Wrong Time
- Maceo – Soul Power 74
- Gang Starr – As I Read My S-A
- Bavon Marie Marie et L’Orchestre Nègro Succès – Bilamba! Mbongo Ya Mani
- Linton Kwesi Johnson – Reality Poem
- Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)
- The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train
- Echo and the Bunnymen – The Back Of Love
- The Passmore Sisters – Every Child In Heaven
- Redskins – It Can Be Done
- Pete Wylie – Sinful!
- Orange Juice – Rip It Up
- Augustus Pablo – Dread Eye
- Stereolab – Low Fi
- Hyetal – Phoenix
- Frank Sinatra – I Would Be In Love (Anyway)
- Life Without Buildings – Let’s Get Out
- The Fall – The Steak Place
- Parquet Courts – Instant Disassembly
- CSS – Off The Hook
- Bauhaus – Third Uncle
- The Bhundu Boys – Hupenyu Hwangu
- Queen Latifah – Dance For Me
- Neneh Cherry – Manchild
- Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Lisa Loud Mix)
- Paris Angels – All On You (Perfume)
- Ian Dury and the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
- Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno
- The Orb feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Golden Clouds
- Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message To You
- Scientist – Dematerialize
- A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray