Friday, April 3, 2009
Funky Friday - On The Jazz
How To Embarrass Yourself and Alienate People
I had a night out tucking a few scoops away at Filthy McNasty's last year and got chatting tunes to a chap with a 'Rooster Cut' roughly along the same lines as mine. Actually it was the day I posted this - as we were talking about Tom Jones and how this mystery mod had met Tom while DJing for Paul Weller, and reminded the Jones of a funky forgotten B-Side from his early doors days. Next up was when he bumped into Roger Daltry backstage somewhere and shifty whispers about a possible Who reunion soon.
"Blimey you're well connected - what do you do then?" I asked
"I'm Eddie Piller I started Acid Jazz records"
*Cue theatrical gulps, the cringing of shoulders and desperate attempts to back-peddle through time*
That'll be the same Eddie Piller then that signed bands like these and....
James Taylor Quartet - Mrs Robinson
Mother Earth - Wham Bam, Thank You Mam
The New Jersey Kings - Spinning Wheel