Friday, November 16, 2012

Funk Friday: Old Favourites - New Versions

It's been  a couple of Sundays since, the boy Marmite and myself were last parked up at Southend's Railway Hotel, winging in tunes and tracks to fill the gaps between the bands. During the downtime,  I've bagged, bought and bookmarked (for future use) several cracking comps that include: Willie Mitchell, Roaring Blue, a Stax/Volt selection hand-picked by Jukebox Jimmy from his own vinyl vaults - a rediscovery of Motown Connoisseurs and Return of the Instro-Hipsters Vol.2.

Pulling a handful of songs from the newbie music selection will get you......

'Classics Recovered'

Willie Mitchell - Wade In The Water

Marvin Gaye - Sunny

And 'Roaring Instrumentals'

Marmite and I are back next week (25th) for our regular Sunday Sessions

But who's a hootin' and a tootin' of a Sunday in the downstairs bar this weekend? Back for his every-third-week residency - it's Martin McNeill and the revolving line up of the Bottletop Blues Band. The last set JJ Zarbo (bass), Tim Huskisson (keys) Ben (drums) - Martin (guitar) was an absolute roof raiser, with a swell of jiving types swirling and swishing around and about The Railway at the last session

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