General Jimmy

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Salt Dog Slim’s Playlist

I DJ the majority of Saturday nights in Seel St’s best new gaffe Salt Dog Slims, and have been doing so now since mid may. I’m kind of getting a mix together but the likelihood is I’ll probably record a live one once I get a decent mixer. Anyway; I’ve compiled a really short playlist that rocks in at 15 tracks and 55 minutes which can get you in the mood for grooving now the weekend is, 100% officially, here.

It features some old 50s doo wop style grooves from Sam Cooke and Gene Chandler, full on disco funk from Billy Ocean and Shalamar and then some eart screaming soul and funk from Aretha Franklin and Maceo & the Macks, among others. best thing to do though is pop down the bar and hear all this and then some in full flow. Spotify users follow the instructions below.

A Ray of Charles – LEAF Fri 27th July

LEAF Tea shop will be swinging to an altogether more refined soul beat this weekend as tribute act A Ray of Charles pop in. Fronted by former Christians singer Russell Christian, the covers act have been earning rave reviews for their uncanny likeness to both the sound and energy of the singer popularised by a heady recording career and the Jamie Foxx starring Ray a few years ago. Like Russell’s previous incarnatioon the band is a family affair, with a few of those involved within the project Russell’s daughters and their long term partners, which adds to the tightness of the sound and the welcoming feel of the shows. Fat City Spinner Chris McBride supports, and you can get tickets here.

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