Sunday, August 07, 2016

Vaaghuyzen February 19th 2005


February 19th, an afternoon with occasional snow looking remarkably like hail (or the other way around)
We did not feel like dancing, and it shows. Yet, we did - and no-one else!
In the 4-5pm slot Lady G. included
  • More more more - Carmel
  • So good to hear it again - one we played much in its own days, never realizing what a soulful gem it was - and of course, featuring a hammond organ! Like:
    to which the first remark made about Carmel was also applicable.
    Setlist Rob G. 17.00-19.15 CET
    1. The Cisco kid - War
    2. Don't stop the carnival - Sonny Rollins & Co.
    3. Ain't nobody's business - Taj Mahal
    1971 recorded CD-release only version featuring The Pointer Sisters (although I cannot actually hear them). Used to be Mike Hagler's intro tune on Radio Caroline '73-'74 - presumably he was in the possession of an acetate. The vinyl album version was released in 1976.
    4. Get to this, get to that (dub version) - Sly & Robbie
    My own theme tune for Radio G.O.D. in the last months of RVZ, 1986-1987 - what an exciting tune it still is!
    5. I'm your hoochie coochie man - Jimmy Smith
    One of the few numbers with The Man on vocals, recorded 1966
    6. Billy's bag - Billy Preston
    Talking about exciting theme tunes: this was Lady Godiva's at RVZ, around the same time as nr. 4 was mine
    Obvious tribute to hammond R&B, the founding father of which passed away on Feb. 15th
    7. Tes yeux bleux - Jo-El Sonnier
    This is certainly not the original of "The wild side of life" etc.
    8. In the land of plenty - Trini Lopez
    1966 anti war song, still, or again applicable, alas
    9. You got to move -The Blind Boys
    10. Carry me back - The Rascals
    11. (Don't worry) If there's a hell below we're all going to go - Curtis Mayfield
    12. Man with the golden arm - Jimmy Smith
    13. Home cookin' - Jimmy Smith
    Second part of this first tribute to The Late Great
    14. Oh how happy - Shades of Blue
    15. Gwen Tracy - The Humbys
    16. Paranoid - Inspiral Carpets
    Which led to questions - yes, it is the Black Sabbath number - and one of the reasons I played it is that as far as I can see a synthesizer acid group like the Carpets would not be doing what they do without the now late Master JS
    17. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
    Why would it be difficult to admit this is a soulfully sung song - anyway, played as a tribute to BAFTA-winner John Barry
    18. Paramaribo - Max Woiski Sr. en zijn Zuidamerikaans Orkest
    19. Sixty minute man - The Dominoes
    20. There's something on your mind - Baby Ray
    21. Niki Hoekey - P.J. Proby
    22. Going home - Ike Turner
    23. Waiting for a train - Jimmie Rodgers
    This was the first time I ventured playing the good old blue yodeler in a club setting. With special attention to the yodeling bits - and it was the obvious choice after Ike T.
    24. Accident waiting to happen - Billy Bragg
    Our most faithful Wally always wants to hear something by Billy Bragg after I jotted in "Upfield" once - and thinks a countrysong once in a while helps people stay on the alert - so a double helping!
    25. That's the way (I like it) - Madeline Bell
    The first number ever to get me on the disco dancefloor (honestly!), this version is back in the shops at the moment.
    26. I'm gonna make you love me -Candi Staton
    27. Suds - James Brown & The Famous Flames
    Better-late-than-never-discovered as far as I am concerned.
    28. Turn back the hands of time - Tyrone Davis
    Passed away on Feb. 16th - most appropriate number & title
    29. Joy's address - Float Up CP
    We played it a lot in its days - was it good to hear it again? I am not sure.
    30. It's happening all over - William Bell
    31. Washed ashore - The Platters
    32. Son of a preacher man - Erma Franklin
    The original - ironically, sung by a daughter of one of the most famous preacher men of the USA of the '50s and '60s.
    33. Stormy weather - Doris Troy
    34. I caught you in the act (Neighborhood scandal) - Roy "C"
    35. Aire of good feeling - The Ides of March
    36. Something different - Cannonball Adderley
    37. Compared to what - Jerry Jones
    38. 1-2-3 - Richard "Groove" Holmes
    Another master at the hammond organ
    39. Brown paper sack - The Gentrys
    40. Mountain of love - Johnny Rivers
    41. It'll never happen again - Jerry Sharell
    42. Nights over Egypt - The Jones Girls
    43. Eli's coming - Year One
    After having played Laura Nyro's (original) version a few times I tried this one - which drew attention of some colleagues. "That is a driving beat! Can I have it?" No you cannot - and it will be difficult to find it - on this side of the North Sea certainly.
    44. My toot toot - Rockin' Sidney
    45. Fever - Jimmy Smith
    Vintage laid back smooth paraphrasing Jimmy Smith at the organ, 1963 - only at times recognizable as the Little Willie John/Peggy Lee standard.
    With this I managed to chase away everyone left at Vaaghuyzen except for some colleagues waiting for their turn. Time to go and watch snooker!
    Rob G.

    Right back where we started from
  • Which way should I jump - The Milltown Brothers
  • One way - The Levellers
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