WAKE UP THE NATION

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seems a lifetime since i played my first guest dj sets at a Rock And Roll Lounge gig, just over five years to be precise as you can see above, but i have done so many times since, and not just as a guest, for a while now i have been the official number two, assisting the boss man on every occasion where possible and alone at separate gigs.

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but now, The Generalissimo has got The Rock and Roll Lounge a weekly residency at the Frog And Parrot in Sheffield. a venue close to our hearts as he has played at least one friday a month there for ages and we have done loads of successful bank holidays there together (see above), but now weekly. every friday is a Rock And Roll Lounge takeover between 9pm and 1am.

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and sensibly we (he) has decided that it is beyond the scope of one person to do every week, so we are splitting it, and last night i did my first solo set. odd thing is, i have played there so many times before, but as my first time on a friday night, on my own, i was bloody nervous! however, the place was pretty busy and as always there, a very receptive crowd. so i plugged in and got em groovin’.

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for those who may be interested, here is last night’s setlist.

 
(I’m A) Road Runner – All-Stars/Junior Walker/Junior Walker
Going to a Go-Go – The Miracles
Dirty Water – The Standells
96 Tears – ? and the Mysterions
I Fought The Law – Bobby Fuller Four
The Letter – The Box Tops
Respect – Aretha Franklin
My Guy – Mary Wells
Heaven Must Have Sent You – Continental Four
Makin’ up Time – The Holidays
Check It Baby – Willie & The Mighty Magnificents
Mickeys Monkey – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Onion Song – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
My Girl – The Dualers
Till the End of the Day – The Kinks
Sha-La-La-La-Lee – The Small Faces
Valleri – The Monkees
Sorrow – Merseys
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
Green Onions – Booker T. & the MG’s
Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) – The Doors
Zoot Suit – High Numbers
Grooving With Mr Bloe – Mr Bloe
Face Of A Loser – Tom Jones
Open The Door To Your Heart – Darrell Banks
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
Spinnin Top – The Orlons
You Can’t Sit Down – The Dovells
Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
I Can’t Turn You Loose – Otis Redding
Licking Stick-Licking Stick – James Brown & The Famous Flames
Got to Give it Up – Marvin Gaye
It’s Your Thing – The Isley Brothers
Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
Gimme Shelter – Merry Clayton
Tighten Up – Archie Bell and the Drells
I Thank You – Sam & Dave
Too Much Too Young – The Specials
Missing Words – The Selector
Special Brew – Bad Manners
The Horse – Cliff Nobles
I Believe in Miracles – Jackson Sisters
Thank You – Sly & the Family Stone
Parrty, Pt.1 – Maceo & the Macks
Kools Back Again – Kool & the Gang
Get Down With It – Little Richard
I Know You Got Soul – Bobby Byrd
Geno – Dexys Midnight Runners
Should I Stay or Go Now  – The Clash
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t Have) –  The Buzzcocks
Pretty Vacant – The Sex Pistols
Going Underground – The Jam
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
There’s a Ghost in My House –  R. Dean Taylor
Green Door – Wynder K. Frog
The Snake – Al Wilson
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Jimmy Mack Martha Reeves/The Vandellas
Just a Little Misunderstanding – The Contours
Snatching it Back – Clarence Carter
I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) –  Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Blow Your Head –  Fred Wesley & the J.B.’s
Brothers on the Slide – Cymande
The World (Is Going Up in Flames) – Charles Bradley
Ordinary Joe – Terry Callier
Better Man – Leon Bridges
Love Of The Common People –  Nicky Thomas
Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites
Monkey Man – Toots & the Maytals
Rudy A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone
The Harder They Come – Jimmy Cliff
Return of Django – The Upsetters
Liquidator – Harry J All Stars
Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Long Shot Kick de Bucket – The Pioneers
Red Red Wine – Tony Tribe
Young, Gifted and Black – Bob & Marcia
Double Barrel – Dave & Ansel Collins
Wonderful World, Beautiful People – Jimmy Cliff
Louie, Louie – Toots & the Maytals
Sympathy for the Devil – Sandie Shaw
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Incredible Bongo Band
Killing – The Apples
see you at the next one?
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Sime.
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WHERE I SHOULD BE: Ace Things Coming.

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I’ve started to blog again. “about bloody time” and “you’ve said this before fatty” I hear you all shout. yeah, I know, but this time I mean it. I have been asked to contribute to a local production studio’s website with my own views on music and the culture around it. the first few are all about me, not in some ego driven “aren’t I amazing” way of writing, more in a “here I am, this is WHY I am like I am” way.

I shall be posting the links to the entries here also, so you can get to read them too (obviously you COULD subscribe to the Ace Things site) I have already had two published, just sent the third.

so that’s that, but before I leave I shall ask you to go to the Ace Things website anyway and have a look at what it is they actually do. you won’t regret it.

PART ONE: REMEMBER HOW WE STARTED

PART TWO: I DIDN’T MEAN TO HURT YOU

ACE THINGS WEBSITE