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.


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.


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’.


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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