Before I talk about this week’s selection I want to give you a little bit of info regarding a few things I’m working on. I’ll have a couple of gigs coming up over the next month or so and when the posters/flyers are finalised I’ll be sure to advertise them here. I’m also trying to piece together some dates for an upcoming tour of the U.S. in September – if you know of any nights/venues in San Francisco, San Diego or New York please drop me a line. I’ve one or two other things that I’m working on and it will be very exciting if they come off – but I can’t reveal any details until it’s all agreed, so watch this space!
Anyway, on to today’s selection and there isn’t much to say about this record other than the fact it is a monster funk tune!! This one is highly sought after by the funk djs and has had a reissue on the Tramp label recently due to the high price for an original and the fact that it rarely comes up for sale. This is probably one of my most valuable records and something that I luckily managed to buy for substantially under the normal selling price (lucky me!!)
Unusually for me (and probably most records), the “Hey Rough Nut” A-side is the instrumental track and it’s the b-side (with singing!!) that is the one I much prefer. Also rather strangely, this has become quite popular on the Northern Soul scene – I guess it’s one of those funk records that crosses over to both scenes. This may be part of the reason for the high value – thosegoddamsoulboys!!