As Thursday will be 31st October (and therefore Hallowe’en) I thought I’d bring you a track with something of a horror theme. It’s quite difficult to find funk & soul tracks based on such a theme as many are instrumentals, tales of ghetto life or just plain old love songs. I’m sure you’ll dig this selection though.
Today’s track is another one in a long list of artists that I know pretty much nothing about. I can provide some info on the label – Speciality Records, as it may be familiar to those of you who have a penchant for r&b. In fact Little Richard’s “Tutti Frutti” was released on the label as well as tracks by John Lee Hooker and Sam Cooke. I’m led to believe that this record was one of the last releases on the label (which is hardly surprising when you hear the style of the song)
I don’t want to give too much away about what the song is actually about as like the best films/books it’s best checking out for yourself rather than having someone like me spoiling the plot!!
Before I go, I think it would probably be a good time to provide you with the details of my confirmed gigs during my S.E. Asia & Australia tour in December. Check it out below:
Fri 6 Dec – The Beat Club, Saigon, Vietnam
Sat 7 Dec – The Laundry Bar, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Thurs 19 Dec – The Vinyl Cafe, Phuket, Thailand
Sat 28 Dec – The B-East, Melbourne, Australia
I’m hopeful I might have 1 or 2 other gigs agreed before I go and I will of course update you with any other dates. I’ll hopefully have a tour poster and I’ll add the full details to the DJ Appearances section of the blog.