Friday, September 23, 2005

Percy Mayfield & Crescent City All-Dayer in London

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Well, as Rita looks like she's going to veer East and take a part of Texas, a small recap on the NO situation over here. The Funk45 auctions have raised nearly $1600 for Eddie Bo, Irma Thomas and others.

And the same organisers (Fin, Liam, and also Nick) are organising an allday shindig, featuring the very best of the UK soul and funk heads. Full details on the eflyer above. Pass it on.

And to set this all off, enjoy some mean-ass country blues for Mr Mayfield.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Marvin Gaye - It's A Desperate Situation

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Marvin Gaye had soul, and I mean that in the sense that his colossal heart bled for thousands, a sense of altruism heightened by Motown conflict, weed and finally triggered by seventies riots and homefront unease about the state of the US in the world.

So much for what you already know. Now listen this - a once-lost gem, now thankfully reissued on the excellent "Lost & Found- Love Starved Heart" compilation...

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Funk45 NOLA Auctions

There's a bunch of very, very good records up for sale over here...all proceeds to Eddie Bo, Irma Thomas and other artists now deprived of their homes, clubs, and livelihoods...dig deep.

Frankly, where else should you be buying records from, if not from this auction, or the Soulstrut Hotrocks ?

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Soulstrut's Katrina Fund

Soulstrut are currently running auctions where all proceeds go to New Orleans charities. Sell your record through them, donate a favourite, or over-bid on purpose to raise the best price for the very best of causes...

Soulstrut's Heatrock Auctions

Empress Antoinette K. Doe update

Just heard last night that Antoinette is currently in the Mother-In-Law lounge, awaiting the arrival of a generator. Fantastic news. I'll update once I hear any more..

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Empress Antoinette K. Doe

Ernie K. Doe - Don't Kill My Groove MP3

Antoinette, the widow of Ernie K. Doe and runner of the Mother In Law Lounge in New Orleans, is still unaccounted for. Knowing how strong, good hearted and brave she is, we hope and expect that she is safe. If you have any news please get in contact. Our thoughts are with you all.

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Friday, September 02, 2005