Got back from Lifeline just a short time ago, just enough time to shower and have coffee so I thought I'd put a brief comment up.
First I'd like to thank John McClure and Jen for the lift up there, and to Irish and Carrie for their company too.
A really good night as usual, the only place really where I, and probably many others, hear the music we really want to hear.
Superb sets from all the DJs, I did laugh when I went up to Andy to request the alternate version of Crazy Baby, and it was on the turntable, guess it was ESP or something, lol.
Sam played three of my favourites, won't mention what they were as all my friends know them.
I couldn't do full justice to Butch's set as by then my right foot was hurting a bit so had to take care, but still got out there to Jean Carter, United Sounds, Chuck Jackson, Hopkins Brothers, etc.
Cliff was on after Butch and played some good tunes, nice to hear the California Rock Choir again and the one before it whose title has slipped my memory, 1960 something, quite a recent record, with a jazzy feel, but I couldn't dance to it to save my life, but plenty of others could.
I didn't know many of the records Trev played, but I particularly liked a couple he played near the end of his set, one had an intro very similar to the Temptations' Why You Wanna Make Me Blue, and the one after it.
We left about 6-ish I think, and John dropped me off at Kettering station and I got the first train back to London.
As I've said above, a good night, thought there might have been a few more in but Bridlington is on and the Norfolk Village do in Bexleyheath, so these may have had some effect. But still a good crowd of aficionados. As usual nice to see so many of my friends, good to see you all.
Thanks to Andy and the other DJs for a great night, roll on October's one.
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