Boogaloo nite at Greenwich London Review 2001
Dave G has passed on a review of a nite at the Spanish Galleon Pub Greenwich London
A couple of details first , its a monthly event 1st Saturday of the month
& right opposite Cutty Sark Docklands light railway station & just down the road from Greenwich main-line.Runs from 8.30 til midnight & £1.50 to get in until 9.30 when it goes up to £3 - get there early!
On with the night , did I say strange? Well only because the night is a mixture of Northern & 70s Funk being played in half hourly sets..................
6th October 2001:
On with the night , did I say strange? Well only because the night is a mixture of Northern & 70s Funk being played in half hourly sets.Not exactly the norm but ................it works, mainly because of the cross section of people that turn up, staunch Northern fans , funk fans, locals who tried it liked it & come back for more & the Mod/scooter types who are always appreciative if you play something they ask for , but I must repeat this conversation I had with one of them while Djing , "Alright mate, have you got any Small Faces" " no sorry we only play Soul" " Oh right , have you got any Stones then" "No we only play Soul " "Oh sorry have you got any Hendrix then"?????????? Im still not sure if he was taking the piss !
Anyway on with the night, with regular DJs Warren & Michelle away the Northern stuff was down to me Dave Greenhill to try & provide something to dance to. I tend to buy the mid-tempo sounds these days(mainly cause Im an old bastard & get puffed out too easily) & this was reflected in my early playlist but these bloody energetic Northern boys were having none of it so the old stompers were
quickly brought into play. Spyder Turner (especially for Sean, his alltime fav) & Epitome of Sound had the floor packed( even with Funk fans) For the last Hour & half every one was dancing to everything. Its brilliant what alcohol does to people. All barriers come down, "bloody funk music, Im off to the bar"
One Hour later its "Ere this James Brown fellows a bit of alright int ee".
A mixed but appreciative & friendly crowd & if you live within travelling distance of Greenwich get yourself down for a good night out. Next one is coming up on 3rd November. Cant wait!
With apologies to Colin who played the funk sounds which went down well even with the northern crowd after a few beers, I must confess I didnt write down what he played. Sorry mate, didnt know em.
These are amongst the records that I played :
Splendors - Please Dont Go
Donna Coleman -Your Loves Too Strong
Kim Weston - A Thrill A Moment
Frank Dell - He Broke Your Game Wide Open
Sharon Scott - Id Like To Know
Marjorie Black - One More Hurt
Ray Pollard - This Time
Harry & The Keyavas - If This Is Goodbye
Little Anthony - Better Use Your Head
Martha & the Vandellas - Show Me The Way
Patrice Holloway - Ecstasy
Village Sounds - These Windows
Joe Stampley & the Uniques - Not Too Long Ago
Bunny Sigler - For Crying Out Loud
Harry Deal & The Galaxies I Still Love You
Claude Huey -Feel Good All Over
Darrow Fletcher - My Young Misery
Robin Rice - Ive Had It
Pat Lewis - Warning
Wanderers - You Cant Run Away From Me
Ron Holden Ill Forgive & Forget
Frances Nero - Keep On Loving me
Have just heard there is a strong possibility that there could be a new night at the same venue playing Northern & Motown.
Watch out for flyers at London venues, or check out this site for forthcoming events.
Alternatively you can always give Warren a ring on 07956-536127