Marc F from Germany recently travelled across seven seas to the Hideaway, and going by what he wrote had a right old time.
Here's his view on the nite and what he dished out.
The Hideaway was great, the people involved even better, namingly Mike Warburton, Neil Henderson and of course Paul Welsby.
Also it was great to meet Lee Miller for the first time in person (cheers mate!).
Lots of understanding, open-minded and knowing soul fans! I hardly can think of one recent night that I enjoyed as much as this! Brilliant!
The "record talking" was brilliant, the "record trading" even better!
The venue is a sheer joy to look at and to dance in, the music from all the dj`s there is just that right mixture of R&B classics (and I mean R&B in the
first meaning of the word), 6t`s rare soul gems, a bit of popcorn a bit of blue beat and that added extra little something called magic. All dj´s including Neil, Paul and Mike and as guest dj alongside myself Andre Minta played blinding sets. Paul for example played two blinding one-offs...
It was a brill night! Personally, I was overwhelmed by the warmth I was welcomed with by everyone and by the appreciation they gave the stuff I
played. I nearly had to show and tell the details of every second 45 I played, which is good because it shows the interest of the people, but can put you into deep trouble when you have to deejay in-between and are using the microphone as a German native in England
I think they had like 100 + thru the doors, which is not bad bearing in mind all the other events all over the country and especially in the midlands.
If they let me (which they already said they would like to) I am sure to travel again to the rainy city in a not so far future. Here is what I played:
First set 11pm till 11.30pm
Don Revels (aka the Primettes) Return Of Stagger Lee UA / Al gardener (& the Primettes) I`ll Get Along Lupine / Louis (Blues Boy) Jones Come Back Home Saba / Screaming Joe Neal She`s My Baby Emerge
Bobby long & The Satelites Mojo Workout Vegas / Bobby Mitchell Well I Done Got Over It Sho-Biz / Ted Taylor Since You are Home Duke / Bobby Guy Good Enough APT / King Coleman Down In The Basement TOGO / Chuck Daniels Tiny Tim Audio / Vernon Harrel Slick Chick Lescay / Margie Simms If I Never Get To Love You Cardon / Fred Bridges baby Don`t You weep Versatile
Second set 01.00am till 01.30am
Ernie Washington Lonesome Shack Chattahochee / Chyvonne Scott I`m Movin On Alto / Betty Lavette You`ll Never Change Atlantic / Lee Crandle Exp. Come On Baby c/up
Hank Blackman & The Killers Itchy Koo Brent / Little James & The Rexettes You Ain`t My Baby No more c/up
Mary Allen Cryin Won`t Help You unrel. Bestway Acetate / Johnny Gibson Baby Let Me Know GTM / Dream Team I´m Not Satisfied Gregory / Johnny Guitar Watosn Big Bad Wolf Magnum / Big Daddy Rogers Let Me Know Baby c/up
Idols Check Her Out USA / Soul Bros. Six Come On (Let´s Do The Hip Snap) c/up