Roots Of Rhythm Blog
Posted by NASHEE, 30 June 2007
ROOTS OF RHYTHM....23rd June 2007
The Roots of Rhythm event, was billed, rightly so, as UNMISSABLE....and bugger me...thats exactly what it was.
The Journey to the event for us started at 9am on Saturday morning. Bob Morrris picked us up and whisked us off via the m6...m5, to Merv's home. As per usual the hospitality offered by Merv & Shell was second to none. Jodie and Micky were already there, records were spinning, and we were made very much at home.
The mini bus was soon loaded...and the second leg of our journey began.
We arrived at The Market House, Western Super Mare around 1pm, and the party was soon in full swing.
The small back room, set aside for the afternoon bash (record fair & vinyl fest) was soon rockin' as dj's played their tunes, and plied their wares....Double decking seemed to be the name of the game during the afternoon sesh..Merv and Leon, Paul & Jason, Ted, Bob, Jodie & Kev all took their turn and I had the honour of doing a spot alongside Roger Banks.
There was a feeling in the air, I can't put into words...but we all smiled knowingly at each other...this was going to be a very special time for us.
More and more people arrived as the day turned to night, the back room closed its doors and we started the party proper in the front room....with its clean lines and walls decked out with musical memorobillia..we couldn't in our wildest dreams have hoped for better.
The Dj's waited patiently for their allotted spot...All 13 of them. No snobbery or one upmanship here, each one bravely experimenting with new sounds, styles and genres...only possible because of the truly open minded punters that were in attendance...so great were there numbers at one point, that the back room reopened...such was the volume of folk. The place was absolutely rocking.
The one aspect of the night that will always stick in my mind...In the whole 16hrs...Not one negative comment was uttered...NOT ONE !!!!
A special thank you must go to Martin...the Landlord extrordinaire...He wined us...dined us and gave us a bed to recover in....and all the time...he kept thanking US....What a guy !!
I bow to all those involved...This night will live in my memory till the day I die.
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Posted:Jun 30 2007 07:27 PM
Totally Agree, it was a long way and well worth it, i was really looking forward to it.Like Andrew said Merv had collected top rnb dj's "to deliver the goods".
Everyone was so friendly, fantastic atmosphere, Jenny smoked a pipe! and roger had a shirt on with Clyde mcphatter on it! also i made lots of new friends.