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Dekka's Roots Room - Harrogate April 23rd

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Dekka’s Roots Room – Harrogate April 23rd

First of all many thanks to everyone who made the room so successful, fantastic crowd bursting out the door, big thanks to Mike Warburton for selecting such an outstanding group of DJ's for the  MG Blues Special, Bill Kelly, Andrew Melia, Andrew & Eileen Vasey, Johnny Monk, Of course Mike Warburton and Myself and Andrew Bellwood


My First Set

Dean Parish – Watch Out – UK American

Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down – Sue

Roger & The Gypsies – Pass The Hatchet – Seven B

Maximilian – The Snake – Bigtop

The Wheels – Bad Little Woman – Columbia

Chords Five – Universal Vagrant – Island

The Couriers – Done Me Wrong – Ember

Bo Street Runners – baby Never Say Goodbye – Columbia

Laurie Jay Combo – Just A Little Bit – Decca


My Second Set

Joe Arnold Davis Combo – Ride The Wind – 2 Spot

Jackie Edwards – Oh Mary – Hit-ton

Lloyd & Glen – Minnie Skirts & Go-Go Boots – Bra

The Explosive Dynamiks – Whole Lotta Loving – Lemco

Don Hart – Out Uh Sight – Mary Jane

The Mints – I’ve Got Style – Lira

Eddie Jasper Daye’s Four Bars – Lean On Me – Dayco

Oliver Joy – Keep Love Growing – Big Deal

Oscar Perry – Face Reality – Feron

Wendel Western – Nag On Me – Soul Sauce

Freddy Butler – Pitter Patter – M&M

Vernon Harrell – Slick Chick – Lescay

Lou Lawton – Knick Knack Patty Wack - Wand

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‘Dekka’s Roots Room’ . Manhattan Club , Harrogate . 23rd April


What a pleasure it was to spin a few in such esteem company behind the decks –  Mike Warburton, John Kelly, Jonny Monk, Andrew & Eileen Vasey, Andrew Melia and Dekka who made it, imho,  the best 'Dekkas Roots Room' yet. Big thanks to all, great fun, not least the dancers on the floor & feedback. 

Must also mention the excellent 6ts RnB early doors set from Ripon's Richard Stockdale, who incidently unbeknown to me, runs  his own monthly soul club at the Golden Lion.


Early and mid evening plays , not in strict order....


Ray Sharpe  ‘linda lu’


John Lee Hooker  ‘shake it up and go’


Sister Cookie  ‘where’s my money’


Boogaloo Assassins  ‘one and only’


Monty Montgomery  ‘spirit of 69’


Laurel Aitken & the Unitone  ‘jesse james’


Ansel Collins and the J J Allstars  ‘bigger boss’


Professor Longhair and the Clippers  ‘third house from the corner’


Terry and Jerry  ‘mama julie’


Pete Terrace  ‘no! no! no!’


Eskew Reeder  ‘undivided love’


Sugarpie Desanto  ‘going back where I belong’


Billy Storm  ‘please don’t mention her name’


Jacqueline Taieb  ‘7 heures du matin’


Tommy T and the Targets ‘sales pitch’


Lydia Marcelle ‘everybody dance’


Ray Camacho & the Teardrops ‘she’s so good to me’


Curtis Lee ‘is she in your town’


Sammy Ambrose ‘welcome to dreamsville’


Little Sonny ‘wade in the water’


Bobby Bland ’36-22-36’


The Primaveras ‘magic touch’


The Jam ‘move on up’


Small Faces ‘understanding’




Edited by andybellwood

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Andrew Melia

Thanks to dekka for inviting me down to dj really enjoyed it
my first set :-
Little milton - im a lonely man (bobbin)
Zz hill - you were wrong (mh records)
Bb king - my babys comin home (abc demo)...
Bo diddley -mama keep your big mouth shut (chess demo)
Little walter -up the line (checker demo)
Ricky allen -ouch (age)
Rosco gordon - you got my bait (jomada)
Lee rogers - troubles (mah)
Buddy lucas - that thang (mohawk)
Sonny til - hey little woman (charlie parker demo)
Otis rush - homework (duke)
Jackie kelso orchestra -boss dog (cenco)
Tommy duncan - dance dance dance (sue)

 second set
Little jimmy ray -you need to fall in love (galliant)
Felton jarvis -dimples (thunder international)
Koko taylor -egg or the hen (checker)
Betty everett -too hot to hold ( vee jay)...
Annie williams - ive got a man ( united artists demo)
Marva allen - im thru with you (excello )
Jimmy mcracklin - one track love (chess demo)
Little willie john - it only hurts a little while (king)
Chuck willis - whatcha gonna do when your baby leaves you (atlantic)
Lee rogers- your the cream of the crop ( d town)
Willie mae thornton - yes i cried (solo play)
Louisiana red - i done woke up ( sue)
John lee hooker - dont be messing with my bread ( planet )
Howlin wolf - poor boy (chess)
Bobby bland - dont cry no more (vocalion pop)
Marv johnson - with all thats in me (united artists )
Thanks to mike & john for asking me to dj for the mg blues & thanks to everbody that danced to my records

Andrew & Eileen Vasey

Andrew & Eileen's first set from last night:
Willene Barton: Rice pudding
Chuck Berry: Club Nitty Gritty
Derek Martin: Daddy rollin' stone
Cleo Jons: Why don't you do right...
Beazers: Blue beat
Ray Bryant Combo: Sack o' woe
Eric Burden & the Animals: See see rider
Guitar Crusher: Itch with me
Byron Lee & the Ska Kings: Watermelon man ska
Shirley Ellis: The nitty gritty
John Lee Hooker: Big legs tight skirt
Mike Cotton Sound: Beau Dudley

Our second set:
Barbara Lynn: I'm a good woman
Fabulettes: Money
Trini Lopez: You can't say goodbye
Delcos: Arabia ...
Tom Jones: The lonely one
Jesters: Peter Gunn twist
Joe Simon: I got a whole lot of lovin'
Joe Medwick: Have fun baby
Nancy Adams: Somebody's in my orchard
Baby Huey & the Baby Sitters: Messin' with the kid
Mack Rice: Baby I'm coming home
Wynder K Frog: Green door
Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger with the Trinity: Save me
Prince Buster: King, duke, sir

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Hopefully Mike's and Jonny's awesome sets will get posted. Like so many,  still buzzing from all the tunes played by Dekka & guests , not least

'Jackie Edwards – Oh Mary – Hit-ton' 

 Best of all its ' Dekkas  Roots Room ' again this Sunday at the 4 Room Leeds Rhinos Alldayer.



Edited by andybellwood

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