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honky

Reykjavík, December 9

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Hello, all - thought I'd provide a little "post game report" from my gig over the weekend, as several folks were interested in the scene in Reykjav­k.

It's been well over a year since since the last time I played there, and since then I gather that the main clubs in town have trended even further into techno / electro / italo / house, "all electronic beats all the time" territory. There is, as far as I know, no soul scene there at all, but I've found people are very enthusiastic about hearing new things.

The club where I played, Sirkus, is probably my favorite club in the world - it's a very small place, probably about 150-200 capacity. It's a local place, a hangout for artists and musicians, and no matter what's going on there, there's always a positive energy that's tough to describe.

I played from a bit before midnight until 3:15 or so when my friend Jon Atli took over - it was really great seeing people dancing to stuff that I know had never been played in Iceland before. My set was definitely not pure soul - Sirkus is usually very electronic-music-oriented, so I tried to change it up a bit, and did wander into funk, Bollywood, ska, mod, and a little Icelandic garage.

Lots of people came up to tell me how pleased they were to hear something totally different... I'm hoping to set up a more regular "soul plus" night there, and will let folks know how it turns out. If you're curious, I've attached my setlist below.

Sj¡umst og heyrumst,

- honky

16 Toneladas - Noriel Vilela

Moca bonita - Beto Baiano

You don't care - Leon Gardner

Without your love - Diane Lewis

Patience - Rokk

She's gone - The Hamilton Movement

Don't waste my time - Jerry Washington

Black Horizon - Black Horizon pt. 1

Your autumn of tomorrow - The Crow

Give me another joint - Damn Sam the Miracle Man

Chhupke kaun aya - Usha Uthup

Dum maro dum (live) - Asha Bhosle w/ Rahul Dev Burman

Streets of Calcutta - Ananda Shankar

Ae naujawan hau sub cuchh yahan - Asha Bhosle

Ruisenor persa - Dia Prometido

Love from the far east - Master Four

Gypsy - Ellen & the Shandels

What good am I without you - Darrow Fletcher

Baby, don't you weep - Edward Hamilton & the Arabians

If it's all the same to you babe - Luther Ingram

This love starved heart of mine (it's killing me) - Marvin Gaye

Like a rolling stone - Phil Flowers & the Flower Shop

Tell mama - Martha Velez

Close your eyes - the Caprells

Heartbreak hotel - Barbara Trent

Do the sissy - Charley Simmons & the Royal Imperials

Drums for sale - Jimmy Mayes & the Soul Breed

Amen - Peter Touch & the Wailers

VC-10 - Roland Alphonso

My daily food - The Maytals & the Skatalites

(cover up)

C'est fini, bien fini - Larry Greco

Black room - Jun Mayuzumi

Den blaznivych radosti - Marcela Laiferova

Der hahn mit dem roten kamm - Electra-Combo

(cover up)

Keep on moving - Pete & Ron

I'll be waiting - Hayes Cotton

Stay together - Soul Excitement

Groovy world - Fabulous Caprices

A kiss to build a dream on - Benny Gordon and the Soul Brothers

Louisiana groove - King Solomon with the Lad Teens Band

Grandma's chicken - R.L. Griffin

Casting my spell - Billy Joe Burnette

Getting' t'gether, man - The Classitors

Reach out, I'll be there - Lee Moses

Love is like an itching in my heart - the Supremes

A little togetherness - the Tempos

With these eyes - the Fabulous Peps

Ain't too proud to beg - the Groovers

Indian giver - the Chantels

Deep dark secret - Dee Dee Sharp

I got the power - Joann Courcy

Turn it over - Chucky Thurmon

Are you together for the new day - the Love Experience

I can hardly wait to live - Strange Brew

Fire - Bad & Good Boys

Tell her - the Movement

Bitter feelings - Larry Phillipson & the Larry Lee Trio

The big beat country dance - Thor's Hammer

Un bimbo sul leone - Adriano Celentano

Jan pahechan ho - Shankar Jaikishan

Twinkle little star - the Parisians

Whole lotta lovin' - Explosive Dynamiks

Soul thing - Tommy Dent

Key to my happiness - the Charades

I'm not satisfied - Dream Team

Sympathy for the devil (who killed the kennedys mix) - Laibach

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