A regular visitor spoke out his deep appreciation for our matinees, but said it was too 'organ-like, you know what I mean' this time. Since it was meant to be a tribute to the late Jimmy Smith, we could not disagree more.
Then he told us someone went and hanged himself at hearing Nina Simone, which was even more surprising considering Nina Simone was not played at all...
1. Loan me a dime - Boz Scaggs
For starters - when else could it be played in a club setting? Or on the radio? (We might be back soon on the radio, though).
2. When I was a young girl - Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger & the Trinity
3. Storm of light - Working Week
Dedicated as ever to Lady G.
4. The cat - Jimmy Smith
5. Save me - The Clique
6. Brothers batucada - James Taylor Quartet
7. O grande amor - Walter Wanderley
8. Água de beber - Elsa Laranjeira
New to me: what a voice! Dated 1962, and the official original. This is whom Césaria Évora must have learned it from... And is not that Walter W. playing?
9. Soul deep - Clarence Carter
10. Turn on a dream - The Box Tops
11. Organ grinder's swing - Jimmy Smith
12. Walk on the wild side - Jimmy Smith
13. I 've got a woman - Booker T & the MG's
14. The duck - Billy Preston
15. Bluesette - Toots Thielemans
16. Groggy - Rhoda Scott
17. Hotel Happiness - Jimmy Smith
18. Take me in your arms and love me -The Undisputed Truth
19. Function at the junction - Shorty Long
He is said to be playing organ himself, but we cannot be sure.
20. Think a little Sugar - Barbara Lewis
21. Misty - Richard 'Groove' Holmes
22. In the midnight hour - Little Mac & the Boss Sounds
23. Gasoline Alley - Wynder K. Frog
24. Lost in loveliness - Jimmy Smith
254. Finger lickin' good - Richard Holmes & Jimmy McGriff
26. I put a spell on you - Alan Price Set
27. Let me be your eyes - Timmy Thomas
In this hammond overkill all doubt TT is playing a hammond organ is erased.
28. Turn blue - Jimmy McGriff
29. Hole in the wall - The Packers
30. Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf - Jimmy Smith
31. I take what I want - The Artwoods
32. What'd I say - Ray Charles
His electric piano being declared honorary organ posthumously...
In Lady Godiva's 18.00-19.15 slot Earl Vandyke Six by six was included...
The Boogaloo Investigators are big faves on the mod circuit and any other circuit that likes soulful R&B. Tremendous players and they have the best British vocalist since I heard Stevie Winwood. They are playing Instant Access at the Sub Club in Glasgow on Thursday 7th April with my bad self - frank Murphy - spinning the 45's.
The Bill Bush Combo will be playing I'm waiting and other soul & R&B favourites at the Spiegeltent in George Square in Glasgow on Thursday 23rd June supported by Lennie Harkins and Martin Gavin of Caledonia Soul.
Right back where we started from