PSYCHEDELIC SPESHINALD
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BARELY BREAKIN’ EVEN STEVEN

Mucho love today to BBE Records.  Not only are they one of my favourite labels, but they now hold even higher stock in my musical portfolio, as they are sending me a bag of goodies because I won a competition on Strongroom Alive this afternoon.

I first fell in to the scene after I began to frequent Keb Darge’s Legendary Deep Funk nights at Madame Jo-Jo’s on a Friday night in the late 90s/early 2000s (I’m really not sure when, it is all a bit of a blur).  It was the backdrop to  some of the best nights I do or don’t remember spending, depending upon my tipple of choice on that given evening.  Cats doing head spins with skateboard helmets on, James Brown slides in two tone brogues, and my mate Druid showing them all how it wasn’t done.  One dance floor for the normal folk, one for the breakers.  It was immense.

I left Londinium for foreign waters in 2004, and haven’t been back to Jo-Jo’s since, so I can’t speak for the validity of the scene nowadays, but I see Keb still spins there, with Andy Smith too to boot, so it can’t be that bad.

The following tracks are taken from BBE compilations I was rocking through the speaker in my C registration Volvo around that time.  I couldn’t say which I miss more,  those nights, or that car.

 

REGINALD MILTON & THE SOUL JETS –  Clap Your Hands

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JUDGE SUDS & THE SOUL DETERGENTS –  The (Rockin’) Courtroom

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THIRD GUITAR – Baby Don’t Cry

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