The Upper Shelves On Tour With the Mighty Peptones

Catch the Upper Shelves in support of the nation's greatest R&R act, the Peptones

Saturday 30th of January, Nederland 3, Wateringen
Saturday 13th of February, De Vinger, Den Haag
Saturday 20th of March, de Trucker, Pijnacker

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mary Love - Dance Children

Written and produced by the great Ashford and Simpson I thought this Mary Love track is just perfect for the weekend. Mary commands us to dance, but with this solid beat there's nothing much else to do than dance!

Mary Love herself is one of those Soul troopers that never did quite made it, but is still active today. Her Modern recordings have gradually become legendary in some cicles and are well worth checking out. Soulsource had the pleasure of interviewing Mary a few years back. Still a great read on this power house.

Available on The Real Thing: The Songs of Ashford, Simpson and Armstead

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Music Explosion - Little Bit O' Soul

Granted, the Music Explosion were not the first to record this track, the Little Darlings were. The Darlings however failed to make any impression on the airwaves, while the Music Explosion were everywhere for a while, raching all the way up to #2 in the charts. For the Music Explosion it was their only real hit, but at least they remain Garage legends to this day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Mc Coys - Say Those Magic Words

The Mc Coys was one of those bands that scored one monster hit only to slip into obscurity afterwards. Theirs was Hang On Sloopy. A cover of My Girl Sloopy by the Vibrations. Bt as is often the case, being a one hit wonder, doesn't mean they don't have a few killer 45s to spare. Say Those Magic words is one of those 45s that went unnoticed by the larger public. The air waves were poorer for it!