Art Gentry kicks us if Today with the Stupendous Slab & Masterpiece of Modern Soul that is, “This Is My Chance” - & He sounds not unlike Millie Jackson or Ty Karim on this great Track & He’s definitely Taking It!; & then we fall straight into a Live piano driven version of, “Do Nothing Until You Hear From Me” by Andy Williams no less & it’s Good! Which is followed by one of James Brown’s Funky People – Myra Barnes aka Vicky Anderson with a righteously storming, “Super Good (Parts 1&2)”; & then we have a taste of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ from Les Reed with, “Girl On A Motorcycle”!
Some Storming SATURDAY NIGHT FOREVER music next with Thelma Huston &, “I’m Here Again”; followed by The Smiths with, “Panic”; which then melds into a Poptastic piece of 1970′s Chart Action from Dollar - Remember David Van… & the Girl who wasn’t in Bucks Fizz – & what are they doing naming themselves after a village in Fife – But what a Song, “Give Me Back My Heart” - It’s right up there; & following this is a Mighty Double with firstly the Great Elmore James with, “Dust My Blues” - A great influence on Jagger & Richards in the Stones early years; & then the Sex Pistols with, “Anarchy” – It’s The Only Way To Be – & surprisingly quite Tuneful after all these years – Perhaps we’ve All Mellowed un Peau!! And what a Combo of tracks from the wee shuffly thing - You couldn’t make that Mash-up Up, in your Wildest Dreams – & we do have some Pretty Wild ones here at Shuffle Towers!!
A bit of House now from Black Magic &, “Let It Go (Ken Lou Mix)”; & then we have Charles Aznavour doing a Two-Step with Frank Sinatra on, “You Make Me Feel So Young”; & then a Fantastic Jazzed-up but slowed-down vocal take on that Giant Tune, “Crazy” from Papik; followed by the inimitable Nina Simone singing the Chip Taylor classic, “Angel Of The Morning” - & we have a version of this in the Mix by Chip himself and an unknown female companion which he recorded for a local BBC station a few years back!
Utopia storm the Barricades now, led of course by Todd Rundgren & with one of the Shuffle Monkey’s & mine Favs – The formidable, “Love Is The Answer” - Which of course is the Original version – Not, the one by England Dan & John…; & then a recherche Moi to the early 1970′s and Marmalade are, “Falling Apart At The Seams” – Brilliant!
And finally Today a Great Sunday Soul track from Mac Davis, “I’m Just In Love”; followed by a rare visit from The Joneses with, “Win Your Love”; & then Professor Green blasts us up with, “I Need You Tonight” - What a Great updating of that Track; & lastly, “Candy Says” from The Velvet Underground - Marvelous Stuff as usual from the Shuffle Meister – So Continue Being Awesome, Keeping The Faith & We’ll Be Keeping It On Shuffle…