Yes – We’re back! And whilst we’ve been away, we’ve been missed! The Times Newspaper had a Front Page lead – “Keeping The Faith” – & we’re now Tweeting on PM@keepitonshuffle@desfume – Spread the word coz we need to be heard!
Right, so where the Ben & Holly were we? Oh Yes, &, what a Brilliant Three to kick us off – Right in The Groove first with Stephanie Mills & the excellent, “Deeper Inside Your Love”; Next Michael Wycoff with the very excellent, “Love Conquers All” – & Thirdly, The Very Excellent, “Silly Games” – by UK Reggae Singer Janet Kay – The very first 12″ Record I bought to celebrate my purchase of some Marantz separates in 1979 – The very first 12″ I ever owned though, if my memory serves me right, was by Garnett Mimms – But what was it called? Blowed if I can Remember!!
The Undisputed Truth follow with a real Disco Connection & the real deal – a full 11 minutes 13 seconds of, “You + Me = Love” – That Formula certainly works in my book & this is a Stormer! Some Northern Soul next with Bobby Paris &, “I Walked Away” – Brill! And this is followed in turn by some Nilson Schmilson – Harry Nilson &, “Living Without You”! Rather than just, ‘Without You’!!
Some marvelous Luxury Soul comes next & it’s a Dog Gone Killer Groove to Boot from Bobby Lyle – The Fab & Funky, “Good Inside” – It’s definitely got a Meters, Chocolate Milk, Don Blackman & Bernard Wright feel going on! “What’s New Pussycat” follows – But it’s the Quincy Jones instrumental version on the Talkin Verve Label – & following up the rear are the Fantastic Trammps with the Classic, “Trammps Disco Theme/Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart” – Marvelous Philly Soul!
Elvis next with another Classic, “I’m Moving On” – Followed in Turn by another Classic Elvis Track, but on this occasion delivered and served up to us by Maxine Weldon who sings, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Great Stuff! A quick about thrust into, “La Javanaise” sung exquisitely by Juiliette Greco & written (For Her? They were, I think, an Item at the time?) by the Great Great Great Serge Gainsburgh; & Finally today – He’s Belgian, not French – But none the less Fantastic for that & he can also provide ‘1 of your 3 Famous Belgians’ for that All Important Pub Quiz – it’s Jacques Brel singing, “La Chanson Des Vieux Amants” – Oh Yeah!
So, Keep The Faith & I’ll Keep It On Shuffle – Till Next Time! 🙂