The Monkey & I have it on good authority that we go down well in medical circles – we’re considered a Dose of Salts – Liver Salts – We are viewed as an Emetic, purging all things Bad – & a Restorative and Pick-Me Up for the Soul & We All Got Soul, Oh Yeah! Anyway a regular follower of this Blog – The Danny Wilde of the medical profession no less and with a winning way with the application of Leeches to all parts of the Body – Love’s his Movie Tunes, &, Blow Me if the wee shuffley thing hasn’t delved deep into his little bag of tricks and pulled up John Barry from the Mix with, “Midnight Cowboy” – Well done Msr Le Shuffle!!
And to follow that we storm across the Pyramids to find Pharoah Sanders – Who will be playing at Ronnie Scotts in Frith Street, Soho, London soon – Blowing his Jazz Funk horn and giving us an excellent version of, “Answer Me My Love” – Which of course was originally a Hit for Barbara Dickson in the 1970’s!
Disco Remix next, with a Hot-To-Trott Classic from Gregg Diamond & Bionic Boogie &, “Hot Butterfly” – &, of course, the Late & Great Luther Vandross is doing the Vocals on this; And that’s then followed by Curtis Mayfield’s Impressions singing, “(Baby) Turn On To Me”; And then another Fabby GEAR CHANGE into Doris Day with, “Move Over Darling” – Which reminds me, I have the DVD to Watch!
Funk Time now with a Classic SATURDAY NIGHT FOREVER track from Mandrill &, “Can You Get It (Suzie Caesar)” – Ip, Ip, Ip, Ip – Which i you listen to the song will make complete sense!! And the Chi Lites float behind with, “Me & You” & they of course took the first part of their name from the first part of Chicago! And we swiftly move up a notch with BlueBoy & the Hypnotic, “Remember Me” – A Ministry of Sound Classic from Back In The Day!!
And finally to play us out – & it would be Great if it had been Dr & The Medics – Remember them? But no such Luck – but no Great Disappointment either because it’s that other Great Doctor of Love – No, not Barry White – He was the Walrus of Love – Get it Right, it’s Teddy Pendergrass with the Barry Manilow penned song, “This One’s For You” – Treat yourself and track down both versions on You Tube – Particular if you haven’t got a busy Surgery – And Keep The Faith, Be Awesome & the Monkey & Me will Keep It On Shuffle, Oh Yeah 🙂