Welcome to my 8th DJ mix blog and playlist. A series of 60-minute playlists/mixes trying to create the vibe I would get from entering The Variety / McChuills in Glasgow on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, where DJ's would work their magic to get the crowd in the mood for moving on to a club, or in my case, often opting to just stay in the bar.
Starting with the stunningly sublime 7.5 minute Hung Up On My Baby by Isaac Hayes, I'm amazed that I still pack 20-songs into this 60-minute mix! I love the journey you can take people on within just 60-minutes.
The vast majority of the other songs in this mix are under 3-minute long, but look out for Hangin' Out by Betty Davis that is over 4-minutes and just develops into a real groove with euphoric vocals. Frankie Valli's Beggin' still gets dancefloors jumping, the power in The Flirtations Nothing But A Heartache never ceases to surprise me and hit me hard. Marlena Shaw and Ike & Tina show what you can do in only 2-minutes, the funk groove of Sport puts a smile on my face. And listed for the glorious horns on The Chi-Lites Are You My Woman that Jay-Z sampled decades later for Beyonce's Crazy In Love.
I'm really pleased with this mix. Hope you enjoy it.
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Hung Up On My Baby (Extended Jam) - Isaac Hayes
Somebody, Somewhere, Help Me - Quincy Conserve
I Can't Believe (What You Say) -Ike & Tina Turner
House of the Rising Funk - Afrique
Sport - Lightnin' Rod
Searching for Soul Part 1 - Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers
Mighty Mighty (Spade & Whitey) - The Impressions
(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People - The Chi-Lites
Instant Groove - King Curtis
Soul Time - Shirley Ellis
Soul Finger - The Bar-Keys
Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr
Beggin' - Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
I'm On My Way - Dean Parrish
Berts Apple Crumble - The Quik
Soul Drums - Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie
Liberation Conversation - Marlena Shaw
Hangin' Out - Betty Davis
Nothing But A Heartache - The Flirtations
Are You My Woman? (Tell Me So) - The Chi-Lites