Author Topic: 10 tracks you wouldn’t normally hear on a Mod/Northern/Soul/Revival Club night  (Read 9708 times)

Ady C

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It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)

Max Harris, often in my playbox  :)

Love that Max Harris tune.  I've got "The Strange World of Gurney Slade" DVD (I'm an unashamedly Anthony Newley fan  ;) ) and when I heard that theme tune I thought, 'This is Mose Allison'...
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Yeah, it's got that kind of vibe.

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It's been years since I attended my last mod do, so I don't know what's being played nowadays, but in this particular instant I'd vote for David Newman's "Miss Minnie", Max Harris' "Gurney Slade" and a left field choice: the John Renbourn cover of "Sweet potato" (hey, how about the idea of an unplugged mod session?)

Max Harris, often in my playbox  :)

Love that Max Harris tune.  I've got "The Strange World of Gurney Slade" DVD (I'm an unashamedly Anthony Newley fan  ;) ) and when I heard that theme tune I thought, 'This is Mose Allison'...

So have I, Ady - years ahead of it's time (with its blatant breaching of the "fourth wall" etc.) !!

and, yep ...  the tune does have more than a passing resemblance to "Parchman Farm"

« Last Edit: August 05, 2015, 12:36:50 PM by Ian_B »
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Memphis Slim's "Banana oil", some Matt Murphy's guitar wizardry for the dancefloor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhuwMy8I6Nw


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Not stuck in the 60's

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A heavy dose of powerful blue-eyed soul courtesy of Edgar Winter's White Trash. Turn up the volume!!:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDtZoK34gE0



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Even late 60s power trios had some soul in them. Fine bass action!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkZepbHIrvE

In the same album there's also an spirited and lively cover of "Stop" (of Howard's Tate fame), but tooooo long.

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Lovely slice of Mod Jazz .... from Humble Pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhxDwcmHOMM
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Lovely slice of Mod Jazz .... from Humble Pie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhxDwcmHOMM


Funky indeed! I love these left-field finds.