The HAPPENING by DanceQueendq

The Happening 02/09/2021 The Usual Eclectic Mix No 8 with mini tribute to Lee “Scratch” Perry on Thanet Local Radio

The Playlist

Some of the music included in this show went out on 08/07/2021 without dialogue as I was taken ill just before going on air. Most of my health issues have been resolved, partly through dentistry and improved medication.

Nothing Like It by Omar – opening The Happening with his now classic song from the Black British Brit Funk and Soul Catalogue Omar Christopher Lye-Fook, MBE (born 14 October 1968 in London),[1] known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent. He learned his craft classically, playing the trumpet, piano and percussion. He also spent two years at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and the Guildhall School of Music in London. His most well-known song was his debut single “There’s Nothing Like This”.[1] It reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart on re-release in 1991.[2] AllMusic noted that he is described by some as the father of British neo soul.[1] (From Wikipedia)

Morning Dance Spyra Gyra – a German Jazz Funk Band – another classic track from the genre

Why You Follow Me Eric Benet

Jamming Gerald Allbright & Lee Ritenour from the album a Tribute To Marley – all the tracks are in a jazz fusion and jazz funk genre’s

Blast The Box Roy Ayers

Too Much For You Bobby Angelle – title track of the album released in 1967. Bobby Angelle b. ? died /2020 see for more information about Bobby, he was also known for a short time as Roland Dice. biographical information about this artist is sparse and I am not sure how reliable the sources are, at least in terms of the content I came across

Home In Your Heart Solomon Burke

Respect Yourself The Staple Singers

Be What You Are The Staple Singers Be What You Are is a soul album by The Staple Singers released on December 8, 1973. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Top Soul LPs chart. The first single, “Be What You Are”, fared poorly; however, the follow-up, “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)“, was a top ten hit, peaking at number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the R&B Singles chart. The third single, “Touch a Hand, Make a Friend” charting at number 23 on the Hot 100 and number three on the R&B chart in 1974.(from Wikipedia). If You’re Ready Come Go With Me became a big dance floor hit in the UK and has become a firm favourite of party goers.

The Onion Song Marvin Gaye & Valerie Simpson is from The Duets Album (CD).

The Natives Are Restless Tonight Horace Silver some jazz from Mr Silver

Call Me Mister Tibbs Fred Pallem & Le Sacre du Tympan this song was the title track to the movie soundtrack – Call Me Mister Tibbs which starred Sydney Poitier

Stick By Me John Holt

Back Biter Lee “Scratch” Perry & Dennis Alcapone

V/S Panta Rock King Tubby & Lee “Scratch” Perry these tracks compose the mini tribute to the legendary producer and artist Lee “Scratch” Perry. From Wikipedia – Lee “Scratch” Perry OD (born Rainford Hugh Perry; 20 March 1936[1] – 29 August 2021[2][3]) was a Jamaican record producer and singer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production style. Perry was a pioneer in the 1970s development of dub music with his early adoption of remixing and studio effects to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks.[4] He worked with and produced for a wide variety of artists, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, The Congos, Max Romeo, Adrian Sherwood, Beastie Boys, Ari Up, The Clash, The Orb, and many others. Much has been written about Lee “Scratch” Perry, I cannot do him justice here please seek out more information on other internet and books about Reggae music.

Never Give Your Love Away. Carlton & The Shoes

Love & Devotion Slim Smith & The Uniques

Who Does She Think She Is Arthur Adams

You Threw A Lucky Punch Gene Chandler

The Same Love That Made Me Laugh Bill Withers

Ode To Billie Joe Frances Knight (Kent based jazz pianist and composer) I love her take on this classical country song

You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell The Undisputed Truth

California Dreaming Baby Huey another intriguing and beautiful rendition of a soul classic

Do The Hand Jive Archie Bell & The Drells

Jean and Dinah Robert Mitchum

Mama Look A Boo Boo Robert Mitchum – Yes both of these tracks are from the Hollywood actor. There was a short craze in the mid to late fifties amongst white American actors and musicians for Calypso music, which originated in Caribbean, mainly from the island of Trinidad. Mitchum to his credit used musicians and producers who were resident in Trinidad. Both tracks are copies of original songs sung by Trinidadian Calypsonians.

Sika Ye Mogya Pat Thomas – bringing a touch of High Life to The Happening

The Final Countdown Grant Green

The Harder They Are The Bigger They Fall Sounds of Blackness

© Bernadette Hawkes DanceQueendq 04/10/2021

2 replies to “The Happening 02/09/2021 The Usual Eclectic Mix No 8 with mini tribute to Lee “Scratch” Perry on Thanet Local Radio

  1. Ooh, I love that opening track by Omar. And always a pleasure hearing Spyro Gyra’s “Morning Dance” and “Respect Yourself”, one of my personal favorites by the Staple Singers. Great playlist Bernadette!

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