Hatchets Passed…Hips Dropped Etc.

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Listen – Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchets Pts 1&2 – MP3

Well, well y’all.

I’m here to tell you that once again, in spite of the warm summer night, heat was brough in excess at the latest installment of the storied Asbury Park 45 Sessions at the World Famous Asbury Lanes.

Once again, the resident selectors – DJ Prestige, Connie T. Empress, Jack the Ripper, MFasis, DJ Prime and yours truly – rocked the house, with able assistance from DJ Devil Dick and return guest (with a HEAVY set) Cool Hands Luke.

The highlight of the evening was a blistering set from Jack the Ripper, which began with him being led to the stage in a bondage mask at the end of a leash, and ended with him tearing his clothes off with a knife to the strains of an insane cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Moby Dick’.

It was madness I tell you.

There was a great crowd (special thanks go to my brother Vince and friends Jim, Bing and Tim) and much bowling and tots were had. I even downed a Red Stripe (a rare occasion) in celebration of a beautiful evening at the Shore.

I regret only that the sudden onset of an ear infection for my youngest son (he’ll be fine, but man oh Manaschevitz are we all tired) prevented me from an early Saturday digging session with some of my compadres.

The next installment will be rolling around on 9/14, so you can’t say you weren’t warned.

I figured I can’t leave you without some groovy gravy, so straight from my set, I bring you ‘Pass the Hatchet Pts 1&2’ by Roger & the Gypsies.

“The bigger they come, the harder they fall!”

Indeed

Peace

Larry

PS I have an MP3 of a local 60’s garage punk 45 over at Iron Leg (if you dig that kind of thing)

Playlists will be updated as they become available….

Asbury Park 45 Sessions
Funky16Corners Playlist
The Highlighters – Funky 16 Corners Pt2 (Stones Throw)
James Brown – Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine) Pt1 (King)
Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)
James Barnes & the Agents – Good & Funky (Golden Hit)
Gladys Knight & the Pips – I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Soul)
Johnny Jones & the King Casuals – Soul Poppin’ (Brunswick)
Andre Brasseur – The Duck (Palette)
The Explosions – Hip Drop Pt1 (Gold Cup)
Mighty Hannibal – Jerkin’ The Dog (Shurfine)
Village Callers – Hector (Rampart)
Joe & Everyday People – Sleep Walk Pt1 (Brooks)
JJ Barnes – Chains of Love (Groovesville)
Professor Longhair – Big Chief Pt1 (Watch)
Ann Sexton – You’re Losing Me (Seventy Seven)
Louis Chachere – The Hen Pt1 (Paula)
Mickey & the Soul Generation – Iron Leg (Maxwell)
Richard Berry – Louie Louie (Flip)

M.Fasis Playlist
Moments – I’ve Got to Keep On Lovin’ You (Stang)
Arthur Conley – Funky Street (Atco)
Banana Splits – Doin’ The Banana Split (Kelloggs)
Bryan MacGregor – Americans (Westbound)
Persuaders – Thigh Spy (Atco)
Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense & Peppermints (Uni)
Mandrill – Tee Vee (UA)
Elephants Memory – Skyscraper Commando (Metromedia)
Ollie Nightengale – It’s a Sad Thing (Memphis)
James Brown – Stone to the Bone (Polydor)
Four Tops – Jubilee with Soul (Dunhill)
The Moments & the Whatnauts – Girls (Stang)

Cool Hands Luke Playlist
“Could Have Been” – Lee Fields
“Hard Headed Woman” – U.S. Warren
“You Don’t Know What You Mean (To A Lover Like Me) – Lee Fields
“Armadillo” – The Soul Destroyers
“Keep On” – Sharon Jackson and the Soul Destroyers
“This Love Ain’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us” – Charles Bradley and the Bullets
“Amen, Brother” – The Winstons
“The Story of My Love” – Larry Sanders and the Prophets of Soul
“Instant Whip” – The Tremeloes
“…And Then There Was Skin” – Cozy Powell
“Soul Skimmer” – Alan Moorehouse
“If I Were A Carpenter” – The Don Carrington Trio *
“You Got What You Wanted” – Ike and Tina Turner
“The Trial” – Pigmeat Markham
“Soul Vein” – The Cavaliers Unlimited *
“Different Strokes” – Syl Johnson
“The Champ” – The Mohawks
“Its A New Day” – Skull Snaps
“Cramp Your Style” – All The People (2 copies)
“This Funky Thing” – Don Pierce
* These records are re-issues. Everything else is an original 45

DJ Prestige Playlist
Thomas East – Funky Music Part 1/ MGM
The Inner Drive – Smell the Funk/ Zodiac
Little Hooks w/ Ray Nato and the Kings – Give the Drummer Some More/ Enjay
Lee Moses – Time and Place/ Front Page
General Crook – Gimme Some Part 1/ Down To Earth
Johnny Hammond – Shifting Gears/ Milestone
400 Years of What – Get Down People (Undercover Brother Edit)/ Dope Brother
Moonlion – Laid Back/P.I.P
Binky Griptite & the Mellowmatics – Mellowmatic Mood/ Daptone
Magnificent Freedom – Fuck Off and Leave Me Alone/ Our Label
Jerry O – Soul Lover/ White Whale
The Persuaders – Love Gonna Pack Up (and Walk Out)/ Win or Lose
Pamoja – Oooh Baby/ Lotus Land
Thelma Jones – Souvenirs of a Heartbreak/ Barry!
Roy “C” – Got to Get Enough (of Your Sweet Love)/ Alaga
Billy Sha-Rae – Do It/ Spectrum
Mike & the Censations – Don’t Mess with Me/ Highland
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto – In the Basement/ Cadet
Don Gardner – My Baby Likes to Boogaloo/ Tru-Glo-Town
Johnny Griffith, Inc. – Grand Central Shuttle
The Harvey Averne Band – Stand/ Fania
The First Edition – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)/ Reprise
Sharon Jones – I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Is In/ Daptone
Monica – I Don’t Know Nothing Else To Tell You But I Love You/ Toxsan
Menham Street Band – Make the Road By Walking/ Dunham

DJ Devil Dick Playlist
The Odds And Ends – Foot Track
Ted Taylor – Something Strange Is Goin’ On In My House
Wisdom – What-Cha-Gonna-Du-About-You
Graham Central station – Getto
Gwen McCrae – Rockin’ Chair
The Hesitations – Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Johnny Sayles – My Love’s A Monster
The Maskman & The Agents – One Eye Open
Paul Humphrey & His Cool Chemists – Detroit
The Undisputed Truth – Lil’ Red Riddin’ Hood
The Brothers Three – Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out Pt 1
The Electric Ladies – King Kong
The Forevers – Soul Town
Howard Tate – Look At Granny Run Run
Jimmy Hughes – Hi-Heel Sneakers
Chick Willis – Don’t Let Me Catch You (With Your Britches Down)
The New Birth – Pretty Words Don’t Mean A Thing (Lie To Me)
The Soul Stoppers Band – Let’s Sit Down
Jackie Paine – Go Go Train

DJ Prime Playlist
kool & the gang – summer madness (de-lite)
isley brothers – between the sheets (tneck)
detroit sex machines – the funky crawl (soul track)
notations – superpeople (gemigo)
latin breed – i turn you on (funk 45)
otis & carla – tramp (stax)
antibalas – family affair (mind)
wee willie & the winners – get some (shotgun)
expressions – money is king (truth & soul)
tina britt – sookie sookie (veep)
oliver sain – bus stop (abet)
isley brothers – somebody been messin’ (tneck)
mongo santamaria – lady marmalade (vaya)
ted taylor – something strange is going on in my house (ronn)
herbie mann – hijack (atlantic)
the corner boys & friends – take it easy soul brother (neptune)
bobby byrd – i need help (king)
brother to brother – in the bottle (turbo)
ballin’ jack – found a child (columbia)
billy stewart – everyday I have the blues (chess)
king floyd – let me see you do that thing (chimneyville)
marvin gaye – got to give it up (tamla)
the fantastic johnny c – hitch it to the horse (phil l.a. of soul)
schooly d – parkside 5-2 (jive)

DJ Jack the Ripper Playlist
Jocko – Blast Off To Love (Wand)
Sohail Rana – Soul Sitar (Jazzman)
Harmon Bethea – She’s My Meat (Musicor)
Johnny King – Put It In (BGP)
Howlin Wolf – Tail Dragger (Cadet)
Jesse Mae – Don’t Freeze On Me (dra)
Whitefield Brothers – Yakuba (Field)
Johnny Thunder – I’m Alive (Calla)
Angelos – Bad Motorcycle (Tollie)
Los Commandos – Moby Dick (Odeon)

7 Responses to “Hatchets Passed…Hips Dropped Etc.”

  1. fleamarketfunk Says:

    Photos of the 45 Sessions up at fleamarket funk. Good digging day as we hit “the spot” and a few others that are stashed away. Again, HEAVY on the Soul side, and a few Funk bombs. Worst highlight of the day? A guy that wouldn’t sell me the Soul Tornadoes “Funky Thang” because he needed to “research” it…bullshit! Best highlight of the day? Me pushing Stinkie Steve over the edge by buying up all the good Soul before him. At any rate, you were missed.

  2. Cool Hands Luke Says:

    Hey Larry!
    Yes – you were missed today! I had a great time peeking into the world (and the many record boxes) of DJ Prestige’s digging spots. I even found a few gems…

    I had a blast last night. I feel priveleged to share a stage and an audience with you!

    Here’s my set list from last night:

    “Could Have Been” – Lee Fields
    “Hard Headed Woman” – U.S. Warren
    “You Don’t Know What You Mean (To A Lover Like Me) – Lee Fields
    “Armadillo” – The Soul Destroyers
    “Keep On” – Sharon Jackson and the Soul Destroyers
    “This Love Ain’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us” – Charles Bradley and the Bullets
    “Amen, Brother” – The Winstons
    “The Story of My Love” – Larry Sanders and the Prophets of Soul
    “Instant Whip” – The Tremeloes
    “…And Then There Was Skin” – Cozy Powell
    “Soul Skimmer” – Alan Moorehouse
    “If I Were A Carpenter” – The Don Carrington Trio *
    “You Got What You Wanted” – Ike and Tina Turner
    “The Trial” – Pigmeat Markham
    “Soul Vein” – The Cavaliers Unlimited *
    “Different Strokes” – Syl Johnson
    “The Champ” – The Mohawks
    “Its A New Day” – Skull Snaps
    “Cramp Your Style” – All The People (2 copies)
    “This Funky Thing” – Don Pierce

    * These records are re-issues. Everything else is an original 45.

    Ill talk to you soon Larry!
    Best,
    Luke

  3. funky16corners Says:

    Guys.
    It was as always, a stone gas!
    Luke, I’m still hearing all those drums from your set!
    Sorry (really sorry) I missed the digging expedition, but there will of course be other digs.
    L

  4. Jack The Ripper Says:

    anyone got the name of a good psychiatrist?

  5. fleamarketfunk Says:

    why, you did nothing out of the ordinary!

  6. devil dick Says:

    Man i gotta find a copy of that Los Commandos – Moby Dick 45!!!

    what a gas!!!

    Cheers!
    DD

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