It’s about time for a new guest mix, and so here it is… Courtesy of Sampsa Vilhunen and Vesa Yli-Pelkonen, long time proponents of good music and times up in Helsinki, here’s 80 solid minutes of Jump Blues, Group R&B Rockers and other dynamite sounds to listen at your leisure. If you’re in their town this weekend, Sampsa and Vesa are holding their monthly Big Shake event, where I was very privileged to guest last month, and as such can testify to its magnificence!
You can hear more of these fellas over here.
Sampsa and Vesa (Big Shake, Helsinki) for Jukebox Jam by Jukeboxjam on Mixcloud
After a forced break due to venue renovations, the blues dance is back at the Underdog for March, with a newly fixed-up dance floor ready to take all your foot tapping and stomping alike…
This month, I’m joined by special guest Alan Handscombe, head honcho at the RnB123 club. I’m sure Alan needs little introduction to most of you, but for anyone not yet initiated, expect the classiest selection of dynamic R&B and atmospheric club soul around.
Fulfilling the Jamaican sounds quota, we welcome back Giordano Di Stasio, currently promoting his own ONE STOP session which takes place the following night for those who want to get full value out of their weekend.
As usual, I’ll be filling in with my own bits, bobs and doo-dads.
We’re holding a Blues Dance special for New Years Eve, and if you’re in town and down for the old noise that we ourselves opt for, there can surely be no better place to get 2014 started the right way.
We’re also thrilled to be reunited with OG Jukebox Jam crew-member Sister Cookie, who will be hollerin’ and screamin’ the blues in front of a full live band – especially for you.
Top disc-spinners playing 1940s-60s Jump Blues, R&B, Rock & Roll, Ska, Soul, Mambo and more from 9pm through until the wee wee hours.
Your last chance to do the slop in 2013, and indeed your first chance to dance the Hully Gully in 2014…
Advance tickets are a bargain at a mere 10 clams, and ready to jump on now over at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/251672
JMAN LP 062 – JUKEBOX JAM VOL 2
The follow up to the original Jukebox Jam full length double LP contains 23 sticks of raw R&B dynamite. Spanning the explosive period from the mid-40s to the mid 60s, every track is carefully selected to make you jump right out of your chair and shout out an ‘Ooo Wee’, or perhaps even an ‘Amen’ for the religiously inclined.
Available on deluxe old style paste-on gatefold double vinyl LP and CD, both available to order here now.
A festive Xmas offering of Blues & Rhythm, Ska and Rocksteady, Soul, Rock & Roll and beyond as Gio One Stop (Boom Shacka Lacka) and Kimihiro Oue (Bande A Part) join me to get our collective Christmas on.
Come join the frivolities – raise a glass of mulled wine, put your best jumper on and dance to a stuffed stocking full of mid-century musical masterpieces.
Entry – Festively FREE all night
Sat. 14th Dec
9pm til 2am
(Basement of Brewdog)
51 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA