The Dance Up A Leeds Did A Swing

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The Dance Up A Leeds Did A Swing

Postby Anonymous » Sun Dec 05, 2004 6:51 pm

Hi All

Did you miss me? :D

Great night at the Highwood Hotel, Leeds last night with CC&DC's Sound System featuring guest DJ Greedy G(moi).

Nice crowd, nice tunes and nice vibe. I thoroughly recommend it for anyone who's able to reach Leeds. More in-depth report and playlist to come later.

Respect

Ronnie(little joke there that CC will tell you about!!) :D
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Postby Grumpy » Sun Dec 05, 2004 7:03 pm

Sorry didn't make it, Gordon. Hangs head in shame (imagine that red-faced emoticon at this point). Lift across to Leeds fell through. Glad the party swung and trust you'll be back asap. Looking forward (with envy) to your full report.
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Postby Ekki » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:20 pm

I'm still waiting :lol:
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Postby Anonymous » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:21 am

No problem Grumpy, you missed a good one but I'll be back down(hopefully in January).

I reached Leeds around 3pm after some trouble on the train, which led to me almost being arrested and the funny thing is I never did a thing wrong!

Basically it was down to a mix up over what IS a ticket and what ISN'T a ticket and I was treated worse than a common criminal by a jobsworth ticket inspector who had me escorted off the train by British Transport Police at the next available stop, all because I gave him a few choice verbals.

Anyway after a brief interrigation in some room(I kid you not) the BTP were satisfied that I wasn't a dodgy person trying to ride the train for free and told me to go to the ticket office at the station(York) where I'd get it sorted. After 20 minutes the lass behind the counter returned with the correct tickets for the rest of my journey and apologised for the mix up(I thanked her by returning shortly afterwards with some chocolates from a nearby kiosk).

I reached Leeds around 25 minutes later and proceeded to check out Jumbo records in the St Johns Centre(okay selection on CD but all £15 a time - no thanks when I can get the same discs online for a tenner) and Tribe records by the Corn Exchange, where I picked up a few King Edwards ska represses on 7".

After a sandwich and a cuppa and a haircut(at last - I was starting to get a mullet) I headed up to CC & DC's place on the bus where I chilled out for a couple of hours before we all set off for the Highwood.

After DC did a soundcheck and MC Lynx chatted over a few tunes, I did my first set at 8-30 which consisted of:

JAM ROCK - Tommy McCook(Studio 1)
ON BROADWAY - The Skatalites(Prince Buster)
DOG WAR - The Maytals(Prince Buster)
OVER THE RIVER - Justin Hinds(Treasure Isle)
THERE'S ALWAYS SUNSHINE - Blues Busters(Doctor Bird)
COME ON LITTLE GIRL - The Melodians(Treasure Isle)
I'LL GIVE YOU LOVE - Lloyd & Glen(WIRL)
FEEL LIKE JUMPING - Marcia Griffiths(Studio 1)
GOLDEN SNAKE - Johnny Clarke(Burning Sounds LP - Love In The Bush)
EVENING TIME - Jackie Mittoo(Studio 1)
HEART OF A MAN - The Techniques(Techniques)
BEWITCHED - Johnny Organ(Trojan LP - Come Back Darling)
LOVE ME TONIGHT - Audrey Hall(Downtown/Trojan LP - Red Red Wine)
HONEY BEE - The Classics(Nu Beat)
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN HURT? - Tiger(Nu Beat)
LONG ABOUT NOW - Bruce Ruffin(Techniques)


Then CC&DC came on and played some top drawer 90s and 2000s stuff(including Shaggy's "Stand Up And Fight" which sounds awesome in a dance) and I returned shortly after 10-30 with the following set:

SWEET SOUL ROCKING - The Invaders(Studio 1)
KEEP THAT LIGHT - Johnny Osbourne(Studio 1)
LET'S BE PEOPLE -Delroy Williams(Tomorrow)
HIT SONG - Roman Stewart(Arab)
PEOPLE ARE YOU READY - General Echo(Ballistic LP - People Are You Ready)
HUMAN MECHANIC - Danny Dread(Jwyanza LP -Various Artists)
GIVE ME YOUR LOVE - Barrington Levy(Time LP - Here I Come)
ARMAGEDDION - Ranking Joe(Kingdom LP - Armageddion)
IT'S A LONG TIME - Anthony Johnson(Jammys LP - A Yah We Deh)
JUST OUT OF REACH - George Nooks(Charm)

I had nuff people bawling for rewinds and I reckon if I never went back down for a while they'd probably have someone come to kidnap me to bring me down! :D

After I'd done it was back to CC&DC with a wicked selection of lovers rock including the killer original cut to "Golden Touch" which I only knew Shinehead's cut of, and the all time Horace Andy and Tappa Zukie classic "Natty Dread A Weh She Want", two tunes that had me bawling for rewinds.

Well, all good things must come to an end, and at 1am it was time to leave. But the party wasn't done, some of us headed back to DC's dad's place where a bottle of whisky was cracked open and more tunes were played. After some food on the way back to CC&DC's place it was 5am before I got to sleep. Back up just after 10am with a killer hangover and after a read of the Sunday paper and a top fry up from DC, it was time to say my farewells to Leeds for now.

A quick stop at the supermarket to stock up on patties on the way to the station of course!(can't get them up here).

In summing up, a great night with great music and great people and if you're able to reach Leeds when there's a CC&DC dance on then you've got to go, it's like how dance used to run back in the day!

Big respects to CC&DC once again for the hospitality and chance to play some tunes.

Respect

Gordon
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Postby Ekki » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:30 am

Thanks Gordon, much appreciated!
Sounds like you had a real good time and played some great tunes!

But I'm off to bed now...
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Postby CC » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:33 pm

Thanks for the post GG.
Yes indeedy a good night all round. Was great having Gordon on hand as it gave me time to circulate AND go outside for a Image
Look forward to doing it again.

Grumpy-never mind ..maybe next time. Don't fotrget..there's always a space for you at ours if you can't get back, can't guarantee the fry up though :D
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Postby Anonymous » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:09 pm

You forgot about the "Ronnie" thing! :D

Okay, DC is notoriously bad at remembering peoples' names.

I was expecting him to call me George or something, but he came out with Ronnie lol!

And that was before anyone had a Imagetoo!

Respect

Gordon
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Postby CC » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:16 pm

gordon wrote:You forgot about the "Ronnie" thing! :D

Okay, DC is notoriously bad at remembering peoples' names.

I was expecting him to call me George or something, but he came out with Ronnie lol!

And that was before anyone had a Imagetoo!

Respect

Gordon


Hahaha...yeah he's hopeless. Methinks that's why he calls me baby!
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Postby Grumpy » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:33 pm

Oh no! What did I miss? That sounds a killer couple of sets, Gordon (or should I say Ronnie). Excuse me while I bang my head against this computer screen in anguish at my loss.

Thanks for the invite, Colette, but unless the fry-up contains black pudding and cumberland sausage I shall really feel compelled to decline.
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Postby jb welda » Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:30 am

that whole lot of tunes on the remade stop that train/return riddim is great...shaggy is one of the better ones but morgan heritage and voice mail have killer cuts of it too. its my favorite of the year.

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