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Thursday, 10 December 2009

Festive Fun at the YOI

Last night was the final Young Offender's Institute at 93 Feet East of 2009, and I played records for a couple of hours, which was great because it was the busiest its been. And to prove we went all festive, here's a load of santas playing round-the-table ping pong...

My theme for the night was covers, and the original artist is in brackets below. I also played a couple of Christmas numbers in my set, which went something like this...

Star Wars theme (this is on a random breaks album that doesn't even list the artists, but it's a funky take on the theme and a good way to kick off the set)
M.B.P. Mix - Light My Fire (The Doors)
Cold Grits - It's Your Thing (The Isley Brothers)
Aretha Franklin - The Weight (The Band)
Booker T & The MG's - Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
Ike & Tine Turner - Come Together (The Beatles)
Idris Muhammad - Express Yourself (Charles Watts & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band)
Booker T & The MG's - Jingle Bells
Allen Toussaint - Tequila (The Champs)
The Carnival - Son Of A Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Archie Bell & The Drells - Knock On Wood (Eddie Floyd)
Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)
Aretha Franklin - Jumpin' Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
The Isley Brothers - Love The One You're With (Stephen Stills)
Cher - Like A Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
The Springfields - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
The Red Hot Chili Peppers - If You Want Me To Stay (Sly & The Family Stone)
Shinehead - Billy Jean (Michael Jackson - and yes, Shinehead spells 'Billie' differently from the original)
The Jezebelles - Tainted Love (Gloria Jones)
The Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly)
Eric Burdon & The Animals - River Deep, Mountain High (Ike & Tina Turner)
Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters - this was the 1968 re-record of his own 1954 version)
Incredible Bongo Band - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones)
Bo Diddley - The Shape I'm In (The Band)
Freedom - Dirty Water (The Standells)
Thee Headcoatees - I Want Candy (The Strangeloves)
Santana - She's Not There (The Zombies)
Aerosmith - I'm Down (The Beatles)
The Beat - Tears Of A Clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles)
The Jam - David Watts (The Kinks)
The Specials - A Message To You Rudy (Dandy Livingstone)
The Clash - I Fought The Law (Sonny Curtis & The Crickets)
Fine Young Cannibals - Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks)
Lissy Trullie - Ready For The Floor (Hot Chip)
Beastie Boys - Bennie & The Jets (Elton John)
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Greensleeves

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