I’ve been in a bit of a dilemma over this Friday’s post. It being Christmas party season, (L is away to another one tonight), do I post a banging house track which hopefully people will like or do I go for something cheesy which will definitely put a smile of folks coupons? Or play it straight with an out and out northern dancer.
I really couldn’t decide, so I’ve decided to give you a choice, well it is Christmas after all.
Firstly, a bit of cheese. This is another of those Oxfam Music finds. It is a white label in a plain white sleeve, with the words “Kenny Dope Gonzalez mix of Shirley Bassey Light My Fire, Tune!!!” scrawled on it. I got it home and played the Gonzalez mix, which is good but the belter is on the other side. Not beingt hat familiar with Dame Shirl’s back catalogue I consulted the oracle that is Discogs where I discovered the song is called Where Do I Begin and the remix is by The Away Team, echoes of The Day Before You Came for me.
Shirley Bassey – Where Do I Begin (Away Team mix)
Track two is by Jersey Street and was released on the Glasgow Underground label in 2001. An absolute stormer of a deep house tracks with great horns, for some reason it reminds me of the Ballistic Brothers
Jersey Street – Born Again (classic vocal)
To finish with we have a track which is up there with the best northern soul tracks ever. Number 34 in the Northern Soul Top 500. If you’ve heard it and can’t quite place it, it was used last year in a slightly bastardised version in an ad for a credit card. Here it is in its original, should not be tampered with form.
Don Thomas – Come On Train