THE TRIP SESSION 100 WITH VINTAGE VINYL AT MILK, READING ON 27/7/13
Well we finally made it to the big one double o, after over 7,00 tunes
being played at this night over the last 8 years. The bar was very full all
evening, and every one was given a free cd., with excellent design by Ralph
Solly. Chris Gale of internet radio READING4U, was on hand to broadcast the
last three hours live on the station, and as such I was in more of a chatty
mood than usual! The plot where it existed, was for once not to take
requests, but just to play some of the most played/requested tunes over the
years. However a last minute idea by myself to play nothing but seven inch
singles during the first hour and a half, seemed to work well, as I really
do not play enough sevens. Andrew Carlin, of TRACKS and GROOVES, on the last
Thursday at MILK, was on hand to drop a few of my tunes to give me a short
break, and I dashed off after the session to play a short set elsewhere. The
Milk staff also made an excellent job of displaying a large wall display for
the evening. Photos of the night are on MILKS and my own facebook pages. I¹m
Jim B. Donovan. Plus the recording is on mixcloud-jim b. Donovan, which is
not quite up to standard, as the evening very nearly did not get recorded at
all, but thanks to Chris's skills was rescued. The next session is on
SATURDAY AUGUST 31st with a really extra special freebie for all those
attending. The following session on SEPTEMBER 28th, will be a funk and soul
special to big up another gig I am involved in locally in October. Thanks
again to all of you who chatted with me about the night, you have made a
happy man very old! BCNU-Hopefully JIM
KING GEORGE---I¹M GONNA BE SOMEBODY SOMEDAY, from 1967 for the new royal babe.
BOOKER T.---TIME IS TIGHT, classic theme used on tv.
R. DEAN TAYLOR---SHADOW, r. dean big ups shadow, before he was born!
STEREOLAB---MISS MODULAR, lovely 'loungeindiejazz'
IAN BROWN---F.E.A.R., the man with a much played tune.
REM---SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE, for all those who came early, and stayed.
CHAKA KHAN/RUFUS---A'INT NOBODY, early chaka.
BLONDIE---RAPTURE, this one gave a really big early push to hip hop.
RARE EARTH---I JUST WANNA CELEBRATE, played for me, reaching 100.
ERIC B./RAKIM---PAID IN FULL, I think I have!
ENYA---ORINOCHO FLOW/SAIL AWAY, gentle one to suit the vibe.
BEATLES---STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER, with the 'trick' ending.
WATERBOYS---WHOLE OF THE MOON, for shelagh, bless her.
ANDY AND THE SOUL PACKERS---SUMMERTIME, great funk version.
PAUL SIMON---YOU CAN CALL ME AL, for ralph.
PEGGY LEE---I'M A WOMAN, for me!
CAROL LEE SCOTT---A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE, the tune that I helped get issued on seven.
MILES DAVIS---TIME AFTER TIME, my man.
JULEE CRUSE---ROCKIN¹ BACK INSIDE MY HEART, twin peaks classic.
THE MESSENGERS---CALIFORNIA SOUL, the original as used by shadow.
BONNIE TYLER---TOTAL ECLIPSE OF MY HEART, no comment!
ROY BUDD---GET CARTER, film themes always get on.
RAMSEY LEWIS---LES FLEUR, charles stepney magic.
GARBAGE---MILK, our theme, played when I thought the evening was about to go out live, except it didn't.
CYMANDE---BRA, sampleurs delight.
BLACKALICIOUS---SWAN LAKE, INSTRUMENTAL, with dj shadow.
AVALANCHES---SINCE I MET YOU- LP SIDE ONE, to fill out some time to get us to going live on internet radio!
CHOCOLATE MILK---TIME MACHINE, normally my second tune, what the night is all about!
SUPREMES---HIGH ENERGY, lovely flowing cult disco from the mid 70's.
OMAR---THERE¹S NOTHING LIKE THIS, possibly not in merchants place anyway.
ROY AYERS---EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE, for the weather.
LEO'S SUNSHIPP---GIVE ME THE SUNSHINE, and another.
GROVER WASHINGTON---INNER CITY BLUES, great jazz take on marvin.
GENERAL SAINT/CLINT EASTWOOD---ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, first reggae of the night.
SLITS---I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, great punk version.
GARBAGE---MILK, at last at 9.00 we go live.
Q. TIP/MAW---I AM THE BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, the hip hop cut
ROTARY CONNECTION---I AM THE BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, the original
GINO LATINO---WELCOME, to you all and a packed bar.
EPMD---STRICTLY BUSINESS, what I am not good at!
FREDDIE HUBBARD/AL JARREAU---LITTLE SUNFLOWER, lovely summery vibe to this jazzer.
GEORGE BENSON---THE WORLD IS A GHETTO, latino jazzer.
MARLENA SHAW---CALIFORNIA SOUL, the better known version.
SHADES---UPSIDE DOWN, off tom middletons trip comp.
MOHAWKS---MONY MONY, ditto.
PHARCYDE---RUNNIN'-DILLA MIX, requested and played for ralph.
RAMSEY LEWIS---SEXY SADIE, second ramsey of the night.
WINSTONS---AMEN BROTHER, with the drum and bass break.
DAFT PUNK---GET LUCKY, my only new one!!!!
MOLOKO---BRING IT BACK, much played classic dancer.
CHIC---GOOD TIMES, from the good old daze of disco.
DE LA SOUL---A ROLLER SKATIN JAM NAMED SATURDAYS, always gets on when the place is jammed.
OLIVER CHEATHAM---GET DOWN SATURDAY NIGHT, to remind us which night it is.
NUYORICAN SOUL/4-HERO---I AM THE BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, our most played.
PETER NICE---HARP OF GOLD, another for Ralph, early drum and bass heaven.
PEPE BRADDOCK---DEEP BURNT, our second most played, thanks to miles donovan.
CHAKA KHAN---I'M EVERY WOMAN, working on it!
RICK NELSON---SUMMERTIME, from the year I first played out!
MILES DAVIS---ALL BLUES, must play to slow things down.
ALICE COLTRANE---GOVINDER JAI JAI, and another much played 'clapper'
KING GEORGE---I'M GONNA BE SOMEBODY SOMEDAY, again.
THE DOORS---RIDERS OF THE STORM, bit short of rock tunes tonight so on goes jim and co.
THE VERVE---BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY, stones sampled.
STONE ROSES---I WANNA BE ADORED, not really!
TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS---FUNKY KINGSTON, only the second reggae tune, sorry.
JOHN COLTRANE---A LOVE SUPREME, supreme.
THE SMITHS---PANIC, hang the dj.
HAWKSHAW---GRANGE HILL THEME, getting towards the end so on go a few film/tv themes.
MECO---STAR WARS, ditto.
MIKE POST---A TEAM THEME, and a final one.
JACKSONS---NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE, after nearly five and a half hours, I can.
BUGS BUNNY---THAT¹S ALL FOLKS, it was.
THE TRIP IS A 'WILLHEMAKEITTOTWOHUNDRED' PRODUCTION, FOR MILK, 2013