10.03.08 Asbury Park 45 Sessions Recap

The latest edition of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions kind of creeped up on us, and like that, it was gone. However, that’s not to say that it wasn’t a good night. We had a great guest set played by The 45 Killer, who played African Funk that was just plain ridiculous. We had the Devil Dick throwing out an all 45 Hip Hop set and finishing up with the 2 Live Crew. We had Larry from Funky 16 Corners hitting hard with some Soul and drum breaks. We had Prime Mundo making them dance, M.Fasis working a great Carol King cover with the original to start his set, Lou Bluewater killing it from end to end with the new and old Funk, and I played some Rock breaks and finished up with some fun Funky stuff. This night has really turned into something special, and I thank all who came out, Djed, and all who have patient with the non returned phone calls and e mails throughout the last couple of months. I appreciate the understanding. That being said, here are some photos of the night, as well as the set lists. More sets as they come in. Keep Diggin’!

DJ Prestige Set List
ROCK SET

Black Sabbath – Changes/ WB
Mountain – Mississippi Queen/ Windfall
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak ’74/ Mercury
Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel The Noize/ Pasha
Billy Squier – The Big Beat/ Capitol
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman/ London
Aerosmith – Dream On/ Columbia
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog/ Atlantic
Van Halen – You Really Got Me/ WB

FUNK & SOUL SET

Cannonball Adderly Quintet – Walk Tall/ Capitol
Delores Ealy – Delores is Back with Jerome and his Band/ Rejoint
Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window/ Parrot
James Brown – Make It Funky Part 1./ Polydor
Detroit Sex Machines – Rap It Together/ Soul Track
Hugh Boynton – Funky Grasshopper/ Lanor
Sugar Billy – Super Duper Love Part 1/ Fast Track
Lee Moses – Time and Place/ Front Page
Smoove – Big Balls/ RK45
Little Hooks with Ray Nato and the Kings – Give the Drummer Some More/ Enjay
Mad Dog & the Pups – Funkey Monkey/ Magic City
Nu-Sound Express – Ain’t It Good Enough/ Silver Dollar x2
Marvin Holmes & the Uptights – Ooh Ooh the Dragon/ Uni
Billy LaMont – Sweet Thing/ 20th Century
The Maskman & the Agents – Love Bandito/ Dynamo
The Magnificent Freedom – Fuck Off and Leave Me Alone/ Our Label
The Latin Souls – The Party Is Over/ Kapp



Funky 16 Corners Set List

Mighty Hannibal – Jerkin’ the Dog (Shurfine)
Don Covay – Sookie Sookie (Atlantic)
Lee Moses – Day Tripper (Musicor)
Eddie Holland – Leaving Here (Motown)
Henry Lumpkin – Soul Is Takin’ Over (Buddah)
Billy Davis – Stanky Get Funky (Cobblestone)
Chuck Bernard – Indian Giver (Satellite)
Woody Carr – Peace Dance (Jerden)
Bill Sha-Rae – Let’s Do It Again (Triple B)
Jerry O – The Funky Chicken Yoke (Boo-Ga-Loo)
Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers – I Gotta Go Now (Up On the Floor) (Like)
Roy Lee Johnson – Boogaloo #3 (Josie)
Shadows of Knight – Shake (Team)
Barbara Banks – River of Tears (Veep)
Marvelettes – I’ll Keep On Holding On (Tamla)
Jean Wells – With My Love and What You’ve Got (Calla)
R. Dean Taylor- There’s a Ghost In My House (VIP)
Darrell Banks – Our Love Is In the Pocket (Revilot)
Lee Dorsey – Four Corners Pt1 (Amy)
NY Jets – The Funky Chicken (Tamboo)
Exotics – Boogaloo Investigator (Excello)
Roger & the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)

DJ M.Fasis Set List


DJ Bluewater Set

Soul Excitement – Stay Together – (Kay-Dee)
Slim and The Soulful Saints – Fish Head – (CAL)
Eddie Warner – Brutus Drums – (Fat City)
James Brown – Shhhhhhhh For A Little While – (Delta)
Groove Merchants – There’s Got To Be Someone For Me – (Suemi)
Rene Costy – Scrabble – (Dynamite Soul)
Rabbits & Carrots – Expresate – (Vampisoul)
Mighty Dogcatchers – It’s Gonna Be A Mess Pt. 1 – (Tramp)
The Nu Trons – Beat – (Eldee)
Count Yates – At The Soul In Pt. 1 – (New Bag)
Ray Bryant – Up Above The Rock – (Cadet)
Menahan Street Band – Tired Of Fighting – (Dunham)
Illusions – It’s Just An Illusion – (Tramp)


Devil Dick Set List

Intro-Chase – Open Up Wide – Epic
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury
Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock – It Takes Two – Profile
J.J. Fad – Supersonic – Ruthless
Beastie Boys – Paul Revere – Def Jam
Run DMC – Mary Mary – Profile
Ice-T – Colors – Warner Brothers
L.L. Cool J – Going Back to Cali – Def Jam
Biz Markie – Just a Friend – Cold Chillin’
Salt-N-Pepper – Push It – Next Plateau
Newcleus – Jam on It – Sunnyview
Luke featuring 2 Live Crew – Banned in the U.S.A. – Luke Records


Guest Selector 45 Killer dropped some massive African Funk records


DJ Prime Mundo reps Cuba lovely


Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls


DD, The JJB, and Jack the Ripper lounging.

5 responses to “10.03.08 Asbury Park 45 Sessions Recap

  1. indeed it was a very cool night! superb all around!

    thank bluewater for the dvd for me will ya?

    pres, here’s what the devil spun:

    Intro-Chase – Open Up Wide – Epic
    Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury
    Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock – It Takes Two – Profile
    J.J. Fad – Supersonic – Ruthless
    Beastie Boys – Paul Revere – Def Jam
    Run DMC – Mary Mary – Profile
    Ice-T – Colors – Warner Brothers
    L.L. Cool J – Going Back to Cali – Def Jam
    Biz Markie – Just a Friend – Cold Chillin’
    Salt-N-Pepper – Push It – Next Plateau
    Newcleus – Jam on It – Sunnyview
    Luke featuring 2 Live Crew – Banned in the U.S.A. – Luke Records

  2. A little history about the “Soul Excitement” band who recorded “Stay Together” and “Smile” on the Pink Dolphin label in 1969.

    Soul Excitement was a psychedelic funk band out of Newark , New Jersey. The band was originally formed by Clarence (Clay) Drayton, who was the leader and bass player, along with AC Drummer, guitarist, and Paul Cutner, drummer in the year 1968. During the summer of that year they took on a young tenor saxophone player, Roland Washington. The band concentrated primarily on performing songs of the current popular artists of that time with a deep, funky, driving spin on such songs as Stevie Wonder’s, “I Was Made To Love Her”, Parliament Funkadelics, “Good Old Funky Music” and “I Just Want to Testify”, the Temptations, “Runaway Child”. Their repertoire was an endless chain of funky songs. Clay on bass and Paul on drums would always put the band right in the pocket of the groove. AC Drummer would fill the rest with some of the funkiest guitar strokes accented by fuzz and wah-wah.
    The band enjoyed performing as regulars at such places as “The Cheetah” and “Trudy Heller’s” in Manhattan. They were well loved wherever they performed. Soul Excitement also performed as backup band for Dee Dee Warwick, and Linda Jones two oustanding recording artists of that time. They performed on shows opposite the Delfonics, Unifics, Manhattans, Sam and Dave, Joe Tex and many other well known celebrities of that era.
    The band was later joined by Bernard “Captain Hook” Cutner as lead vocalist. His energy and dance moves created an atmosphere that totally captivated audiences. In the fall of 1968, the Soul Excitement appeared live, along with the “Grand Prix Machine” singing group, on Channel 13’s “Soul”, hosted by Ellis Haizlip. Haizlip later commented that until that time, no other performers had ever stirred the audience so much that they began dancing up and down the studio aisles.
    After Captain Hook left the band, Tamy Smith joined as lead vocalist and eventually Paul Settle came aboard on trumpet. Tamy Smith and Clay Drayton are the voices heard singing the lead vocals on “Stay Together”. Tamy is also the lead singer on “Smile”.
    The “Stay Together” and “Smile” 45RPM, unfortunately, was the only recording produced by Soul Excitement. The band dissolved sometime around January or February of 1970.

    Roland Washington – Saxophone (Soul Excitement Band)

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