So here we are, in the third year of the Asbury Park 45 Sessions, and coincidentally the third year of Flea Market Funk. I couldn’t do it without the people who support my DJ nights and of course the great DJs I get to DJ beside at these gigs. This last installment of the 45 Sessions brought out the best in everyone, and of course the crates and music were, to put it bluntly: heavy. There were a lot of old faces in the crowd, but plenty of new faces as well, who were astonished that we were all just spinning 45’s. You see, even though this music is old, it’s the foundation for all of the music today, and it still kicks ass. Every DJ who spun played some sort of record that has been sampled, sometimes even more than once. Funny thing is, a lot of these records don’t get the respect they deserve. That’s where we come in. DJ Bluewater again impressed with great stuff, including a Pete Rock sampled 45, The Ambassadors (Let’s Straighten It Out! What!) to close out his set. Funky 16 Corners Larry Grogan brought out his Beauty Hardcase full of goodies and was nothing less than fantastic. Special Guest selector Devil Dick hit everyone HARD with the record of the night: African Music Machine’s “Tropical”. DJ Prime Mundo threw in a great Reggae version of “I’m Your Puppet”. M.Fasis and I tag teamed the closing portion of the sessions with some uptempo Soul, James Brown Disco Funk joints, and Barbara St. Clair. Shout out to DJ Andy Smith for turning me on to Jackie Beavers “Mr. Bumpman”, which brought down the dance crowd. All in all, a great night! I’m looking forward to the next sessions for sure. Here’s some photos from the night and set lists as they come in. Keep Diggin’!
DJ Prestige Setlist (a 4 on 4 Tag Team Set with M.Fasis)
Wilson Pickett – Mama Told Me Not To Come/ Atlantic
The Vibrettes – Humpty Dump/ Lujon
James Brown – Bodyheat Part 1/ Polydor
Mophono – The Shuffle/ CB Records
Herbie Hancock – Bringing Down the Birds (B Boy Edit)/ MGM
Stevie Wonder – Uptight/ Tamla
Gus “The Groove” Lewis – Let The Groove Move You/ Tou-Sea
King Rubin and the Counts – Cow Peas/ Top Pop
Barbara St. Clair – Teacherman/ Soul 7
Jackie Beavers – Mr. Bumpman/ Buddah
The Isley Brothers – Fight The Power/ T-Neck
Etta James – Out On the Street, Again/ Chess
Ground Hog – Bumpin’/ Gemico
Maceo & the Macks – Soul Power ’74/ People
DJ Prime Mundo Setlist
the wallace brothers – woman, hang your head in shame (jewel)
freddie scott – run joe (shout)
grover washington jr. – mister magic (kudu)
lonnie liston smith – expansions (flying dutchman)
the rising sun – feel it (kingston)
alvin robinson – down home girl (red bird)
myron e & the soul investigators – cold game (now again)
jimmy london – i am your puppet (jama)
syl johnson – let them hang high (twinight)
black ivory – surrender (today)
mophono – groovin’
the soul cop – i keep coming back for more (norfolk int.)
ella washington – fragile (sound stage)
cinnamon suns – funkapy (ida)
M.Fasis as Skills looks on.
Funky 16 Corners bringing it as usual.
Devil Dick aka Big Papi doing it to death.
Devil Dick Setlist
Jimmy Norman – I Don’t Love You No More – Little Star
Tommy G and the Charms – I Know What I Want – Hollywood
Little Ben and the Cheers – Brown Eyed Devil – Rush
Bobby Moore’s Rhythm Aces – Go Ahead and Burn – Checker
Hollis Floyd – Black Poncho Is Coming – Silloh
Godfrey Daniel – Dance to the Music – Atlantic
The Johnny Otis Show – The Watts Breakaway – Epic
Brooklyn People – “Wreck” – Cheri
King Curtis and the Kingpins – Whole Lotta Love – Atlantic
African Music Machine – Tropical – Soul Power
Jack Ashford & the Sound of Detroit – Do the Choo Choo (Part 1)
Rimshots – Do What You Feel – Stang
Inez Foxx – Circuit’s Overloaded – Volt
Little Jimmy Taylor – What You Need Is A Ball – Galaxy
Lou Donaldson – Sassy Soul Strut – Blue Note
DJ Bluewater Straightening It Out.
Old School Asbury Park Crew: Sinner, Rueben, Skills, Prestige.
Trades and sales…who’s buyin’?
See You in March!