Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Rolling Stones - 2120 South Michigan Avenue

 "2120 South Michigan Avenue" is an original instrumental by the Rolling Stones recorded for their second EP Five by Five. It was also released on their second US album 12 X 5 in 1964. Composer credit goes to Nanker Phelge, a title giving credit equally to all members of the band. In the book Rolling with the Stones, Bill Wyman recalls that the composition process started with him playing a bass riff and that the others followed on jamming.
The title refers to the address of the offices and recording studios of Chess Records and Checker Records in Chicago where the five songs for the EP were recorded in June 1964.
AllMusic reviewer Richie Unterberger described the song as a great groovin' original blues-rock jam. The song was originally released at just over two minutes in length, fading early for lack of time available on a conventional EP in 1964. A full length (3:38 minute) version appears on the 1964 West German Decca LP Around And Around, and the 2002 CD re-release of 12 X 5. There is also a rarer second take which has a rougher, more blues-based sound than the better known Five by Five rock-groove version. This version, with its short but distinctive tremolo guitar riff, was under consideration as the title track of an eventually unreleased 1964 blues album.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

PRESSURE DROP!!!!!!!!! LAST NIGHT!!!



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THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT!!! THERE IS NOTHING LIKE HEARING SOME GOOD OLD BOSS REGGAE AT LEVEL 11!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

PRESSURE DROP!!!!!!!!! THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!

ONCE A MONTH IN RVA!!!! COME OUT TO RICHMOND'S ONLY BIG BOSS REGGAE NIGHT!!!THIS MONTH IT WILL BE ON A FRIDAY!!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT!!!! GET READY TO GET UP OFF YOUR FEET AND DANCE TO THAT BIG BOSS REGGAE BEAT!!!!!! FREE!!!!! 100% VINYL! 10PM TIL LAST CALL!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sandpebbles - Love Power



SOULPOWER!!!!!!!!! RVA'S LEGENDARY SOUL PARTY LAST NIGHT!

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GOODTIMES Last night in RVA!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT IT WAS A REAL SMASH!!!!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

MORE SUMMER FUN!!!!

















RESENT SUMMER PHOTO'S











shotgun express - i could feel the whole world turn round

Shotgun Express were a short-lived band, they only stayed together for a few months from late '66 - early '67. Their main importance lies in what the individual members went on to achieve with other groups. Rod Stewart joined ex-Yardbird Jeff Beck in The Jeff Beck Group, Green and Fleetwood were briefly with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers before going on to form Fleetwood Mac, and Bardens was with The Love Affair before forming Village.

Steampacket - Richmond Jazz Festival, excerpts (1965) ONE OF THE FIRST SUPER GROUPS!!!!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

SOULPOWER!!!!!!!!! RVA'S LEGENDARY SOUL PARTY

Tired of summer yet? Not us, we're gonna enjoy it while it lasts. But rain or shine, heat or snow, it always gets hot on the dancefloor of the SOULPOWER dance party at Balliceaux. This month will be no exception, when our guest DJ Lord Thomas will throw down his favorite 60s Soul shakers, suppoted by resident DJs Mr. Felty and DJ Pari. Noble Soul royalty from Norfolk, the Lord is one of the few true Mods in Virginia and host of his own Soul nights in the Five-Cities as well as "Pressure Drop" at Cous Cous. To make this month's party even more sweet, we'll play super rare video footage of obscure 1960s Soul artists on our video beamer. Bring your dance kicks and get your groove on dancing to top notch vintage vinyl from top notch DJs - and as always, it's FREE!