THE SCENE CLUB, HAM YARD, LONDON 1963-66 (LP)
Outta Sight / osvlp003
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1. a1: wilbert harrison - let’s stick together
2. a2: lee dorsey - ya ya
3. a3: hank ballard and the midnighters - let’s go, let’s go, let’s go
4. a4: bobby peterson quintet - the hunch
5. a5: willie mae (big mama) thornton - hound dog
6. a6: slim harpo - i got love if you want it
7. a7: howlin’ wolf - you gonna wreck my life
8. a8: willie mabon - got to have some
9. b1: little walter - my babe
10. b2: jimmy reed - ain’t that lovin’ you baby
11. b3: buster brown - fannie mae
12. b4: john lee hooker - boom boom
13. b5: the mar-keys - sack-o-woe
14. b6: ike & tina turner - a fool in love
15. b7: bunker hill - hide & go seek, part 1
16. b8: gary (u.s.) bonds - dear lady twist
Exzellenter Tribut-Sampler an den legendären Rhythm & Blues-DJ Guy Stevens aus dem Londoner Szeene-Club, der Mitte der 1960 er Jahre als Nr. 1 Hotspot für amerikanischen R&B im Westend galt. 16 Klassiker aus seiner Playlist, featuring Howlin Wolf, Slim Harpo, Lee Dorsey, John Lee Hooker, Ike & Tina Turner, Jimmy Reed, u.v.a.
The Scene Club was the epicentre of the R&B boom. You had the best of the white R&B bands, you had Guy Stevens playing black music on Monday nights and you had black artists coming over, the whole thing coalesced in the Scene Club. - Norman Jopling
OUTTA SIGHT pay homage to the original R&B maverick, and British music industry innovator, Guy Stevens with 16 original tracks culled from the DJs ‘Scene Club’ playlist.
When R&B fanatic Guy Stevens was given the Monday night dead spot at the tiny basement club in Ham Yard, R&B and the embryonic Mod scene, came of age. The former city insurance broker had acquired a formidable black American record collection and he was intent on spreading his R&B gospel to the ‘in’ crowd.
The Scene Club quickly established itself as the place to be seen and the place to see the coolest ‘faces’ in town. It was also THE no.1 spot in the West End to hear the very best that American R&B had to offer courtesy of Stevens who span the discs from his raised, temple-like, DJ booth packed with 45s, 78s and LPs.
Here, we present an authentic sounbite from the early days of the club that would shape the UK soul scene.
(added: 2015-12-16 14:00:51 )