Here we are again. another dose of unsung heroes from the past. All the tunes on here (bar possibly the opening tune) will be well known by the rockabilly world. However to those of you who have recently become. or are about to be infatuated with this music you are now holding a compilation of some of the rarest and desirable tunes known to the serious collectors
Here we are again, another dose of unsung heroes from the past. All the tunes on here (bar possibly the opening tune) will be well known by the rockabilly world. However to those of you who have recently become, or are about to be infatuated with this music you are now holding a compilation of some of the rarest and desirable tunes known to the serious collectors.
Little Edith and Keb Darge have now left London, and are pushing this music in the clubs of South East Asia, and Japan.
The legendary out-spoken Scotsman has been around the Northern soul & funk scene since the start and began his career as a dancer. As soon as he had enough money together he started collecting and buying Northern Soul in the UK, during regular trips to the US and was starting to play around the Wigan area at the heyday of The Casino. By 1981 he had gained a respectful reputation as a DJ. He moved to London at the age of 22 and decided to start living a normal life and quit DJ'ing, but was quickly playing Northern-soul again due to heavy demand by old Wigan promoters. He brought the scene to London and drew the Northern punters that had moved to London after the Wigan scene dissolved. After a few years, the Northern scene faded, Keb sold his music collection but he still had a loft filled with 'junk' music (according to himself) that he had picked up in the states that was to-be classified as "Deep Funk" later on.
In 1996 BBE and Keb Darge teamed up to start releasing the now infamous Deep Funk and Funk Spectrum series that spawned a whole host of imitators. Today he holds two weekly spots at the club (Legendary Deep Funk Fridays / Lost & Found Saturdays, where he focuses on his current passion - underground 50's music), travelling around the world DJ'ing, and running the label Kay Dee Records with Kenny Dope.
He has achieved legendary status by far with a 40's to 70's musical knowledge second to none that is perfectly reflected on his BBE compilations.
TRACK LISTING CD:
1. The Skee Brothers - While Im Away
2. The Excels - Let's Dance
3. The Braves - Woodpecker Rock
4. Jimmy Grubbs - Let's Rock To-Night
5. Jackie Gotroe - Lobo Jones
6. Bobby Lollar with Pete Beaver's Band - Bad Bad Boy
7. The Swanks - Ghost Train
8. The Tempests - Lemon Lime
9. Larry Donn - Honey-Bun
10. Don Willis - Boppin' High School Baby
11. Rockin Continentals - 2-3-4
12. The Catalinas - The Catalina Push
13. Bob Vidone & The Rhythm Rockers - Untrue
14. Hank LeGault - I Knew
15. Bobby Lawson - If You Want My Love
16. DeaconAnd The Rock & Rollers - I Don't Wanna Leave
17. Allen Page - She's The One That Got It
18. Rhythm Rockers - Madness
19. The Shandells - Gorilla
20. Bryan "Legs" Walker With His Walkin' Talkin' Sax - Trick or Treat
21. Dubb Pritchett And The Rock-A-Taires - Five O'Clock Hop
(added: 2012-07-05 10:49:05 )