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Larmer Tree Party: October 2000

Larmer Tree Party: October 2000

Playing tracks by

The headhunters, Dick Hyman, The JB's, Marva Whitney, Cymande and more.

A funk set from back in the year 2000.. I had been invited to DJ for the Larmer Tree Festival's annual party after success at the Festival that year. This was back before Club Larmer had really started at the festival, and was just an idea. This gig happened with the most minimal and basic equipment, so the mixing is a bit wobbly (but to be honest, my sets often are!).

I like this set, as it includes some brilliant tunes like Curtis Mayfield's "We Got To Have Peace", and some unusual choices: "Handa Wanda" (if you have not heard of the Wild Magnolias before, check them out; they were from New Orleans, dressed like red Indians and played a special brand of Mardi Gras funk), Dick Hyman's mad version of of James Brown's "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" and Sir Joe Quarterman's "Find Yourself", plus Ray Barretto's Latin-style cover of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise".

As far as I remember, I DJ'd there each year from 2000-2007 (despite the listings on the Larmer website)