This show was 2nd in the global oldies chart, 3rd in the global northern soul chart, 6th in the global classics chart, 16th in the global old school chart and 32nd in the global soul chart.
A round-up of the vinyl I've bought to play at Great Big Kiss over the last few months. Kicking off with a 45 I've been after for a couple of years - "Can't You See (You're Losing Me)" by Mary Wells - we glide from irresistible northern soul - "By Yourself" by Jay D Martin, "Jeanette" by Wade Flemons, and "Your Personality" by Jackie Lee - to girl group brilliance - "Love Is The Only Answer" by The Lollipops and "In Your Spare Time" by Cindy Scott - and storming r&b - "I Can't Stand It" by The Soul Sisters and "Can't Chance A Break Up" by Ike & Tina Turner. We round off with two Yardbirds-related songs - "For Your Love" and Brenda Lee's version of "What'd I Say", featuring Jimmy Page - and then raise a cheer for the opening of the night tube, with "Night Train" by James Brown. All aboard!
The next Great Big Kiss is at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1, on Sat Sept 10th, 9pm-3am. More info: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html