Playing tracks by
Johnny Johnson And The Bandwagon, Baby Jean, The Capitols, Ruth Brown, Bobby Garrett and more.
Still buzzing from seeing the magnificent Dexys show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Tuesday, we've decided to make this Great Big Kiss podcast a partial Dexys tribute, featuring three songs that the band covered in the 80s. Opener, "Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache", was covered on the b-side of "Geno"; their version of "The Horse" graced the b-side of "There There My Dear"; and "Seven Days Too Long" was covered on "Searching For The Young Soul Rebels". The band were in dazzling, life-affirming form on Tuesday, and we'll be playing all three of these songs at Great Big Kiss this week!
Elsewhere, there's the usual mixture of northern soul, girl groups and r&b, with a raucous party tune from Link Wray thrown in to stir things up. Some songs we've played at GBK over the last few months, others may be aired for the first time this month.
Great Big Kiss is at the Buffalo Bar on the second Friday of the month.
For more info: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html