Hey kids, just gonna be using this page as a kind of online diary and place to rant and rave about anything and everything!
Posts may be a little as and when so don't expect the same kind of consistency you get from professional bloggers. I'm not entirely sure where this will lead us but I figured the site could do with something new and I could do with somewhere to vent spleen from time to time!

Right, introduction over and back to the point.... I was recently asked by a friend for a list of bands from the glory days for him to check out as there is no online A to Z! This led me to starting the other new page on the site 'Artists'. It's probably gonna take the rest of my days to get that list finished but it keeps me off the streets. Anyway, I remembered the old MySpace page from 2005 and before the site was started so here it is for you all. All these bands are seriously worth checking out and most can be found on the early mixes I made over on the players.

 

 'WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' ------- THE VERY FINEST FUNKY SOULBRUTHAS AND SISTAHS: The Bamboos, The Sound Stylistics, The Mohawks, Breakestra, The New Mastersounds, Earl Van Dyke, The Bar-Kays, Ann Sexton, Ohio Players, Danny Woods, Freeman &; Blackrock, Gladys Knight &; The Pips, Bettye Swan, Otis Redding, Al Greene &; The Soul Mates, Archie Bell &; The Drells, Phil Upchurch Combo, The Artwoods, Lonnie Lester, Aaron Neville, Dave Pike &; His German Set, Rasputins Stash, Sam &; Dave, Eddie Purrell, The Meters, Sir Mack Rice, Patti Austin, The Last Poets, Eloise Laws, Lefties Soul Connection, Act III, The Endeavors, Charles Wright, The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Otis Smith, The Whatnauts, Willie &; The Mighty Magnificents, Rosey Jones, The Originals, The Frank Popp Ensemble, The Showstoppers, The Cherry People, Greenfinger, New Jersey Kings, Mother Earth, Corduroy, Galliano, James Taylor Quartet, New Jersey Kings, Simon Bartholomew, Parliament, Talbot &; White, Young Disciples, Spirit Of Atlanta, Jamiroquai, The Temptations, Lord Large, Lonnie Liston Smith, Joe Tex, Anglo, Johnny Harris, Del Larks, The Blackbyrds, Mr Floods Party, JadesBooker T &; The MG's, Milton Floyd, Velvet Hammer, Tom Scott &; The LA Express, Bobby Womack, Curley Moore &; The Cool Ones, Eddie Floyd, The Showmen, Andre Williams &; The Out Of Sighters, William Bell, Betty Wright, Billy Butler &; The Enchanters, Baby Huey &; The Babysitters, The Commodores, Richard ‘ Groove’ Holmes, James Knight &; The Butlers, The Drapels, Fabulous Originals, The Isley Brothers, Jeanne &; The Darlings, Larry Williams, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, The Mar-Keys, Rufus Thomas, The TSU Tornadoes, Bobby Byrd, Little Richard, The Dynamites, The Fantastics, George Carrow, Jimmy McGriff, Lou Courtney, The 24 Carat Black, Della Reese, Marvellows, Freddie King, The Gaturs, Joe Quarterman &; Free Soul, Lou Edwards &; Todays People, Van McCoy, Virginia Wolves, Bill Withers, Denise Laselle, James Brown, Sly &; The Family Stone, The Brand New Heavies, Sharon Jones &; The Dap Kings, Billy Paul, Marvin Holmes &; The Uptights, Young Holt Trio, The Chi-Lites, David Batiste &; The Gladiators, Harold Melvin &; The Blue Notes, Eddie Bo, Joe Thomas, Lightnin’ Rod, Betty Harris, Darondo, Maceo &; All The Kings Men, Moody Scott, Earths Delight, J Hines &; The Boys, Captain Hammond, Mr. C &; Funck Junction, A.A.B.B, Juggy, Little Royal, Willie Hobbs, The Impressions, James Boys, David Newman, Jimmy Smith, Al Robinson, Lee Dorsey, Merryweather, Soul Tornadoes, Woody Herman, Little Hooks With Ray Nato &; The Kings, Chuck Edwards, Gil Scott Heron, Accents, Andy Lewis, The Naturall Band, Willie Mitchell, Excuses, Sugarmen 3, World Column, Geraldo Pino, Barry White, Wendy Rene, Shirley Ellis, The Admirations, Earth Wind &; Fire, The Second Amendment Band, King Curtis, Bobby Taylor &; The Vancouvers, Betty Wright, Billy Preston, Unlimited Four, Floyd Newman, Jerry O, The Hit Pack, Eddie Floyd, The Flamingos, Grant Green, 100 Proof, The Stealers, The Woo Woo’s, Junior Walker &; The All Stars, Lee Bates, Turley Richards, C.L. Blast, Jackie Wilson, Sugar Billy, Johnny Copeland, The Blackbyrds, Don Covey, The Brothers Johnson, Gi Gi, Linda Lyndell, Delia Gartrell, Linda Jones, Barbara Lynn, Marie Queenie Lyons, Honey Cone, Monica, Laura Lee, Betty Moorer, The Staple Singers, Vicki Anderson, Nina Simone, Donnie Elbert,The Players, Jimmy Frazier,Johnny Teupen, Derek Martin, The Monitors, Lee Moses, Bobby Lester, Melvin Sparks, Babara Lynn, Jon Lucien, John Gary Williams, Shane Martin,The Artistics, Vontastics, Ricky Hodges & The Vibrations, The King Bees, Frankie ‘Love Man’ Crocker, The Crusaders,The Temptations, Mistura, The Vibrations, Frankie & The Spindles,Alvin Cash & The Scott Bros Orchestra, Manu Dibango, Junior Mance, Sunny & The Sunliners,Johnny Jones & The King Casuals, Mayfield Players, Mighty Flea, Lonnie Smith, Willie Mitchell, Wendell Harrison, Baracudas, Leon Haywood, Mongo Santamaria, The JB’s,Charles Wright & The 103rd St. Rhythym Band, The Backyard Heavies, Barma The Village Poet, Merryweather, Funkadelic, Jackie Lee, Jimmy Caravan, Herbie Hancock,Birtha, Nuyorican Soul, Sod, Tim Maia, Masters Of Ceremony, Snoop Dogg, Soul Set, Urban Quest,The Apples, Incognito, Bootsy Collins, Cyamande, Guru, Erykah Badu, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, War and many many more... plus.......................................................... THE ALL IMPORTANT MODMOTHERS AND FATHERS: Lord Briscoe,Lynn Tait & The Jets, Alton Ellis, The Ethiopians, Derrick Morgan, The Minstrels, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Symarip, The Reggae Boys, Dave & Ansil Collins, Alton Ellis, The Pioneers, Harry J All Stars, The Upsetters, The Pioneers, Barrington Spence, The Slickers, Junior Murvin,The Times, The Jolt, Small World, Montana’s, The Teenbeat, Moving Sidewalks, Shots, Jimmy Smith, Scene,Curtis Mayfield, The Four Tops, Arthur Conley, Geno Washington, James Brown, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, Dean Parrish, Wilson Pickett, Freda payne, The Kingsmen, The Isley Brothers, The Velvettes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Eddie Floyd, Small Faces, The Kinks, Paul Weller, The Beatles, The Killermeters, The Who, Kick, The Creation, The Moment, The Jam, The Quik, The Kravin A’s, The Chords, The Spencer Davies Group, Mood Six, Makin’ Time, Back To Zero, The Bird, The Sapphires, The Paramounts, Kim D, The Zombies, Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, Scarlet Party etc.etc.etc...and....... a lot of swirley psychedelical interesting types!