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stag-o-lee



very limited (500 only) 10" lp

Released: 27th Apr 2018

£22.99


On this limited edition 10“ you'll hear tunes the Modernist cherished in the early 60's.

An ultracool mix of danceable Rhythm & Blues, Hammond Jazz, raw electric Blues from labels like Chess and Excello and something that mutated into Soul in the years to come. As there was no proper distribution at the time and one could not fly to the United States to buy records like today (prices for flights were enormous) these tunes could only be heard in Clubs like The Scene or Flamingo spun by forward thinking DJ's like Guy Stevens. Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries, and continues today on a smaller scale. Focused on music and fashion, the subculture has its roots in a small group of stylish London-based young men in the late 1950s who were termed modernists because they listened to Modern Jazz.

the weekend starts here

Tracklist

  1. Sonny Boy Williamson - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
  2. Bobby Freeman - The Mess Around
  3. Booker T. & The MG's - I Can't Sit Down
  4. Oscar Brown Jr. - Sixteen Tons
  5. Marty Lewis - Satisfied With My Lovin'
  6. Bobby Blue Bland - Further On Up The Road
  7. Otis Rush & His Band - Keep On Loving Me Baby
  8. Mose Allison - The Seventh Son
  9. The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Toki's Theme
  10. Nat Kendrick & The Swans - Mashed Potatoes
  11. The Triumphs - Burned Biscuits
  12. Louisiana Red - I Done Woke Up