Another installment coming your way. While I have a few minutes to de-stress from what was a very taxing day in the salt mines, I will be posting heavy once again. Not to slight any of the fine guest mixes that have graced this space in recent days (be sure to check ’em all out), but I have a couple of treats to lay on you which will be ready to serve tomorrow. While the pots are simmering, let me bring the next selector in.
As I stated on Monday, this is another special treat for me. For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, you know that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to this cat. When it comes to freeform exercises, no one does it better than the mighty Adam Weatherhead, better known in the land of blog as Diddywah. When he agreed to come on board, I was quite elated and anxious to see what he would bring to the table. Well, as one would guess, he didn’t disappoint. Enough of my rambling on though, let me get right to the heart of the matter and get you to give it up for one of the true veterans…
Having enjoyed Vincent’s tasty treats for quite some time I was honoured to be invited into his kitchen to serve up my own dish.
What you need:
1 Australian soulcover
2 freakbeats, peeled and chopped (preferably European)
2 big N’awlins bangers, sliced
4-5 wheels of modfloorfiller
a large handful of perfectly ripe soulheartbreakers (Northern)
a pinch of freshly grated fratrock
a bunch of originalversions
4-5 tablespoons of funk
Boil the freakbeats for about 10 minutes then drain and toss them in some funk and frat rock. Roast for 15 minutes (or until the freakbeats are golden and the fratrock crispy). Build the bangers, with wedges of soulcover and boiled soulheartbreakers, on plates. Toast one side of The Stroke under a grill then turn over and toast the other side very lightly before placing some modfloorfiller on top. Grill until the modfloorfiller is melting, golden and a little bubbly (careful not to burn The Stroke). Scatter the roast freakbeats and crispy fratrock around your bangers then top with the modfloorfiller covered Stroke. Dress it up and dig in.
The Hombres – Let It Out (Verve Forecast)
Andre Williams – The Stroke (Checker)
The Strangers – California Soul
The Five Du-Tones – Shake A Tail Feather (One Der Ful)
Elvis Presley With The Jordanaires – Spinout (RCA)
The Three Caps – Cool Jerk (Atlantic)
Alvin Robinson – Down Home Girl (Red Bird)
Joe Tex – Papa Was Too (Dial)
Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames – Preach And Teach (Imperial)
J.J. Barnes – Don’t Bring Me Bad News (Ric Tic)
Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper (Groovy)
Timebox – Beggin’ (Deram)
Tom Jones – The Lonely One (Parrot)
Professor Longhair – Big Chief Part 1 (Watch)
Don Fardon – Dreamin’ Room (GNP Crescendo)
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – The Night (Philips)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – Hold Tight! (Fontana)
The Shocking Blue – Hot Sand (Colossus)
Jacques Dutronc – On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Ditrien (Vogue)
The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache (Deram)
Little Royal And The Swingmasters – Razor Blade (Trius)
Richard Berry – Louie Louie (Flip)
Please download and enjoy Cookin’, an mp3 file, 73 MB
Once again, I thank you Diddywah for showing me that the preservation of freeform is not only important, but it’s a way of life…
I’ll be back quickly with some much needed fixes… and Devil Dick just came through a few minutes ago with that patented fuzzed out shit, so get ready for yet another power packed installment of Come On In My Kitchen. I hope you can stand it. As always, have a good day and be safe.
Peace and blessings.