The Funky Cuts
It wasn't till I started going to Goodfoot and Friday Street that I realised there were other music fans who liked and danced to both soul and sixties garage rock. That's Garage as the place where your American dad kept his car and where you kept the drum kit and rehearsed with your friends.
I wasn't too surprised about hearing it at Mod nights as the American bands were very much influenced by the British Invasion particularly the Stones and them who sold them a guitar driven version of black American rhythm and Blues. But Goodfoot played mostly soul, jazz and occasionally some reggae so the garage stuff stood out. Not that i was complaining.
It's had a resurgence recently with the increase in Mod nights but also because legendary DJ Keb Darge has been devoting whole sets and his Soho Radio show to sixties garage. Keb has enthusiatically gone through Northern Soul, Deep Funk and rockabilly. And given that I've played most of my soul collection on Subcity over the years I thought an hour devoted to sixties garage would not go amiss.13:00 - 14:00