Slow Grind Fever Mix #39! This months mix has it all, from the filthy skronked out opener by Ervin Rucker to suprise appearances by both Cher and Tom Jones, to an early one from "Lil" Willie West (he's not Lil any more but he's still making fantastic records, you should all get a hold of his superb "Lost Soul" LP on Timmion Records from 2014). Enjoy it and spread them good slow vibes around... x
In celebration, of our special SLOW GRIND FEVER meets JAZZ PARTY event, I've put together a little mix of guitary slow grinders for all you horn players out there to jam over the top of! Darcy McNulty from JAZZ PARTY has overdubbed some soprano sax and a couple other saxes over the first one. Record yourselves playing horns (or congas or whatever you want) over one or all of the others and send them in, we'll post up the best ones!
Two of Melbourne's most beloved cult dance parties, SLOW GRIND FEVER and JAZZ PARTY, come together for a woozy BYO bacchanal in Fitzroy's grand Russian House ballroom. Slip a bottle of wine or whisky into your coat pocket and enter a smoke filled netherworld of languid rhythms, indolent dancers and general wantonness.
The JAZZ PARTY band and their special guests will keep the pace swinging at a steady slow-burn, while the SLOW GRIND FEVER DJs dig into their stash of original mid-century 45s and 78s to select the slowest, sleaziest, sweetest, swingingest jazz, blues, soul and popcorn sounds, all night long.
This is a special one-off event and tickets are limited to 150, so don't play yourself...
SLOW GRIND FEVER meets JAZZPARTY
Saturday August 27th @ Russian House, 114 Greeves St, Fitzroy
9pm til late
One of our best mixes yet! My side features some nice moody popcorn and the most up to date song we've ever featured, a brand new slow jam from Melbourne heartbreakers Sugar Fed Leopards that hasn't even been released yet (coming out in August at the 4-Way Split 7" EP Launch! Richie1250 & the Brides of Christ Sugar Fed Leopards TEK TEK Ensemble Empat Lima).
Our special guest Miss Ritzy chose a couple of killer 40s jazz and vocal group numbers, a couple of classic 50s slow dancers and a sultry Julie London number.
Our other special guest Jim Dandy made my day by starting his side with Fats Domino singing "I'm In The Mood For Love" coming off a nice clean 78, boy that sounds nice.
And Pierre closes it out with anothe magic record from Percy Mayfield, fast becoming the most popular artist on these slow grind mixes!
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And don't forget, tickets are on sale NOW for our SLOW GRIND FEVER MEETS JAZZ PARTY event at the end of August. Don't stooge yourself and miss out...
If I can see through all the smoke, i'll see you on Saturday night!
A heap of hot ones from me and Miss Monica! Dig it over on the MIXES page...
This months mix starts with a record surely conjured in some fevered slow grind dream, a spooky rockabilly popcorn doo-woper about a woman haunted by the intensity of a supernatural sexual encounter that cannot be matched by mortal man. We also got some barbadian balladry, some wailing Roy Head, some chicago blues and a deep detroit lost classic at the close...
See you on saturday xxx