For those that don't know, Jazz was half of the team that brought us the pheonominal "Africa Brazil" night in the Pavillion, which focused on music from (you guessed it) Africa and Brazil. He ran it successfully with his digging partner Jeremy Murphy for over 6 months, bringing some amazing DJs to Cork along the way including legendary afro-beat collector and dealer, Frank Gossner.
Open minded music fans all over the city were disappointed when the boys announced they were putting the night on hold while they went traveling. Jeremy ended up (fittingly enough) in Brazil while Jazz stuck a little closer to home, by going to Manchester.
He's been good enough to do a whole feature for the blog based around Beatin'Rhythm Records, a local Manchester shop that specialises in the little things that this blog is all about. Plenty of excellent photos, a few words and a great mix made completely from 45's he's picked up in the shop.
Big thanks to you Sir! Hope to see you back around these parts soon...
Tucked in a back street of Manchester's scruffy but vibrant Northern Quarter lies every diggers Aladdin's Cave.
The walls are stacked floor to ceiling with thousands of original 45's of funk, soul, gospel, doo wop, jazz, breaks, psych and more.
The store has been going in one form or another since 1990 and has been in its current location since October.
The owners Carl and Derek are seriously knowledgeable and the customers are mostly made up of an older crowd. This being the North of England there is a fairly heavy Northern Soul connection here with some 45's going for up to £500. You don't need to rob the bank to shop here though as the prices are really spread around. As well as the usual genres there are a couple of great sections for diggers. Wonderful One Offs, Breakbeats and Future Samples are where I tend to rummage through every Saturday morning. Carl reviews lots of the tunes and his write ups are just a blast (Check photo below).
As we are all aware record shops nowadays are struggling, so to come to a city and find a shop only selling 98% OG 45 stock - and surviving is a joy.
The mix here is of tunes bought in Beatn'Rhythm - all OG's except where you see this (R)
Enjoy and if any of you find yourselves this way give me a shout because there are other vinyl gems around this city..
1 Peter Sellers - A drop of the Hard Stuff (Parlophone)
2 Les McCann - Spanish Onions ( Audition)
3 Cal Tjader - The Fakir (Verve)
4 Gabor Szabo - Spellbinder (Impulse)
5 Latimore - Stormy Monday (Glades)
6 Nina Simone - Central Park Blues - (Bethlem)
7 Benny Goldson - Killer Joe (AM)
8 Wayne Bennett - Casanova ( Giant
9 Booker T - Melting Pot (Stax)
10 African Music Machine - Black Water Gold ( Soul Power)
11 Joe Cuba - El Pito (Vampi) R
12 Har-You - Welcome to the Party (Jazzman) R
13 The LA Power and Light - Lets Spend Some Time Together (Shake)
14 Jimmy Randolph - Let's Work Together (Rama)
15 Glass Family - Smoke Your Troubles Away (Ear Hole)
16 Hollywood Persuaders - Drums a go go (Origin)
17 Bob and Earl - Harlem Shuffle (Allied)
18 Mel Torne - Comin home baby ( London Atlantic)