Monday, June 27, 2011

Jersey City Record Riot! Setlist - June 24th, 2011 12PM - 1PM

The Three Suns - "Volcano" (RCA Victor cat. 47-7416)
Moe Koffman Quartet - "Koko-Mamey" (Jubilee cat. 45-5324)
The Marketts - "Out Of Limits" (Warner Bros. Records cat. 5391)
The Pyramids - "Penetration" (Best cat. 13002)
The Hollywood Tornadoes - "The Gremmie - Part II" (Aertaun cat. 101)
Bobby Kool - "Mole Skin" (Expo Records cat. E-102)
Mr. D. & The Highlights - "Nose Full Of White" (JAS Records cat. JAS 316)
Chicago Cubs Clark St. Band - "Slide" (Chess cat. 2075)
La Bert Ellis - "Batman Theme" (A&M Records cat. 789)
James Brown And The Famous Flames - "I'll Go Crazy" (King cat. 45-6020)
The Ideals - "The Gorilla" (Cortland cat. C-110)
Chuck Danzy - "Git Down" (Nu-Tone Records cat. 532)
The Five Du-Tones - "The Chicken Astronauts" (One-derful! cat. 4824 / 3002)
The Rivingtons - "The Bird's The Word" (Liberty cat. 55553)
Eddie Long - "Mo Jo Workout" (Fun City Records cat. F - 100)
The Mighty Hannibal - "Jerkin' The Dog" (Shurfire Record Productions cat. Record No. 011)
Lowell Fulsom - "Funky Broadway" (Kent cat. K 4535)
Syl Johnson - "Going Back To The Shack" (Twinight Records cat. 118)
Dyke And The Blazers - "Let A Woman Be A Woman - Let A Man Be A Man" (Original Sound cat. OS - 89)
Pigmeat Markham - "Sock It To 'Em Judge" (Chess cat. 2059)
The Ambassadors - "Searchin'" (Sound Stage 7 cat. 45-2607)
Marlena Shaw - "Woman Of The Ghetto" (Cadet cat. 5650)
Marvin Gaye - "You're The Man (Part 1)" (Tamla cat. T 54221F)
Al Green - "Right Now, Right Now" (Hi cat. 45-2177)
Gil Scott - Heron - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (Flying Dutchman cat. FD 26011)
Gary Bartz Ntu Troop - "Drinking Song" (Milestone cat. MS - 701)
Harold Alexander - "Mama Soul" (Flying Dutchman cat. FD 26016)
Buddy Terry - "Babylon (From Awareness Suite)" (Mainstream cat. MRL 5511)
Robert Lowe - "Back To Funk" (Eastbound Records cat. E 624)
Funk Inc. - "Bowlegs" (Prestige cat. Prestige - 754)
Scacy and the Sound Service - "Sunshine Part 1" (Scacy Records cat. HY 2200)
Parliament - "Red Hot Mama" (Invictus cat. Is - 9091)
Irish Coffee - "The Show" (Parrot cat. 45-356)
Hot Soup - "You Took Me By Surprise" (Rama Rama Records cat. RR - 7775)
Chimo - "In The Sea" (Epic cat. 5-10770)

Bikini Beach Blowout! Setlist - Friday, June 24th- 10PM - 4AM

The Ventures - "The Swingin' Creeper" (Dolton Records cat. No. 306)
The Pacers - "Skeeter Dope" (Alley Records cat. 1013)
The Dartells - "Where Do We Stand" (Hanna - Barbera Records (HBR) cat. HBR 457)
The Falcons & Band (Ohio Untouchables) - "Swim" (Lu Pine Productions cat. L-1003)
Don and Dewey - "Jungle Hop" (Specialty cat. 599)
Big Sambo and The House Wreckers - "At The Party" (Eric Records cat. 7003)
Billy 'The Kid' Emerson - "A Dancin' Whippersnapper" (Tarpon Records Inc. cat. 6602)
Joe Arnold, Davis Combo - "Ride The Wind" (2 Spot Records cat. TS-102)
The Coasters - "Teach Me How To Shimmy" (ATCO cat. 45-6219)
Lester Young - "Wobble Time" (Chase Records Co. cat. 1200)
Chubby Checker - "Slow Twistin'" (Parkway cat. P-835)
Hank Ballard And The Mid nighters - "The Float" (King cat. 45-5510)
Herbie Mann - "The Honeydripper" (Atlantic cat. 45-2379)
Scotty McKay and his Orchestra - "Here Comes Batman" (Savannah Sound cat. SS - 501)
Bobby Freeman - "S-W-I-M" (Autumn cat. Record No. 5)
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - "Sock It To Me - Baby" (New Voice Records cat. 820)
The Monkees - "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Colgems cat.66-1002)
The Combinations - "BUMP BALL!" (RCA Victor cat. 47-9482)
Lenny McDaniel & The New Era - "Something Out Of Nothing" (Seven B cat. 7016)
Ruff Francis & The Illusions - "Give Me Mercy" (Essica Records cat. 002)
Mickey Lee Lane - "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney" (Swan cat. s-4222)
The Sonics - "The Hustler" (Etiquette cat. ET - 16)
Small Faces - "Grow Your Own" (Decca cat. F 12317)
Dance The Slurp - The Wildest…The Kookiest…The Grooviest…The Slurpiest (7 Eleven cat. ????)
Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto - "In The Basement - Part 1" (Cadet cat. 5539)
Lorenzo Holden - "The Wig" (Cee-Jam Records cat. CJ-8961)
Panch Villa & The Bandits - "Ain't That Bad" (Symbol Records cat. Record No. 202)
Chet "Poison" Ivey and his Fabulous Avengers - "Shake A Poo Poo" (Tangerine Record Corporation cat. 45-TRC 989)
Billy Stewart - "Summertime" (Chess cat. 14257)
Marsha Gee - "Peanut Duck" (Penniman Records cat. PENN45013)
The Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale - "Robin's Theme" (Tifton cat. 45-125)
The Emperor's - "Karate" (Mala cat. 543)
Charlie Lucas And The Thrillers - "Wonderful Feeling" (Waterbird cat. WB001)
The Blue Rhythm Combo - "Take The Funky Feeling" (Merry Disc cat. M - 51)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Primitive Sound System and SANATON! all weekend Long...

Hello Y'all,
WOW, what a f@#! week I have! On Friday, June 24th from 10PM - 11:30PM I get to spin some Summertime goodness at the Bikini Beach Blowout! Of course I didn't take this gig because I get to play records. Any chance I get to put on a bikini… I AM THERE! Expect an hour and a half of some of my favorite records. After that tsunami I will need to get home and rest up for the Jersey City Record Riot! Yes, another event that must be shouted like Vavoom! I love the Jersey City Record Riot! I always come away with some really cool records and get to hang out with and meet like minded individuals with a serious addiction. Feed that habit. Life is too short to listen to shitty music so know what you like and find it on the ONLY format that maters…vinyl. The Record Riot! is Saturday, June 25th; doors open at 9AM for $20 and admission is FREE after 11AM. THEN, back home to rest up for a SANATON! show where we get to open for one of my favorite bands of the 90's, the Archers of Loaf. Pavement may own this genre but where they went from Progressive to Pop the Archers slowly worked their way from awesome aggressive Punk band to Progressive Pop geniuses. There is no wonder they were not everyone's cup of tea… they were genuinely great and bursting with creativity. Mark and I couldn't be more excited about this show.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Records that should make it to the tables:
Chicago Cubs Clark St. Band - "Slide" (Chess cat. 2075)
The Joe Tex Band - "Chocolate Cherry" (Dial cat. 45-4079)
Moe Koffman Quartet - "Koko - Mamey" (Jubilee cat. 45-5324)
The Three Suns - "Volcano" (RCA Victor cat. 45-7416)
La Bert Ellis - "Batman Theme" (A&M Records cat. 789 (Promotional Copy / Not For Sale))
Robert Lowe - "Back To Funk" (Eastbound Records cat. E 624 (Not For Sale / Wht Label Promo))
Butch Cornell's Trio - Goose Pimples" (Ru-Jac cat. 45-RJ-09)
Renaissance Of Rhythm - "There Is No Time" (RMP cat. DP - 212)
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - "Too Much Time" (Reprise Records cat. REP 1133)
Sonny Crosby - "Smelly Feet" (Chimneyville Records cat. 10217)
Loyce Cotton - "Try It, You'll Like It" (Aquarus Records cat. 1003)
Lyn Tait And The Jets - "Bat Man" b/w "The Joker" (Merritone cat. DSR-FED7-003 (reissue))



Friday, June 24th- 10PM - 4AM

all happening @
Big Sky Works
29 Wythe near N14th in crooklyn (L to Bedford, G to Nassau))

Google Map:,+Brooklyn,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&sll=37.199452,-76.82098&sspn=2.609844,2.537842&z=17

$mall ¢hange and presente - Bikini Beach Blowout!
Soul/Funk/Surf/Ska/Garage/Psyche sounds brought to you by ace selectros...

Young Chris
$mall ¢hange
Primitive Sound System

Beachy-Keen projections by

Aerial feats by T-Pow! (Tanya from the Wau Wau Sisters)

this is a flow-arts friendly, No Parking on the Dancefloor event...grab yer hoops/poi/staff/etc and get DOWN.

bring yer best bathing suit and check your pants at our CLOTHES check.

As much as I like electronic muzak, and hula-hooping, one thing I was missing at some burner type events etc was being able to jam out to 60s and 70s fuzzed out 45s. And considering the hula hoops origins go back to the late 50s/60s, it just makes sense. So me and my homegrrl B.A. aka came up with this little shindig. Come escape to the 'beach' with us, right in the middle of hipsterburg! We welcome flow artists of all walks of life, hoop/poi/staff/etc, and of course if you just have your dancing feet that's all you need! And if you feel like stripping down, we'll watch your pants for you ;) will be mixing beach inspired visuals all night so you don't have to take the train to far rockaway.

As for the DJs, Young Chris and BoogieMan have been diggin' and droppin' heat for more then a wee minute in NYC, and were residents at the legendary Lost and Found party (RIP--my favorite Tuesday shindig for many years). They have crazy shit. Also on deck is Primitive Sound System aka Pat Longo, another reeediculous collector, DJ, and drummer. Come early to catch his ace sides before he heads back to the wife and kid. Of course between spinning I'll be spinning and then I'll be...spinning.

Should be very estupido. I expect my ninja ppls to be there, you know who you are!




Saturday, June 25 · 11:00am - 6:00pm

Parlay Studios
161 2nd Street
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Jersey City Record Riot!!! Saturday June 25th at Parlay Studios, 161 2nd Street in the Powerhouse Arts District of JC.

35+ tables of great vinyl of all genres: punk, country, soul, jazz, rockabilly, hiphop, cds, 45s, memorabilia, everything under the sun and much more. Amazing dealers from NY/NJ/CT/PA, even Montreal. We feature a number of new dealers in this fourth edition of the JCRR, including one dude from Baltimore who is renting four tables! There will also be a few Jersey City locals liquidating their collections and a guy selling jewelry made from discarded records.

FREE ADMISSION starts at 11 AM and the show lasts until around 6PM. Early admission (for the hardcore collector) $20.00 at 9 AM. Plus great local DJs all day, including the infamous Pat Longo. Check out for more information or call 609-468-0885.


I did a poster for the show despite it being SOLD OUT almost from the moment the show was announced:

Archers of Loaf
Mr. Dream

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Saturday June 25, 2011
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
SOLD OUT! - $27.50 advance / $30 day of show

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Primitive Sound System at D.C.'s Tavern Thursday June 2nd from 10:30PM to Closing

Hello Y'all,

"My name is Pat, and I'm a vinyl junky."

I know this to be true. I also know that there are a lot worse things to be addicted to. While driving recently we passed a house obviously occupied by a hoarder. In contrast my records are organized, individually bagged and stored on shelving and in boxes. There are no dead cats or any animals in, on or around the records. I love, play and share every record I own. I have never purchased a record to keep it hermetically sealed in a case so no one can ever hear it again. I recently acquired a record that was in my top five wants for almost 20 years. The 7-inch of "Mama Soul" by Harold Alexander. I will play it tonight. It will only be the second or third time I have ever played it.

The Hi-Fidelity Prayer

OMFG, grant me the Serenity to acquire
the records I cannot seem to uncover.
Courage to appreciate the records I own,
and wisdom to know the difference (between an original and a reissue).

Listening one day at a time;
Enjoying one side at a time.
Accepting dead wax as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Columbia Records did,
this sinful fragility of 78's as it is,
not satisfied and improved upon it.
Trusting that we will make all right selections,
and surrender to our musical tastes and mis-cues,
so that we may be reasonably happy in this life,
and supremely happy with all DJs mixes,
forever and the next.

Amen Brother!

Sadly this past weekend Gil Scott-Heron left us. There is not much I can say about Gil Scott-Heron that has not already been said. I have loved his music and words for as long as I can remember. I especially remember hearing "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," and "The Bottle" long before I committed it to memory who the artist was. Because of the "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" I always knew I never wanted a case of the nubs. I always think of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in the same world as "Compared To What," "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," and "My Generation." Brilliant songs that force us to look around us as well as at ourselves but ultimately are music and entertainment. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

- pat.

Primitive Sound System
"Audio Visual Triumphs and Disasters" -

Thursday, June 2nd - 10:30PM to Closing
D.C.'s Tavern
505 8th Street
Between Jefferson and Madison
Hoboken, New Jersey
PH: 201-792-5550 <- Facebook Page <- Facebook Local Business Listing <- Facebook Group <- On Foursquare

"Welcome to Vinyl Junkies Anonymous. This is a closed VJA meeting. Closed meetings are limited to persons who have a desire to never stop acquiring vinyl records. If you think you have a problem with vinyl records, you are welcome to attend this meeting to discover you are not alone. In keeping with our Primary Purpose, we ask that all who share limit their discussions to problems and solutions related to record collecting."

Syl Johnson - Mythological 45s (Numero Group cat. NUM-ESBOX003)
I recently mentioned to a friend that I bought the Syl Johnson "Complete Mythology" box set. His quick and only reply was, "Isn't that way more Syl Johnson than anyone will ever need?" I explained that I already have the Twinight / Twilight LPs as reissues and all the original 7-inches, all the original Hi LP release (except one) and a couple of the 7-inches, a few odds and ends 7-inches and even the Collectables Records Greatest hits CD… and I STILL couldn't wait to get a copy of the box set. So, NO! My answer is, there can NEVER be too much Syl Johnson. Luckily the good folks at Numero Group think the same way I do (or they just want my money) because they recently released a companion 45 box set called "Mytholoical 45s." Basically this is a Greatest Hits on 45 of the Complete Mythology box. The tracks are well chosen and really show off the vast number of Soulful styles Mr. Johnson claimed as his own. Whether it be R&B, Soul or Funk, Syl Johnson is always the best there is. Myth confirmed!

Harold Alexander - "Mama Soul" b/w "Sunshine Man" (Flying Dutchman cat. FD 26016 (Promotional Copy / Not For Sale))
WOW! I have been looking for a copy of this since 1994. This is one off my top five wants. A true Holy Grail record for me if there ever was. I don't even recall ever hearing the 7-inch version. I just knew it existed. I became obsessed with Harold "Jazzbo" Alexander from his side work with Big John Patton. I loved the Patton LPs "Understanding" and "Accent On The Blues." There was a sound to those LPs like no other. That sound was made that much greater on "Understanding" by the incredible and explosive flute work of Harold Alexander. In the 90's Blue Note began one of their best and most extensive reissue series to date. One of the "unreleased" sessions they put out was "Boogaloo" by John Patton (as well as "Memphis To New York Spirit"). "Boogaloo" featured Harold Alexander and was the perfect compliment for the "Understanding" LP. I tracked down stone mint copies of Alexander's LPs as a leader on Flying Dutchman "Sunshine Man" and the live "Are you Ready?" Side one of "Sunshine Man" was everything I could have hoped for and my obsession not only was warranted but it grew. BUT, when I dropped the needle on the opening cut of side two I was floored. That cut was "Mama Soul." For the next 5:50 I was captivated. This is one of the finest, raw, sweat drenched Soul / Jazz FUNK tunes you will ever hear. Alexander doesn't just make his flute talk or even talk while playing flute; he screams, and wails. The band POUNDS the hell out of their instruments but you should expect nothing less from Neal Creque, Richard Landrum, Richard Davis and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. I picture Alexander's performance being similar to David Yow or Iggy Pop at their best but without the nudity. I picture "Jazzbo" contorting and flailing himself about the stage, screaming into and at the flute in a love / hate relationship. When people say they are giving 110% you want to say, fuck you idiot, this is what 100% looks like and there is NO WAY you can do more than that.