Three on a Thursday #122


As some of the more observant you will have noticed from the uptick in activity on the Facebook page over the last 4 months or so – Sherlock rides again!

Thanks to the insistence of a good friend that I ‘played a few tunes’ for her birthday, I’m back into the swing of things and have played more gigs in the last 3 months than I have in the last 3 years – thanks to Chapter One, Shotgun Barbers, The Farm and The Cadbury for letting me inflict my musical tastes on your punters, it’s been brilliant fun and I can’t believe I stopped playing out for so long.

If you fancy seeing me having a funky old time of it, I’m playing The Old Market Assembly in Bristol this Friday supporting Brighton based soul and funkateers Normanton Street from 10pm – pop down and say hello.

Right – onto the tunes!

First new one to my ears this week is from Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed.

Cut Ya Down’ is a glorious funk drench, gospel hollering, soulful stomper of a cover of  the Run On for a Long Time folk spiritual made famous by Moby when he sampled the Bill Landford and Lanfordaires version  on ‘Run On’. I think it was a trawl through the ever brilliant Monkeyboxing blog that alerted me to this tune, which I can see becoming a firm fixture in my funk sets.

Try sitting still through this one, I dare you!

(Check iTunes for the d/l)

Next up is another odd cover, this time of a classic Keep On Runnin’ by the inna skanking ska stylee!

I remember listening to the Spencer Davies Group version of this in my Mum’s C-reg Fiat Panda on the late 80’s where it was track 1 side 2 on the soundtrack to the otherwise execrable Phil Collins acting vehicle  ‘Buster‘, and I absolutely love this version from Winston Reedy and Salute

(available on Bandcamp here)


I  found Childish Gambino’s track, Redbone,  through the excellent run-through of favourites from 2016 Spotify playlist from Cardiff party starter Marky de Sade. This one is a proper full on smooth and soulful slow jam, with Sam Cooke-esque vocals over a Big Rubber Band Era Bootsy slap bass. Move over Barry White

(available pretty much everywhere)

About djsherlockohms

Obsessive music nerd for since his formative years, Sherlock Ohms finally pulled his finger out and started inflicting his collection of Funk, Soul, Hip-hop, Reggae, Breaks, Beats and random ephemera on the unwitting public in mid-2008. Since then he's graced the airwaves of Big Chill FM and Purple Radio, the stages of the Festinho festival, and the DJ booths of the UK fluffing for the likes of DJ Moneyshot, Boca 45 and Ugly Duckling. Whether it's early morning chilled wig outs, or eclectic party starting beat fests there's a reason they call him 'No Shit Sherlock' View all posts by djsherlockohms

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