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In the wake of the R&B speedboat

Suddenly, what’s happened to me…

Recently I’ve beaten new musical paths and find myself away from the Reggae (for that read Jamaican) road that I was on, buying Mento which is on the outskirts of town and US R&B, which is a short flight away.

Normally what happens as I follow the ‘Reggae’ route, is that one ‘thing’ leads to another, one producer, one Studio, one label artwork, one whatever…. but I’ve ended up on a back road as far as Jamaican music goes and really need a new jumping off point…

One of my problems is that I have a very varied taste for Jamaican music and listen (and therefore collect some originals) from the early 50s through to the Mid 80s, with even a few tunes from right up to the last few years thrown in for seasoning. This has meant that I havn’t concentrated on any one label/producer/genre/ or era and somehow, this in turn, has conspired to mire my listening and collectdom in the potholes of said back routes to a musical nowhere’sville ….

So for a while I buy a few (expensive) Pama singles, then (expensive) Mento 78s (which I am still), some original (expensive) Rocksteady, I’m not picking up on anything that’s leading me elsewhere and I’m feeling a little bereft, losing my religion, it’s like I’m spurning the affections of my best friend, one I’ve had for a decade or more.

What should I do, is it a problem, do you have a suggested new turning to take me back to the interstate, the airport and thence to the tropical paradise once again? Or should I leave Jamaica somewhat in the wake of the R&B speedboat and indulge my desire to purchase only Atlantic 78s, mainly those with Joe Turner, Thurston Harris, Clyde McPhatter and Ray Charles on?

HFTVJ Part 6 – Deejay Dan Sette and his Lo-Fi Radio Show

March 03, 2010 04:19 AM PST

HFTVJ Part 6 – Deejay Dan Sette and his Lo-Fi Radio Show
Deejay Dan Sette selects 45rpm records and plays them on his 1961 ‘Tempo’ Auto Changing record player, with it’s floating Garrard deck, knackered stylus,
while one Mono speaker blares out it’s warm valve tones and he announces the tunes inbetween (sometimes when he can be bothered) and records the show on a single condensor Microphone. Pure brilliance.
So many Radio shows just try too hard, Deejay Dan Sette is the antidote to this kind of snobby perfection driven modern digital attitude, he just doesn’t try at all!

This stylus is knackered


1. Animals – Bring It On Home To Me (Columbia DB 7539 / 1965)
2. Jan And Dean – Surf City (Liberty 55580 / 1963)
3. The Microbop Ensemble – Your Turn Now (CBS 4158 / 1969)
4. Sam Cooke – Cool Train (RCA Victor 1361 / 1963)
5. Sly and the Family Stone – Everyday People (Direction 3938 / 1968)
6. Migil 5 – Don’t Wanna Go On Shaking (PYE 15645 / 1964)
7. Small Faces – Fly in the Ointment, My Fault, Borstal Boys, Silicon Groan, oo-La-La (Taken from NME Flexidisc giveaway, April 1963)
8. Otis Redding – My Girl (Atlantic 4050 / 1965)
9. Aretha Franklin – Think (Atlantic 584186 / 1968)
10. Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers – Roadrunner Thrice (Beserkly B227 / 1977)
11. Amen Corner – Run, Run, Run (Deram DM197 / 1968)

Thanks for listening, tell your friends about it,… intermittent shows, always with something different to listen to, spreading the turdie… sorry wordy… about what music I’ve fallen through in my short years of musical obsession.

Take care, until next time.

Regards on behalf of Deejay Dan Sette,

DJ Wallypants of HFTVJ
(well that’s what Zachary said)