Keb Darge teams up with Modfather. The Modfather himself Paul Weller is set to curate a new compilation of soul and R&B as part of the ‘Lost & Found’ series.
Paul Weller‘s love of soul hardly needs any introduction. His 60s fixated group The Jam helped kickstart the Mod revival, often performing covers from the golden era of soul.
Peppering shows with hits such as ‘Heatwave‘ the band splintered in 1982, leading to the formation of The Style Council. Since then, Paul Weller‘s career has gone in various directions but his love of soul persists.
Now the iconic singer is set to curate a compilation in the ‘Lost And Found’ series. Founded by the legendary soul DJ Keb Darge, the albums follow in the footsteps of his well regarded London club night.
Perhaps best known for founding the ‘Deep Funk’ genre with his night in Madame Jojos, Keb Darge has always stuck to his guns. Refusing to blend in with the crowd he has helped discover a colossal amount of rare soul.
Also a martial arts expert, Darge was once given the dream opportunity of gaining a residency in Tokyo. Now back in London, his ongoing ‘Lost And Found’ night specialises in early soul and rockin’ R&B.
A forthcoming compilation features one disc crafted by Keb Darge himself, before Paul Weller takes control for the second instalment.
Containing a number of rare soul curios, Keb Darge contributes some entertaining sleeve notes. “I first met Paul in a urinal… that’s true” he claims.
“His sister Nicky asked me to DJ at her boyfriend Russell’s birthday party. It was a small intimate venue which made pissing into a bucket whilst playing records impossible. Paul walked in as I was relieving myself and said he was enjoying the tunes.”
The double album, ‘Lost & Found; Real R’N’B & Soul’, will feature forgotten soul tracks from the ’50s and ’60s, and will be released on January 18 next year.
Darge has picked the songs on the ‘A’ side of the record, while Weller has chosen the tracks for the ‘B’ side.
Side A Tracklisting:
Keb Darge’s Choice
Big Mama Thornton – ‘They Call Me Big Mama’
The Brothers Of Soul – ‘Come On Back’
The Tempos – ‘(Countdown) Here I Come’
Epitome Of Sound – ‘You Don’t Love Me’
Daddy Cleanhead & The Chuck Higgins Band – ‘Something’s Going On In My Room’
The Casanova – ‘Two We Got To Keep On’
The Creations – ‘A Dream’
Elsie Wheat – ‘Tippin’
Sarah Dean With Freddie Mitchell Orchestra – ‘Long Lean Daddy’
Billy Fair & Orchestra – ‘I’ll Be True To You’
The Cadets – ‘I Want You’
Velma Cross & Her High Steppers – ‘I’ll Be Oh So Good’
Big T Tyler – ‘King Kong’
The Flirtations – ‘Stronger Than Her Love’
The Great Experience – ‘Don’t Forget To Remember’
Side B Tracklisting:
Paul Weller’s Choice
The Intruders – ‘Hang On In There’
Major Lance – ‘Rhythm’
Margie Joseph – ‘One More Chance’
Tammi Terrell – ‘All I Do Is Think About You’
The Dells – ‘Wear It On Your Face’
Bobby Bland – ‘Honey Child’
The Radiants – ‘Aint No Big Thing’
Albert King – ‘Crosscut Saw’
Jimmy Witherspoon – ‘Money Is Getting Cheaper’
Billy Watkins – ‘The Ice-Man’
Eddie Giles – ‘Losin’ Boy’
Emmitt Long – ‘Call Me’
Slim Harpo – ‘I Got Love If You Want It’