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DJ Andy Smith Jam Up Twist
Various - Jam Up Twist: 50's Jump Up Blues Northern Soul Ska! Rock A Billy
The Dynamite Sounds Of The Nationwide Club Night
Compiled by DJ Andy Smith
(CD/2xLP) Beat Goes Public CDBGPD 231/BGP2 231, 2011-04-26

After the mix CDs The Document, The Document II, The Document III, Andy Smith's Northern Soul, when Andy Smith was still presented as Portishead's DJ, after the compilations Diggin' In the BGP Vaults, Greensleeve's Document/, and many others, Andy Smith is back at BGP for a compilation in direct relation to his current Jam Up Twist parties! Once again Andy creates a seamless mix of tracks from the 50s through to the 70s, but it is his skill as a selector that really catches the ear. In each of the genres covered by the compilation he pulls out gems that are not only great tracks but relevant to a modern dancefloor, equally at home in the worlds of ska and Northern Soul.

DJ Andy Smith Jam Up Twist
Various - Jam Up Twist: 50's Jump Up Blues Northern Soul Ska! Rock A Billy
The Dynamite Sounds Of The Nationwide Club Night
Compiled by DJ Andy Smith
(CD/2xLP) Beat Goes Public CDBGPD 231/BGP2 231, 2011-04-26

Tracklisting CD :
01. Talk About A Party - Boogaloo & His Galliant Crew
02. Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris
03. Touch & Go - Wynonna Carr
04. Rock And Roll Jungle - Joe Benson
05. Ooh Little Girl - Floyd Dixon
06. Let's Go Boppin' Tonight - Al Ferrier
07. Big Green Car - Jimmy Carroll
08. Jello Sal - Benny Ingram
09. Nobody But You - The Wooden Nickels
10. Tracks To Your Mind - The Sounds Of Lane
11. Try My Love - Toni & The Showmen
12. Oh Baby Don't You Weep - Luther Ingram
13. Can It Be Me - Mel Williams
14. Don't Happen No More - Young Jessie
15. My Man - Dolly Cooper
16. The Bear - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
17. Ska Beat - Alton Ellis
18. Malcolm X - The Skatalites
19. Fast Mouth - Randy's All Stars
20. Collie Bud - The Skatalites
21. Bam-A-Lam - Mickey Champion
22. Hit, Git And Split - Young Jessie
23. Make Up Your Mind - The San Francisco TKO's

Tracklisting 2xLP :
A1. Boogaloo & His Galliant Crew - Talk About A Party
A2. Wynonie Harris - Bloodshot Eyes
A3. Wynonna Carr - Touch & Go
A4. Joe Benson - Rock & Roll Jungle
A5. Floyd Dixon - Ooh Little Girl
A6. Al Ferrier - Let's Go Bopping Tonight
B1. Jimmy Carroll - Big Green Car
B2. Benny Ingram - Jello Sal
B3. The Wooden Nickels - Nobody But You
B4. The Sounds Of Lane - Tracks To Your Mind
B5. Toni & The Showmen - Try My Love
C1. Luther Ingram - Oh Baby Don't You Weep
C2. Mel Williams - Can It Be Me
C3. Young Jessie - Don't Happen No More
C4. Dolly Cooper - My Man
C5. Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - The Bear
C6. Alton Ellis - Ska Beat
D1. The Skatalites - Malcolm X
D2. Randy's All Stars - Fast Mouth
D3. The Skatalites - Collie Bud
D4. Mickey Champion - Bam-A-Lam
D5. Young Jessie - Hit, Git & Split
D6. The San Francisco TKO's - Make Up Your Mind

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acerecords.co.uk
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twitter.com/DemonMusicGroup
djandysmith.com
facebook.com/djandysmith
soundcloud.com/djandysmith
myspace.com/djandysmith
twitter.com/DJAndySmith
colourfulradio.com/presenter/andysmith
facebook.com/group.php?gid= 371170352481

Press Release :
Wind your way down the stairs at The Book Club in Hoxton and the first thing you see is a pool table and the queue to the cloakroom. Beyond that a crowd has formed and the party is off and going. You have entered the world of Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist. Instead of the area's blend of the latest dance music trends, Andy is expertly weaving a mix of great music from the distant past. A blend of rockabilly, jump blues, 60s soul and ska is pulling a crowd, and from the moment I heard it I knew that Andy was once more creating a club night that we at BGP would like to celebrate on CD.


Andy came to prominence working as a DJ with Portishead when they hit the big time in the mid-90s. His inquisitive style of DJing has seen him pull music from all sorts of genres, creating an eclectic fusion that was celebrated in his seminal mix CD “The Document”. Since then he has hooked up with the BGP team for two compilations, including “Andy Smith's Northern Soul”, which was based around his club night that attempted to introduce great 60s soul to a whole new crowd, and succeeded. We hope to repeat this success with “Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist”.


Once again Andy creates a seamless mix of tracks from the 50s through to the 70s, but it is his skill as a selector that really catches the ear. In each of the genres covered by the compilation he pulls out gems that are not only great tracks but relevant to a modern dancefloor. The rockabilly and the jump blues are just the sort of sounds that provide the influence for modern acts such as Imelda May and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, and in cuts such as ‘Let's Go Bopping Tonight' by Al Ferrier, Jimmy Carroll's ‘Big Green Car', Mickey Champion's ‘Bam-A-Lam' or the Sonny Bono-penned ‘Touch And Go' from Wynona Carr, Andy has chosen the very best.


He is equally at home in the worlds of ska and Northern Soul. From the Northern pile he's picked longstanding classics from Mel Williams and Toni & the Showmen and joined them up with some more recent finds such as the San Francisco TKOs and Luther Ingram, whose version of ‘Oh Baby Don't You Weep' has been one of the great discoveries of the past few years. To hear the Skatalites on a BGP comp is a real pleasure (and apt, as on ‘Malcolm X' they are in fact covering Lee Morgan's jazz dance classic ‘Sidewinder'), as it is to hear the voice of the great Alton Ellis.


So let's hope Andy is as successful in pushing the boundaries here as he has been in the past, because this is as great a blend as we could hope to hear.


By Dean Rudland

Soul Guy - DJ Andy Smith Radio Show April 2010 by DJAndySmith
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