Blimey O’Riley, it seems like a lifetime since we got on the good foot here on Planet Mondo, but there’s plenty of tasty treats on offer today.
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings franticly funky rework of – ‘I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)’ – orginally a Psych Rock groover by the First Edition featuring Kenny Rogers – set to a display of spectacular fruggery.
A crazy ace clip of the First Edition, performing ‘Condition’ with Kenny Rogers looking for all the world like a gripping hands Action Man.
And a stunning bass masterclass, with a home made vid’ of a ‘have a go hero’ playing the bassline along to MVP’s Northern Soul stomper ‘Turning My Heartbeat Up. If you don’t know ‘Heartbeat’, it’s a simmering starter that goes through the gears to an eventual giddy tizz and fireworks finale. I’d never noticed the bass run on ‘Heartbeat’ until watching this clip, seeing it in almost isolation is stunning.
If you’ve only got time for one clip, to quote James Brown “please, please, please” watch the bass vid.
In the mood to bust some moves like these? Then get on over James Brown dance class here at the marvellous Landcroft House blog.
Doesn’t Kenny Rogers looking like one of these ?.
I really could watch this all day.
There’s also some footage of a Northern Soul dancer set to ‘Heartbeat’
here but I find the over use of slo-mo doesn’t really suit the mood.