Dig A Little LIVE (Sept 2014) – DJ Sigher

The JJ Band

We were lucky to be joined by DJ Sigher of Super Disco Edits fame at our last Dig A Little event at the Forest Tavern, E7 and he blessed us with a killer selection of soul drenched music of all persuasions. Thankfully we managed to capture it all for our ‘listen again’ feature, so even if you weren’t there you can now enjoy it at your leisure. There’s plenty of heat and just to prove it was captured live direct from the vinyl, we’ve even left the skip in on the first track! Aside from that though it’s a supremely sweet selection of sounds.


  1. J.J. Band – Love In Them There Hills
  2. Frankie Nieves – True Love
  3. Dewey Jeffries – When No One Cared
  4. Rolph Marcial – Black People
  5. Nate Evans – Main Squeze
  6. Cloudburst – I’m Loving You
  7. Internationals – Beautiful Philosophy
  8. Endevours – I Know You Don’t Want Me
  9. Joe Tex – I Wanna Be Free
  10. Mixed Feelings – It’s A Bad Feeling
  11. Jon Lucien – Search For The Inner Self
  12. Bill Brown – Bip Bam
  13. Willow Band – Willow Man
  14. Bottom And Co – Gonna Find A True Love
  15. Tony Drake – Suddenly
  16. Adam Wade – Brothers On The Run
  17. Charisma Band – Nothing Like Your Love
  18. Standing Room Only – Sacrifice
  19. Fredrick Hymnes III – Time Ain’t Gonna Do Me No Favours
  20. Sly Slick And The Wicked – The Prophet
  21. Oates And Company – What Does It Take
  22. Marshall Donovan Broofield – Since I Found My Baby
  23. Belita Woods – Magic Corner
  24. Exits – You Got To Have Money
  25. Jimmy Jones – Live And Let Live
  26. Inell Young – The Next Ball Game
  27. Gloria Walker – Baby You Hit The Spot
  28. James Reese & The Progressions – Lets Go It’s Summertime
  29. Chosen Few – We Are The Chosen Few
  30. Joe Bataan – Uptown
  31. Judson Moore – Push And Pull
  32. Artistics – Look Out I’m Gonna Get You
  33. Zulema – I Wanna Be Where You Are
  34. Vaneese And Carolyn – Goodbye Song


Dig A Little LIVE (September 2014) – DJ Sigher (Super Disco Edits) by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Jeremy Steig - Legwork

Dig A Little LIVE (Sept 2014) – Digger Dan

Jeremy Steig - Legwork

A little late this month but please allow us to present the first set recorded at our September Dig at Forest Tavern in E7. It’s diggerdan on the decks and as we’ve come to expect he doesn’t disappoint, dropping a tight 40 minute selection of crate dug gems. There’s lots of beat, breaks and samples in this one, so dig in and start your day off right!


  1. Jeremy Steig – Howling For Judy
  2. Dave Pike – I Got The Feelin’
  3. Leon Thomas – Shape Your Mind
  4. Willie Hutch – Get Ready for the Get Down
  5. Harry Roche – Spiral
  6. Syrius – Stretching Out My Arms
  7. Bobbi Humphrey – Harlem River Drive
  8. Michael Franks – B’wana He No Home
  9. Ramsey Lewis – Them Changes


Dig A Little LIVE (September 2014) – Dan Gleghorn by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Rob Coley

Francisco Mora Catlett - Baba Lu Aye

Our final set captured from July’s Dig A Little session at the Forest Tavern pub in Forest Gate, E7 comes from resident Rob Coley who pulls out 63 minutes of choice tracks from the likes of Francisco Mora Catlett, Theo Parrish, Nat Adderley, Travis Biggs and Larry Bright to name but a few. Soulful with a heavy jazz lean and recorded strictly from vinyl (as we do!), we hope you enjoy this little selection and we’ll be back in September after a little summer break. However, if you find yourself in South London next month, you might also want to look out for our sister event Dig A Little South on August 16th at the Eltham GPO! All the info here.

1. Francisco Mora Catlett – Baba Lu Aye (Empyreal Version)
2. Theo Parrish & Tony Allen – Day Like This
3. J.J. Johnson & Nat Adderley – Hummin’
4. Robert Watson – Reachin’ Searchin’
5. Ntu With Gary Bartz – Blind Man
6. Frank Walton – Safari
7. Joe Williams – Sad Song
8. Travis Biggs – Tibetan Serenity
9. Stanton Davis’ Ghetto/Mysticism – High Jazz Reprise
10. Larry Bright – Aura Part II
11. Corky McClerkin ‎ – Searchin’ For The Soul
12. Donald Byrd – Love’s So Far Away


Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Rob Coley by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) - Jessica Lauren

Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Jessica Lauren

The Johnny Otis Show

At July’s Dig A Little event at Forest Tavern, we were lucky to have a very special DJ guest in the form of the inimitable Jessica Lauren. Jessica didn’t disappoint and pulled out an amazing selection of seldom heard gems that showed off her expansive tastes (and not to mention her amazing record collection) over a 70 minute set. Now with the wonders of Mixcloud, you can discover (or rediscover) the sounds now, we think it’s definitely worthy of your attention, If not only for the opening track, phew!


  1. Little Esther Phillips with The Johnny Otis Show – Cry Me A River Blues
  2. The Harptones – Mambo Boogie
  3. Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & His Clowns – Little Chickee Wah Wah
  4. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Temptation
  5. The Ink Spots – That Cat Is High
  6. King Pleasure – Little Boy, Don’t Get Scared
  7. Count Basie featuring Richard Boone – I Got Rhythm
  8. Ray Charles – Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’
  9. Albert Collins – Let’s Get It Together
  10. The X – Cellents – Hey, Little Willie
  11. The Prisonaires – That Chick’s Too Young To Fry
  12. Clyde McPhatter – Just To Hold My Hand
  13. Mahalia Jackson – Walk In Jerusalem
  14. Valerie Simpson – I Just Wanna Be There
  15. The Beatles – I’m Happy Just To Dance With You
  16. Keely Smith – A Hard Day’s Night
  17. Michel Legrand – Come Ray And Come Charles
  18. Elmore James – Rollin’ And Tumblin’
  19. The Golden Gate Quartet – No Restricted Signs
  20. Eartha Kitt – I’ve Got That Lovin’ Bug Itch
  21. Lee Dorsey – Holy Cow
  22. Bobby Womack – If You Don’t Want My Love, Give It Back
  23. Billy Preston – Without A Song
  24. Ray Charles – I Can See Clearly Now


Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Jessica Lauren by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) - Digger Dan

Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Digger Dan

Minoru Muraoka ‎– Bamboo

For our first set of July, we have the live recording of diggerdan captured live at the Forest Tavern. Selecting an hour’s worth of black gold, Dan indeed digs into his collection to pull out some treasures including the newly reissued (and otherwise rare as hen’s teeth) Minoru Muraoka LP, as well as some Herb Geller, Salena Jones and perennial digger favourite Archie Whitewater, And what about that cover of ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ eh? It’s not even in Google?!?

If after you’ve given it a listen you find yourself wanting more, you might like to know that Dan returns to the Tavern to front our Dig A Little affiliated Revolutions club night tonight. If you’re local, it would be good to see you there. Otherwise we hope you enjoy the sounds and have a great weekend!


  1. Harlem Street Musicians- Ain’t No Sunshine
  2. Minoru Muraoka – Take Five
  3. Solomon Ilori – Song of Praise to God
  4. Raul de Souza – Nana
  5. Ramsey Lewis – Sun Goddess
  6. Sabastiao Tapajos- Tornei A Caminhar
  7. Adam Ross Reeds – Silly Savage
  8. Minoru Muraoka – The Positive And The Negative
  9. Herb Geller – Power Of A Smile
  10. Esther Philips – Just Say Goodbye
  11. Salena Jones – Right Now
  12. Marsha Hunt – Walk on Gilded Splinters
  13. Archie Whitewater – Cross Country


Dig A Little LIVE (July 2014) – Digger Dan by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) – Rob Coley

Moacir Santos - Maestro

A little bonus from our June Dig A Little event, as we noticed that Rob Coley dropped his late set today so here it is for everyone to enjoy. Moving from Latin to jazz to boogie, it’s an eclectic listen but hopefully one you’ll enjoy!


  1. Moacir Santos – Nana
  2. Luis Gasca – Street Dude
  3. Grant Green – In The Middle
  4. Jimmy Smith – Give Up The Booty
  5. Donald Byrd – Dance Band
  6. Crown Heights Affair – Heavy Lovin
  7. Gwen Guthrie – Peanut Butter
  8. Vince Montana – Heavy Vibes
  9. Sessomato – Sessomato
  10. Archie Shepp – Blue For Brother George Jackson


Live at Dig A Little 01/06/14 by Rob Coley on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) – Iozzi and…

Don Carlos - Nice Time (Late Night Blues)

With our final look back at June’s Dig A Little event, we drop the early doors selection from Forest Gate natives Iozzi and Deborah. Strictly on a reggae, dub and lovers rock flex and all played off vinyl (of course!), this is how we get down in the early part of the day, as the pair of selectors set the perfect vibe to browse the record crates! 

We’re back at the Forest Tavern in E7 this coming Saturday with another assortment of crates to dig through, DJs to listen to and of course, the pub’s wares to tempt you! We hope you can join us. 

*Please forgive the quality of the early part of the tape, we were setting levels at this point. It improves pretty quickly!


Iozzi on the decks
1. Aswad – Back To Africa
2. Don Carlos – Nice Time (Late Night Blues)
3. Revelation – With You Boy (Version)
4. Cornel Campbell – The Investigator (Version)
5. King Tubbys – Dance Gate Rock
6. Errol Dunkley – A Little Way Different
7. On-U Sound – No No

Deborah on the decks
8. Barrington Levy – Under Me Sensie
9. Ini Kamoze – Hail Mi Idrin
10. Scotty – Draw your Brakes
11. The Abyssinians – Satta-a
12. Fabian – Prophecy
13. The Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man
14. Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
15. Beres Hammond – She Loves Me Now
16. Beres Hammond – What One Dance Can Do
17. Susan Cadogan – Hurt So Good
18. Janet Kay – Silly Games
19. Boris Gardiner – I Want To Wake Up With You


Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) – Iozzi and Deborah by Dig A Little on Mixcloud