Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) - Digger Dan

Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) – Digger Dan

Norman Connors - Slewfoot

The second live set from our recent June Dig A Little meet at the Forest Tavern in Forest Gate is supplied by our man diggerdan who delved into his box to bring us an excellent melange of jazz, soul and funk inspired finds.


  1. Norman Connors – Chuka
  2. Barbara Mason & Monk Higgins – Sheba Baby
  3. Henry Mancini – Theme from Baretta
  4. Gary Bartz – Music is my Sanctuary
  5. Rotary Connection – Respect
  6. Ravi Shankar – Dreams
  7. Art Ensemble of Chicago – Yo-Yo
  8. Ben Sidran – Poor Girl
  9. Ahmad Jamal – Taboo
  10. Brian Bennett – Solstice
  11. Enrico Rava – Sola
  12. Button Down Brass – Evil Ways


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

Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) - Sid Ford

Dig A Little LIVE (June 2014) – Sid Ford

The Main Ingredient - Black Seeds Keep On Growing

A little late this month but here’s the first live mix captured from our Dig A Little June event. Sid Ford is on the tables and he drops fifty minutes of strictly 45 pressure. Lots of tasty soul and funk nuggets in the mix and if that’s got you in the mood for more, you can check the man himself out as he returns to the Forest Tavern tonight to launch our brand new Revolutions night. 3 hours of the heaviest soul, funk and rare grooves for the Friday night crowd!


  1. The Main Ingredient – Black Seeds Keep On Growing
  2. Amnesty – Everybody Who Wants To Be Free
  3. The 24 – Carat Black – Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth
  4. Byrdie Green – Return Of The Prodigal Son
  5. Dr John – (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away
  6. Aretha Franklin – Pullin’
  7. Barbara Hall – You Brought It On Yourself
  8. The O’Jays – Give The People What They Want
  9. Bill Withers – Make Love To Your Mind
  10. Curtis Mayfield – Hard Times
  11. Marvin Gaye – I Wish It Would Rain
  12. The Miracles – Women (Make The World Go ‘Round)
  13. Marvin Gaye – When I Had Your Love
  14. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – (We’ve Got) Honey Love
  15. The Flirtations – Give Me Love
  16. The Dells – Show Me
  17. Ruby James – Getting Mighty Crowded


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Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) - Sid Ford

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Sid Ford

Billy Paul - Going East

We complete May’s line up with the final set of the day from resident Sid Ford who pulled an assortment of killer soul, funk and jazz nuggets to see us through till close. Lovely stuff we hope you agree. Our June event is scheduled for Saturday June 7th 12pm – 6pm.


  1. Billy Paul – East
  2. Bloomfield Kooper Stills – Season Of The Witch
  3. Placebo – You Got Me Hummin’
  4. Blood Sweat & Tears – Snow Queen
  5. Blood Sweat & Tears – Maiden Voyage
  6. Maynard Ferguson – Chala Nata
  7. Blue Mitchell – Granite And Concrete
  8. Colosseum – Butty’s Blues
  9. Ben Sidran – Come Together
  10. Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts – Git Up
  11. Syl Johnson – Right On
  12. Kool & The Gang – Caribbean Festival


Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Sid Ford by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Digger Dan

Billy Stewart - Unbelievable

This week’s mixtape is a live recording captured at our recent May edition of our East London record event Dig A Little, Kicking off with a barn-storming performance by vocalist Billy Stewart, it’s just under 50 minutes of killer jazz business selected by resident diggerdan encompassing a wonderful collection of vinyl only tracks (of course!) that manages to run the gamut of styles and pulls in a few of our favourites along the way. 


  1. Billy Stewart – Summertime
  2. Joe Harriott – Hum Dono
  3. Elias Rahbani – Dance of Maria
  4. Feather – Goin’ Through Changes
  5. Nancy Ames – Carcara
  6. Mayafra Combo – Iffilah Ha-Ha
  7. Paul & Angelique – Flute’s Wind
  8. Robin Jones – Atlas
  9. Blue Light – The Seeker
  10. Hampton Hawes – Web
  11. Eddie Palmieri – Condiciones Que Existen
  12. Amral’s Steel Cavaliers – Oyo Como Va


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Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) - Rob Coley

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Rob Coley

King Errisson - Space Queen

The second set from our May Dig A Little event comes from Rob Coley who weaved together an assortment of soulful sounds with the occasional thud of a relaxed disco bass. We hope you enjoy this little selection and look out for a couple more mixes ahead of our next event at the Forest Tavern, E7 on Saturday June 5th.


  1. King Errisson – Space Queen
  2. Marvin Gaye – A Funky Space Reincarnation (12″ Mix)
  3. The Undisputed Truth – Let’s Go Down To The Disco
  4. Dr Love & Sister Love – Dr Love & Sister Love Rap
  5. Captain Sky – Fearless (In The Pocket)
  6. Stevie Wonder – That Girl
  7. Neal Creque – Rafiki
  8. Fudge Fingas – Situation Diminished
  9. IG Culture – Girl U Need A Change Of Mind
  10. Roy Ayers – Fireweaver
  11. Cal Tjader – Leyte
  12. Zalmac – What’s In It For Me
  13. Gichy Dan’s Beachwood #9 – On A Day Like Today


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

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) - Andrew B

Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Andrew B

Joe Zawinul - Zawinul
Here’s the first of the live set’s from this weekend’s May edition of Dig A Little at the Forest Tavern. Guest selector Andrew B AKA Mandrew to throw down an early set of sublime sounds for the Forest Gate Massive. Ranging from the deep jazz of Joe Zawinul and Ian Carr to the experimental sounds of Paul McCartney and Herbie Hancock, he served up a treat for us, Now through the wonders of technology, you too can enjoy this little musical feast.


  1. Joe Zawinul – In A Silent Way
  2. Ian Carr – Suspension
  3. Soft Machine – The Soft Weed Factor
  4. John Martyn – Glistening Glyndebourne
  5. Ashra – Shuttlecock
  6. Paul McCartney – Secret Friend
  7. The Clash – The Cool Out
  8. Herbie Hancock – Nobu


Dig A Little LIVE (May 2014) – Andrew B by Dig A Little on Mixcloud

The Bernie Leadon/Michael Georgiades Band - Natural Progressions

Dig A Little LIVE (April 2014) – Les Fisher

The Bernie Leadon / Michael Georgiades Band - Natural Progressions

Here’s the second recording from our recent Dig A Little event, captured live at The Forest Tavern in Forest Gate, E7. We invited Mr Les Fisher down to play a little guest set and on the day he certainly delivered, pulling a choice selection of downtempo musical nuggets for our listening pleasure. For those of you unaware of Mr Fisher’s pedigree we invite you to check out his jazfresh profile for some tasty mixes, and if you’re London-based (or at least nearby), you can catch him spinning again at the excellent Reference Point event on Saturday March 3rd. More info here.


1. The Bernie Leadon/Michael Georgiades Band – Glass Off (Asylum Records LP)
2. James Vincent – Space Traveller (Caribou LP)
3. Geoffrey Stoner – Bend Your Head Low (Ovation Records LP)
4. The Sopwith Camel – Fazon (Reprise Records)
5. Traffic – Graveyard People (Island LP)
6. Stan Getz – Keep Dreaming (Colombia LP)
7. Mark-Almond Band – The City (Horizon LP)
8. Jeff Harrington – Caught You (Centrepiece LP)
9. Robert Lamm – Love Song (Colombia LP)
10. Gino Vanelli – Great Lake Canoe (A&M LP)
11. Mike Metheny – Day In – Night Out (MCA LP)


Dig A Little LIVE (April 2014) – Les Fisher by Dig A Little on Mixcloud