Check me tonight at looking glass for yet another edition of The Melting Pot! Upstairs 10p-3a (at The Looking Glass Lounge)

Join me for FUNKDAFIED tonight at looking glass. I’ll be the I’ve playing the funky music. 9p-2a (at The Looking Glass Lounge)

Providing the funky soulful music TONIGHT at Daikaya 8p-midnight. Great drinks, food and ambiance (at Daikaya)

Shamless self promotion: NEW MIX StrictLee Funky Disco : Tell it Like it Is LISTEN! mixcloud.com/honest_lee/strictlee-funky-disco-tell-it-like-it-is/

NEW MIX OUT NOW!!! mixcloud.com/honest_lee/strictlee-funky-disco-tell-it-like-it-is/ Listen to it and hear some stuff like it when I dj tonight at Dodge City downstairs TONIGHT 10p-3a WOOOOOHOOOOO!! (at Dodge City DC)

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: July 5, 1965 - “In The Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett is released. Written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper, they will write the song while hanging out at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. While recording the song at Stax Studios, producer Jerry Wexler will suggest the songs’ signature back beat to the band (including Booker T. & The MG’s members Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn and Al Jackson) by doing the then popular dance “the jerk”. After the musicians stop laughing at Wexler’s attempt at demonstrating the dance, they’ll realize he’s on to something, and begin playing the song with the emphasis on the two and the four. “In The Midnight Hour” will be an instant smash, rocketing to #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart on August 7, 1965, just 3 weeks after its release. It will also peak at #21 on the Hot 100 on September 4, 1965 becoming his first million seller.