Dienstag, 25. Februar 2020

SOUL GALLEN - Neal Sugarman (Daptone Records) & Herr Wempe

Samstag, 21. März 2020, ab 22h

Neal Sugarman (Daptone Records)
Herr Wempe

Kaum aus den Federn nach dem fulminanten Jubiläumsfest und erreichter Party-Volljährigkeit, geht Soul Gallen voller Frische in die nächste Runde. Zu Gast ist Neal Sugarman, ein alter Soul-Gallen-Bekannter und ausgewiesener Kenner des weltumspannenden Soul- und Funk-Kosmos. Er ist Musiker, DJ und hat das Label «Daptone Records» mitbegründet, das mit Veröffentlichungen von Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings und Charles Bradley beim Soul Revival der letzten Jahre den Ton angegeben hat. Zusammen mit Herr Wempe läutet er das Post-10-Jahre-Soul-Gallen-Zeitalter ein.
What's your name & where are you from?
Neal Sugarman, from NYC.

What are you doing?
Co-Owner of Daptone Records and Sax Player (member of the Dap-Kings).

Who influenced you musically?
From when I first started playing and listening I always loved Jazz, Funk & Soul Records. From the early James Brown Records like "Please Please Please" to Soul Jazz sounds of Stanley Turrentine.

What was your first record?
When I was young, I was always listing to my dads Jazz Records, which are still live in my collection. It might be a Charlie Parker compilation of his early Bebop recordings.

What are your favorite records at the moment?
I just got a 45 that I was looking for for some time.
It is a group from Chicago called Pat & Pam," I Love You Yes I Do” on Our Own Records.
Some other recent acquisitions are The Festivals “You Got The Makings Of A lover” on Smash Records.
I am really digging this Little Richard 45 called “The Commandments Of Love” on O-Key Records and Billy Leonard "Tears Of Love” on Fairmont Records.

What's your best digging story?
Nothing so special other then being on the road with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and getting a chance to visit all kinds of record stores from New Orleans (Louisiana) to Hamburg (Germany) and giving while on the road was always big part of what the band did together.

What's your favorite format? LP, 12", 7”?
7” all the way.

What are your 10 alltime favorites?
Wow tuff one, But It has to be:
James Brown "Please Please Please“ 7"
William De Vaughn “Be Thankful For What You Got“ 7"
Tyrone Davis “Can I Change My Mind” 7"
Jimmy Witherspoon "Evenin’ Blues" LP
The Impressions "Keep On Pushing" LP
The Remains “Don’t Look Back“ 7"
Al Green "Back Up Trail" LP
Stanley Turrentine "Common Touch" LP
Ray Barretto "Hard Hands" LP
The Impression "It’s All Right“ 7"

What's your most memorable dj gig?
Meeting Barak Obama while playing with The Dap-Kings at the White House.
(I long for the normal days when the US president could at least read and write)

What's the best concert you ever went to?
The Stooges at Randel Island Garage music fest in NYC.

Where & with who would your dream gig be?
Soul Gallen! with Herr Wempe!

What's your favorite food & drink?
Tacos and Margaritas.

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