Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmuffins! Muffinsmmmm. That’s all I have to say about them really. Vincent’s recipe was perfect – natch. So there is not much more to say about it. They were gorgeous – me and Lawrence and Nathalie just about ate them all. So instead of raving about them I hereby post a playlist of the inaugural gig of the Vinyl Vixens last Saturday at that emporium of wonderousness Audio Gold. Lady Jane and I took our suitcase gramophones “Oscar” and “Pistorius” and played whatever took our fancy that we found in the racks. We loved the fact that Charlie plonked a bottle of pink champagne on the DJ table as soon as we arrived, because THAT is how we roll.
Customers in the shop could bring us records they fancied listening to and we popped them on. This resulted in probably the weirdest play list in the whole of Christendom. Here for the record is the list, the Blueberry Muffins recipe will follow at the end of the post.
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
Bob Marley – One Love
Prince Buster – Al Capone
Mighty Sparrow – Rum is Macho
Eddie Cochran – C’mon Everybody
Fats Domino – Aint That a Shame
The Vipers Skiffle Group – Cumberland Gap
Shirley Bassey – Never, Never, Never
Marcia Griffiths – Here I Come
Lord Kitchener – Dr Kitch (rude!)
Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gees
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden (the first band I ever went to see live)
Joe Jackson – Cha Cha Loco
Undertones – Here Comes the Summer
Grace Jones – Party Girl
Rose Royce – Car Wash
Quincey Jones – 100 Ways
Ella Fitzgerald – Miss Otis Regrets
Ink Spots – The Gypsy
Dakota Staton – The Party’s Over (I wish I’d bought that album, she’s amazing)
Bob Marley – One Love (OK, we had played this one before, but the pink fizz was kicking in)
Sly & The Family Stone – Higher (this wasn’t the song I was thinking of – see above)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – How Long?
Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash (YES!)
Desmond Dekker – The Israelites (one of my earliest 45rpm memories – one of my brothers had it)
Bowie – Sorrow (one for Toby Lyons)
Boney M – Rivers of Babylon
Sweet – Ballroom Blitz (my number one record of all time – not joking)
Brian Ferry – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun (from the first album I ever owned and a request from Alex Friend)
Diana Ross – You Are Everything
Loggins & Messina – Lanainia (our favourite customer request – Sail Rock – who knew such a thing existed?)
Earth Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
Womack & Womack – Teardrops
Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice?
Steely Dan – Reeling in the Years
Marc Bolan – Children of the Revolution
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Lonnie Donegan – My Old Man’s a Dustman
Lord Rockingham’s XI – Hoots Mon (these last two were requested as a mash-up – we did our best)
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (there was an attempt to mash this up with My Old Man’s a Dustman which was pretty much a fail)
Sparks – This Town Aint Big Enough For the Both of Us (much amusement as I practiced my gun skills on Lady Jane)
Blondie – The Tide is High
PP Arnold – The First Cut is the Deepest
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (eccentric fringed sleeves came into their own)
Stephen Stills – Love the One You’re With (my mott0)
Supremes & The Four Tops – River Deep
The Christians – Harvest for the World
Burt Baccarach – Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Eric Prydz – Call on Me
Talking Heads – Nothing But Flowers
Earl Bostic – Flamingo
I have a feeling there was a Led Zepp track in there that I didn’t write down…
What a superb selection of wonderful music by a superb selection of wonderful people. Love the lovely Audio Gold.
And love the lovely Vincent too.