Top 20s - 1964/65
Blues, rock and roll, soul, fifties and sixties pop, cajun, jazz, folk, vinyl records, LPs, EPs, singles, New Orleans, Memphis, UK rock, nostalgia, girl groups, ska, rocksteady.
So here they are: the 33 best gigs as selected by the 11 Woodies at Friday's meet-up. Not sure about dates in some cases and apologies for any errors - my excuse is that I'd had a few drinks by this time. Comments, corrections and additions to this list, and to the earlier track listing, are very welcome.
Dion DiMucci has long been one of my favourite singers. His body of work stretches from the early doowop with the Belmonts, through his brilliant solo recordings for Laurie and Columbia, to his work with Phil Spector, his gospel recordings and on to his more recent albums such as Deja Nu, Bronx in Blue and now Son of Skip James. But regardless of whether it's rock and roll,, blues or gospel Dion is singing, he has always retained a hint of that early New York street punk demeanour.