Monday, February 04, 2008

Havana DJ setlist: February 2, 2008

Walked in about 7:15 and was surprised—there was a crowd of about 20, an older one. I segued out of a ’40s playlist around 7:45 and played till 10.

1. Booker T. & the M.G.’s, “Green Onions”
2. Sonny Boy Williamson, “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” [huge volume flub at top, to the crowd’s great amusment]
3. Los Hijos del Sol, “Si Me Quieres”
4. Charlie Aldrich, “Kinsey’s Book”
5. Elvis Presley, “Viva Las Vegas”
6. Laurindo Almeida & the Bossa Nova All Stars, “Route 66 Theme”
7. James Brown, “That’s My Desire” [not the one I wanted but due to lack of preparedness . . . ]
8. Lulu, “The Man Who Sold the World” [fuck it]
9. David Bowie, “Beauty and the Beast”
10. LCD Soundsystem, “Get Innocuous!” [of course]
11. R.E.M., “Sitting Still”
12. The Gossip, “Are You That Somebody?” [one advantage of bringing other people’s mix CDs to DJ is that you can surprise yourself; see also No. 8]
13. Judee Sill, “Soldier of the Heart” [see also No. 12]
14. DJ Shadow, “Building Steam with a Grain of Salt”
15. Jill Scott, “My Love”
16. Lupe Fiasco, “Kick, Push”
17. Paul Wall ft. Big Pokey, “Sittin’ Sidewayz”
18. Jay-Z ft. Foxy Brown, “Ain’t No Nigga”
19. MC Lyte, “I Am the Lyte”
20. DJ Green Lantern etc., “Impeach the President”
21. Arthur Blythe, “Down San Diego Way”
22. Michael Bisio Quartet, “Blues for Melodious T”
23. Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins, “Mood Indigo”
24. Walter Davis Jr., “Minor Mind”
25. King Errisson, “Conga Man”
26. James Brown, “Give It Up or Turnit-a Loose”
27. Fire Engines, “Discord”
28. “Weird Al” Yankovic, “Trapped in the Drive-Thru”
29. Dean & Britta, “Singer Sing”
30. Cortney Tidwell, “Don’t Let the Stars Keep Us Tangled Up (Ewan’s Objects in Space Remix)”