NY Night Train to Mexico City

- May 28: Mexico City – Pata Negra: JONATHAN TOUBIN dj set

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UPCOMING NIGHT TRAINING:
- May 31 New York: Beauty Bar – 20th Anniversary Party
- June 5 Chinatown – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with JT
- June 6 Vancouver, BC – Psych Fest Levitation Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- June 12 Chinatown – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with JT
- June 13 Pittsburgh: Round Corner Cantina – Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- June 17 – July 22 European Tour
- July 26 Austin, TX: W-Hotel – Transmission Events’ Last Splash Swim Club Dance
- July 29 New York (early): Madison Square Park – FREE Parks Dept. Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- July 31 – New York: Home Sweet Home – Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!
- August 1 Brooklyn: Union Pool – Summer Thunder: annual NY Night Train/Panache day party
- August 2 wedding
- August 7 New York: Home Sweet Home – Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!
- August 8 Calgary: Tubby Dog 10th Anniversary Party
- August 14 New York: Home Sweet Home – Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!
- August 16 Los Angeles: Echo Park Rising Festival – Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- August 21 New York: Home Sweet Home – Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!
- August 22 Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bowl – Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- August 28 New York: Home Sweet Home – Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down!
- August 29 Rockaway Beach: Rippers – Riis Park Beach Bazaar
- September 4 Birmingham, UK: Hair and Hounds – Mosely Folk Festival Afterparty – Soul Clap and Dance-Off
- September 5 – 6 Larmer Tree, UK – End of the Road Festival – Soul Clap and Dance-Off plus JT gig
- September 9 Istanbul: Babylon Club – Soul Clap and Dance-Off

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SHAKIN’ ALL OVER, LOS ANGELES SOUL CLAP, Y MAS

- May 22 Chinatown – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with JONATHAN TOUBIN and guest DJ ROGER MARS of LA’S CRETIN HOP PARTY

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- May 23 Wedding

- May 24 Los Angeles – The Regent: Soul Clap and Dance-Off

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MISS LA-VELL “TEEN-AGE LOVE” (DUKE RECORDS, 1958): NY Night Train Daily Party Platter on YouTube

NY Night Train;s Daily Party Platter YouTube just kicked into gear this week! Visit the playlist every day to see what’s cookin’…

From the original 1958 vinyl 45 MISS LA-VELL (LaVelle White) “TEEN-AGE LOVE” on DUKE Records



So far this YouTube playlist has featured relatively new acquisitions, but this one is an old New York Night Train classic that I’ve turned so many times over the years that its downright embarrassing! But I can always count on this hot little pepper and its one of the few tracks I never get bored with. I planned on highlighting another track for today but when I turned this last night I felt in my gut that this one had to go up today!

And take a listen! That’s how you start a song! A strong fast blow right to the head! The screaming intro slides right in after only a couple of seconds and glides across rocky terrain for two minutes of pure bliss! The fluidity of her vocals melt across the top of the coarse rhythm like the perfect grilled cheese! Feel her power and hear that band go! It’s over so fast! A sonic whippit! Play it again!

If you haven’t seen thee fantastic LaVelle White play live, she’s still got it! Everything! Pipes, showmanship, style… the entire package. Its hard to imagine that such a dynamic contemporary entertainer was making records nearly six decades ago. Though born in Louisianna, she moved to Houston, TX and started singing in blues clubs in the 1940s. She made this, her first record on local/international entertainment don Don Robey’s legendary Duke Records – the most commercially successful black-owned record label of the 1950s and one of the most consistently solid imprints of all time. “Teen-Age Love” kicked off a small but mighty string of supreme and highly underestimated Miss LaVell Duke sides that are hands-down some of the finest raw rockin’ late rhythm and blues/early soul you’ll find anywhere – including NYNT favorites “Stop These Teardrops,” “Stolen Love,” and “Why Men Go Wild.”

Supreme and highly underestimated!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavelle_White
http://www.ponderosastomp.com/music_more/271/Lavelle+White

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Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” – 1966 Decca version: NY Night Train Daily Party Platter on YouTube

NY Night Train;s Daily Party Platter YouTube just kicked into gear this week! Visit the playlist every day to see what’s cookin’…

From Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s “I Put a Spell On You” (1966 Decca Records 45 version)

A few weeks ago I came across this Decca version of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” at Detroit’s People’s Records. Since “All Night,” one of my favorites, is also the same label from the same period, and since, what the heck, he’s the best singer/performer/musical personality of all time (I always buy even his worst stuff!), I adopted this puppy and gave it a home with me back in New York City! And it’s been driving the dancers wild ever since!

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The Premiers 1966 recording “Get On This Plane”: NY Night Train Daily Party Platter on YouTube

From the original 45 of The Premiers 1966 recording “Get On This Plane” on Faro Records.




This one is a shout out to all of my Los Angeles friends! See you at the Soul Clap and Dance-Off Sunday (May 24) at The Regent Theater! The Premiers are the supreme San Gabriel ,CA group best known for their 1964 smash hit version of Don and Dewey’s “Farmer John” – which opened the door for an entire generation of killer East L.A. Chicano rock’n'rollers. They also recorded a number of other NY Night Train-approved killers of the highest order during their brief career that came to a halt when two of the members were drafted to go to Vietnam. On a dark night in 1966, in the flash of an electrical storm (I can only assume!), in a single gargantuan thunderclap, this teenage quartet breathed life into this drop-dead gorgeous monster. Driven by a relentless “I Can Give You Everything” bassline locked in groove with a muscular beat, drenched in an ocean of fuzz, this beast builds and builds to “take you on a trip that’ll blow your brain”! Come on baby! Get on this plane….

learn more about The Premiers here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Premiers
and here: http://markguerrero.com/11.php
and here: http://www.npr.org/2014/08/10/338632474/fifty-years-of-farmer-john-a-hit-that-opened-the-door-for-chicano-rock

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Eddie King and Mae B. May “Please Mr. DJ”: Thee first NY Night Train YouTube Daily Party Platter is up!

Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train Daily Party Platter YouTube just kicked into gear today! Visit the playlist every day to see what’s cookin’…

Today’s platter is Chicago West Side blues siblings’ Eddie King and Mae B. May’s 1967 winner on Conduc records “Please Mr. DJ”

The inaugural track of the NY Night Train “Daily Party Platter” series is a supremely spicy slab of wax! Its hard to go wrong when raw electric blues collides with a raw rhythm and blues beat. This pleading minor key diamond takes the cake with all of its intensity and wild pleading vocals. “Please Mr. DJ! Play my song!” What song is that? Are they begging for something that sounds like this? I hope so! The rough production and primal nature of the thing makes it difficult to believe this is a 1967 recording! I would’ve guessed five years earlier… Is your hair standing on end yet?

Eddie King was an Alabama-born Chicago West Side blues guitarist who worked with Little Mac early on, led his own band and was recorded by Willie Dixon. Mae B. May was his little sister who was reluctant to sing at first (hence her nickname – “Maybe I will, maybe I won’t”) but when she got down to it, the wind reakky blew through those mighty pipes! Not long after this single the siblings separated. King would become Koko Taylor’s longtime guitarist and Mae drifted back and forth between music and raising her ten children – doing a brief stint in Lonnie Brooks’ legendary band. The duo reunited nearly two decades later for their first and only LP “Blues Has Got Me” before parting ways again. Eddie King just passed away in 2012.

you can read up about them here: http://www.last.fm/music/Eddie+King+&+Mae+Bee+Mae

and eddie king’s wikipedia is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_King_%28musician%29

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SHAKIN’ ALL OVER, SOUVENIRS OF THE SOUL CLAP RECORD RELEASE, and LIVING ROOM ROOFTOP

- May 15 Chinatown – Home Sweet Home: Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down! with JT

- May 16 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl: SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF Record Release for SOUVENIRS OF THE SOUL CLAP VOL 3 & 4 with contest selector APRIL MARCH and more!

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- May 20 Brooklyn – The Living Room: Rooftop Grand Opening Party

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SATURDAY! RECORD RELEASE PARTY for NORTON RECORDS’ “SOUVENIRS OF THE SOUL CLAP” VOL 3 & 4

Official Record Release party for Norton Records‘ LPs
NY Night Train SOUVENIRS OF THE SOUL CLAP: VOL 3 and 4
all night dancing to the 45rpm 1960s soul magic of JONATHAN TOUBIN!
accompanied by the NY Night Train SHADOW DANCERS and visuals!
1AM Metropolis Vintage $100 DANCE-OFF w/DJ APRIL MARCH & MC STEVE MYERS!
SATURDAY, MAY 16 at BROOKLYN BOWL! 11:30PM – 4AM, $10


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Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train SOUVENIRS OF THE SOUL CLAP: Vol 1 and 2 LPs both sold so fast that Norton Records asked for more! And now, less than six months after the first pair dropped, they release the two best editions yet! “An unorthodox mix of old classics and new whims, raw 1960s rhythm and soul and odd diversions you can hear at the New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off.” Discover supreme uncommon tracks by under-appreciated artists on little local labels and turn them at your own dance party! An eclectic bag of flaming hot soul platters from the dawn of the soul era for your own personal get down enjoyment at home!

Once again Toubin trekked half way across the country to his favorite facility Chicago Mastering to cut vinyl masters directly from his personal live DJ platters to make these as close to the big bold sound of the original 45s as possible! Rock’n'roll legend LENNY KAYE (Patti Smith Group, who compiled and wrote the liner notes for the groundbreaking original Nuggets comp, etc) wrote the liner notes for Vol. 3 and Alexander Thompson’s cover photo is an homage to At Home With Screamin’ Jay Hawkins . Toubin wrote the liner notes for Vol. 4 and the cover is a burlesque of Jackie Wilson’s Baby Work Out. You want these! Grab ‘em while they’re hot!


Saturday celebrates the release of these twin enfant terribles at the Soul Clap and Dance-Off at Brooklyn Bowl where you can get both editions for almost half-off – 2 for $20! Souvenirs 1 and 2 will also on hand at a discount if you missed ‘em a few months ago! Dancing with JONATHAN TOUBIN and NY NIGHT TRAIN SHADOW DANCERS DEE DEE DAME, ERIN SHEEHY, and SARAH KING gets going around midnight. The contest goes down after 1AM and features fabulous contest selector, the everybody’s favorite chick habit, fabulous chanteuse APRIL MARCH, debonaire referee STEVE MYERS of Mighty Fine/Afghan Wigs, and a distinguished panel of judges (TBA Thursday on the facebook event page)! First place gets $100, second gets a $75 Metropolis Vintage gift certificate, and third gets copies of the new records! Then dancing resumes ’til 4am!

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