Oct 11th, 2019
The new Soul Messin’ Allstars cut “Soul A Go Go” salutes the legendary monthly PBSFM night Soul-a-Go-Go and celebrates Australia’s community spirit that is Melbourne soul; the scene, the musicians, the DJ’s and the fans. Penned by Jake Mason (Cookin’ On 3 Burners) and Eric McCusker (Mondo Rock), the track invites you to Realign your mojo …. And groove at the Soul-a-Go-Go.
Recorded and produced on the leafy Eastside of Melbourne by Mason, all-in sessions were recorded with some of Melbourne’s finest players including members of The Putbacks, Cookin’ On 3 Burners, The Teskey Brothers, Fulton Street, The Meltdown, The Wolfgramm Sisters and Cara Robinson.
“It wasn’t until I was on the other side of the world doing a radio interview with my Cookin’ On 3 Burners buddies did I realise how unique and special Melbourne’s music scene is, especially funk and soul. This is only a pinch of the amazing players in this town, we could do a whole album with a different line-up on every track and there would still be more … in fact we might just do that one day” says Mason who put together the supergroup.
The Melbourne soul institution Soul-a-Go-Go is a monthly soul night that originally started back in 2007 and has became a flourishing and ongoing night that is a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene. More than 12 years later, the unofficial Soul-a-Go-Go track is born, a song that gets down to Melbourne’s ‘champeen’ funk and soul spinners. Side A “Soul A Go Go feat. Josh Teskey” is a slice of stomping soul with all the trimmings: buttery horns, sweet honeyed vocals and a good pinch of Motown! B-side’s take “Soul A Go Go feat. Cara Robinson & The Wolfgramm Sisters” is sweet soul, bubbling werlie and a backbeat that bites!