BIG SMOKE LONDON TOWN

by Dustaphonics

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1.
ROCKIN' BOOGALOO (Y. Serrano Fontova/H.Clibbery) I went to a party the other night (Oh DJ) Best dress on and I feel all right (Oh DJ) No charts, no French touch, no Hip Hop (Oh DJ) Everybody grooving and feeling tight (Oh DJ) And we sing Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Hey Hey hey Yeah Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Yeah... DJ kept on spinning treasure (Oh DJ) Shingaling, Bop,Surf and Buttshakers Mama feel good, no need no doctor Pa Pa Oom mow mow , Surfin’ Bird And we sing Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Hey Hey hey Yeah Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Yeah... Ok Party People It’s your turn Get ready to clap those hands And shake those hips C’mon 1,2, 123 GO! Uno, dos, Uno, Dos Tres Quatro Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Hey Hey hey Yeah Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Yeah Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Hey Hey hey Yeah Rockin’ Boogaloo Hey Hey Hey Hey Hey Yeah Hey Yeah Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock...
2.
RIDE ON, RIDE ON RED, RIDE ON WELL I LEFT MY HOME IN VICKSBURG AND STARTED TRAVELING NORTH, MADE IT TO NEW ORLEANS AS THE BUS WAS TAKING OFF THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE WAS GIVING AWAY THE FARE SAYING, 'IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE SOUTH, BOY, JUST RIDE ON OUTTA HERE' RIDE ON, RIDE ON RED, RIDE ON GONNA RIDE OFF TO MY FREEDOM AND MAKE THOSE NORTHERN STATES MY HOME WE MADE IT TO SHREVEPORT, WHERE WE WERE SUPPOSED TO EAT I GOT MYSELF A SANDWICH AND ATE IT ON THE STREET. RIDE ON, LOUISIANA RED, RIDE ON GONNA RIDE ON TO YOUR FREEDOM AND MAKE THOSE NORTHERN STATES YOUR HOME WE MADE IT INTO LITTLE ROCK, WE MADE ANOTHER STATE TOOK THE WHOLE OF THE U.S. ARMY TO MAKE ONE SCHOOL INTEGRATE RIDE ON, RIDE ON RED, RIDE ON GONNA RIDE ON TO YOUR FREEDOM AND MAKE THOSE NORTHERN STATES YOUR HOME WELL I LIVE HERE IN NEW YORK AND I AM DOING FINE, HAVE MYSELF A BALL ABOVE THE MASON-DIXIE LINE RIDE ON, RIDE ON RED, RIDE ON GONNA RIDE OFF TO MY FREEDOM AND MAKE THOSE NORTHERN STATES MY HOME
3.
Crank up the radio Iv’e got something to say You might not wanna hear it But I’ll tell it anyway So if you ever come around And don’t like how I play I don’t give a dam You take life so easily And that’s cool if you were happy But you just cant seem to see The way you want things to be When you gonna learn The price is what you earn It shouldn’t be my concern X2 You’ve got some potential In fact I think you’ve got it all But we could never see that Whilst your backs against the wall I wanna see you stand tall
4.
I say Don't let the Devil ride I say don't let the devil ride 'Cause if you let him ride He'll want to try to drive Don't let him ride I say Don't let him flag you down I say Don't let him flag you down and If he flags you down He'll turn your soul around I say don't let him ride don't do it don't do it I say Don't let him be your boss I say Don't let him be your boss If you let him be your boss He'll make your soul be lost I say Don't let him ride I say Don't let him ride with you I say Don't let him ride with you If he ride with you He'll tell what to do Don't let him ride Dont do it yeah don't do it yeah
5.
Instrumental Healer Selecta's Rocknroll Soul Surf Revue
6.
Hey, can’t you see Make me shine Break me free Said Hey, can’t you feel Mississipi devil ain’t in me Said Hey,can’t you hear Sho’mon everybody Said sing with me Sho’mon and sing with me Don’t be shy, Shine with me Sho’mon everybody, said sing with me Don’t be shy, shine with me Hey, Mojo your Bones This Rock’n’Roll shows me your soul Said Hey, can’t’ you see, I am a hootchie cootchie mama, trust me Said hey, can’t you hear, Sho’mon everybody Said Sing with me Sho’mon and sing with me Don’t be shy, Shine with me Sho’mon everybody, said sing with me Don’t be shy, shine with me Ok people we are the Dustaphonics We’re here from London town So we want you to turn your radio up C’mon louder Sho’mon everybody, said sing with me Don’t be shy, Shine with me Sho’mon everybody, you know what to do Don’t be shy, shine with me
7.
Instrumental Healer Selecta's Rocknroll Soul Surf Revue
8.
When you clear the ashes the coal shoots gleam Down round metal plates, the past wiped clean We've got indie kids down in art house spaces On the scene to find new faces Sometimes you bring me up London town, London town This town can bring me down London town, London town Sometimes you drive me crazy So I’ve got to shake it down Man of the hour on the move Jeff Dexter made this city groove It was swinging 60's in the town Spinning the tunes to boogie down Big smoke Rain keeps falling, London's calling Big smoke Rain keeps, falling London's calling you I’ve got a little 'bottle and glass' I’ve got a lot of London sass So i strut my stuff down the hight street Its the new east end the hipsters beat Sometimes you bring me up London town, London town This town can bring me down London town, London town Sometimes you drive me crazy So I got to shake it down Man of the hour on the move Healer Selecta on the groove It was swinging 60's in this town Spinning the tunes to boogie down Big smoke Rain keeps falling London's calling Big smoke Rain keeps falling, London's calling you, calling you
9.
I'm gonna see my baby tonight I said yeah yeah Gonna fix my hair, get my new shoes on I said yeah yeah He's gonna love me, hold me tight I said yeah yeah Lipstick on Martini Dry I said yeah yeah Back to mono... Is the sound on our stereo, 1234 Boom Boom Bang Bang, all night long I said yeah yeah Scream and shout, don't care who knows I said yeah yeah We're in love, oh yes indeed I said yeah yeah More than a girl could ever need I said yeah yeah Back to mono... Is the sound on our stereo, 1234 Back to when it was black and white I said yeah yeah Sugar Pie on the Tepaz I said yeah yeah Records play, all we do is dance I said yeah yeah Cheek to cheek while we have the chance Back to mono... Is the sound on our stereo, 1234
10.
03:36
My mama said do what you got to do You gotta work, your dreams won't come to you Mama said gotta take life day by day You wanna reach that goal, don't let it fade away People sit round waiting for their lives to come Too late when they realise their life's already begun Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way Mama said spread love and positivity Be a real gone cat, use your eyes and see She said that there is just one you Love your skin and your heart shines through Got nothing good to say don't say it at all You make your own happiness it won't knock your door Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way This is a song about a little message Mama said spread love and positivity Be a real gone cat, use your eyes and see She said that there is just one you Love your skin and your heart shines through Got nothing good to say don't say it at all You make your own happiness it won't knock your door Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way Each and everyone, don't be afraid You're the only one that stands in your way Don't be afraid...
11.
I want to write you A simple little song Saying Thanks to you Tears drops fall around From the deepest seas Tears drops fall around from the highest galaxy I am on the road again I’m your flesh and blood I am on the road again I‘m your flesh and blood Do,do,do,do,do,do,do... I want to remember you With a bossa melody Saying I miss you Tears drops fall around From the deepest seas Tears drops fall around from the highest galaxy I am on the road again I‘m your flesh and blood I am on the road again I‘m your flesh and blood Do,do,do,do,do,do,do... I want to seal my heart With an endless harmony Saying Stand Up Tall The winds Only the winds can win The winds The winds can only win Oh the winds Winds can only win The winds The winds can only win...

about

The debut album “Party Girl” made it blatantly apparent that London soul-rockers The Dustaphonics had it all over their competition on a couple of fronts. Not only did they have a killer vocalist in Aina Roxx and Kay Elizabeth but a consummate engine room to drive the songs. Album Number Two finds them with a new singer and an interchangeable rhythm section.

The good news is that both vocalist Hayley and the backbone of the band are up to the challenge. “Big Smoke London Town” is almost all that “Party Girl” was cracked up to be.

You have to be good to get by in garage rock these days. Minimal airplay, a shrinking circuit of live venues and mostly disinterested media are balanced by a small but resilient core of sympathetic labels, of which the UK-based Dirty Water seems the most indefatigable. Resilience is a by-word.

The Dustaphonics attack their songs with the relish of people steeped in the best music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Guitarist-cum-driving force Yvan Serrano, a Lodnon Based French -Spaniard who works the vintage DJ circuit as Healer Selecta, is actually the only core member. He obviously has a good handle on picking his band-mates. On this album, veteran Bruce Brand and Eric Frajiria do the business on drums, with southpaw Dan Whalley on bass.

It would be no shock to find out every member had to undergo pre-recruitment reference checks based on their record collection. Rhythm and Blues (before the term was diluted beyond recognition), Surf and Soul are all embedded in The Dustaphonics’ collective DNA.

Serrano’s production is clean, deft and transparent. His guitar style – equal parts Duane Eddy and Link Wray - is flexible enough to suit outright rockers like “Grand Prix” to the tender “Flesh & Blood.” The songs all sit comfortably on Whalley’s warm bass-lines. Hayley Red may not have the range of her predecessor but there's not much in it. She possesses more than enough sultriness to make these tunes work.

Stylistically, “Big Smoke London Town” bounces around like a ping pong ball in a Bangkok sex show. There’s the big groove, soul bounce of “Back To Mono” and the surf twang-tinged “Rocking Booglaoo”, while “Don’t Let The Devil Drive Your Car” is a tight and dry-sounding garage rocker. Instrumental “Fire Dance” would have given The Cramps a run for their Cajun swamp lunch money.

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released January 9, 2014

Hayley Red: Vocal
Yvan Serrano Fontova: Guitar
Eric Frajiria: Drums
Bruce Brand Drums On Fire Walk and London Town
Dan Whaley: Bass
Produced by Healer Selecta

Rockin'Boogaloo (Y.Serrano/H.Clibbery)
When You Gonna Learn (A.Westlye/Y.Serrano)
Don't Let The Devil ( Traditional) Arragements Y.Serrano
Grand Prix (Y.Serrano)
Ride On ( Louisiana Red) arrangements Y.Serrano
Mojo Yar Bones (Y.Serrano/H.Clibbery)
London Town (K.Ameaton/Y.Serrano)
Fire Dance (Y.Serrano/B.Brand)
Back To Mono (Y.Serrano/H.Clibbery)
The Message (H.Clibbery/Y.Serrano)
Flesh &Blood (Y.Serrano)
Rocking Boogaloo :Edit Havana Radio (Y.Serrano/H.Clibbery)

Design & Art Work by LaMia London-Photo Steph Dray
Recorded in London at Soup Studio- Produced/mixed by Healer Selecta - Mastered by Pete Maher in Brighton.
Right Owner KINGALING Production UK
Published by Wipeout Publishing Ltd
Vinyl release Dirty Water Records UK

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DUSTAPHONICS London, UK

London Garage Rhythm & Blues Groovers, Soul Slammers, Surf Sizzlers, Rock’n’Roll Rave- Ups.

Composed of founder band leader, music director, producer, guitarist Yvan Serrano, who assembles a specific rotating line-up of great London-based singers & Musicians: Vocalists Aina, Kay, Hayley and Gizelle Smith. Musicians: Dan Whaley, Bruce Brand, Michael Jablonka, Ludo Nagy, Eric Frajria, etc..
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