Hopefully if you've made it this far into the website you will already have some idea of the type and quality of records played by Sugar and Paul over the years. We plan to update this section with top current tunes just before each club night so you should have a good idea of what to expect on that theory !


In a change from the norm, we'd like to give a couple of playlist from our September guests ....

Phil Bush

The Paragons - Riding on A Windy Day (Treasure Isle)

Lord Creator - Come Down 68 (Randys)

Prince Buster - A Piece Of Orange Street (Pre)

Johnny & The Attractions - Let's Get Together (Gayfeet)

Thrillers - Last Dance (Blue Cat)

Jackie Opel - You're Too Bad (Studio 1)

Prince Buster - Cut-Throat (Pre)

Vic Taylor - My Heart Aches (Treasure Isle)

Higgs & Wilson - Manny Oh (WIRL)

Derrick Morgan - Come On Over (Blue Beat)

Brian "45" Phillips

Barbara Acklin - Love Makes A Woman

The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing

Tommy Neal - Goin' To a Happening

Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run

The CODs - Michael

Percy Sledge - Help Me Baby

The Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding

Jackie Lee - Darkest Days

Art Freeman - Slippin' Around With You

MAY 2014


Buster's All Stars - Congo Revolution

The Viet Nam All Stars - The Toughest

Jack Sparrow - Ice Water

Lloyd & Devon - Can't Understand

The Eagles - It's A Wonderful Life

The Pioneers - Jackpot

Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie

Honeyboy Martin - Dreader Than Dread

Buster's All Stars - Ali Shuffle

Roland Alphonso - 20-75


Earl Van Dyke - Soul Stomp

The Mohawks - Sweet Soul Music

Jackie Edwards - L.O.V.E.

Georgie Fame - No Thanks

Billy Joe Royal - Mama Didn't Raise No Fools

Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me

Madeline Bell - Don't Cross Over To My Side Of The Street

The Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady (United Artists version !)

Jackie Opal - Sometimes I Wonder

Bryon Lee & His Dragonaires - The Record

JANUARY 2014 - blue note club special

On the basis that January sees The Nu Beat's own tribute to Manchester's legendary Blue Note Club, our January playlist is a handful of tunes that were popular at The Blue Note in the late '60s

William Bell - Marching Off To War

Eddie Floyd - Big Bird

William Bell - Never Like This Before

Johnnie Taylor - Blues In The Night

Hank Levine - Image (Pt II)

The Astors - Candy

Ketty Lester - West Coast

Joyce Bond - Sugar

The Temptations - You’re Not An Ordinary Girl

Dusty Springfield - A Brand New Me

The Drifters - Up In The Street of Harlem

The Pyramids - Train Tour To Rainbow City

The Skatalites - Guns of Navarone

Roland Alphonso - El Pussycat

Lloyd Terrell - Bang Bang Lulu


As November sees our SPIRIT OF '69 SPECIAL - we felt it only fair to list Top 10s from the great musical year that was 1969


Derrick Harriott - Been So Long

Bam Bam Baji - Seven Letters

The Termites - I'll Be Waiting

The Maytones - Have Your Time

Larry & Alvin - Loves Got Me

Pat Kelly - Try To Remember

John Holt - I Want You Closer

Winston Jarrett - Wreck Up A Pagan Heart

Soul Cats - Cho Cho Train

Little Joe & Buster's All Stars - Hy There


1969 was a great year for British Tamla Motown releases. There were an incredible 41 singles released during the 12 month period and of those - due to Soul Club demand - 14 were either reissues or releases of tracks recorded 3 or 4 years earlier. Here's 10 of the best of those reissues from '69 that went on to become club classics:

Brenda Holloway - Just Look What You've Done

Isley Brothers - I Guess I'll Always Love You

Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run

The Temptations - Get Ready

Jr Walker & The Allstars - Road Runner

The Miracles - Come On Do The Jerk

Isley Bothers - Take Some Time Out For Love

The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Martha & The Vandellas - Quicksand

Jimmy Ruffin - I've Passed This Way Before



Busters All Stars - Jet 707

Prince Buster - The Big Fight

Baba Brooks - Vitamin A

K Walker & The Allstars - One Minute To Zero

Lloyd Young - High Explosion

Dave Barker - Just My Imagination

The May tones - Loving Reggae

Alton Ellis - Rocksteady

Larry & Alvin - Nanny Goat

Dawn Penn - You Don’t Love Me


The Undertakers - Stupidity

Brenda & The Tabulations - The Wash

Lonnie Youngblood - Wooley Bully

The Nilsmen - The Sandstep

Wynder K Frog - I Feel So Bad

Byron Lee& The Dragonaires - Hang On Sloopy

Wayne Fontana - Come On Home

Ella Fitzgerald - Get Ready

Jimmy James & The Vagabonds - Whatever Happened To The Love We Knew

Jerry Butler - Never Give You Up

JULY 2013


Prince Buster - Blood Pressure

Jack Sparrow - Ice Water

The Eagles - It's A Wonderful World

Tommy McCook - Moody Ska

Charlie Organaire - Beaula

Freddy McKay- Give My Love A Try

Busters All Stars - The Toughest

Ferdi Nelson - Down In Jamaica

The Maytones - Have Your Time

Derrick Morgan - Cherry Pie


Five Du-Tones - Shake A Tail Feather

Lou Johnson - Magic Potion

O'Jays - Lipstick Traces

Virginia Wolves - Stay

Jimmy Cliff - Give And Take

Mood Mosaic - A Touch Of Velvet A Sting Of Brass

Jackie Lee - Darkest Days

Impressions - You Ought To Be In Heaven

Gospel Classics - More Love, That's What We Need

Brenda Holloway - When I'm Gone

MAY 2013


The Lord Is With Me - Jackie Opel

Feel Bad - The Tennors

Just My Imagination - Dave Barker

I'm Your Puppet - Dandy

Music Is The Food Of Love - Derrick Morgan

You're No Good - Marcia Griffiths

The Hustler - Junior Soul

Fidel - Don Drummond

Timothy- The Skatalites

Nimble Foot - Roland Alphonso


That Memphis Thing - John Phillips Soul

Mony Mony - Ricardo Ray

Goodbye - The Hustlers

I Got A Feeling - Jimmy Cliff

Love Hit Me - Maxine Nightingale

If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

The Name Game - Shirley Ellis

Let's Go Somewhere- Root & Jenny Jackson

Wigglin' and Gigglin' - Roy Head

I'm The Man - Albert Washington



Mughead Ska - Llans Thelwell (blank 7")

Stop Tha Train - The Spanish Town Skabeats (UK Bluebeat)

Ska Ba - Tommy McCook (Roland and Powie)

Alcatraz - Baba Brooks Band (Treasure Isle)

Lucky Seven - Baba Brooks and The Skatalites (blank 7")

Hot and Cold - Soul Bros (Lyn's Label)

Love Makes The World Go Round - The Sensations  (WIRL)

Young Generation - Desmond Dekker (blank 7")

Love Got Me - Larry & Alvin (UK Coxone)


My Sweet Potato - Booker T & The MGs (UK Atlantic)

Mony Mony - The Mohawks (UK Pama)

The Ten Commandments Of Man - Nickie Lee (Dade)

Shake Some Time - Ronnie Gordon (UK R&B)

I Want - Errol Dixon (UK Fab)

Get Down With It - Little Richard (UK Columbia)

Show Me The Way - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (UK Tamla Motown)

Love Love Love - Len Barry (That Philly Sound)

Girl Don't Make Me Wait - Timebox (UK Deram)

Someday We'll Be Together - Johnny & Jackey (Tri-Phi)