Soul A Go Go
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.
The Melbourne soul institution Soul-a-Go-Go is a monthly soul night that originally started back in 2007 when DJ Vince Peach was offered a night at The Laundry Bar Fitzroy. Pierre Baroni came up with the name and artwork and with other PBSFM announcers including Miss Goldie, Manchild, Mohair Slim and Richie 1250, a new benefit night for the community radio station was born. It became a flourishing and ongoing night of funk and soul over 2 floors. Featuring DJ’s, and eventually, live bands and special guests who were in town, it’s a mainstay of the Melbourne music scene. A night of music for lovers of getting down and having a good time.
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.