The title pretty much tells you the story behind this compilation. Dingwalls was a dirty little club in Camden. For six odd hours after noon on Sundays (hence), mildly successful radio disk jockey Patrick Forge and BBC legend Gilles Peterson would spin eclectic records which existed on the forgotten fringes of jazz, funk, and soul to compliment that day's live act, which featured the likes of Roy Ayers, Incognito, Courtney Pine, and other legends over the years. All of the grateful sweat Pat and Gilles generated in that dim gin joint from the mid-eighties to the early nineties has been livingly translated into this two-disc collection one scratchy seven inch at a time. When you hear the likes of Tribe Called Quest's g-funk "Luck Of Lucien," The Soul Tornadoes' funk fusion organ grinder "Hot Pants Breakdown," and, hell, I could pick any track and be right, you'll know why half-assed saps like Joss Stone and Michael Bublé are deservedly destined for the most desolate obscurity.
Gilles is a cruel man. I get the same feeling listening to this as I do when I watch the Woodstock documentary: an unyielding desire to have lived in a different time and scene. Just judging from this too short for two CDs mixtape, Dingwalls was one of the last true happenings, a wellspring of liquid cool and a mark of true culture. May its legacy never fizzle.