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5.0 out of 5 stars Legend become flesh, 13 Jun 2007
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Alan Ranta (Tiny Mix Tapes) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls - Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge Present (Audio CD)
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Briliant compliation jazz fusion/funk cd, 6 Feb 2014
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All tracks are good and some are famously superb. I was there from the very first month and until the regrettable demise. Captures some of the explosive atmosphere and high quality music - talented jazz dancers, amazing 6 hours atmosphere and unforgettable music.'Nuff Said.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sunday afternoon @ dingwalls, 31 Jan 2010
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C. M. White (L-O-S England) - See all my reviews
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At first i thought i had gone to a different dingwalls, but after my second hearing this album has some gems.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heaven on a Sunday afternoon, 30 Oct 2008
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I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO FREQUENT DINGWALLS IN ITS LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.GILLES PETERSON IS THE BEST DJ I HAVE EVER HEARD AND DINGWALLS THE BEST VENUE.ITS NOT A BEST OF COMPILATION WITH MOST OF MY FAVOURITE DINGWALLS CLASSICS MISSING, TUNES LIKE YUSEF LATEEF - BROTHER JOHN. HOWEVER THIS CD GIVES YOU A TASTE OF HEAVEN.IF YOU LOVE JAZZ, BUY IT.
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10 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 4 Oct 2006
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F. Pascal "Brownswood" (Harrow) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls - Gilles Peterson & Patrick Forge Present (Audio CD)
Not much to say about this apart that this is Essential! Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge on the selection, It does not get any better than this. Legendary parties that took place on the Sunday afternoon and this Selection is representing the atmosphere you could expect at those parties. Buy it now :o)
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6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls, 10 Oct 2006
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C. Chambers - See all my reviews
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This is a must for anyone that ever went to Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon or for those that want to get a sense of the sounds that shaped an era. It's great to hear all of these tooons in one place. As DJ Des used to say you neeeeeeed this!
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