Leeds & West Yorkshire

Down In The Grooves

James Addyman
Image caption DJ James Addyman plays a variety of retro grooves

DJ James Addyman has been scouring the racks of record shops for more years than he cares to remember.

Luckily for you he puts all that effort to some use by providing an outlet for music that's undeniably popular but unfortunately receives scant attention.

His show, Down In The Grooves, brings great retro grooves to you from around the world.

Every week James plays the best tunes from his vinyl archives as well as the the odd CD, here and there!!).

However it's not all vintage as James is willing to give modern bands with a retro feel, a fair go.

The show which goes out on Friday night/Saturday morning (1am - 3am) plays the best tracks in rhythm 'n' blues, club soul, mod, funk, psychedelia, soundtracks, Northern Soul, music library, dancefloor jazz, Hammond grooves and all points in between.

So, remember retro is the new modern and tune in to Down In The Grooves for music that transcends the here and now, and rocks your world anytime you like.

The show is streamed live and each show is also archived on the BBC iPlayer for a whole week, so there's no excuse to miss the show.

If you want to contact the show you can write to:

Down In The Grooves

BBC Radio Leeds

2 St Peter's Square



...or email james.addyman@bbc.co.uk

Down In The Grooves is broadcast Friday night/Saturday morning, 1am - 3am on BBC Radio Leeds 92.4FM, 774AM, Digital DAB and the internet. Listen again to the show here.


Show dated 29/12/12:

Johnny Hallyday - Absolument Hyde Park (Philips)

Big Maybelle - Eleanor Rigby (Rojac)

Lee Rogers - Our Love Is More (D-Town)

Bad Bascomb - Give The Bass A Taste (Paramount)

Lou Donaldson - Who's Making Love (Blue Note)

The Merry-Go Round - A Clown's No Good (Rev-Ola)

The Tremeloes - Let Your Hair Hang Down (CBS)

The Superfine Dandelion - People In The Streets (Mainstream)

The Moody Blues - Ride My See Saw (Deram)

The Dragons - Heart Transplantation (OPP)

Can - Moonshake (United Artists)

Bobby Hatfield - Shuckin' And Jivin' (MGM)

Irene & The Scotts - I'm Stuck On My Baby (Smash)

Elton Anderson - Sick And Tired (Capitol)

Cannibal & The Headhunters - Nau Ninny Nau (Rampart)

Willie Bobo - Be's That Way (Tico)

Manny Corchado - Pow Wow (Jazzman)

Edwin Starr - Mighty Good Lovin' (Tamla Motown)

Fontella Bass - My Good Lovin' (Prann)

The Jazz Crusaders - Scratch (World Pacific)

Lionel Hampton - Railroad No. 1 (Glad)

Jacques Dutronc - Restons Francais, Soyons Gaulois (Vogue)

Variations - Come Along (EMI Odeon)

Jose Balague Y Los Styl's - Tibet (Iberia)

Rick Lancelot - Hoo Doo Man (RCA Victor)

Prince Buster & The Ska Busters - Healing (Wildbells)

Byron Lee & The Ska Kings - Watermelon Man Ska (Atlantic)

The Peels - Time Marches On (Audio Fidelity)

The Dyna-tones - The Skunk pt1 (Alto)

The Champs - Train To Nowhere (Challenge)

Johnny Scott - Hide & Seek With Me (Portra)

The Takers - If You Don't Come Back (Pye)

The Animals - Inside Looking Out (Decca)

Bob & Earl - I Can't Get Away (Jay Boy)

The C-Quents - It's You And Me (Essica)

Ray Charles - You're Just About To Lose Your Clown (ABC)

Calvin Carter - What'd I Say (Vee Jay)

The King Pins - Don't Wait Pretty Baby (Federal)

Trade Martin - Work Song (RCA Victor)

Show dated 22/12/12:

Johnny Lytle - Big Bill (Tuba)

The Jagged Edge - How She's Hurtin' Me (Gallant)

The Leathercoated Minds - Non-Stop (Fontana)

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - Piggy Bank Love (Liberty)

Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba (english version) (Universal)

Phil Flowers - The Judge & The Alligator (Dot)

Eddie Floyd - Water (Stax)

Los York's - Justo A Mi Gusto (MaG)

We All Together - Rock Of All Ages (MaG)

Rusty Bryant - Soul Liberation (Prestige)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Plastic Factory (1967 demo) (Xeric)

The Poor - Skip To My Mary-J (Blast First)

The Animated Egg - Down, Down And Gone (Marble Arch)

Jou Cogra - Atrapados (Hundergrum)

Les Bof! - Trois Accords (Copase Disques)

The Beat Merchants - Messin' With The Man (Columbia)

J. Geils Band - It Ain't What You Do (It's How You Do It ) (Atlantic)

Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Working Song (Liberty)

Tony Hatch - Black Is Black (Pye)

Mike Leander Orchestra - The Letter (MCA)

Johnnie Mae Matthews - Lonely You'll Be (Atco)

Denise LaSalle - Hung Up, Strung Out (Westbound)

Lou Josie - Vacation's Over (Chess)

Bunalim - Kinali Gelin (Pharaway Sounds)

Roger Morris - Knock It (Jazzman)

Bobbie Gentry - Tobacco Road (Capitol)

Fear Itself - Underground River (Dot)

Lonnie Smith - Move Your Hand (Blue Note)

The Pioneers - Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Trojan)

The Second Thought - Slingshot (Brite Leaf)

The Electric Company - Scarey Business (Titan)