Tonight: Numero's Eccentric Soul Revue
Kevin Coombe isn't a soul legend, but he'll share the spotlight with a few of them tonight when Numero's Eccentric Soul Revue touches down at the 9:30 club. Organized by the Chicago-based record label Numero Group, the revue assembles some of the Windy City's finest soul vets -- Syl Johnson, The Notations, Renaldo Domino -- taking their music from crackly vinyl platters to the 21st century stage.
So who's Coombe? He's a local DJ and the mastermind behind DC Soul Recordings, a Web site that studiously documents the history of Washington-area soul music. He's casually consulted Numero Group in the past and when the tour's Washington stop needed a DJ, Coombe was the first call.
What will he be spinning tonight? "I'm going to be mixing a big hodgepodge of soul, funk of all types, music from the Washington D.C. area," says Coombe. "It's just gonna be a big mishmash of sounds that'll give people a brief glimpse into what was out there. And it'll be all 45s."
Doors open at 7 p.m, so you'll need to get there early to check out Coombe's opening set. And if you still need a little nudge, check out The Notations signature funk-bomb "Super People" and the Numero profile written by Stephen M. Deusner over at Express Night Out.
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