Deep Cliffs Weekender 2018 Lars Cornelsen

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Lars Cornelsen aka Don Cornel ( Hamburg, Germany) Cole Slaw Rhythm & Ska Club

Just like Joe Turner said „Two Loves Have I“…

…both of them are Soul whether it is from the US continent or from the Isle of Jamaica.

It all began in the late 80s early 90s. There have been scooters, there have been beer and there have been kind of Soul music…actually it was Motown, Atlantic and maybe Stax and some Ska every now and than. Later the scooters vanished but the beer and the music remained. As I was a teenager there wasn’t much money left for records so I started digging the flea markets on Sundays. And like I grow up the soul scene in Germany did. We all started with tunes like „The Snake“ and to me one of the most remarkable tunes of the very early days was Prince Busters „Rough Rider“. At this time I didn’t know the term of „Rocksteady“. But at the end right this kind of music became my passion. Nowadays I’m collecting and playing both kinds of good music…Soul & Reggae!

 Some years ago I had the luck to find my new home in Hamburg the most soulful city of Germany. And I’ve got the opportunity to play my records at some different venues and parties. Today most of the time I’m playing all kinds of Reggae at the regular events likes „The Cole Slaw Club“ and the „Ska Train to Reggae City“ and from time to time I’m allowed to play some of my Northern and Modern gems at different spots. And now last but not least I’m very proud and happy to get part of the wonderful occasion of the 3rd Deep Cliffs Soul Weekender“ which I enjoyed so much over the last two years and that hopefully will be a fixed date in my calendar for many of the next years…
 Run come celebrate - it’s festival time…This Party Got Soul!

TOP 10 …first tunes coming up my mind for any reason…

1. Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul

…kind of ‚my anthem‘

2. Prince Buster - Prince Of Peace

…great mix up of Jamaican music styles. Something like WestIndianSkaSteadyReggaeInnaEarlyRootsStyle

3. The Maytales - Night And Day

…must have floor filler killer diller cheapo

4. Derrick Harriott - Walk The Streets


5. Bobby Ellis - Step Softly

…one of the best two sider ever. An unbelievable cool Rocksteady vocal gem and maybe the smoothest Rocksteady instrumental in my box on the flip

6. The Wailers - Sinner Man aka Zimmerman

…the early Wailers always on top! Killer Roots coloured Ska tune and also a two sider with Let Him Go on the flip side (actually the plug side)

7. Johnny & The Attractions ‎– I’m Moving On

…and again a double a-sided 45 and again the flip is the top tune to me. But surely love Young Wings Can Fly too.

8. Marcia Griffiths - You’re No Good

…deep Jamaican RnB tune…nuff said

9. Delroy Wilson - Once Upon a Time

…Rocksteady evergreen…just a nice little driving piece of music

10. Desmond Dekker - Fu Manchu
…still one of my big wants…offers welcome