Q319 Perfect Playlists - BONUS LIST Richard Hawley's "The 45s I always play when I'm DJing"

Q319 Perfect Playlists - BONUS LIST Richard Hawley's "The 45s I always play when I'm DJing"

richardhawleyOur new issue - Q319 out now, grab a copy or download it for iPad - features 35 Perfect Playlists picked by noble figures from the worlds of music, film and TV.

Each has picked a specially themed, 10 song playlist, explaining their selection in full in the issue.

The issue also features Richard Hawley's record collection, but that didn't stop the man giving us a playlist as well - and here it is as an online exclusive.

Grab Q319 now for the Steel City crooner's tour round his records, plus a bumper selection of Perfect Playlists from the likes of Noel Gallagher, Manic Street Preachers, Glastonbury's Emily Eavis and more - all of which you can listen to via Spotify right now.

In the meantime here's Richard Hawley's "The 45s I always play when I'm DJing"

Richard Hawley: "I collect seven-inch singles, I've got thousands of the fuckers, so to narrow it down to ten was difficult, but in the end I thought "don't be anal just choose the songs you play a lot", so I've got ten and it's a pretty good playlist. Me and my brother-in-law spend our lives with dusty piles of records and we DJ shitloads at this bar in Sheffield called the Bowery, it's something I really enjoy, and these are the records that send people wild."

Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love "This one always gets a reaction when I play it because her vocal is frightening, it's really, really outrageous. Confident, sassy and it's a very sexual track as well. She's basically saying "what you need, I've got and you ain't gonna get it better anywhere else". The beat is really hypnotic and you can't help but loose yourself in it."

Ann Cole - Got My Mojo Working "Muddy Waters claimed ownership of the song but it wasn't written by him at all, Preston Foster wrote the song. Anne Cole's vocal on this is really extreme and beautiful. It's just a cracking version of the song, it's more up tempo than Muddy Water's version. A lot of the songs I've picked are hell for leather, they're not pissing about, they really go for it and I love that."

Richard Berry - Have Love Will Travel "You'll like this, this single's B-side is Louie Louie! Richard Berry wrote both songs, it's almost like a showcase for his songwriting. It's a more vocal version, rather than The Sonics' muscular guitar, which I love as well. A lot of girls have told me they prefer this version to dance to. Whether that's true or not I don't know because I am to dancing what Adolf Hitler was to world peace [laughs]."

Big Mama Thornton - Don't Talk Back "I'm sure you know Leiber and Stoller wrote Hound Dog for Thornton and her version is probably still my favourite. This record has the backing vocals from The High Tones and when it starts you think it will be one thing and then she flips an octave higher! She's got one of the most powerful voices I've ever heard."

Jack Dupree - Stumbling Block "There are two versions of it, one of which is shit and the other, on King Records, is the complete opposite of that. It's a monolithic slab of awesomeness. He's better know as Champion Jack Dupree but I suspect this is one of those where he recorded under a different name to re do the same song. When I DJ this you can see people's faces light up, it really is a killer track to play."

Johnny Burnette & The Rock'n'Roll Trio - The Train Kept A Rollin "Johnny Burnett actually lived in the same place and went to the same school as Elvis when he moved to Memphis. They both kind of came up with a similar thing at the same time as this wasn't recorded too long after Elvis' Sun stuff but this is much more savage. It's really fucking savage music, the B-side, Honey Hush, even has the immortal line Don't make me nervous I'm holding a baseball bat! If you like your rock'n'roll fearsome then this is definitely the track for you. It's the track you'll be listening to when you crash your car into garage with a bottle of hooch in your hand. It will get you three years! [laughs]"

Don Gardner - My Baby Likes To Boogaloo "There's aren't many tracks that will follow The Train Kept A Rollin when you DJ, but this is the one that will. After you've crashed your car into the garage at 3am, but there's still some wheels and doors left and you're holding a baseball bat, this is the fucker to finish the job off! Don Gardner's vocal takes no prisoners, I'm sure after he'd recorded it he had to have a lie down. It's two fingers right up to your face."

Bob Landers - Cherokee Dance "His vocal is the most extreme vocal I've heard ever on any of the thousands of pieces of music I've heard over the years. It's the lowest, it's basso profundo or something like that. It's insanely low but raspy. I've never been able to find another record by him and I've been looking for years. The B-side is called Unitar Rock as the main instrument on Cherokee Dance is a unitar, a one string guitar! This song sounds so modern but when I found out a) it was a tiny five watt amp and b) there weren't even six strings on the guitar you realise what an immense piece of music it is!"

Little Walter - Up The Line "This took me forever to find. It was one of those records that before the advent of CD in certain circles it was a mythical. Did it really exist? He's probably my favourite artist of all time so when I finally found it I was like Gollum when he gets the ring back! [laughs hysterically] It's a motherfucker of a track!"

Gene Vincent - Bird-Doggin "It's not a sound you'd associate with Gene Vincent at all, it's absolute pure garage rock and it's tough as fuck. The weird thing about this track is that most of the musicians on it are [elite 60s LA session musicians] The Wrecking Crew! But the Pièce de résistance of weirdness though is David Gates from Bread was the producer and you think "How is this going to work?", but it's brilliant. It's savage."

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