It should come as no surprise that I love record fairs and conventions.
The Puces POP Record Fair provides me with yet another avenue for crate digging.
The excitement of finding records long sought-after or discovering that could end up being precious to my person are sensations I revel in.
The Puces Pop Record Fair is always a source of wonder, delight and music for me. Crate-diggers, music connoisseurs and collectors, record store owners, various vendors and passersby alike congregate at the church every year for Pop Montreal weekend.
I have no doubt this year will be just as good to me especially since I have another DJ set on September 19 from 11:00am to noon EST at 105 Rue Saint Viateur Ouest, Montréal.
Music in most of its various formats, LPs, CDs and audio cassettes are sold, bought and celebrated.
Truth be told, I look forward to it most at Pop Montreal time. Whatever showcases or performances I catch can be either secondary or an afterthought.
During that Puces Pop Record Fair weekend last year, I decided to play vintage 1960s & 1970s rock, soul, jazz, funk and reggae in honor of the church crate-digging craziness.
A good number of records played that weekend were mostly likely bought at Puces Pop Record Fair from years past.
It is my way of giving back to the cultural institution and festival that is Pop Montreal.
When I think back to the Puces POP Record Fair, I have fond memories of that Saturday afternoon. I found some interesting records and didn't go too far over-budget.
Thanks to the organizers and vendors for the great time at Puces Pop.
DJ Solespin - 2014 Puces Pop Record Fair DJ Set (Part 1)
k-os - The Bed's Too Big Without You
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
Toots & The Maytals - 54-46 That's My Number
The Ethiopians - The Whip
Shinehead - Billie Jean
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
N'Dea Davenport - Whatever You Want
Will.I.Am – Lay Me Down
TLC - Creep
J Dilla- Think Twice
Jamie Myerson - Unity Gain
Dead Prez - Hip Hop
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day (Remix)
Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live
Black Sheep - Flavor of the Month
Gang Starr - Jazz Thing
Black Moon - Who Got The Props
Jungle Brothers - Jimbrowski
Funkdoobiest - Doobie To The Head
House of Pain - Jump Around
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition - Tabaco y Ron (TM Juke & Jack Baker Trio Rework)
DJ Food - Dub Lion
Banbarra - Shack Up (Part 1)
Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool
The Budos Band - Budos Rising
Soho - Hot Music
DJ Solespin - 2014 Puces Pop Record Fair DJ Set (Part 2)
ESG - UFO
NRBQ - Rocket Number 9
Johnny Winter And - Jumping Jack Flash
Jack Bruce - Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune
Jesse Gresham Plus 3 - Shootin' The Grease
Mashmakhan - As Years Go By
Super Eagles - Love is a Real Thing
Wilson Pickett - I'm A Midnight Mover
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
sam & Dave - I Thank You
Little Royal - Razor Blade
Genya Ravan - What Kind of Man Are You
The Commodores - Don't You Be Worried
Muddy Waters - Let's Spend The Night Together
The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
The Shocking Blue - Venus
The Byrds - Jesus Is Just Alright
All The People - Cramp Your Style
African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
Miles Davis - Spanish Key
The Flock - Tired of Waiting For You
Three Dog Night - I Can Hear You Calling
Johnny Jenkins - I Walk on Guilded Splinters
Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover
The Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
Ray Charles & Milt Jackson - Hallejuah I Love Her So
David Clayton-Thomas - Magnificent Sanctuary Band
Merry Clayton - Southern Man
Donovan - Get Thy Bearings
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover
The Supremes - Come Together
Al Green - So You're Leaving