Wednesday, 22 December 2010


I don't know about anyone else, but if i have an absolute hatred for that bastard Pogues song and although i have a secret soft spot for Slade's festive staple ( IT'S CHRIIISSSSTMMASS!) there's only so many times you can listen to the same 25 standard Christmas records. So (and i realise any credibility we may of once had may now be lost) here's Jocko's Xmas mix! It ranges from 60's Soul, Gospel and reggae, 30's carols and couple of contemporary re-rubs of old classics. It features not 1 but 2 cuts from Phil Spector's 'A Christmas gift for you' THE number one festive album of all time, if you haven't heard it, I'd really recommend it..

Nina Simone- Little girl blue
Ray Charles & Betty Carter- Baby it's cold outside
Ella Fitzgerald- White Christmas
Elisabeth Schumann- Coventry carol
Bobb B Sox & The Blue Jeans- Bells of St. Mary
Pastor T.L. Barrett and Youth Christ Choir- Jingle Bells
The Ronettes- Frosty the snowman
Billie Holiday- I've got my love to keep me warm (Yesking remix)
Wain Nelson- Santa Claus
The Cimarons- Silent night
Louis Armstrong- What a wonderful world (Orb remix)
Judy Garland- Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Jocko Djs are playing a couple of key dates over the Xmas season, firstly is our joint party with our friends Chicks Dig Jerks on Boxing day at The Victoria. Expect mixed up party sounds from the Chicks downstairs and drunken Jockos and Homos upstairs playing a seasonal selection. The lovely Jim will be guesting with us also. (Free entry)
New Years Eve is the intimate Hare and Hounds in King's Heath with Habit, Chicks Dig Jerks and a whole host of other people, regular Hott Date goers please buy tickets in advance as we've been infomed this event always sells out between xmas and new year. (£10 Adv tics)

Merry Christmas and happy new year from the Jocko Crew


Friday, 10 December 2010

The Bombers

Oh my this record is a prized possession after my mate Jib spent 6 years talking this record up. I had to own it. This was back in the day when the only way to hear it was to have it on vinyl. I finally found it in a record shop in Brazil of all places. It was worth the wait. Originally performed by a British 60's rock band Babe Ruth, this cover more than does it justice...... The breakdown at 6 mins is sensational......

The Mexican


A certain Ratio

Today i'm feeling all post punk so thought i might share this with you....

Knife Slits Water


Monday, 6 December 2010


This is a run down of my favourite albums of the year, in some kind of order. I didn't think 2010 was the best- but looking back there was some amazing stuff! x J

1.Warpaint- The Fool

2.Lone lady- Nerve Up

3.The Fall- Your Future Our Clutter

4.Foals- Total Life Forever
5.Beach House- Teen Dream
6.Everything Everything- Man Alive

7.These New Puritans- Hidden
8.LCD Soundsystem- This Is Happening
9.Lone- Emerald Fantasy Tracks

10.Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest
11.Liars- Sisterworld

12.Ass- Salt Marsh

13.Yeasayer- Odd Blood
14.Caribou- Swim

15.Factory Floor- Untitled
16.Toro Y Moi- Causers Of This
17.Laura Marling- I Speak Because I Can
18.Love Is All- Two Thousand And Ten Injuries

19.JJ- No.3

20.Brian Eno- Small Craft On A Milk Sea