Thursday 28 September 2023, 7.30pm
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Cadillac Records, the DIY label set up by John Jack and Mike Westbrook in 1973 to release Mike’s album Live! (SGC1001), and Ogun Records which recorded the famous Brotherhood of Breath - Live at Willesau in that year (the album OG100, was released in 1974).
To commemorate this momentous event the labels will celebrate with a selection of reissues from our back catalogue and a live event at Cafe Oto on 28th September 2023. Featuring a film screening of very rare footage of the Blue Notes at The Old Place, 1967 (see below), plus live music from Mike Westbrook and a tribute to Louis Moholo-Moholo featuring Jason Yarde, Roberto Ottaviano - saxophones, Alex Hawkins - piano, Neil Charles - double bass, Mark Sanders - drums, Plus more tbc
The Real McGregor (1967, Director: Ian Hutchison) is a documentary featuring interview material with Chris McGregor, followed by a concert at Ronnie Scott’s Old Place in Gerrard Street, where the group, also known as The Blue Notes, enjoyed a year-long residency. On this occasion the classic quintet included Louis Moholo-Moholo, Johnny Dyani, Mongezi Feza and Ronnie Beer as well as McGregor. This film was recovered by documentary filmmaker Dr. Paul D.J. Moody of International Media Productions. Paul has restored the image and sound track, and is seeking broadcaster interest to bring the project to the widest possible audience. Tonight's showing is the first public screening since the early 1970s. Early film of The Blue Notes is extremely rare and this is the only known footage of their time in London and at the Old Place, so a hugely significant event.
Otoroku are proud to have reissued a number of Ogun LPs in the past few years, as well as sharing several of their landmark releases in our digital catalogue: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/shop/category/ogun/