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February 25, 2013 by joesonotheque

Three Aces presents


Featuring DJ Supreme “Smokey” Joe Bryl

Wednesday, March 6 – 7PM – Midnight – Free, No Cover

1321 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607 –


Callin’ out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancin’ in the street.

Dancin’ in Chicago (dancin’ in the street)

Down in New Orleans (dancin’ in the street)

In New York City


All we need is music, sweet music,

There’ll be music everywhere

There’ll be swingin’ swayin’, and records playin,

Dancin’ in the street


– Dancing In The Street by Martha & The Vandellas


Although summer is a little bit off, that doesn’t mean that one cannot take the advice of Martha & The Vandellas to swing and sway when the records are playing this springtime. With that immediate thought in mind, Three Aces is hosting (after its short winter’s hiatus) SOUL TO THE BONE – A FUNKY SOULFUL STRUT on Wednesday, March 6 (and every following first Wednesday).


Headed by soul brother from another planet DJ “Smokey” Joe Bryl, SOUL TO THE BONE will lay down the best Funk, Soul and Rhythm & Blues tracks from the past to the present – and all on 45RPM. A fervent crate diggin’ deejay for the past 30+ years, Joe Bryl scours record stores, flea markets, thrift stores and private collections looking for those long-forgotten treasures of dusty 45s that once packed the dance floors for soul shacks, jazz bars, chitlin’ circuit clubs and juke joints during the sixties, seventies and beyond.


Searching for his own version of the long-lost Holy Grail, Bryl acts as musical archeologist, looking to bring to light once again long-forgotten records that barely reached an audience outside of its own street, town or region. And not surprisingly, these well-aged recordings still pack a punch and continue to pack the dance floor today. With this “back to basics” ethos, SOUL TO THE BONE will re-kindle the passion and energy of sixties Soul and seventies Funk and show that it has lost none of its influence or immediacy.


To capture that lasting vibrancy of sweaty soul and hard-driving funk we’ll be screening rare videos as a visual backdrop to the evening. So get ready to get down and dirty for this floor-shaking and foot-stomping soul express. As the sadly departed Don Cornelius always closed “Soul Train” we also send out the refrain “…and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace… and SOUL!”IMG_0005


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