Vintage Trouble with Tom “Papa” Ray at The Ready Room

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The Ready Room in The Grove celebrated St. Louis’ fiftieth year of Archdom with Vintage Trouble last night.

Tom “Papa” Ray was spinning cratefuls of local soul selections, including the classic 45 “St. Louis Breakdown” by Oliver Sain, which was recorded on nearby Natural Bridge Road. Papa Ray’s set was basically the goings-on of what happens live on his radio show for KDHX; sticky grooves with old-style MC commentary.

Los Angeles soul-rock outfit Vintage Trouble dressed their Sunday best and performed ballads, rockers, and groovers to a packed house of TroubleMakers.

Twas mighty a rowdy dance party.