Hey DJ! With HARD FRENCH guest DJ & all-around great guy Dick Vivian

Here’s some weekend reading for ya’ll about one of San Francisco’s sweetest and most soulful residents, Dick Vivian.

The Real Nitty Gritty loves Dick!

We have been visiting Dick at Rooky Ricardo’s since we learned how to drop the needle onto a ’45 and he’s always been more than willing to help us sift through his stacks to find the records he knows we’ll love.  Having the opportunity to share the tables with him at HARD FRENCH on June 5th is both an honor and a dream so check out some of why we love him so much in this archived Hey DJ! interview (we love Jennifer Maerz & Hey DJ)…

This week we have a very special guest taking on the A’s in our weekly DJ Q&A. It’s Richard Vivian, the owner of over 60,000 45s, not counting the rows upon rows he sells in his store, the irreplaceable Rooky Ricardo’s Records. That Lower Haight treasure trove specializes in original vinyl from the ’60s and ’70s, specifically R&B, funk, jazz, disco, blues, oldies, and a whole lotta soul (“Soul, Norther Soul, Modern Soul, Crossover Soul”). So when Vivian’s asked to get behind the decks, as he will this weekend for the gigantic Sugar Shack “Battle of the ’60s” party at the Paradise, he has plenty for your ears to feast upon. Check him out on Saturday night (where the party also features a full floor of French pop oldies), or at the Knockout for oldies night, or, of course, at Rooky’s.

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~ by realnittygritty on May 28, 2010.

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