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Music: January 2014 Archives

Errol's Pick

Geno Washington is a cult figure in the soul and R&B scenes and he makes a rare appearance in Toronto Saturday. On the show today, our music columnist Errol Nazareth previewed the concert that's highly anticipated by hardcore soul music fans on Saturday night at The Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. West. A Geno Washington show is a relentless, horn-heavy blast of classic soul belted out by a band that puts a premium on its live performances. And even though he's 71, he's still rocking stages all over the world. In 1980, Washington was immortalized in a catchy song titled Geno, by the popular British soul group Dexy's Midnight Runners. It was a number one hit in the UK and for a while it was the only song that the band's fans wanted to hear when they performed. That annoyed the band so much that on several occasions, Kevin Rowland, the band's lead singer would warn his audience (quote) "If you're here only to listen to "Geno", you can (bleep) off, we're not playing it!" Geno Washington comes on at midnight. The Horseshoe is at 370 Queen St. West.