VF Live: Scarlett O'Malley #2





A soul 45s special from her London HQ.

In VF Live, DJs take you inside their homes, record stores, and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

London DJ Scarlett O’Malley returns for her monthly VF Live residency with a 100% soul 45s special.

“Now that I am with y’all every month for my new residency, I decided that my second VF Live would have to be a straight soul 45s special!

Soul music is the first genre I started obsessively collecting, and was the first genre to truly capture my heart, so I wanted to go through tunes that really mean something to me.

This set is very much a display of my tastes, as well as how my tastes have grown. Many of these records were the first ones that I acquired when I really got into buying and collecting. They also hold a special place in my heart from when I first started to DJ.

I start with an ode to the 100 Club 6Ts Rhythm and Soul all-nighter party that I have been going to for years, and I drop their most recent anniversary release. Next, I go on to play some of my favourite Northern Soul tracks, followed by some of my most-loved women of soul. From there, it wouldn’t be a soul special without some crossover. Finally, I end with super deep, slow, low-rider, tear-jerker weepy records.

I’ve sprinkled lots of little anecdotes along the way, which also made me realise how much emotion I attach to records, and soul music.

Nearly 90 minutes of tunes, with so much more to play… I am glad, grateful, and blessed to be able to do a set for you every month.”

Watch and listen to Scarlett’s latest VF Live show above, and check out the tracklist below.


1. Darrow Fletcher – (Love Is My) Secret Weapon
2. Bobby Kline – Say Something Nice To Me
3. The Classic Example – Right On
4. Ace Spectrum – Don’t Send Nobody Else
5. Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes – Get Out (And Let Me Cry)
6. The Artistics – It’s Those Little Things That Count
7. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Whatever Makes You Happy
8. Patty and The Emblems – Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
9. The Hesitations – Is This The Way To Treat A Girl (You Bet It Is)
10. Harold Jackson and The Jackson Brothers – Freedom Riders
11. Arnold Blair – Trying To Get To Next To You
12. Alice Clark – Never Did I Stop Loving You
13. Aretha Franklin – Day Dreaming
14. Margie Joseph – I Can’t Move No Mountain
15. Big John Hamilton – Just Seeing You Again
16. The Philly Devotions – I Just Can’t Say Goodbye
17. The Fantastic Puzzles – Come Back
18. Dee Dee Warwick – You Tore My Wall Down
19. The Decisions – We’re In Love
20. Sonji Clay – Nobody
21. The Lovelites – My Conscience
23. Joy Tones – This Love
24. Jackie Wilson – The Tear Of The Year
25. Eddie Holman – This Can’t Be True
26. The Intrigues – The Language of Love
27. The Five Stairsteps – Come Back
28. William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Lover