Happy new year and apologies for being a bit later than usual getting this thread off the mark.
Got a bit more on me plate this year, even than usual!
It's 12 months since we did the last 'Top Tips' thread... and it's now a Soul Source tradition (this is the ninth, as it started in 2007) so here we go again!
Although we may be at risk of inferences that this thread only exists cos we've run out of things to play (me in particular :lol: ) we'll give it another shot, shall we?
I'm sure if you're a Soul Fan we all enjoy and benefit from being made aware of something new!
And lord knows... some of you might well need to freshen up those playlists! So here's your opportunity to tip the tunes in your box for future greatness, during the forthcoming year... or simply list any number of records that you'd like to recommend to other Soul Sourcers.
You might be a DJ with that tasty unplayed, unknown, hardly played or semi-known 45 stuck in the back of your box that you'd love to play out... but haven't quite got around to it... yet!
You might not be a DJ, but a collector, sitting on a tune that you know, if it got into the right hands, it could become massive in the next 12 months.
The tune could be an LP track that, for whatever reason, has never been given the recognition it deserves.
It might be a tasty 'B' side that, given the right exposure, might just have what it takes to become a monster!
We're talking, Northern, Modern, Crossover or 'Just Soul' - Whatever floats your boat! With the increased diversity around these days, and lots of new folk getting into the music, this should be a really interesting list!
How about those funky groovers. Are they now providing a rich seam of new quality music that is trickling into the mainstram?
Are Firme Rolas and Lowrider Oldies doing it at your night?
How about the 'Carib Soul' material... is that finding it's way onto the Northern Playlists?
Is there a killer, long overlooked, track just ripe for a revival?
Have all the big 'crossover' tracks finally crossed over?
Or are the Top 500 Stompers still the only tunes that make it really happen on the dancefloor?
No need to post sound clips. Just let us know what you've got that you think deserves a really big plug in the coming year!
What I need from you please, to keep things tidy and stop me having to do hours of research to get the detail, is the following:
Artist - Title - Label
In that order please.
You know the drill!