First out in 1997 Want to know the score on Soul Scene in Dublin, read on..........Thanks to Karl for this good info.
The scene over here has been booming for the last 6 months. Myself and a mate DJ on a Monday night in the Chocolate Bar (trendy Dublin Pub), playing rare soul from 60s to 90s mostly mid-tempo. We also do a radio show on Jazz 89.8 FM every Saturday afternoon 12 till 3. Its a pirate station, no relation to Jazz FM in the UK.
We get plenty of listeners and its brought a lot of younger people onto the scene which is great. There was Plenty of Soul nights on the weekends but thats kind of died down for the moment. The next couple of clubs will be on the 13th and 20th of December. A mate of mine is trying to organise a regular monthly allnighter which will be great if he can get this going.
Theres plenty going on around the rest of the country with recent soul nights in Limerick, Waterford & Carlow although these tend to play a lot of the same over played oldies.
Ive added a current top ten, a lot of it is stuff Im currently playing at clubs so it will probably change next week.
Karls Current Top Ten
(In no particular order)
10) Together - Chester Fields - A&M
09) Crying In The Night - The Monitors - unreleased Motown
08) I Volunteer - Little Gi Gi - Decca
07) Has It Happened To You Yet - Edwin Starr - Unreleased Groovsville
06) I Cant Get Along Without You - Maxine Brown - Commonwealth
05) Lonely Girl - Anabelle Fox - Satin
04) Sweeter - Major Lance - Brunswick
03) You know my key (Is always in the mailbox) - Vivian Copeland - Doro
02) Stormy - The Supremes - unreleased Motown
01) Im gonna love you - The Age of Bronze - Guava