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Saw a name this morning that reminded me of the early days when any northern spun on the radio would be a very rare occurrence.Mostly confined to a 10 minute slot on a 'regular' soul show on local radio and mainly up north, Radio Merseyside, Radio Lancashire, Red Rose and Piccadily.

My own memories revolve around Keep on Truckin' Terry Lennaines soul&funk show on Radio Merseyside in the early 70s Nick Cowan used to bring a few northern sides each week for a northern spot. Terry helped out by getting a few of the UK releases from the BBC radio library (all UK demos) I can well remember the sleeves.

Any one got any tales of their own local radio heroes.

c60s c90s at the ready!!!!

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Not particularly Northern but Mike Ravens soul show was the first I remember, the show that started with King Curtis's, Soul Serenade. I think it might have been before radio one was formed and broadcast early Sunday evening, I was only young at the time. The show made a comeback in the early 70's, Sat tea time? Ade

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Not particularly Northern but Mike Ravens soul show was the first I remember, the show that started with King Curtis's, Soul Serenade. I think it might have been before radio one was formed and broadcast early Sunday evening, I was only young at the time. The show made a comeback in the early 70's, Sat tea time? Ade

Twas 'Soul Seranade' but was the UK Mike Cotton Sound version on UK MGM,and very good it sounded as well!!

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Not particularly Northern but Mike Ravens soul show was the first I remember, the show that started with King Curtis's, Soul Serenade. I think it might have been before radio one was formed and broadcast early Sunday evening, I was only young at the time. The show made a comeback in the early 70's, Sat tea time? Ade

Yes remember that one, Emperor Rosko saturday dinner time used to play loads of Atlantic stuff sure I heard Here I go Again on his show.

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Yes remember that one, Emperor Rosko saturday dinner time used to play loads of Atlantic stuff sure I heard Here I go Again on his show.

Even before that, I have a Rosko show from 1969 where he plays the (then deleted) Just A Little Misunderstanding and introduces it as "the biggest discotheque record of the moment".

I've got stacks of Mike Raven shows on reel to reel.

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Twas 'Soul Seranade' but was the UK Mike Cotton Sound version on UK MGM,and very good it sounded as well!!

Thanks for the info... just played it and it sounds great! Perhaps better for being upbeat? Ade

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Twas 'Soul Seranade' but was the UK Mike Cotton Sound version on UK MGM,and very good it sounded as well!!

I've always that it was the Beau Dollar and the Coins version that was played as an introduction to the show!! Wrong again, lol!!! :facepalm:

Personally my fave version anyway.

Caz :thumbsup:

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Andy Peebles Soul Train on Piccadilly on Fridays and Sundays. I have a stack of tapes somewhere....often brought Richard and Russ in as a guests.

I also have a vague memory of a bloke on Radio Manchester who went under the moniker of The Baron from the BBC who used to sometimes do a Northern segment and I think there was someone on Radio Blackburn ?Trevor Hall? maybe. It's all a bit of a blur.....

I did a year living in Merseyside in 76-77 and Terry Lennaine was pretty good on Radio Merseyside. He used to do a club in Birkenhead I went to a few times but I can't recall the name.

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Before Richard Searling hit Radio Hallam (Sheffield) for the 1st time around 1980, there was a Saturday evening soul show (might have been presented by Kelly Temple but it was an 'everyday' Hallam DJ who had this one soul show each week). Anyway, he always had a NS spot, the records (about 3 each week I seem to recall) were provided by Worksop DJ / collector / dealer Pete Ward.

Many years earlier (1973/4-ish), Hallam had a specialist guy on who always had a NS show but I think he bought a record shop in Worksop & went off to run that.

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Before Richard Searling hit Radio Hallam (Sheffield) for the 1st time around 1980, there was a Saturday evening soul show (might have been presented by Kelly Temple but it was an 'everyday' Hallam DJ who had this one soul show each week). Anyway, he always had a NS spot, the records (about 3 each week I seem to recall) were provided by Worksop DJ / collector / dealer Pete Ward.

Many years earlier (1973/4-ish), Hallam had a specialist guy on who always had a NS show but I think he bought a record shop in Worksop & went off to run that.

Your'e right with the Kelly Temple, but before his time there John Green run a soul show, John Greens Soul Shotgun every saturday at six

was his jingle to the tune of the Flasher.

Do you remember now ? :lol::lol:

Think it's been mentioned on here before, maybe a search on John Green might throw something up. :hatsoff2:

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Not particularly Northern but Mike Ravens soul show was the first I remember, the show that started with King Curtis's, Soul Serenade. I think it might have been before radio one was formed and broadcast early Sunday evening, I was only young at the time. The show made a comeback in the early 70's, Sat tea time? Ade

Didn't listen when Mike Raven was presenting, but when it came back early 70s it had a different presenter, whose name I can't remember :facepalm: , played a mix of everything. Notably though he used to do a call to the US every week to the R&b Stations for their top spins of the time-one of the DJs, whose name kinda stuck---E.Rodney Jones.

And yes obviously Andy Peebles Soul Train on Piccadilly Radio, later taken over by Mike Shaft.

ATB

Tony

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Great thread, Kegsy.. Yes Mike Raven was one of my early influences regarding soul music..with the Mike Cotton Sound. Used to listen to Rosko, who was a Stax / Atlantic man, at work on a Saturday morning overtime if I had managed to get there after friday night !

Mike Raven was a Sunday evening if I recall correctly.

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RE: Your'e right with the Kelly Temple, but before his time there John Green run a soul show ....

That was the early to mid 70's soul show guy on Hallam .... John Green.

I'm sure he quit the radio stn show when he bought a record shop in Woksop.

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What about Billy Butler methinks he was on Radio City in Liverpool.

Kegsy

Billy Butlers jingle was Lets cop a groove with emphasis on the Ah beebee, ah beebee refrain,

Anybody tune into AFN American Forces Network and army sergeant Milt Kemp (as he introduced himself) playing soul music for the GI's stationed in Germany.

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Didn't listen when Mike Raven was presenting, but when it came back early 70s it had a different presenter, whose name I can't remember :facepalm: , played a mix of everything. Notably though he used to do a call to the US every week to the R&b Stations for their top spins of the time-one of the DJs, whose name kinda stuck---E.Rodney Jones.

And yes obviously Andy Peebles Soul Train on Piccadilly Radio, later taken over by Mike Shaft.

ATB

Tony

You're right, it was someone different in the 70s. Started the show with "Greetings and Salutations"? Thought of Alexis Korner but that doesn't ring true. Ade

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I did a year living in Merseyside in 76-77 and Terry Lennaine was pretty good on Radio Merseyside. He used to do a club in Birkenhead I went to a few times but I can't recall the name.

the hamilton?

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Mike Raven went off to appear in Hammer Horror films .....

... was it Dave Symonds that replaced him as host of the Radio 1 Soul Show ?

That sounds about right- Sure it was Dave, ,,something or other :thumbsup:

Tony

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Saw a name this morning that reminded me of the early days when any northern spun on the radio would be a very rare occurrence.Mostly confined to a 10 minute slot on a 'regular' soul show on local radio and mainly up north, Radio Merseyside, Radio Lancashire, Red Rose and Piccadily.

My own memories revolve around Keep on Truckin' Terry Lennaines soul&funk show on Radio Merseyside in the early 70s Nick Cowan used to bring a few northern sides each week for a northern spot. Terry helped out by getting a few of the UK releases from the BBC radio library (all UK demos) I can well remember the sleeves.

Any one got any tales of their own local radio heroes.

c60s c90s at the ready!!!!

may have mentioned it before but those 15 mins used to always be a must listen back then

somewhere do have a recording of one of them

radio city also had a soul show as well, can't remember that much, run the same night didnt it?

can remember a jingle that used to involve a steam train and a platform announcer calling out show title and all the north west towns

was that the radio city one?

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Andy Peebles Soul Train on Piccadilly on Fridays and Sundays. I have a stack of tapes somewhere....often brought Richard and Russ in as a guests.

I also have a vague memory of a bloke on Radio Manchester who went under the moniker of The Baron from the BBC who used to sometimes do a Northern segment and I think there was someone on Radio Blackburn ?Trevor Hall? maybe. It's all a bit of a blur.....

I did a year living in Merseyside in 76-77 and Terry Lennaine was pretty good on Radio Merseyside. He used to do a club in Birkenhead I went to a few times but I can't recall the name.

The Baron......he should be in the In Fear Of Thread

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may have mentioned it before but those 15 mins used to always be a must listen back then

somewhere do have a recording of one of them

radio city also had a soul show as well, can't remember that much, run the same night didnt it?

can remember a jingle that used to involve a steam train and a platform announcer calling out show title and all the north west towns

was that the radio city one?

Great Eastern Express.......Phil Eastern?

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Great Eastern Express.......Phil Eastern?

ahh yep that rings a bell with the jingle, but he didnt do the soul show on city did he?

guess maybe it was played at the end of the show and start of his

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I've always that it was the Beau Dollar and the Coins version that was played as an introduction to the show!! Wrong again, lol!!! :facepalm:

Personally my fave version anyway.

Caz :thumbsup:

Stick with your initial thought, my immediate reaction also was that it was the Beau Dollar version

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Stick with your initial thought, my immediate reaction also was that it was the Beau Dollar version

I read somewhere that Mike Cotton recorded his version at Mike Raven's suggestion. He may have played Beau Dollar prior to this.

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Mike Raven went off to appear in Hammer Horror films .....

... was it Dave Symonds that replaced him as host of the Radio 1 Soul Show ?

That's what sprung to mind, I was thinking Dave Simmonds but ..............? :thumbsup:

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Mike Raven was pretty scary looking too. He was big into black magic by all accounts.....

Ian D

Yes listening to the early 1970s pirate/radio stations were an essential guide to what was good and up and coming in the soul music world-i used to tune in most friday nights to a Radio Luxembourg radio show, I think it was called Black Friday??? a great way to here uptempo Northern soul type records...looking back i use to sit there for over 2 hours tuned into this show on one of the oldest wireless transistor radio sets that you have ever seen, the reception was hit and miss always fading in and out [ususally on a track that you hadnt heard before and always when the Disc Jockey was announcing the titles]..... great times for sure...

http://www.radiorewi..._raven_page.htm

ktf tfk :rofl:

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Before Richard Searling hit Radio Hallam (Sheffield) for the 1st time around 1980, there was a Saturday evening soul show (might have been presented by Kelly Temple but it was an 'everyday' Hallam DJ who had this one soul show each week). Anyway, he always had a NS spot, the records (about 3 each week I seem to recall) were provided by Worksop DJ / collector / dealer Pete Ward.

Many years earlier (1973/4-ish), Hallam had a specialist guy on who always had a NS show but I think he bought a record shop in Worksop & went off to run that.

Radio Hallam 74/5???

Did it always start with the opening to "girl don't make me wait" and "earthquake"

And was there like a jingle that went

"it's a bigun from Wigan the talk of the north "??

As always I will stand corrected

Spike

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Don't forget the Radio Luxembourg specials in I think 75. I am sure they did two 3 hour specials. I have them on tape somewhere, courtesy of Dewi from Burnley, now Adelaide!

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