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Radio 2 - Soul Cities With Tony Blackburn, 22Nd December

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Just noticed these programs on Radio Two.

Soul Cities with Tony Blackburn- TB celebrates three key American cities known for their soul.

Monday 22nd, 12- 2pm Chicago

Tuesday 23rd, Philadelphia

Friday 26th, Detroit

At two hours each should be able to go beyond the obvious, but we'll see.

Rick

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Still much better than the usual programs though.  :thumbup:

 

Agreed.  Anything's better than the dreaded Jeremy Vine show which usually occupies the same slot.  Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music are a reasonable alternative to that and Stuart sometimes manages to play a Northern track or two.

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I though Tony would have dug a little deeper. Just the obvious stuff.

 

Still much better than the usual programs though.  :thumbup:

 

He's playing to a Radio 2 audience so it has to be popular, and I bet only 1% of them had ever heard Tyrone Davis singing before...it was a perfect mix.

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He's playing to a Radio 2 audience so it has to be popular, and I bet only 1% of them had ever heard Tyrone Davis singing before...it was a perfect mix.

Yeh don't get me wrong Pete, I enjoyed it.

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Yeh don't get me wrong Pete, I enjoyed it.

 

No what I mean is, he's playing to a massive audience in the prime time slot so he has to at least put in some tunes that people will know.  Blimey that Laura Lee "Rip Off", what a track!

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For prime time, national radio it was excellent. Major Lance, Billy Stewart, Dee Clark, Maurice and Mac and loads of others on radio, what's not to like?

A bit of a grumble when he played R Kelly- If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time, but then all forgiven when he followed this with Tyrone Davis-Turn Back the Hands of Time.

Tony got across his love for the music and put a few facts in, OK no mention of song writers, producers and musicians but the lunch time audience wouldn't have been interested .

Just hope Philly isn't all Gamble/Huff and Detroit not just Motown.

Tony said he was sorry not to be able to play Lenny Gamble but Lenny was not a native of Chicago.

Rick

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For prime time, national radio it was excellent. Major Lance, Billy Stewart, Dee Clark, Maurice and Mac and loads of others on radio, what's not to like?

A bit of a grumble when he played R Kelly- If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time, but then all forgiven when he followed this with Tyrone Davis-Turn Back the Hands of Time.

Tony got across his love for the music and put a few facts in, OK no mention of song writers, producers and musicians but the lunch time audience wouldn't have been interested .

Just hope Philly isn't all Gamble/Huff and Detroit not just Motown.

Tony said he was sorry not to be able to play Lenny Gamble but Lenny was not a native of Chicago.

Rick

Though he can't resist the accent. :wicked:

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For prime time, national radio it was excellent. Major Lance, Billy Stewart, Dee Clark, Maurice and Mac and loads of others on radio, what's not to like?

A bit of a grumble when he played R Kelly- If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time, but then all forgiven when he followed this with Tyrone Davis-Turn Back the Hands of Time.

Tony got across his love for the music and put a few facts in, OK no mention of song writers, producers and musicians but the lunch time audience wouldn't have been interested .

Just hope Philly isn't all Gamble/Huff and Detroit not just Motown.

Tony said he was sorry not to be able to play Lenny Gamble but Lenny was not a native of Chicago.

Rick

Grumble?

Thought it was inspired to follow R Kelly with Tyrone Davis. Was also pleasantly surprised to hear him mention Happy People by R Kelly.

A great show from start to finish with no grumbles whatsoever IMO.

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Still much better than the usual programs though.  :thumbup:

 

Agreed.  Anything's better than the dreaded Jeremy Vine show which usually occupies the same slot.  Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music are a reasonable alternative to that and Stuart sometimes manages to play a Northern track or two.

used to enjoy maconies northern show on radio 2 must dig the tapes out and play them through again

kev

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Grumble?

Thought it was inspired to follow R Kelly with Tyrone Davis. Was also pleasantly surprised to hear him mention Happy People by R Kelly.

A great show from start to finish with no grumbles whatsoever IMO.

I really liked the R Kelly track but would have been gutted not to have any Tyrone Davis on a Chicago soul show.

Rick

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Grumble?

Thought it was inspired to follow R Kelly with Tyrone Davis. Was also pleasantly surprised to hear him mention Happy People by R Kelly.

A great show from start to finish with no grumbles whatsoever IMO.

You beat me too it mate.........of course there's been no soul out of Chicago since the 70's/80's!! :-)

Cheers,

Mark R

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wonder what he plays on the detroit show :wicked:  :wicked:  :wicked:

As a member of the Tamala Motown Appreciation Society i think quite obvious :yes:  Always remember the photo of Tony Blackburn and Dave Godin on the wall of the "Wax Machine"in Gloucester. two legends together!(three if you include the shop)

 

Steve

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No what I mean is, he's playing to a massive audience in the prime time slot so he has to at least put in some tunes that people will know.  Blimey that Laura Lee "Rip Off", what a track!

Laura Lee was Noel Edmunds record of the week on it's release , great track ...

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Guest johnny hart

Radio 2 ,s Paul O, Grady regularly does a Northern Spot and wait for it he did go to Wigan Casino!

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Another brilliant two hours, and as I said on Facebook, what and inspired piece of DJ'ing squeezing some Jill Scott into a prime time R2 spot by playing her cover of Bill Withers.

Superb show.....

Cheers,

Mark R

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I have listened to both shows whilst driving today, superb both of them with some quite pleasant choices.  Nice to see the BBC making an effort.  The Atlantic Records Story, the two Sam Cooke shows and now this.

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I will never call Tony Blackburn again. Really enjoyed what I've heard of both days' broadcasts.

Tony Blackburn played Sandi Sheldon. On radio 1 way back in 1974. I was off school with glandular fever and once I was released from hospital was told to get as much fresh air as possible so spent the next three months fishing and listening to the radio.

Steve

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just listened to the "detroit" show on the tv and it has on the screen philadelphia home of the famous motown sound WTF,the shows been crap ,wilson pickett ,al green nothing to do with the motown sound rant over  :g:

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