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Radio 2 - Out On The Floor - 1/1/15

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Midday New Year's Day, Sharleen Spiteri shares her passion for Northern Soul for 2 hours.  

 

Didn't know she had a passion for NS!  More celebrity bandwagon-jumping perhaps?  

 

Prepare yourselves for The Snake, Frank Wilson and the usual predictable stuff (or am just too cynical!)

 

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Nowt wrong with Sharleen, she often mentions Northern Soul when asked about her musical influences.

 

In fact, in response to the original post, I googled her, saw she was on tour and now have 2 tix for her Southend gig, which looks well on the way to selling out.  :thumbup:

 

Mind you, I reckon DILY is still a fair bet to be broadcast all the same......

 

Taff

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Not an apology but an acknowledgement that I clearly didn't appreciate Sharleen's interest in Northern Soul and therefore that she isn't bandwagon-jumping!

 

Perhaps we won't have to hear The Snake on New Year's Day after all.

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Sounds like a cross between bananarama and 'chain reaction' Diana ross. Precious little to do with soul music imo.

Didn't mention soul, I said northern. You can hear the influence.

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Very sorry, must be on the wrong site, thought it was called soulsource. Could go on all night about dance music with an influence. I remember dave evison playing' heatache avenue' by whoever it was at wigan. awefull. Just dont think this site is the correct place for music like that.

 

Didn't mention soul, I said northern. You can hear the influence.

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Very sorry, must be on the wrong site, thought it was called soulsource. Could go on all night about dance music with an influence. I remember dave evison playing' heatache avenue' by whoever it was at wigan. awefull. Just dont think this site is the correct place for music like that.

We were discussing Sharleen Spiteri, and her love of Northern Soul. She is the lead singer in the group Texas.

 

Heartache Avenue, definitely has a northern influence. Though I would never play it at an allnighter.

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A good few years ago on TFI Friday she disclosed her all time favourite track (any genre) as being 'Love Starved Heart' Marvin Gaye

 

 

Edit - Just seen Teds post, still not quite the same though

Edited by Pete60

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From the trailer its going to be the predictable stuff, tainted love, long after the night is all over etc etc

Can't say I'll be making a point of listening.

 

Bah humbug and all that.

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Very sorry, must be on the wrong site, thought it was called soulsource. Could go on all night about dance music with an influence. I remember dave evison playing' heatache avenue' by whoever it was at wigan. awefull. Just dont think this site is the correct place for music like that.

Someones uploaded a Tony Christie video on here what do you think of that :(

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I won't be listening, but I hope those that do are pleasantly surprised.  It doesn't always have to be hackneyed or clichéd, and with the film soundtrack available there might be a good two hours of entertainment from the girl.  I always think the BBC should make an effort to entertain their audience more considering they've coined it in from most families for years with their license scam, but feel that when they can employ people like the bumhole that is Moyles they have an agenda that runs deep alongside the commercially viable so called popular music genre, so aren't that interested in an underground scene that relies on an OVO policy that some of their cronies can't make money out of, or am I just in my post Christmas hate the world mode still?

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Very sorry, must be on the wrong site, thought it was called soulsource. Could go on all night about dance music with an influence. I remember dave evison playing' heatache avenue' by whoever it was at wigan. awefull. Just dont think this site is the correct place for music like that.

 

Memory is a funny thing. "Heartache Avenue" wasn't released until 1982, well past the closing of The Casino. :g:

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From the trailer its going to be the predictable stuff, tainted love, long after the night is all over etc etc

Can't say I'll be making a point of listening.

 

 

 

 

Sweet Things World of trouble was in the trailer too thats one I havn't heard out for a longtime

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Memory is a funny thing. "Heartache Avenue" wasn't released until 1982, well past the closing of The Casino. :g:

He played it at a Hinkley Leisure Centre allnighter, was original poster attending those at the time?

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Sweet Things World of trouble was in the trailer too thats one I havn't heard out for a longtime

 

Was played last month at our local do, Date Demo, I won't take this opportunity to plug the venue though.    :D

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Now this is embarrassing, I'd never heard of Sharleen Spiteri before reading this thread. Just listening to When We Are Together on YouTube. Not a bad record, like many there is a soul influence, wouldn't buy it but don't hate it. If I remember, and am in a fit state after doing a nighter, I'll listen and hope to be pleasantly surprised. I live in hope.

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Someones uploaded a Tony Christie video on here what do you think of that :(

Great singer if you're into middle of the road pop, but it doesn't belong on here.

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Apologies Mike, Had not seen Bobby Dazzlers posting,on the same subject prior to my posting ,will put my specs on in the future so as not to miss anything.

All the best for the new year

Fred Ward

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if you'd heard the interview with her earlier (17:30 radio 2 ) you would be worried , it summed up all the fears aired on here and more . it was cringe worthy at best and filled me full of dread

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Radio Dj's are a thing of the past, it's now all about 'Celebrity Presenters' and as such that's all they do is present a show, the musical content is decided by a, or team of producers based on their musical taste's (or bad taste in most cases) and their limited knowledge of the Northern Scene, ie The Craig Charles Show.

Dave

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Actually I find Craig pretty knowledgeable. He's undoubtedly enthusiastic, knows his 70s mainstream soul very well and loves and respects the music. I think his DJ voice is Ok and a necessary bit of showbiz for a national show. I think his show is meant to be mainstream as opposed to the Northern ones which are by definition specialist. Sharleen frequently came down the 100 club in the 90s, let's hope the show reflects this with an hour of beat ballads!

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Have to say I find this rolling out of 'celebrities' in the name of Northern Soul more than a bit naff. They went to a few soul do's, whoopee doo. I don't dislike her, she's talented enough in her own field but...

A bit like the Eric Knowles myth, he went to a few soul do's but knows absolutely nothing about rare soul and has no records. I know because I asked him lol

Edited by jumpinjoan

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........ so someone who isn't that knowledgeable about the music is going to doubtless play a few of the same old cheesy 'Northern Soul' records....

 

Clearly Radio 2 has done it's research on the scene and is giving people exactly what they want.  :lol:

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Actually I find Craig pretty knowledgeable. He's undoubtedly enthusiastic, knows his 70s mainstream soul very well and loves and respects the music. I think his DJ voice is Ok and a necessary bit of showbiz for a national show. I think his show is meant to be mainstream as opposed to the Northern ones which are by definition specialist. Sharleen frequently came down the 100 club in the 90s, let's hope the show reflects this with an hour of beat ballads!

i met him and found him a nice enough guy didnt think he was particularly knowledgeable though.The dj voice isnt neccesary though,but each to their own .

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I notice all the keyboard prophets of doom have started even before the show has been aired.

Steve

They get on your nerves Steve, they forget the sounds they slag off are the ones we use to dance to till the soul police got involved 

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i met him and found him a nice enough guy didnt think he was particularly knowledgeable though.The dj voice isnt neccesary though,but each to their own .

Agreed not particularly, but pretty! I doubt he'd know much about the Hopkins Brothers but probably has a good grasp on Kool & The Gang, Marvin, Fatback Band, Patrice Rushen etc. I don't like the celeb presenters idea much either but if we do have to have them which seems to be the case, I'd rather have ones that enjoy and have experienced the music rather than Stuart Maconie (who I actually like as a presenter) but don't see the point of him doing a Northern show because he came from Wigan. Someone correct me if I'm wrong and he was a fan at some stage.

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Whether we like Craig Charles or not he seems to have quite a following.  Saw him when we went to see Lee Fields in Manchester, he was the DJ and doing a pretty good job too with the youngsters in there.

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Yep, I forgot to mention he's a working DJ so knows what the public at his dances want at least.

 

 

The youngsters/students etc lapped him up so to speak.  Whether his celebrity status was having that effect or the music and his DJing skills not sure but he had the place rockin.  Pretty sure any half decent DJ would have done the same though after following on from Lee Fields.

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She chose Dobie Grey yesterday on Radio2..Ooer! "Heartache ave"by the Maisonettes was a little flat in places I thought.. maisonettes,flat..never mind I'll get me coat!

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 I'd rather have ones that enjoy and have experienced the music rather than Stuart Maconie (who I actually like as a presenter) but don't see the point of him doing a Northern show because he came from Wigan. Someone correct me if I'm wrong and he was a fan at some stage.

A guy I used to know, Andy Vaughan, who came from Ince just outside of Wigan was a big Wigan Athletics fan, and along with co-creating and contributing to The Mudhutter Latics fanzine/website, he's started writing books.

One of his first that he co-authored was Pies and Prejudice in 2005, and he doesn't have many kind words to say about Stuart Maconie, who some of you will know had a book published with that same title in 2007.

Just googled him to check back and I've seen he has a new book out called Faded Lois Dreams.

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Actually I find Craig pretty knowledgeable. He's undoubtedly enthusiastic, knows his 70s mainstream soul very well and loves and respects the music. I think his DJ voice is Ok and a necessary bit of showbiz for a national show. I think his show is meant to be mainstream as opposed to the Northern ones which are by definition specialist. Sharleen frequently came down the 100 club in the 90s, let's hope the show reflects this with an hour of beat ballads!

Also when she sang the duet on Private Number with William Bell at the Ace 25th Anniversary, she put back promo on Texas' Greatest Hits album so that he could join her on Jools Holland a couple of weeks later.

As to Craig he really does love soul and funk, and the guys who help him select the music really know their stuff. 

He's the most popular show on Radio Six, and the option doesn't seem to be between Craig and someone else, but Craig and no-one.

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........ so someone who isn't that knowledgeable about the music is going to doubtless play a few of the same old cheesy 'Northern Soul' records....

 

Clearly Radio 2 has done it's research on the scene and is giving people exactly what they want.  :lol:

 

Special Radio Two announcement just been on

 

"Well we were going to have Sharleen Spiteri of the band Texas present this show but as she doesn't know enough about records, apparently, we have a special guest Dj Harold Cubbins from Todmorden Labour Club Soul Nights, he knows everyhting about Northern Soul"

 

Listening figures drop from 10 million to 17 and that includes Harold's family...

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Also when she sang the duet on Private Number with William Bell at the Ace 25th Anniversary, she put back promo on Texas' Greatest Hits album so that he could join her on Jools Holland a couple of weeks later.

As to Craig he really does love soul and funk, and the guys who help him select the music really know their stuff. 

He's the most popular show on Radio Six, and the option doesn't seem to be between Craig and someone else, but Craig and no-one.

 

O.k a wrong choice of a example by me maybe, I have nothing against Craig Charles the person and it's rather unfortunate that his show is entitled 'The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show' but it would be interesting to see what he played left to his own devices.

I agree with your regarding it either being his show or no-one, but that just prove's how sad and predicable radio has become following the syndicating of radio shows and the sacking of many time served Dj's who worked their way up from a moblie Dj in the backroom of a pub. Regarding show producers let's face it anyone can produce a mainstream northern show, Radcliffe, Wilson, Parrish,Legend and few motown tunes chucked in for good measure and Bob's your uncle. All this media attention has turned a once fiercely proud and progressive underground scene into a trendy haunt for middle aged discontented bingo players, with the latest Wigan Smash hits cd out of Aldi.

Dave

Edited by Louise

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A bit off topic but sort of related

 

I was listening to Bette Midler on a show on Radio 6...really liked what she was playing...not northern or anything like that but a really good show...then she dropped in  The Andantes  Like A Nightmare....nearly dropped me glass of Pinot   !!!

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Sweet Things World of trouble was in the trailer too thats one I havn't heard out for a longtime

True, and a quality tune, shouldn't right the show off until it's been on.

Just hope all the predictable overplayed stuff doesn't get pulled out again though.

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If memory serves not long after Craig Charles first appeared in Coronation St, Northern Soul and Wigan got a mention and his characters reply was "yes the Pier, what  a club"! :huh:

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