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Sounds of the 60s.

Great listening this morning...

Hank Jacobs

Darrell Banks

JJ Jackson

Bobby Bland

Johnny Rivers

Marvin and Tammi

Not bad for Saturday breakfast time eh?

Radio turned swiftly off thereafter however.

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Agreed Mick.

Probably the only " DJ" on mainstream radio who knows what he's on about.

Jim

Like his throwaway "if you could find a Darrell Banks on London it might set you back a bob or two" lol

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Thought the Isley's original version (60's) sounds better than the 70's release, somewhat rawrer imo.

Can't believe that was recorded in '64 well ahead of its time 

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He plays great stuff every Saturday.Over the past few weeks Nolan Chance, Ray Pollard, Ikettes, Elmore Morris and he always has a little story to tell about the artists. Well worth tuning in !

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Sounds of the 60s.

Great listening this morning...

Hank Jacobs

Darrell Banks

JJ Jackson

Bobby Bland

Johnny Rivers

Marvin and Tammi

Not bad for Saturday breakfast time eh?

Radio turned swiftly off thereafter however.

Jim - what was the Bland track?

Mike

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Brian Matthews as always been a Library of information covering all geners of Music I started listening to him in 1962 on the sat club BBC and of course Thank your Lucky Stars ITV Sat Eve. He always Had a nice easy going way of giving information and Trivia.Probably one of the most underrated people in the era of modern music post 1950 with his knowledge of modern music .

              keep on Pressing on ML

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The legendary Brian Mathew! What a gentleman and a gentle man. He's always put the music first; never his ego. Gotta love him.  And the fact that he's still broadcasting with such credibility on national radio at the age of 87 is nothing short of astonishing.  What an achievement. An true inspiration.

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Not taking anything away from Brian, as I understand

It all the records on Brian's show are compiled

By a guy called Phil (the collector)Swirn.

Once again a great show .

Regards Fred.

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Hes 87 is he ? yes seems to have been around for ever , always enjoy his show on the odd times i catch it , last time i had him on he played Frances Nero  , Keep on loving me . will have to make a point of tuning in more .

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Not taking anything away from Brian, as I understand

It all the records on Brian's show are compiled

By a guy called Phil (the collector)Swirn.

Once again a great show .

Regards Fred.

You often see the name "Philip Swern" on 70s UK reggae recordings, as producer - surely must be the same guy 

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A while back (couple of years ?) a Lou Ragland track was played on the show .... and B.M. gave a short bio on Lou's recording career ........ not a thing I EVER expected to hear on a mainstream BBC radio show. 

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You often see the name "Philip Swern" on 70s UK reggae recordings, as producer - surely must be the same guy 

 

He was producing soul stuff around 74-75, came across his name in a few old Black Music mags recently, I knew him already as he bought my COD's on Stateside off me for the show, but didn't realise he had been around that long

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everyone in our family has this as essential listening for many years now ; and it's not just the NS.... hearing Pete Smith type girlie originals [ you know what I mean Pete - meant with real affection ], and USA originals of UK weak covers is always worth listening to

 

agree with all the above, BM comes over as a completely ego - free zone [ unlike many radio djs  ], but, would like to think he was aware of this thread and he has a bunch of fans for his show he might not have realised

 

anyone know how that might be done ?

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a large cup of tea...my paper ..at 7-50am..then back to my warm bed to listen to sounds of the 60s for 2 hrs ..then the day begins,wont even take the wife to the shops till after 10am.......the guy is a LEGEND.... :yes::hatsoff2:

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"but, would like to think he was aware of this thread and he has a bunch of fans for his show he might not have realised

anyone know how that might be done ?"

 

I have emailed the show to let him know and posted a link to this thread. :) 

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 Avid listener and have been for many years, Top Guy B.M...plays some real unexpected stuff, remember him playing Jerry Fullers, Double life a couple of yrs back..but i switch off pretty quick at 10   

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I work Saturday mornings so I'm only in the van for snatches. I've heard Bernie Williams, Lou Ragland, you often get a Northern Fan doing three in a row. A guy about six months ago (Torch/Mecca boy) had Younghearts, Cheristine Cooper and Major Lance. Better then some Soul nights you go to nowadays.

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If we are at Jess's house on a Saturday we always time on.

Thing is, even if he doesn't actually know all the background info, he presents it well. It doesn't sound like he's reading it from a crib sheet someone else prepared.

And that's what makes him the best national radio presenter currently on air.

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Thing is, even if he doesn't actually know all the background info, he presents it well. It doesn't sound like he's reading it from a crib sheet someone else prepared.

And that's what makes him the best national radio presenter currently on air.

....and that's going to make him a very hard act to follow, as SOTS is one of very few shows which manages to please the casual listener and anoraks (come on, we are...:-) )...BTW if back in the 70's Johnny Walker's "Pop the question" quiz at lunchtime was essential listening, as it was in our staffroom at work, Phil Swern was producer of that as well!

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1 hour ago, snakepit said:

Being replaced by Tony Blackburn but show will air at 6.00 am!

Yes, that's the bit I don't get. Brian has been a brilliant DJ and essential listening for so many years. I have no problem with Tony B taking over, but why 6.00AM????? Sounds Of The Sixties was the only radio program I actually purposely tuned into. Now that has effectively gone. So sad, and so bad.

 

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I'm sorry to see Brian leaving the show. Tony Blackburn is a good replacement as he was around at the time.

Also very disappointing the show will be on at 6 am.

It was a disgrace on the 11 am Radio 2 news that it was announced "after 27 years Brian has decided to step down for health reasons". From various interviews he's given, he's made it VERY CLEAR that he has been elbowed out and that he was disappointed by his treatment and keen to carry on.

Shabby treatment and shabby news reporting.

Best wishes to Brian and I look forward to any other broadcasts he does.:thumbsup: 

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Now that really is the end of an era.  Massive kudos and appreciation to Brian Mathew and giant of the broadcasting world.  Wonder if he's got any demos for sale.....;-)

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Just shows the bbc are out of touch with their listeners, or do they really care? the fact that many people signed the petition,seemed to change bbc's decision makers mind and to put on special one offs with Brian, only seems to add insult to injury.Sadly it's the usual case of    after the horse has bolted.Only to read later that Tony Blackburn will be presenting future shows from 6.00am like  someone has said above if it wasnt for bbc I player  I just wonder how many regular listeners would tune in at all

Regards Fred.

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Unfortunately sound of the sixties is soon to move to an earlier time without Brian Mathews.

6.00am to 8.00am

Not sure of the date. There was an article in the Mail a few weeks ago.

Have the BBC lost their minds!

It will be hosted by Tony Blackburn

 

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these decisions are made by young(er) producers......they are not interested in what the punter wants...they don't relate to the 'product'

rather like  bar staff who pay "their" own music for themselves.........not for the customers in the pub 

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Must admit to having that thought when struggling with "mumblegate"....BBC drama "SS-GB"...dialogue virtually inaudible.

Thousands of listener complaints yet again ( you know, the license fee payer).

BBC blame "modern TV's" .....not the producers/technicians who are only interested in playing with technology for a laugh. My "modern TV " has no problem with any other programmes..especially commercials..funny that!

 

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2 hours ago, Mod66 said:

Unfortunately sound of the sixties is soon to move to an earlier time without Brian Mathews.

6.00am to 8.00am

Not sure of the date. There was an article in the Mail a few weeks ago.

Have the BBC lost their minds!

It will be hosted by Tony Blackburn

 

So they`re replacing God with Charlies Angel!

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Listening to the show now,silky Brian has been replaced by the bumbling idiot Tony shame on the BBC very little background on the artists or their songs

Edited by linda4me

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