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Guest Brian Ellis

Just heard a trailer for a Radio 4 programme called The Story of Northern Soul its on today Tues at 11.30

Tone

Just starting to listen to this. Tim Brown currently recalling history.

But Ian Levine is also on, no doubt holding forth about his contribution to the scene!!! :huh:

This is what the Radio 4 website says about the show:

Writer and cultural historian CP Lee explores the strange world of Northern Soul music, which first came to Britain in the early 1960s. This underground cultural phenomenon was driven by a love of black American artists who had failed to make a success in the USA.

Contributors include designer Wayne Hemingway, producer Ian Levine, DJ Jo Wallace and Stuart Cosgrove.

Nothing, as yet, that interesting

Brian :thumbsup:

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Just finished listening to this - what a disappointment. Concentrating on anything other than the real music - Casino versus Mecca; baggy trousers; wedge haircuts; drugs; Skiing in the snow and to finish off - the epitome of all 'soul' records - Judy Street 'What' :huh: .

IMHO a very poor offering - would have expected a far better and more intellectual discussion from Radio 4.

Brian :thumbsup:

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Just finished listening to this - what a disappointment. Concentrating on anything other than the real music - Casino versus Mecca; baggy trousers; wedge haircuts; drugs; Skiing in the snow and to finish off - the epitome of all 'soul' records - Judy Street 'What' :unsure: .

IMHO a very poor offering - would have expected a far better and more intellectual discussion from Radio 4.

Brian :thumbsup:

BBC just seem to go over the same old ground. Mind you saying that it's just like some of the topics on here, oldies v newies, original v boots, etc., :huh:

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Nice to see the programme nestled between a production about global warming and choosing a select committe for going green!

I enjoyed it. Thank god Hull was mentioned. My first record buying days were there being my home town. Yes, we even knew about Ric Tic records in those days.

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its a repeat isn't it

sure was talked a while back and featured some members

fading memory says it was broadcast as some sort of tie in

If it is a repeat, then it first went out on Radio 4 on Friday 21 November 2005.

Cheers

Paddy

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I've listened to it now.

A reasonable introduction to Northern Soul, I suppose - mainly features Ian Levine, Stuart Cosgrove & Tim Brown, with a little bit of Wayne Hemingway going on about wedge haircuts & high-waisters.

Might get a few Radio 4 types tapping their feet, but I don't think you Soul Sourcerers will find much of interest (or, for that matter, too much to complain about).

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I've listened to it now.

A reasonable introduction to Northern Soul, I suppose - mainly features Ian Levine, Stuart Cosgrove & Tim Brown, with a little bit of Wayne Hemingway going on about wedge haircuts & high-waisters.

Might get a few Radio 4 types tapping their feet, but I don't think you Soul Sourcerers will find much of interest (or, for that matter, too much to complain about).

didnt catch it but sounds like was same

here's the 2005 view on it

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=20273

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Guest Karen Heath

Nothing too controversial - makes a change. Another plus point no contributions from Robert Elms or Stuart Maconie, amazing.

Tony Ellis (no relation)

Just after the programme finished, over on BBC London on Robert Elms programme, by coincidence, he was asking where he could go to see dancers in action. He particularly mentioned Northern soul and asked if 100 club was still on. He wanted listeners to ring in and tell him where he could go...I was tempted to tell him to log onto Soul Source but I knew he had been slated on here so I didn't!!! unsure.gif

I often listen to his programme as I like it's content about London-centric content..... it's quirky stories, architecture, people and history. R.E does annoy me but nowhere near as much as he seems to annoy everyone else on here!

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Just after the programme finished, over on BBC London on Robert Elms programme, by coincidence, he was asking where he could go to see dancers in action. He particularly mentioned Northern soul and asked if 100 club was still on. He wanted listeners to ring in and tell him where he could go...I was tempted to tell him to log onto Soul Source but I knew he had been slated on here so I didn't!!! unsure.gif

I often listen to his programme as I like it's content about London-centric content..... it's quirky stories, architecture, people and history. R.E does annoy me but nowhere near as much as he seems to annoy everyone else on here!

I'd like to be the first to tell Robert Elms where to go.

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I found the Carol Anderson bit bizzare, a half hour potted history of NS didn't really warrant mentioning that Carol was a large lady compared to Dianna Ross. unsure.gif Also Tim Browns explanation of what a "Div" and a "Head the ball" is, and nearly everone a Wigan was asleep......bizzare

BH

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I found the Carol Anderson bit bizzare, a half hour potted history of NS didn't really warrant mentioning that Carol was a large lady compared to Dianna Ross. :thumbsup: Also Tim Browns explanation of what a "Div" and a "Head the ball" is, and nearly everone a Wigan was asleep......bizzare

BH

Didn't he say summit like a fair proportion of the people at Wigan were asleep.

I couldn't possibly comment on the above as when the head count was taken...........I was asleep at the time.

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Guest mel brat

Just heard a trailer for a Radio 4 programme called The Story of Northern Soul its on today Tues at 11.30

Tone

Have just been listening to this programme. No problem with it at all so far... Very good I thought. :thumbsup: - at least 'The Cats' got a mention for a change!

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