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  • Birthday 14/05/1974

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  • Public Real Name
    Stephen Taw
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    Join me for the Sunday Soul Soup Show each week 12-2pm on www.purple-radio.co.uk or if you miss it catch it here- www.mixcloud.com/stephent
  • Location
    South London
  • Top Soul Sound
    Hello Stranger- Barbara Lewis

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  1. Went through some LPs I had out and put together a mix- mostly 60s. Hope you enjoy these choices: Stephen T's Soul LP Dancers ~ October 2019 (Mix) Boogaloo part 1- Bob & Earl Band (BGP/ unissued Mirwood) I Won't Believe It Till I See It- Little Bobby Parker (Horace's/ unissued Shrine) When I'm Ready- The Esquires (Bunky) Tighten Up Your Tie, Button Up Your Jacket (Make It For The Door)- Aretha Franklin (Columbia) Lonely Love- Bettye Swann (Kent/ unissued Money) I'm Gonna Start A War- Barbara Brown (Kent/ unissued S.O.M) Gone For Good- Wendy Rene (Light In The Attic/ unissued Stax) Half As Much- Charlie Rich (London/ orig. Hi) The Thin Line- Dan Penn (Ace/ orig. unissued Fame) Keep On Talking- Arthur Conley (Atlantic) Baby Cakes- Maxine Brown (Kent/ orig. unissued Wand) 12 Red Roses- Betty Harris (Soul Jazz/ orig. Sansu 45) What Should I Do- Little Ann (Kent/ orig. unissued D Hamilton) Everything Is Everything- Diana Ross (Tamla Motown) I Want Action- Jeanette Jones (Kent/ orig. unissued Golden State) This Man Wants You- Wally Cox (Kent/ orig. unissued Kent) Blow Your Mind- Donnie Brooks (BGP/ orig. unissued) Elvira- Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (Reprise) Love Ain't Love- In Crowd (Deram) More Than A Heart Can Stand- Marvin Gaye (Tamla)
  2. I jumped on last night for an hour to cover a colleague who couldn't make it in. Just had time to grab a pile of compilations and shove them in my bag so stuck to the tried and tested. Hope you havn't heard these recently and enjoy the show recording. Nice variety here I think: Rare Groove Classics (Radio show) ~ 1st October 2019 I'm Always Dancing To The Music- Benny Golson Music Is My Santuary- Gary Bartz Love Will Bring Us Back Together- Roy Ayers For Real- Flowers Love Is Trying To Get A Hold On Me- Tavasco Rainy Day Stormy Nights- Impact Sweet Sticky Thing- Ohio Players Ain't It A Shame- The Dells Spoiled- The Main Ingredient Doin' It- Gwen McCrae How Can You Live Without Love- Jean Terrell Moment Of My Life- Inner Life You Did It Good- L.A. Boppers
  3. I've been making myself useful at The Rock 926, while I can. Yesterday I had the pleasure of covering for DJ Charming. Hope you enjoy these Soul and Reggae choices! Stephen T in for DJ Charming ~ 31st August 2019 Part 1- Soul Sisters Special The Message From The Soul Sisters- Myra Barnes (King) I Can't Get Along Without You- Maxine Brown (Commonweath United) Once and Again- Piero Piccioni (Four Flies These Memories- Almeta Latimore (Soul Brother/ orig. Mainstream) Where Did You Learn To Make Love That Way- Sharon Ridley (Soul Brother/ orig. Sussex LP) Feel Like Making Love- Ricardo Marrero & Time (Fania) Thank You For Loving Me- Bettye Lavette (Expansion/ orig. Epic) Make Me Believe In You- Patti Jo (Scepter) Out Of This World- Barbara Mason (Duddah) b4 1972 Day Dreaming- Aretha Franklin (Atlantic) If I Can't Run To You I'll Crawl- Barbara Brown (Kent/ orig. XL) This I'll Guarantee- Susan Phillips (Soul Brother/ orig. all Platinum) a4 Wounded Woman- Sandra Wright (Soul Brother/ orig. Truth) Why I Keep Living These Memories- Jean Knight (Stax) Have A Little Mercy- Ann Sexton (Seventy Seven) Part 2- Reggae Revives Take Time Out- Three Tones (Upsetter) No Big Thing- Twinkle Brothers (Faith) I Don't Want To Go- Pat Kelly (Sunshot) Genuine Way- Lloyd 'Scunna'Ruddock (Wambesi) I Won't Cry- KC White (KC Soul Proff) Little Angel- Freddie McGregor (Lee's) Let's Go Rockers- Johnny Clarke (Striker Lee) Undying Love- Cornel Campbell (Striker Lee) Guiding Star- Horace Andy (Striker Lee) Westbound Train- Dennis Brown (Observers) Woman I Love You- Lambert Douglas (Mid-night) I Wanna Be Loved- Ken Parker (Success) My Love- Marcia Griffiths (Antrim) Something Nice- Gregory Isaacs (Micron) All The Best Things- BB Seaton (Jama) Country Boy- John Holt (Love) Part 3- 1970s Soul Classics O-o-h Child- The 5 Stairsteps (Buddah) Why Can't We Live Together- Timmy Thomas (Mojo) Show and Tell- Al Wilson (Soul Club) Walk Away From Love- David Ruffin (Tamla-Motown) Easin' In- Edwin Starr (Motown) I'm Gonna Give You Respect- Marvin Gaye (Tamla) Inner City Blues- The Impressions (Lovevinyl/ orig. Curtom) We've Only Just Begun- Billy Ecstine (Golden Hour/ orig. Stax) In The Rain- Arthur Prysock (Old Town) Baby, I've Been Missing You- The Independents (Collectables/ orig. Wand) What About Me- First Class (Today) Sweet Vibrations- Latimore (Glades) Love Ballad- L.T.D (A&M) Guilty- Barbara Striesand & Barry Gibb (CBS) Footsteps In The Dark- Isley Brothers (Epic) Comin' Up- Forrest (CBS)
  4. Stephen T's Drive Time Grooves ~ Friday 23 August 19 Part 3- 1970s Soul with a message Feeling Good- Santiago (AOTN/ orig. Bam-buu) Wake Up People- Heem The Music Monsters (45 Record Shack/ orig. Blood Leaf) Truth and Love- The True Pages Of Life (45 Record Shack/ orig. Creative Funk) Reaching Higher- Nathan Williams (Grapevine/ orig. Lime) I Believe It's All Right- Dick Jacobs (Melodies) Love Is The Answer- Wayne McGhie (Tramp/ Yo Tuesday) The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy- John Gary Williams (Stax) If I Had My Way- Troy Keyes (VMP) Do Something For Yourself- Sonny Perry (Crisko) The World pt1- Sandi & Matues (Jazzman/ orig. Matues) Right On (To The Street Called Love)- Barbara Gwen (Soopastole/ orig. New Chicago Sound) Take A Stand- The Voices Of East Harlem (Soul Brother/ orig. Just Sunshine LP) The Way We Live- Rawl Soul Express (Cat) Peace Of Mind- Four Tops (ABC) Outside Your World- First Class (Today) A Toast to The People- Black & Blues (Flying Dutchman)
  5. Great fun spinning some 60s sides yesterday. These mostly have the 'Northern Soul' sound. Feedback already is that John & The Weirdest if not actually blue-eyed but I hope you find something to enjoy here all the same. All 45s- mix of original and repress. cheers (Blue-eyed Northern Soul) Stephen T Mix ~ July 2019 Sweet Thing- Georgie Fame (Universal/ orig. Columbia LP) Chills & Fever- Tom Jones (Decca) Crazy Feelin- Robb Fortune (Paramount) Goin' Back To Miami- Wayne Cochran (Mercury) These Are Not My People- Billy Harner (66 + 6) Mama, Mama- Roy Head (Stateside) Movin'- Brainstorm (Calla) Can't Get Over These Memories- John & The Wierdest (Tie) You Do A Thing To My Mind- Cordells (Steel Town Sound, Inc.) Brighter Days- The Vogues (MGM) California Soul- The Messengers (Soul) There's A Ghost In My House- R. Dean Taylor (Tamla-Motown) Don't Pity Me- Joanie Sommers (Expansion/ orig. WB) Love Love Love- Len Barry (Outta Sight/ orig. That Philly Sound) Nothing Succeeds Like Success- Bill Deal & The Rhondels (Heritage) Count Me In- Gary Lewis (Stardust/ orig. Liberty) Blue Color- Seth Connors (Verve) I Walked Away- Bobby Paris (Capitol) Whatcha Gonna Do (When The Dance Is Over)- Sunday Funnies (Valhalla) I'm Stepping Out Of The Picture- Johnny Maestro (Soul City/ orig. Scepter) Bricks, Broken Bottles and Sticks- Dean Parrish (Musicor)
  6. Stephen T's Drive Time Grooves ~ 19th July 2019 Part 1- Rare Groove & Funk How Long- Thelma Jones (Expansion/ orig. CBS LP) Let Love Enter- Michael Henderson (AOTN/ orig. Buddah LP) Girl Callin'- Chocolate Milk (RCA 7) Who Do You Think You're Fooling- Lorraine Johnson (Epic 7) Take My Number- Marshall, Hain (Harvest 7) How Can You Live Without Love- Darrow Fletcher (Kent 7) What Would My Mama Say- Toulouse (Image 7) Take A Little More- Brothers By Choice (Ala 7) Use It- Randy Brown (Parachute 7) We should Be Together- Barons (Gamma 7) Don't Break My Heart- The Valentine Brothers (Boogie Back 7) Lovers By Night- Bobby King (Expansion 7/ orig. WB LP) My Baby- Ronnie McNeir (Expansion 7/ orig. Setting Sun) Heartbeat (short mix)- Taana Gardner (West End 7) Secret Rendevous- Rene & Angela (Champion 7/ orig. Capitol) https://www.mixcloud.com/StephenT/rare-groove-funk-stephen-ts-drive-time-grooves-19th-july-2019-part-1/ Part 2- New & recent Soul dancers A Little Taste Of Soul- Martha High (Record Kicks 7) Sail On- Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (Daptone LP) Time To Get Business Straight- Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators (Timmion LP) Lead Us To The End- The Quantic Soul Orchestra feat. Noelle Scaggs (Tru Thoughts LP) Colour One Tear Black- Unsung Wonders (Sonic Wax 7) It's All Over (Baby)- Unsung Wonders (Sonic Wax 7) Lucky Fellow- Snowboy feat. Noel McKoy (Acid Jazz 7) What's Going On- The Sweet Vandals (Funkorama 7) It's Understanding- Ben Pirani (Colemine 7) Love Like This- Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band (Big Crown 7) Wish I Didn't Miss You (Remix)- Angie Stone (Outta Sight 7) Something For The Weekend (Radio edit)- Ben Westbeech (Outta Sight 7) Can't Seem To Hide- BOSQ feat. Megan Doherty (Ubiquity 12) Days Like This (BTO Spider piano mix)- Shaun Escoffery (45 Record Shack 7) https://www.mixcloud.com/StephenT/new-recent-soul-dancers-stephen-ts-drive-time-grooves-19th-july-2019-part-2/ Part 3- Disco, Boogie & 80s Grooves Sweet Summer Music- Attitudes (Dark Horse 7) I'm Under Your Spell- Mind & Matter (M&M 7) Always There- Willie Bobo (Expansion 7/ orig. CBS) Get Down- Spyder Turner (Expansion 7/ orig. Whitfield) Still In Love With You- David Ruffin (Expansion 7/ orig. WEA) Get To This (You'll Get To Me)- Leroy Hutson (Acid Jazz 7/ orig. Curtom LP) To See You- Klimate (Grand Union Music 12) I Love You so- Robert Montgomery (Soul Junction 7) Stay Away From Music- Stephen Colebrooke (AOTN 7/ orig. GBI) Love Tempo- Love Company (AOTN 7/ orig. SRO) Just You and Me- The Creators (AOTN 7/ orig. RCA) Do You Love What You Feel?- Rufus & Chaka Khan (MCA 7) Change Your Style Of Love- Patti Brooks (Casablanca 7) Baby I'm Coming At You (2014 Re-edit)- Jesse Gomez (Outta Sight 7/ orig. version Mankind) Magic From Your Love- Curtis & Dondi (Fantasy Love 7/ orig. Capri Taurus) https://www.mixcloud.com/StephenT/disco-boogie-80s-grooves-stephen-ts-drive-time-grooves-19th-july-2019-part-3/
  7. Stephen T's Drive Time Grooves ~ 5th July 2019 covering Danny Gee Part 1: I'm Back For More- Leo's Sunship (Grapevine) Keep On Doin' Whatcha Doin'- Ty Karim & Goeorge Griffin (Expansion/ orig. Sheridan House) We've Only Just Begun- Lee McDonald (Favourite/ orig. Debbie) Funky Sensation- Gwen McCrae (Atlantic) Let's Go Somewhere and Make Love- Jackie Moore (CBS) Why I Came To California- Leon Ware & Janis Siegal (Expansion/ orig. Elektra) Just An Illusion- Imagination (R&B) Are You Lonely?- Hipnotic (Street-Level) I'm Gonna Get Ya- Aaron Broomfield (AOTN/ orig. unissued) You Got Dat Right- Garfield Flemming (Becket) Summer Breeze (Long Canadian Hot Summer Mix)- Baisar (Malaco) You Can't Hide (Inst.)- David Joseph (Mango) I Wanna Feel Your Love- Candy Brown (RCA) Part 2: Everything Is Gonna Be Alright- The Clark Sisters (Sound of Gospel) Come To Me- Estiban (Mukutsaku/ orig. El LP) Got To Give It Up- Pharoah Sanders (Expansion) Destination (Re-edit)- The Warriors (Expansion/ orig. Ensign) Never Let You Go- Savanna (R&B) I Was Born To Love You- Timeless Legend (Love Vinyl/ orig. Dawn Light) Let's Go "This Go"- Van Jones (Everland/ orig. Niger River) Can't Get Enough Of Your Lovin'- O.T. Sykes (Everland/ orig. Fun City) Walk Before You Run- Dazzle (Expansion/ orig. De-Lite) We Got A Good Thing Going On- Pacific Express (World Seven/ orig. Gull) Don't Let Him get The Best Of You- Whirlwind (Roulette) Catching Up On Love- Kinsman Dazz (RAW/ orig. ?) Footsteps In The Dark- The Isley Brothers (Epic)
  8. The Weekend Starts Here Show will not return any time soon, so instead I'm putting out the tunes as mixes. Hope you like them: Souleros Bank Holiday Selection ~ Stephen T Mix, May 2019 More Love (Where This Came From)- Emanuel Lasky (Westbound) Let Somebody Love Me- Chuck Jackson (V.I.P) Hey Cloud- Garland Green (Cotillion) Pouring Water On a Drowning Man- Otis Clay (Cotillion) Why Baby- Jo Jo & The Outcast (Sound-O-Riffic) Standing On The Outside- Lee Charles (Revue) Special Memory- Jerry Butler (Mercury) Yes I'm Ready (If I Don't get To Go)- Gene Chandler (Mercury) Be Mine Sometime- Dori Grayson (Peermont) The One You Can't Have All By Yourself- Shirley Walton (Enterprise) Just The One- Al Perkins (Atco) Happy Is The Man- Andy Chapman (Atco) Who Am I- Lou Johnson (Volt) Neveruary- Timmy Willis (Jubilee) Luv, Luv, Luv- Lloyd Price (JAD) These Are The Questions- Reggie Alexander (L.B.J) Looking Through The Eyes Of Love- Larry Marks (Pala) Nevermore- Jerry Townes (Penny) (Nina) Have You Seen My Baby pt. 1- Marvin L. Sims (Mellow) That's The Reason- Buster Benton (Melloway)
  9. (Northern Soul) Stephen T Mix ~ April 2019 Why Can't I Be Your Man- The Chessmen (Chess) I'm Coming To Your Rescue- The Triumphs (Okeh) Thanks For A Little Lovin- The Trends (ABC) I Only Cry Once A Day Now- The Puffs (Kent/ orig. Dore) Carlena- The Just Brothers (Garrison/ orig. Hayley) The Way You Been Acting Lately- Al Kent (Tamla Motown/ orig. Ric-Tic) Holding Hands- Rose Batiste (Ric-Tic) Stolen Hours- Patrice Holloway (Capitol) Are We Ready For Love- Patti Austin (Columbia) I'm In A Groove- The Ivories (Wand) Your Love Is Everything- Sandi Golden (Sonic Wax/ orig. Masterpiece) That's How Long (I'm Gonna Love You)- Shirley Wahls (King) I'm The One To Do It- Laverne Baker (Brunswick) Know What I Mean- Nichelle Nichols (Epic) Nobody- Margie Joseph (Expansion/ orig. Volt) Friday Night- Johnnie Taylor (Stax) Don't Mess With Me- Mike & The Censations (Luv N' Haight/ orig. Highland) Got To Find A Way- Cajun Heart (Expansion/ orig. WB) Woman, Love Thief- Stemmons Express (Wand) Broken Hearted Lover- Tojo (Soul Junction/ orig. Tec) I Really Love You- The Tomangoe's (Washpan)
  10. Stephen T's Deep Funk Mix ~ April 2019 What It Is- Joe Akens (TF) I Feel The Groove (Comin' On)- South Side (Tramp) There's A Man- Joey Irving & Just Us (45 Record Shack/ orig. Baltic) My Love (Is So Strong)- Angela Davis & The Mighty Chevelles (45 Record Shack/ orig. Flying Arrow) Everybody Needs Somebody- L.T. & The Soulful Dynamics (AOE/ orig. Solo) Ringing Bells (Sweet Music) part 1- The Young Senators (Innovation) The Number Runner part 1- Ant Hill Mob (Soul Kitchen) Hip Drop- The Explosions (Soul Jazz/ orig. Gold Cup) Broadway Sissy- Roscoe & Friends (Soul Junction/ orig. Tec) It's Got Soul- J Young & B Hill (NaJma) Karate part one- Mr Clean & The Cleansers (Camelot) Get Out Of My Life Woman- Thee Royal Checkmates (Faro) Finger Licking Chicken- The Raders (Leoso) Don't Listen To The Grapevine- Richard Brown (Steeltown Inc.) Bad Luck- Hank Carbo (Rocafort/ orig. HCP) You Did It- Ann Robinson (All Brothers) You Gotta Give Up Some Money- Dede Copeland (Tramp/ orig. GME) I Must Be Doing Something Right- Delia 'Dee Dee' Gartrell (Rocafort/ orig. Maverick) Put It On Him- Soul Bros. Inc. (S.B.I) Wind In My Sails- The Superbs (Kent/ orig. Dore) Deep Soul part 2- Ron Buford (BGP/ orig. Camelot) Big Bear- Big Bear Revue (Cuppy)
  11. The Weekend Starts Here with Stephen T ~ 12th April 2019 Part 1- Rare Groove & Modern Soul Disco Music- Barbara Lynn (Soul Brother/ orig. Jetstream) I Need Your Love- Patterson Twins (Outta Sight/ orig. Malaco) It Only Happens- Jackie Wilson (blank/ orig. Brunswick) Alone Again- Ernest Baker (Grapevine/ orig. Blue Soul) Invisible Wind- Arnie Love & The Levelettes (Soul Spectrum/ orig. Tap) Say Yeah- Chain Reaction (Blue Wave) Feel That You're Feelin'- Maze (Collectables/ orig. Capitol) Comin' Over Me- Willie Bobo (Columbia) Come On Back To Me Lover- Margie Joseph (Expansion/ orig. Atlantic) I've Been Waitin'- Spyder Turner (Expansion/ orig. Whitfield) Guess Who's Looking For Love Again- Ned Doheny (Expansion/ orig. CBS LP) I Wanna Be With You- David Ruffin (Expansion/ orig. WB) Inside My Love- Leon Ware (Expansion/ orig. Elektra) https://www.mixcloud.com/StephenT/rare-groove-modern-soul-the-weekend-starts-here-with-stephen-t-12th-april-2019-part-1/
  12. The Weekend Starts Here with Stephen T ~ 22nd February 2019 Rare Soul Dancers (original 45s) (I Wanna Go) Where The Soul Trees Grow- Arthur Prysock (King) I've Been Changed- The Right Kind (Galaxy) A Part Of My Life- Bull & The Matadors (Big Man) One Way Ticket To Nowhere- Syl Johnson (Twinight) Shape Up or Ship Out- Bobby Bland (Duke) Foxy Mama- Robert Parker (Nola) Something You Got- Billy Harner (66+6) Respect- Leon Austin (King) Much To Much- Bobby Rush (Checker) Girdle Up (Instrumental)- Andre Williams (Checker) Do What You Wanna- Ramsey Lewis (Cadet) For Liz- Andrew Brown (4 Brothers) The Dud- Toddlin Town Sounds (Toddlin Town) Do The Whip (Instrumental)- The Gravities (Bobby Newton's Band) (Mercury) Walk On Judge- Soul Partners (Bell) Tighten Up- The Five Steps (Dade) It Was So Nice While It Lasted- Benny Latimore (Dade) Just To Prove I Love You- Oscar Weathers (Top & Bottom) Girl I've Got News For You- Aesop's Fables (Atco) Easily Mislead- The Remarkables (Audio Arts)
  13. I love Andy Williams but no idea whether he'd get played if he was black
  14. I've played The Ambassadors version at the start or end of nights before.
  15. The Weekend Starts Here with Stephen T ~ 4th January 2019 Part 1- James Brown Special Blow Your Head- Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s (People LP) soul power 74- Maceo Parker (Urban LP) From the Back Side- The Sons Of Funk (BGP LP/ orig. King) Blind Man Can See It- James Brown (Polydor LP) Hot Pants- I'm coming, I'm coming, I'm Coming- Bobby Byrd (Polydor LP/ orig. Brownstone) Land Of Milk and Honey- Vicki Anderson (bootleg LP/ orig. Brownstone) Give It Up or Turn It Loose- Lyn Collins (bootleg LP/ orig. People) My Thang- James Brown (Polydor LP) I'm Broken Hearted- James Brown (Polydor LP) Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothin'- James Brown (Polydor LP) Blues and Pants- James Brown (Polydor LP) People Get Together and Drive Your Funky Soul- James Brown (Polydor LP) Part 2- Jamaican Big People's Ballads and Soul Instrumentals The Plea- Owen Gray (Starlite) Shirley- Jimmy James (Black Swan) A Promise Is A Comfort To A Fool- Larry & Ferdy (Tuneico) How Can I Be Sure- Higgs & Wilson (Studio 1) Love Or Be Loved- Lassel & Dimples [Yvonne Adams] (Coxsone) I Have Done You Wrong- The Blues Busters (Supreme) My Girl- Jackie Opel (Coxsone) You Are A Traitor- The Maytals (Beverley's) Another Lonely Night- Derrick Harriott (Big Shot) The Hip Hug- Lyn Taitt & The Jets (Gay Feet) Pure Soul [The Loop?]- Lennie Hibbert with Lynn Tait & Count Ossie's Drums (Gay Feet) Cleo's Back [take] 2- Roland Alphonso (Top Deck) Soul Finger- Rolando Al & The Beveley's All Stars (Pyramid) Bridge View (Alt.)- Roland Alphonso & Group (C&N) Boogaloo- BB Seaton (Studio 1)

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