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  1. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Just been passed on some mainstream media news from long time member Kevin Johansen @wiggyflat that tomorrows BBC Fake Britain show features a segment that take a look at 'the vinyl copies that are fleecing record collectors out of thousands'. View full article
  2. Just been passed on some mainstream media news from long time member Kevin Johansen @wiggyflat It's all about tomorrow's episode of BBC Fake Britain Tv show. In fact the latest episode (showing tomorrow) features a segment taking a look at 'the vinyl copies that are fleecing record collectors out of thousands'. Kevin passes on that he was interviewed as part of this segment in 'The Book And Record Bar' record shop in Tulse Hill London. Kevin J being well known for various promotions/dj-ing over the years including recent 'Northern Noise' events (no longer involved). BBC One - Fake Britain Series 9 Episode 4 of 10 Showing tomorrow 28th Nov 2019 - 11:00am uk time. Full details of the BBC One - Fake Britain can be had here
  3. The Top of the Pops showing of Wigans Chosen Few dancers back in 1975 is often mentioned when talking about "all our yesterdays" on here and other places and sure that those who were around at that time can remember the actual show or indeed the follow on effect that it had. As has been said many times it was thought that no copies of this episode have survived the years due to the practice of wiping and re-using tapes that the BBC had at the time Online archives do put the appearance date as 30-01-75 , (it also says was used again two weeks later but memory and the listing says that it was used as end credit playout). A quick check of a lot of related sites does have this episode down as "missing/wiped", however on travels round various sites read a article about a private video library for sale, details were a bit hazy but it seems that the person was selling a vast huge amount of various tapes, apparently in a lump lot with one person saying a figure of £25,000 being the asking price. Of course you know what's coming next, there is a web site (link below ) with listing details of all the tapes and guess what, yep there is that January episode listed Did try and get further details but didn't get any joy, so perhaps the collection has already been sold? Of course I could be wrong in all this, after all it is the internet, plus the archive listings could also be wrong and perhaps the tape condition is bad or whatever. On other hand it is listed so it possibly does exist, so maybe one day people will have the chance of actually seeing it again, maybe who ever does have the tape, may make it available in the future once aware of possible interest? Who knows? Anyway website link to listing below (listing is on the music page) , if anyone gets any further or more info/news then it would be appreciated if you could let us know episode listing (from another website- so can't say if 100%) 30-1-75: Presented by: Tony Blackburn (Wiped) THE GLITTER BAND " Goodbye My Love ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LOW " Mellow Down MAC & KATIE KISSOON " Sugar Candy Kisses QUEEN " Now m Here SUZI QUATRO " Your Mama Wont Like Me ALVIN STARDUST " Good Love Can Never Die WIGANS CHOSEN FEW " Footsee (crowd dancing) STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL " Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) PILOT " January ELVIS PRESLEY " Promised Land (crowd dancing) (and credits) Article update 10 years on 10 years after first publishing this article the actual video clip from Top Of The Pops featuring 'Wigans Chosen Few' from 1975 was posted online in our Soul Source Video feature in 2018 by member @Venus and can be viewed here... updated 2019
  4. Thanks to Shelly for the heads up post via the status shouts A Northern Soul Drama BBC Radio 4 45 mins Wed 18th February 14:15hrs on BBC iplayer after the broadcast Two men settle old scores, 35 years after their involvement in the Northern Soul scene. It's 1978 and the Northern Soul scene is at its peak. UK Manufacturing is thriving, Unions are strong, and blue-collar labourers have money in their pockets. Working class black Americans have moved from the Deep South to work in the car factories of Detroit and what has emerged from them is a new kind of soul music - upbeat, rhythmic and aspirational. British car factory workers have also found that the music's mood and rhythm speaks for them and Northern Soul has become an exclusive music and dance scene with its own code and culture, focussing on Friday all-nighters. Mark, a 17-year-old, middle class lad, gets his first job - in a car factory in Wolverhampton. Super cool factory worker Jerry introduces him to Northern Soul and Mark is hooked. He wants to be a part of it - the music, clothes, and all-nighters. Winning Jerry's friendship, he asks to go to Wigan Casino, voted the best club in the world - but Jerry questions Mark's authenticity and is undecided whether to take him. Thirty-five years later and Mark, now a married father and a journalist living in London, interviews Jerry about the end of the Northern Soul scene. For Jerry, the memories recall a tainted time of union power and working class freedoms confronted by the rise of the political right. For Mark, the memories hold emotional confusions. Buried hurts resurface between the two men and old scores are settled about class, music and identity. Writer: Hattie Naylor Director: Marc Jobst A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.
  5. Another interesting music documentary video shows up on BBC IPlayer Jazzology with Soweto Kinch Saxophonist Soweto Kinch takes a personal journey into jazz through New Orleans, New York and London, where he meets and plays with fellow musicians. Available for 4 weeks, BBC blurb and IPlayer Video link follows below In New Orleans, New York and London, saxophonist Soweto Kinch meets and plays with fellow musicians and discovers a music that's political, spiritual and rooted in African American history. Soweto argues that jazz is too often seen as a sterile museum piece, whereas in reality it's a powerful, political music which can only be understood through the history of racism and inequality from which it emerged. In New Orleans he finds an older music rooted in the history of slavery. He meets saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr, who keeps alive the tradition of the Mardi Gras Indians, and joins Donald and his group the Congo Square Nation, who perform music influenced by African drumming and rhythms. Soweto meets musician and writer Nicholas Payton and trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Both talk about how jazz emerged from the struggle of African Americans to form a new language in a country where racism and segregation gave them few outlets for self-expression. Jazz is rooted in the blues and throughout its history has straddled the secular and the spiritual. Soweto plays along with pianist Marcus Roberts, and meets singer Carmen Lundy. Soweto then visits New York, which by the 1930s was firmly established as the centre of the jazz world. In Harlem, Soweto find traces of the city's jazz history but also discovers New York's contemporary scene. He meets singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who featured on David Bowie's album Blackstar. Michael Mwenso blends jazz, soul and swing and Soweto joins him for a live session. In London Soweto meets Courtney Pine, who was part of a movement of black British jazz musicians in the 1980s who revived the art form and inspired successive generations. Lastly, Soweto meets the latest wave of British jazz musicians including Shabaka Hutchings from Sons of Kemet, Cassie Kinoshi of Nerija and Giacomo Smith of Kansas Smitty's House Band. All are rooted in jazz traditions but also draw upon contemporary influences such as grime and dubstep. Saxophonist Soweto Kinch takes a personal journey into jazz through New Orleans, New York and London, where he meets and plays with fellow musicians. First shown 8pm 25 Nov 2018 Available for 28 days Available via
  6. Enjoyed this BBC 4 documentary the other day.... Reggae Fever: David Rodigan David Rodigan's unlikely career as a reggae broadcaster and DJ has developed in parallel with the evolution of Jamaican music in the UK. His passion and his profession have given him a privileged, insiders' view of the UK's love affair with Jamaican music that began in the 1950s. His constant championing of it has afforded him national treasure status with generations of British Jamaicans and all lovers of reggae music. This is a film about the career of David Rodigan but it's also a window through which to see a wider human story about social change in the UK: a story of immigration and integration, and music's role within it. The beginning of his career conjures up a forgotten era when reggae was reviled by liberal, hippyish music fans because of its association with skinheads. At one point, his fellow students agreed to share a house with him only if Rodigan agreed not to play reggae. Instead, he would haunt London's specialist record shops and sneak out to Jamaican clubs alone. His break first came on BBC Radio London, where his knowledge and infectious enthusiasm won him the gig. Since that first break, he's had shows on Capital, Kiss and now BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 2. In the 80s, his radio show became such a Sunday lunchtime fixture in London's West Indian households that it was colloquially known as 'rice 'n' peas'. Bob Marley personally chose Rodigan's show to play out the world exclusive of Could You Be Loved. As well as being a DJ, Rodigan also began to 'soundclash' on a global stage. This musical competition where crew members from opposing sound systems pit their skills against each other involves the playing of records in turn, with the crowd ultimately deciding who has 'killed' the other crew, by playing the better chosen track. But standard versions of tracks don't cut it in a clash, where the true currency is 'dubplates' - versions of tracks recut, often by the original artist, with lyrics changed to praise the playing crew or diss the opposing one. In Jamaica, after he began clashing live on national radio with DJ Barry G, he became so famous that his name was even adopted by a Kingston gangster. He began competing on the World Soundclash stage alongside the likes of Jamaica's Stone Love and Japan's Mighty Crown as the soundclash became a global phenomenon. David is probably the only person ever to have been awarded an MBE and the title of World Clash Champion. In recent years, Rodigan's live DJ appearances have started attracting a far younger audience. It can be seen as a reflection of the way different forms of music from the different cultures that have arrived in Britain over the last 70 years have integrated, taken root and spawned new scenes, attitudes and tastes. As well as appearing at student unions across the country and continuing to clash by himself, he's also now a part of clash crew Rebel Sound, first assembled for Red Bull Culture Clash in 2014. In this environment, David found himself amidst a melting pot of beats, loops and popping, infectious bass-driven riddims - playing to the kids who are discovering him and therefore reggae music through other artists. Now in his 40th professional year, David is quite rightly celebrating, his passion for the music he loves burning as brightly as ever. This film is a testament to this most unlikely of reggae aficionados - a celebration of a man whose story is strangely intertwined with not only the evolution of music in this country but also the evolution of the culture. As said found it most enjoyable anyone out there remembers Rodigans Rockers his regular BFBS show that run for 25 years! View online via
  7. Rob Moss delivers his view on the recently broadcast BBC4 TV programme Motor Citys Burning - Detroit from Motown to the Stooges I love Detroit — ‘Motor City’s Burning’ The title sounded fantastic. ‘Motor City’s Burning’ — ‘A documentary looking at how, during the 1960s, the blue collar Midwestern city of Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval’ and ‘Detroit from Motown to the Stooges’ to quote the BBC’s own promotional blurb. Surely this would be a detailed examination of the circumstances that created one of the most influential musical styles in popular music — ‘The Motown Sound’? The title implied that some scrutiny of the causes and effects of the 1967 Detroit riots would feature in the programme too. And wouldn’t the BBC, an institutional universally respected and admired, with a substantial budget provided by the British taxpayer, be able to gain access to unique footage, interviews and other journalistic extras that would create a truly ground breaking, and long overdue, assessment of an essential era in a unique age? Adherents to the genre could almost predict the content. A brief history of Detroit, tracing its initial role as a fur trading settlement in the 18th century to the arrival of Henry Ford at the beginning of the 20th century and the creation of the automobile industry, the important role the city played in the escape of slaves from the South during the 19th century, the strained race relations that dogged life in the city throughout most of the 20th century as huge numbers of black families migrated north, and the affluence of the post war period, culminating in the 1960s, that spawned a generation of superbly talented and creative people in and around Detroit. This would be followed by an assessment of the social and cultural landscape around the city in the 1950s, and how this impacted on Berry Gordy Jnr. A brief description of Gordy’s family background, writing career and musical grounding would provide an insight into how he set up his business operation, and, perhaps more importantly, who was involved in the earliest recording sessions and organizational structures he put in place... note from the soul source team - sorry but all Robs non-current articles are now clipped due to a future book release - watch out for news of that! BBC Blurb Documentary looking at how Detroit became home to a musical revolution that captured the sound of a nation in upheaval. In the early 60s, Motown transcended Detroit's inner city to take black music to a white audience, whilst in the late 60s suburban kids like the MC5 and the Stooges descended into the black inner city to create revolutionary rock expressing the rage of young white America. With contributions from Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Martha Reeves, John Sinclair and the MC5. Fri 7 Mar 2008 22:00hrs
  8. BBC geezer has what may be an interesting show setup, all a bit mainstream tracks wise but guess that was always going to be so, info and link follow below Steve Lamacq's Northern Soul World Cup From 5 to 9 June, we will be crowning another champion in the latest edition of our, always popular, occasionally divisive, musical World Cup. Back in March, 6 Music’s very own Jarvis Cocker, lifted the Alternative 90s Trophy, on behalf of Common People, when Pulp beat Primal Scream in a tense final. Now it’s time to shine your shoes, and dust the talcum powder of your wide-legged trousers, as we search for the best Northern Soul track. The winner will be revealed on the show on Friday 9 June. You can vote in the first knock out round until 5pm, Tuesday 6 June, on our Twitter. Read the full terms and conditions here. There are some tough ties in the first round, not least two titans of the nominations: Frankie Valli vs The Snake. The full shortlist is below: 1. Al Wilson - The Snake 2. Billy Butler – The Right Track 3. Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long 4. Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor 5. Edwin Starr - Time 6. Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) 7. FFrankie Valli - The Night 8. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love 9. Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over 10. Judy Street - What 11.Luther Ingram - Exus Trek 12.Marvin Gaye - This Love Starved Heart Of Mine (It’s Killing Me) 13.R Dean Taylor - There’s A Ghost In My House 14.Rita & The Tiaras - Gone With The Wind Is My Love 15.Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By 16.Tony Clarke - Landslide Get involved in the vote below...
  9. A radio documentary on Wilson Pickett and featuring some of the main people in his life such as Bobby Womack, Steve Cropper, Bobby Eli, Willie Schofield, Eddie Floyd, Sir Mack Rice, Rick Hall, Spooner Oldham, his brother Max and many more as well as some archive footage that we came across from Wilson himself. The whole thing is presented by Roger Daltry. It is broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Monday 12th March at 10pm and will also be available on their listen again feature on their website for the following 7 days "Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who and a Wilson Pickett fan, tells the story of soul legend. Contributors include Wilson's brother Max; his ex-partner Dovie Hall; and soul stars like Bobby Womack and Eddie Floyd, who experienced the exceptional singing talent first hand; as well as the wild side, which earned him the nickname "The Wicked Pickett"
  10. Source Revisited - a occasional series of things that were up and then they weren't. Recent reading about the Lost & Found - Real R&B And Soul cd comp release (that was put together by Paul Weller and Keb Darge) led me to making a mental note to have a dig for this the next time was messing around in the backend of soul source. This was originally up on here in the late 90s and would say that my original source was perhaps a grab from the bbc website. At the time found this an interesting read, and as still think that's still the case and looking around there doesn't seems to be any sign of this elsewhere online.Thought it would be a good way to do the "two birds" thing and use it as an opener for getting the source revisited series underway and also as an opener for the new freebasing section of the revamped articles feature. 1998.02.08 All Back To Mine, BBC Radio 1 Paul Weller interview from the BBC All Back To Mine was produced by Somethin' Else for BBC Radio 1. Paul: So what's the aim of this? What's the plot? Is it just me playing my favourite records or records I've got a lot to say about? Otherwise it could just end up me playing The Who all the time. (Phone rings - Paul answers) Hello.... Um ..... only thing is I'm in the middle of doing this radio programme. Call me back in a couple of hours - if not I'll call you. Alright, see ya ... So, shall we start then? Plays Bill Withers - Harlem Q: So have you ever used any of those kinds of riffs on your own things? Paul: It isn't just kind of copying a riff - it might have been years ago when you first start - but it isn't just a question of copying a riff, it's more just a sound. Even just 1 sound or drum sound, or it goes beyond actual sounds and it's more of a vibe. I don't mean a spiritual thing but something in the music where you think, I'd like to get that on the record. Plays Lee Dorsey - Everything I do Gonh Be Funky Q: Those records from that period, they've got such a rawness about them. Paul: The references, R'n'B you know, American black music, soul music, funk, which I would have heard. Q: But how? Paul: Dances. We had a disco every Friday, Thursday in probably about 1970/ 71. Q: But youth club? Paul: No, not a youth club it was a dance. You know flashing lights and DJ ... that sort of thing. It was post Skin Head. You know it was Suede Head and it was mainly stacks of Motown and it was Reggae as well. James Brown I suppose but at the time you could buy them in normal hardware stores (both laugh) normal record shops, you know. But that music was mainstream in a way. You could go into this a local record shop and buy Sex Machine because there was enough demand for that record - especially Motown that had its biggest time in England in the early 70s. I mean a lot of those things were re-issues from the mid-sixties and a whole new generation got into it, you know like post-mod. This next record I'm going to play comes from that era where again, you had another generation of people who had their own clubs, their own music together and they had their own import shops, all that stuff and it just keeps going. To me it's just like a big family tree. And although I wasn't part of any of the Acid House scene, I remember going down the King's Road and seeing all the kids wearing their Acid clothes and cues outside the shoe shops for the wannabees , you know, Kickers. Plays Ten City - One Kiss Will Make It Better and tries a mix into Smokey Robinson's More Love . Paul: Julian Palmer played this to me and he got into a lot of this independent soul, which was all these independent soul label in America knocking out a few copies... Q: From what period? Paul: Mid 80s but it's still going on, it's never stopped you know what I mean? But it became popular in the mid 80s. Still great records come out now but you never get to hear them - hardly anyone's playing them or even getting your hands on them. Plays Frederick - Move On Q: You said you'd heard that in the 80s and you were actually bringing that into the music as well, weren't you - into The Style Council ... Paul: In a way, The Cost Of Loving, the name of the album we made around that time, 85/86 was me being influenced by these records by what people call independent soul - little soul labels in The States, you know. I really liked the kind of rawness of them, they were obviously made on low budgets - that kind of sound and there's lots of little riffs we nicked from that album. Night After Night by David C, we knicked the bass line from that for It Didn't Matter. Q: But in its own little way it was a very mod thing, wasn't it? Paul: Yeah, because it was like trying to go out and buy all these imports again and the whole root of all of it, what you come back to at the end of it is American music. Q: 'Cause even the rejected album was very obviously a mod thing Paul: Yeah I though it was, it was even called The New Decade Of Modernism ... Q: That's what the original title was? But no one got it? Paul: No, no one got it because it was never released it was turned down. It was banned from the waist up. It's the same thing for me. It's like The Stones buying The Howlin' Wolf records on import, trying to chase around town to find it, covering it - from the one point of view they probably got a hit with it and Howlin' Wolf probably died penniless. That vibe I obviously wouldn't agree with but I'm a fan as well and my consideration is more from that angle. I got a little flack over that at the time if I remember but it was the right move to make at the time for The Style Council. When I heard Garage and Deep House, I just thought that was kind of like soul music's move back to it's roots a bit more. You could hear the piano a lot more and the whole thing of the vocals building - the things I recognise and like. (Lights a fag). Shall I proceed anyway?(they both laugh). What am I doing anyway? Q: Making a radio programme Paul: Oh yeah, where's my script? Producer? ...(they laugh). Plays Taj Mahal - A Lot Of Love Q: You know I can't help but notice you're incredibly annul in your collection - I bet there's a colour code on those record boxes. Paul: Hey don't point at them (they laugh). It's nice to have some assemblance of order in things - that's just my way of doing it but you're right. Plays Ernst Rangling - Surfing Paul: I like anything that's good - whatever that means. I was very much a pop kid and I liked all The Move singles, Kinks, The Beatles and records by The Casuals. Q: Shall we stick one on? Paul: Right. Plays The Casuals - Jezamine Paul: (Opens wine) I really think it's a beautiful record and I love the melody - something about it still really inspires me. It is nostalgic but it's so inspiring. Q: It's quite traditional as well in its own ... Paul: Well it might be but how many records have you heard like that? I couldn't say where it's from. It's kind of MOR but it isn't. Shall we move swiftly on to Elgar? (Both laugh). Q: With The Beach Boys, was that a constant that you've had from that moment? Paul: Yes. I love The Beach Boys - the first record I ever had, I didn't buy myself but it was bought for me by my Dad from Heathrow Airport. We use to go on a Sunday night sometimes and watch the planes take off. Seriously that was before colour TV. That was the highlight. Anyway we use to go to Heathrow and he bought me this album, which I haven't still got but I bought another copy. This is like a cheap MFP compilation and it's got a wicked sleeve. A huge Green wave and 2 surfers on it. But the whole image of The Beach Boys, sort of West Coast, sunshine, surfing and sea. That really caught my imagination as a kid. This is a great, beautiful track this ... Plays The Beach Boys - Forever. Q: Is your clock an hour fast? Paul: Yeah, Summertime Q: (Laughing) Summertime? Paul: Yeah Babe, I hate Winter Q: It's Beach Boys isn't it? Paul: Well it is Surrey technically but Summertime, yeah. Plays Ian Brown - My Star Q: Were you checking like The Roses, when they came out? Paul: Well no. I heard some of their singles obviously but I never liked the full scale but subsequently I've heard tracks off the first album - Waterfall I really liked, I Wanna Be Adored. So it took me a little while to come around to it but I talked to Steve Cradick on tour and he's a big Roses fan and for him and his generation, they were like the contemporary band. Steve always says it's like me talking about The Sex Pistols - I can't say they had a big lasting influence on me but at the time when I was 17, it was what I needed to drag me into contemporary music. And I think the Roses did the same for their generation as well. Q: Shall we go through into the other room and look through you're CDs? Paul: (As they walk through the rooms laughs)...Do you want a beer? Q: I've never, ever in my life - abuse, drink ... I've never seen someone clean up a wine glass and smash it in their hand. I've seen people drop them, sit on them, step on them but I've never seen that before. Paul: It's not my fault is it? (Laughing, they walk through to the CD lounge) Shall we carry on then? Q: Yes, I think we should crack on, now that we're in the CD lounge. Paul: MMM ... nice. Right, I saw the Stereophonics at this gig we did in Cardiff Bay last year and they played before us and then their manager sent me a copy of their album. Their lyrics are good and his voice is good. Plays Stereophonics - Thousand Trees Paul: You havin' that? Q: Most definitely. What are your points of reference in finding new bands - young bands to come through like that? Paul: None. I heard this by chance. I wouldn't purposely go out of my way to hear anyone (laughs). It's true. I'm only laughing 'cause I see the awfulness in it but it is true to some extent. Unless someone puts me on to something and says, "Listen to this". I'm not like Sting, I don't go out and check out what young people are up to today. I don't give a f*c*. I do in one way but I don't give a f*c* about today's market but it does lead onto the next record. This is a think with Robert Wyatt. I did notice stuff. I wouldn't have gone out to buy this album, that's for sure. And just by chance I did a couple of tracks on his latest record. He was using the same studio I was working in at the time and I left a note for him. The fact that I did happen to hear his album turned me on to something else again and it was great. Out of all the people I've worked with in his generation, 60s people, he was the most inspiring 'cause he still added some kind of crazy, personilised vision that this was his record and he had focused idea of what it should be in his own mind - there is hope, there is a way forward. Q: Does that give you hope? Paul: Yes it does. I got more from Robert Wyatt working with him in a course of a week than anyone else I've worked with. Q: Is this the track you did with him? Paul: Yeah ... a bit of nepotism but I believe in it enough that I want to play it to you. Plays Robert Wyatt - Free Will & Testament Paul: Shall we have one more now, for the road? I like the mood on this... it's the right mood. Plays David Holmes - Don't Die Yet Paul: It's got a funky mood. It either connects with you or it doesn't. You can't explain it. I wouldn't even want to explain it, would you? Every time you play a record, you believe in magic don't you? You still find something still fundamentally good about human beings I think. When I hear great music of any kind, whether it's a book or a painting - I'm not being too poncey about it but even I know that. Art's the property of all people, it doesn't just belong to the middle classes. We can all go to the Tate Gallery ... good-buy. All Back To Mine was produced by Somethin' Else for BBC Radio 1. comment from past comments system member REVILOT aka @REVILOT Nice read. I sold quite a few records to Paul back in the Style Council days and did him some cassettes of Northern and rare Soul records. I remember one cassette in particular that he took with him on his Japanese tour and in one of his letters he wrote that he loved Steve Mancha - Did My Baby Call. I knew then the guy had taste. (If I Could Only Be Sure ) Not easy to remember all the records he bought from me but they did include Otis Leavill and Brenton Wood stuff. Still got the letters so I will dig em out and remind myself what he bought
  11. Nolan Porter and Stone Foundation BBC 6 Music Session Now available to listen on the BBC Iplayer. It is taken from the Craig Charles funk and soul show on BBC6 Music from the weekend, it was also played afterwards on his BBC radio 2 show. Soul legend Nolan Porter and British soul boys Stone Foundation live in session on BBC 6 Music, playing some of Nolan's classic cuts "If I Could Only Be Sure", "Keep On Keepin' On" and "Fe Fi Fo Fum". Plus the Stone Foundation underground hit "Tracing Paper" featuring Nolan Porter. Enjoy the session Here's the link
  12. Posted up in the forums yesterday a request from the BBC asking for dancers for the 26th March in London for 'The One Show' The full request can be read via the source forum link below While nothing shows up yet on just what the focus of this segment is going to be, guess this news (and recent word about a bbc4 project) does sort of show that the mainstreams interest in northern soul isn't fading just yet...
  13. Link to news article about Edwin Starr from today's BBC website about how he came to live in Nottingham, etc Remember a mate of mine seeing him regularly in Long Eaton Asda doing his Saturday shop - funny old world added by site But the Nashville-born singer spent the final years of his life thousands of miles from the Motown heartland of Detroit. He died in Chilwell - on the outskirts of Nottingham - in 2003. A decade later, Starr's younger brother Angelo Starr and manager Lilian Kyle look back on his life and chart his unusual journey to the English suburbs. The 4 min slideshow being the main focus of this article Slideshow production by Caroline Lowbridge. Publication date 24 October 2013.
  14. On BBC Radio 4 next Saturday morning. hope this is of interest. Steve added by site Over on the East Coast, in New Jersey's Rahway prison, Reginald Haynes was another inmate with a similar initiative. Reginald was spotted at a convict talent show by established music producer George Kerr and a group now known as The Legendary Escorts was formed. Reginald tells the extraordinary story of how the group's first album was produced, and of the changes the scheme would bring to his later life on the outside. Duration: 30 minutes First broadcast: Saturday 13 April 2013 repeated and up again for 30 days 15th Nov 2018
  15. Available via BBC iplayer the second series of The Devil's Music A 1979 TV series delving into the world of Blues music and tracing its historical origins. First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional black American Blues music. Exploring its origins and reviewing unique footage of acclaimed Blues artists including Sonny Blake, Sam Chatmon, Houston Stackhouse and Booker White. Episode 1 1/4 Alexis Korner delves into the world of American Blues music. (1979) FIRST BROADCAST: 09 Jul 1979 Episode 2 2/4 Alexis Korner delves further into the soulful world of traditional Blues music. (1979) FIRST BROADCAST: 16 Jul 1979 Episode 3 3/4 Alexis Korner discovers that Blues music expresses a deep symbolic message. (1979) FIRST BROADCAST: 23 Jul 1979 Episode 4 4/4 Alexis Korner looks at contemporary Chicago Blues music. (1979) FIRST BROADCAST: 30 Jul 1979
  16. News/Article/Feature Highlight: The BBC Blues - Blues programmes featuring influential musicians including B.B. King and Muddy Waters 11 programmes available for over a year via BBC iPlayer View full article
  17. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Available via BBC iplayer the second series of The Devil's Music A 1979 TV series delving into the world of Blues music and tracing its historical origins. First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional bl... View full article
  18. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Radio Drama along the lines of Two men settle old scores, 35 years after their involvement in the Northern Soul scene. View full article
  19. News/Article/Feature Highlight: Series exploring the life and career of soul artist Curtis Mayfield, previously broadcast on Radio 6 View full article
  20. News/Article/Feature Highlight: received this note from Dave Shannon, the guy who organises Radio 2s northern soul progs.. too late for this ish of Soul Up North, so perhaps you might want to add your input... View full article
  21. News/Article/Feature Highlight: The Top of the Pops showing of Wigans Chosen Few dancers back in 1975 is often mentioned when talking... View full article
  22. Am sure that many of you will remember the recent requests from BBC researchers regarding the BBC series 'The People's History of Pop' that showed up here on Soul Source. Well going by some msm pre-reviews it seems that this Friday the second episode touches 'Northern Soul' and features an account by Cheryl Summers of her experiences of Wigan Casino Allnighters Here's a preview of the blurb from the BBC, a link to the programme webpage follows at the end The People's History of Pop Episode 2 of 4 1966-1976: The Love Affair Fri 22 Jul 2016 21:30 BBC FOUR Sat 23 Jul 2016 00:30 BBC FOUR Writer, journalist and broadcaster Danny Baker looks at the years of his youth - 1966 to 1976 - a time when music fans really let rip. From the psychedelia of the Beatles' Sgt Pepper to the birth of thelarge-scale music festival, this is when hair, sounds and ideas got wilder and looser as a whole new generation of fans got really serious about British pop music and the world around them. There is testimony from hippies who found love and happiness at the 1970 Isle of Wight festival, from a teenager growing up in Birmingham who discovered a new sound called 'heavy metal', and from fans sent wild with excitement after David Bowie and Marc Bolan were beamed down and glam rock was born. A shy young man tells how he found expression through progressive rock, a fan relives her weekend escapes to Wigan Casino and a new scene called northern soul, and a young man discovers a new hero as reggae becomes mainstream. Unearthed pop treasures include a rare item of clothing worn by Marc Bolan and given to a young fan as a gift after he knocked on Marc's door. A former teacher and pupil of Peckham Manor School are reunited, more than forty years after they witnessed an unknown Bob Marley perform in their sports hall, and rare photos of the event are shown. Plus, some rare and special material from the biggest star of the 70s himself - David Bowie. Guess it could be interesting viewing, not really my cup of tea so if you do catch it this Friday then make sure that you let us all know how it was via the comments.below....
  23. I am looking for Northern Soul Dancers to be in the 2nd episode of 'Inspector George Gently' series VI for the BBC we need about 75 people in total . We are filming in Hartlepool in April and would really appreciate any help please use this email address for any queries etc
  24. Mentioned in todays (Sunday) Twisted Wheel event post via the in house event guide News that BBC Radio 2 have commissioned a company to produce a documentary on Northern Soul. Scheduled for broadcast during late December 2011 apparently the show is being presented by Peter Waterman. Have to say given the BBC's current dismal record of covering 'northern soul', it will be interesting to see if they actually come up with something worthwhile this time... Twisted Wheel event post with further details - link below
  25. Northern Soul BBC4 Living For The Weekend The shape and form of a talked about earlier BBC4 documentary are showing up It has a name, looks like its on a Friday July 25th, 2014, more details are knocking about and is showing in a BBC trailer... Friday Night Music: Trailer - BBC Four and here's the blurb... Northern Soul: Living For The Weekend, made by independent production company Somethin’ Else, tells the story of a genre of music unlike any other. It’s 40 years since DJ Russ Winstanley unleashed the Wigan Casino on the world, playing Northern Soul to thousands of young people in the club's legendary all-nighters. The Wigan Casino even beat New York's Studio 54 for title of Billboard Magazine’s 'Best Disco in the World' in 1978. Northern Soul was a unique and peculiar genre of music. Rare American soul tunes, often with a 4/4 beat, were hunted down by obsessive DJs from northern British towns. But the Northern Soul scene was also about authenticity, style and passion and the programme hears stories from Northern Soul DJs Ian Levine, Kev Roberts, Ian Dewhirst, Richard Searling and Colin Curtis, as well as author Bob Stanley, Good Times DJ Norman Jay, musician Lisa Stansfield, filmmaker Elaine Constantine and music legends such as Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn and DJ/Producer Pete Waterman. There you go , the date is from tvrage Reads to me like it is going to be one that needs to be watched with a fast forward available, but you never know... Comments from our past commenting system follow... The Golden 101Jul 12 2014 10:43 AM @Goldsoul Just to advise I've reduced 3 waist sizes, grown new hair and only speak about Rare n Underplayed tackle since the filming. Just sayin' Jerry Hipkiss, Maark, mickjay33 +3 more like Mach Jul 12 2014 10:51 AM @Mach wonder if pete watermans gonna tell us about gangs of 6" 3 coalminers at wigan again.. Maark, The Golden 101, Russell Gilbert +1 more like Ian Dewhirst Jul 12 2014 11:36 AM @Ian Dewhirst Mmm. I wonder if they got my "Northern Soul was the 8th wonder of the world to me" quote in....? Ian D warped ! Russ Vickers Jul 12 2014 12:02 PM @Russ Vickers It would be quite nice if you have given a good mention to 'todays' scene, as opposed to only the regurgitated historical stuff & current nostalgia events - there is a contemporary NS scene that exists outside of these events & it would be fantastic, if for once this was acknowledged properly. Best Russ Soulof, Louise, Byrney +12 more like Like Byrney Jul 12 2014 02:01 PM @Byrney Expect a few decades missed out here, but other than Elaine and Gareth's book that's par for the course isn't it. Shame, but I'll give it a go. Rob Wigley likes this Like Drewtg Jul 12 2014 02:18 PM @Drewtg Not Pete Waterman again ffs! When will someone tell them ........he never went to the nighters, he went to the nightclub with all the miners! P.S. can someone also tell Pete that miners aren't (or should that be weren't) big blokes, for obvious reasons. Soulfinger and soultanforreal like Like Kegsy Jul 12 2014 02:54 PM @Kegsy Is it just me that thinks the guy doing the backdrop at the top is Matchy from Rotherham ?. Dave Turner Jul 12 2014 07:46 PM Deffo not Matchy ... too tall FRANKIE CROCKER Jul 12 2014 11:18 PM @FRANKIE CROCKER So Wigan had a better disco than New York? Same ignoramuses peddling the same old clichéd twaddle... Louise likes this jazz Jul 13 2014 07:47 AM @jazz A gang of coal miners went from Shirebrook to Wigan me john cairns Gaz judson and a couple more but were not 6 foot 3 lol LEN and Mach like Like ElGeePeeJul 13 2014 09:39 AM I hope this is more about the music than the scene. I'd really like a documentary that takes and in-depth look at a few classic records - the artists, labels and how they came to become part of Northern Soul playlists etc. For instance, Tainted Love. Interview with Gloria Jones on how she came to record it and the background to the label, Ed Cobb, etc. Was it a hit at the time? Then interview with Richard Searling on the record's introduction at (I believe) Va's Va's. The impact and legacy of the record since then and of course, you have to mention Soft Cell, so maybe Ian Dewhist's recollection of how Marc Almond came to hear the record and so on. Soulof, Eddie Hubbard and Russell Gilbert like Like Steve S 60 Jul 13 2014 11:04 AM @Steve S 60 Why is it in the past tense....Northern Soul was this, the scene was that? LEN, Russ Vickers and soultanforreal like Like steptoe Jul 13 2014 03:21 PM yes loads of miners from all around the wigan & surounding towns and no doubt yorkshire and other places most of my mates all miners back then LEN likes this Like wiggyflat Jul 13 2014 06:56 PM @wiggyflat I would love a documentary with the following bases covered. Dave Kilworth on the early niters and drugs. John Vincent on being a young mod and sticking with black music and still discovering records. Simon Soussan and his La record Operations. If Pete Waterman has to be on can he talk about The Coventry scene he was involved with. How about soul Sam.A man who is constantly moving on. The divs of the late seventies and the return of the divs.Ie the One Show. Why Tistram and Tarquin the media whores have a fascination with northern soul cliched imagery and not real guts which is the music. The popularity abroad. The differences between rare soul,northern soul,xover. How about Frank Elson being interviewed? He lived and breathed it and more importantly chronicled it. The post Wigan scene. How it is today..basically a nostalgia scene ...a long way from records having a week shelf life....and the people who are still pushing records. Russ Vickers, Rob Wigley, Henry +2 more like Like theothertosspot Jul 13 2014 08:11 PM @theothertosspot Soul Sam, despite his choice of record, his enthusiasm for his choice justifies the means, and no doubt the records he introduces us to will be future legends (imo). R E Gards Rob Wigley likes this TOAD Jul 13 2014 10:24 PM @TOAD There was never a Coventry scene if so i missed it from 1978 onwards CarolineL Jul 13 2014 10:29 PM @CarolineL You might find this Radio 4 piece about Tainted Love interesting. There are a few things in there I wasn't aware of before, e.g. the cover by some woman from Wigan. Unfortunately, I doubt there would ever be a documentary like this on TV, as TV documentaries need to appeal to a wider audience. wiggyflat Jul 13 2014 10:55 PM @wiggyf Mr Georges. Sunday nights Coventry Mecca Thurs nights...1973.Pete Waterman spinning sounds like....Jimmy Soul Clarke,Fathers Angels,Bob Relf,Dottie Cambridge,Oh Linda,Working At The Gogo,...a long way from Kylie and Steam trains Rob Wigley likes this TOAD Jul 14 2014 03:35 AM @TOAD Wiggy you forgot the tree tops did you ever go or just read that information? wiggyflat Jul 14 2014 07:02 AM @wiggyflat I,m far too young Toad.Its all in Blues And Soul which is why i can't believe Frank Elson does not get approached for these type of docs. TOAD Jul 14 2014 07:35 AM @TOAD Ahh i see wiggy not factual information you see my interest it's my home city and there's no scene even a few older lad's aggree. Rob Wigley Jul 14 2014 08:09 AM @Rob Wigley I'd be careful about the size of Miners on here, several on the Forum and several taller than me 6' 2"........... we all know what's coming......we all know what people think about the scene.......we know its B*****ks unless you were there you wouldn't know. Its entertainment for the masses who couldn't give a flying F**k about the ethics or rare records we enjoy. I am going to watch it ? Yes i have to to face the barrage of questions from the guys at work ! Rob LEN, Russ Vickers and krawen2 like Like chatty Jul 16 2014 07:40 PM @chatty Forget that, what about Louis van Gaal going through the records on the front of the U Tube clip, that guy doesn't hang about, he only landed here earlier today! Like mike Jul 17 2014 01:03 PM @mike Ian S just highlighted that is now showing in more detail on the BBC website as said it is on the Fri 25 Jul 2014 Its at 21:30 on BBC Four and looks like repeated next day at midnight mike Jul 25 2014 12:03 PM @mike on tonite info and a preview clip on the bbc page showing times Fri 25 Jul 2014 21:30 BBC Four Sat 26 Jul 2014 00:30 BBC Four Mon 28 Jul 2014 00:00 BBC Four

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