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WHAT’S INSIDE? 4 Fitzroy talks to RANDY MULLER formerly of BRASS CONSTRUCTION Welcome to issue 26 10 DARRELL’S FUNK BOX had a really busy fewwhich became a bumper issue overnight! We have weeks putting this togeth er and unfortunately the Charts page had to go 14 A TRIBUTE TO at the last minute but we hope you enjoy reading all we have managed to pack in. HARVEY ROBINSON The Awards/Birthday Cel 16 JUMP START - WORDS support and votes of ourebration Night proved a big success, all due to the readers - thank you. You can read all about it on page 23. by Ginger Tony Our Chief Entertainment 18 SS MERCHANDISE Correspondent, Darrell S, has been to so much in the past few months we had to give him extr a space! It took me bac 20 RECORD REVIEWS years to when, and one k4 of the reasons we started this in the first place; we love the music and all the 23 SOUL SURVIVOR events around the country much time on the mag, but we now spend so we don’t actually get mu PARTY & AWARDS ch time to go to the eve So please don’t feel snu nts! bbed if we don’t get to your event...we would to but working 24/7 wit 26 OUT OF THE BOX love h a hangover has nev er been one of my strong points! Contrary to wh at you may think, we hav with Marcia Carr e more members outside the M25 than inside so we would be delighted to include events from around the country as 28 LEROY HUTSON we are always being ask ed for them. You could missing out on an opportu be nity to get people along 32 COMPETITIONS to your gig for FREE! We’ve had many new me mb ers join in the past few 34 Fitzroy talks to welcome goes to Paul months but a special Clatworthy (74!) who has been reading his through the back issues GORDON MAC way and reminiscing about the old times. Enough from me; you hav 40 EVENT REVIEWS e plenty more to read thro or glass of wine, sit bac k, relax and have a read... ugh so grab a cold beer 42 PHOTOS . 44 WHAT’S GOIN’ ON? Anna : The Soul Survi vors 46 SOUL RADIO

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How old were you when you moved to Brooklyn from Guyana and when you started banging on the steps and Fitzroy speaks to developing to re-tuning old and worn out indigenous steel pan drums? I was around 10 back in Guyana and I was basically banging on the wooden stairs that had different tones when you knocked them as I didn’t have drums. Then local steel bands would throw out their old beat up pans and I guess I was into recycling them and me and some friends performed as a band. There’s an embarrassing episode; being young, enterprising and trying to make money, we tried performing Christmas carols like Silent Night....in the middle of August. (Randy laughs). You set your sights on music and studied and formed Dynamic Souls later to be Brass Construction whilst in high school. What bands, apart from Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears, influenced you? James Brown, Kool & The Gang and Mandrill were very funky and soulful with the horns and Caribbean influences. I loved big bands like Count Basie and took various influences from jazz. I loved The Ohio Players, Buddy Miles, Rare Earth... so there were many influences. How did you decide upon the name Brass Construction when you recorded the superlative latin street hustle bullet “Take It Easy” in 1970 on Docc, as that track reminds me of early Kool & The Gang’s Music Is The Message? Yeah that whole Kool & The Gang style was the sound of the time and there were a lot of funk bands with the jazz influences that we admired. At the time bands were using articles like The Supremes and The Temptations in their names and there was a transition going on with groups like Blood Sweat & Tears. We followed suit and I loved horns and brass sounds and the construction was like something with a different configuration of guys, although the we’re building - hence Brass Construction. The name drummer was Larry Payton with Wade Williamson on was a no brainer and at first people were confused and bass. It was around 1968-69 with the social climate of thought we might be a construction company but it power to the people in the USA. made us stand out. How did you form your relationship with Jeff Lane who you How did you feel about the recording of Take It Easy, could worked closely with on the BT Express albums as well as you believe you’d created that sound? BC’s? I found the original demo for that song on a four track One of the guys went to school with Jeff’s sister and just recently and we did it to try and get a deal. We Jeff was trying to start a label as he was working with recorded it in Alvin Roberts from Skyy’s basement Gospel music at the time. He didn’t play an instrument where we rehearsed and then at Docc Records. I’m surso was a producer and Morris Price arranged for me to prised you even know this stuff...Kenny Dope came to meet Jeff who heard the band and liked the way I my house a few years ago heard it and was wowed and arranged. I did some interesting gospel songs with him he did a remix of it on his KD label. as Jeff was cutting his teeth in the record business all Pre landing the deal with United Artists, what songs had you pre BT Express and Brass Construction. It got me to worked on? get my chops together as an arranger as I’d never done strings before, having previously arranged horns. Jeff We did Two Timing Lady with Take It Easy as the flip on was quite a presumptuous guy, he’d say “Muller you’re Docc. Before that we did a song called Power to The a genius gimme a string arrangement by 3pm tomorPeople recorded at Atlantic Studios as my father got us row” and that’s how it started. (Randy laughs) I in touch with Dennis King who worked with Kleeer. In remember going to school the next day and asking the Guyana he was the top engineer and when he came to professor about string arrangements so it was a quickNew York he landed a job at Atlantic. Anyway my father turn around. I wrote BT Express’s Express strings set it up and we were the Dynamic Souls at the time

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music...it’s not gonna fly with your parents. I did academics with music on the side and in fact the deal with my father for the steel band was that my grades had to be above 90. At college I was studying in hotels when Brass’s first album came out. I kinda dismissed the reality of getting a deal although I still have a contract signed but not returned from Motown in my possession today but my gut told me not to send it. We got turned down by RCA, Atlantic and the other majors as the sound we had was very different with string merging with street sound. Even though Kool & The Gang and Mandrill were similar they didn’t really have a string sound per say. With BT and Brass it was quite a revolutionary sound developing with the positioning of sound tone and approaches. What’s interesting is I was learning about arranging at school and it’s like my homework came out in the recordings and luckily it worked out. It’s the same today though it’s a business and there’s things like risk assessment to be considered, you not gonna gamble on something till it proves itself. When you hear what’s currently popular everyone wants a record that sounds like that. That’s the nature of the business. Brass Construction was clearly a monumental album emulated by many with it’s strings, brass and presence. As players and not vocalists you managed to use monologue titles and minimal hustle chants to the social conscious Movin’ Changin’ cuts and the funk bombs Dance and Talkin’ to maximum effect. How did you deal with the immediate success and impact of that project? It took me by surprise; I remember our first gig as a of recording group at Just Jazz in Philadelphia and Jeff telling us that United Artists executives were coming down to see us. When we pulled up we saw girls outside screaming and everybody waiting for us, it was just like on the movies to us. It was unbelievable. Even though Jeff was telling us the record was a hit, as we’d been a bit jaded with being turned down, we realised that like one of our titles “times are changing”. We weren’t a singing band but with Jeff instilling the commercial appeal he suggested we write some songs. So I deliberately wrote the first album with action verbs Movin’ Changin’ as there was the Black Nationalist and social consciousness thing happening. We played and toured American Military bases who we’d talk with and they’d indicate that the album was instrumental in their lives. There was a notion that times were changing. We weren’t singers so we just simplified it with the chants making nice hooks and the groove memorable. Brass Construction 2, more so than the first, is my favourite Brass album because I think it gave you a separate identity from the BT Express funk umbrella into the more experimental jazz funkier tempo like Take It Easy, disco with Ha Cha Cha and Sambo, still retaining the funk with Whats On Your Mind. With a touch of Caribbean flavour on Blame It On Me there’s also the sublime Now Is Tomorrow (thank you for that). It’s more polished and reminds me vocally of the Ohio Players on Get to The Point.

NSTRUCTION around the dinner table with Jeff outside my house blowing his car horn and because I didn’t want to disappoint him I made the strings lines simple. New York had a few bands that were organically growing that street hustle funk undergrowth in it’s immediate radius. Larry Blackmon amplified this in our interview on how Cameo were turned away by it’s local labels before they signed to Chocolate City. With Crown Heights Affair, BT Express, Kool & The Gang, The KG’s and The Fatback Band all with brass members perfecting their sound, how hard was it to get a deal with all that fierce talent? Music was very much alive in the late 60’s-mid 70’s and you could walk East New York Brooklyn down the avenues and get work. Importantly the public schools had very good music programmes and I’m a product of that. We started Brass Construction using school equipment. Music was part of the curriculum and there were bars, boat rides, ballrooms and basement parties where we actually held and played our music and sold soda’s for 20 cents and have our funky parties and gain support and we backed up various singers too. Coming from the Caribbean our parent’s aspirations for us were to be a doctor or a lawyer so doing art, or

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sad day. Why? And so came August 28th. A sad, little porcumy l Wel ly. I hear you ask pleading l’ sessions at pines it was the last of my ‘Origina After five rd. The Cricketers Arms here in Oxfo to put what and a half glorious years I decided ney to bed. I has been a fantastic musical jour DJ’s in the ul called upon a gathering of wonderf and the Mick y, And gie, Dou , Clive of shape give my to on Sutt Paul llent exce South coasts did. we y part And y. part night a fitting farewell ing over to The very next day I find myself driv

r. When I got Bedford for the Solar Radio all daye crowd up the g firin was ez there Tony Rodrigu us happenings with a fine selection of harmonio Louis Martin. boy soul old by wed follo was and extremely were d crow the re whe This was a ‘do’ the DJ’s and ic mus our t knowledgeable abou r about. certainly gave them plenty to chee given over to The next day, August 30th, was ds galore and frien k, drin of ty plen , food good I’m talking, of The Rappattack Sound System. Hic! ival. Carn Hill course, about Notting

in the area are drinks deals to be had and hotels night all the very reasonable, which makes this This runs er. town of out the for aling more appe one will for I and th mon the of the 1st Saturday be visiting again as soon as I can.

to the printMy last journey before this issue goes Friday the It’s ter. ches Man in up ers sees me back t is going to 10th of September and just wha Friday? I’ll on a make me want to brave the M6 ’s what. I first tell you what. Soul Kandi, that ago and it has year a t abou t reviewed this nigh much so that so gth, stren gone from strength to North West’s it has to be amongst one of the tion from loca in ge chan A ts. Nigh l Sou major Jasmine h plus the to ate Tollg hy the rather eart s of realm the to in step t bar has seen this nigh particular saw posh clubbing. This night in n for a guest Scotland’s Bob Jeffries flying dow The Soul lars regu e gsid alon appearance er Williams. Brothers, Geoff Allman and Rog simply sube Musically you can expect some quit l and Jazz Sou lime 90’s and new millennium chester crowd grooves. I must say that the Man lly friendly stica fanta a are seem to ooze cool and le and entry is bunch. Bar prices are reasonab know how to only a fiver. The Soul Brothers also ing this an mak e, plac in m syste d put a good soun ce. rien expe ical all round fantastic mus

And so we step into September, the 4th to be exact, and it’s to England’s second city, Birmingham. Here we find ourselves at the plush Apres Nightclub for a night of ‘Twisted Soul’. There are several reasons for going to a , the venue or certain night. It could be the DJ’s eye candy! I, of full choc is the fact that the club ……….. and I however, am not that shallow… this particular was there for the DJ’s. Anyhow God that is the and is Curt n Coli night featured lay down two e thes can BOY Mike Stephens, and night that has some fantastic choons. This is a it will grow winner written all over it and in time ier Soul prem ’s land Mid t Wes the into one of ly laid odd an is club The bt. Nights, I have no dou system and the out affair but has a terrific sound you will find in punters are as enthusiastic as any some brilliant were e ther wise e the UK. Pric 12 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk

? You betcha. So is there life outside the M25 Port Solent, in r daye All l Coming up is Port Sou ‘Club Grooves’ Hampshire on October 2nd, near Oxford, October 9th at Drayton Golf Club me. And trust ks, bloc road be will both of these In The l Sou for s ado then it’s off to Barb h is right outCarribean on October 20th, whic side the M25! Darrell S


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‘I’m glad that’s over with...’ As much as I love the summer months, there’s always a huge quiet patch for new releases in the middle of the year. I know we all need our holidays to get away from it all and re-charge our batteries, but it leaves me scrambling around for new tracks to play on the show and believe me – there’s nothing worse than having no new music to fall in love with. Having said that, summer 2010 provided the ‘Jump Start’ with some absolute gems. A contender for my album of the year is the Black Lillies self-titled CD on Freestyle records with ‘Cargo’, ‘Secret Love Affair’ and the wonderful ‘Between The Lines’ as standout tracks, this is something you really should have in your collection. The Bas Lexter Ensample returned with his 2nd album ‘And The Beat Goes On’. It’s another fantastic collection of beats, grooves and samples and his remix/ reworking of Brenda Lee’s ‘Sweet Nothings’ has been brightening up my Saturday mornings. Also bringing big smiles to my little face is a rather infectious double header from The Rengades Of Jazz on Wass Records. ‘Karabine’ and ‘Apple Sauce’ are 2 of those tracks that you instantly feel you know and love. Sounding like it should have been released 35+ years ago is Jo Stance’s ‘Hey Girl’ on Ricky-Tick. Featuring Finnish vocalist Johanna Försti and drummer-producer Teppo “Teddy Rok” Mäkynen, this 7” harks back to the golden age of Northern Soul (so they tell me, I’m not gonna pretend I was there.lol) and I’m surprised this has not had more exposure. On a more jazzy/dance tip is Curv who arrived from Berlin with the killer track ‘Agogo’ on Vinyl Vibes Records. To say this has been filling the dancefloors for me would be putting it mildly. If you’ve yet to hear it then go now, track it down and enjoy! ‘Here comes the big finish…’ Incognito’s latest album ‘Transalantic RPM’ has been getting well deserved rave reviews and the first of the remixes is here! Ski Oakenfull’s Remix of ‘Lowdown’ is a very tidy dance reworking and has been causing much foot-tapping in the Ginger household. Speedometer are back with a new album ‘The Shakedown’ on Freestyle, which fea-

tures more vocal led songs from regular vocalist Ria Currie, the legendary Marva High and the very wonderful Natasha Watts, who’s on vocal duty for the first single ‘Again & Again’. The album version is a real corker, but try and check out DJ Format’s Remix, for a slightly different take. The aptly titled ‘Pure Gold’ is the new album from JD73 on Z Records. Fans of late 70’s, early 80’s Boogie, Disco and Funk are gonna love the retro sound that runs through this extremely dancefloor friendly collection. Standouts include ‘Round & Round’, ‘Written In The Stars’ (with Nate James) and the stunning opening track ‘Fantasy’. ‘You dancin’…’ I’m thinking about it really hard, almost till my head hurts, but I’m struggling to think of words that convey how excited I am about the upcoming Bournemouth Soul Weekender. With a DJ line up that really blows my skirt up (present company excluded.lol), it’s easy to see why there’s such a buzz about this event. DJs include: Dr Bob Jones, Nicky Holloway, Bob Masters, Chris Bangs, Gary Dennis, Mark Webster, Kev Beadle, Stretch Taylor and many more. Tickets can be purchased from Crazy Beat: 01708 228678 & Music Meltdown: 01273 413800. Bournemouth asides there’s plenty of excuses to get out and about over the next few weeks. I mean, who really wants to stay in and watch telly on a Saturday night??? Feel free to come over and say hi if you’re at any of these events: Sat 2 Oct-Port Soul 5 @ The Post House, Port Solent. Sat 9 Oct-Feel Soul @ The Edge Nightclub, Romford Sun 17 Oct The Surgery @ East Village, Great Eastern St. EC2 Fri 22 Oct Something Blue @ Russell’s,Wanstead. E11 29–31Oct The Bournemouth Soul Weekender, Boscombe. Sat 6 Nov Something For The Weekend @ Henry’s, Aveley, Essex. Ciao for now! GT x

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Record reviews Will Downing Love Lust Lies (Peacock Records) Out Now Interviewed in issue 11 of SS March/April 2008 here’s a taste of his royal smoothness, Will Downing with 5 track samples off his 20 track audio novel. Still silky with pizzazz jazz vocally, Mr Downing still reigns in the kingdom from whence In My Dreams and Somethings Going On rule. Glad I Met You Tonight is a toe tapping introduction followed by the party factored Feelin’ Alright. Got To Know You has a catch vocal interpolation of Rose Royce’s Ooh Boy over a melodic 9th Creations Bubble Gum sounding bass line. Shades is a nice crystal tingling ballad and the 5th element is Coulda Been Shoulda Been resonates Luther’s Take You Out Tonight. That digested, the other 15 tracks ought to melt on ya music pallets. Fitzroy Marc Mac & Erik Rico - Direct Soul EP (Third Planet Records) October 2010 An ultimate UK & US musical summit comes courtesy of 4 Hero’s Marc Mac and one man bandit Erik Rico. Two incredibly talented musician DJ songwriter/producers played every instrument merging latin, soul and technology almost acoustically in a vein also championed by Peven Everett. Opening with Destiny Erik evokes the spirit like he does if you’ve witnessed him live singing with a deep impassioned voice of varied vibrating octaves also echoed on I Need Your Love. The togetherness message in the Bossa rhythm Just Love will move you if it don’t groove you. Something I Know, the longest and journalistic cut, is a happy feel good factor with gorgeous strings and acoustic guitar riffs. So enjoy these four tracks produced within the 3rd eye of two musical warriors recorded in one afternoon session..what an equation!! Fitzroy Soul Togetherness 2010 - Various (Expansions) Multitasking and celebrating his half century, Ralph Tee has certainly had an impressive innings at the crease, batting out another set of musical boundaries. Included are Soul Survivor Awards double winners Cool Million feat Eugene Wilde’s Back For More and the late Teddy P’s magnificent Believe In Love. Zo! feat Sy Smith sounds like a 70’s Leroy Hutson production and using Chic’s classic Sao Paulo interpolation, Matt Bianco’s Half A Minute gets a refix from Joey Negro. Twinkling like EWF’s star is Madagascar’s Rainbow and one of my favourites in recent times, Surrender by Adrianna Evans, also shines brightly. The voice, soon to grace Blackpool 2011, of Michael Henderson on Take Me I’m Yours is the jewel cut in the ST crown, followed by two other Blackpool “Philly Queen” faves Shirley Jones feat Jean Carne collaborating on Tell Me What’s Wrong. To conclude, Richard Earnshaw’s Waiting feat Kenny Thomas and Roy Ayers seals another victory for this collector’s series. Fitzroy Noel McKoy - Jealousy Remixes Undeniably one of the formidable soul vocals in the UK, as witnessed recently at Vintage Festival in Goodwood, belongs to Noel McKoy. He’s lent his sonics to the Reggae, Funk Soul House and Acid Jazz genres. From his seminal retro album release Brighter Days, reviewed alongside our interview in Issue 19, comes the O’Jays Back Stabbers influenced single Jealousy, written with Soul Survivors Awards best UK soul groups head honcho Bluey of Incognito. With the grit of Bobby Womack, Noel narrates the pitfall of the green eyed poison known to us as jealousy, with two remixes courtesy of Cool Million’s 80’s synth boogie mix and Richi D’rell’s acoustic bump & beats ballad mix. Ahead of his Jazz Cafe date 13th October 2010 this package includes Fly Away With Me, a poetic and melodic Willie Mitchell/Al Green Southern soul production. Truly a master at work, check out this groove!! Fitzroy The Rarest Of Detroit Grooves - Various Artists (Tamla Motown) I’ll never claim to be an expert on Motown or music that derives from that genre circa early to late 60’s decade though I was born within it, but because it’s major black music iconic institutional status has to be saluted. This double cd release includes previously unreleased vault-age gems totaling 50 titles. There are some serious Funk Brother bombs on here by The Temptations You Didn’t Show Girl, The Utopians Whole Lotta Shaking’ In My Heart, The Miracles You Can Do It, The Lollipops - In The Summer, Jnr Walker Sock It To Um, Shorty Long’s Mobile Lil the Dancing Witch and Agent’s Hey Girl Come On Do The Pearl. Joe Stubbs The Girl I’ve Chosen, David Ruffin’s In The Cool Of The Night and Eddie Hollands Twin Brother typify the hypnotic Detroit sound and songwriting skills we hold in such high esteem. Nuff said!! Fitzroy 20 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk 15 modern soul room gems

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Brooklyn Soul Biscuits - Beautiful Day (Plaza Records) A track on heavy rotation on my radio shows culminated by the backbone of one of the super heavyweight street funk outfits of the 70’s Brass Construction’s leader Randy Muller. Trying to get the balance of how Brass would sound in 2010, Randy creates a groove with a singing hustle chant and a harmonious brass presence and melodic organ stabs. Very reminiscent of Lee Oskar’s Feeling Happy and a simple Mizell Brothers production, this soulful jazzy tempered bullet is undeniably funky. There is a slightly stripped down remix by ex MAW’s Kenny Dope in the package to tease you with what’s forthcoming album wise. Movin’ Walkin’ Talkin’ and Walking The Line, Randy’s constructed a classic of brass fever proportions!! Fitzroy Westcoast SoulStars - Show Me Love (Promo) Currently riding high like Fazeo after they opened up for Chic at the Indig02 as a debut single, this is oozing for those who like retro soul cruising. Featuring Eli and Janine (previously reviewed in SS record reviews) this uptempo duet and steadily infectious piece ought to make a dent on many a dance floor. The 80’s keys, strings and brass stabs are simplistic yet effective with a nice guitar solo in the last quarter of the song. Eli and Janine’s vocals are interwoven harmoniously like musical embodied tapestry. Already on my radio show rotation. A massive thumbs up from moi!! Fitzroy

Joonie - Acoustic Soul Out Now I was a little dubious at first with reservations of this being just another R&B album but must conclude it’s more easy listening; it is a quality and soulful album. Unknown to me this young talent has a John Legend meets Usher persona in his music. The balance that’s achieved between the musicality and the beats are evident when you hear the classic soul tremors within Delilah, You Got Me and Make It Last. The ultimate cut is So Fly, a simplistic, bumping, melodic and infectious tale of a young man being engrossed by the essence of a fly looking girl. Nicely produced and crisp like Walkers. Fitzroy Bashiyra - Don’t get In My Face (sm8music.com) October 2010 Recently performing live with Erik Rico and tearing it up at Stevie Dundee’s Greyhound session, Bashiyra is a down to earth nubian soul sista, bold like Ike & Tina with zephyr to hurricane colossal voice range. At times during this tale of a useless individual, Bashiyra, especially on the bridge before and during the chorus, flips the vocal script splendidly like Carleen Anderson in her Young Disciple days. Out of the four mixes Soul Persona’s impressive rare groove/latin soul mix and my personal fave the Big Herb Remix a la King Britts Superstar is bumping like R Kelly. This Souljah sista is definitely marching forward!! Fitzroy

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Marcos Valle - Estatica (Far Out) Truly an eclectic jazz album of Brazilian proportions is showcased here by singer songwriter producer Marcos Valle. Fifteen tracks of bossa, latin and funk over a six decade career envelopes noticeable dance cuts like Papo De Maluco, Baiao Maracatu and the string ensemble piece Nova Acorde. The titled Estatica takes me back to my Electric Ballroom jazz hoofin’ days with its virtuoso piano and trumpet solos brass stabs and hi hat melodies. The funkiest bombs are track 12 Esphera, a harmonic vocal chant with some crystal fatback drum beats and eerie moogs and rhodes which must sound incredible live. Followed by lucky number 13 Ev Vou a lush retro 3D cinema soundtrack cut with easy listen native vocals. All N All like EWF spell bounding album!! Fitzroy G.I Disco The History Cold War Hottest 80’s Music In West Germany(BBE) Having spoken with Rob Hardt recently re the soul influence in Germany, this is an aptly timed comp from the BBE camp. Predominantly the more electro boogie side of the 80’s, it encapsulates classics like Barbara Mason’s Another Man, Caprice’s 100%, Fonda Rae’s Touch Me and Timex Social Club’s Rumours. The most commercial, and not my favourite, by Freeez is I.O.U with not so familiar cuts like Cashmere’s Let The Music Turn You On. Two of the most musical influential labels of the 70’s & 80’s TSOP & Salsoul are represented by The O’Jays’ Put Our Heads Together and Skyy’s Show Me The Way to Go. Worth a trip down memory lane and a place in the retro section. Fitzroy SoulLounge 7 40 Soulful Grooves (Dome) A triple CD naturally hosting quite a few Dome homegrown soul seeds starts with a predominantly very mellow selection on CD 1. Starting with double helpings of Incognito I’ve been Waiting and Maysa’s rich latin vocal Simpatico prelude Hil St Soul’s beautiful Smile. Eric Roberson’s crisply produced Deal has an uncanny connection, collaborating with the siblings of Donny Hathaway and Leroy Hutson 40 years after their parents penned the classic The Ghetto. The funkier soul comes courtesy of the talented Adrianna Evans’ Waiting CD 2 begins with the revamped Driza Bone Family’s Real Love, and Tortured Souls nice uplifting jazz and soulful Love Everlasting. There’s a few underlined retro two step rare groove influences within Don E’s percussive Love Shine and Conya Doss’s You Really Hurt Me utilising Curtis’s Give Me Your Love. In addition listen to Rosie Gaines So In Love With You and me old infant school chum Sinclair’s incredible I Want You Back. It finishes with JTQ covering Marvin’s Don’t Mess With Mr T flavoured with Trouble Man. CD 3, the most uplifting tempo structured serving includes Cool Millions popular Back For More and the funktastic Reel People’s broken beat Can’t Stop. The Sunlight Square’s latino improvised I Believe In Miracles and the JuJu Orchestras instrumental version of Funky Nassau are justified covers. Live Tropical Fish feat Laurena’s Breathe gets a deserved look in, as does Yam Who’s moog boogie rework of Incognito’s Freedom To Love. Another comparatively value for money triple jumping CD from Dome. Fitzroy Speedometer - Lover & A Friend (Freestyle) Now famed for replicating the funk sound of the 60's & 70’s, Freestyle bring another funk bomb on 7 inch from their front runners Speedometer. Their successful cover spin of Beyonce's Work It Out a few years back is matched here as they utilised James Brown’s I Got The Feeling, even as a vocal interpolation to full effect on Lover And A Friend's duet featuring Ria Curry and Myles Sanko. Originally an Eddie “Hook & Sling" Bo 7 inch classic they did their homework in making the old school sound like new cool. This is backed by an organ grinding instrumental Pucker Up with fatback snappy drums and a funky lead guitar solo. For the uneducated who missed out on these grooves First Time Around, like Skyy, here's a chance to dance again. Fitroy Caring With A Difference by Paulette Francis published by Author House October 2010 Tackling the multitude of issues concerning the care and welfare of those unable to be fully responsible for themselves due to various illnesses, disabilities and ailments, are matters vaster than one’s imagination, if it doesn’t affect you directly or indirectly. But the one thing we probably all have, are loved ones who will face these dilemmas at some point in their lives. From owning her own agency, administering staff and a personal journey in care, Paulette Francis writes an oracle guide in how to be aware and prepare for those who need care. I read the book in a morning and was totally consumed with how she describes experiences and the little things that can make a big difference to those in need of our community care and spirit. Dignity, respect, understanding and professionalism are some of the basic essentials that can aid even the less knowledgeable or unqualified of us in securing these imperative factors. The book, due to be in 25,000 stores worldwide, including Waterstones, has been endorsed by the Right Honorable Tony Benn and he is not one to put his name to an unworthy cause. It’s a must, comprehensive and easy to read digestible book that will school you about something that affects us all inevitable or eventually. Fitzroy 22 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk


SOUL SURVIVOR BIRTHDAY & AWARDS 2010 Whilst preparing the invites for our 4th birthday party it struck me that we could hold some kind of Soul Survivors Awards; we could get everyone to vote for their favourite artists, clubs etc. and it would be a bit of fun. So, we decided to go ahead with this idea and had thousands of forms printed, which we sent out to members, DJs, promotors etc., and waited for the thousands of forms to come back. Well they didn’t! We got on the phone and spoke to people about taking them to their club nights and getting people to fill them in. There was a good chance they would get a vote but we would get some forms back. We didn’t! The cut off date was fast approaching so I put out an email for people to vote online and, at last, some people worked out how to vote! Two people in particular took this on board and that was Bonnie DJ and Gary Turner of Soul at the Ship. They forwarded their emails to their friends and Bonnie actually took a bundle of forms out with him and sent the whole bundle back. We extended the date twice and eventually we ended up with a good response across the board. We had just over a week to count the votes ready for our party so we were absolutely delighted when we were able to get Bluey of Incognito to come along to accept his award. There were a few suprises in the results, and not all I would agree with, but we couldn’t argue with the votes that came in from the Soul Survivor Readers and the Awards were given at the party. We learned lots in our first attempt and have heard from many people wishing they had taken more notice and got involved, along with others who just wish they had been there on the night, but hindsight is a wonderful thing and we will do things differently next year. With many other events on the same night, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the turnout for our party and the vibe of the night. Fitzroy chose the selection of DJs for the night (Marcia Carr, Darrell S, Ralph Tee, Ginger Tony, Dez Parkes, Mark Eversely and Ket and Al of Mucho Soul) and I have to say he was spot on as they all played their socks off. We have had brilliant feedback so would like to thank all the DJs, Julie, Sue, Hilary and Floria who checked everyone in, Vivy for organising the venue, the venue staff, Owen for the sound system, Clifford for his great photos, Suzanne of Cloudnine and Angie for our amazing cakes, and most importantly those who joined us for the celebrations. We will do it all again next year! Anna

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Out The Box

......its not all four to the floor you know! Words DJ Marcia Carr Farringdon, London has a new warehouse space hosting a new night called Construction with notable DJ names from the UK underground scene on the bill. Keep an eye out for their Facebook invites or word of mouth messages. Jimbo of Groove Sanctuary (Madame JoJo’s) is settling in nicely alongside Patrick Forge at the Inspiration Information bi-monthly party in Shoreditch which is definitely worth checking out, plus the Get Together; monthly at Market Place with T. Maronie + Kyri. This November Broadcite have their 9th anniversary party in Covent Garden as well as joining forces with TMProductions to host one more FReQuencies shindig in 2010. Also, look out for events from Tribe, Deep Cover, Community (Birmingham), Boglewaltz, Development (Manchester), SkinTite, with venues such as Plan B, Plastic People, East Village, Cargo and more soldiering on to bring you the finest alternative Black music. Due to lack of space we can only highlight a few singles reviews that probably would be overlooked by many other UK dance magazines out there - some of what you might hear on speaker boxes from yours truly and other discerning DJs. Take note! Never failing to impress on wax or with his live performances, Lifenotes recording artist Erik Rico has been on the road some months within UK and Europe testing out new material on fans that do appreciate the progressive leaps and bounds made in Black music. ‘Destiny’ produced with Marc Mac (4Hero) lifted from the coming ‘Direct Soul’ EP is the first of the digital fruits (a joint Raw Canvas release) available from Autumn 2010. First class, 21st Century future Boogie is the result that shuffles effortlessly within smooth and light percussion rhythms, a brasen bass line groove and organ Rhodes while Rico drops a multitude of harmonies and narrative about a girl he considers “his destiny, the one for me... I’ll love always”. Impeccable and timeless quality - you’ll forever be feeling this. Oakland, California based Afrikan Sciences is a one man band - Eric Douglas aka Khali. With only a few outputs, mainly for the Deepblak label since 2006 – his productions are highly sought after when he’s something to say – a good a standpoint as any then. This latest, a dubplate ‘Holding Hands With Danger’ centres on idealism – musically it speaks boldly - love, relationships and all those clichés. Sticking two fingers up at the critics the AS dub rhythm rests on a bed of warm electro synth pads, chopped up organ bass sub stabs sounds, behind which the strong kick lift the ethereal sedate voice of an unnamed vocalist on this deeper Broken soul cut. Domu,Theo Parrish, Restless Soul and GU fans will love this. There’s something about the voice of Greg Blackman that hauntingly befits his surname when he opens his mouth to sing – why would you think that he wasn’t some American Black guy? Hailing from the heartland of Colchester, Essex – the UK’s biggest army town, Blackman has a sweetly warm tone; his falsetto gels well along with a sultry tenor pace that comes across like a Donald Fagan verging on a softer Al Green – flaunting it so well on his self–produced songs ‘The Price Of Love’ and ‘Work It Out’ from his debut album ‘The Price Of Love’. A strong sojourner of soul and funk the singer and songwriter offers up plenty touching mid tempo dancers on this fresh collection. Elsewhere, borderline down tempo gritty funk to make you bounce about reveals itself on his ‘Money’ cut; ballsy with its rich bluesy guitar and scratchy Rhodes keys makes it a stand out triumph. With his own presence of style I recommend you seek out his impressive debut (on ITunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify stores etc) - a veritable future classic not to be overlooked. You perceptive readers may be wondering why I am only now reviewing a track that has been released for a couple of months. The ‘Truth’ is (pun intended) this pretty soul number on Strictly Rhythm only recently came my way and as is the case with so much quality releases most fall by the way side – no harm in me giving it a well deserved spot of hype. Keyboard don Marc de Clive Lowe scores highly collaborating with established D.C native Sy Smith who spent her tenure years backing Whitney Houston and got her start with a Washington D.C. go-go band. Telling her story here across several electronica rubs. MdcL’s Original swings with a mighty groove; a funky, rhythmic organ key supporting (think ‘7th Heaven’) and a ferocious guitar bass line. The Seiji Twist mashes up skippy beats with organ stabs that’ll attract the UK funky followers like white on rice. France’s Bertrand Dupart rhythmic Afro percussion mix headlines simmering 909 chords sustaining an affable tech house essence nicely round off things. 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Singer, songwriter, composer

LEROY HUTSON

Two days before his long awaited concert at the Indig02 I was amongst a group of 10 journalists and music enthusiasts who were about to hold court with the humble and softly spoken singer songwriter and composer Leroy Hutson. It was quite a surreal passionate and informative press conference in an intimate SW1 location. The questions were asked randomly yet orderly, so here is a precis of that memorable session. When asked of his memories of following Curtis Mayfield’s footstep as lead vocalist of The Impressions, Leroy surmised it as an honour and frightening. Donny Hathaway suggested Leroy to Curtis and he only had 3 days rehearsal to learn The Impression’s repertoire before facing a 30,000 strong crowd at Central Park. It was successful and many complimented on how they didn’t notice Curtis’s absence, some of that due to Leroy being the same build and some that he was wearing Curtis’s suits. Leroy left the Impressions to do the solo career as it wasn’t 28 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk

as fulfilling and had become a chore after 2 years, even though he’s grateful for the opportunity, so rather than to disparage it he decided to move on. Leroy’s favourite album is the first Hutson and he really enjoyed the Love Oh Love as he was fresh out of the Impressions. We learned how for a year and a half he fulfilled his Mother’s wishes by attending Howard University to study dentistry. An impromptu walk led Leroy to the fine arts building. Upon hearing the music he witnessed Herbie Hancock, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway jamming in separate rooms filled with spectators. Leroy later befriended Donny, now the musical director for the university based group The Mayfield’s which Leroy became part of, and through Curtis coming regularly to the campus, their friendship blossomed and they became room mates and songwriters. His memory of composing The Ghetto was so visual that in his excitement Leroy conveyed how he and Donny lived about 25 flights up in a Washington apartment. One Tuesday evening he was playing a blues riff on the keyboard, unlike the Ghetto’s end result, when Donny walked in suggesting and played what is now the famous bass line of The Ghetto. With Leroy playing the fender rhodes after 90 minutes they had laid it down and recorded it. Listening back Leroy described their joint magical experience of listening to it almost synchronized in unison with the the traffic outside, lights changing from red to green and how it rained whilst the sun shone. Boldly Dez Parkes asked Leroy if he’s being looked after in regards to royalties for a lot of the material he’s written. Leroy laughs and shares his sense of humour jokingly asking Micheal Fountaine (promoter of Giants Of Rare Groove) “I thought you told them not to ask certain questions!” After receiving a unanimous outburst of laughter Leroy responded with “You just opening a can of worms.” My first question was “Obviously you’ve already mentioned The Ghetto, which alongside Linda Clifford’s March Across The Land and Roberta Flack’s Trying Times are clearly a reflection of the social climate in the 70’s. From your perspective how intense was that situation that set the template for the conscious social commentary recordings not just from yourself but countless other emerging black musicians and songwriters?” “Well the 70’s without a doubt was the decade that spawned the greatest black music there is. The fact that now everybody's going back to get it speaks to how strong the time and the era was. As a generation..things changed and we were in a cyclical era where my parents were pushing


and aspiring for my generation at a time when there was respect for authority and parents in general - that’s not happening now. As the generation changes you have parents trying to do better by their children or have their children do better and you can end up helping them too much... that’s my own theory. There’s too much assistance now and they’re not struggling and the struggle is very important, as in my mind it’s what builds the character in the child and a person.” Dez Parkes catches Leroy’s attention and asks “Did you realise when you were going through the struggle we, the blacks of Britain, were parallel with you here in the UK? Leroy kinda stunned replies “No I did not”. Dez continues “Your music was easing and helping us get through a lot of pain here. A lot of people in America don’t realise that racism was blatantly bad here as well as it’s covered up in all the magazines. Right now were going through a resurgence where we need to start telling truths. When I spoke to Curtis Mayfield and now you and countless other artists, they are baffled as they too didn’t realise what was going on at the time. Your music inspired us to create bands and play your music cause everything we had here was segregated for ourselves only. I’m in my 50’s so I grew up and was playing your music djing in the early 70’s and wanting people to hear your inspirational music, but black clubs and black dj’s were limited and put aside. It’s only been the last 15-20 years they’ve been allowed to get through” Leroy acknowledges attentively “Wow that’s the wonderful thing about music it transcends, it saturates and it moves. There’s no real control over that and I’m glad to hear what you spoke of as we were so saturated with our own struggles and problems” Dez on a roll adds “When you said the 70’s I had to add that because the 70’s was the most joyous period for black people to have a voice in this world and I know you were feeling it at the same time as us here, sorry that’s why I had to interject “ Leroy “Absolutely”. A Parisian journalist Cat asked how he felt about being considered by many as an underrated artist and Leroy said he’s not bothered by it. As if it meant that sitting here amongst us at the press conference telling him he was not.... he’s ok with it. Leroy advised he’s not reliant on accolade as his Mother raised him to have self belief. He’s humbled so much so that Perry, his agent, had to drag him to the conference and that Michael Fountaine started emailing him in 2004 and they just met in this visit to London. Questioned about his new Triumph record label he expressed with gratification how it’s been a dream of his. The name derived from the result of the situation of where Dez Parkes’ earlier question was heading. Leroy recently sued Warner Brothers for his masters which Curtis Mayfield gave to him before he passed, re concern of his artist’s previous handlings with an ex business partner. Curtis gave Leroy a document of ownership before he was stricken at the concert by some fallen scaffolding leaving Curtis paralysed. Being incapacitated Curtis’s partner disregarded the agreement and did deals with Charly Records and others. Warners respected their previous relationship with Leroy and granted him the masters back so hence it was a triumph.

Marc Mac of 4 Hero “As a fellow producer on the production side, those albums are perfection sonically.” I want to find out about your choice of keyboards, arp synthesisers and moogs, what was the fascination and are you still interested in new technology?” “Thats what was happening then the synthesisers and moogs were new then and were a fascination for all of us. I personally liked the moog prodigy it was a tiny keyboard that had so many different colours and sounds that complimented what I was writing at that point. Now you have even more choices but it could be too many choices if your not on point with what you want.“

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Gordon Mac

about the past 25 years of Radical Radio 94 FM

Who initially was involved in forming the nucleus of Kiss? Every Sunday evening after DJing at Kisses in Peckham me, George Power and Tosca would meet Pierce the engineer at The Canton in Soho for a chinese and talk. George was involved in running a Greek pirate station and I was doing a ‘drive time’ on JFM, so we decided to start a station. Me and Tosca sorted out the running of it and recruiting the dj’s etc. and George was responsible for sticking the dough in. Myself and Tosca found the studio and people to make jingles for us and then came on the airwaves. How did you decide upon the name and was it a coincidence that you and George did Kisses in Peckham? We thought of every single name and our first station was called City Sounds which was one day a week on Tuesdays which lasted a couple of weeks. What happened in 1985 was that Solar Horizon LWR and JFM were running and by the middle of the year almost all, bar maybe LWR, went off air. JFM had a big bust and came off, as the government said there was some community radio license to apply for, but it never came to fruition. Because I was the only one who worked within the pirate radio infrastructure and knew how it was run, I set everything up, including advertising revenue. I wanted to have a station that was like Kiss FM in America that had released two albums with Prelude with Kiss Fm mixes and I wanted a station that could play that music. Every time we tried to think of something it always came back to Kiss. So I thought if we gonna go pirate we might as well take the name, the logo and the whole package. By the end of 1985 around October Kisses in Peckham closed. George Power told me he’d sold his stake in Kiss to you for £1000 and went on to invest and obtain a license for his native community LGR (London Greek Radio). How far into Kiss’s history was that and did that affect the dream? That’s right he did sell them for a £1000 and left after about a year. His departure made room for things to happen as before we all had 25%. George was really on the financial 34 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk

side and for three months from October-December 1985 we had no visits from the DTI and there was no one else on air so it was brilliant. The DTI then found out how to get our transmitter from this rickety old roof with a turntable ladder and hydraulic lift and once they did that we got busted left right and centre and were totally obliterated. We were on 7 days a week and it then became difficult getting the guaranteed £150 a week advertising, so we came off air for a while and then went to the weekends. Once I bought George’s and everyone else’s 25% I owned it all but decided to split 45% of the shares to some of the DJ’s at £200 for 5%. This bought me a transmitter and once I got 9 people it meant I could do 9 weekends to keep me going and had people that actually paid and invested, like Trevor Nelson, Norman Jay, Joey Jay, Colin Faver, Jonathan Moore, Tim Westwood, Dean Savonne Sammy Lyle and DJ Tee. There was genuine rivalry with other London stations, including LWR, WBLS and Studio FM with scenarios of some dj’s along the line jumping from one pirate ship to another. All had varying strong DJ personnel with underground street cred, but what do you think gave the Radical Radio the edge? We had a lot of great friendly PR presenters with a variety of musical backgrounds. Jay Strongman was massive on the warehouse underground scene and you could hear him play The House Of Bamboo Door and off the wall stuff like that. Also Norman Jay and Judge Jules’ Family Funktion and Shake & Finger-pop made them very media friendly with Cheryl Garrett and the Face and different magazines loving us. Jonathan Moore and Matt Black used to play Asian Hip Hop through to anything and formed Coldcut, producing Lisa Stanfield and remixing Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full. All this came out of the Kiss experience with the different genres and I ran the station as a propaganda machine for Kiss. Rosie Lawrence was my PA and a great PR girl and we had Goodfoot Promotions promoting different gigs, a record label with compilations, a magazine that ended up being Touch, Borderline, 1st


2nd & 3rd Base from a legal office fronting for the pirate station. We also had Lindsay Wesker on board, Heddi Greenwood and Paul Anderson handling the records side. At what point after all the DTI busts, loss of studio equipment and studio relocation episodes were you aware that the Radical Radio was radical enough to win a legal license? We never lost a studio, touch wood, but we lost transmitters. Martin and Lawrence, our second engineers, were excellent and used to use the microwave when they first came out. In the beginning of 1988, after we’d been had, Lindsay Wesker, who was most articulate and eloquent, spoke with Sheila Purip of the radio authority which is now Ofcom. She was a new licensee consultant and he’d phone and tape the conversation so we knew what we had to do from becoming pirate to a legal radio station, which is a different world.

successful, like us, at the first hurdle. The Kiss camp was the epicentre of the music forum, alongside Choice, who were also granted a legal license with a healthy portion of the original Radical Radio line up. High profile dj’s like ex Capitol and Radio London specialist icons David Rodigan and Robbie Vincent added to the roster. My college mate Sonia Fraser hosted the Word and Trevor Madhatter became Trevor Nelson who had popular shows up there with Paul Trouble Anderson, Norman Jay and Steve Jackson. At it’s peak Kiss was a successful multimillion pound entity based on the Holloway Road in Islington. How much of a threat was Kiss to Capitol and BBC Radio who had little or no soul/black music identity, forcing Aunty Beeb to eventually nab a major core of your DJ’s?

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I remember listening 20 years ago to the very first legal show on Kiss and the first track played was Pirates Anthem by Home T Cocoa T and Shabba Ranks. How magical was that moment, as you sounded very emotional? That moment is probably the most nerve wracking thing I’ve done on air. To do that speech at the beginning, worded by the PR company, to that amount of listeners was scary but also the biggest high I’ve ever experienced. The week after we had a big event in Highbury Fields with LL Cool J, Diana Brown & The Brothers and Tony Toni Tone and I realised how many people had listened as we were everywhere in the papers and everything...it was phenomenal. When we had the board meeting they asked what was the first record I was gonna play and I replied Pirates Anthem. They said no you can’t do that and I said we are Radical Radio and if we don’t do this we’ve sold out already. Who ended up backing you financially? Our main shareholders were Emap, a magazine and media company that owned Smash Hits, Look, Just Now, etc. Before that a friend, David of Centurion Press, whom I’d done business with when Kiss was pirate. His son loved Kiss FM and at a party David said if we went legal he’d invest. Then we needed over £2 Million so we had to get the big boys in as the radio authorities had opened up the airways for the first time in 21 years after Capitol and LBC, so the radio authorities did not want this to fail. After Jazz FM won the first license granted in London we were advised not to go back on air as pirates because the radio authorities were giving away two more licenses. We re applied and Virgin joined our consortium after not being

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Event reviews/letters Giants of Rare Groove featuring Greg Perry, Don Blackman and Leroy Hutson - Thursday 19th August @ Indigo2 This was the first time I have attended this venue where it was all seating, and l luckily had a ticket for the front row, and there was an air of anticipation from the waiting crowd. Starting proceedings off was Mr Greg Perry who featured songs from his legendary albums "Smokin" and "One for the Road". Let's get Away, Variety is the Spice of Life, How's your Love Baby, were all sung with the ease of a great singer who was enjoying performing for his audience and also had the assistance of his son, Joe aka Just Perry, who sang some of Jeffree's songs "Mr Fixit" and "Tik Tock", who unfortunately had missed his connecting flight and was unable to make it. Mr Don Blackman was next and he featured songs from his self titled first album and his later work "Listen". Fresh from performing recently at the Jazz Cafe, Don was warm, friendly and engaging his audience with his charm and obvious musical abilities. "Never Miss a Thing", Yabba Dabba Doo, I Love You and of course the infamous songs "Holding You, Loving You" and "Hearts Desire" were performed flawlessly and brilliantly. Chicago based Leroy Hutson was the man everyone was now waiting for. With a brilliant orchestra Leroy started his set with "All Because of You" which sounded brilliant with the string section. "Lover's holiday", "So in love with you" and "Lucky fellow" all performed with Leroy's smooth mellow vocals. Sadly some of the classics were left out, but this only made us want Leroy to come and visit us again and treat us to a much longer performance. The Average White Band - Ronnie Scott’s They have now been together as a band for over forty years which is an amazing feat. Two of the founder members remain today, Alan Gorrie and Onnie McIntyre, while the new recruits now hail from the US and not Scotland. Seeing any live band in this intimate, luxurious venue is always a treat and from the beginning of their set you just knew this would be special. "When Will You be Mine" was followed by a Ben E King composition "Give it up for Love", with strong vocals performed by Alan Gorrie and Klyde Jones. "This world has Music" a Leon Ware penned song had the crowd nodding their heads and tapping their feet. The classic song "Atlantic Avenue" and "Watcha Gonna do for Me", which Chaka Khan had a hit with were then followed by "Cut the Cake", and the classic "Work to Do" and then "Love of Your Own", which really showcased the amazing vocal range of Klyde Jones. The evening ended with the classics "Pick up the Pieces" and "Lets go Round Again" performed as if they were playing these songs for the very first time. My favourite song "Queen of my Soul" was sadly not included, but I hope the next time I have the great pleasure of seeing them perform again this will be rectified. Chic - Indigo2 From the moment Chic appeared on stage you knew this set would be sleek and chic. Wearing co-ordinating outfits, they were pleasing to the eye and began with "Everybody Dance", which got the entire audience in the mood to reminisce to the magic days of disco. Encompassing music under the "Chic Organisation" umbrella, we were treated to gems "Sukiyaki", "I'm coming out", "We are family", "Spacer", "Upside down" and 40 www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk

even pop tunes "Like a Virgin" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance". Performing their hits "I Want Your Love", "Le Freak", "Dance, Dance, Dance", "My Forbidden Lover" and "Everybody Dance" had everyone in a feelgood mood, and the smile on Mr Nile Rodger's face was there for everyone to see he was enjoying performing and with his superb guitar skills just made everyone feel how it would have been to have seen them perform at the legendary Studio 54 back in the day. The grand finale of the show came when Jenny, who promotes many of shows at the venue, came on stage with her friends and colleagues and was presented with a magnificent cake, it was like being in the middle of a big party on the stage, and I'm sure Jenny will never forget that particular birthday as it was so special. June Furlong (AKA DJ Sparkle) Listen to DJ Sparkle’s Sunday Suppliment on fuzionlive.com 8-10pm Vintage @ Goodward Celebrating 5 decades of music, fashion and culture that influenced the Brits between the 1940-1980‘s, Vintage hosted a mammoth and encyclopedic event full of splendor and wonderment. If you were a dedicated Burlesque, RAF, Rock & Roller, Mod, Ska, Soul, Disco and Funk follower of fashion and the soundtrack of those era’s, this was the place to be. With no expense spared, thousands visited the event held over 3 days that resembled a menage of Southport meets Glastenbury weekenders rolled into one. The mock shops included memorabilia of iconic Blues & Soul Magazine, Soul To Soul and Adidas and many others of varying genres airing their wares. There too was a multitude of musical arena’s hosting practically every form of popular music to it’s enthusiasts. We saw 3 live performances from Noel McKoy, the magnificent and cultural Caribbean UK funk pioneers Cymande who rocked the audience with The Message, Fug and Brothers On The Slide OMG. I’d interviewed Al McKay, former guitarist of EWF from (197381) earlier so we hung to catch the Earth Wind & Fire Experience with what I estimate as a 8-10,000 strong crowd. We caught some of Norman Jay’s musiquariam session with GQ’s Shake and Jurassic 5’s Day At The Races highlighting his eclectic set. The brain child of Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway, this was an elaborate lesson in music, art, fashion and design culminating into one, from the UK perspective. Pretty awesome!! Fitzroy Soultrain Bristol - Bank Holiday Sunday Now in it's 18th year and still going strong, Soultrain in Bristol is a bit of an institution as one of the longest running soul nights in the country. Started as a one off in December 1992 and we haven't stopped yet, hurtling towards our 20th Anniverary event in 2012. Panache is the home of Soultrain every Bank Holiday Sunday from 9pm-3am with over 1,000 attendees. The club starts filling up soon after 11pm and by 11.30pm ‘house full’ signs were up. The formula in room one is the big soul week-ender anthems starting off 70's & 80's before stepping up to the 90’s before the finale' of all that's best in the big soul tunes.


I am still reminscing over tunes such as Dazz Band - You are My Starship, DrizaBone - Real Love, Loose Ends - Choose Me and Roy Ayers - Can't you see me ! Soultrain residents Al B/Ricky 2 Tuff and Bruvva Nick were rocking the place to enthused soul heads! Room 2, which until a year or so ago would attract the likes of Perry Louis Jazz Co-tech Dancers and jazz dancers from all over the UK to compete with Bristol's finest The Floor Technicians has been re-invented on a reggae revival trip and you cannnot get any more people in room 2 - it's shoulder to shoulder with selectors Dezzi Rankin/flex and Greg Alexander: it's awesome. Soultrain entertains the more mature over 25's with many regulars who religously attend our events every Bank Holiday Sunday, which in the past has hosted live appearances from the Fatback Band (twice) Light of The World, Alexander O'Neal, Gil Scot Heron, Martine Girault, Pee Wee Ellis, Edwin Starr and next up it's Lonnie Liston. If you want your fix on soul and reggae in the West Country check out Soultrain New Year’s Eve at the luxury country house Ashton Court Mansion, 3 rooms to include rare groove until 4am. www.soultrain.co.uk

time. With all-day sun, all-day music and all-day BBQ courtesy of Woodlands India Restaurant (ever had Indian food BBQ? You should try it!) plus many, many people’s generosity (too many to mention here but you know who you are) we raised £500! First go at this all-day lark taught us a few lessons! If you want to do a balloon launch in England - get helium! If you hire a bouncy castle, make sure you have pegged it down securely or the first adult that decides to re-visit his childhood will come a cropper as the whole thing pops of its air supply and collapses in seconds! Back to the music (that’s what it was all about) - it’s no mean feat keeping it fresh for 12 solid hours, but keep it fresh they did! Old soul, new soul and a bit of RnB thrown in for the youngsters. Come dusk everyone was jumping to tunes from Marky Mark amongst lit up balloons and whizzy lighting shining up to the stars - the atmosphere was superb. As the night came to an end I played In Deep’s ‘Last Night a DJ Saved My Life’, we’d like to think we went some way to achieving that. We need to do it again next year, but bigger and better so if any DJs out there want to get in on the act, let me know. The sky (literally) is our limit!! Andy Richards

Charity All Dayer in Haverhill It was 2008 when I first visited Woodlands Hotel in Haverhill. It had just opened, but the potential was phenomenal. “Just the place for an All Day Event” I said. July 24th 2010 that event took place - what a day! 11.30am-11.30pm with DJs James Murphy (Solar Radio), Nick Gunn (Zero Radio), Marky Mark, Andy H, Jazzy (all from Morpher) and of course me, Andy Richards. All the DJs did sterling work, giving their time free of charge so that we could raise some money for Cancer Charities at the same

Dear Anna & Fitzroy Many thanks again for a great magazine and the promotion for my lil ole doo raisised £1200 quid for the Treacle Soul Charity Alldayer for HelpForHeroes. Marcus Bell

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YOUR PHOTOS Nile Rodgers & Chic @ Indigo2

Jenny’s birthday cake!

Maria & Nile

Russell Ashton

Erik Rico

Soul Train in Bristol on Bank Holiday

Vintage at Goodwood

Giants of Rare Groove @ Indigo2

If you send them in we’ll try and put them in. email to anna@thesoulsurvivors.co.uk


The Soul Survivors Radio Shows with Fitzroy da Buzzboy Every Thursday 6-9pm (Bar 21+28 Oct + 4 Nov) Sun 17 Oct (Black History Show) 6-9pm Sun 21 Nov (Leroy Hutson Feature) 6-9pm Sun 10 Oct 9-11pm (Black History Show) Sun 24 Oct (Randy Muller Showcase) 9-11pm Sun 7 & 21 November 9-11pm

Where you can find Fitzroy 13 Oct - Jazz Cafe for Noel McKoy 15 Oct - William 1V Harrow Road NW10 (9-2am) 20 Oct-3 Nov - Soul In The Caribbean 13 Nov - We Love Soul meets Soul Network at Hidden Vauxhall SE11 24 Nov - Keep The Faith 27 Nov - Soul Network 5 Dec - 25 years of Radical Radio (Soul Survivor Dancers for Leroy Burgess) 31 Dec - Soul Network NYE Party Blackpool Luxury Soul Weekender Jan 2011

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SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER

Port Soul 5 Soul Alldayer @ The Port House, Marina Keep, Port Solent, Hamps. DJs Ginger Tony, Clive Porteous, Darrell Steaman, Tee Davies, Gail Austin more. Entry £10 1- Midnight. Tamla Motown Dance Night @ The Royal British Legion, 15 Town End, Caterham-on-theHill, CR3 5UJ 8pm-1am Tkts £5 in support of Help for Heroes

SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER

UK Soul Jam ft. Omar @ The Jazz Cafe, Camden NW1 7pm-1am (See Ad)

Calling Out Around The World5 @ Matthews Hopsitality Suite, Blackpool FC. £5 in adv £6 OTD. Motown, Philly, Northern & Classic Soul

SATURDAY 30 OCT - 7 NOV Ben L'Oncle (Motown) @ The Depot, Leurven, Belgium with DJ support from UKs Mucho Soul

THURSDAY 14 - 18 OCTOBER

Modern Soul @ The Prestatyn Legends Weekender including concerts from Tavares and The Velvelettes.

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER

Soul Survivors @ William IV, 786 Harrow Road, London NW10 5JX with Fitzroy 9pm-2am

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER

Portobello Nu Jazz @ The Tabernacle, Talbot Rd, Powis Sq, W11. £10 Kevin Haynes, Robert Mitchell & DJ support Dez Parkes. (See Ad)

THURSDAY 7 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 7 - 10 OCTOBER

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

The Surgery @ @ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St. London EC2A 3PD Free 2-11pm Djs Dr Bob Jones, Ginger Tony & Chris Bangs

WED 20 OCT - 3 NOVEMBER Soul in the Caribbean @ Barbados En Vogue @ Indigo2 (See Ad)

The Bilbao Weekender

FRIDAY 8 OCTOBER

Feel Soul @ The Edge Bar & Nightclub, 82-84 Market Place, Romford, Essex. DJ's Ash Selector, Chris Alexander, Freaky Reidy & Ginger Tony playing Soul, Funk, Boogie, Soulful House 2 rooms from 9pm till 3am. (See Ad) Club Embo @ Sky Rooms, High St, Colchester with Emassy DJs £5 Adv £10 OTD (See Ad)

PERFORMING ALL THE HITS INCLUDING

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WED 27 OCTOBER

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Noel McKoy & The A Team @ Jazz Cafe, Camden, NW1 (See Ad for details)

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Bluenotes, Bass & Boogie @ Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11, £ Free before 7.30pm, £5 after 7.30pm (Keep The Faith Haiti Charity special: all funds to Haiti) (See Ad) Mace Parker in Concert @ The Assembly, Leamington Spa (See Ad) Stylistics @ Jam House, Birmingham

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER

Maceo Parker @ The Arches, Glasgow (See Ad)

FRIDAY 29 - 31 OCTOBER

Bournemouth Soul Weekender @ The Carrington House Hotel, Boscombe with DJs Bob Jones, Chris Bangs, Nicky Holloway, Kev Beadle, Bob Masters and many more. Twisted Wheel @ Whitworth St, Manchester. A night of quality 60’s Soul Soulbrew Karaoke @ Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Rd, EC2A 8pm-2am £4 entry.

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The.COM family @ Peaches, 177-179 Kenton Rd, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 0EY 8pm-1am (See Ad)

WEDNESDAY 3 NOVEMBER

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SUNDAY 31 OCTOBER

Stylistics @ Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Kent

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Level 42 @ Indigo2 Keni Burke @ The Jazz Cafe, Camden NW1. Soul at the Castle @ Farnham Castle, Castle St, Farnham, Surrey. £15 7.30pm - 1am Treacle Soul @ Queens Head, Hemel Hempstead,Herts. 8-Late DJ's: Marcus Bell, Blowey, Keith Long and guests. Jazz Funk Soul @ Charlie Wrights, 45 Pitfield St, N1 10pm-3am £10 or £5 B4 11pm. DJ’s Colin, Neville & guest.

Maceo Parker @ Metropolis, Bristol (See Ad)

SATURDAY 30 OCTOBER

Oxjam @ Music Bar, Brixton Hill with guests Mucho Soul. Tkts £4.50 6-3am. The Friday Shuffle @ Club Rehab, Kettering, Northants. 9-3am £3 or £5 after 1am. Soul, Motown, Jazz Funk

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER

TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER

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Soulacoaster live @ 83 Rivington St, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY. 7pm-1am Tkts £12 Adv £15 OTD DJs Vivy B & 5th Avenue

Soul Shack @ The Stonehorse Paper Cow, 128-140 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4HX 10-3am £10 DJs James Anthony & Ash Selector.

Costa Del Soul @ Sunset Beach Club, Malaga, Spain. Best in Northern Soul, Motown, Mod 60’s -80s.

We Love Soul @ Hidden Club, 100 Tinworth St, London SE11 5EQ. 10pm7am (See Ad)

Funky Flava @ Redhill Football Club RH1 5AE DJ's Ash Selector & James Anthony. 9- 2am For ticket info contact 07943 955946

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings @ Roundhouse, London. (See Ad)

THURSDSAY 4 NOVEMBER

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings @ The Ritz, Manchester (See Ad)

THURSDAY 4-18 NOVEMBER Soul In The Sun @ Lanzarote

FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings @ Queens Hall, Edinburgh. (See Ad) Spirit Of Soul @ Cafe de Paris, 3/4 Coventry St, W1 in the Boogie (VIP) Room. DJs Paul Leney, Jim Jackson, Jerome Andersone & more 10-3am £10 or £5 on guestlist B4 11pm. Stylistics @ Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

TUESDAY 9 NOVEMBER Stylistics @ Indigo2


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WED 27 OCTOBER

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The Ridgeway Arms @ Station Rd, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5JF. A night of 70s & Crossover Soul with Barry Maleady, Steve Plumb, Steve Connor & Flanny 8.30pm-1am Soulbrew Karaoke @ Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Rd, EC2A 8pm-2am £4 entry. Kindred The Soul Family in concert @ hmv Institute, Birmingham. (See Ad)

FRIDAY 26-27 NOVEMBER

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East Anglian Soul Weekend @ Hunstanton, Norfolk. Northern Soul, Motown Memories.

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FRIDAY 12-14 NOVEMBER

Soul Network @ Abacus, 24 Cornhill EC3 Soul at the Ship @ New Rd, Leigh on Sea, Essex. DJs Gary Turner & Tom Toher

SUNDAY 28 NOVEMBER

The.COM family @ Peaches, 177-179 Kenton Rd, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 0EY 8pm1am (See Ad)

FRIDAY 3 DECEMBER

Brand New Heavies in concert @ Indigo2 (See Ad)

Blackpool Tower Soul Weekender with Northern and Modern Soul.

SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER

We Love Soul @ Hidden Club, 100 Tinworth St, London SE11 5EQ. 10pm-7am (See Ad) Feel Soul @ The Edge Bar & Nightclub, 82-84 Market Place, Romford, Essex. DJ's Ash Selector, Chris Alexander, Freaky Reidy & Ginger Tony playing Soul, Funk, Boogie, Soulful House 2 rooms from 9pm till 3am. (See Ad) Andy Richards Birthday Bas @ Sky Rooms, High St, Colchester. Free with tickets from Club Embo night. Guest Greg Edwards. (See Ad) Jazz Funk Soul @ Charlie Wrights, 45 Pitfield St, N1 10pm-3am £10 or £5 B4 11pm. DJ’s Colin, Neville & guest.

SATURDAY 20 NOVEMBER

Treacle Soul @ Queens Head, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. 8-Late DJ's: Marcus Bell, Keith Long, Dave Blow & guest Chris Bangs Soul Shack @ The Stonehorse Paper Cow, 128-140 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4HX 10-3am £10 DJs James Anthony & Ash Selector.

SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER

The Surgery @ @ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St. London EC2A 3PD Free 2-11pm Djs Dr Bob Jones & Mark Webster live on Solar

WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Bluenotes, Bass & Boogie @ Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11, £ Free before 7.30pm, £5 after 7.30pm DJ guest Fitzroy da Buzzboy. (See Ad)

THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER Kindred The Soul Family in concert @ hmv Institute, Birmingham. (See Ad)

SATURDAY 18 DECEMBER

Feel Soul @ The Edge Bar & Nightclub, 82-84 Market Place, Romford, Essex. House 2 rooms from 9pm till 3am. (See Ad)

SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER

The Surgery XMAS Bash @ East Village, 89 Great Eastern St. London EC2A 3PD Free 2-11pm Djs Dr Bob Jones & Mark Webster & guests

WEDNESDAY 22 DECEMBER

Bluenotes, Bass & Boogie @ Mau Mau Bar, 265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11, £ Free before 7.30pm, £5 after 7.30pm KTF Xmas Party (See Ad)

MONDAY 27 DECEMBER

We Love Soul @ Hidden Club, 100 Tinworth St, London SE11 5EQ. 10pm-7am (See Ad) Parkers Reunion 2 @ The Band on the Wall, Manchester. Tkts £10

THURSDAY 30 DECEMBER

Soul Purpose Xmas All Dayer @ Sketchley Grange Hotel, Hinkley Leics. LE20 3HU DJ's Jose Carretas, Mike Stephens & Andy Davies plus guests TBC and residents Mark Randle, Sam Evans & Mark Goddard.

FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER Celebration of 25 years of Radical Radio @ Indigo2 (See Ad)

Groove Lineage NYE Party @ Hobgoblin, London N1, 8pm-4am Free B4 9pm. £5 after. (See Ad) Soul Network NYE Dinner & Dance @ Agenda

FRIDAY 7-9 JANUARY

Luxury Soul Weekender @ Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool (See Ad)

FRIDAY 25-26 FEBRUARY 2011 Teena Marie @ Indigo2 London (See Ad for details)

THURS 28 APRIL-5 MAY 2011 UK Soul Jam ft CK Gospal Choir @ Jazz Cafe, Camden, NW1 7pm-1am (See Ad)

SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER

Soul in the Algarve @ Alvor, Portugal. soulnetwork.co.uk Quote Soul Survivors when making your booking!

FRIDAY 6 - 8 MAY 2011

Soulmas @ Club Embo, Sky Rooms, High St, Colchester. £5 in Adv/£10 OTD (See Ad) Treacle Soul @ Queens Head, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. DJ's: Marcus Bell, Dave Blow, Keith Long & Guests Stravros & Danny C Soul Network Xmas Party @ Parker McMillan

Southport Weekender

Ultimate Boogie Christmas Party @ Indigo2 (See Ad)

FRIDAYS

FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER

SATURDAY 17 - 24 SEPTEMBER 11 Med Soul Music Festival @ Spain 25+ DJs plus live concerts. www.medsoul.co.uk Quote The Soul Survivors when booking.

WEEKLY EVENTS

Groove Lineage Friday Soul @ The Hobgoblin, 73 White Lion St, Islington, London N1 9PF 9pm-2am Free Entry (Neosoul at Groove Lineage 3rd Friday of the month)

SATURDAYS

8th Floor VIP @ The Penthouse, 1 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA on the 8th Floor with DJs Peter P and Bonnie DJ. 80s & 90s Soul, Funk, Boogie, RNB and House. Event listings here are FREE and automatically appear on our weekly email and website calendar. Please email in events by our cut off date for the next issue which is the 1st November for the December/January issue. Full details of events are on the website calendar. www.thesoulsurvivors.co.uk Please forward any changes of events or cancellations to us here at The Soul Survivors - anna@thesoulsurvivors.co.uk

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WEEKDAYS (Mon-Fri)

8-10am Barry Jameson on Solar 1-4pm Dave Brown on Solar

MONDAYS

6-8pm Mike Howard on vinylmorpher.co.uk 7-9pm Clive Ashford Soul Show on www.romneymarsh.fm. Soul, disco, jazz funk through the decades from the 70’s onwards 7-9pm Ian Henry with Soul, Jazz Fusion & funk on generationradio.co.uk 7-9pm Birdy's Menagerie on Zero Radio 7-10pm Rod Allsworth Classic Soul Show on Fyldefm.com 8-10pm Vibe Tribe Pt2 with Matt & Andy P on www.soulconnexion.com 9-11pm The Hot Box with Gary Turner on Zeroradio.co.uk Soul-jazz, nu-jazz & latin beat 10pm - Midnight Insatiable Soul with Roni O’Brien on Solar Radio

9-11pm Sammy Sam with Disco, Boogie, Soul & Jazz Funk starpointradio.com 11pm-1am Just Good Music with Dez Parkes on starpointradio.com

SATURDAYS

8-10am Jump Start with Ginger Tony on Solar Radio. From nu-jazz & broken beats to funk & jazz classics 8-10am Saturday Soul Selection with John Douglas on coastfm.info playing Soul, Funk, Jazz, Boogie, anthems etc. 8-10am Sunshineman on 89.8 FM London station898fm.net Jazz, Funk & Soul 9-11am MK Show on starpointradio.com with Mark, Ricky & Trevor. Soul, Funk, Rare 10am-Midday Ian Henry Soul, Jazz Fusion & funk on generationradio.co.uk 10am -12pm Soulful Saturdays with Ian Dee pointblank.fm 90.2fm Ldn. 10am-Midday The Early Bird Catching TUESDAYS The Worm Show House FM with DJ Birdy 8-10pm The Soul Affair with Chris Beggs 11am JL hosts the The Starpoint Radio UK www.newfunkradio.com Soul Chart on starpointradio.com. The 9pm-Midnight Stretch Taylor with the classy definitive soul chart for soulful groovers. side of urban on Colourfulradio.com & DAB 11am-1pm 6MS SESSIONS Disco, soul, WEDNESDAYS house, funk boogie on stompradio.com 1-3pm Ian Henry with Soul, Jazz Fusion and Midday-3pm Soul Sessions on Time 107.5fm funk on www.generationradio.co.uk centreforcesessions.com with Chris Phillips 8-10pm Strictly Vinyl Sessions with Carl Midday-3pm Soul Expression with Akin on Dennie on www.pushfm.com the best in soul, www.thesouloflondonradio.com club classics, rare groove & soulful house. Midday-2pm Groove Control Show with 8pm-12am Steve O'Mahoney playing Soul, Ash Selector on Solar Radio Jazz & Funk www.radio789.net.ms 2-4pm Jazz Funk Soul with Neville 2nd Sat 9-11pm Des Locke Soul show. New & classic of Month on Solar soul starpointradio.com 3-6pm Peter Young on Jazz FM. A mixture of 10pm-Midnight Good Groove Show with old and new soul and jazz for the first 2 hours, Ruth Fisher on solarradio.com or Sky 0129 followed at 5.00pm by ‘The Soul Cellar’. THURSDAYS 3-7pm Superior Rhythm Soul Show from 4-6pm Soul Connection with Mark Blee on Spain with Dean Freeman on exitefm.com banburyinternetradio.com Soul, jazz & Funk 4-6pm Mike Howard on vinylmorpher.co.uk Interviewing Soul Legends on the Funk phone 6-8pm GMT Nu Soul Central with Tony Rodriguez on Solar Radio 5-7pm The Morpheus Soul Show 7-9pm Ride da Rhythm with Hilary John @ www.playvybz.com DJ Johnny Rebel www.station898fm.co.uk & 89.8fm London 5-9pm Club Classics with Chris Brown on Star 107.9/1 FM in Cambridge. Soul, Motown 8-10pm Soulpower with Shaun Gallagher & Dance on NewFunkRadio.com 6-8pm Soul Inspired with David Bishop on 8-10pm Nick Gunn’s Soul Armoury on www.zeroradio.co.uk Classic 60’s–80’s Soul zeroradio.co.uk. Jazz, Funk, Soul & Boogie 6-8pm Turn the Music up on Solar James 9-11pm Up Klose & Personal with Brother Anthony. Classic ‘n’ current Soul, Jazzfunk & PJ on www.hot96.co.uk Jazz Funk & Soul Boogie 10pm-Midnight Whistle & White Socks Brigade with Simon Ford on zeroradio.co.uk 6-9pm The Soul Testaments (1st Sat of month) Gospel, dance, funk with Marcia Carr Midnight-2am Soul Mix Show with Alan on www.gforceradionetwork.com Powell on Solar 7-10pm Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show FRIDAYS on www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/funk_soul/ Midnight-3am GMT Radical PR on 7-9pm Skippys Soul on NevisRadio.co.uk www.jazzfm.com 10-Midnight A Touch of Soul with Devon on 7-10pm Rob Goodman on Key56 BBC Derby 104.5fm, Notts 103.8fm, Leics. Radio.www.key56internetradio.com. 104.9fm & Lincs. 94.9fm

SUNDAYS

12 Midnight-3am Colin Faver on Solar A soulful mix of upfront & classic house/Beats 3-6am Calvin Francis on 96.9 FM www.choicefm.com Sky Digital 0114, R’n’B, hip hop, smooth neo soul & more 9-11am Sandra C on stompradio.com 10am Robbie Vincent www.jazzfm.com 10am-Midday Ian Henry Soul, Jazz Fusion & funk on generationradio.co.uk 10-Midday The Sunday Soul Affair with Curly CJ starpointradio.com Jazz Funk & Soul 10am-Midday The Soul Lounge with Tim Anderson on coastfm.info 10am-Midday Soul Intimacy with PF & Mister Dee on New Style Radio 98.7 FM West Midlands or www.newstyleradio.co.uk 12-2pm Soul Food with DJ SugarRay Soul, Funk & Boogie www.soulradio.uk.com 12-2pm The Sunday Lunchtime Affair with Paul Stenning on Solar 12-2pm Soul Syndicate with Peter P centreforcesessions.com 107.5fm time fm 2-4pm Bonnie DJ Soul, Funk, Boogie on centreforcesessions.com Time 107.5FM 2pm-4pm Original Mastercuts on starpointradio.com Ian "Mastercuts" Dewhirst & Alan Champ. 2-4pm The Sunday Afternoon Affair with Sly Bang 103.6fm www.bangradio.fm 3-6pm Stumpi-Inspiration Show Soulful Funky House on diversefm.com 102.8fm Herts, Beds and Bucks. 3-6pm Soul360 with Aitch B on www.colourfulradio.com & DAB London 4-6pm The Soul Cellar with Al B in Bristol. www.passionradiobristol.com 4-7pm Sunday T with Glen T. Soul ballads & rare groove classics on ramjamradio.com 4-7pm Ralph Tee on www.jazzfm.com 4-6pm True Soul.CO.UK Show on Solar with Kenny Mac (1st Sunday) JL’s Groove can be listened to on demand on www.celticradio.com Weekly podcasts on dazlingsoul.com live365.com/station/atomicdog65 24/7 webstream Soul, Jazz & Neo Soul If in Costa del Sol, check out global.fm Jeff Thomas Mon-Fri 2-5pm, Sun 9-Midday 70’s, 80’s Soul, Jazz Funk for old gits!! Podcast show on soulpower08.mypodcast.com Tony Poole on TKO Gold 106 Weekends9pm 96.7 & 87.7 FM in Spain’s Costa Blanca or www.tkogold.com Marky Mark of Soul Motive with a mix of disco,funk & soulful dance grooves http://funk.ssradiouk.com/category/show s/soul-motive/

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SINGING ALL HER HITS “BEHIND THE GROOVE”, “SQUARE BIZ”, “PORTUGUESE LOVE” “I NEED YOUR LOVIN”, “I'M JUST A SUCKER FOR YOUR LOVE” AND MANY MORE!

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th February 2011

INDIGO2 AT THE O2 LONDON TICKET INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE AFTER PARTY WITH DJ'S PLAYING FUNK, DISCO AND CLUB CLASSICS ALL NIGHT THROUGH TO 2AM www.ticketmaster.co.uk 0844 844 0002 | www.seetickets.com 0871 230 1097 www.ticketline.co.uk 0871 424 4444

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PERFORMING ALL THE HITS INCLUDING

Thursday 21st October 2010

HOLD ON • DON'T LET GO • WHATEVER • WHATTA MAN • FREE YOUR MIND MY LOVIN' (YOU'RE NEVER GONNA GET IT) • GIVE IT UP, TURN IT LOOSE

indigO2 at The O2 London TICKET INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE AFTER PARTY WITH DJ'S PLAYING SOUL, R&B AND NEW JACK SWING CLASSIC'S ALL NIGHT THROUGH TO 2AM www.ticketmaster.co.uk 0844 844 0002 | www.seetickets.com 0871 230 1097 www.ticketline.co.uk 0871 424 4444

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