Category: Music

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Christmas Time 1986 Radio 1

Trying to get an exact date on this 1986 programme has proved frustrating. It is a Sound of Sunday night on Radio 1 and broadcast late in the year. Featured is a preview of...

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Radio London 1983

Not all recorded Robbie radio soul shows can be exactly dated. I have to rely on  cassette tapes often buried away with general rubbish and dates illegible on the information label. This  one has...

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Radio 1 Saturday Soul

I have continued to harvest Radio Shows liberated from places like boxes in lofts.  Most continue to fly the flag for those old fashioned cassettes and all the problems that went with them. Playback...

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The Sound Of Sunday Night Part 2

Part two of this show from January 12th 1986 includes one of my all time favourite tracks recorded in 1981 and sounding as good as ever. Despite Smashie and Nicey still ruling at Radio...

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The Sound Of Sunday Night

This is part one of a show broadcast on January 12th 1986. It featured a selection of listener favourites and I think is a good example of just what good musical taste listeners had....

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CLASSIC 1979 RADIO SHOW (part two)

Part two of a recently harvested classic BBC Radio London Saturday show again gives a flavour of some popular rhythms of the time. This All Winners show is a good indication of what sort...

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Morocco

Now Tunisia is out of bounds for holidaymakers it is a tough call as to which nearby countries are safe to visit. I am just back from Morocco, which is an obvious holiday choice....

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Life Before Text and Tweet

I have been able to harvest a BBC Radio London Saturday show broadcast on October 27th 1979. It was one of the very popular “All Winners” shows and listening back it reminded me what...

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Under The Influence 2

Some more of our favourite artists and their major musical influences. Sly Stone. A truly talented music maker whose writing and rhythms were taken away from us by drug addiction. Among his musical influences...

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Under The Influence

Most of our favourite artists had their musical roots planted in Church or in a home filled with music played by parent’s siblings or other family members. However, all of them had their own...