Category: Music

The Big Burner and his  Hammond B3 already burning.

Crossing The Jazz Bridge

Thanks to purveyors of straight ahead jazz, we have for decades been able to enjoy a special blend of rhythms born from great musicians who crossed The Jazz Bridge. On one side of the...

Stanley Clarke guitar and dog sale.

Tasty Jazz Funk Forty

The interest in the jazz flavoured tracks I featured back in the day has been HUGE. The Blog brings you more. The first selection featured cuts I can identify being aired on the BBC...

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CLASSIC JAZZ FUNK FORTY

Jazz Funk 40 SELECTION. March to July 1979. BBC Radio London Saturday Show Here a selection of tracks from the Jazz Funk 40 feature on the Saturday shows. Joe Sample – Sunrise Lonnie Smith...

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The On Air Candlelit Dinner

Some more tracks from the popular candle lit dinner feature on my Radio 1 show in the 80’s. When You Love Someone – Maze Secret Fantasy – The Controllers Walk With Me – Craig...

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COME BACK

For those of you with fond memories of the telephone talk shows, another issue to revisit is reincarnation.  Among the thousands of calls I took we had males wanting to come back as females...

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Twenty Years Ago

Sunday March 26th 1995. On this day 20 years ago, I had a regular Sunday show on one of the JazzFM incarnations. It was broadcast from a studio in Castlereagh Street, Central London used...

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More Candlelit Dinner Tunes.

Some more tracks that you may remember or have been trying to remember from those 80’s Radio One Candlelit Dinners. The list courtesy of Toby Walker who has his own excellent website (soulwalking.co.uk). He...

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Five Great Covers

Still In Love – Shuya Okino For The Love Of You – Regina Belle You Send Me – Phil Perry Take Five – Harvey Mason You Were Meant For Me – Layla Hathaway. About...

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Motown By Mr Motown

In 1994 Motown founder Berry Gordy published his biography To Be Loved. In general he avoided interviews and still does. But with his book came the opportunity for me to talk to the great...

The Original album with King Heroin ( track three)

Seven Conscience Songs

Seven Conscience Songs People Get Ready – The Impressions (1965) King Heroin – James Brown (1972) Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (1975) Johannesburg – Gil Scott-Heron (1975) Pusherman –...