George Reid has been a great support to this old fool over the last five years. Firstly, he is a very good deejay.
Secondly, he has immaculate taste in music, which I guess many pundits would describe as 'eclectic'.
This is great in as much as he has no musical 'blinkers on' regarding all genre's of this convaluted mish mash that constitutes the Black music we all know and love.
Check George's Mixcloud page here:
SOULVILLE 26 OCTOBER 1996
STAX and ATLANTIC SPECIAL PART 1
DONNY HATHAWAY THE GHETTO ATLANTIC LP
THE DRAMATICS WHAT YOIUSEE IS WHAT YOU GET STAX LP
WILLIAM BELL HAPPY STAX LP
JOE TURNER SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL ATLANTIC LP
OTIS REDDING HIGHER AND HIGHER ATLANTIC LP
BARBARA LEWIS HELLO STRANGER ATLANTIC LP
3 CAPS LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND ATLANTIC LP
ARETHA FRANKLIN THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT CHA CD
ARTHUR CONLEY LOVE COMES AND GOES CD
HANK CRAWFORD GROOVIN ATLANTIC LP
ESTHER PHILLIPS THE GIRL FROM IPANEMIA ATLANTIC LP
JOHN GARY WILLIAMS IBELIVE THE WHOLE DAMN WORLD IS GOING CRAZY STAX LP
DAVID PORTER I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU STAX LP
SAM DEES CHILD OF THE STREETS ATLANTIC LP
PHILLIP MITCHELL I'M SO HAPPY ATLANTIC LP
TRUE REFLECTION WHERE I'M COMING FROM ATCO LP
THE PERSUADERS THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE ATLANTIC LP
JJ BARNES GOT TO GET RID OF YOU CD
MAD LADS MAKE THAT YOUNG LADY MINE CD
SOUL CHILDERN WHAT'S HAPPENING BABY ATLANTIC LP
RANCE ALLEN I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE STAX LP
STAPLES SINGERS RESPECT STAX LP
MARGIE JOSEPH I'M SO GLAND I'M YOUR WOMAN ATLANTIC LP
LES MCCANN THE PRICE YOU GOT TO PAY TO BE FREE ATLANTIC LP
DONNY HATHAWAY LOVE LOVE LOVE ATLANTIC LP
George's shows are a 'must listen'. Very knowledgeable follower, as I mentioned, of all aspects of Black Music. He has an open mind regarding Blue Eyed Soul, which makes his shows engaging listening.
He wrote to me 'Many many thanks for all that you have done for me over the years, comrade'.
Personally, I feel George has helped me in the same manner!
You can also comment live on the EMS forum every Tuesday,
where regulars post comments about the music.
Soulville 27 January 2009
Odetta - Pastures of plenty
Jesse James - I never meant to love her
BTSC- Fly away
Brand New Heavies - dream on dreamer
Sheena - One man woman
The Jaedes - Uh Uh what did I do
Bobby Bland - Lets get together
Imperial Wonders - Just a dream
Rhetta Hughes - Your doing it with her
James Brown - Lost someone
Moses Smith - Keep on strivin
Major Lance - Come what may
Shari Addison - I praise you
James Taylor Quartet - Love will keep us together
Tasita D'Amour - Searchin
DJ Pope - Heaven
Sicania Soul - Starlite
All start feat Jocelyn Brown - All about the music
Brenda Boykin - Love is in town
Gerardo Fresina - Living in the city