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December 23rd, 2009 03:58 PM
Mark Randle In Thierry's Ray Rose/Searling tape threads, I mentioned a bit of radio history that I was going to upload at Christmas, and having got around to sorting the sound files, here it is!

What we have here are recordings I made of Robbie Vincent's LAST EVER shows on National Radio 1, 20 years back during Christmas 1989. It's a great bit of nostalgia for me personally, but I just felt it was a bit of a landmark historically as soul music was overtaken as a music of national interest by other genres.

I realise Andy Peebles Soul Train continued beyond this date, but I think the difference is that Robbie was more like one of us, who happened to have the chance and ability to broadcast on national radio.

This signalled the end of an era I felt.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this........it's all in there........swing, soul ballads, indie, commercial.......some of it won't appeal to some of you but there are some real killers on there which are fairly regularly topic of conversation on here.

It's also interesting in that the killer cuts were nominated by the public, and so names crop up which may be familiar......it's also amusing that there are references to old style Walkman's etc....and 20 years on it would be iPod etc.

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt1

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt2


Merry Xmas everyone,

Mark R
December 24th, 2009 10:10 AM
neil payne thanks very much mark..as you say the end of an era
December 24th, 2009 01:25 PM
teee I remember this show very well, I was so annoyed when (waiting in the wings Peebles) took over, i felt, how could he possibly do the show justice and an all round show when he did sports and a rock programme in the same week, plus peebles always picked the crappiest tunes off the album pretty much every time. I even recall listening to this round my relatives having to move back in after my bedsit got damaged by a builder who put there foot through the ceiling and just left me to clear the aftermath which landed all over my records and stuff.

Thanks Mark look forward to jogging the memorys. And Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Best

Teee

December 24th, 2009 01:28 PM
Dodger
Ahh so that's what it was! :smile:

Thanks for posting them up mate, it'll be great to hear them again, it was a good year for me that one. Agree entirely with your sentiments as well.

Nice one. :applause:

Roger
December 24th, 2009 02:33 PM
mathew
Quote:
Mark Randle wrote:
In Thierry's Ray Rose/Searling tape threads, I mentioned a bit of radio history that I was going to upload at Christmas, and having got around to sorting the sound files, here it is!

What we have here are recordings I made of Robbie Vincent's LAST EVER shows on National Radio 1, 20 years back during Christmas 1989. It's a great bit of nostalgia for me personally, but I just felt it was a bit of a landmark historically as soul music was overtaken as a music of national interest by other genres.

I realise Andy Peebles Soul Train continued beyond this date, but I think the difference is that Robbie was more like one of us, who happened to have the chance and ability to broadcast on national radio.

This signalled the end of an era I felt.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this........it's all in there........swing, soul ballads, indie, commercial.......some of it won't appeal to some of you but there are some real killers on there which are fairly regularly topic of conversation on here.

It's also interesting in that the killer cuts were nominated by the public, and so names crop up which may be familiar......it's also amusing that there are references to old style Walkman's etc....and 20 years on it would be iPod etc.

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt1

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt2


Merry Xmas everyone,

Mark R








Thanks for posting Mark,will enjoy these.

Mat

And a merry xmas to you too.
December 26th, 2009 01:30 PM
Eclectic Thank you for these uploads, Mark!

Here are the track listings (apart from a few mysteries):

PART I
De La Soul - Say No Go
Jody Watley - Friends
Miles Jaye - Heaven
Chuckii Booker - Turned Away
El DeBarge - Broken Dreams
Will Downing - I'll Wait
Johnny Bristol - Man Up in the Sky
? - ?
Rhonda Clarke - State of Attraction
Steven Dante - Love Follows
? - ?
? - Let Me Love You
L.R. Superstars - I Just Can't Say It
Joe Sample - U Turn
David Peaston - Can I
Donna Allen - Joy and Pain
Maze - Silky Soul Singer
Today - Take It Off
Mavis Staples - Time Waits for No One
Chuck Jackson - All Over the World
Michael Cooper - Girl's Got It Goin' On
Amy Keys - Lover's Intuition
Craig T. Cooper Project - Walk with Me
Soul II Soul - Happiness
Walter Beasley - Don't Say Goodbye
Tony LeMons - Real Thing
Ronnie McNeir - Simply Ridiculous

PART II
Alyson Williams - Sleep Talk
Ronnie McNeir - Hold On
Leon Sylvers - Time Machine
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Lost Without You
Michael Jeffries - We Loved
Steps Ahead - Well, In That Case
Zapp - Rock Star
Bonnie Byrd - Good Girl
Sam Dees - After All
Adeva - I Thank You
Blue Magic - Secret Lover
Wendy & Lisa - Satsifaction
Randy & The Gypsys - I Do Love You Honey
Tashan - Tears of Joy
Perri - Feel So Good
The System - I Wanna Be Your Lover
L.A. Mix - Breathe Deep
Grover Washington, Jr./Phyllis Hyman - Sacred Kind of Love
David Peaston - Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Chaka Khan - Where Are You Tonite
Rick Webb - Moonlight Magic
The Chimes - Heaven
Sidney Youngblood - Feeling Free
Shirley Brown & Bobby Womack - Ain't Nothin' Like the Lovin' We Got
?Foster McElroy - Around the World in 80 Beats
December 26th, 2009 02:11 PM
steve jackson Johnny Bristol - Man Up in the Sky
The Cookie Crew - Come on and Get Some
Rhonda Clarke - State of Attraction
Steven Dante - Love Follows
? - ?
Pokey Cold - Let Me Love You
L.R. Superstars - I Just Can't Say It


Only one to get now lol
Really really enjoyed listening to that, what a great presenter RV was back then, in his prime.
Thanks for posting Mark, a welcome respite from TV tedium.
December 26th, 2009 06:46 PM
Mark Randle
Quote:
Eclectic wrote:
Thank you for these uploads, Mark!

Here are the track listings (apart from a few mysteries):

PART I
De La Soul - Say No Go
Jody Watley - Friends
Miles Jaye - Heaven
Chuckii Booker - Turned Away
El DeBarge - Broken Dreams
Will Downing - I'll Wait
Johnny Bristol - Man Up in the Sky
Cookie Crew - Come On And Get Some
Rhonda Clarke - State of Attraction
Steven Dante - Love Follows
Geoffrey Williams - Sugar Fly
Pokey Cold - Let Me Love You
L.R. Superstars - I Just Can't Say It
Joe Sample - U Turn
David Peaston - Can I
Donna Allen - Joy and Pain
Maze - Silky Soul Singer
Today - Take It Off
Mavis Staples - Time Waits for No One
Chuck Jackson - All Over the World
Michael Cooper - Girl's Got It Goin' On
Amy Keys - Lover's Intuition
Craig T. Cooper Project - Walk with Me
Soul II Soul - Happiness
Walter Beasley - Don't Say Goodbye
Tony LeMons - Real Thing
Ronnie McNeir - Simply Ridiculous

PART II
Alyson Williams - Sleep Talk
Ronnie McNeir - Hold On
Leon Sylvers - Time Machine
BeBe & CeCe Winans - Lost Without You
Michael Jeffries - We Loved
Steps Ahead - Well, In That Case
Zapp - Rock Star
Bonnie Byrd - Good Girl
Sam Dees - After All
Adeva - I Thank You
Blue Magic - Secret Lover
Wendy & Lisa - Satsifaction
Randy & The Gypsys - I Do Love You Honey
Tashan - Tears of Joy
Perri - Feel So Good
The System - I Wanna Be Your Lover
L.A. Mix - Breathe Deep
Grover Washington, Jr./Phyllis Hyman - Sacred Kind of Love
David Peaston - Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
Chaka Khan - Where Are You Tonite
Rick Webb - Moonlight Magic
The Chimes - Heaven
Sidney Youngblood - Feeling Free
Shirley Brown & Bobby Womack - Ain't Nothin' Like the Lovin' We Got
Foster McElroy - Around the World in 80 Beats


Just filled the gaps....and Pokey Cold is a BIG fave of mine......love it!! Sounded great in summer of '89!!


Cheers,
Mark R
December 27th, 2009 06:34 AM
thierry Thanks Mark ! Fantastic !!! Now I have a little more time, it's time to get back to the RS conversions too:-) (And also that Mike Stephens show I've promised, in a separate thread !!) Is Pokey Cold hard to find these days ?
December 28th, 2009 10:29 AM
thierry Anyone knows if Steven Dante "Love follows" ever appeared on CD (compilation ?) Tune !!
Cheers
December 28th, 2009 07:04 PM
gringo [quote]Mark Randle wrote:


Just filled the gaps....and Pokey Cold is a BIG fave of mine......love it!! Sounded great in summer of '89!!


Cheers,
Mark R

Hi Mark,

I have been looking for people to bring Robbie's shows to the site for ages, so you have really made my day.

I can't understand why he is so overlooked on this site, but hey...that's life I guess. He was always my my favourite DJ in my teens and where I got my soul affection from, so for me the man can do no wrong! Sooooo underated!

Anyway, I already had a copy of that show having taped it originally like yourself on the night. I don't think Andy Peebles ever really filled the gap left by Robbie, because he just didn't have the same kind of humour (or inspired playlists!).

I do however think that was a pretty awful show to finish on though, with only a few highlights, but I am so pleased that you put it up on site for us though to remind everyone that Robbie was the inspiration for many of us.

I really would love it if we could get some more Robbie shows posted or if anyone wants to PM me with information about old tapes they have, I would be happy to make a cd copy of them for anybody.

By the way, I wish Andy no disrespect and think that he has always done a great job on national and regional networks keeping the soul flag flying. Again, before the internet, so often in many parts of the uk these two guys were all we had.

And since it's Christmas, it's time to say a Big Thanks to them both for all their ongoing enthusiasm throughout the years they have been broadcasting.

Hope that you can find a few more Mark,

Best Wishes,

Nick
December 29th, 2009 06:36 AM
Mickey Finn Big thanks to Mark for putting this up - a real memory jogger, and while the cuts may in some cases have been less killer than deserving of being killed, it is great to hear Robbie in his prime. Have to agree with Nick's sentiments about this - for many of us in the UK Robbie was almost all we had, and responsible for spreading the music far and wide. If there are any plans to bring more shows to EMS, all I can say is many thanks and let's be having them.

"Robbie was the inspiration for many of us."

Amen.

Thanks again, Mark.

Michael
January 1st, 2010 11:11 AM
RobBoogie Fantastic shows, cheers Mark.
Living in Scotland as i did/do it was always very hard to get quality shows back then before the internet sprung up and RV's was always a pleasure to listen to. These Xmas specials show some great cuts and I for one forgot just how great David Peaston was back then and dug out my albums straight after listening for the first time in a long while.
I for one would love to see more RV shows or Greg Edwards (who i listened to for a few years whilst in London in th early 80's). In fact any nostalgic shows like this, and year enders are great highlighting most of the top tunes of any said year. I have a few Mike Stephens ones somewhere from a few years back and will try and dig them out.

Cheers again Mark

Rob
January 1st, 2010 12:33 PM
Mark Randle Cheers for the feedback folks.......it obviously takes a little sorting to get the recordings to the stage where you can all listen to them, so it's nice to know the effort hasn't gone to waste and that you found them enjoyable!!

I have lots of great stuff, and will try to convert them over a period of time.


Cheers,
Mark R
January 1st, 2010 01:22 PM
Dave D Yes please Mark. Thanks very much for this. I love that Chaka Khan tune - one of her best from that era
January 1st, 2010 01:48 PM
shaun robbins For me Robbie's finest years were Saturday's on Radio London.

During my student years we worked regular Saturday's at a massive Country Club for some 'going out' in the evening cash ...

All the Catering staff ... Kitchen & Rest'rant were totally hooked ... we couldn't work while his radio show woz on ... by the end of one Summer every single one of us had grown a wedge hair-style, thanks to Robbie ... hehe!

I remember the Catering Manager lining a shift of eight waiters up against a wall & demanding we all get our massive flicks cut ... !

No chance ... even the dress code of the day had become a religion, all thanks to Robbie ...

very best wishes, Shaun.

In his prime, Robbie was unbeatable ...
January 1st, 2010 04:00 PM
Zane I've got boxes and boxes of tapes of Robbie's shows ranging from 1983 to 1988 - It's just hard to get to them at the present time, due to house renovations.

I will also have a go at making them available. In fact, I'll go and have look now.
January 1st, 2010 04:25 PM
Zane Nope - had a try, no chance!

It'll be at least a month......
January 1st, 2010 04:30 PM
gibboovull Can someone please re-up the links. Pokey Cold is awesome Bradford Quenns Hall plays too,
January 1st, 2010 04:48 PM
Mark Randle
Quote:
gibboovull wrote:
Can someone please re-up the links. Pokey Cold is awesome Bradford Quenns Hall plays too,


Already been asked by PM Ian....working on it as we speak mate!


Cheers,
Mark R
January 1st, 2010 04:55 PM
windjammer thierry wrote:
Anyone knows if Steven Dante "Love follows" ever appeared on CD (compilation ?) Tune !!
Cheers

Yes it did,it was on his lp/cd Steve Dante "Find Out" (Cooltempo/Chrysalis Records) 1988.Probably a very hard cd to find now.

If you would like to have a dl of the tune i`ll see what i can do,okey.
January 1st, 2010 08:17 PM
Mark Randle Here are the links for this again:

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt1

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt2


Cheers,
Mark R
January 2nd, 2010 08:05 AM
Mark Randle Here's another one from the summer of 1989.......some repeats relative to the Xmas killer cuts '89 show, but not all............anyway, great memories of the days when lived with mum and dad and all I had to do on a Sunday afternoon was to lie in the sun on the lawn and listen to Saturday's Robbie tape!! LOL!!

Robbie Vincent Summer 1989


Cheers,
Mark R
January 2nd, 2010 11:52 AM
Sandra
Quote:
Mark Randle wrote:
Here are the links for this again:

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt1

Robbie Vincent Xmas 1989 Pt2


Cheers,
Mark R


Big thanks Mark, just downloading all three! Was a bit gutted when they'd expired. Looking forward to hearing 'em :))

Cheers,
Sandra x
January 2nd, 2010 12:02 PM
Mark Randle
Quote:
Sandra wrote:


Big thanks Mark, just downloading all three! Was a bit gutted when they'd expired. Looking forward to hearing 'em :))

Cheers,
Sandra x


Thought you'd be settling down by the TV luv!


Cheers,
Mark R
January 2nd, 2010 12:08 PM
Sandra
Quote:
Mark Randle wrote:


Thought you'd be settling down by the TV luv!


Cheers,
Mark R


I've got one eye on the TV and one eye on here!! Multi-tasking!! LOL!

All downloaded and will give 'em a whirl after the footy ;)) So glad you uploaded again.

Cheers,
Sandra x
January 2nd, 2010 12:27 PM
Chris Box
Quote:
thierry wrote:
Thanks Mark ! Fantastic !!! Now I have a little more time, it's time to get back to the RS conversions too:-) (And also that Mike Stephens show I've promised, in a separate thread !!) Is Pokey Cold hard to find these days ?


Hiya mate, I think I paid 50 for mine a few years back, I've seen it go for anything between 50 and 80. I think boogie-times had one in stock recently...

Chris.
January 3rd, 2010 06:09 PM
ockers
Quote:
Chris Box wrote:


Hiya mate, I think I paid 50 for mine a few years back, I've seen it go for anything between 50 and 80. I think boogie-times had one in stock recently...

Chris.


ooh thats interesting ive still got a mint copy
didnt realise it was that rare
January 3rd, 2010 09:13 PM
Brian Mac
Quote:
ockers wrote:


ooh thats interesting ive still got a mint copy
didnt realise it was that rare


One currently on E Bay .. $150 atm

http://cgi.ebay.com/POKEY-COLD-Let-Me-Love-You-12%22-Us-Rare-Modern-Soul_W0QQitemZ170419404004QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20091214?IMSfp=TL091214076008r16314
January 4th, 2010 02:21 AM
danny dont suppose anyones thoughtof getting in touch with robbie to tell him his 1989 show getting a nice relisten from from all the folks on here,sure he would be cuffed danny
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