George Reid has been a great support to this old fool over the last twenty 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.
George retired from his daytime career, to concentrate on his music. George told me:
I have put a few links below to some things that I am messing about with since I have retired. I think you will like the radio show, especially if you stick with it until we get to the mid 70s and play the best stuff. At the moment we are in April 1970. I’m using the old B&S magazines as my reference and a few books for what was going on in the USA clubs such as the Loft. What were you doing in 1970? I was still at primary school.
I’m running a night here in Edinburgh. If you are ever here for a visit or know friends who are let them know.
Family Affair Event page
Family Affair main page
My facebook page
I have created some playlists on spotify under soulville1000.
or just search under soulville1000 and you will find the playlists.
My radio show looks back at the 1970s only playing the music that was available at the time as its part of the http://livingmemory.org.uk so its all about records and reminisence music and memories. As far as I’m aware there has never been a radio show like this. The show below was pre- recorded and will go out today at 1.30 – 3.30 and will be repeated on Saturday night.
I’ve done 4 shows so far. On the show I only play the music of the day starting at January 1970 and looking back at the evolution of disco and soul. I’m up to April 1970. Its so tempting to play the music that came out later that year but I’m sticking to chronological order in keeping with the ethos of The Living Memory organisation. I use my own record and CD collection, no computers or laptops. The studio is very basic, we don’t even have direct drive turntables so its is exactly like being back in 1970 as the right hand turntable sometimes cuts out off the record like an old dansette! Please ignore the gaffs and ramblings and just enjoy the music. Maybe we should start a justgiving page to raise money for Technics!
You can listen and download the show on my Mixcloud page where you can also find other mixes radio shows and DJ sets.
To download go here.
If you ever want to listen LIVE scroll down to the bottom of the living memory page or download the app on simpleradio.com There are only a handful of radio shows as most of what the station broadcast is just people talking about their lives as that is what the living memory is all about. You can hear prostitutes talking about working at the docks or folk talking about what their school days were like. A real mixture of the life of Edinburgh folk. Spread the word it’s a great cause. Statistically one in five of us will get dementia. My dad has it.
Soulville’s Disco Evolution 2nd August 2019 – Show 4
THE TEMPTATIONS I CANT GET NEXT TO YOU BOBBY WOMACK MORE THAN I CAN STAND CLARENCE CARTER SLIP AWAY EDDIE FLOYD TOO WEAK TO FIGHT SLY & THE FAMILY STONE I WANNA THANK YOU FA LETTEN ME BE MICE ELF AGAIN. EDWIN STARR TIME JERRY BUTLER MOODY WOMAN THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS THERE AINT NOTHING IN THE WORLD LORRAINE ELLISON STAY WITH ME THE SUPREMES SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER GLADYS KNIGHT FRIENDSHIP TRAIN MARVIN GAYE HOW CAN FORGET YOU JR WALKER WHAT DOES IT TAKE NINA SIMONE BACKLASH BLUES MAHALIA JACKSON WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW JOE BATAAN TO BE YOUNG GIFEED AND BROWN FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION WE GOT A GOOD THING GOING. CANDI STATON I'M JUST A PRISONER TYRONE DAVIS CANT I CHANGE MY MIND LORRAINE ELLISON I'VE GOT MY BABY BACK NINA SIMONE IT BE'S THAT WAY SOMETIMES. OTIS SMITH LET HER GO HOWARD TATE MY SOUL'S GOT A HOLE IN IT. LINDA JONES I'LL BE SWEETER MARLENA SHAW WOMAN OF THE GHETTO LITTLE MILTON IF WALLS COULD TALK JACKIE WILSON SINCE YOU SHOWED ME HOW TO BE HAPPY. THE HONEYCONE STICK UP LITTLE SISTER YOU'RE THE ONE SLY & THE FAMILY STONE STAND WILSON PICKETT ENGINE NO 9Soulville’s Disco Evolution 5th July 2019 – Show 3
FREDA PAYNE BAND OF GOLD 5TH DIMENSION WEDDING BELL BLUES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME JACKSON 5 I WANT YOU BACK MARTHA REEVES HEARTLESS MARVIN GAYE WHAT YOU GAVE DAVID RUFFIN WHAT YOU GAVE ME SMOKEY ROBINSON CALIFORNIA SOUL MARLENA SHAW CALIFORNIA SOUL JR WALKER SWEET SOUL GARLAND GREEN AINT THAT GOOD ENOUGH ROBERTA FLACK COMPARED TO WHAT IMPRESSIONS CHOICE OF COLOURS TYRONE DAVIS OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART SYL JOHNSON IS IT BECAUSE IM BLACK DEE DEE WARWICK WHERE IS THAT RAINBOW OC SMITH COLOUR HIM FATER JACKIE WILSON SWEETEST FEELING CLYDE MCPHATTER GIVE ME ONE MORE CHANCE JERRY BUTLER WHATS THE USE EMOTIONS STEALING LOVE DORIS DUKE THE FEELING IS RIGHT JJ BARNES GOT TO GET RID OF YOU DOROTHY MORRISON RAIN SYL & THE FAMILY STONE I WANNA TAKE YOU HIGHER THE ISLEY BROTHERS GET INTO SOMETHING TITANIC SULTANA VOICES OF EAST HARLEM RIGHT ON BE FREE JACKSON 5 MAMAS PEARL STEVIE I'D BE A FOOLSoulville’s Disco Evolution - 12 th July 2019 – Show 2
ARTIST TITLE THE TAMS BE YOUNG BE FOOLISH BE HAPPY ARCHIE BELL HERE I GO AGAIN MARTHA REEVES LOVE GUESS WHO OJAYS DEEPER IN LOVE CHUCK JACKSON WHAT AM I GONN DO THE DELLS THERE IS JOE SIMON WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN MAVIS STAPLES SECURITY CHAMBERS BROTHERS UPTOWN BROOK BENTON RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA CHI-LITES 24 HOURS OF SADNESS THE SUPREMES UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF EDWIN STARR RUNNIN BACK AND FORTH JR WALKER GOT TO HOLD TYRONE DAVIS TURN BACK THE HANDS MEL & TIM BACKFIELD IN MOTION BOBBY TAYLOR DON’T BE AFRIAD NINA SIMONE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK DAVID PORTER I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU JACKIE WILSON NOTHING BUT BLUE SKIES TOM JONES I'VE GOT A HEART DUSTY SPRINGFIELD LOST THE TEMPTATIONS LIVE PAPA WAS AROLLING STONE GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE THE FOUR TOPS I CANT EHLP MYSELF LUTHER INGRAM MY HONEY AND ME GEORGE PERKINS CRYING IN THE STREETS CLYDE MCPHATTER ANYONE CAN TELL WERE IN LOVE THE TEMPTATIONS LIVE CLOUD 9 CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY I'M A MAN SANTANA SOUL SACRIFICE SERGIO MENDES ZANZIBAR*****************
Soulville’s Disco Evolution 28th June 2019 – Show 1
THELMA HOUSTON SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDAY MORNING THE FOUR TOPS STILL WATERS THE DRAMATICS WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET JEAN KNIGHT MR BIG STUFF BETTY WRIGHT CLEAN UP WOMAN JERRY BUTLER ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE EDWIN STARR WAR THE TEMPTATIONS PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE ARETHA FRANKLIN ROCKSTEADY THE CHAKAHAS JUNGLE FEVER MARTHA REEVES I CAN'T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU ARE PLAYING BRENDA AND THE TABULATIONS A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE THE INDEPENDANTS I LOVE YOU YESS I DO SLY STONE DANCE TO THE MUSIC ARCHIE BELL TIGHTEN UP MANU DIBANGO SOUL MAKKOSA JAMES BROWN COLD SWEAT LIVE AT THE APOLLO THE ROLLING STONES SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL GIL SCOTT HERON WHO'LL PAY REPARTAIONS ON MY SOUL DONNY HATHAWAY THE GHETTO MARVIN GAYE INNER CITY BLUES CURTIS MAYFLELD DON’T WORRY ( IF THERE'S HELL BELOW WERE ALL GOING TO GO) FREDA PAYNE YOU BROUGHT THE JOY THE HONEYCONE WANT ADDS LITTLE SISTER YOU'RE THE ONE BARRY WHITE NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP
SOULVILLE 26 OCTOBER 1996
STAX and ATLANTIC SPECIAL PART 1
DONNY HATHAWAY - THE GHETTO ATLANTIC LP
THE DRAMATICS - WHAT YOUSEE 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 - I BELIEVE 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 CHILDREN - 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
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