(Old) Soul Sauce, Smooth FM Manchester, Saturdays, 6 to 9 p.m. (U.K. time)
Richard's radio work started in 1980 on Radio Hallam, he then moved to Red Rose in Preston, and was involved in the beginnings of Sunset Radio, Manchester in 1989.
He has worked extensively in clubs throughout the UK since 1974 and still actively promotes soul venues in the North West.
Richard had been with Jazz FM since 1994, moving to the retitled Smooth FM in 2004.
He is the co-owner of Expansion Records, releasing some of the premier soul offerings around.
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Richard's 2004 Year End Top 50
TEENA MARIE & DE DE ONEAL: I Love Him Too (Cash Money/Universal)
2. THE TEMPTATIONS: Somethin Special (Motown)
3. LORI PERRY: I Found It In You (PaLance)
4. GWENDOLYN JOY: Vanilla Tree (Expansion)
5. LEDISI: My Sensitivity (Gets In The Way) (GRP)
6. DANA DIVINE: So EZ (Tri-M Ent.)
7. FRED HAMMOND: Not Just What You Say (Verity)
8. ANITA BAKER: In My Heart (Blue Note)
9. KASHIF: So Emotional (Brooklyn Boy Ent.)
10. BASS X: See You Again (Liquid 8)
11. ROY AYERS: I Really Love You (BBE)
12. MAYSA: Hypnotic Love (Expansion)
13. INCOGNITO: All I Want Is You (Rice)
14. TIM DILLINGER: Cant Help But Say (Icons Pen)
15. BRENDA RUSSELL: You Know Our Day Will Come (Dome)
16. THE OJAYS: Ruler Of The Universe (The Right Stuff)
17. COOLYS HOT-BOX: Dont Be Afraid (Dome)
18. RICK JAMES: Taste (Expansion)
19. THE SUNBURST BAND/TAKA BOOM: Everyday (Z)
20. CUNNIE WILLIAMS: For The Children (Universal)
21. ROGER SMITH: Friday (V2.)
22. VAL WATSON: Earth, Wind & Fire (Thump)
23. GERALD LEVERT: Intro/Speak For The World (Atlantic)
24. PORTRAIT: Satisfy (Soul Japan)
25. G WOMACK: Groove Wit You (Under The Influence Prod.)
26. STACYE BRANCHE: Inside Me (Expansion)
27. DEITRICK HADDON: Stir The Gift (Verity)
28. 7 SONS OF SOUL: Need You (Verity)
29. ROBIN DUHE: Real Deal (Robin Duhe)
30. JILL SCOTT: Whatever (Hidden Beach)
31. CARL THOMAS: Dreamer (Bad Boy)
32. CARMEN RODGERS: Just Believe (Expansion)
33. JABARI GROVER: Ill Be Around (Expansion)
34. MO PLEASURE: Together Again (Watersign)
35. ANTHONY: You Know (Anthony)
36. CHERYL LYNN: Sweet Kind Of Life (Dreamworks)
37. MARCUS JOHNSON: Love (Three Keys)
38. TRINA BROUSSARD: Still The Same Girl (Motown)
39. BYRON WOODS & MIKE LOGAN: Hell Never Love You (Expansion)
40. LALAH HATHAWAY: Better And Better (Mesa Bluemoon/Pyramid)
41. RENA SCOTT: A Love Thang (Amor)
42. TEEDRA MOSES: Caught Up (TVT)
43. MICHELLE WILLIAMS: My One And Only Love (Sony)
44. BOB BALDWIN: Last Call (For Love) (A440)
45. PENNY WELLS: Shine (AMAC)
46. TY CAUSEY: Everything About Cha (Apria)
47. EMERALD JADE: You Bring Joy To My Life (Breeze)
48. JAHAH: Ooh (BeeZee 70)
49. PARKES: Help Us (Comin Atcha)
50. EVERETTE HARP: Time Of Our Lives (A440)
Richard's 2003 Year End Top 50
SOUL SWITCH "Dont say love"
CYAN "Reasons why"
CORRINE BAILEY-RAE "Your love is mine'
ERYKA BADU "Back In the day"
PHILLIP HUNTER "I can love you better"
KELIS "Sugar Ice Tea'
RHIANE BENSON "Say how I feel"
JEFF HENDRIX "Fine late night"
SHAWN CHRISTOPHER "Touched by your love"
DENNIS TAYLOR "In the mood"
NENA PROMENCALIE "Chance with me"
MICHAEL SIMS/BILLY VALENTINE "You be good to me"
SARAH DEVINE "Take you home"
JEAN CARNE "If you believe"
TOWER OF POWER "Nothing like It"
WILL DOWNING "Rhythm of you and me"
KALVIN BISHOP "Over and over again"
JOHNSON/BRANSON "King of fools"
DWELE "Find a way"
ELLIS TAYLOR "Last night I cried"
ISRAEL/NEW BREED "Real"
ZAPP "Say you will"
MILES JAYE "Should have been strong"
PHYLLIS HYMAN "If you ever change your mind"
JOHNNIE TAYLOR "This Is the night for makin up"
KLOUD 9 "Everything about this love"
TIFFANY LAING "Free"
IMPROMPT2 "When will things change?"
MARVIN GAYE "All the way around" (Unreleased version)
CALVIN RICHARDSON "More than a woman"
AVANT "Dont take your love away"
NEW LOST GENERATION "Just a little lovin"
ISLEY BROTHERS "Prize possession"
D'ADRA CRAWFORD WHITEHOUSE "Forever"
R KELLY "Forever"
ARETHA FRANKLIN "Holdin on"
RICHARD HARTLEY/SOUL GENERATION "Save me"
ALICIA KEYS "You don't know my name'
RAY GOODMAN AND BROWN "Someone's missin your love"
KEM "Love calls"
JOHN STODDART "Fallin for you"
LUTHER VANDROSS "Think about you"
JOHNNY INGRAM "Betcha"
DOTT1E PEARSON "Bring It over baby"
BARRINGTON HENDERSON "Makin love"
UNIFIED TRIBE "Last night"