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Tuesday 2nd July 2024.

July 2, 2024



Our first program for the week as yesterday was a holiday for the inauguration of the new President of Panama Jose Raul Mulino. So back today in a good mood after Panama beat Bolivia 3-1 at football (English type).

Today we have Ingrid checking in from Louisiana today as she and the cook continue their travels.

I play a number of Northern Soul Tracks and promised to find a video for you of how they used to dance to the music  This originated in the North and Midlands of England…  Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England and the Midlands in the early 1970s. It developed from the British mod scene, based on a particular style of Black American soul music with a heavy beat and fast tempo (100 bpm and above).[2][3]

The Northern soul movement generally eschews Motown or Motown-influenced music that has had significant mainstream commercial success. The recordings most prized by enthusiasts are by lesser-known artists, “rare grooves” released in limited numbers on labels such as VeeJayChessBrunswickRic-TicGordy RecordsGolden World Records (Detroit), Mirwood Records (Los Angeles), Shout Records and Okeh.

Northern soul is associated with dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm and soul scene of the late 1960s at venues such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This scene and the associated dances and fashions quickly spread to other dancehalls and nightclubs like the Wigan Casino,[4] Blackpool Mecca (the Highland Room), and Golden Torch (Stoke-on-Trent).


Yazmin takes this mornings look at who was born on this day in music, today sticking with a Motown theme after our Northern soul: 1939 – Paul Williams American singer who with The Temptations had the 1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Just My Imagination’ and the re-issued ‘My Girl’ which was a UK No.2 hit in 1992.

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