Double Diamond Soul

Soulful Allsorts // 1400-1600 02.06.12

double diamond soul

Last week Fraser and I were discussing the role of bar towels in soul and their occasional appearance in in the back pockets of northern soul fans in photographs from the seventies. Emblazoned with an advert for beer, ale being more popular oop north than lager they apparently were used to mop up the sweat of cavorting dancers. Available on draught and in bottles and heavily advertised by Tetley Brewers with the slogan "A Double Diamond works wonders, works wonders, works wonders. A Double Diamond works wonders, so drink some today!". I'm not sure they could fit on a bar towel purloined from a pub counter.

Today's edition of Soulful Allsorts is a Double Diamond edition as we've chalked up 120 episodes on Listen Again and we maintain a quality control regime tougher that Tetleys and all are eminently tuneful. At least two nods to Motown, a brace of deep soul songs, new stuff, old stuff and a great mix of soul guaranteed.

And thanks to everyone who turned up for South sided soul last week especially our guest DJ Stevie.

Posted at 08:46, 2nd June 2012

playlist

Penguin Breakdown
LJ Reynolds and Chocolate Syrup Law-ton
Smile
PEABO BRYSON BULLET
Sweet talk and melodies
Revelation RSO
Can't help but say
TYRONE DAVIS Columbia
Gotta go by what you tell me
Ron Keith A&M
Life is the time
The Dells Mercury
Just to satisfy my baby
Peggy Gaines REF-O-REE
(I Love you) for sentimental reasons
James Brown Polydor
That's Groovy
Kim Weston MGM
It's a lonely world without your love
The Four Tops Tamla Motown
Smoothie Pie
Sky Hi G.E.D. Soul
Strung out on your love
Rivage Tempus
See you in LA
Mascara Ensign
Changin'
Sharon Ridley Tabu
The Lonely One
Terry Huff and Special Delivery Mainstream
You know what you're gettin' at home
Shirley Brown Malaco
Anyway that you want me
Walter Jackson Cotillion
Don't want nobody
The Dells Private I
All I do is think of you
Jerry Cummings Mecca
Walking up a one way street
Willie T Mojo
Sorry ain't the word
The Paramount Four Kent
Good vibrations
James Gadson Cream
Take him back if it makes you happy
The Contours Tamla Motown
Can you imagine that
Norma Jenkins Desert Moon
I'm so in love with you
Wizdom Drive
I'm on to you girl
Skip Jackson and The Shantons Dot-Mar
Only your love
The Tymes RCA
Slow Motion
The Dells Mercury
Friendship Train
Gladys Knight and The Pips Soul

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