From my mid 1970s to my late early 1980s teens on the London west end club circuit, there was one dancer that people used to talk about as someone who was pure dance poetry in motion.

I never saw him in his hey day but I ended up living on the same road as him circa 1994 in Forest Gate East London. The folk law legend as he was previously to me Trevor Shake, I found to be a humble guy who was generous in sharing music and his experiences with me. When I started The Soul Survivors Magazine’s interview features I wanted to document his journey. 12 years later after much deliberation Trevor agreed to speak with me.

Many people asked me to document him and in doing so his story has been well received. We had edited his feature as a special without adverts or intimidate editorial as we have done in the original digital and printed issue as a collectors item special. Read and enjoy…Fitzroy

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“Goooood mornin’ Soul Survivors” in the style of Robin Williams ‘ Good Morning Vietnam’. Catch me this afternoon sitting in for Tony B on the Funky Friday Session 2pm-4pm on OSSR for some ‘Lockdown to Electric Avenue’ soul surviving musical therapy!! https://oursalsasoul.com/

 
Greetings this Throwback Thursday..here is a chance to check out the first pages of four interviews in the current issue 89 of The Soul Survivors Magazine feat Simon Bartholomew of The BNH and DJ’s James Anthony, Calvin Francis & Tony Matthews QVRM. All four are headlining The Great Yarmouth Weekender scheduled for May 2021. have a read and to read the full interviews click on the link and enjoy via our digital edition.. Thanks Fitzroy

Good afternoon and TGIF(Thank God It’s Friday) fellow soul survivors ‘Tonight’s The Night’ like Betty Wright when the much anticipated ‘ Rodney P’s Jazz Funk’ gets aired on BBC4 9pm. The black & white Candid Camera shot of Cleveland Anderson and myself in the late 1970s/Early 80s. Original Perivale jazz funk soul boys from the hood. Cleveland is now an in demand music artist agent who handles The Jackson’s (original surviving members & brothers of the J5), and I am the owner, publisher of The Soul Survivors Magazine. We are both featured in this documentary so we just sharing the Perivalian ❤️.

It’s been a long time ‘ Waiting To Exhale’ moment coming, but finally and flipping the ‘ Usual Suspects’ script, Acme Productions under the flagship of ex Touch Magazine’s Jaimie D’Cruz decided upon highlighting the UK’s African Diaspora 1st & 2nd generation Windrush children to talk about their ‘black experience’ about a homegrown music movement that they love unconditionally of their culture, and from their personal perspective( big ‘ Sigh’ like Roy Ayers). 9pm tonight BBC4 ‘Rodney P’s Jazz Funk’
Enjoy Fitzroy ????????

Good morning on this Throwback Thursday. Just got these in my inbox one more sleep ahead of the eagerly awaited Rodney P’s Jazz Funk documentary this Friday night BBC4 9pm. These are some of the stills from the filming sessions of the documentary. This is for the first time told from the perspective of the 1st & 2nd generation African Diaspora Windrush children, who for the first time as a collective in the early to late 1970s, felt they could express themselves in rhythm and dance like their ancestors before them, being at one with the music mentally, physically and spiritually. However without seeing it there are already some negative energies from a couple of posts that have been brought to my attention about a big shit storm coming come 22.01pm Friday night and there after, judging the documentary like it’s gonna be reporting fake news. It’s part of a series about black influences in the UK, so the suggestion that it has the wrong people in it and that certain people should either oversee and present it, is farcical as it’s not about you..for a change. Oh the irony especially in this current racial climate, that we as black people have a chance finally to tell our own story from our perspective, on a subject that is undeniably in our cultural DNA and birthright. How dare we???. Anyway enjoy the stills of the dancers, Jerry Barry, Ian Milne, Basil Isaacs, Perry Louis and original jazz funker Carl Cox, Greg Edwards, Jason Jules, Cleveland Anderson and Rodney P.. the countdown continues in just 36 hours just over and two more sleeps peeps..Peace!!
Hi all starting tonight check out this virtual concert from these amazing acts at The Hideaway. It’s the first of three nights of musical pleasure so here is the info you need to access the free Facebook and Youtube streams.. Enjoy Fitzroy Anthoney Facey
 
Full details at www.lockedin.live including how to access the free stream on Youtube and Facebook.
 
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Morning all, like many fellow soul survivors I am saddened by the passing of ‘Still Bill’ Withers announced yesterday. Upon hearing I listened to all his albums I had at my disposal and watched again the brilliant documentary ‘Still Bill’. I will be showcasing some of this humble spirit’s music on my show on Solar 2am-4am tomorrow morning. The providential thing about Bill’s transition is that for a couple of years and recently during this lockdown (even earlier this week) whilst I’ve been drawing, l kept meaning to interpret his image from his not to be slept on 1977 ‘Menagerie’ album. So in my self iSOULated Bill Withers confined space, I put pencil to paper and here’s my Blue Peter one I made late but earlier yesterday. A true soul survivor Jedi maestro… long may your everlasting  ‘Soul Shadow’ spirit be cast over this world.. Thank you Bill Withers for your gentle and universal spirit, sharing your gift to the world via music and poetry…Rest In Power ?❤️ #billwithers #thesoulsurvivorsmagazine