On this Wayback Wednesday here’s a Q&A I had with Howard Hewitt about 5 years back

Fitzroy…. ” ‘The Lover In You’ defined Shalamar as not just a dance group but the matrix one for me is ‘Sweeter As The Days Go By’ with that merry go round melody. Another record that reminds me of that is by a fellow Ohio native Steve Arrington’s ‘Mellow As A Cello’. What went through your mind when you first heard it as you can hear the emotion when you are singing it totally?”

Howard….”I love that song, it was part of the commitment album of us moving from RCA to Elektra. We all at Solar owed them another album before the move was completed. When Leon played it to me I loved it with the “shooby do wah” and so sweet lyrics. It had a good feel and Doo Wop feel and just sung it the way I felt it. There was a lot of good stuff on that ‘Go For It’ album.”

Will HH be singing ’Sweeter As The Days Go By’? Why not get ya ticket and ‘Make that move’ “right now babeeeh” for the 7th Sept @ Jazz Cafe

https://thejazzcafelondon.com/event/howard-hewett-shalamar-2/

Any Old Sunday started in November 2016 as a once a month Sunday afternoon to late evening soirée for those who were looking for alternative grooves to make them move. Starting in Kings Cross and with a few months sabbatical, we reconvened in the summer of 2017 and held down three regular residency venues in Camden and our last three were in Stoke Newington before the national lockdown in the spring of 2020.

Residents Dez Parkes, Dezzi D & Fitzroy(Soul Survivors) have a rich history together and between them in spinning and hosting Sunday sessions dating back to 40 years ago. The music selection is second to none as all three have reputation of plying eclectic music out of the box. Any Old Sunday has attracted a loyal devoted music lovers and dancers who like their music a little left of the right.

We are back monthly starting Sunday 12th September @ All Nations Bar 81 Broad Lane London N.15 4DW 4pm-9pm £5 admission on a nice wooden dance floor with space to slide & glide.. Food and refreshments are available and the venue is well ventilated and located just across the road from Seven Sisters underground station (Victoria Line) and the parking is free! If you really wanna ‘ Get On The Good Foot’ like JB we will see you 12th September @ Any Old Sunday.. “spread the word to those who may not have heard” Peace

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Whether you’re a ‘Plastic Man’,’Saint Or Sinner’, feeling ‘Young & Foolish’ or ‘Topsy Turvy’, if you wanna bring ‘Humpty Dumpty’ or are from ‘Stanhope Street’…next Thursday 12th August come down to The Jazz Cafe to see The Real Thing for the ‘Boogie Down(Get Funky Now)’ ‘Street Corner Boogie’. I’ll be spinning some ‘Can You Feel The Force?’ bullets from the 70s..doors open 7pm.. Make sure you’re there cause The Real Thing ‘Can’t Get By Without You’..You get me??
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-real-thing-jazz-cafe-tickets/10891985?REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed

9 years ago I was fortunate to have an in depth interview with Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff which was very enlightening. It was a members only issue but we do have some back issue which are available from our website shop. In our current issue 95 we feature an advert for an amzing box set Get On Board The Soul Train with a record review in the designated section of the magazine. It’s included in this Blog post so have a read and make sure you secure one and also grab yourself a copy of the issue 40 with the Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff interview.. Enjoy..Fitzroy

Summer Soulstice starts it’s virtual 48 hours broadcast tomorrow, so let’s some some virtual love by tuning in via You Tube, Mixcloud Live & Twitch and you an donate via www.soulfund.uk It’s all in aid of Cherry Lodge Cancer Care and inspired in the soul surviving memory of Andy Weekes. I’ll be on Sunday 5-6pm after Mick Foster and before James Anthony so let’s show some soul surviving love please🙏🏿

Morning on this pinch punch Junesday 1st 2021. Here is the front cover of our 15th Anniversary edition 92 of The Soul Survivors Magazine for June & July 2021. It features news reviews & interviews with Morgan Khan, Marcus Miller, Hayden Browne(HB Soul II Soul) & Andrew Levy (BNH). We get the printed issues back end of this week and the digital should be ready for viewing in the next Eddie Murphy ’48 Hours’. We are the ‘info provider for the soul survivor’….still!!