“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/

Here’s Blue Peter one I drew earlier, to celebrate the legacy of Adolfo ‘Shabba Doo’ Quinones, one of the very best dancers to ‘Do It’! Soul Train, The LA Lockers, Lionel Richie, Madonna & the ‘Breakin” movies all done on the world stage by the master of the OG street dance boogaloo!! Rest In Power

 

 
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

Greetings here are the full record reviews for our Black History matters issue 88 for October & November 2020 edition of The Soul Survivors Magazine

Isaac Lee Hayes a true soul survivor, was born 78 years ago today in the Arrested Development southern parts of ‘Tennessee’. He was part of the Stax label blueprint writing forces with Dave Porter writing Soul Man for Sam & Dave, and in hit own right with his ‘Chocolate Chip’ and ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ formula forged a career as a singer songwriter and producer. He was responsible for the Blaxploitation movie soundtracks to ‘Shaft’, ‘Truck Turner’ and ‘Tough Guys’.  Isaac also won an Oscar and two Grammys in the 1970s..which was quite an achievement for an African American musician. As well as his musical career Isaac also branched into acting and his voice became a world wide recognised characterisation in the form of Chef from the animated cartoon ‘South Park’. Isaac collaborated with many artists including Millie Jackson, Donald Byrd and Linda Clifford and recorded some of the funkiest and in contrast sensual hot buttered soul and disco with beautiful orchestration on the Stax and Polydor labels. Some of my personal favourites include ‘Joy’, ;Do Your Thing’, I Can’t Turn Around’, ‘Moonlight Loving’, ‘Fragile’, Hung Up On My Baby’ and ‘Run Faye Run’ and not forgetting his production of Linda Clifford’s ‘I Wanna Get Away With You’. Isaac passed away on 10th August 2008 and will always be remembered as Mr ‘Black Moses’..Happy earthday Isaac Hayes with a Blue Peter one I drew earlier Take Hart drawing to celebrate.

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!!