Like LOTW ‘More Of Myself’, Dezzi Deleone and Dez Parkes, this coming Sunday 18th March 2018 at Any Old Sunday at Cottons Chalk Farm Road Camden NW1. 5pm-11pm free entry, 25% discount on food if you book in advance and happy hour till 8pm. Plenty Incognito ‘Smilin Faces’, good quality music and pure Is ‘It All Over My Face(Love Dancin’) ‘ like Loose Joints..Photo’s courtesy of Jen Jenny B Marquis-Brown..less than 5 days and counting..If ya celebrating an earthday pop down for a fling foot!!
Greetings on this Mamas & The Papas ‘ Monday Monday’. In just under 36 hours.. I’ll be bringing you the Soul Survivors show broadcasting to Bristol and the surrounding areas on DAB and around be the world via the App and the three w’s. It’s the start of a weekly show 23.00pm to 1.00am, every Tuesday evening. So are you ready for The Clash’s ‘This Is Radio Clash’ ‘ Radio Frequency’ like Dead Prez? Like the late Lady T Teena Marie.. ‘ Tune In Tomorrow’ and ‘Come For The Ride’ like Tom Browne on Soul Train Radio..love music… love Soul Train
Greetings on this Wayback Wednesday. As requested by some of those who listened to my show last week. Here is the podcast with playlist..enjoy.Fitzroy Anthoney Facey
Starship Orchestra-The Genie
Yellow Jackets-The Hornet
Kathryn Moses-Lucky Duck
Walter Murphy- The Score
Donald Bryd-Lansanas Priestess(Victor Rodaso Mix)
Johnny Hammond-Los Conquistadores Chocolates(Remix)
Angela Johnson-On The Radio
2nd Hour Black History Month Special
Build & Arc-Always There
Gil Scott Heron-Is That Jazz?
Sean Khan-What Is Jazz?
Cunnie Williams-What Is Black Music?
Raheem DaVaughn-Nobody Wins A War
Amp Fiddler-Paint The White House Black
Michael Jackson-History(Ummha Mix)
Buckshot LeFonque-Music Evolution
Roy Ayes-2000 Black(Louie Vega Mix)
Watsonian & Gill Scott Heron-Pretty Drown Doll/Sprits monologue
Jazzanova-Let Your Heart Be Free
Players Association -Hustlin’ Remix
Lynn Lockamy-Warning Remix
TS Monk-Candidate For Love(Mike Maurro Fitzroy Refitz edit)
Kennedy Administration-Don’t Forget To Smile
Zara McFarland-Peace Begins Within
??-Thought It Was You
Destined not to be a Fats Domino ‘Blue Monday’..check out The Soul Survivors Show this coming Monday 30th October on Solar Radio with yours truly. It will be it’s usual eclectic selection of jazz funk and soul surviving musical biscuits between 3pm-6pm with an hour dedicated and sandwiched in the middle representing some Black History OJay’s ‘Message In The Music’ compositions. So bringing the smile to your dial catch me Fitzroy on The Soul Survivors Magazine Award Winning Solar Radio..the classic and 21st Century Soul Station on Sky digital 0129 or www.solarradio.com. Chow for now and join me on Monday
Today on this Gwen Guthrie ‘ Outside In The Rain’ Way back Wednesday I greet you with this amazing front cover image of a soul surviving icon who had dazzling dancing skills both on the dance floor and on the football pitch. This dapper don looking very nostalgic is none other than the late and ground breaking footballing superstar Laurie Cunningham. He is to many of us from the African Diaspora, a template example of how we can rise from the shackles of slavery, racism and the subliminal and blatant adversity that comes with it. The book Foreword is from the perfect example of how Laurie influenced the next generation of black footballers Ian Wright. Now what is my Kleeer ‘ Intimate Connection’ with this book? ‘ Hold Tight’ like Change as I’m about to share this conundrum.
I was contacted randomly by the author and journalist and sports editor of The Times newspaper..Dermot Kavanagh, who was advised by my fellow west London compadre and jazz dancer Seymour Nurse, to contact me about 5 years ago in 2012. We spoke on his idea to document Laurie Cunningham a local from north London ( Archway I believe) as a youth, and his cultural surroundings and upbringing. Laurie not only was a gifted footballer, he was also known for his dancing and fashion attire in the early to late 1970’s. He frequented many of the local and west end soul clubs including Crackers Wardour Street .W.1. So I advise Dermot he should speak with Dez Parkes, Paul Anderson, George Power and another mate Kayanja. Unfortunately Paul Anderson was unable to contribute but Dez Parkes, George Power and Leon Herbert did, and their contributions are in this fascinating book.
Over the years Dermot kept in touch and did an event to promote his venture locally in Archway where he Dermot himself comes from. ‘ Movin’ On’ like The Joneses last Wednesday Dermot rang me to say he has published a book and wanted to send me one. It arrived on Friday and I flicked through it as I was getting ready to head for Margate. I saw how much space he gave to Dez Parkes in the book and thought wow! Then I looked at the back in the Acknowledgements and see my name in lights on page 222…double damn. I was truly humbled to be in the same space as Laurie Cunningham, Dez Parkes and Ian Wright Wright Wright. Dermot expressed that me giving him the links to speak with Dez and George really gave his venture a new direction once he was introduced to the underground soul surviving world that Laurie Cunningham was living in outside his footballing domain. I rang him and thanked him and again he expressed his EWF ‘Gratitude’. I’ve never actually met Dermot, but that will soon ‘Change’ like Donald Byrd!!
What is significant is the timing of the book arriving via Postman Pat on Friday 4th August 2017. Not only does it coincide with us documenting 30 years of the ‘Rare’ album on RCA featuring Dez Parkes, it was the eve of Jamaican Independence Day 6th August and the interesting Kypton Factor is this.. Laurie Cunningham, Ian Wright, Dez Parkes and myself are all of hardcore Jamaican souljah survivors roots culturally. To add to that my son Jamal Kin-Foo was born 6th August and shares the first four letters of his name with our cultural motherland Jamaica. This is all providential and not coincidental..a phrase taught to me by Melba Moore when we spoke in 2008. I stand by that phrase all day long. Please get a copy of the book Different Class about the late legendary Laurie Cunningham, as in more ways than one he was a soul survivor!!