Crackers originated as a hugely influential disco in the 70’s located in Wardour Street off Oxford St, it even brought to fashion “all-day clubbing”.
Now a radio station that is based on the beliefs of its founder George Power, focused on delivering good quality soulful music across the board, ranging from Soulful RnB, Neo Soul, Conscious soulful Hip-hop, Soulful house, and of course those specialist shows focusing on the 70s and 80s Soul Funk and jazzy sounds synonymous with the Crackers brand.
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Voices from the Basement
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16:00 - 19:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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SNIPPETS OF UPCOMING NEWS, EVENTS, REVIEWS & RELEASES
Thom Bell, Grammy-winning producer, arranger, and songwriter
26th January 1943 - 22nd December 2022
Thom Bell, 79, the Grammy-winning producer, arranger, and songwriter, who along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, helped to create “The Sound of Philadelphia,” which became world-famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died.
Thomas Randolph Bell was a Jamaican-born American record producer, arranger and songwriter known as one of the creators of Philadelphia soul in the 1970s. He is best known for his success with the Philadelphia sound in the 1970s, particularly with the Delfonics, Stylistics and Spinners
UK soul singer, NOEL MCKOY died on Thursday 3rd. November.
The shock news (Noel was just 62) was announced by his friend the singer, Omar.
Born in South London, Noel was a long time mainstay of the UK soul scene. As a session singer he worked with anyone and everyone and also enjoyed his own successful solo career. Amongst those he worked with are Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Omar, Courtney Pine, The Sounds Of Blackness and Snowboy. (Whisper it – but he also worked with Cliff Richard!)
He also worked with Ian Levine on some of that DJ/producer’s Northern soul projects.
The man who was the
"Sound of Philadelphia"
23rd September 1934 - 2nd November 2022
He was often called the man who “was the Sound of Philadelphia,” for his key role in establishing the lush, soulful sound of the 1970s and 80s that came to be associated with the City of Brotherly Love. Today we mourn the passing of legendary recording engineer, Joe Tarsia.
Tarsia was an integral part of literally dozens of all-time pop and soul hits. He was the founder and owner of the iconic Sigma Sound Studios, where so many Philadelphia International Records #1 smashes by the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Patti LaBelle and more were recorded. Known for its clarity of sound, Sigma, with Tarsia on the boards, gave a new gravitas to soul music. As the great Tom Moulton (who posted an obituary on Facebook) said, “Joe gave Soul music the tuxedos to wear when the Philadelphia Sound was being created.”