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Radio 2's own Trevor Nelson tells the story of six decades of British soul.

6 Decades Of British Soul is a 2-part documentary that explores our love affair with that most celebrated of American music, and how we have gone onto create our very own sound that itself has also travelled the globe.

It's a story that began in the early Sixties, and which was underlined in 1967 with the first top ten hit from a multi-cultural British band - The Foundations' 'Baby Now That I've Found You'. And it is an ongoing tale that culminates in the documentary with music from Mercury Prize winner Sempha and in conversation with BBC Sound of 2017 winner Ray BLK. While in between we hear from the likes of Billy Ocean, The Real Thing, Leee John, Jazzi B, Mica Paris, Amy Winehouse producer Mark Ronson, Corinne Bailey Rae and Rag n Bone Man.

Radio 2's own Trevor Nelson tells the story of 6 Decades Of British Soul, of which he is very much a part. And it was devised and produced for Wise Buddah by broadcaster and former Blues & Soul magazine deputy editor Mark Webster.

57 minutes

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Mon 12 Mar 2018 22:00

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Music Played

  • Kenny Lynch

    Up On The Roof

    • The Hits Of 1962 (Various Artists).
    • MFP.
  • Dusty Springfield

    Son Of A Preacher Man

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • Dusty Springfield

    I Only Want To Be With You

    • Dusty- The Silver Collection.
    • Philips.
  • The Foundations

    Baby Now That I've Found You

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • The Foundations

    Build Me Up Buttercup

    • Million Sellers Vol.12 - The Sixties.
    • Disky.
  • The Equals

    Baby Come Back

    • Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou.
    • Global Television.
  • Linda Lewis

    It's In His Kiss

    • 1975 CD2.
    • CD Card Company.
    • 7.
  • Billy Ocean

    Love Really Hurts Without You

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1976 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Billy Ocean

    Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car

    • Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F.
    • Jive.
  • Heatwave

    Always & Forever

    • Nite Flite 3 (Various Artists).
    • CBS.
  • The Real Thing

    You To Me Are Everything

    • In The Summertime-Sound Of 70's, Part.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Real Thing

    Whatcha Say, Whatcha Do

  • The Real Thing

    Can You Feel The Force?

    • The Seventies Album (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
    • 16.
  • The Real Thing

    Can't Get By Without You

    • Time For Love (Various Artists).
    • Truetrax.
  • Hi-Tension


    • Trevor Nelson's Soul Nation (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • Light of the World


    • Ensign.
  • Loose Ends

    Hangin' On A String

    • 100% Pure Groove (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Phil Fearon & Galaxy

    Dancing Tight

    • Music Magazine 1980's Edition (Var).
    • Music For Pleasure.
  • Imagination


    • Imagination Gold.
    • R & B Records.
  • Linx

    You're Lying

    • (Single).
    • Chrysalis.
    • 5.
  • Level 42

    Love Meeting Love

    • Running In The Family.
    • Polydor.
  • Level 42

    The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

    • Now 1983 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Sade

    Your Love Is King

    • The Greatest Love Vol.2 (Various).
    • Telstar.
    • 1.
  • Spandau Ballet

    Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

    • Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Swing Out Sister

    Am I The Same Girl

    • (CD Single).
    • Fontana.
  • Average White Band

    Pick Up The Pieces

    • Hit Label.


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