|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:27 pm:|
There is a wonderful radio personality who is a friend of mine named Felix Hernandez who plays a great selection of records which no one else plays
including Motown and Philly rarities and much more. He will broadcast on Saturdays from 10am-2pm New York time. He is on wbgo fm and it is on line at www.wbgo.org or check out his site www.classicsoul.com
He is the most loved NYC "oldies" guy and he has a dance monthly at Roseland and they usually have more than 3000 people in attendance.
He recently was on 105.1 but thay changed the format and he went back to the station where he can spin anything he wishes. Check him out. He also takes requests, and mention that you all are friends of mine!!!!
|By Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:44 pm:|
Weldon here; I would also like to say that Felix is from the sub of Philly, A good friend of mine.
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:24 am:|
I have friends in high places too...
I know the guy who works in the gents loo (restroom) at the main line railway station......mention my name to him to be assured of a good seat
HA HA HA HA HA
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 09:43 am:|
I cannot afford these railway station rest rooms these days John, however if I become flush I will pop in...... and probably straight out again.
If I surprise my wife with a visit to New York, we have spoken about it recently; I would check Felix and the club out. We have seen many attractions in the city already and this would be different. Bobby, I would need to glean from you the rarest thing he has in his collection in order I may impress him. A grade 'b' impression would be fine although a fictitious record and label could do the trick until he did his research afterwards!! I could mention something like: yeah! It�s a Philly thing, came out about 1974 by 'The Wife of Robin Stone' and called 'Don't take her back, if it takes forever' or something!!
I just logged onto the website at 88.3 and the first thing I heard was Felix, promoting his Saturday show!!!!! Weird Beard or what? I may drop him a line, if there is an email. The sound quality is excellent off this station. Can't wait to hear those jingles - Pams, Jam, Pepper and Tanner, Thompson Creative or what? wooopeeee!
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 06:55 pm:|
Please don't forget to tune in to Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue tomorrow(Saturday) from 10 am until 2 pm New York time (3pm until 6pm UK time)
Log onto www.wbgo.org and go to listen, and enjoy. Plus he takes requests and is extremely knowledgable.
|By Poly Esther (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 10:27 pm:|
Hi Mr. Eli,
I will be sure and listen to the program. I have heard of the Rhythm Revue and am looking forward to listening. I am sure everyone will suprised and delighted by this wonderful program.
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, March 22, 2002 - 10:35 pm:|
OOps!! That should have been 3pm until 7pm UK time.
|By Phillysoulman (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:49 am:|
Don't forget to tune in!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 10:21 am:|
I will try, although I have another commitment, I know there is a broadband connection near by!
Poly, where have you heard about the show before?
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 03:07 pm:|
I am connected to the station now! No probs...
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:03 pm:|
Wow. What a great way to spend a chilly Saturday afternoon... (Never dreamed I'd be in NJ today!)
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:09 pm:|
just listening to bettye swann's epic 'make me yours'.
this is a real surprise.
thanks mr eli.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:13 pm:|
This David Ruffin track is wonderful - very emotional stuff
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:14 pm:|
Ralph - are you listening or do you have one of these old fashioned 56k modems??
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 04:34 pm:|
There's only one other place I can think of that plays music like this all the time...
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:00 pm:|
it's many years since i have listened to a radio show which played sixties soul. we just don't have that facility up here. (ie richard searling)
i actually felt a tinge of the mike raven show circa 1967...SERIOUSLY!
just heard felix play function at the junction/ask the lonely/stay in my corner.
i've got to go out now. if someone can fill in the story of the rest of the show later....
ps how do you e-mail this guy?
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:27 pm:|
To everyone who wants to email Felix, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
|By Eli (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:34 pm:|
Hi guys, did you hear the rare Temptations
A capella version of "My Girl" that Felix played. Real good stuff. How about Stevie's Purple Raindrops what a classic.
|By John Lester (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 11:31 pm:|
I can't get it with a 56K modem
Its not fair...
Thanks to Carl for trying to help me!
|By phillysoulman (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 11:37 pm:|
You should be able to as long as you have real player. Try again next week. You missed a GREAT show!!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 11:40 pm:|
john IT IS FAIR!!
we pay for the privelege.
today, you missed a great show.
i predict that you will soon convert.
this is the power of new technology.
|By phillysoulman (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 11:47 pm:|
It CANNOT be picked up on a transistor set!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 10:33 am:|
So that was you John - you devil!!!!! I must check these I.P. addresses more thoroughly!
I listened for about 2 1/2 hours. I would listen again.
|By John Lester aka The Boy From Crosstown (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:43 am:|
Most people know me as the Boy From Crosstown.....after that great song issued on the
Velvelettes, Gladys Knight, the Marvelettes
That was very naughty of me to not disclose who I was..
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:50 am:|
I did suspect - I think I saw a post from that alias on the forum some while back! I am sorry it never worked. Coincidentally I was out all afternoon until 9pm and had access to broadband. It was sweet as a nut, the sound quality. Amazing for the Internet. I feel radio stations have big competition now. They have to streamline or they will loose listeners. No disrespect to say 'Heart 106.2', here in London, but they play 'The best of my love' by The Emotions nearly every day now. I get a little brassed off when radio stations do that.
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:52 am:|
And every time I get a mail from you or see a posting with that username, the Boy From Xtown song instantly begins to play on my brain's turntable.
I suppose I should be grateful you didn't pick a less desirable song like Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep!
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:54 am:|
Or something more 'Middle of the Road'!!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 11:59 am:|
on that subject.....
my wife listens to the local radio station in the kitchen for a bit of background music.
and it appears to be the same crap played day in/day out.
i always feel there is something 'going on'...why should these songs get preferential treatment? ie royalties.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 24, 2002 - 12:00 pm:|
What with you two AND Bobby......I can't keep up..
Ralph.....help me, I am surrounded by comedians!
|By phillysoulman (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 03:35 pm:|
Just a reminder that Felix show is on today from 10AM to 2Pm New York time and 3PM to 7PM UK time. He is doing a tribute to Candi Staton and a tribute to Marvin Gaye because his birthday is April 1st.
|By Phillysoulman (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, April 06, 2002 - 02:48 pm:|
Just wanted to remind you to listen to Felix Hernandez Rythm Revue on www.wbgo.org. He is on today(Saturday) from 3PM to 6PM UK time, and from 10AM to 2PM New York time. Good Stuff!!!!
|By Phillysoulman (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 07:10 pm:|
Don't forget Felix tomorrow (Saturday) 3pm -7pm U.K. time and 10 am -2pm East coast time.
|By Eli (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 07:12 pm:|
That's wbgo.org for Felix Hernandez!!!!
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, April 27, 2002 - 06:06 pm:|
Enjoyed todays prog even though I tuned in late. Nice to hear Dusty singing 'Oh no not my baby'! I even got a mention on the programme by Felix. Suddenly my grey sky was blue...
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, May 05, 2002 - 04:37 am:|
Dave Brown says Hi!! He and I went to w.b.g.o.today and hung out with Felix for a while.
They were doing doing a money raising thing so I could not go on the air because of time constraints. We were gonn a do an on air interview. Maybe next week.
We went to the record collectors convention in NYC and it was great. I heard James Bounty on the Felix show. Was it you Mr. Dixon, who requested it?????
|By Eli (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, May 07, 2002 - 05:08 pm:|
Felix tells me that he appreciates all of the fans who listen to him in the U.K. and wil be glad to honour requests. he has a vast collection of records in his library!!
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 07:23 pm:|
Blimey Yes Bobby, It was me who requested it, James Bounty, that is!! And sadly, I was a way on vacation a million miles away from a computer and never heard it! Infact, I have returned to work today after a break in The Cotswolds. I will thank Felix next time I drop him a line. That amazing day we communicated by email whilst he was live on the air.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 07:43 pm:|
Carl, It sounded great on the air!!
I heard it in my hotel room in New Jersey just before going over to wgbo with Dave Brown.
I woukd have done an on air interview but they were doing a fundraiser and time did not allow for it. Possibly next time.
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 07:51 pm:|
Thought I'd catch you while you're on this thread...
The official release date for the Northern Soul of Philly 3 is actually May 27th - so I've got it ahead of the release date!
Guys - check this CD out when you can - especially the David Morris, Thieves and Universals titles.. (eh, Bobby?)
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, May 13, 2002 - 07:57 pm:|
That is one of those coincidences again! It must have been a shock to hear it the day you were going to the studio.
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 05:48 pm:|
Tomorrow, May 18th at 10am-2pm new York Time (3pm-7pm UK time) Felix is doing a tribute to Philly show. Tune in on wbgo.org!!
|By BASSMAN (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, May 17, 2002 - 06:59 pm:|
Yo Big Sister and Darcie -----------------------I will send you copies of our songs as soon as possible,spread the word the Sons are back and so is their DAD.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 12:07 pm:|
For those interested: www.wbgo.org this station broadcasts excellent quality over the Internet. I have a broadband connection and it sounds almost like FM radio, right here in London.
|By FrankM (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 03:04 pm:|
Oldies stations tend to license a group of records and they are rotated every month or so. Radio Clyde in Glasgow has a block that includes Bob Dylan I want you. It sticks out for me so over a few months I realised that it was played alongside certain other oldies. So stations buy the rights to blocks of oldies for so many plays perhaps at a discount rate. In some ways oldies picked by computer can throw up surprises but in others it leads to predictable plays. With computerisation vinyl decks and now CD players have disappeared from broadcast studios.
Except for the little room I broadcast from in Glasgow which has a pair of Technics as well as CD players and Minidisks for my straight from the decks recordings of Glasgow's Northern soul clubs.
I am a strictly amateur DJ with a small collection of records but I manage to squeeze out a two hour show every week on www.radiomagnetic.com on saturdays from 12:00 to 14:00 British Summer Time
I shall try to listen to and learn from Felix but I think my 56K modem will take me back to trying to listen to the old fading in and out Radio Luxembourg
|By harryweinger (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 03:25 pm:|
FYI - the acappella version of MY GIRL played by Felix is the last track on disc 2 of the Temps' box set. It's a hidden track not listed on the packaging.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 03:58 pm:|
Thanks Harry - I wondered where it came from. He played it a couple of weeks back too.
|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, May 20, 2002 - 09:08 pm:|
Thanks for keeping the music alive in Glasgow.
Invest in Broadband. It is well worthwhile.
I enjoyed a radio show via David Flynn's site a few weeks ago.
No interuptions..bliss..plus good quality sounds.
Tell us more please Flynny!
|By Eli (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, May 25, 2002 - 01:20 pm:|
Saturday, May 25th. 2002.
Felix is featuring part 1 of a 2 part tribute to Curtis Mayfield as well as a best of Blue Eyed Soul. Tune in and enjoy!!
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, June 01, 2002 - 01:39 pm:|
Felix is coming on in a few minutes.
He is doing Curtis Mayfield part two as well as more godies!!
|By Greg C. (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, June 02, 2002 - 03:40 am:|
Felix Hernandez is phenomenal and his knowledge of R&B music overwhelms. I listened to his show today and during his Curtis Mayfield tribute was totally blown away when he played the Sisters Love Mowest recording of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love" which was the "B" side of "I Could Never Make A Better Man Than You". I though I was the only person in the world who had that 45! Felix is on Saturdays from 10:00AM-2:00PM EDT. www.wbgo.org Give him a listen! The man is good!!
|By phillysoulman (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, June 03, 2002 - 05:28 pm:|
In NyC he gives a must attend dance once a month at Roseland on W. 52nd st.This month it is June 8th from 9pm-4am!!
The best ever in my book, and young and old alike atend, all races, even folks in whelchairs!!
It has become an institution for the past 13 years and he is a class guy and his knowledge is second to none!
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, June 08, 2002 - 04:26 pm:|
Felix is doing a tribute to Jackie Wilson as his birthday is tomorrow june 9th, and he would have been 68!!
Tune in please!!
|By Marvin Gardens (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, June 09, 2002 - 02:47 pm:|
Don't forget the Walter Wade show. Sunday Night Blues is on , 7 to 10 PM eastern time, also WBGO and streaming audio.
|By john lester (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, June 09, 2002 - 03:12 pm:|
Bobby...can you send the link please..
I couldn't get it when I tried before...
|By Eli (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, June 09, 2002 - 03:36 pm:|
It is www.wbgo.org
Click on listen and then enjoy!!
You do need Real Player though.
His request e-mail is email@example.com
His other e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
The web site is www.clasicsoul.com
His phone request line is 973-642-9246
btw-He played the full length version of Stand by me by Spyder Turner yesterday as well as a Tribute to Jackie Wilson, as today is his 68th birthday!!
|By Eli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, June 15, 2002 - 01:11 pm:|
Hi Y' all...
Don't forget Felix today at 3 pm u.k. time and 10 am NYC time. www.wbgo.org (listen)
Today is a tribute to THE QUEEN (not that one guys but the sista in Detroit)
|By r (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 02:56 pm:|
I hope evryone is familiar with the 3CD box set compiled by Felix...it is a "must have" for the serious collecter!
|By ted-c (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 02:48 pm:|
Is anyone else having trouble connecting to WBGO for Felix's show right now?
|By padgburyman (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 03:17 pm:|
Yup. I am down a blind alley too.
|By HW (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 03:25 pm:|
Felix has been doing this a long time and we love him, seems like he has 'old soul' pals all over. He was way ahead of the commercial radio chains with his show because he just played the music he loved. Then, when the suits 'discovered' classic soul, for a time his show was on a commercial station in NYC. But when the programmers had used up the format and dismantled the station's lineup, Felix landed back at WBGO, thankfully. Many years ago when I still lived in Brooklyn (near Felix, in fact) I remember his first dances were at small clubs but he had to turn people away. Then he took the big step and rented Roseland, which holds 3000 people. It sold out within hours. And he still has to turn people away, while the music rocks till the wee wee hours.
Keep on pushin', Felix!
P.S. The a cappella "My Girl" Felix plays is the last track on disc 2 of the Temptations box set. It's hidden - i.e., not listed on the packaging - and follows the live "Foe Once In My Life."
|By ted (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 03:32 pm:|
Well, I'm going to go try one more time and if I still can't get on, I'll go over to WFMU and pull up a Downtown Soulville show. Have you heard that one padgburyman?
|By 65 memories (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 04:27 pm:|
I've tried three times and can't get the show (12:30 E.D.T.) Real radio keeps telling me its an old link
|By padgburyman (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 05:39 pm:|
No I haven't. Please send me the link.
Thats what I get too.
|By ted (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 06:23 pm:|
You'll find 2002 shows archived at:
Older shows are kept at:
If there are any problems with those links, just start at the WFMU home page and get there from the schedule page:
Downtown Soulville is heard live on WFMU on Friday evenings, 7-8 PM EST.
It's a great show- tons of soul 45's, plenty of Detroit. Those archives pages will keep ya entertained for a while.
|By ted (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 13, 2002 - 06:27 pm:|
If anyone's skimming this, please note that the above links are for Mr. Finewine's DOWNTOWN SOULVILLE from WFMU in New Jersey, NOT Felix's RHYTHM REVUE. I should have been a little clearer on that. Now, if only Felix could archive HIS old shows!!!