|By matt (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 11:13 pm:|
(this is shameless self-promotion, but it's completely noncommercial!) i'm a detroiter who does a weekly soul radio show in jersey city, new jersey, on a station called wfmu....it's on right now! give it a listen at www.wfmu.org....sixties and seventies obscure soul 45s with an emphasis on detroit stuff. i'll probably get to some steve mancha and some darrell banks tonight. 7 to 8 p.m. every friday, and you can listen to archived shows going back a couple years....
matt "mr. fine wine" weingarden
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, June 28, 2002 - 11:52 pm:|
Thanks for posting information of your show. I'm sure many here will be interested in tuning in. As far as shameless promotion, I'll make you a deal. How about a Soulful Detroit web-site mention on your show? Many thanks,
|By millivanilli (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 12:17 am:|
Are you the same Matt Weingarden who currently works for Chum Radio Group in Windsor??
|By matt (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 12:18 am:|
ralph: i'm already way ahead of you! i did that about ten minutes into the show. this is a great site, by the way! i've told lots of people about it...
here's what i played tonight (detroit 45s in all caps):
DIAMOND UPRISERS, DIAMOND JERK (RILEY'S)
e.j. rush, hole in your soul (cooking)
baby love, is your love real (dud sound)
ben & spence, ooh poo pah doo (atlantic)
paul sindab, do whatcha wanna do (hype)
george & the highlanders, the hawk (debrossard)
ike lovely, you're my bad habit (capitol)
DARRELL BANKS, SOMEBODY (SOMEWHERE) NEEDS YOU (REVILOT)
EDDIE PARKER, LOVE YOU BABY (ASHFORD)
invincibles, i got soul (warner bros.)
lee moses, how much longer (must i wait) (musicor)
jackie ross, dynamite lovin' (chess)
fantastic epics, funk and funk part ii (tories)
buddy mcknight, keep it from me (renfro)
apple & the 3 oranges, free and easy part i (stage music)
STEVE MANCHA, FRIDAY NIGHT (GROOVESVILLE)
ISLEY BROTHERS, THERE'S NO LOVE LEFT (TAMLA)
sir stan, soulin' (magnum)
lucille brown & billy clark, one eye open (dynamo)
b.b. brown, low down dirty tramp (dit dot)
krystal generation, good man (t-box)
preston love, funky chicken (hudson)
|By matt (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 12:22 am:|
millivanilli: he's a distant cousin of mine whom i've met twice! the last time was at a big family reunion more than 15 years ago. is he a friend of yours? say hi to him for me.
|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 01:43 am:|
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 03:08 pm:|
Ralph...you're too soft...we want one a week!!
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 03:57 pm:|
Are you paying attention to John Lester's wishes? Take it from me, you don't want him to start in on you. Better do as he asks. John has ways of being very persuasive.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, June 29, 2002 - 07:45 pm:|
Too true I have..
Plus I have a secret weapon called Millie! And you all know that Smokey song of old,
Don't Mess With Mill
|By Ian W (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 09:34 pm:|
As well as having great taste, Matt's such a knowledgeable person too. On searching the Web for record titles, I came across Matt's playlists from previous shows and was stunned at the contents. Some Dennis Coffey stuff in there too! I had to e-mail him about it and he knew about us British soul fans too!
|By john lester (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 10:12 pm:|
Im still a bit disappointed that my joke above was overlooked....clearly I dont have the knack that you and Ritchie have.....
|By Ian W (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, June 30, 2002 - 10:40 pm:|
John, that was too subtle for me. I'm still trying to make the grade.
ps. talking of Smokey, I noticed a track listing with 'My Love Is Your Love Forever' by said superstar. It wouldn't be the same as the Isley Brothers track would it?
|By MilliVanilli (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 12:26 am:|
You never told me I was your secret weapon...what sort of responsibilities accompany that position?? Does the name "Little Millie Small" ring a bell? I used to tell everyone that was me...until I saw her!!! My Boy Lollipop! I'm about half way through with Dennis' book...what a revelation! He is and was absolutely incredible!! Maybe you and I will be mentioned in the sequel!!! lol
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 01:18 am:|
I caught your little pun, but far be it from me to make any comments. I know better. Besides, I had no idea Millie was your secret weapon.
|By John Lester (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 01, 2002 - 06:47 am:|
Well I thought that little pun was far too real clever for me but I still laughed!! HEE HEE
Millie...I saw Millie Small in a club in the North of England about 4 years ago. She was so tiny, I had to look twice to believe that it was really her. However, when she started to sing, it was definitely her. Actually, she put on a really good show.
|By matt (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 09:02 pm:|
it's happening again in a couple hours...www.wfmu.org, the "downtown soulville" show, fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. u.s. eastern time...
|By david, glasgow, scotland (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 09:52 pm:|
|By david, glasgow, scotland (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 10:27 pm:|
Shamefully I never went into the web site when you announced it on June 28th.
Tonight I did, and was pleasantly surprised.
It always pleases me to know that there are Americans who love the music as much as we do.
That's probably a ridiculous statement, but that's how I always thought about it. Sorry Joe Moorehouse and Eric & family!
I even thought there was no one in Detroit who had an interest in it's amazing music history. Apologies to Sis...but that was until Graham introduced me to Ron Murphy.
Anyway thanks for letting me get into the Diamond Uprisers tonight....who on earth were they? (friends of Diamond Jim obviously)....and also Baby Love....the group? certainly not the song.
Finally this is another good reason to invest in Broadband, because as I type this lengthy note I can also listen to Matt's excellent show(S).
Thanks also for plugging SD!
|By david, glasgow, scotland (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 10:32 pm:|
I meant to add this image of Eddie Parker which is currently sitting on EBAY.
Matt played his amazing "Love You Baby" on that show.
Please take a bow Jack Ashford!
|By matt (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 06, 2002 - 12:21 am:|
hey, thanks for the kind words! here's the playlist for tonight's show, which just ended ten minutes ago (detroit-related records in all caps):
sounds of the city, stuff and thangs (sounds of the city)
pearl dowdell, good things (saadia)
the fabulous originals, it ain't fair but it's fun pt. 1 (jewel)
joe haywood, i'm walkin (front page)
the vipers, little miss sweetness (duchess)
frank polk, trying to keep up with the joneses (capitol)
bill black's combo, cotton carnival (mega)
georgie woods & jimmy bishop, oooh-ow! pt. 1 (uptown)
JOHNNY GOODE (a.k.a. sidney barnes), PAYBACK (SOLID HIT)
bobby angelle, too much for you (money)
DETROIT EMERALDS, THINGS ARE LOOKING UP (WESTBOUND)
SUPERLATIVES, I DON'T KNOW HOW (TO SAY I LOVE YOU) DON'T WALK AWAY (WESTBOUND)
ray barretto, love beads (fania)
rulie garcia & the east l.a. congregation, sabrosito (billionaire)
david coleman, drown my heart (barry!)
ray medina & the new latin breed, head's head (mares)
ray barretto, hard hands (fania)
the latin souls, the party is over (kapp)
HARVEY, ANY WAY YOU WANTA (TRI PHI)
the belles, don't pretend (mirwood)
the coasters, crazy baby (atco)
the fabulous dimensions, i can't take it baby (sapphire)
|By acooolcat (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, July 06, 2002 - 03:05 am:|
David, If I remember correctly... The Diamond Uprisrs were a bunch of guys from New York.
|By Sue (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 06, 2002 - 05:42 am:|
Americans not liking this music? Hey it's what a lot of us in Detroit bought and danced to throughout jr. high and high school -- white and black. The cool thing about growing up here when a lot of us did was that the best music crossed over so much. No matter what part of town, the party wasn't happenin' unless you played R&B, soul, funk or Motown.
|By steve w (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 06, 2002 - 01:42 pm:|
Matt, what a playlist, you'll have to cross the pond and play a northern set, you'll go down a storm!!
Frank Polk 'keepin up with the jones' you dont want to know how many years i have been chasin this, one day, one day..... and "crazy baby" was covered up as "My hearts wide open" in the 70s so it wouldnt be bootlegged thanks for a great list, i wonder if they do broadband for tired old apple macs
|By Willy Wilson (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 03:02 pm:|
Hey Mr. Fine-Wine are you coming to town for
the Soul shin-dig on the 20th? if so get in
touch with me.
|By matt (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 03:50 pm:|
hey, willie! tried to call you a couple weeks ago, but i must not have the right number. yeah, i'm planning on coming. any tickets left??? e-mail me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org