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Greetings and welcome on this 1st pinch punch and no returns, 1st April 2016 new look Something For The Weekend weekly letter. Please note this is not an April Fools joke as you can see the SFTW has been given a slight Gok Wan makeover, marking the “Dawning Of A New Era”, like the Specials classic. This penultimate issue 63 of The Soul Survivors Magazine for April & May 2016 is the one we need not do the maths or call on Carol Vordeman as we are just one issue away from the 10th anniversary issue.
This “In The Stone” issue is a dedicated homage to Maurice White the “Shining Star” of EWF who passed in Feb 2016. We have a few who wanted to express how much Maurice had influenced and enriched their lives with his Humanitarian and spiritual qualities.
We have news reviews and interviews with the man who taught MJ how to moonwalk Jeffrey Daniels, Chris Amoo lead vocalist of the black Liverpool Fab Four The Real Thing and my local boy from our west London Perivale hood chum and 40 years in the business DJ, producer, label owner and now in demand artist agent Cleveland Anderson.
Our Balkan correspondent Mira Parkes interviewed Serbian reggae’s got soul survivor Hornsman Coyote and we tease you with a snippet of Lonnie Liston Smith. Like CeCe Peniston “Finally” finally, the new interactive website is up and “100 Miles Running” like NWA so visit and explore via www.thesoulsurvivorsmagazine.co.uk.
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Congratulations to Ronniee DJTMC for winning tickets to see Shalamar feat Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewitt and Carolyn Griffey at the 02 Forum 15th April. I shall see you there to spin a tune or two.
It's also a time to reflect on two major soul survivors who were born and departed today Gil Scott Heron was born in 1949 and Marvin Gaye passed in 1984 but was born 2nd April 1939. They were two of the most phenomenal music griots of the 20th century. I'll be spinning something from them both tonight at The Streatham Soul Club hosted at the White Lion Streatham so pop down between 7pm-1am its free like John Inman to get in.
Lastly for those of an Ernie Hines "Our Generation", I for one remember regularly watching and laughing at the 'Phantom Raspberry Blower' and comedy classic's like "Sorry" on TV during the 1970's and 80s. Both featured the 5ft 1 comedy assassin Ronnie Corbett, one half of innovative Two Ronnies who passed yesterday. I always remember when he used to do his armchair sketch him pushing up his glasses when they fell to the bridge of his nose, and that his feet would swing under the chair as he entertained, because he was a proper Inch Eye Private Eye miniature man. So I'll end in the the spirit of the classic last line of the Two Ronnies..'It's good bye from me ..and it's goodbye from him. R.I.P. Ronnie C
Whether it's the Mick Jackson or the Phreek classic that's your anthem..enjoy your "Weekend".