Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Soul Show

If you had been unlucky enough to be in St. George's Hospital, Tooting in the early 1990s, and too confused or impaired to find a proper radio station on your bedside dial, you may have stumbled upon the Friday Soul Show on Hospital Radio Nine, presented, after a fashion, by this blogger.

As you struggled in vain to alert the duty nurse to your distress, these are some of the things you may have heard....

Wilson Pickett - 'Hey Jude' (1969)
Sam & Dave - 'Soul Man' (1967)
Bobby Bland - 'Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City' (1974)

(Whilst I packed my records away at the end of the show, the guy who did the hour after me arrived. He was a quiet, beardy man in his forties called Roger Wallace and he presented the 'album track show'. Nice.)


  1. i think i must've been programmed by the feds with hey jude as my trigger cos whenever i hear it i want to go on a murderous rampage. i don't think even wilson could stop me.
    good job i wasn't hospitalised back then or there'd've been a blood bath
    i bet you've got a song somewhere you couldn't bare to see ruined.

  2. Wilson Pickett's 'Hey Jude' may well be the best Beatles cover ever!!! (although I also like Bobbie Gentry's 'Eleanor Rigby' very much). I understand you have a Fabs aversion, however.

    Not sure anyone would have noticed a blood bath in St George's Hospital mind. Shortage of staff and all that.

  3. PS: If 'Programmed By The Feds' isn't a record by The Ramones, it bloody well should be. Gabba gabba hey.

  4. Thanks for the Bobby Bland. I haven't got that one.


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