584-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours (Tribute to Paul Thrower)

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Paul Thrower sadly loss his battle with MND last week, he was a wonderful man, kind, witty and extremely knowledgeable about soul music with a willingness to share this knowledge with everyone. Paul was a guest on my show on many occasions and brought so many laughs and new (to me) tunes each time. By way of a tribute to Paul I have dedicated this show to him and chosen a selection of records he played over the years as both a thank you and an acknowledgement to his unbelievably good ear for soul music.
Rest In Peace Paul

  1. Cleveland Robinson – Somebody To Love ~ Nosnibor
  2. Billy Sha-Rae – Crying Clown (1971) ~ Spectrum
  3. Brad Lundy – (I’m At) The Breaking Point ~ Lundy
  4. Edwin Starr – I’ll Never Forget You (1976) ~ Granite
  5. Chuck and Mariann – Lets Walk Down The Street Together (1968) ~ Rampart
  6. Jo Ann Garrett – One Woman (1968) ~ Duo
  7. Patty Stokes – Is It True? (1967) ~ Mir-A-Don
  8. Marvell Love – Gotta Have Love (1975) ~ Shei
  9. New Birth – Fallin’ In Love (1976) ~ Warner Bros.
  10. Margie Alexander – It’s Worth A Whippin’ (1976) ~ Chi-Sound
  11. Priscilla Price – Only Yesterday (1973) ~ GeNEVA
  12. Laura Lee – I Can’t Make It Alone (1974) ~ Invictus
  13. The Temptations – Smooth Sailing (From Now On (1972) ~ Tamla Motown
  14. Ortheia Barnes – I’ve Never Loved Nobody (Like I Love You) (1967) ~ Coral
  15. Rita Wright – Something On My Mind (1967) ~ Gordy
  16. Tony & Lynn – I’m Hip To You Baby (1968) ~ Blue Rock
  17. Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Wish It Would Rain (1968) ~ Motown
  18. Shirley Walton – The Only One You Can’t Have All By Yourself (1969) ~ Enterprise
  19. Barbara Lewis – Ask The Lovely (1969) ~ Enterprise
  20. Dale Darby – Lets Got It Together (1977) ~ Westgate
  21. The Invitations – We Don’t Allow (No Sitting Down In Here) (1977) ~ Red Greg
  22. Hot Ice – It’s Time To Leave The Disco (1977) ~ Rage
  23. The Delfonics – He Don’t Really Love You (1971) ~ MOJo
  24. Debbie Taylor – I Have Learned To Do Without You (1973) ~ Polydor
  25. Irene Scott – Everyday Worries (1969) ~ Midas
  26. Jo Jo And The Outcast – Why Baby ~ Sound-O-Riffic
  27. The Magnificent Men – By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1968) ~ Capitol

Check out the Guest Shows under Categories on the right hand side of this page to hear more of Paul’s wonderful musical selections

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583-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. J.R. Bailey – Just Me’n You (1974) [LP:Just Me’N You] ~ MAM
  2. Ronnie Dyson – I Want To Be Where You Are (1977) [LP:Love In All Flavours] ~ Columbia
  3. Silk – Simply Beautiful (1977) [LP:Silk] ~ Prelude
  4. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy – The Truth Will Set You Free (1977) [LP:Truth Is The Power] ~ abc
  5. The Platters – Surrender Your Love (1984) [LP:This Time Around] ~ HMC
  6. Ashford & Simpson – My Kinda Pick Me Up (1983) [LP:High-Rise] ~ Capitol
  7. The Temptations – Ready Willing And Able (1981) [LP:The Temptations] ~ Gordy
  8. Jerry Butler – How Can I Get In Touch With You (1968) [LP:The Ice Man Cometh] ~ Mercury
  9. The Players – Why Did I Lie (1966) ~ Minit
  10. Patti Labelle And The Bluebelles – I’m Still Waiting (1966) ~ Atlantic
  11. Norman Connors – Mother Of The Future (1974) [LP:Slew Foot ] ~ Buddah
  12. R&R Soul Orchestra – Call On Me (2016) ~ It’s Soul Time
  13. Charles Brimmer – We’ve Only Just Begun (1975) ~ Chelsea
  14. Dynamic Superiors – If I Could Meet You (1976) [LP:You Name It] ~ Motown
  15. West Wing – I Got A Love For You (1975) [LP:West Wing] ~ 20th Century
  16. Dream Team – There He Is (1967) ~ Gregory
  17. Bettye Swann – Today I Started Loving You Again (1969) [LP:Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me?] ~ Capitol
  18. Jimmy Ruffin – Love Gives, Love Takes Away (1969) [LP:Ruff ‘N Ready] ~ Soul
  19. Timothy Wilson – Just Another Guy (On A String) (1968) ~ Buddah
  20. Marva W. Taylor – Nothing I’d Rather Be Than Your Weakness (1975) ~ Forte
  21. The Escorts – By The Time I Get To Phoenix (1973) ~ Alithia
  22. Ray & His Court – Soul Freedom (1973) ~ Epic
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582-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Atmosfear – Xtraspecial (1982) ~ Elite
  2. Marcia Hines – You Gotta Let Go (1975) [LP:Marcia Shines] ~ Wizard
  3. Toby King – We’re In Love With Each Other (1976) [LP:Toby Kang] ~ Chelsea
  4. Poison – You Can’t Run Away From Yourself (1976) [LP:On Our Way To Number 1] ~ Roulette
  5. Karin Jones – Last Night In My Dreams (1982) [LP:Under The Influence Of Love] ~ Handshake
  6. Evelyn King – What Are You Waiting For (1981) [LP:I’m In Love] ~ RCA
  7. Lea Roberts – Love Can Break You (1982) [LP:My Silent Place] ~ Skies Unlimited
  8. Chaka Khan – Lover’s Touch (1981) ~ Warner Bros.
  9. Charles Mann – You Came Out Of Nowhere (1973) [LP:Say You Love Me Too] ~ abc
  10. Jr. Walker & The All Stars – I Don’t Need No Reason (1973) [LP:Peace & Understanding Is Hard To Find] ~ Soul
  11. Pacific Gas & Electric starring Charlie Allen – Sunshine Embrace (1973) [LP:Pacific Gas & Electric starring Charlie Allen] ~ Dunhill
  12. Richie Cole – Remember Your Day Off (1978) [LP:Alto Madness] ~ Muse
  13. Arnold Blair – Finally Made It Home ~ Triumph
  14. Howard Tate – These Are The Things That Make Me Know You’re Gone (1969) ~ Turntable
  15. The Impalas – Speed Up (1969) ~ Capitol
  16. The Identities – When Love Slips Away (1970) ~ House Of The Fox
  17. The Determinations – Bing Bong (1970) ~ King
  18. Ronnie Miller – Listen To The Music (1974) ~ Jar-Val
  19. Jaisun – No Other Arms (1977) [LP:Jaisun] ~ Jett Sett
  20. Thelma Jones – You’re The Song (That I Can’t Stop Singing) (1976) ~ Columbia
  21. Anglo Saxon Brown – Gonna Make You Mine (1976) [LP:Songs For Evolution] ~ Atlantic
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581-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Monday After – Merry-Go-Round (Tom Moulton 12” Mix) (1975) ~ Buddah
  2. Ghetto Children – Don’t Take Your Sweet Lovin’ Away (1975) ~ Roulette
  3. Ernie Johnson – Disco Music Keep On Going On (1976) ~ Rowan
  4. Willie Hutch – Lucky To Be Loved By You (1969) [LP:Soul Portrait] ~ RCA
  5. Clyde McPhatter – Anyone Can Tell (We’re In Love) (1970) [LP:Welcome Home] ~ MCA
  6. Lovelites – I Love You (Yes I Do) (1970) [LP:With Love From The Lovelites] ~ Uni
  7. Imported Moods – What Have You Done With My Heart (1970) ~ Hi
  8. Leroy Hutson – So Much Love (1975) [LP:Hutson] ~ Curtom
  9. Leroy Hutson – Never Know What You Can Do [Give It A Try] (1976) [LP:Feel The Spirit] ~ Curtom
  10. Carl Holmes – It Ain’t Right (1974) [LP:Investigation No. 1] ~ C.R.S.
  11. Lyn Collins – Wide Awake In A Dream (1974) ~ People
  12. Jon Lucien – Mi Vida (1976) [LP:Premonition ] ~ Columbia
  13. Sabrina Johnston – I’ll Do Anything ~ {Street Soul}
  14. William Bollinger – I Won’t Have To Cry No More ~ {Kent}
  15. Tommy Tate – If You Got To Love Somebody ~ {P-Vine}
  16. Idris Muhammad – I Believe In You (1980) [LP:Make It Count] ~ Fantasy
  17. El Coco – One Step Back For Love (1982) ~ AVI
  18. Phyrework – Make It Last (1978) [LP:Phyrework] ~ Mercury
  19. Wild Cherry – No Way Out Love Affair (1978) [LP:I Love My Music] ~ Epic
  20. Street Corner Symphony – We Got A Good Thing Going (1976) [LP:Little Funk Machine] ~ abc
  21. Choice Of Colour – Your Love (1972) ~ APT
  22. The Continental Four – Running Away (From Love) (1972) ~ Jay-Walking
  23. Satisfaction Unlimited – Bright City Lights (1972) ~ Hot Wax
  24. Terry Callier – Love Two Love [LP:Fire On Ice] ~ Elektra
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580-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Eon – We’ll Go On (1975) [LP:Eon] ~ Scepter
  2. Lew Kirton – Talk To Me (1983) [LP:Talk To Me] ~ Believe In A Dream
  3. Lew Kirton – Just Can’t Get Enough (1983) [LP:Talk To Me] ~ Believe In A Dream
  4. The Invitations – They Say The Girl’s Crazy (1973) ~ Silver Blue
  5. The Invitations – Look On The Good Side (1974) ~ Silver Blue
  6. Memphis – Inside My Love (1982) ~ West Coast
  7. Sabrina Johnston – We’ve Only Just Begun ~ {Street Soul}
  8. Charles Brimmer – Let Me Make Love To You (1975) [LP:Expression Of Soul] ~ Chelsea
  9. Soul Survivors – City Of Brotherly Love (1974) [LP:Soul Survivors] ~ TSOP
  10. J.R. Bailey – Love, Love, Love (1974) [LP:Just Me’N You] ~ MAM
  11. Brides Of Funkenstein – Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love (1979) [LP:Never Buy Texas Form A Cowboy] ~ Atlantic
  12. First Gear featuring Larnelle Harris – I Feel the Earth Move (1972) [LP:First Gear] ~ Myrrh
  13. Karen Carpenter – Guess I Just Lost My Head (1979 unreleased) [LP:Karen Carpenter] ~ A&M
  14. People’s Choice – Sweeter Than Honey (1980) [LP:People’s Choice] ~ Casablanca
  15. Today, Tomorrow, Forever – Love Is Just What You Make It (1981) [LP:Surprise! Surprise!] ~ Gold Coast Entertainment
  16. George Wilson – Here Stands A Man Who Needs You (1971) ~ Black Cirlce
  17. Tower Of Power – Clever Girl (1973) [LP:Tower Of Power] ~ Warner Bros.
  18. Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure (1972) [LP:Nolan] ~ ABC
  19. Tyrone Davis – How Could I Forget You (1972) [LP:I Had It All The Time] ~ Dakar
  20. William Bell – Yesterday I Lied, Today I Cried (1977) [LP:It’s Time You Took Another Listen] ~ Mercury
  21. Hot – Who’s Gonna Love You (1977) [LP:Hot] ~ Big Tree
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579-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Edna Wright – Come Down (Get Your Head Out Of The Clouds) (1977) [LP:Oops! Here I Go] ~ RCA Victor
  2. Michael Lizzmore – Promise That You’ll Wait (1972) ~ Capitol
  3. King Hannibal – Same Ole’ Fool Again (1973) [LP:Truth] ~ Aware
  4. Theatre West – Children Of Tomorrow’s Dreams (1978) [LP:Bow To The People] ~ Black Fire
  5. Hot – If You Don’t Love Her (1977) [LP:Hot] ~ Big Tree
  6. Family Brown – I Can’t Get Used To Being Alone (1977) [LP:Imaginary World] ~ United Artists
  7. Rockie Robbins – You And Me (1980) [LP:You And Me] ~ A&M
  8. Lew Kirton – N.Y.C. (1980) [LP:Just Arrived] ~ Alston
  9. Johnnie Taylor – Seconds Of Your Love (1984) ~ Beverly Glen Music
  10. Damaris – What About My Love (1983) ~ CBS
  11. Henderson & Jones – I’m Gonna Getcha (1982) ~ Quality Blend
  12. Massada – NaNaNa Song (1978) [LP:Astaganaga] ~ Kendari
  13. Garland Green – Ain’t That Good Enough (1968) ~ Uni
  14. Bobby Bland – Shoes (1967) ~ Duke
  15. Leon Haywood – Consider The Source (1969) ~ Capitol
  16. Jewel – You’re So Jealous (1982) [LP:Cut ‘N’ Polished] ~ Erect
  17. Heat – Follow You Home (1981) [LP:Still Waiting] ~ MCA
  18. Mighty Fire – Just A Little Bit Of Your Love (1982) [LP:Might Fire] ~ Elektra
  19. Connie Stevens – Tick Tock (1970) ~ Bell
  20. S.O.U.L. – Burning Spear (1971) ~ Musicor
  21. Black Sugar – Too Late (1971) [LP:Black Sugar] ~ Sono
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578-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Theatre West – Searching For Ourselves (1978) [LP:Bow To The People] ~ Black Fire
  2. The Shirelles – No Sugar Tonight (1971) [LP:Happy And In Love] ~ RCA Victor
  3. Bobby Reed – The Time Is Right For Love (1970) ~ Bell
  4. Ty Hunter – I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore (1972) ~ Invictus
  5. Kashif – Help Yourself To My Love (1983) [LP:Kashif] ~ Arista
  6. Oliver Cheatham – Don’t Pop The Question (If You Can’t Take The Answer) ~ {Soul Junction}
  7. Marlena Shaw – Haven’t We Been In Love Before (1979) [LP:Take A Bite] ~ Columbia
  8. Johnny Bristol – I’m Waiting On Love (1979) [LP:Strangers (LP)] ~ Atlantic
  9. Jim Spencer and Son Rize – The Blues Are Out To Get Me (1979) ~ Armada
  10. Experience Unlimited – Second Time Around (1981) ~ Vermack
  11. The Temptations – Take Me Away (1980) ~ Motown
  12. Twylyte 81 – Can I Change (1981) [LP:The First Coming] ~ JSR
  13. Willie Hutch – That’s What I Call Lovin’ You (1969) [LP:Soul Portrait] ~ RCA
  14. Brenda & The Tabulations – Hey Boy (1967) [LP:Dry Your Eyes] ~ Dionn
  15. Gene Middleton – No One To Love You ~ Andee
  16. Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland – Where My Baby Went (1973) [LP:His California Album] ~ Dunhill
  17. Sebastian Williams – Get Your Point Over (1974) ~ Ovide
  18. Windy City – Hey It’s Over (1974) ~ Innovation II
  19. Four Flights – All I Want Is You (1978) ~ Almeria
  20. Sylvia Striplin – All Alone (1981) [LP:Give Me Your Love] ~ Uno Melodic
  21. Cecil Lyde – I’ll Make It On My Own (1981) ~ Alwest
  22. Ren Woods – If You Come With Me (1982) [LP:Azz Izz] ~ Elektra
  23. Faith Hope & Charity – I’m Ready For A New Love (1978) ~ 20th Century
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577-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. The Individuals – Together (We Can Make Something Happen) (1976) [LP:Together (We Can Make Something Happen)] ~ P.I.P.
  2. Lemuria – Hunk Of Heaven (1978) [LP:Lemuria] ~ Heaven
  3. Banda Black Rio – Melissa (1980) [LP:Saci Perere] ~ RCA
  4. Freedom – I Give You Love (1981) [LP:Changes Of Time] ~ Malaco
  5. Betty Wright – Make Me Love The Rain (1981) [LP:Betty Wright] ~ Epic
  6. Zingara – You Sho’ Know How To Love Me (1981) [LP:Zingara] ~ Wheel
  7. Aldora Britton – No Cookies In My Bag (1969) ~ Decca
  8. The Knight Brothers – Tried So Hard To Please Her (1968) ~ Mercury
  9. The Mystiques – So Good To Have You Home Again (1969) ~ Twinight
  10. The California Playboys – I’ve Got To Find Myself Another Girl (1976) [LP:Trying To Become A Millionaire] ~ Loadstone
  11. Momie-O – You’re Welcome Stop On By (1975) ~ I Dentify
  12. Don Wilkerson – Dem Tambourines (1963) [LP:Preach Brother!] ~ Blue Note
  13. Johnny Maestro & The Crests – I’m Stepping Out Of The Picture (1965) ~ Scepter
  14. Kenny Lynch – Movin’ Away (1967) ~ His Master’s Voice
  15. Ruby Winters – Better (1967) ~ Diamond
  16. Georgetta Banks – Sweetly And Completely (1965) ~ G-Note
  17. The O’Jays – I Dig Your Act (1967) ~ Bell
  18. The Harvey Averne Dozen – Think It Over (1968) [LP:Viva Soul] ~ Atlantic
  19. Rita Graham – My Cup Runneth Over (1969) [LP:Vibrations] ~ Tangerine
  20. James Bradley – I Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love (1979) [LP:James Bradley] ~ Malaco
  21. Brothers By Choice – Baby You Really Got Me Going (1978) [LP:Brothers By Choice] ~ Ala
  22. Z.Z. Hill – Universal Love (1978) [LP:Let’s Make A Deal] ~ Columbia
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576-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes Of Funk (1976) [LP:Has Arrived] ~ Soul International
  2. Moody Scott – My Lovely Lady (1983) ~ Straight Ahead
  3. Leon Bryant – Just The Way You Like It (1981) [LP:Leon Bryant] ~ De-Lite
  4. O.V. Wright – That’s The Way I Feel About Cha (1978) [LP:The Bottom Line] ~ Hi
  5. Chicago Gangsters – Blind Over You (1975) [LP:I Choose You] ~ Gold Plate
  6. Vaneese & Carolyn – I’m Losing You (1977) ~ Polydor
  7. Kim Weston – Love Don’t Let Me Down (1970) [LP:Big Brass Four Poster] ~ People
  8. Charlie “Cole Black” Brown – I’ve Got Your Love (1973) ~ Jewel
  9. Herman George – What Have You Got (1975) ~ Bet
  10. Deco – I’m So Glad I Met You (1983) [LP:Fresh Idea] ~ Qwest
  11. Richard Jon Smith – This Is The Moment (1983) [LP:Richard Jon Smith] ~ Jive
  12. Bossa Nostra – Crickets Sing For Anamaria (1995) [LP:Solaria] ~ Irma Thomas
  13. The Manhattans – I Can’t Stand For You To Leave Me (1971) ~ Deluxe
  14. Alice Clark – Don’t You Care (1972) [LP:Alice Clark] ~ Mainstream
  15. The Fuzz – I’m So Glad (1973) ~ Calla
  16. Spice – I’m So Glad To Say (1976) [LP:Let There Be Spice] ~ TSG
  17. The Individuals – Never Too Late (1976) [LP:Together (We Can Make Something Happen)] ~ P.I.P.
  18. Minnie Riperton – Memory Band (1970) [LP:Come To My Garden] ~ GRT
  19. Ben Sidran – About Love (1971) [LP:Feel Your Groove] ~ Capitol
  20. The Right Track – Baby I Love You (1978) [LP:Destination Unlimited] ~ True Soul
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575-Rare grooves & modern soul flavours


  1. The Hi-Five – Let’s Go All The Way (1981) [LP:The Other Side Of Us] ~ Titlewave
  2. Alfonzo Surrett – Gimme Your Love (1980) [LP:Comin’ Out] ~ MCA
  3. Denise LaSalle – Lady In The Streets (1983) [LP:Lady In The Streets] ~ Malaco
  4. The L.A. Boppers – La La Means I Love You (1981) [LP:Boptime] ~ Mercury
  5. Dennis Coffey – Someone Special (1978) [LP:A Sweet Taste Of Sin] ~ Westbound
  6. Caesar Frazier – I Got To Have Your Love (1978) [LP:Another Life] ~ Westbound
  7. Samuel Jonathan Johnson – You (1978) [LP:My Music] ~ Columbia
  8. Billy Stewart – What Have I Done (1968) ~ Chess
  9. Billy Stewart – To Love To Love (1966) ~ Chess
  10. Big Lee Dowell & The Cannonballs – What I Done Wrong ~ Cannonball
  11. Sharon McMahan – I Have No Choice ~ {Hayley}
  12. Rare Silk – New York Afternoon (1983) [LP:New Weave] ~ Polydor
  13. The Exits – You Got To Have Money (1967) ~ Gemini
  14. Fontella Bass – I’m Leaving The Choice To You (1972) ~ Paula
  15. The Optimistics – You Put Something New In My Life (1971) [LP:The Optimistics] ~ Turbo
  16. Creative Source – Let Me Be The One (1974) [LP:Migration] ~ Sussex
  17. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – In And Out Of Life (1971) [LP:Black Magic] ~ Tamla Motown
  18. Major Harris – Walkin’ In The Footsteps (1976) [LP:Jealousy] ~ Atlantic
  19. The Originals – Come Away With Me (1979) [LP:Come Away With Me] ~ Fantasy
  20. Akira Jimbo – Our Sweet Melody (1989) [LP:Palette] ~ Optimism
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