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Rachel
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:
Rachel wrote:
This is the best thread we've had on here for a long old time but it's not about Radio 2.


It's no longer about Domino's Pizza Spidermen, either! Laughing

Never mind, that's social media for ya. All good innocent fun that changes very little in the big scheme of things.


That's evolution for you!! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel wrote:
This is the best thread we've had on here for a long old time but it's not about Radio 2.

To be fair, Ron, it took Radio 2, 8 days to play the same track for me on the Breakfast Show as a Big Screen Belter.


I don't understand - I thought this was supposed to be 2011.
You or I could find and play it in seconds. A bit more if I had to go and find the CD/LP

(I remember a programme from the old Light Programme - I think the late Keith Fordyce might even have presented it. It was an OB somewhere, he interviewed passers by, who asked for a record to be played, and the BBC Music Library had two minutes to find it, which they always did.)

Anyway, it will be interesting to see if they do indeed find and play Ray Charles next week. If they do will it be the first track by a black artist they've ever played?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
Rachel wrote:
This is the best thread we've had on here for a long old time but it's not about Radio 2.

To be fair, Ron, it took Radio 2, 8 days to play the same track for me on the Breakfast Show as a Big Screen Belter.


I don't understand - I thought this was supposed to be 2011.
You or I could find and play it in seconds. A bit more if I had to go and find the CD/LP


Yes, assuming that the server-based playout system hasn't gone clunk.

RockitRon wrote:
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if they do indeed find and play Ray Charles next week. If they do will it be the first track by a black artist they've ever played?


Are you being serious? Which station pioneered Atlantic and Stax soul in the UK in the 60s? And which station regularly devotes hours to soul and R&B now? Here's a clue - it isn't Radio 2.

How often do you hear Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Leadbelly, Sonny Boy Williamson et all on Radio 2? Not as much as you do on Caroline, that's for sure.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ColinB wrote:


RockitRon wrote:
Anyway, it will be interesting to see if they do indeed find and play Ray Charles next week. If they do will it be the first track by a black artist they've ever played?


Are you being serious? Which station pioneered Atlantic and Stax soul in the UK in the 60s? And which station regularly devotes hours to soul and R&B now? Here's a clue - it isn't Radio 2.

How often do you hear Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Leadbelly, Sonny Boy Williamson et all on Radio 2? Not as much as you do on Caroline, that's for sure.


Sorry, by that I meant the Caroline in its present form.

I did try to allude to it, more subtly, earlier, when I said it had "no soul", but it did strike me, especially when I made the list of what I'd heard, plus the last hour and a half I've listened in full, that the playlist is strictly white rock and blues (they nearly ruined it by playing Redbone just now, but they were Hispanic American).

I await the Buddy Guy etc with anticipation.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
I did try to allude to it, more subtly, earlier, when I said it had "no soul", but it did strike me, especially when I made the list of what I'd heard, plus the last hour and a half I've listened in full, that the playlist is strictly white rock and blues (they nearly ruined it by playing Redbone just now, but they were Hispanic American).


You can't gauge the "soul" of a station simply by listening for such a short time. Presenters have free reign to play pretty much what they like and they're all individuals with individual tastes. This results in as eclectic a mix of music when considered across the whole week as can be heard anywhere in the UK, I reckon.

I must admit I don't listen much during weekdays due to having to be in several places at the same time, but the weekend shows are more to my liking. Last Saturday's was very good.
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