Soulful Etiquette Radio Show
Soulful Etiquette Radio Show Driven By Its DNA
Soulful Etiquette Radio Show Driven By Its DNA
Soulful Etiquette radio show features the music from the last 6 decades of R&B, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Reggae, Disco and Northern Soul. We also feature the new Independent artists and the newer trends like Soulful House.
The Soulful Etiquette website is the creation of Chris Stewart, who in 1981 created the legendary Soul Music Radio Station Horizon Radio, which in 1984 became the first 24hr Soul Music Radio Station in Europe, broadcasting from London. The station reached millions across London and the Home Counties, bringing Soul Music to the ears of listeners for the first time. Horizon Radio, was an unlicensed radio station, but still managed to set the standards no other radio station (unlicensed) was able to match. The station was the first to do outside broadcasts (1982) from Camberwell London. Live club events followed when Horizon took the music into clubland from venues all across London. The final close down event on the 15th September 1985 (8 hours) was broadcast live from the Harrow Leisure Center.
Horizon Radio opened the doors for today’s soul radio stations on the Internet and showed the need for more music genre radio stations in the UK. Horizon Radio voluntary closed down on the 15th of September 1985 to apply for a new radio license to be issued by then Independent Broadcast Authority (UK Government Body) and said in its close down it would never broadcast again unless it was licensed. The only station to live up to it’s pledge in the document it submitted to the IBA.
The phases “Soul Family” and “Roadblock” were the creation of Horizon Radio and only one person knows how the phrase “Soul Family” came about in August 1983.
In 1986 the future looked good and after years of hard work. The UK government said it would issue those new radio license. But unfortunately a PIRATE radio station who had failed in their close down at Cinderellas Rockafella’s Purley London on the 29th September 1985 and had lost face when attendances were low and main line PA’s advertised did not show. That Station then forged listener documents (A Criminal act). In that document presented to the press, they claimed they were the number 1 soul radio station/radio station in London. This upset the BBC, Capital Radio and others and that got the new radio licenses due in 1986 to be cancelled. This killed off all hopes of a VHF Soul Radio Station in the UK, thanks to one man who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth and the bunch of radio pirates that followed him.
The Soulful Etiquette Soul radio Show is all about the music we love, so we let the music do the talking. This means the presenter is there just to link the tracks together with information about the artists the music and to add your input, like requests and name checks. Quite simply it’s radio like it used to be!
The playlist on every show contains the soul classics stretching back to those early years of the pioneers of soul music, the Detroit Michigan Hitsville factory of Motown (Thank You Berry Gordy) and those small local labels of the day that created the UK based and much loved Northern Soul scene.
In the 70’s Philadelphia International Records or (PIR) created by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell, (Thanks Guys, even today in 2022 your music is so refreshing) took up the challenge and moved the music on with lavish productions that created household name across the world for The O’Jays, Lou Rawls, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Jones Girls, Teddy Pendergrass, Jean Carne and Billy Paul to name but a few.
The 70’s also saw the birth of the Discotheque and disco music. 50 years later we still play those tracks and the newer re-edits that have been sampled over and over again in recent years.
Come the mid to late 70’s we saw the arrival of Jazz-Funk from USA and Brit-Funk here in the UK with artists like Hi-Tension, Light Of The World (the bands name came from a Kool & The Gang track), Atmosfear, Central Line, Loose Ends Incognito and many more.
The Northern Soul scene is mainly based here in the UK and 50+ years after it started. It’s still probably the most loved and supported soul scene of them all. Hardly a week goes by these days without an event on somewhere north of Watford UK. Keeping the Faith and enjoying life thanks to Motown, Ric-Tic, GWR and more and those original small independent labels of days gone by and their brilliant artists.
Now who does not like a bit of sunshine in their lives? Reggae and Soca delivers just that in abundance with that magical rhythm. We all know about the legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Isaacs and more, but check out the new stuff It’s Got That Rhythm. A bit of Reggae will set you up to tackle any task, just try it.
From 1980 to 1985 soul music really took off and sold in huge quantities, sadly today not so well. So lets try and bring our music back to where it belongs and that is on top of the shopping list.
With 6 decades of great music to choose from including our much loved independent artists of the day, you will be only be a few minutes away from one of your favourite R&B, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Reggae, Disco, Northern Soul or Soulful House tracks On Soulful Etiquette The Radio Show.
Stand by, we hear some Frankie Beverly and Maze, Earth Wind and Fire, Luther Vandross Teddy Pendergrass, Yvonne Baker and Bob Marley & The Wailers on the way, with Bobby & Steve, DJ Spen, Rick Clarke ft Don E, Lukas Setto, Gg, Shaila Prosper and Alex Puddu all waiting to be queued up to play next on the Soulful Etiquette The Radio Show.