I guess this blurb and these tunes are a nod to my big Sis. She used to have cassettes tapes in her room. I swear as a child I could suss out by the blue biro writing on the tapes where the songs I liked were.
I could literally memorise 10 seconds rewind or fast forward on the chunky buttons to a voice or a melody. I had no idea who these artists were. Just knew in my bones I loved them.
Yeah Roxy music, Bowie and all the good stuff were there also but somehow these guys did it for me.
As a teenager l started going to the Southport Soul weekenders. People with different accents, attitudes, style from all over the country. Lots of rooms playing house, R&B, northern soul, Jazz, hip hop.
My favourite room as a 19 year old was known as the “OLD BAS**RDS ROOM”….Seriously not a joke! Heard some of those old cassette tunes all over again.