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Kelvin Brown Soul Music Special w/ Alan Darker & Philip Wainwright



For an all Soul music special this month Kelvin Brown is joined by two of Manchester’s deepest record collectors: Phil Wainwright and Alan Darker, who’s collections chart the rarest reaches of northern soul, ‘70s, modern soul, boogie and disco.

Both were were serious collectors in the days before eBay and Discogs, when digging involved the numerous trips around the United States in search of rare soul records through the 1980’s and 90’s. Along the way Phil bought records from the likes Underground Resistance founder “Mad” Mike Banks and unearthed the sort of records that now change hands for small fortunes.

Between them they’ve manned the decks at all dayers, all nighters and more around the country. Alan, originally an attendee of lauded Northern Soul nights like The Wigan Casino, had the dubious honour of regularly serving as DJ for legendary Manchester post-punk band The Fall.

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  • Steve Parks, Steve Marshall - Still Thinking Of You (Vocal)
  • Lou Donaldson - You’re Welcome, Stop On By
  • Parlet - You're leaving
  • Lou Courtney - The Common Broken Heart
  • Gary Bartz - Keep Goin' On
  • Bar-Kays - Open Your Heart
  • Trace Of Smoke - Realize
  • Father's Creation - God All By Himself
  • Raleigh Simmons - He is Risen (instrumental)
  • Lamont Dozier - Don't Leave Me (Instrumental)
  • Lamont Dozier - Don't Leave Me
  • The Supremes - Come Into My Life
  • Sass - I Only Wanted To Love You
  • Black Ice - Blind Over You
  • symphonic four - Who do you think you're fooling part 1
  • The Eptones - No One Else But You
  • the charmels - as long as I've got you
  • the lollipops - Look what you done boy
  • Bobby Glenn - Hey Love!
  • Hodges, James, smith, crawford - I'm In Love
  • Brian Auger, Julie Tippetts - Git Up
  • Quiet Elegance - Roots Of Love
  • The Pretenders - Just Be Yourself
  • Webster Lewis - Do It With Style
  • de'sire - I don't care
  • the essence of love - I want to share my love with you
  • Inner Rhythm Society - Seein You
  • Marva Josie, Earl Hines And His Orchestra - He Does It Better
  • Family Brown - Imaginary World
  • Erasmus hall - Just Me and you
  • Moses Dillard & the Tex Town display - I've got to find a way (to hide my hurt) part 1
  • Holly Maxwell - Winter Go Away
  • Eldridge Holmes - Worried Over You
  • jewel bass - All Good things must come to an end