Soul Nation[24/06/2003] (2003)

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DJ Trevor Nelson continues his personal journey through the history of soul music charting both how it shaped, and was shaped by, British culture. This week Trevor looks at jazz funk and the southern soul underground, a scene that created the first wave of UK soul stars in the early '80s and the warehouse stars (most notably Soul II Soul) at the end of the decade. He talks to pivotal figures of the time - Jazzy B, Robert Elms, Mick Hucknall and Pete Waterman - and reflects on how an illegal network of pirate radio stations and warehouse parties were responsible for keeping black music alive in Britain until its eventual crossover into the mainstream 10 years ago. (C4 Press)

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