The Heritage of Soul

Nigel Chorley - The Heritage of Soul

Friday Night at 9pm brings The Heritage of Soul - 2 hours to bring out the artists, tracks and styles that made and continue to make soul music. From the roots in Jazz/blues, gospel, doo-wop & close harmony, the labels that released the foundations of soul from the 1950's onward and up to more recent releases.
You might hear first releases, live tracks and album cuts, maybe one soul artist covering another and balanced with UK soul chart successes too. The famous and not so well known labels come to the airwaves with the show that may be the only one on the planet playing these songs???
And if you miss it or want to hear it again, the show is replayed on Tuesday night from 11pm or on our listen again service from the website for 30 days after broadcast.

There is so much music out there to be played and I'll always tell you the track details - so important in radio and something that some stations seem to forget!

Let's try to put the FUN back into radio!

I was born in central London and raised in Croydon, where I lived for many years before escaping to Sussex where I now live with my wife. The beauty, peace and easier pace of life far outweighed the long commute to work and I now work much closer to home so I've got the best in so many ways.

I love the diversity of the British music scene and have been an avid collector for years.
The UK Singles chart is my grail in life and I hope one day to own every song either on vinyl, cd or electronically. There is so much music to be played and so much that is forgotten by the bigger radio stations, so maybe I can try and fill that void through Seahaven FM?

Thanks for your interest and I'd love your feedback about the shows.

Nigel is also on-air each weekend with The Saturday Night Music Mix at 9pm, There's more about Nigel here.

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