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The Sun Tavern Show – Reggae Special

In preparation for Carnival East on Bank Holiday Sunday. We treat you to a Reggae extravaganza. Hear Keith & Tex, Eek-a-Mouse, a rare Bob Marley dub, and loads more!  

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The DSC Show – ep11

All joking aside this month, as John steers us through Al Wilson, The Beginning Of The End, Arthur K Adams, The Coasters and many more, while sheltering from the rain in Umbrella Towers.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep12

This month Mark & John discuss the world’s best frontman, while playing Donovan, The Stranglers, The Moonlandingz and more

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The DSC Show – ep10

Beaming from Umbrella Towers this month, John tries to play a Motown free show…will he make it? In the meantime, hear Curtis Mayfield, The Vibrations, Syl Johnson and more.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep11

Mark & John bring you the result of their own poll, and have an alternative Queen’s birthday celebration. Hear The Cure, The Count 5, and The Hives and more!

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the dsc show – ep9

Umbrella Towers has visitors this month with Fabienne & Bryony from Cuckooz picking Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue for your listening pleasure. Plus John spinning a little Joy Lovejoy, King Floyd & Brenton Wood.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep10

Mark joins John once more at Umbrella Towers, where they discuss infant punks and are top heavy on new music, while still finding time for Mungo Jerry, The Damned & Bob Dylan.

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The DSC Show – Ep8

From Umbrella Towers this month, John receives another Maths lesson courtesy of Betty Harris, and plays tunes from Sister Rosetta Tharpe, JJ Barnes, and many more Soul & Funk gems.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep9

This month John spins Beck, Creedence, The Only Ones, and new music from Cherry Gazerr amongst other classics. Listen up!

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The DSC Show – ep7

The Sun is out and the tunes are big this month. John shines a light on some musical thievery and gets a maths lesson from Shirley Ellis. All to a soundtrack of Frank Wilson, The Pezant Brothers, Nina Simone and more.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep8

John shoots the breeze with no-one this month, so more time for tunes from Television, Neil Young, Brigitte Fontaine and many more!

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The DSC Show – ep6

Transmitting all the way from Umbrella Towers, John plays Smokey Robinson, Hugh Masekela and Vanessa Kendrick amongst other Soul and Funk nuggets. Dig!

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep7

John & Mark discuss names and height soundtracked by some Anti-Valentine’s belters. Hear The Modern Lovers, White Denim, Dillard & Clark and the rest.

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The DSC Show – ep5

For the first DSC Show of 2017 John brings reality to a dream while playing antiquities from the soul and funk prism. Hear Frankie Valli, Mr Marvin Gaye Jr, Fela Kuti and much more

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep6

Mysterious Mark Bleet joins John once more this month to blow the Christmas cobwebs away and discuss rare sightings of Jarvis Cocker, accompanied by the sounds of The B52’s, Pink Floyd, Canned Heat and the rest.

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The DSC Show – ep4

This month John pays respects to some legends with connections to the festive season along with the regular compliment of classics and otherwise. Hear Lee Dorsey, Calender, Mary Wells, Roberta Flack and many more.  

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The Sun Tavern Show – Sound & Vision

Join John at Umbrella Towers this month for a show dedicated to the music of film….soundtracks if you will! Hear tunes gathered before by Scorsese, Tarantino, Wes Anderson and more. Get your fill of Aerosmith, Simon & Garfunkel, and Blur, to name just a few.

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The DSC Show – ep3

There’s a hidden agenda of Psychedelic Funk this month alongside all the rarities & classics from the Soul spectrum. John plays tracks from The Chambers Brothers, Eddie Holland, The Fabulous Denos, Garnet Mimms and more. Curtis has a few life lessons to run by you as well.

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The Sun Tavern Show – ep4

John is joined by Well-Mannered Mark at Umbrella Towers, where they talk stalkers and play Talking Heads, The Who, Witch, The Lemon Twigs & many, many more.

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The DSC Show – ep2

The DSC Show returns with stone cold classics and rareties of the Soul & Funk persuasion. Join John as he takes in Merry Clayton, Lee Moses, a pair of Northern Soul nuggets from Willie Hutch & Chuck Wood, some wise words from Lou Rawls, and a sprinking of Charles Bradley. Enjoy.  

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The Sun Tavern Show – Non-Specific

Anything goes this month with John giving a wide berth to any theme or thread. Mick Jagger, Devo, Superfood and Bobbie Gentry all feature. Jim James rears his head too, while the wild winds blow. email – radio@umbrella-london.co.uk

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DSC Show – ep1

The debut show from DSC, centred around Soul – Northern, Southern, East Coast, West Coast, Motor City, Funk even a sprinkling of Reggae. John plays hits and rarities from The Contours, Kim Weston, Sly & The Family Stone and Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles, plus many more.  

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The Sun Tavern – Legends Lost

In honour of all those Legends Lost, not just in 2016 but since Rock ‘n’ Roll began. John picks out cuts from Lou Reed, Nirvana, Nilsson and Suicide plus many more. Raise a glass

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The Sun Tavern Show – London Special

The Sun Tavern’s first show on Umbrella Radio. With their upcoming East End Of The Line night, John hosts a show dedicated to London, past & present. The Clash, Fat White Family and The Kinks all make appearances, even Howlin Wolf sneaks in there.

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