Friday 13 October 2023

TREVOR NELSON RHYTHM NATION - BBC Radio 2 FM, 1 March 2023 (Flac)


Trevor Nelson began his broadcasting career in 1985 when Kiss FM was a pirate radio station. He moved to BBC Radio 1 in 1996 to present the first ever national RNB show ‘The Rhythm Nation’ and stayed with Radio 1 until 2013.

On July 9, 2016 he began presenting Rhythm Nation on Saturday evenings on BBC Radio 2, replacing his Wednesday evening soul show. The advertising for the show ran as follows:

“Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation, the perfect soundtrack to liven up your Saturday night.

In his first Saturday night show on BBC Radio 2, Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation will be the perfect soundtrack of Soul, R 'n' B, Disco, Hip Hop, with a touch of reggae to liven up your Saturday night. Drawing on his unrivalled record collection from the past 40 years, expect a show that showcases Trevor's love for all corners of soulful music featuring stone cold classics alongside the new breed of Soul and R 'n' B. If a record has soul at its core, it's got a new home - Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation 8-10pm Saturday nights on BBC Radio 2."

In its current time slot (Monday-Thursday 22:00–0:00) and format, the show has been running since January 2019. The first half hour is titled Trevor Nelson’s Magnificent 7. Thirty minutes of the biggest hits, uplifting tunes and essential throwbacks. The final hour and a half is titled Trevor Nelson’s Rhythm Nation, soul, RB, funk, disco and everything in between.

The show features three significant features: Trevor's signature game, 5 Seconds to Name, He'll play you a musical mash-up from one act and you must identify who it is. Secondly each night on the show, a return to your Musical Youth with your story and the song that transports you back to a memorable time in your life. Finally listen to Lights Down.

BBC Radio 2 FM Stereo - Trevor Nelson's Rhythm Nation

Wednesday 1 March 2023 / 10:30pm to 12:00

(This show is not individually tracked)

01. Beverley Knight - Greatest Day | single (1999)

02. Maverick Sabre - Slow Down (ft. Jorja Smith) | single (2019)

03. Carl Anderson - Buttercup | single (1985)

04. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Watching the Detectives | single (1977)    

05. Mica Paris - One | single (1995)

06. Little Simz - Gorilla | No Thank You (2022)

07. Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - Twilight | single (1985) 

08. SWV - Right Here | single (1992)

09. Daniel Merriweather - Change (ft. Wale) | single (2009)

10. Minnie Riperton - Reasons | single (1974)                                                    

11. Next - Wifey | single (2000)

12. Debbie - Is This Real Love? (Remix) (ft. Lucky Daye) | single (2023)

13. Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life | single (1984)

14. Mandrill - Fencewalk | single (1973)

15. U-Roy - Natty Rebel | single (1976)                                

16. Nicole & Timmy Thomas - New York Eyes | single (1985)

17. The Isley Brothers - The Highways Of My Life | single (1973)

18. Rag ’n’ Bone Man - Human | single (2016)

19. Kendrick Lamar - Die Hard | single (2022)


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Thursday 12 October 2023

Blog Update

There have been few bootleg posts this year. My spare time has been limited to catching up with CDs that I have bought in Charity/Thrift shops, enabling me to grow my collection of CDs from over five hundred to seven times that. In fact there is a long running thread, dedicated to this very pursuit on the ‘Steve Hoffman Music Forum.’

It’s also satisfying to see younger music fans participating, vinyl is a great medium but is becoming extremely pricey. If you want a physical copy you can’t go wrong with CDs, certainly not at the cheap prices they are available for nowadays.

I have also been listening to radio shows, current and classic. For my generation it was the only way to hear new music, TV shows about music were limited to two weekly, Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test.

Record shops in those days had listening booths, where you could put on a pair of headphones and get a preview of an album that you were interested in. Or you could arrive on new release day and the best shops would give you a blast of their latest stock at high volume.

I have posted a few shows on the blog from UK radio DJ’s, that I believe to be the best of their profession. Have a look through these previous posts for John Peel, Andy Kershaw, the Music Planet ladies; Kathryn Tickell and Lopa Kothari, Bob Harris, David Rodigan and Ricky Ross. Links below for easy use...

The next post, Trevor Nelson is the latest in the series. Bootleg fans don’t worry there will be further posts!