2015/03/27

Paul Gambaccini's American Greatest Hits on BFBS - Bullets

Paul Gambaccini
BFBS Radio also made sure the American Charts were played on the network and there surely is no better radio presenter to engage in hosting the American Chart Show than PAUL GAMBACCINI. Thank you to the kind fan of BFBS who went through his collection and digitalised the tapes and made the shows available. I am sure many of you will be very happy with this series to appear here for your listening pleasure. 
By the way - Paul Gambaccini still is on the radio and hosts America's Greatest Hits on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday evening. Check it out. Also he sounds still the same than way back when... :)  Happy Listening!

Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 21 January 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 February 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 25 February 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 28 July 1984
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 09 March 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 01 June 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 24 August 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 14 September 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 19 October 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 09 November 1985
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 18 January 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 15 February 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 29 March 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 10 May 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 June 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 26 July 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 September 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 18 October 1986 (Show Incomplete)
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 December 1986
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 February 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 25 April 1987 (Show Incomplete)
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 13 June 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 22 August 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 November 1987
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 23 January 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 02 April 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 June 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 06 August 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 10 September 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 05 November 1988
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 07 January 1989
Paul Gambaccini's American Charts on BFBS 11 March 1989

BFBS Soul Shows added

BFBS Radio aired great Soul Shows over the years in programmes such as Soul Train with Andy Peebles, Soul Station with Tony Blackburn and Tommy Vance hosted the Soul Bowl. Thanks to fans from around the BFBS family I am glad that we received so many recordings which you can experience now on this page and enjoy the great Soul Music. 

But now enjoy below shows from the BFBS Soul Cave. :)

Tommy Vance on BFBS
Tommy Vance hosted a series of "The Soul Bowl" on BFBS in the late 80s. Two of the shows are available below.

Soul Bowl (Tommy Vance) June 1988
Soul Bowl (Tommy Vance) December 1988

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Andy Peebles "Mr. Soul Train"
Andy Peebles also hosted a very nice series of shows on BFBS called "Soul Train" in the mid 80s

Soul Train (Andy Peebles) May 1986
Soul Train (Andy Peebles) July 1986
Soul Train (Andy Peebles)(week 22-89)
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Tony Blackburn
Tony Blackburn hosted the "Soul Station" on BFBS in the mid to late 80s. Very glad to share all these shows with you and thanks to the kind person that made the shows available for us. 

By the way, Tony Blackburn hosts a weekly Soul and Motown Show on BBC Three Counties Radio every Sunday morning. Well worth a listen and Tony does still sound as in the early days.

Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) December 1985
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) April 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) Ocotber 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) October 1986 - Second show in the month
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) November 1986
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) January 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) February 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) April 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) June 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) July 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) September 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) October 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) December 1987
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) January 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) March 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) June 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) August 1988
Soulstation (Tony Blackburn) September 1988

2015/03/25

BFBS Cologne - A Fairytale - watch this

Staff, Presenters, Sound Engineers etc who worked at BFBS Cologne took part at the annual BFBS Cologne Dinner and this year saw the 25th Anniversary after the closure of BFBS Cologne which was based in Parkstrasse 61 in Cologne Marienburg. The last BFBS Cologne Station Manager Colin Rugg opened the evening to welcome all the attendees and guests such as former BFBS Presenters Richard Astbury, Alan Clough, Mark Tyley, Nick Bailey but also remembered the famous BFBS voices that passed away since the last gathering like Peter McDonagh.

During the dinner a video was presented of BFBS Cologne that Tom Hausmann found and kindly shared it with all of us via the internet. Now it is my great pleasure to share that video with the many fans of BFBS Radio.

BFBS-Cologne - A Fairy-Tale from Joe Bloggs on Vimeo.