Our good friend DJ Moonshine will be guesting on Fingerpoppin Soul #1440 June 10 2021. He is famous for his DJ sets using only 78s but this time he will be bringing a selection of 45s for our enjoyment.
Thankfully, mercifully, we are finally back live in the studio starting May 27! Long may it continue, because live radio is what we want!
Fingerpoppin Soul wants to give a Shout Out to all the Health Care workers who give their Heart and Soul to all their patients. The Pandemic will be on the wane soon and we are looking forward to lots of beautiful Live music experiences!
One of the best new albums of 2019 for us was "The Tales people tell" by Kelly Finnigan. Kelly is the son of well known Hammond B3 organist Mike Finnigan who for instance played keyboards on "Electric Ladyland" by Jimi Hendrix but also can be heard on albums by Etta James and Peter Frampton . Kelly has been active in West Coast groups like The Monophonics, Destruments and Night People and has now gone solo but is joined on stage by his new band which hopefully includes his wonderful backing singers and horn section !
Paradiso, Upstairs,sunday feb 23 , 2020 , Gig starts early: 20:00! See you all there !
We kick off 2020 with a hattrick of inspiring guest DJ's :
on Feb 13 we have Utrecht's finest Mr Tom de Jong, he always comes up with interesting records, he's still diggin in the crates and one of our most invited guest Dj's.
On Feb 27 we welcome Taco from Waxwell Records Amsterdam. Taco is very broadminded in his musical taste but especially for us he's gonna spin of mix of various Lowrider/Group Vocal Harmonies etc maybe he's gonna play something Funky from his early beginnings as part of the Struttin DJ collective. Taco also has his own radio show on Red Light Radio called Heavy Heavy Radio show (also on Mixcloud!).
Finally on March 5 we welcome for the first time DJ Guzz from Haarlem. If ever there was a DJ who can keep the dancefloor non stop busy & sweaty it's the man with the Funky Hat Guzz . We became aware of him during his long residency at the now sadly defunkt West Pacific nights in Amsterdam. Expect a guestspot that includes Latin Soul, New Orleans Funk and Old school R&B !
We're looking forward to hearing these guys !!!
On Friday the 13th (!) 59-year old soul singer Carlton Jumel Smith will be appearing at the Bitterzoet club in Amsterdam. Tickets are €17 and doors open at 7:30 PM.
Carlton is a singer, songwriter, producer, and actor whose nickname since the 1990s has been "Soul Brother Number New," thanks to his cinematic portrayal of James Brown in Barry Levinson's 1999 film Liberty Heights. With a smooth baritone that is alternately grainy and sweet with a distinctive falsetto, he has been bringing his revue-style shows to stages across the United States, Europe, and Asia since 2002, including several stints in Shanghai, Helsinki, Las Vegas, and London, England.
Something very special is taking place in Amsterdam on June 13th . For Reggae fans ( like we are) this bill is outstanding ! Legendary artists on stage are : Horace Andy , Ken Boothe, Cedric Myton and maybe also ( according to the InnadeYard website) The Viceroys and Judy Mowatt ! All accompanied by a big band of well experienced Jamaican musicians. Get your tickets because this will be a sell out show ! Since this gig is taking place on a thursday Fingerpoppin Soul will be presented by our good friends Jason and Helen.
We're really looking forward to this gig @Paradiso, Bovenzaal on Monday March 18th 2019 ! . Ural started his recording career in 1964 (!) with vocal group The Monterays. In 1968 he released his only solo album on Revue Records called "Can you dig it,Live". On that album is one of the deepest Soul songs you'll ever hear "Pain is the name of your game". His current band is named after this song. in 2018 they released a stunning new album called "The Right Time". Ural will be accompanied by his 7 man band from Portland , Oregon including a 3 man horn section ! See ya all there !!!
On Friday January 25 2019 we're going to see one of our current favourite bands for the third time; Durand Jones and the Indications. The gig takes place @ Paradiso Noord ( just across the water from Central Station Amsterdam) . Their new album called "American Love Call" will be out on March 1st 2019 on the wonderful Colemine label . See y'all there !
Mark Fisher was born in Sheffield (UK) in 1963. He’s been collecting black music since the late 1970s, when he was into jazz, disco and the early rap records.
Early influences on the soul front were Richard Searling’s Saturday evening shows in the early 80s on Radio Hallam and Colin Curtis’s Tuesday evening sessions at Berlin in Manchester in the mid-80s. In the 90s, the Canal Tavern in Thorne, the Norfolk Village in London, the Southport weekenders and Soul Essence in Great Yarmouth were the mainstays for a proper night out.
After living in Manchester, where he worked in book publishing, and London, where he was a financial journalist, Mark moved to Amsterdam in 1997.
As a DJ, Mark is known for his sweet soul, gospel and crossover spins. As Hans Diepstraten once put it, “Mark Fisher has the very best taste in the world”. He plays a mean jazz dance set, too.
Mark first met Hans & Harry at one of their legendary Sunday Casablanca sessions on the Zeedijk in 2001, after he saw a flyer in the window of a bike shop. The track playing when he walked through the door was Almeta Latimore’s “These Memories”: he knew he was in good hands.
Since then, he has appeared on Fingerpoppin Soul more than 40 times.
Mark’s current top 5 sweet & deep spins (October 2018)
The Exciting Legion Aires – Rain, Rain (D-Vine Spirituals 7”)
Tyrone Harris – Nothing Seems To Go Right (Barclay & The III 7”)
The Techniques IV – It Feels So Good Inside (Jasino 7”)
The Fabulous Golden Wings feat. Harold Huntley Jr. - I Got A Friend (72 Designer 7”)
The Day-Tons - I've Got To Tell You About It (Part 1) (Day-Ton Productions 7”)
Hans & Harry