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Les Adams on Solar Radio

Les Adams

Les Adams | Dancefloor Classics. Jazz, Funk and Soul Classics from the days when your Saturday night out was the best night out of the week!

Q1. What first attracted you to Soul Music, is this relevant today?

Visiting Groove Records in Soho. Listening to Robbie Vincent on Radio London and Greg Edwards on Capital Radio. Neither apply today.

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

Rising To The Top – Keni Burke
Galveston Bay – Lonnie Hill
Always There – Willie Bobo
Get Up Offa That Thing – James Brown
Go Away Little Boy – Marlena Shaw

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

West End

Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Rick James
James Brown
Tina Marie
Aretha Franklin

Q5. What are your top three soul clubs of all time?

Shades – Canvey Island
The Sussex – Norbury
The Dun Cow – Old Kent Road

Q6. What radio experience did you have before you joined Solar?

Radio Luxembourg / Capital Radio / BBC Radio One / Radio Contact / Radio Jackie.

Q7. What is/are your main criteria in choosing records for airplay?

A good groove and vocal / song.

Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

If they like soul music!

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Robbie Vincent – The Boss! Not only knows his music but is also a competent broadcaster.

Q10. How would you like to be remembered by a listener?

As one of the innovators of mixing in the UK and an ordinary bloke with a passion for all types of music.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Drive and sleep, but not at the same time!