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Neil Francis on Solar Radio

Neil Francis

Neil Francis DJ | Wednesday Drivetime Show. Classic & 21st Century Soul.

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

The voices and the melody of soul got me from my childhood. In particular The Sound of Philadelphia.

Q2. What are your top 5 favourite soul tracks?

Bobby Womack – Harry Hippie
Holland Dozier Holland – Why can’t we be lovers
Al Green – For the Good times
Rick James & Teena Marie – Fire & Desire
Walter Jackson – Touching in the Dark

Q3. What are your favourite three record labels?

Motown
Stax
The sound of philidelphia


Q4. Who are your favourite five artists?

Bobby Womack
Al Green
Ronald Isley
Howard Hewitt
Rick James

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

Too many!


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

I presented on:
Capital FM
Virgin Radio
Absolute/Invicta and Chiltern Radio
BBC Radio Kent
Gold Network
Planet Rock.

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

Vocals and saxaphone.


Q8. Why would you recommend Solar to a listener?

He loved music the way the listener did and didn’t just play it.

Q9. Which other DJs do you admire and why?

Greg Edwards & Robbie Vincent for pioneering black music on mainstream radio back in the day.


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

He loved music the way the listener did and didn’t just play it.

Q11. What do you do to relax?

Busmans holiday as I listen to loads of music, Football as I am a season ticket holder at Chelsea, Eat … esp. Chinese food, Martin Scorsese films.