Got me considering Godin’s role that is evangelical spreading the Soul gospel right right here in britain.
World War II ended up being the catalyst for a wider admiration of black colored music on these shores, through the United States bases that have been spread around Britain, for where America went therefore did its culture. The major conduit had been the jukebox, which had become big company Stateside within the ’40s, entering its golden age within the ’50s whenever manufacturers, the Seeburg Corporation, replaced the old shellac 78 rpm documents in 1950 with 45 rpm plastic pressings (7” singles). Jukeboxes had been standard at US army barracks and black US servicemen could have theirs filled up with the newest Rhythm & Blues songs.
Dave Godin was created in Peckham, London, but their family had relocated to Bexleyheath in Kent during wartime.
It absolutely was as an adolescent in the Silver Lounge Ice Cream Parlour, around town’s Broadway, which he first came over the music that will contour their life, due to a newly set up jukebox, acquired from a nearby US base, complete with US 45s. In a write-up written for Grand Slam mag in 2003, 50 years on out of this epiphany, Godin recalled:
A small grouping of teenage boys had been seated by this novelty that is marvellous and constantly placing cash directly into maintain the documents rotating, and I also had NEVER heard music like it prior to! This isn’t the crapola slush of popular music as expounded by White folks – it was genuine males and genuine females (instead of girls and boys), referring to genuine interests and emotions that are hard! […]