Got me contemplating Godin’s evangelical part in spreading the Soul gospel here in the united kingdom.
World War II ended up being the catalyst for a wider admiration of black colored music on these shores, through the US bases that have been spread around Britain, for where America went therefore did its tradition. The conduit that is major the jukebox, which had become big company Stateside into the ’40s, entering its golden age when you look at the ’50s whenever manufacturers, the Seeburg Corporation, replaced the old shellac 78 rpm documents in 1950 with 45 rpm plastic pressings (7” singles). Jukeboxes were standard theirs filled with the latest Rhythm & Blues tracks at US military barracks and black American servicemen would have.
Dave Godin was created in Peckham, London, but their family members had relocated to Bexleyheath in Kent during wartime.
It had been as an adolescent during the Silver Lounge Ice Cream Parlour, on the town’s Broadway, he first arrived over the music that would contour their life, thanks to a newly set up jukebox, acquired from the nearby base that is american complete with US 45s. Read more