Koal Bee's Jazz, Funk, Soul Show Podcast
  • Koal Bee (Sneakers54.net)
27 episodes
Sneakers 54 was established in 1976 when a group of friends got together and decided they had to do something about the lack of good West end clubs that played Jazz,Funk & Soul music. They found that in order to gain entry into clubs they would need to dress in suits, pay extortionate entrance fees, and then have to listen to pop music for hours until the DJ decided to play the odd Soul tune at the end of the night. Our next move was to hire venues in the West End and hold our own club nights playing the music we loved. The nights became more regular and we soon built up a following that had been looking for the same things as us; they wanted to listen and dance to the best in Jazz, Funk & Soul in a friendly and safe environment. We decided to name ourselves Sneakers 54 after the classic Jazz-Funk track by Sea Level , the one track which closely resembled the spectrum of music we most enjoy and play at our club nights. And we still believe ........it's all about the vinyl ! If you enjoy any of the music played here, please support the artists and buy their music ...Coz, without them we have no music ;-)

Episodes

Koal Bee 433 -Sneakers54 Collection (04-10-20) S54 Locked Down Sunday Chill
2020 Oct 042h 7m 45s
Show 433..Finally back into yet another make-shift studio.
Koal Bee 432 -Sneakers54 Collection (23-08-20) S54 Safe Sunday Jazz
2020 Aug 232h 2m 39s
Show 432 - A somewhat rare trip to the studio on a Sunday features a new album by Gary Bartz and Maisha that I think the Jazzheads will love!, plus lots of great Jazz, some you'll know some you won't.
Koal Bee 431 -Sneakers54 Collection (02-08-20) Sneakers Hot & Safe Jazz Funk
2020 Aug 032h 15m 57s
Show 431 - As we continuously get conflicting messages from the government regarding Covid 19,if you're over 50 (as most of you will be if your listening to this)...Stay home, stay safe and listen to "The Sneakers54 Collection!"
Koal Bee 429 -Sneakers54 Collection (14-06-20) The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
2020 Jun 162h 3m 50s
Show 429 - The Revolution will not be televised.
Koal Bee 428 -Sneakers54 Collection (31-05-20) Jogging To S54 Jazz
2020 May 312h 4m 50s
Show 428 - It's a Sunday morning and I'll be heading off for a jog later on so I thought I'd squeeze in a podcast while I still have the energy . Lots of Roy Ayers, plus James Torme, Steely Dan and some surprises too.....As always, please please please follow the current official health guidelines and stay safe. Show Sponsored by @additivestudio on Instagram for your custom 3D printed logos etc. Follow @sneakers54collection on Instagram.
Koal Bee 427 -Sneakers54 Collection (17-05-20) 2m Jazz Funk
2020 May 182h 13m 14s
Show 427 - As we chill in the garden with a few glasses of wine on a beautiful sunday evening in London we thought we would do another lockdown podcast . Leroy hutson, Deodato, Lonnie Smith(Funky Sikh), Lonnie Liston Smith and much much more......As always, please please please follow the current official health guidelines. Show Sponsored by @additivestudio on Instagram for your custom 3D printed logos etc. @sneakers54collection Sneakers Tee Shirts are available from the following site : https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/sneakers54 Please send requests/dedications for future shows to koal@sneakers54.net. or visit www.sneakers54.net to join our mailing list and receive info on future gigs in Central London. ! Hook me up on: Facebook - "koal Bee" or Twitter - "DJ_Koal_Bee" This show is sponsored by Coztec Recruitment and Design Services. Be aware of climate change, this video will change your outlook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFmVRsQho4Y Check out www.beforetheflood.com
Koal Bee 425 -Sneakers54 Collection (12-04-2020) Sneakers 54 Keep Safe
2020 Apr 122h 13m 55s
Show 425 - Continuing in self isolation mode and broadcasting from a temporary studio, hope you are having a good Easter and that the tunes in this show bring a welcome distraction from our current situation.......As always, please please please follow the official guidelines.
Koal Bee 424 -Sneakers54 Collection (05-04-2020) Follow @Sneakers54collection on Instagram
2020 Apr 052h 6m 43s
Show 424 Recorded in a make shift studio as we self isolate in these very strange times. Hoping to bring you some solace in the music with some tunes I've added to the collection recently. As always, we'll drop in some classics just in case it's too heavy for some ...In these unprecedented times all we can do is push the message of self isolation and ask people to take the situation seriously....please please please follow the official guidelines. Show Sponsored by @additivestudio on Instagram for your custom 3D printed logos etc. @sneakers54collection Sneakers Tee Shirts are available from the following site : https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/sneakers54 Please send requests/dedications for future shows to koal@sneakers54.net. or visit www.sneakers54.net to join our mailing list and receive info on future gigs in Central London. ! Hook me up on: Facebook - "koal Bee" or Twitter - "DJ_Koal_Bee" This show is sponsored by Coztec Recruitment and Design Services. Be aware of climate change, this video will change your outlook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFmVRsQho4Y Check out www.beforetheflood.com
Latin Explosion- djhughie_koal & Bazz 2019-12-04
2019 Dec 151h 49m 12s
Bazz and I were invited to the Colourful Radio Studios to select some of our favourite tunes and chat about the music. Hope you enjoy it.
Koal Bee 417 -Sneakers54 Collection (05-12-2019) Sneakers Club bag
2019 Dec 062h 4m 1s
Show 417 - Hope you enjoyed the Grover tunes last week. This week we mix it up and visit all corners of the Jazz Funk spectrum.....see you at 2pm folks !