Saving Songs From Extinction: (We All Need a Little) Lifting by Dodgy

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I am looking at songs that maybe never were played on the radio or songs that were and then stopped. If I don’t add new life to these songs they may become extinct. We may never hear of them again. I must use my (limited) power to save these songs. I look forward to your help in this very important crusade.

Today I would like to save “(We All Need a Little) Lifting” by Dodgy.  What a great band name in my view.  Dodgy were the subject of many jokes by critics because of their band name and because of their white soul or northern soul that seemed to be a copy of Toploader , Stereophonics, or Oasis.

Many moons ago I was working in a very modern office when technology was really taking off.  We had flat screen televisions on the wall which showed stocks and current events.  But the coolest part for me was being able to listen to internet radio while I worked all day.  Talk about heaven for me.  I would go right to the import radio stations always so concerned with what was happening across the pond.  Some things never change as that is where most of today’s brilliant music still comes to us.

While listening one day I heard this great white soul from Dodgy.  It was so fantastic at the time and stood out among many other greats of Britpop.  I can honestly say that I have never heard this song on any other radio station ever.  And even now when I try to find the song it is nearly impossible.  Look to iTunes, not there. Emusic is cool but they don’t have it.  It comes from the album Real Estate.  Find it and buy it if you can.  Fellow music lovers we must save this song from extinction.  The one place it can be found thanks to yellotrash is Youtube and of course Spool Going Round.

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About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. spoolgoinground@yahoo.com My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage with Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/spool-going-round/about-spool-going-round.html#ixzz1Bfx7V0ug
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