Fave artists; Slave, Aurra, Kleeer, Fatback Band, Mass Production, Rick James, Parliament/Bootsy, Phyllis Hyman, Evelyn King, Kashif, Loose Ends, George Benson, Change, Patrice Rushen, Isaac Hayes, Incognito, Con-Funk-Shun.
Ran a mobile disco in the 80s/90s. First radio….Solar Radio (UK) monthly show started in Nov 2007. Started Soul Unsigned Records in Feb 2008. Launched www.soulunsigned.com in April 2008.
A collector of soul music since 1976, Phil Driver was the founder of Soul Unsigned, a UK-based company that supported unsigned and independent Soul, Funk, Jazz and R&B artists through its website, radio shows and record label. Although the company has now ‘retired’, its catalog of CD releases can still be purchased for just £6 each from the company website. (Editors note, Jan 1st, 2012)
01 – Harambe – Lazy (Soul Unsigned Vol. 1, 2008)
02 – J-Funk – Breakthru (Soul Unsigned Vol. 2, 2009)
03 – Richard Alexander Davis – You”ve Changed (Snippet) (Soul Unsigned Vol. 3, 2009)
04 – Eddie Sea Ft. Aaron Sledge – India (Contemporary Soul Songbook Vol. 1, 2009)
Background music during the interview:
Destruments – Take A Closer Look (Soul Unsigned Vol. 2), Mothergroove – Don”t Waste Your Time (Soul Unsigned Vol. 1), Groove”s Back Productions – Blow Your Mind (Soul Unsigned EP:001), Moses Mayes – Intrafusion (Soul Unsigned Vol. 1), Candycream – Love What You Do (Soul Unsigned EP:002), Antoinette With Howard Hewett – Where Do We Go From Here (Contemporary Soul Songbook Vol. 1)