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Reflections from the Corfu Weekender May 2015 image

Reflections from the Corfu Weekender May 2015

So 24 hours or so after the event, I thought it would be right and proper to put together a few words to reflect the weekender as a whole. For those with a short attention span, it was absolutely unforgetta...
  • Soul Articles     Winnie :-)  15 May 2015    article comments    7 

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Lil Gray - Are You Fooling - The Story

Following on from Soul Junctions latest release by "The Dynamic Sounds Orchestra" who feature amongst its members Norwood Gray Jnr. and article telling the story of Norwood's mother Lil Gray who...

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Soulshakers Bamberg Celebrates 10 Years

As always there is a little trepidation in the weeks leading up to this event in our house. Will anyone turn up? Will the guest DJ's fit in ?, Will the weather be nice ? Have either of us any good record...
  • Soul Articles     Dave Thorley  06 May 2015    article comments    14 

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Stuart Cosgrove - Soul Man - Short Film

Writer and Soul Source member Stuart Cosgrove features in a short film (8 mins), talking all about his latest project and beyond with pics and sounds...
  • Soul Articles     Soul Source  15 Apr 2015    article comments    15 

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Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five

Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five from Greensboro, NC were a popular frat party booking throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. Venues in the 1960s included the Polo Club (Winston, Salem), the Casino (Nags He...
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  07 Apr 2015    article comments    4 

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The (Soul) Generation

This Wilmington, North Carolina band was largely composed of high school students. Their sole 45 release was a very competent beach cover of The O’Jay’s Minit classic “Hold on” on a local Wilmington label in...
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  21 Mar 2015    article comments    2 

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George McGregor - Detroit's busiest drummer.

McGregor's recollections of his time in the pop music 'business' are candid, direct and brutally honest, and provide a tantalising insight...

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Bob Meyer and the Rivieras

Bob Meyer and the Rivieras (not to be confused with the Indiana Rivieras) were from Charlotte, NC. They were one of the earlier beach groups, originally formed in
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  15 Mar 2015    article comments    6 

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The Delacardos

The Delacardos were an all black vocal and instrumental group from Charlotte NC, who formed initially at high school. They made at least nine records between 1959 and 1967, some of which received national re...
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  09 Mar 2015    article comments    5 

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The Tempests

The Tempests were a very popular band from around Charlotte NC, which ran from 1963 to the mid seventies, with frequent personnel changes (up to twenty five members in its history). They were an all white li...
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  01 Mar 2015    article comments    20 

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The Passions: If You See My Baby

One of the most popular and rarest 1960s girl group 45 discoveries with northern soul appeal is without a doubt The Passions for their “If You See My Baby” (Elvitrue & Satelite 177). What was known before th...
  • Soul Articles     Windlesoul  17 Feb 2015    article comments    11 

Rugby and I ain't talking balls - Allnighter Lookback image

Rugby and I ain't talking balls - Allnighter Lookback

Where to begin? It's been a while since I put pen to paper for a Venue review but this is different because there were people there I'd not seen or spent time with for some time, so thanks to them yo...

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DJ Words - London NYE Allnighter Profiles

From the events section, a few dj profiles lifted from the London NYE Allnighter Comments

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2014 Don Davis and Deon Jackson by Rob Moss

Don Davis and Deon Jackson by Rob Moss... ... the passing of two of the soul scene's most revered icons.

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Wakefield Unity Hall - New Beginnings From Old Stock

Things are looking healthy for this old lady of northern soul in Yorkshire.
  • Soul Articles     Harry Crosby  17 Dec 2014    article comments    17 

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A Detroit Christmas Story

The story is purely hypothetical but based on various letters, weather reports, old maps, till receipts, hand written Christmas cards and lists I have in my possession and some scanned here for you to see.
  • Soul Articles     Turntableterra  02 Dec 2014    article comments    7 

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How To Sing Your Way Out Of Jail: The Charles L. Blakely Story

How To Sing Your Way Out Of Jail: The Charles L. Blakely Story. In 1969, a 20 year old Charles Lorenzo Blakely along with fellow members of the street gang he hung out with became involved in a shoot out wi...

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The Mystery of Junior McCants - Cincinnati Library Panel

An article shows up online via the Cincinnati.com website, not just looking at the story behind Junior McCants but passing on news of a upcoming panel discussion at the library called “Listen to This: The M...

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The Marvin Smith Story - Interview and Nov 2014 UK Concert Info

An informative interview with Marvin Smith tieing in with his upcoming UK live show at the Wilton Nov 15th 2014

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The Johnny Terry Acetate Collection

Winford 'Johnny' Terry's career in the music business began in the 1950s when... ...acetates in the collection will be sold as a 'Job lot' in a 'Sealed bid' auction...

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At The Foot Of The Stairs Theres Darkness - 100 Club at 35

Saturday night in Old London Town made me realise just how special this small 4,000 sqft odd of the capitol city really is.
  • Soul Articles     Dave Thorley  22 Sep 2014    article comments    14 

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The Four Perfections - The Story by Dave Moore

The story of The Four Perfections - “I’ll Hold On b/w I’m Not Strong Enough” — Party Time 1001 is a tale littered with Philly musical gliterazziin the basement of the girl’s dormitory of Cheyney State Colleg...
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  05 Sep 2014    article comments    36 

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The Trey J's Story

The Trey J’s were a vocal duo which featured James Binford and Joseph Smith...

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£25.00 and Under - The Challenge

Talking to a friend recently about soul music and the topic of ‘upfront nights’ came into play. After a few moments...
  • Soul Articles     Tailormade Gaz B  16 Jul 2014    article comments    0 

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33 Rpm Stereo Little Lps - The Whys and Wherefores

Most record diggers will have at least a few of what became known over the years as simply ‘Little LPs’. The traditional soul fraternity are fortunate enough to have had a number of larger, better distribute...
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  26 Jun 2014    article comments    0 

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The Richard Brooks Story

The story of Richard Brooke, featured on Soul Junctions latest 45 double header release I’ll do Anything To Make You Happy and With All My Heart

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Bob Abrahamian - Raw and Unedited

However the audio clip below is the full interview from Bobs bedroom, unedited and covers 1 hour and 20 mins of Bob answering q's from Kristina and talking about...
  • Soul Articles     Soul Source  19 Jun 2014    article comments    0 

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The 2014 Cleethorpes Debrief

The 2014 Cleethorpes Debrief
  • Soul Articles     Ady Croasdell  18 Jun 2014    article comments    0 

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The Soul Source Favourite Motown Song Result

Here on Soul Source it seemed a good idea to sound out members on their own favourite motown song by having our own informal poll to find out

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Dore L.A. Soul Sides - Kent CD Review

The compilation kicks of with the vocal group The Whispers. Gordy Harmon a few months prior to this release had left The Superbs and he was joined by Nicholas Caldwell...

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The Complete Fame Singles. Vol 1 - 1964-1967 - New Ace

Three words synonymous with Southern Soul are Muscle Shoals and Fame. Florence Alabama Music Enterprises or simply FAME to all its fans...

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Bunny Sigler - Hanging With a Legend - Video Interview

A 18 minute video interview, background info, video and more...

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Rugby Soul Club - Rugby UK - Club Feature

The second in our hoped to be regular feature - A lets have a look at members clubs... Rugby Soul Club
  • Soul Articles     Rugby Soul Club  25 Apr 2014    article comments    0 

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A Personal History Of Northern Soul by Ady Croasdell

I first went to a rare soul all nighter in early 1969. It was in a solitary disused railway station about half a mile from the hamlet of Kelmarsh in north Northamptonshire
  • Soul Articles     Ady Croasdell  18 Apr 2014    article comments    0 

A Review of Tears In My Eyes - Kenny Hamber and John Smith image

A Review of Tears In My Eyes - Kenny Hamber and John Smith

From those early discussions the pair decided that Kenny’s long and diverse career was worthy of documenting properly and here, three and a half years later is the final project.
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  08 Apr 2014    article comments    0 

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Solid Hit Soul Club - London - Club Feature

Welcome to the first of a new feature. A lets have a look at members clubs.

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Micky Cruise - Memorial Fund Raiser

The date for the Fund Raiser Memorial Day to remember Micky and raise money for The Psoriasis Society has now been confirmed. Sunday 25th May at the Orrell in Wigan

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One In A Million - The Songs Of Sam Dees - Review

Sam Dees is held in the highest regard by producers and fellow-artists alike. Here are a selection of 22 of his best songs from 1970 to the early 80
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  21 Mar 2014    article comments    0 

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Extra Rich In Soul Cd Review - Soul Junction New Release

Dave Moore steers his ears at Soul Junctions latest Cd Release ..
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  18 Mar 2014    article comments    0 

Prestayn Weekender 2014 - A Lookback by Dave Thorley image

Prestayn Weekender 2014 - A Lookback by Dave Thorley

Dave Thorley passes on his take of the just gone weekender
  • Soul Articles     Dave Thorley  10 Mar 2014    article comments    0 

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Jessica Records Article on SKM - Preview

Dave Rimmer passed on word of an article that he has posted on his SKM website after an interview with Curtis Smith. A few preview clips follow below, for the full meaty article you will need to get yoursel...

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The Guardian Does Popcorn

An article on the 'Popcorn Scene' could be read in the Guardian yesterday
  • Soul Articles     Soul Source  06 Feb 2014    article comments    0 

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Cool Article On Wilton Crump

Here is a cool article my friend wrote on singer/songwriter Wilton Crump

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Joe Evans Of Carnival Records Obituary

An expert saxophonist he played with Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong and Lionel Hampton as well as being a regular in the house bands of the Apollo and Savoy.He toured with the first ever Motown Revues and r...
  • Soul Articles     Ady Croasdell  21 Jan 2014    article comments    0 

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The Last Twelve Months At Soulfusion!

Soulfusion yearly review Well what a rollercoaster year its been at soulfusion...

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Patrinell Pat Staten Wright - An Essay

While the story of the artist behind 'little love affair' has been documented a fair few times already, this 'essay' written by Peter Blecha, may still be worth a read/visit as it goes beyond...
  • Soul Articles     Soul Source  22 Dec 2013    article comments    0 

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Teakwood - New Unreleased Tracks Found

Meet up with two of the guys from this very talented group Fred Forsh & Gordon T Danniels, a few weeks ago in the U.S. Sadly the 45 below was all that ever made it to the streets, but they did cut 9 other tr...
  • Soul Articles     Dave Thorley  17 Dec 2013    article comments    0 

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Bunny Sigler - Philly Soul Played Manchester

I wrote a feature prior to the New Century Soul 10th Anniversary Allnighter which related the story of the build up to the gig and thought it might be fun to relate a kinda Part 2.
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  16 Dec 2013    article comments    0 

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Northern Soul Cover Versions? Love Or Hate ?

Northern Soul Cover Versions?

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Northern Soul Video Girl - Interview with Levanna Mclean

Looks like the story with this series of vids just keeps on growing.. May have seen them mentioned in various threads on here, the first just only 3 months ago
  • Soul Articles     Soul Source  07 Dec 2013    article comments    0 


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