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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...

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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 

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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 

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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

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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...

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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 othe...
  • 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

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A Quick Soul Train Cruise Lookback - San Diego Oct 2013

This was the 2nd annual Soul Train Cruise to set sail, this time from San Diego.
  • Soul Articles     Jazzybrit  06 Nov 2013    article comments    15 

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Soul Legend Bunny Sigler En Route to Manchester Allnighter 30th Nov 2013

A full detailed look at the upcoming appearance of Soul legend Bunny Sigler at the New Century Soul Club Allnighter 20th Nov 2013 by Dave Moore
  • Soul Articles     Dave Moore  03 Nov 2013    article comments    29 

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The Ivy Jo Hunter Story by Rob Moss

The Story of the man who wrote some of Motown’s most beautiful and important songs and become one of the most successful song writers in the world

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Levi Stubbs - 5 Years On

October 17th sees the fifth anniversary of the passing of Levi Stubbs. Not an anniversary to celebrate but just to make one think... read more...
  • Soul Articles     Kevin Jones  04 Oct 2013    article comments    57 

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Debbie Taylor Story - Story Plus UK Concert Details

Debbie Taylor Article - Her story plus a look forward to the UK Concert in Yorkshire on 9th Nov 2013

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Seven Days Of Loving You Author Article

The website Daily Bulletin features an article by David Allen titled 'Northern Soul fans dig Southern California song' Which concerns itself with words from past song writer Dominic Di Giamarino” wh...

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The Real Pied Piper Story? by Rob Moss

A look at the Pied Piper setup via interviews and more from Rob Moss

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Allanton/Shotts Session @ True Soul Weekender Aug 2013

An afternoon of music and mayhem in tribute to One of the Scotland’s and the UK’s finest Rare Soul Clubs

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Oslo Soul Experience - 10 Years Anniversary - 30/31 August 2013

Oslo Soul Experience - 10 Years Anniversary. Past reviews and such should get away from the need to explain the highlighting of this anniversary

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100 Club - A Hot Lookback - 6th July 2013

A very hot night in London, in more ways than one. I did wonder if the weather would affect the numbers attending but my concerns were needless. A good crowd in, and some new faces...

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Mary Love Remembered by Ady Croasdell

Mary Love Remembered. An article by Ady Croasdale
  • Soul Articles     Ady Croasdell  26 Jun 2013    article comments    17 

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Music and Thatcherism.

The problem with the critics of Thatcher is that they always pick on the wrong things to criticise.
  • Soul Articles     Stevesilktulip  20 May 2013    article comments    0 

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Modern Musings With Mark Randle May 2013

Modern Musings…….…news and grooves from the Modern Side with Mark Randle Once again I’ve left it to the last minute to pen this piece, so it’s just as well that we’ve had another dumping of snow because if...

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Mark Randle's Contemporary Countdown 2012

I create listings of my favourite cuts at each year end from a contemporary soul/dance/jazz perspective, and can't remember whether I've posted them here before, but here they are for 2012

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Mark Randle's Modern Soul Musings

I find myself tempted to start once again with mention of the weather here in the UK, but it’s all just a little too depressing so I’ll keep it brief. Suffice to say my thoughts go out to all those affected...

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Paul Riser MBA - Motowns Brilliant Arranger

Paul Riser Motown’s Brilliant Arranger. The importance of the arranger in the musical process, whatever the genre, cannot be overstated …or underestimated. The arranger translates the basic structure of a s...




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