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cover photo for Strictly does Northern at Blackpool but looks strictly em
Strictly ‘does’ Northern Soul at Blackpool this weekend , but  this trailer suggests it will be Strictly embarrassing and a missed opportunity . Im not ashamed to reveal myself as a regular viewer of SCD , which at its best is a celebration of dance , sparkle, fun,, and hopefully achievement . This trailer was aired on the BBC2 It Takes Two.., and  described by John Gilkinson Creative Choreography Director as :  “ a great opportunity to ...

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cover photo for Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black - New Album Out Now
Out today via Anti-Records 'If All I Was Was Black' is the latest studio album from Mavis Staples. The album was written and produced by Jeff Tweedy, who also features on the fourth track. Reviews have described this album as 'powerful, stirring protest songs' and Mavis said about the album "(It) bring us all together as a people. That's what I hope to do. You can't stop me. You can't break me. I'm too loving. These songs are going to ch...

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cover photo for Say That You Love Me EP by Soulnaturals ft. Kylie Audist now out
Say That You Love Me EP by Soulnaturals ft. Kylie Audist British Soul Standard New Digital EP release out today, here's the plays   and the blurb... Having enjoyed a fantastic year so far with the release of their critically acclaimed 'Love Says Yes!' album, Soulnaturals join forces once again with Australia's First Lady of Soul, Kylie Auldist, on their adorable new single 'Say That You Love Me'. Oozing with their signature ...

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cover photo for Mirwood Northern Soul LP - Kent - Win A Copy!
Its back to the competitions with a humdinger, we have up for grabs a brand new sealed copy of Kent Records latest vinyl offering...  Mirwood Records Northern Soul tagged as 14 outstanding stompin' soul dancers, this lp has to  Lp Information Video Trailer   Track Preview Via Juno Records Release Notes From Ace Records and @ady croasdell KENT 507 This product is also available as mp3s  A vinyl-on...

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cover photo for Afrodisia - New 45 & Interview from Cordial Recordings
News from Cordial Records all about their next upcoming 45 release and an interview with Darnell Summers (brother of Bill) from the group Afrodisia. First off is news that being released very soon (18 Nov 2017) is an unreleased single by Afrodisia (details below) followed by both an unreleased album and a re-issue of their previous album. AFRODISIA  - Malik  - Cordial - CORD 7004 ‘Malik’ is an unreleased song that was recorded in th...

cover photo for The Ritz Brighouse is back - Venue 73 News
The Ritz Brighouse (Venue 73) starts again on Friday 15th December  and then is back to the third Friday every month plus New Years Eve Motown/Northern bash Hope you can all put this fab venue back to the top of the tree December guests include myself Lawrence Grimshaw plus Jordan Wilson Residents Ginger Taylor and Jools Metcalfe  

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cover photo for Ebay Auction High Flyers - Results October 2017
The most recent high flyers from ebay record auctions. October 2017 As they say 'Objects of desire'!    Soul Record Auctions - Recent Completed Auctions  Modern Soul - Larom Baker - You Re The Best - Original  $6000.00   ended 16 Oct   Professionals - That S Why I Love You Did My Baby Cal..  $4910.00   ended 14 Oct   Little Willie Johnson Lonelin...

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cover photo for The Inspirations Two Alternate Takes Limited Edition Available Soon

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cover photo for The Soulful Kinda Music Guide To Detroit Soul
It's Here ! Detroit Soul. The epitome of Sixties Soul for many collectors ! This book pulls together some of the smaller labels, and more obscure artists to record in the Motor City. An essential buy for any Detroit aficionado 270 pages of detailed discographical information. Orders taken now: £17.00 for each book, with free postage in the UK PM me for payment details. The book is also available on Amazon UK,...

cover photo for Chairmen of The Board - Words Left Unsaid.  New CD release and UK Tour
The Chairmen of The Board (Featuring Ken Knox) have a new CD and download release on MoPhilly Records.  2018 will also see the group back in the Uk for several dates around the country. Confirmed so far... April 19th                      Under The Bridge                                      London / UK April 20th                      Hamptons Sports and Lesuire                 Chelmsford / UK April 21st                      1865...

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cover photo for James Carr - 50th Anniversary Upcoming 45 & Album Release - Nov 2017
Next month (November 2017) is the 50th anniversary of the release of James Carr classic soul side 'The Dark End Of The Street'. To mark this auspicious date Ace records are releasing both a 45 and an album sourced from James Carrs back Catalogue. Lined up for release in November is a vinyl 45 single comprising two of James Carrs most revered recordings ...  'The Dark End Of The Street' - 'with You've Got My Mind Messed Up'' GOLDWAX 1...

cover photo for Izipho Soul - New Clarence Mann Single - Out Soon
IZIPHO SOUL - CLARENCE MANN  New 7'' single. I am thrilled and honored to be working with one of Alabama's finest Soul singers. Clarence Mann on vinyl for the first time in over thirty years! 'YOU MET YOUR MATCH' from 1975 is Clarence's hardest and relatively unknown solo recording. What a beauty it is, no description needed, just hear it for yourself! The flip is 'HAVE FAITH IN ME', an achingly Soulful ballad from his 1973 rel...

Christine Thornhill
cover photo for Otis Redding Soul Man - Record Collector Article
The great Otis Redding died half a century ago in December.  He defined his era of Southern soul, and appeared to be on the way to defining another when he was taken from us.  Dave Sallis offers this heartfelt tribute.   SOUL MAN The great Otis Redding died half a century ago in December. He defined his era of Southern soul, and appeared to be on the way to defining another when he was taken from us. Dave Sallis offers this heartfelt ...

cover photo for Cooperettes & The Toppiks - Win All Your Love - Soul Junction Latest Release
Press  Release: The Cooperettes/The Toppiks   “Win All Your Love”   SJ1009 Release Date: Monday October 23rd 2017 The Cooperettes were four sisters, Janette, Angela, Debbie and Tina Cooper from Germantown PA. Who began their singing career under the guidance of their mother Ethyl. Originally performing gospel as The Little Cooperettes they dropped the ‘Little’ when they switched to secular music. Still under the wing of the matri...

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cover photo for Sharon Jones - Album Out 17 Nov 2017 - Pre-Order  now Available
Just a quick heads up for those organised pre-order type people, Sharon Jones posthumous album 'Soul Of A Woman' is due out in a months time and is now available for pre-ordering. All formats Cd Lp Mp3 Listing   1. Matter of Time   2. Sail On!   3. Just Give Me Your Time   4. Come and Be a Winner   5. Rumors   6. Pass Me By   7. Searching for a New Day   8. These Tears (No Longer for You)   9. When I Saw Your Face   10. ...

cover photo for Tramp Record's Feeling Nice 4 - Release Date: 4th November 2017
**INITIAL 400 LP COPIES INCL. BONUS 7" OF A PREV. UNRELEASED ACETATE DEEP-FUNK BANGER** Feeling Nice Vol.4 Tramp Records 9068 (2LP-gatefold + 7” / CD / digital) Kudos Records Ltd. (World) 3rd November 2017 5050580678187 / 5050580678194 Tramp's Feeling Nice series has positioned itself as a universally accepted essential cultural and historical document of some of the greate...

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cover photo for Chuck Jackson - Big New York Soul: Wand Records 1961-1966
Chuck Jackson - Big New York Soul - Wand Records 1961-1966 A new release from Kent records featuring Chuck Jackson Wand Records output. Including hits, alternates, favourites, previously unissued and new-to-CD Wand recordings. Preview Listen  A preview of the release notes by @ady croasdellfollows,  the full version can be read via the weblink below We released the best of Chuck Jackson’s Wand recordings on “Good Things” (CDK...

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cover photo for Soul Festival: 1971-1979 Soulful Floorfillers - Expansion Release
Expansion have had a few comps recently released. One that may stir your interest is titled... 'Soul Festival: 1971-1979 Soulful Floorfillers', which while its title may not strike you between the eyes straight away (until you clock the Blackpool Soul Festival reference on the back) the tag 'northern inspired crossover & modern' may indeed sharpen your intent Available now in both vinyl and cd formats Listen Read   ...

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cover photo for Bobby Byrd - The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68 - Out Now
Bobby Byrd - Help For My Brother - The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68  A most recent release from the BGP label, this album concerns itself with the works of Bobby Byrd before his later groundbreaking funk singles bringing together for the first time the tracks he recorded for Federal, Smash and King A preview of the cd release notes by Dean Rudland follow, the full notes can be read via the Ace records site (link below) Without Bobby ...

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cover photo for Northern Soul In Japan - The Independent Feature
The travel section of the Independent Website takes a look at the long running Northern soul scene in JapanThe northern soul movement shook up the UK music scene in the 1970s, and then went global. Duncan Forgan finds it still going strong in Japan   Johhe rules the dancefloor at the Jam Jam club in Kobe. He spins, shuffles and launches a series of high kicks: his baggy trousers billowing as he syncs his moves to the steady tempo of sing...

cover photo for Northern Soul Connections #10 - My Soul Train Around The Chicago L
  Northern Soul Connections #10 October 2017 - My Soul Train - Around the 'L' All aboard the Soul Train, in fact all aboard the Chicago 'L' as this months Northern Soul Connections takes us onto the 'L' ...   The Chicago "L" (short for "elevated")is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)....

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cover photo for O'Jays - Brawl In Cellblock 99 Soundtrack - Out This Month
News about regarding an interesting soundtrack of a just released film. The film is 'Brawl In Cellblock 99' which has just been released in the US,  the Uk film premiere is being held later this week in London 'Brawl In Cellblock 99'  stars Vince Vaughn who gets into all sorts of hassle after a drug deal goes wrong. It's from the same team who delivered the recent film 'Bone Tomahawk' and appears to be offering more of the same style...

cover photo for Bunny Sigler R I P
Tom Moulton just posted this message ........ I can't believe this? My Good Friend The Great Bundino Siggalucchi aka Bunny Sigler has passed on. I thought he was getting better and I didn't hear anything other then that. Bunny was one of the true greats of Philadelphia. He could do anything and also did anything for somebody who needed it. He was the Genius of Philadelphia when it came to music. There was no one more creative then him. He wa...

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cover photo for Ebay Auction High Flyers - Results September 2017
A quick look back at September 2017 Ebay soul  auction highlights...  Soul Record Auctions - Recent Completed Auctions  - 4 Dynamics - Things That A Lady Ain T - Peachtree -..  $3350.00   ended 10 Sep   - Senator Jones - Do You Love Me - Shagg - Vg Mp3 -  $3271.00   ended 17 Sep   - Robert Tanner - Sweet Memories - Megatone - Mp3 -  $2850.00   ended...

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