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  1. Last month
  2. 'Some fifteen years later, and taken directly from Shirley’s personal dubplate, Sonar Kollektiv were finally able to restore and remaster this rare take from that session plus a sophisticated, balladic reworking that respects the original but gives it a very different twist' Tap below for full info, audio, background...
  3. Secret History of Chicago Music - Pastor Mitty Collier  A new addition to the most enjoyable 'Secret History of Chicago Music' article series running on The Chicago Reader Website via Steve Krakow
  4. LRK are excited to announce their last 45 release of the year. The double A sided 45 by Texas soul man, Brian Scartocci "Days Of Glory / No Kind Of Pitiful
  5. October 2023
  6. All Platinum - The Making of a Sound  - New Book date
  7. My name is Jim Cartwright, I am a playwright. We are honoured to be closing the 'Fiftieth Anniversary of Wigan Casino' celebrations in Wigan on this Saturday night with my brand new play NORTHERN SOUL.
  8. September 2023
  9. A Brief Introduction from the Book 6 Whitworth Street, Manchester, the Birthplace of Northern Soul
  10. BBC Breakfast - Wigan Casino 50th Anniversary Northern Soul 22nd September 2023 Mainstream media has been going in heavy on the 50th Anniversary of Wigan Casino opening, in recent days there's been Wigan Casino related articles all over the place. BBC Breakfast joined in this feeding frenzy this morning and ran a 9 minute feature broadcast live from Blackpool. For those who don't do early mornings here's the clip...
  11. Secret History of Chicago Music - Brighter Side of Darkness  A heads ups on the latest addition to the enjoyable amd  worthwhile 'Secret History of Chicago Music' article series running on The Chicago Reader Website from Steve Krakow
  12. Latest Issue now out and about, tap for details
  13. The odyssey of an original Soul Singer from Barbados, the movie...
  14. Mainstream media are at it again this Saturday, BBC Radio 6 Music,,.... From 12am-4am, 6 Music begins an audio tour of the UK’s iconic all-nighter venues, with hour-long playlists by DJs who were there at Golden Torch (12am-1am), Wigan Casino (1am-2am), Twisted Wheel (2am-3am) and 100 Club (3am-4am). These key figures from the scene share stories and songs, taking listeners back to the dance floors of these legendary spaces.
  15. August 2023
  16. The most mysterious, least understood era of this iconic 75-year-old label, by one who was there
  17. Since 2018 we have released 16 records which have caught the imagination of people which is so rewarding. The process of putting records out is full on, involving a tremendous amount of hard work, from obtaining licences, mastering, production of records, promotion, processing orders, shipping and so on. We need some time out to work on securing future releases and have decided to take a break for the remainder of this year. We have some exciting releases in the pipeline and will continue to work toward
  18. As you may be aware the recent BBC 'Northern Soul At the Proms' feature was broadcast live on BBC radio back in July, The concert was also filmed for TV viewing and as such the feature will be broadcast in the Uk on BBC TWO this Saturday 26th August at 19:45 - 21.15 hrs, a 1 hour, 30-minute show. Details from the BBC website on the tv show follow below
  19. Interview with Craig Charles surrounding the 50th years of Wigan Casino, Young soul clubs and BBCs Proms
  20. A highlight of a new addition to the worthwhile 'Secret History of Chicago Music' article series running on The Chicago Reader Website by Steve Krakow This month the series looks at a familiar name... Garland Green THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHICAGO MUSIC
  21. Ted Massey  aka @Ted Massey has been in touch with us regarding the recent robbery  of records from his house. He has managed to put together some label scans and pictures of some of the stolen records and asked if they could be hosted on Soul Source. so people can view the scans as a reference. Album https://www.soul-source.co.uk/gallery/album/8619-ted-mass
  22. July 2023
  23. Shotgun Records have some new releases lined up later this year (August to October)
  24. The most recent article in The Chicago Reader website series 'Secret History of Chicago Music' features a familiar name... Gerald Sims THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHICAGO MUSIC Gerald Sims played on two of the most immortal soul songs ever...
  25. Release list for July 2023 from Ace Records
  26. June 2023
  27. Museum of Wigan Life. Something a little different to the usual type of event, but it will be a great way to spend an afternoon. Plus there's a soul night a mile up the road in Pemberton if you fancy making a day / evening of it! 
  28. Latest issue of 'Soul Up North ' fanzine is now available Soul Up North #116 Summer Issue 2023  Issue Details ,,,
  29. May 2023
  30. Now up on youtube the full VHS Capitol Soul Club Dome 2001 Video 'Sidney Barnes Live Night 30th March 2001' It's in 2 parts 1 hour each, worth a watch
  31. Another month and another informative addition to this quality series by Steve Krakow on the Chicago Reader Website This time its all about 'The Independents' THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHICAGO MUSIC Soul vocal group the Independents grew out of a powerful songwriting duo Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy went from Jerry Butler’s famous workshop to hit-making partnerships with the likes of Natalie Cole and Ronnie Dyson by Steve Krakow  April 23, 2023
  32. March 2023
  33. Another quality addition to this ongoing series by Steve Krakow on the Chicago Reader Website, tap below for details and link
  34. February 2023
  35. Stumbled on this the other day and thought may be of interest, all about the Izipho Records setup, plus latest release news
  36. January 2023
  37. Britsh Culture Archive is running a feature on Wigan Casino Photos that were taken by Red Saunders for a Sunday Times Feature
  38. Spector - A 4 Part Series Via Sky Documentaries Now showing via Sky Documentaries and Now tv in the UK
  39. udiscovermusic.com are running an article titled Stax ’68: Easing A Nation’s Sorrows, One Song At A Time Written with a connection to a Universal Box set released 4 years ago, the article may be of interest...
  40.  Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations, the exhilarating new musical following the remarkable journey of The Temptations from the streets of Detroit...
  41. December 2022
  43. A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to all Hope you all have a most 'soulful'  time Best Wishes Soul Source Team
  44. Trevor returns to the Royal Albert Hall for a second time round, bringing together a host of special guests They perform re-imagined and re-scored iconic tracks with help from the BBC Concert Orchestra.
  45. The Chicago Readers 'Secret History of Chicago Music' series of articles by Steve Krakow hits the spot yet again, this time it's taking a look at Jo Ann Garrett.
  46. Two new Stream Records releases announced Armour Gomez - 'Feeling Uptight' and The Ritz Band - 'I Should Have Known' Due for release at the end of February 2
  47. Ace Records have launched an exclusive digital campaign to commemorate 40 years since the first Kent compilation “For Dancers Only” hit the record shops of 1982 with resounding success.
  48. Two BBC Documentaries over Christmas and New Year....
  49. November 2022
  50. Falling by the Wayside – A Motown flavored uplifting, unmissable and irresistible new single. No long pre-orders on these ones order now to get before Christmas..
  51. Natural Impulse & James Hales 45s - Release on 20th Dec 2022
  52. Sandra-Mae Lux released 'I'm Still Here' hugely popular new release with early 80s modern soul sound finally on Vinyl for the first time with a bonus vinyl only previously unreleased track.
  53. After 31 singles released it´s so exciting to announce the first ever album on Soul4Real, a compilation including 𝘀𝗶𝘅 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀 by James and Bobby Purify, Esther Phillips, Walter Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Gladys..
  54. Guardian running a feature... Bruce Springsteen cover reignites row over lost northern soul classic Who saved Frank Wilson’s Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) from Motown oblivion?
  55. BBC local Stoke feature Northern Soul world dance champ 'just went with the music' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-63668124
  56. Charly records through its Mountain of Soul series have limited vinyl releases.
  57. 'Tony's Empress Ballroom is star of new film documentary'
  58. Got To Find Another Guy / Love is Wonderful REPRESS DATE CONFIRMED
  59. A quick shoot and forget topic for heads up news (or catch ups!) on upcoming/new soul releases  Feel free all to add a quick shout up of any current/releases (best if keep it short and sharp as we do have the news feature for full info posts)
  61. October 2022
  62. Charly Records releasing Rare and Unreleased Northern and Modern tracks

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