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  1. Top Tips For 2011

    By Sean Hampsey, in Soul Features,

    Well, its that time of year again Exactly 12 months since we did the last 'Top Tips' thread... so, as it's now a Soul Source tradition, here we go again!

    My first all-dayer was in 75 and I tend to think of them amongst the best days of my life.

    The amount of re edits/re workings/remixes/mash ups being played on the Modern Soul scene...


    By neckender, in Soul Features,

    For those avid collectors of rare soul vinyl, the mail order list of SoulBowl (proprietor, John Anderson) ...

    Upfront Or Way Behind Why?

    By Mark Bicknell, in Soul Features,

    Being very much out of the loop scene wise so from an outsider looking in as it were it would seem

    Helen Pereira - Queen Of The Go-Go

    By Pep, in Soul Features,

    Background information on the passing of a well-known and much loved personality from the West Midlands' Soul Scene

    The Post Wigan Years - Northern Soul

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    Much has been written about the Northern Soul scene up to the demise of The Wigan Casino, but very little has actually been written about what followed. For many, the scene d…

    The family of the late Soul Legend Roy Hamilton, would like everyone to click on Roys new memorial website.

    Who are the Great Soul Deejays?

    After having listened to this series that many times I thought i'd have a go at ranking them from 1-100. This is obviously just my favourites and not any attempt at an ob…

    Last month Soul Source had a look at the mainstream media coverage of the upcoming film titled "Northern Soul".

    Levi Stubbs - 5 Years On

    By kevin jones, in Soul Features,

    October 17th sees the fifth anniversary of the passing of Levi Stubbs. Not an anniversary to celebrate but just to make one think...<br /> read more...

    Over the years whilst looking over Soul Source you may have noticed long time member boba regularly posting up the latest details of his weekly radio shows titled "Sitting In…

    n short, he got the best spots because he is Colin Curtis

    Margaret Little - Her Story

    By Andy Rix, in Soul Features,

    Margaret Little was born in Detroit on August 7th 1945. She was the oldest of 3 children. Her parents divorced when she was very young and her father, a member of the Four Ki…

    BBC Newsnights Paul Mason talks Northern

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    While following Paul Masons (BBC Newsnight) twitter feed, I noticed amongst all the "current affairs" type tweets one or two comments/connections that could be taken as north…


    Wigan Casino May 1980

    By Steve G, in Soul Features,

    Here is a very old review of Wigan Casino from Blackbeat.

    Yesterday 30.12.12 we said goodbye to one of the most iconic clubs of the 60's , the Twisted Wheel at Whitworth Street

    From a song writers perspective. Loving you always came easy by The Delgonives.

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

    Greatstone Soul Club Has Finished

    By mark b, in Soul Features,

    The Greatstone Soul club is no more. it is with a heavy heart that i have to let you know that after 13 years in it's present format the Greatstone Soul club has finished, t…

    Armed with Google and a lot of free time, I thought I'd have a go at finding one of the authors of th...

    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 …

    Sharon Scott: The Search Is Over

    By Andy Rix, in Soul Features,

    ​I'm pleased that last night I was able to tell Ady that somebody had indeed found that girl. Alive, well and happy, as a Church Minister, in the USA.

    Thanks go to Andy Rix for making this article available to all. Originally written and published to accompany...

    This Soul Map of Scotland

    The Story Of Larry Banks And The Servicemen

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    The story of Larry Banks & The Servicemen whose recording career was brief but left some memorable, sought after music.

    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<br />

    No Tulips from Amsterdam, but a whole lot of soul.

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

    The Epitome of Sound - The Story

    By Goldsoul, in Soul Features,

    The Epitome of Sound In the 1960's, the Megatons were a Motown/Soul style group from New Jersey, USA who were made up of

    Country songs cut by country singers are awful, but in the hands of fine soul acts they can blossom into fine recorded work.

    The Tempests

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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 hi…

    Latest add to the reviews is a detailed look at Soul Source member Stuart Cosgrove's Young Soul Rebels History Of Northern Soul

    ..which focuses on the lifestyle that became known as Northern Soul

    Marie Knight That's No Way To Treat A Girl

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    Marie Knight came into the world way back in 1925 and though she enjoyed a recording career that stretched over 61 years, she savoured little actual commercial record success…

    Spring 2017 Points Of View. Discussion on some interesting 2017 soul related topics. Northern soul and age ?...

    The website Daily Bulletin features an article by David Allen titled 'Northern Soul fans dig Southern California song'<br />Which concerns itself with words from past song w…

    The Ivy Jo Hunter Story by Rob Moss

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    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

    A few years ago I found myself turning into the Lowton Civic Carpark...

    Don Juan Mancha - The Story

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    The Story of Don Juan Mancha — songwriter, producer, musician and talent scout by Rob Moss

    Ed Wolfrum - Detroit Sound

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    Ed Wolfrum by Rob Moss Article Photo: Detroit from the river 1966 The emergence of Detroit as a major music centre in the early 1960s has as much to do with technologic…

    Mary Love Remembered. An article by Ady Croasdale

    The Tempos Story by Rob Moss

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    The TEMPOS Story The lineage of vocal groups, male and female, in the 1950s and 60s can be as difficult to establish as any family tree. Line-ups would frequently change a…


    Paul Riser Motown’s Brilliant Arranger.

    Edwin Starr's Cleveland Years

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    The MVP'S Uncovered!

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    "Turning My Heart Beat Up", one of the scenes iconic 45's. Here the mystery of who they were is finally revealed.

    Best Soul Books of 2016

    By Stormcock, in Soul Features,

    I think it's been a vintage year for books on the history of soul music....

    Latest addition to the fast flowing review section is a review of a fairly recent Kent Cd release

    The Billy Nichols Story

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    Billy Nichols has now been involved with the music biz for about 50 years and he's still going strong. Down the years, he has sung gospel, soul and blues plus played the guit…

    Why 60S Newies?

    By in town Mikey, in Soul Features,

    Just been pondering life, love and the 60s newies crowd. As you do. And whilst doing this, I stumbled accross a theory....

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