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  1. Soul Reviews - Welcome - New Articles Section

    By soul source, in Soul Features,

    Welcome to a new section in the Articles feature. Titled Soul Reviews this section will...

    Tyrone Edwards aka Tony & Tyrone

    By Dave Thorley, in Soul Features,

    Early on they became close friends of Carolyn & Aretha Franklin, who help them whenever they could to develop their careers

    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…

    Ann Sexton Story

    By Boxy, in Soul Features,

    The Ann Sexton Story and details of her Concert at the Wilton on the 14th November 2015.

    Soul Clans and Allniter venues of Scotland

    By ukvibe, in Soul Features,

    This Soul Map of Scotland

    The Art of Ian Clark on Uk Vibe

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    Uk Vibe website has a must visit lengthy and photo heavy article just up.

    Manchester's New Century Soul once again brings a historical event to it's Anniversary All Nighter!

    Cream Cracker 10 years finish in November

    By kev such, in Soul Features,

    Not too long to go now till the 1st of August for the 10th Anniversary Cream Cracker. I have also decided that the 21st of Novembers Charity Cream Cracker in aid of Scotties…

    A tale of two Dittys - Bletsoe Reunion 2

    By Winnie :-), in Soul Features,

    I got there pretty much as it was starting, parked the car in a field...

    Reflections from the Corfu Weekender May 2015

    By Winnie :-), in Soul Features,

    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 sp…

    Lil Gray - Are You Fooling - The Story

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    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…

    Soulshakers Bamberg Celebrates 10 Years

    By Dave Thorley, in Soul Features,

    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…

    Stuart Cosgrove - Soul Man - Short Film

    By soul source, in Soul Features,

    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...

    Bob Collins and the Fabulous Five

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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 (Win…

    Skegness Weekender 2015 Lookback via Winston

    By Winnie :-), in Soul Features,

    Skegness weekender and where to start?

    The (Soul) Generation

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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 o…

    George McGregor - Detroit's busiest drummer.

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

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

    Bob Meyer and the Rivieras

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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

    The Delacardos

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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, s…

    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…


    By neckender, in Soul Features,

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

    The Passions: If You See My Baby

    By Windlesoul, in Soul Features,

    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 & Sateli…

    Rugby and I ain't talking balls - Allnighter Lookback

    By spot, in Soul Features,

    Where to begin? It's been a while since I put pen to paper for a Venue review but ...

    The Delgonives From A Song Writers Perspective

    By Carl Dixon, in Soul Features,

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

    Shredded Wheat Advert Background Interview

    By Russell Gilbert, in Soul Features,

    Here's an advertising industry insider's perspective on the making of the ad. It's an interview with the director, Finn McGough, who has...

    DJ Words - London NYE Allnighter Profiles

    By Yann V, in Soul Features,

    From the events section, a few dj profiles lifted from the London NYE Allnighter Comments<br />

    2014 Don Davis and Deon Jackson by Rob Moss

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

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

    Wakefield Unity Hall - New Beginnings From Old Stock

    By HARRY CROSBY, in Soul Features,

    Things are looking healthy for this old lady of northern soul in Yorkshire.

    A Detroit Christmas Story

    By turntableterra, in Soul Features,

    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 so…

    How To Sing Your Way Out Of Jail: The Charles L. Blakely Story.<br /><br />In 1969, a 20 year old Charles Lorenzo Blakely along with fellow members of the street gang he hung…

    The Mystery of Junior McCants - Cincinnati Library Panel

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    An article shows up online via the website, not just looking at the story behind Junior McCants

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

    The Johnny Terry Acetate Collection

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

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

    Saturday night in Old London Town made me realise just how special this small 4,000 sqft odd of the capitol city really is.

    The Four Perfections - The Story by Dave Moore

    By Dave Moore, in Soul Features,

    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 …

    The Trey J's Story

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

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

    Elliot Macauley Interview at UK Vibe

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    The Soul Junction people have just passed on word of an interview on the UK Vibe website that may be of interest to some of you out there

    Wirrina Reunion 2014 - Letter of thanks

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    A letter of thanks after a donation of funds raised via the just gone Wirrina Reunion 2014

    £25.00 and Under - The Challenge

    By TailorMade Gaz B, in Soul Features,

    Talking to a friend recently about soul music and the topic of ‘upfront nights’ came into play. After a few moments...

    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 nu…

    Sugar Pie DeSanto - Documentary kickstarter

    By pikeys dog, in Soul Features,

    came across this interesting kickstarter on Indiegogo for a documentary about an explosive talent that is fortunately very much still with us...

    The Richard Brooks Story

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    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

    Bob Abrahamian - Raw and Unedited

    By soul source, in Soul Features,

    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...

    The 2014 Cleethorpes Debrief

    By ady croasdell, in Soul Features,

    The 2014 Cleethorpes Debrief

    The Soul Source Favourite Motown Song Result

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    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

    Dore L.A. Soul Sides - Kent CD Review

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    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...

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

    Bunny Sigler - Hanging With a Legend - Video Interview

    By mike, in Soul Features,

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

    Rugby Soul Club - Rugby UK - Club Feature

    By Rugby Soul Club, in Soul Features,

    The second in our hoped to be regular feature - A lets have a look at members clubs... Rugby Soul Club

    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

    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 proj…

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