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

    his studio work with singers such as Dionne Warwick, the Drifters, Jerry Butler, Cissy Houston, Dee Dee...

    Clarence Carter - New Kent CD Review

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    Kicking the new review section off, a review of a recent released Kent cd ...

    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 Compiled by David and Val Box 2015ber 2015.

    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!

    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…

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

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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 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 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…

    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…

    Soulbowl

    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…

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

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

    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...

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

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

    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…

    An article shows up online via the Cincinnati.com 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 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

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

    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…

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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

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