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  1. 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…

    Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Begins

    By Dean Rudland, in Soul Features,

    The three albums Gil Scott-Heron recorded for Bob Thiele’s Flying Dutchman label are...

    Ralph "Soul" Jackson: The Alabama Love Man

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    The return of a legend — or maybe more accurately, the first time this legend’s ever really gotten his due! Ralph Jackson’s been working in the Alabama soul underground for d…

    Charles Wilson: A Troubled Child

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    Charles Wilson was raised in Chicago, began performing at age seven, and sang as a teenager in Chicago-area night clubs. Blues legend Little Milton is his uncle, however his…

    Barbara Stant: Unsatisfied Woman

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    Barbara Stant got into the recording business at the end of the 1960’s after she dropped in on the offices of Shiptown Records in...


    Paul Riser MBA - Motowns Brilliant Arranger

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    Paul Riser Motown’s Brilliant Arranger.

    Roger Hatcher

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    Roger Hatcher was a member of a very musical family, apart from his brothers Will and Roosevelt, his cousin was of course the most famous Hatcher, Charles (Edwin Starr). Roge…

    Kent Harris' R&B Family

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    Kent Harris, well known to those who collect Rare Soul records because of his wife Ty Karim and his record label Romark. But there is more to the man than many will probably…

    Frank Wilson - The Story of Do I Love You (Indeed I do)

    By Andy Rix, in Soul Features,

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

    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…

    The Jazz Scene: The Beginnings of Soul.

    By slimharpo, in Soul Features,

    Further to the two articles I've previously posted about the early Blues & Soul Magazine I've dug out my copy of the Jazz Scene Magazine from August 1962, I was a sprightly 1…

    Ivy Joe Hunter: See You Around!

    By Louise, in Soul Features,

    Native Detroiter Ivy Jo Hunter was born Ivy George Hunter on August 28th 1940.

    Dave Godin: More Blues & Soul. The Readers Choice

    By slimharpo, in Soul Features,

    For the second article highlighting Dave Godin's Column from Blues & Soul, the scans feature the readers choice.<br /><br />The first scan is from Issue 44, 1970. As you wil…

    David Bursey: A Soul Journeyman.

    By Louise, in Soul Features,

    David Bursey is yet another one of soul music’s many unsung heroes, a soul journeyman who has spent a life time living the dream of recording a hit record. David Charles Burs…

    Mark Randle's Modern Soul Musings

    By Mark R, in Soul Features,

    Thanks to Mark Randle for his summer choice of Modern Soul and special thanks to Howard Earnshaw and Soul Up North for allowing us to use Mark's article. This will hopefully…

    The Impressions - Live At The Jazz Cafe, London 7-9-2012

    By eddiep, in Soul Features,

    Just wanted to share this with all the soul fans here and in particular, Impressions fans.I've more footage to be transfered yet but as a taster this is The Impressions openi…

    Dave Godin: A Bit of Blues And A Lot Of Soul

    By slimharpo, in Soul Features,

    Soul Source member Slimharpo posted three excellent topics highlighting some of Dave Godin's columns in Blues and Soul from the early and mid 70's giving a great insight into…

    Bettye Lavette...50 Years Strong

    By chalky, in Soul Features,

    Bettye Lavette celebrates her 50-year music career with the triumphant release of 'Thankful n' Thoughtful' on anti- September 25 and her autobiography. 'A woman like me' co-w…


    Darrow Fletcher - The Interview - The Full Story

    By Boxy, in Soul Features,

    An Interview - From Northern Soul to Modern Soul - The Full Story.

    The Twisted Wheel Campaign.

    By Irish Spinner, in Soul Features,

    As a representative of the, Save The Twisted Wheel campaign & the club's current promoter Pete Roberts.I can now tell you after discussions with the developers, Richard Goodw…

    Who are the Great Soul Deejays?

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

    Who are the Great Soul Deejays?

    Northern Soul was built on...

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

    Music. A constantly changing and evolving body of work, not the same 200, 300 or even 400 orginal vinyl records on a loop.The music was played on a variety of original vinyl,…

    Colin Curtis - Too much to Swallow.

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

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

    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.

    So many sides of Northern Soul.

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

    To the connoisseur, Northern Soul has been around since the late sixties...

    Blues or Soul?

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

    Thirty years ago I travelled to London to see Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Albert King and John lee Hooker


    By MarkGorton, in Soul Features,

    A brief recollection of teenage northern soul combined with the middle-aged murder of a timeless classic.

    Best Soul Nights in the North East Ever

    By stevesilktulip, in Soul Features,

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

    Jimmy Ricks

    By Roburt, in Soul Features,

    Jimmy Ricks was born in Adrian, Georgia before his family relocated to Florida...

    John Rhys - Co-Writer Of Time Will Pass You By

    By macca, in Soul Features,

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

    Oslo Soul Experience - Lookback -28 March 2012

    By JohanT, in Soul Features,

    WOW, that is the only word that I can think of right now if I shall begin to describe the soulful weekend experience I just had in Oslo. I'll take it from the beginning. …

    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…

    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

    Northern Soul DJ 'Farmer' Carl Dene will be back behind the decks rejoining the wave of enthusiasm for sounds which first hit the North and Midlands in the 1960s. He will b…

    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…

    Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Ranked 1-100

    By ps00, in Soul Features,

    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…

    Soul Junction Artist Biographies

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    Have had word that the Soul Junction guys have started posting Artist Biographies on a new page on their website including Tony Talent, Hopkins Brothers The link follo…

    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…

    History Of Recording Site - Studio Photos and Info

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    This site seems to be getting busy here at the start of 2012. As it title hints, its all about the recording side of popular music. And while tales of tapes and consoles may …

    Soul Discovery Top 50 for 2011 1 .Roland Johnson "When I hold your hand" (Baby Al Music) 2. R. Jones /Curtis E. Scott "Fallin again" (CesWho Productions) 3. The Lost Ge…

    One-derful's rich history

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    Just a quick pass on of a current mainstream usa article having a look at the famed label One-derful's rich history Chicago Tribune One-derful's rich history Chicago…

    djmelismo blog 2010-12 1 of 2

    By djmelismo, in Soul Features,

    Happy New Year! Posted by djmelismo, 01 January 2012 Wishing to spread the positive vibes in the new year here via MIX #50: PLACE-2-GO - Count On Me/Step Into My Li…

    Diary Of A Travelin Soul Fan by Dave Moore Part 2 of 2 site note the account continues, if you haven't read part 1 of Dave's travels then get yourself to...

    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…

    DIARY OF A TRAVELIN' SOULFAN After last year's Hitsville Weekender was over, Bev and I planned to visit to the Australian National Northern Soul Weekender. Two Hitsville s…

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

    The Story of Leonard Jones and Fast Track Studios

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    Leonard Jones and FAST TRACK STUDIOS. When the Motown Corporation packed up and left town in 1972 a giant void was left in Detroit's musical landscape. A company that ha…

    Brothers Of Soul Lookback 22 Oct 2011

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    BROTHERS of SOUL in concert. Caribbean Centre, Coventry - 22nd October, 2011. I'd like to nominate this performance as one of the '50 key landmarks in Northern Soul hist…

    Lecture - Leon Ware (Seattle 2005) Video

    By mike, in Soul Features,

    A lengthy and interesting talk from 2005 and while has been available on the red bull site its been given a shout as its just now fresh on vimeo the below is from the …

    A Look at Billboard via Google Books

    By Rob Moss, in Soul Features,

    a look at the online Billboard archive...

    Soul Obsession Edinburgh Oct 1st lookback

    By Dave Rimmer, in Soul Features,

    What a great time we had. Johnny Weston and I left Birmingham airport at midday on the Saturday with brifght sunshine and 26 degrees. We arrived in Edinburgh to dull over…

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