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Northern Soul Connections #21- Latest Issue from Ken B

Northern Soul Connections #21- Latest Issue from Ken B magazine cover

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Northern Connections #21 Alphonso Hamilton, Captain Soul, Teri Thornton, The Black Masons ...

Site note - The first Northern Soul Connection of 2020, now at #21 in this long running series from Ken B aka Soul Source member @Kenb and it's a big one

It was an impromptu look at the sleeve credits of a 1963 LP titled 'Adventures in Negro History', Highlight Radio Productions HRP-101 that started this articles journey. In 1963 Jerry Blocker a part-time DJ on WCHD-FM began producing...

  ...what became a search For the people cited on those LP credits; Burniece Avery, Carl L. Porter, Jerry Blocker, Fred Flowerday, Jiam Desjardins, etc, turned into an epic that linked back in to the work of Alphonso Hamilton, Soular Music, Theme Prod, Jingles men, WCHB and WGPR radio stations, the first black-owned TV station, Al Abrams Motown PR, a Japanese bankers son and Japanese construction company, and then some ...

There is no big reveal here. Albeit i shine some light on unnoticed detail, now exposed and connections made. Each person is rich in history. Each is remarkable. And each deserves a fuller treatment than i give here. I encourage you to search for it.

Any corrections, or further enlightenment is encouraged and appreciated.


Northern Connections #21 Alphonso Hamilton, Captain Soul, Teri Thornton, The Black Masons ...

Site note - The first Northern Soul Connection of 2020, now at #21 in this long running series from Ken B aka Soul Source member @Kenb and it's a big one

It was an impromptu look at the sleeve credits of a 1963 LP titled 'Adventures in Negro History', Highlight Radio Productions HRP-101 that started this articles journey. In 1963 Jerry Blocker a part-time DJ on WCHD-FM began producing...

  ...what became a search For the people cited on those LP credits; Burniece Avery, Carl L. Porter, Jerry Blocker, Fred Flowerday, Jiam Desjardins, etc, turned into an epic that linked back in to the work of Alphonso Hamilton, Soular Music, Theme Prod, Jingles men, WCHB and WGPR radio stations, the first black-owned TV station, Al Abrams Motown PR, a Japanese bankers son and Japanese construction company, and then some ...

There is no big reveal here. Albeit i shine some light on unnoticed detail, now exposed and connections made. Each person is rich in history. Each is remarkable. And each deserves a fuller treatment than i give here. I encourage you to search for it.

Any corrections, or further enlightenment is encouraged and appreciated.

Sources, Acknowledgements & Credits: Discography Images at 45cat.com and Discogs.com. Burniece Avery 'Walk Quietly Through the Night and Cry Softly' ,Published 1977 by
Bala mp Pub. in Detroit . Al Abrams Motown PR man possibly credited with the slogan 'The Sound Of Young America', Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race,
Representation edited by Portia K. Maultsby, Mellonee V . Burnim.Archer Record Pressing cat numbers https://soulfuldetroit.com/archives/2/4895.html?1086337968
March 2020 KenB


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Amsterdam Russ

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Fascinating - hat off to you, Ken. :hatsoff2:

Mike

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yep another fine addition, hats off Ken

you can find all 21 of the 'Northern Connections' from @kevb ( along with 100s of more soul related articles) sitting in our vibrant front page news and article feature here...

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