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    Venus Clare
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    Hooked on Soul Music...Motown, Northern, Modern, Rare Soul, Deep Soul, R'n'B, Crossover, Rare Girl/Girl Groups. Also like to collect footage of Motown/Soul Artists singing from various TV shows. Finding rare pictures and love reading any information about them. Have a youtube channel - ILMJXXX & Venus Clare where many rare videos can be viewed.

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  1. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: MADELINE BELL - PICTURE ME GONE Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 10/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: MADELINE BELL - PICTURE ME GONE (RARE CLIP 1968) FROM THE BITTER END. RECORD LABEL: MOD M-1007 YEAR 1967. WRITTEN BY CHIP TAYLOR (REAL NAME JAMES WESLEY VOIGHT AND AL GORGONI. ARRANGED BY ARTHUR GREENSLADE. MADELINE BELL WAS BORN JULY 23, 1942 IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AND WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY HER GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS ALSO A SINGER, MADELINE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER AFTER HER PARENTS DIVORCED. BELL REGULARLY ATTENDED CHURCH AND SANG IN THE CHOIR. SHE LATER JOINED A GROUP CALLED FOUR JACKS & A JILL, WHO SUNG ON STREET CORNERS. AT THE AGE OF 16 SHE JOINED THE GLOVERTONES, A GOSPEL GROUP WHO PERFORMED AT WEEKENDS. HER FIRST BIG BREAK OCCURRED WHEN SHE MET ALEX BRADFORD AROUND 1961 AND WAS INVITED TO JOIN HIS GROUP AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PASSING AN AUDITION. MADELINE STAYED WITH THE BRADFORD SINGERS WHO WERE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE TOP MALE GOSPEL GROUPS FOR 2 YEARS. THEY TRAVELLED AROUND AMERICA AND EUROPE. IT WAS IN BRITAIN THAT SHE SHE BEFRIENDED DUSTY SPRINGFIELD AND PERFORMED ON MANY OF HER BACKGROUND SESSIONS, MADELINE ALSO WORKED IN THE STUDIO BEHIND KIKI DEE, DORIS TROY, JOE BROWN, LESLEY DUNCAN AND KENNY LYNCH AS WELL AS MANY OTHER ARTISTS. BY THIS TIME SHE HAD LEFT THE BRADFORD SINGERS AND SETTLED IN BRITAIN. SIX YEARS LATER SHE WAS GIVEN A CONTRACT, HER FIRST RELEASE WAS 'I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME' PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY DEE DEE WARWICK WHO WAS DIONNE'S SISTER. REACHING NUMBER 26 IN THE UNITED STATES. A YEAR LATER SHE JOINED BLUE MINK. ROGER COOK'S GROUP. AFTER 4 YEARS MADELINE LEFT THE GROUP AND WENT BACK TO BEING A SESSION SINGER. LATER TOURED WITH THE SWINGMATES THROUGHOUT THE NETHERLANDS. SHE RECORDED A CD CALLED 'HAVE YOU MET MISS BELL'. AND ANOTHER ALBUM CALLED BELL'S A POPPIN'. MADELINE STILL PERFORMS TODAY AND DOES THE OCCASIONAL TRIP BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. watch now... PLAY VIDEO: MADELINE BELL - PICTURE ME GONE Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  2. MADELINE BELL - PICTURE ME GONE (RARE CLIP 1968) FROM THE BITTER END. RECORD LABEL: MOD M-1007 YEAR 1967. WRITTEN BY CHIP TAYLOR (REAL NAME JAMES WESLEY VOIGHT AND AL GORGONI. ARRANGED BY ARTHUR GREENSLADE. MADELINE BELL WAS BORN JULY 23, 1942 IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AND WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY HER GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS ALSO A SINGER, MADELINE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER AFTER HER PARENTS DIVORCED. BELL REGULARLY ATTENDED CHURCH AND SANG IN THE CHOIR. SHE LATER JOINED A GROUP CALLED FOUR JACKS & A JILL, WHO SUNG ON STREET CORNERS. AT THE AGE OF 16 SHE JOINED THE GLOVERTONES, A GOSPEL GROUP WHO PERFORMED AT WEEKENDS. HER FIRST BIG BREAK OCCURRED WHEN SHE MET ALEX BRADFORD AROUND 1961 AND WAS INVITED TO JOIN HIS GROUP AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PASSING AN AUDITION. MADELINE STAYED WITH THE BRADFORD SINGERS WHO WERE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE TOP MALE GOSPEL GROUPS FOR 2 YEARS. THEY TRAVELLED AROUND AMERICA AND EUROPE. IT WAS IN BRITAIN THAT SHE SHE BEFRIENDED DUSTY SPRINGFIELD AND PERFORMED ON MANY OF HER BACKGROUND SESSIONS, MADELINE ALSO WORKED IN THE STUDIO BEHIND KIKI DEE, DORIS TROY, JOE BROWN, LESLEY DUNCAN AND KENNY LYNCH AS WELL AS MANY OTHER ARTISTS. BY THIS TIME SHE HAD LEFT THE BRADFORD SINGERS AND SETTLED IN BRITAIN. SIX YEARS LATER SHE WAS GIVEN A CONTRACT, HER FIRST RELEASE WAS 'I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME' PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY DEE DEE WARWICK WHO WAS DIONNE'S SISTER. REACHING NUMBER 26 IN THE UNITED STATES. A YEAR LATER SHE JOINED BLUE MINK. ROGER COOK'S GROUP. AFTER 4 YEARS MADELINE LEFT THE GROUP AND WENT BACK TO BEING A SESSION SINGER. LATER TOURED WITH THE SWINGMATES THROUGHOUT THE NETHERLANDS. SHE RECORDED A CD CALLED 'HAVE YOU MET MISS BELL'. AND ANOTHER ALBUM CALLED BELL'S A POPPIN'. MADELINE STILL PERFORMS TODAY AND DOES THE OCCASIONAL TRIP BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.
  3. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: MADELINE BELL - I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 10/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: MADELINE BELL - I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (RARE CLIP 1968). FROM THE BITTER END. RECORD LABEL: MOD M-1007 YEAR 1967. WRITTEN BY KENNY GAMBLE, JERRY ROSS AND JERRY WILLIAMS JR (AKA LITTLE JERRY/SWAMP DOGG) ARRANGED BY ARTHUR GREENSLADE. MADELINE BELL WAS BORN JULY 23, 1942 IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AND WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY HER GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS ALSO A SINGER, MADELINE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER AFTER HER PARENTS DIVORCED. BELL REGULARLY ATTENDED CHURCH AND SANG IN THE CHOIR. SHE LATER JOINED A GROUP CALLED FOUR JACKS & A JILL, WHO SUNG ON STREET CORNERS. AT THE AGE OF 16 SHE JOINED THE GLOVERTONES, A GOSPEL GROUP WHO PERFORMED AT WEEKENDS. HER FIRST BIG BREAK OCCURRED WHEN SHE MET ALEX BRADFORD AROUND 1961 AND WAS INVITED TO JOIN HIS GROUP AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PASSING AN AUDITION. MADELINE STAYED WITH THE BRADFORD SINGERS WHO WERE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE TOP MALE GOSPEL GROUPS FOR 2 YEARS. THEY TRAVELLED AROUND AMERICA AND EUROPE. IT WAS IN BRITAIN THAT SHE SHE BEFRIENDED DUSTY SPRINGFIELD AND PERFORMED ON MANY OF HER BACKGROUND SESSIONS, MADELINE ALSO WORKED IN THE STUDIO BEHIND KIKI DEE, DORIS TROY, JOE BROWN, LESLEY DUNCAN AND KENNY LYNCH AS WELL AS MANY OTHER ARTISTS. BY THIS TIME SHE HAD LEFT THE BRADFORD SINGERS AND SETTLED IN BRITAIN. SIX YEARS LATER SHE WAS GIVEN A CONTRACT, HER FIRST RELEASE WAS 'I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME' PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY DEE DEE WARWICK WHO WAS DIONNE'S SISTER. REACHING NUMBER 26 IN THE UNITED STATES. A YEAR LATER SHE JOINED BLUE MINK. ROGER COOK'S GROUP. AFTER 4 YEARS MADELINE LEFT THE GROUP AND WENT BACK TO BEING A SESSION SINGER. LATER TOURED WITH THE SWINGMATES THROUGHOUT THE NETHERLANDS. SHE RECORDED A CD CALLED 'HAVE YOU MET MISS BELL'. AND ANOTHER ALBUM CALLED BELL'S A POPPIN'. MADELINE STILL PERFORMS TODAY AND DOES THE OCCASIONAL TRIP BACK TO THE UNITED STATES. watch now... PLAY VIDEO: MADELINE BELL - I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  4. MADELINE BELL - I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME (RARE CLIP 1968). FROM THE BITTER END. RECORD LABEL: MOD M-1007 YEAR 1967. WRITTEN BY KENNY GAMBLE, JERRY ROSS AND JERRY WILLIAMS JR (AKA LITTLE JERRY/SWAMP DOGG) ARRANGED BY ARTHUR GREENSLADE. MADELINE BELL WAS BORN JULY 23, 1942 IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AND WAS STRONGLY INFLUENCED BY HER GRANDMOTHER WHO WAS ALSO A SINGER, MADELINE WENT TO LIVE WITH HER AFTER HER PARENTS DIVORCED. BELL REGULARLY ATTENDED CHURCH AND SANG IN THE CHOIR. SHE LATER JOINED A GROUP CALLED FOUR JACKS & A JILL, WHO SUNG ON STREET CORNERS. AT THE AGE OF 16 SHE JOINED THE GLOVERTONES, A GOSPEL GROUP WHO PERFORMED AT WEEKENDS. HER FIRST BIG BREAK OCCURRED WHEN SHE MET ALEX BRADFORD AROUND 1961 AND WAS INVITED TO JOIN HIS GROUP AFTER SUCCESSFULLY PASSING AN AUDITION. MADELINE STAYED WITH THE BRADFORD SINGERS WHO WERE CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE TOP MALE GOSPEL GROUPS FOR 2 YEARS. THEY TRAVELLED AROUND AMERICA AND EUROPE. IT WAS IN BRITAIN THAT SHE SHE BEFRIENDED DUSTY SPRINGFIELD AND PERFORMED ON MANY OF HER BACKGROUND SESSIONS, MADELINE ALSO WORKED IN THE STUDIO BEHIND KIKI DEE, DORIS TROY, JOE BROWN, LESLEY DUNCAN AND KENNY LYNCH AS WELL AS MANY OTHER ARTISTS. BY THIS TIME SHE HAD LEFT THE BRADFORD SINGERS AND SETTLED IN BRITAIN. SIX YEARS LATER SHE WAS GIVEN A CONTRACT, HER FIRST RELEASE WAS 'I'M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME' PREVIOUSLY RECORDED BY DEE DEE WARWICK WHO WAS DIONNE'S SISTER. REACHING NUMBER 26 IN THE UNITED STATES. A YEAR LATER SHE JOINED BLUE MINK. ROGER COOK'S GROUP. AFTER 4 YEARS MADELINE LEFT THE GROUP AND WENT BACK TO BEING A SESSION SINGER. LATER TOURED WITH THE SWINGMATES THROUGHOUT THE NETHERLANDS. SHE RECORDED A CD CALLED 'HAVE YOU MET MISS BELL'. AND ANOTHER ALBUM CALLED BELL'S A POPPIN'. MADELINE STILL PERFORMS TODAY AND DOES THE OCCASIONAL TRIP BACK TO THE UNITED STATES.
  5. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: DEE DEE WARWICK - ITS NOT FAIR (RARE LIVE CLIP 1969) Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 10/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: DEE DEE WARWICK - ITS NOT FAIR LIVE ON THE BITTER END (1969). RECORD LABEL: MERCURY 72927 YEAR 1969. ARRANGED BY JOE RENZETTI. PRODUCED BY KENNY GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF. WRITTEN BY KENNY GAMBLE AND TOM BELL. watch now... PLAY VIDEO: DEE DEE WARWICK - ITS NOT FAIR (RARE LIVE CLIP 1969) Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  6. DEE DEE WARWICK - ITS NOT FAIR LIVE ON THE BITTER END (1969). RECORD LABEL: MERCURY 72927 YEAR 1969. ARRANGED BY JOE RENZETTI. PRODUCED BY KENNY GAMBLE AND LEON HUFF. WRITTEN BY KENNY GAMBLE AND TOM BELL.
  7. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: HONEY AND THE BEES - SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 10/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: HONEY AND THE BEES - SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE (RARE CLIP 1969). RECORD LABEL: ARCTIC 158 YEAR 1969. WRITTEN BY ANITA LEONARD (ROTHBLUM), BARBARA BELLE (EINHORN), LOUIS PRIMA AND STANLEY (WAYNE) RHODES. ARRANGED BY BOBBY MARTIN. PHILADELPHIA GIRL GROUP. NADINE FELDER WON A SMALL SINGING CONTEST AND STARTED PERFORMING WITH A BAND WHO CAME TO THE ATTENTION OF JIMMY BISHOP, THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF WDAS RADIO IN PHILADELPHIA. HE DECIDED TO SIGN UP FELDER AND PUT A GIRL GROUP TOGETHER. OTHER 3 MEMBERS WERE ALREADY A GROUP CALLED THE YUM-YUMS CASSANDRA ANN WOOTEN, GWENDOLYN WESLEY AND JEAN DAVIS SANDERS. FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THE GROUP WERE SUGAR AND SPICE BEFORE JIMMY CHANGED IT TO HONEY AND THE BEES. WHEN THEY DISBANDED IN THE 70'S CASSANDRA AND GWEN WENT ON TO JOIN THE RITCHIE FAMILY. watch now... PLAY VIDEO: HONEY AND THE BEES - SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  8. HONEY AND THE BEES - SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE (RARE CLIP 1969). RECORD LABEL: ARCTIC 158 YEAR 1969. WRITTEN BY ANITA LEONARD (ROTHBLUM), BARBARA BELLE (EINHORN), LOUIS PRIMA AND STANLEY (WAYNE) RHODES. ARRANGED BY BOBBY MARTIN. PHILADELPHIA GIRL GROUP. NADINE FELDER WON A SMALL SINGING CONTEST AND STARTED PERFORMING WITH A BAND WHO CAME TO THE ATTENTION OF JIMMY BISHOP, THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF WDAS RADIO IN PHILADELPHIA. HE DECIDED TO SIGN UP FELDER AND PUT A GIRL GROUP TOGETHER. OTHER 3 MEMBERS WERE ALREADY A GROUP CALLED THE YUM-YUMS CASSANDRA ANN WOOTEN, GWENDOLYN WESLEY AND JEAN DAVIS SANDERS. FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME THE GROUP WERE SUGAR AND SPICE BEFORE JIMMY CHANGED IT TO HONEY AND THE BEES. WHEN THEY DISBANDED IN THE 70'S CASSANDRA AND GWEN WENT ON TO JOIN THE RITCHIE FAMILY.
  9. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: Barbara Mason - Is It Me? Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 09/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: Again clip from 1965 Barbara Mason on WTAI (Where the action is...USA TV Show hosted by Dick Clark. watch now... PLAY VIDEO: Barbara Mason - Is It Me? Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  10. Again clip from 1965 Barbara Mason on WTAI (Where the action is...USA TV Show hosted by Dick Clark.
  11. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: The Velvelettes - Should I Tell Them (1965) Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 09/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: Clip from WTAI 1965...I got told from a friend (John Lester) That this was the actual tune the group sang for their audition at Motown!! watch now... PLAY VIDEO: The Velvelettes - Should I Tell Them (1965) Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  12. Clip from WTAI 1965...I got told from a friend (John Lester) That this was the actual tune the group sang for their audition at Motown!!
  13. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: Chris Clark - "Love's Gone Bad" - live Detroit 2019 Category: Events Live Date Added: 09/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: Chris Clark - "Love's Gone Bad" - live at Motown a Go Go, Detroit - 25/10/2019 watch now... PLAY VIDEO: Chris Clark - "Love's Gone Bad" - live Detroit 2019 Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature
  14. Chris Clark - "Love's Gone Bad" - live at Motown a Go Go, Detroit - 25/10/2019
  15. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Music video just added to our in house soul video feature .... Name: Chris Clark - "Do I Love You" - live Detroit 25/10/2019 Category: Events Live Date Added: 09/03/20 Submitter: Venus Video Description: Chris Clark - "Do I Love You" - live at Motown a Go Go, Detroit - 25/10/2019 watch now... PLAY VIDEO: Chris Clark - "Do I Love You" - live Detroit 25/10/2019 Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature

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