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  1. Urban Myths of Northern Soul

    Well soul anyway. It used to be "common knowledge" that Mary Wells couldn't hit some of the notes on My Guy and the vocal is actually Smokey Robinson. Close your eyes and imagine Smokey singing it. And you can see how back in the day a lot of people...
  2. Mod Girl Photograph

    Here's the best enlargement I could do. It seems to be 3 small piles of records on the left and the one on the right is on a portable record player. I can just about see that they could be Tamla Motown and Stateside but I wouldn't bet the housekeepi...
  3. An R & B Classic?

    How funny is that! So Apache got 2 runs in the R&B charts. If somebody had told me that first thing this morning I've a feeling I wouldn't have believed them. LOL!
  4. An R & B Classic?

    I never get too hung up on exactly which musical genre a record fits in to. But got to admit I did a double take with this one? Billboard R&B chart in April 1961 included . . . . . . . . Apache! Yes as made famous in the UK by the Shadows. ...
  5. Greatest Soul Albums (70s)

    Right at the end . . . . . "I think we got the feel." I should think they b****y well did! lol! Around 1975 I was in a house share and a housemate turned up with this LP. We played it to death. Since then had my own vinyl and CD copies and just neve...
  6. Greatest Soul Albums (70s)

    I don't know if this will appeal to people on here - but probably in my top 5 albums of all time. Street Corner Symphony by The Persuasions "This album contains no instruments other than the human voice" One track here at random. If you like what ...
  7. Aston Martin 40k model

    I noticed this in our local paper the other day. I am sure there will be some closet rockers on this site who would like to be seen in this motor. Good talking point/chat up line anyway. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/12/16/whole-lott...
  8. Blue-eyed Soul?

    I was quite shocked to see this video. I can't recall seeing a white vocal group mimicking the black vocal groups like this before. I'm sure more knowledgeable people than me may know of them. But a first for me.
  9. He's Gone !

    To these ears that sounds quite a tight and talented band. What else do any of the members do?
  10. He's Gone !

    Me too I like that slightly vulnerable slightly angsty vocal. Just MHO
  11. Cover versions -The Good, The Bad, The Ugly ?

    Phew! I thought for a minute Rod was supposed to be the ugly one. Phew! I saw the Faces live at least 3 times circa 1972/3 and they were simply one of the most dynamic exciting live acts I have ever seen. No matter what Rod has done since, good bad ...
  12. Snowing

    In our local Park yesterday. In the one the flash came on by accident. But I'm glad it did!
  13. Blue-eyed Soul?

    I saw this mob live somewhere around 1966/7 They were another of those brilliant British bands who did a mash up of beat & R&B & soul in their live performances. But who never managed to replicate the excitement of their live performances on ...
  14. Northern Soul In the Mainstream

    The only snippet I could find on You Tube Lots of people enjoying themselves. I know - it shouldn't be allowed.
  15. Northern Soul In the Mainstream

    You're behind the curve Steve. Earlier in 2017
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