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  1. main one as in 'all about the soul'
  2. Mark just post playlists etc in aats forum now if you can add Playlist: as a prefix to the title as well be great cheers mike
  3. Stumbled across this the other day and thought worthy of a shout on here. Hopefully will be able to get from the author by Kimasi Lionel John Browne, who have been told is in the UK at this moment a few words on the background and such on this new release shortly. Now available online from Amazon in a downloadable ebook format at $55 for 531 pages Book Description Abstract This dissertation documents obscure African American soul music (from Motown and other record labels) and its affective work in forming emotional, social, economic, and cultural identity in the predominantly male, white, and working class Northern Soul scene based in England from 1967 to present. The study is based on fieldwork in this 'underground' community in England, Wales, and the Republic of Ireland. The community is a disparate, heterogeneous representation of the wide diversity of British culture, but following the model and outline of four components of a music culture set forth by Mark Slobin and Jeff Todd Titon, it can be viewed as an intact quasi-homogeneous music culture. A history of soul music and Northern Soul is presented. Music consumption (e.g., genres, dancing, collecting, venues) and music production (e.g., deejaying, 'breaking' or popularizing records, new compilations of rare soul recordings, and live performances) within the community are examined, along with fans' collectively shared ideas about music, belief systems, contexts, aesthetics, and musical and social traditions. The Northern Soul subculture comprises working class people in the post-industrial north of England who have adopted African American cultural products as their own cultural expression. Northern Soul fans discuss the impact of their working-class status on their activities and their attraction and loyalty to the Northern scene. Formation of cultural identity is analyzed in terms of material culture, specifically the 45-RPM 7-inch vinyl record as a metaphor for personal power and legitimacy, since these working-class white males have established their place in society through the material culture of 'others' (i.e., collections of African American soul music records). A descriptive and phenomenological analysis of selected Northern Soul songs is presented. Conversations with Dave Godin, the 'Godfather of R&B in the U.K.,' who coined the terms 'Northern Soul' and 'Deep Soul,' composer/performer Frank Wilson, and Northern Soul DJ Steve Cato (an example of what it means to be young, black, and male in today's Northern Soul community) are included, as is a detailed discussion of the scene's geography. Citation Details Title: 'Soul or nothing': The formation of cultural identity on the British Northern Soul scene Author: Browne, Kimasi Lionel John Advisor: DjeDje, Jacqueline Cogdell Degree: PhD (year: 2005) School: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Publish Date: Mar 2006 ISBN: 0-542-32958-1
  4. The Royal Five "Don't Stop" "Nobody Else" P and L Now those who still have a few memory cells left after the last weekends northern souling exploits, may have just suffered a flashback when reading the title above. As "Don't Stop" though an unreleased track has already found fame on Northern Soul side of life as a past regular floor filler for the now retired DJ Andy Rix at venues like Scenesville and Drunken Monkey, and has been featured on this site as one of the exclusives six pacs for a fair few years now. While a lot of unreleased tracks are destined by their very nature to remain out of the reach of soul fans on vinyl, this time thankfully its different. Thanks to the likes of Des Parker and others, your ordinary Joe soul fanatic can now get their hands on this and another unreleased gem for less than a tenner, and while the scene has been plagued recently by look alike sh*te quality over priced illegal copies its good to be able to write, that this release is fully legal, offical and all that. So hats off to those involved and have been told this first release is the start of a series of similar releases, all dues paid and low priced. The 45 has been out as pre-release copies to a select band of djs and both sides have been building up a following uk wide. The official launch date is at the forthcoming weekender at Prestatyn and copies will be available at £9.99 Can listen to both tracks below, on "Dont Stop" Reggie Marshall takes the lead while on the more mid tempo "Nobody Else" Ben Durr takes over. As said copies priced at £9.99 will be available at the Prestatyn Weekender , to reserve your copy or to buy online (temp measure as will be available very very soon online) or for further details please email Chris on Chris@newcenturysoul.co.uk
  5. Reported in the msm and on the forums the sad news that Joni Sledge of Sister Sledge has passed on at the age of 60 Facebook message from her family 'Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We are saddened to inform you that our dear sister, mother, aunt and cousin, Joni passed away yesterday. Please pray for us as we weep for this loss. We do know that she is now eternally with Our Lord. We thank you in advance for allowing us the privacy to mourn quietly as a family. We miss her and hurt for her presence, her radiance, and the sincerity with which she loved & embraced life.' Sister Sledge - Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me - Music video Sister Sledge On and On - 1974 Zaire Music video http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39246958 http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/joni-sledge-died forum thread https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/topic/366086-sad-news-joni-sledge/
  6. yet more sad news thanks for the info Mick
  7. Major Williams and The Majortones Band Long time readers of this place may remember this 45 featuring a bit over the years, from my first attempts to get home with the track name in memory from 100 club when first heard Mick Smith play it (and then finding out it was a cover) to when posted that found the group that Major Williams formed in 70s At the time it was still covered, the group had no internet presence and only got in touch via emailing clubs the group were playing at, eventually got in touch, but as soon as single was mentioned the talk finished.Had been told since that they had been already approached with a view to a uk release but they were not interested With the recent respark, had a look to see what the group was up to Found out they do now have a website now, worth a visit and if you goto the music page can listen to a 4 min plus version of Girl Don't Leave Me The Major Tones Band, featuring Ray Williams Well got my ears going! I was going to post the clip on here but then though a bit (actually did post it but took it down after 5 mins or so). My thinking is that this group have put out this track available to download free and while easy to pass on and post here and other sites Think would be a good thing to let them know the interest in the original versions and this one, other wise it be lost and by downloading it from their site rather than passing on via non related sites they may get a idea and some acknowledgement for their work here's the link to the site added 2007 links no longer with us
  8. a tets comment of the test comments
  9. Just a quick highlight of changes to the top structure of Soul Source. After the recent upgrade we are now going through a bit of a spring reorg, which means that we now have 5 top level sections, as you can guess the main top ones are News/Articles, Forums, Event Guide and Gallery. These are now joined by a 'MORE' section which is made up of all the other Soul Source features, currently 6 features which include the likes of the video feature, soul directory, soul map and more More detailed info on each feature can be read on the welcome page here https://www.soul-source.co.uk/more/ Plus all the 5 sections along with their own features can now be found via the top menu on desktop site or the hamburger menu on the mobile/tablet site, see below for the eyes on view Desktop Top Menu - More Section Location of Hamburger Menu on Mobile/Tablets (hit for more menu) once sorted have a go at this...
  10. if you really want to go down that road, then maybe better if you try doing it via a new topic though going by past similar topics, it may be a short lived topic
  11. not everyone is gonna click on a topic with a 'generic' title try editing your original post and put the artists into the title may get more joy...
  12. has to be 'the' song for today yep ?
  13. just clocked the trailer, looks better than first thought
  14. September see's my youngest away at uni and child benefit stopped! Its the first time in 32 years that me and my wife can say that we are no longer classed officially as having 'dependents' end of a era I'd say anyone else just hit this landmark..? what now....?
  15. yep its back, the function that went awol during the summer of pain upgrade in 2015. Two years later it has finally returned look at your topic - goto the bottom right - you will see 'moderation actions' hit that and you will see the option 'lock' or 'unlock' away you go...
  16. quite a few years have passed since day 1 on here which does mean that we do have a lot of old topics and so some old topics do get brought back to life sometimes wonder if we should close the old ones automatically for example could have 3 or 5 years or what ever as a 'close' point or just leave as it is not convinced either way really myself... whats the members take on this ?
  17. Bobby Womack My Story [1944-2014] published 07 Aug 2014 and now available as both Kindle and Paperback Editions Out this week, the re-released edition of Bobby Womack's autobiography - Bobby Womack: My Autobiography - Midnight Mover. Available in Kindle version and for the first time a paperback edition The publisher's words: Honest, insightful, and unflinching - this is the voice of a music legend who was taken from us too soon. With 30 million records sales to his name, Bobby Womack stood shoulder to shoulder with Ray Charles, James Brown and Marvin Gaye as a true giant of Soul, R&B and Blues.... 'Essential reading for any music lover' --The Independent Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 1674 KB Print Length: 288 pages Publisher: John Blake (7 Aug 2014) Review 'Essential reading for any music lover' --The Independent About the Author Bobby Womack and his four brothers had a childhood band which became The Valentinos in the early 1960s, one of the most successful gospel groups of all time. As a solo act Womack went on to sell 30 million records, penned the classics 'Midnight Mover' and 'Across 110th Street' and worked with such all-time greats as Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, and Sly Stone. Robert Ashton is the author of three books, 'The First Rock'n'Roll Bodyguard', 'Heroin', and 'Waking Up'. He has also written for numerous magazines and newspapers including Elle, the Independent, the Guardian, GQ and the Sunday Times. Live preview: Click on the cover or buttons to try it. Live preview: Click on the cover or buttons to try it.
  18. S4C have just started showing the Wales qualifiers live starting with tonights match may be of interest to exiles etc without sky sports chance maybe available online thru the s4c apps 19:45hrs is the kick off a win is needed imo
  19. makes some valid point I guess
  20. Soul Source music video feature announcement - Just added.... Name: Sharon Jones with the Tedeschi Trucks Band - She Ain't A Child Category: Artists Singles Date Added: 2017-03-24 Submitter: mike Video Description: Friday Jones Sharon Jones and Binky Griptite join TTB and Doyle Bramhall II for a thrilling version of the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings song "She Ain't A Child No More," live at Spotify. watch now... Sharon Jones with the Tedeschi Trucks Band - She Ain't A Child Soul Source Soul Music Video Feature 2017
  21. Friday Jones Sharon Jones and Binky Griptite join TTB and Doyle Bramhall II for a thrilling version of the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings song "She Ain't A Child No More," live at Spotify.
  22. merged all 3 repeat posts the trick is if you see that you have posted duplicates you let us know asp and flag them up saves other people getting jarred off with reading the same posts and keeps the forum keen and lean! tiday
  23. crowdremixing! different venues, different claps but ain't it all like a lot of northern related stuff... as it gets popular it gets not so popular, yep?
  24. PREMIERE: The Como Mamas Command You to “Move Upstairs” on New Daptone LP Continuing the surprisingly rich tradition of musical excellence in Panola County, Mississippi. March 22nd 2017 by Marty Sartini Garner photo by Aaron A. Greenhood Sisters Angela Taylor and Della Daniels have been singing with their friend Ester Mae Smith since they were all children in the Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Como, Mississippi. If the name of that town sounds familiar—and given Como’s population of less than 1500 people, it probably doesn’t—it’s likely because of the quiet impact that Como has made on music history: Mississippi Fred McDowell grew up nearby, Luther Perkins of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Two called it home, and Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers has run a studio there since 2007. http://floodmagazine.com/43560/premiere-the-como-mamas/
  25. another day and another great add to the video feature from Venus! hats off indeed!