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  1. Word about a photographic exploration of Young Northern Soulies in Birmingham and the Midlands 27 January – 24 February 2017 Here's the blurb from the Parkside Gallery website... Birmingham City University's Contemporary Art Gallery All Because Of You - Northern Soul Portraits - Birmingham 2017 A photographic exploration of Young Northern Soulies in Birmingham and the Midlands 27 January – 24 February 2017 'Coming to Parkside Gallery this January is the work of Birmingham-based independent photographer Bethany Kane and Sarah Raine, a researcher for the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research. They have documented the underground northern soul scene in Birmingham and the West Midlands through what Raine describes as a “curated collection of photographs, audio, memorabilia and scene insider accounts.”' more info and links via http://blogs.bcu.ac.uk/parksidegallery/tag/all-because-of-northern-soul/
  2. Article Highlight: A photographic exploration of Young Northern Soulies in Birmingham and the Midlands 27 January – 24 February 2017 View full article
  3. Article Highlight: Another scanned sleeve notes found, this time the scan is from the Charly Comp Rare Soul Uncovered by Dave Evision View full article
  4. Was having another dig around the soul source back garden, and stumbled on this... Another scanned sleeve notes ocr (not sure) type of thing done in the last century, this time around the scan is from the Charly Comp Lp "Rare Soul Uncovered" with the notes being written by Dave Evision. The notes are not really that related to the actual tracks, its basically a take on the 'History Of Northern Soul' as it was circa 1984. As always these notes do provide a 'snapshot' in time of attitudes etc Sleeve notes off 'Rare Soul Uncovered (18 Northern Soul Favourites)' - Charly LP 'History Of Northern Soul' With the demise of the famous Wigan Casino All Niter rumours were rife that the remaining faithful Northern Soul fans still left would be duly buried in the rubble, along with the dance floor the balcony and of course a thousand and one memories of great all niters past. What the doubters had not bargained for was the fervent never say die attitude of soul fans throughout the U.K. bred into them by their memories spanning back to the early sixties. It had been this pride and appetite for the continuation of this unique scene', as it is affectionately known. That has proved beyond any doubt that Northern soul and it's dedicated followers are part of the longest lasting 'fad' known to man! For the uninitiated the interest for this special type of music broke out in the mid-sixties. It was felt that when the opposite numbers on the other side of the Atlantic were sucked into the whirlpool of Beatle mania that if they didn't want their own home grown mainly black artists, then we would be only too pleased to oblige by flying their flag for them. It seemed a fair swap Suddenly we found an underground cult in our midst. Manchester seemed as good a geographical place as any to provide the launch pad for this seemingly unwanted American music. Venues rapidly sprung up. with the Twisted Wheel acting as command H.Q, flanked by the Bluenote nearby and the Top Twenty out in the suburbs. Sheffield followed suit with the Mojo. in Bradford it was the Ambassador and so on. Taking in predominantly Northern and Midland cities. Leading soul journalist and co-founder of the legendary Soul City label. Dave Godin claimed responsibility for christening it Northern Soul. At this point the interest had broken into an epidemic with curiosity and demand for the music spreading at a breathtaking pace. The symptoms were for rare. Collectable sounds preferably with a fast beat. By the early 70's it was becoming increasingly difficult to prevent the lid from blowing off the top of the pot. As the pot was overflowing with an expanding army of soul fans eager to digest as much new vinyl as their little legs could dance to. D.J.'s found themselves virtually as mothers feeding their young. Not daring to fail to obtain more and more different sounds, yet ensuring that only the rare. Collectable and danceable tunes would suffice as the fodder. By the early 7Os the Wheel had closed but hot on it's heels By the early 70's the Wheel had closed but hot on it's heel's came other all-nighters like "Up the Junction" in Crewe and 'The Catacombs' in Wolverhampton but it was the 'Golden Torch' in my hometown of Stoke On Trent which took over the reins as the leading haven, probably due to it's capability, like the Wheel before it, to actually import obscure Americian soul artists in as live acts. Inevitably, commercialism was bound to creep in, as this different way to social life became increasingly popular. The music press infiltrated first, followed closely by the national daily's. All levels of radio and even T.V. documentaries, Everything from £100.00 singles to baggy trousered youths hitching from every part of the country became hot news for the media. The Casino had even over shadowed the Rugby Club and the Pier. Inquisitive faces seen for the first time, guaranteed weekly packed houses. Purist veterans of the Wheel and Torch days reluctantly accepted that the secret was out and many flew the nest. The mid to late 70's were very healthy. with other equally popular allniters from Cleethorpes to Sheffield and Newton Aycliffe to Yate. One venue seen by many as the engine room of Northern soul, was by far the most popular non allnighter, that was Blackpool Mecca. In compiling the album I have included soul sounds which have spanned from those unassuming and innocent days of the 60s right through to music still popular at present. Hopefully these sleeve notes will give you an insight into what for me have been 16 very happy years, both as a D.J. and more importantly as a hard core, grass roots soul fan, who like thousands of others has been privileged to experience this unique phenomenon. Finally to all you youngsters out there welcome aboard... and to all the regulars over the years.... Thanks for the memory. DAVE EVISON (ex-Wigan Casino Oldies D.J) Thanks to Dennis Mack Guy Hennigan John Smith Rare Soul Uncovered (18 Northern Soul Favourites) Charly R&B ‎– CRB 1085 Released: 1984 Phonographic Copyright (p) – Charly Holdings Inc. Copyright (c) – Charly Records Ltd. Licensed From – Charly International APS Credits Artwork – Yeldham Muchmore Compiled By – Trevor Swaine Photography By – Peter Knight Tracklist 1 The Montclairs Hung Up On Your Love 2 The Ballads I Can't See Your Love 3 Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You 4 Roscoe Robinson That's Enough 5 Sid Barnes* I Hurt On The Other Side 6 Clarence Murray Don't Talk Like That 7 Gloria Taylor You Gotta Pay The Price 8 Big Al Downing Medley Of Soul 9 The Valentines Breakaway 1 Don Thomas Come On Train 2 The Montclairs I Need You More Than Ever 3 Jackie Lee Would You Believe 4 Betty Everett Gettin' Mighty Crowded 5 Fred Hughes Don't Let Me Down 6 Little Richie Just Another Heartache 7 Ann Sexton You've Been Gone Too Long 8 Robert Parker Let's Go Baby (Where The Action Is) 9 Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson Soulshake
  5. The Impressions are returning to these shores, good news yep but sad news as well as this time around the tour is being billed as 'Farewell Tour 2017' and the blurb states that the June London show will be their last ever London concert... London details June 2017 AGMP presents: "The Soul of Curtis Mayfield" The Impressions + The Curtom Orchestra + Farewell Tour 2017 - Last Ever London Concert Union Chapel, London Further event details can be read via Soul Source Event Guide Live Soul Music Section entry https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/calendar/event/48388-the-impressions-and-the-curtom-orchestra-at-union-chapel/ Also appearing at the Blackpool Festival and this is being billed as their last ever Uk Show Blackpool International Soul Festival details https://www.soul-source.co.uk/soulforum/calendar/event/45521-the-blackpool-international-soul-festival-2/ Book early seems to be a key word here Plus while talking soul music events, have a heads up word to let those who are organised and like to book things early know that the 'live' events section of the Soul Source Event Guide is now back to work If you are involved or just want to pass on news to fellow soul music types feel free to add events via the 'add' link at the top of every page, or if needed drop @Source Events a line 2017 Get Set
  6. Article Highlight: The Impressions are returning to these shores, good news yah but sad news as well as this time around the tour is... View full article
  7. Article Highlight: Radio 4 On Music - From Armstrong to Zappa - music documentaries from the Radio 4 archive. View full article
  8. BBC Radio 4 On Music - Documentary Archive

    BBC Radio 4 now offers via the BBC website an online archive of music related documentaries that are available to either listen online or download in mp3 format There's a quite a heap of shows on offer, covering a wide range of music related shows, including both familiar names and some interesting subjects. Here's a few highlights... Hit the Road Stax Paul Gambaccini recalls The Stax Volt Tour of 1967 which brought to Europe soul greats Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, and Booker T and the MGs. Black Is a Country exploring the extraordinary underground music generated by the Black Power and Black Arts movement of the late Sixties Nina Simone Great Lives The chanteuse, pianist, composer and civil rights activist Nina Simone is the choice of another female musician who has made a career of defying convention; Joanna Macgregor. Presented by Matthew Parris. When Cassius Met the Beatles The tale of an unexpected encounter between 20th-century legends - a meeting which created a new template for global celebrity.. plus loads more, here's the link, have a browse, can listen now or have a easy download in mp3 format for later... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f50fb
  9. Happy New Year 2017

    A Happy New Year to all from the Soul Source team! All set here, lets hope 2017 is a good one! Happy New Year!
  10. Article Highlight: A Happy New Year to all from the Soul Source team! View full article
  11. Motown Unreleased 1966 Released

    Digital release of unreleased motown tracks from 1966 Thanks to copyright laws recent years have seen an annual release of unreleased motown tracks that are just about to hit the 50 year old mark. It's all basically down to a copyright legal requirement to publicly release any track by a certain age or lose the copyright protection This is normally done via digital means, and yesterday thanks to the Soulful Detroit topic click here to view word was out that this years release is now live and available for purchase and preview via Windows Store and Itunes The list of the 80 tracks follows the link below Note for Uk types while can preview the tracks via either windows store or the web page, I can't find a way to purchase individual tracks and its similar for itunes, so maybe it's a case of Us release for purchase only at the current moment? Windows Store Link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/music/album/various-artists/motown-unreleased-1966/8d6kgwx5xtss Track listings Disc 1 1. The Soulful Shack (Alternate Version) - The Miracles 2. Ain't Too Proud To Beg (Alternate Version) - The Temptations 3. Suddenly I Was Alone - Marvin Gaye 4. The Shadow Of Your Smile - Billy Eckstine 5. I Got You (In My Soul) - The Mynah Birds 6. I'll Wait Forever - The Mynah Birds 7. Road Burner (Son Of Road Runner) - Junior Walker & The All-Stars 8. For Once In My Life - Billy Eckstine 9. That'll Be The Day - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston 10. Don't Mess With Bill - Earl Van Dyke 11. Flower Girl (Alternate Version) - The Miracles 12. Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Brenda Holloway 13. Whenever You Need Me - Brenda Holloway 14. Just Too Much To Hope For - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston 15. Stand By Me (Live At The 20 Grand, Detroit/1966) - Earl Van Dyke 16. A Taste Of Honey - The Four Tops 17. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Obie Benson / Take 1) - The Four Tops 18. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Levi Stubbs / Take 3) - The Four Tops 19. Wives And Lovers (Lead Vocal By Lawrence Payton / Take 4) - The Four Tops Disc 2 1. The Lonely Heart And Lonely Eyes Of Lonely Me - Brenda Holloway 2. Give A Little Love - Marvin Gaye , Kim Weston 3. What Good Am I Without You - Brenda Holloway 4. Pucker Up Buttercup (Alternate Version) - Junior Walker & The All-Stars 5. Monkey Talk - Earl Van Dyke 6. A World Without You - Barbara McNair 7. I Still Get Butterflies - Brenda Holloway 8. In My Heart I Know It's Right - Gladys Knight & The Pips 9. I'm Losing You - Gladys Knight & The Pips 10. All These Things - Gladys Knight, The Spinners 11. Hello, Young Lovers - The Four Tops 12. I Wish You Love - The Four Tops 13. Put On A Happy Face - Barbara McNair 14. The Second Time Around - Barbara McNair 15. Smile - Barbara McNair 16. Day In - Day Out - Barbara McNair 17. Nothing But A Fool - Gladys Knight and The Pips 18. You're Gone (But Always In My Heart) - Gladys Knight & The Pips 19. Never Stop Loving Me - Chris Clark 20. Don't Compare Me With Her - Gladys Knight & The Pips 21. You've Got Possibilities - Barbara McNair 22. Never Trust A Man - Chris Clark Disc 3 1. Sweet Talkin' Guy - The Marvelettes 2. I Feel Your Love Growin' On Me - Brenda Holloway 3. Without Love You Lose A Good Feelin' - Brenda Holloway 4. You Got A Little Of Everything - Brenda Holloway 5. Baby I've Got It - Brenda Holloway 6. Keep Me - Brenda Holloway 7. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself (Alternate Version) - The Miracles 8. I Can't Let You Go - The Spinners 9. Keep Away - Little Lisa 10. Tea House In China Town (Alternate Version) - The Spinners 11. I Found Something (Alternate Version) - Marvin Gaye 12. Save Me From This Misery (Alternate Version) - The Isley Brothers 13. I Still Love You =Chris Clark 14. Got To Have You Back (Alternate Version) - The Isley Brothers 15. I Can't Take You Back - Gladys Knight & The Pips 16. Then - The Temptations 17. I'm Giving Up - Brenda Holloway 18. Spellbound - Brenda Holloway 19. For All We Know (Alternate Version) - The Spinners Disc 4 1. Can't Hold The Feeling Back - Brenda Holloway 2. The Impossible Dream - Billy Eckstine 3. Dear Miss Lonely Hearts - Marvin Gaye 4. Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back) - The Underdogs 5. One Of These Days - The Underdogs 6. On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - The Four Tops 7. More (Theme From "Mondo Cane") - The Supremes 8. Somewhere - The Supremes 9. Michelle - The Supremes 10. I'm So Helpless (When I'm With You) - Debbie Dean 11. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Marvin Gaye 12. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Kim Weston 13. Never Grow Old - Kim Weston 14. ow Great Thou Art - Kim Weston 15. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Gladys Knight & The Pips 16. Where You There - The Supremes 17. What Do You Choose - The Supremes 18. Steal Away - Marvin Gaye 19. Near The Cross - The Miracles 20. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - Martha & The Vandellas Additional info Genres R&B / Soul , R&B Label Uni/motown Total duration 3:56:04 Songs 80 Copyright (C) 2016 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. Format MP3 download
  12. Article Highlight: Now live and available Motown Unreleased 1966 Released View full article
  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017

    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! Best wishes on behalf of all the Soul Source team jolly on
  14. Article Highlight: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all! View full article
  15. Article Highlight: They Wrote The Songs: Motown's Writers with Ralph Johnson lined up for you on Christmas day View full article