The Carrolls

We’re In This Thing Together (1969) The Carrolls were a British group. This track was a big record at Manchester’s Blue Note club in 69 by Peaches and Herb. Eventually it has been picked up around 2006 on the Northern Soul scene. This one by The Carrolls on the UK CBS label was the distributors for … Read more

The Beatles

TWIST AND SHOUT The Beatles loved Soul music and did their own versions of many R&B, Blues, Soul and Motown recordings. Through appreciating the Beatles and finding out the original artists of some of the songs they did influenced many people to find their way to the original artists. This Twist and Shout EP was … Read more

M People

Excited Movin’ On Up M People, from Manchester with the leading voice of Heather Small: House – Dance-Soul, it’s definitely Soul! Their first LP was even called NORTHERN SOUL. M People – Wikipedia

The Creation

Painter Man Making Time I Got The Fever – 1968 The Creation were a mod band very much in The Who mould. They never found sustained success – even with Ronnie Wood in the line up. They appeared at the Twisted Wheel Club in Manchester on at least one occasion. They were formed in 1966 … Read more


Strange Brew – Reaction 591 015, 1967 Sunshine Of Your Love – Polydor 56 286, 1968 Cream – all three members of Cream played at the original Twisted Wheel in Manchester with various other groups. Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce appeared with The Graham Bond Organisation and Eric Clapton with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Jack Bruce … Read more

Chris Andrews

I’m Her Yesterday Man (Played at the original Twisted Wheel club, Manchester) Chris Andrews started as the lead singer with Chris Ravel & The Ravers. He made his TV debut on 14th March 1959 on the mould breaking Oh Boy! show. He was signed by Eve Taylor, who also looked after the careers of Adam … Read more

Chris Barber

Chris Barber was very influential in the early days of the British Blues movement as well as being an extremely competent jazz man. Years ago the band had a superb jazz and blues singer  – Ottilie Patterson  who did excellent covers of blues standards, occasionally in duet with blues and gospel singers such as Sister … Read more

Chris Farlowe

Out Of Time Buzz With The Fuzz Chris Farlowe had only one major hit – Out Of Time. Many rigid mainstream soul fans objected to white, especially English performers attempting to sound like black singers. There is no doubt, however, that he had a fine, strong and soulful voice. The song was written by Mick … Read more

The Yardbirds

Good Morning Little School Girl – Columbia 1964 I Ain’t Got You I Wish You Would (Orig. Billy Boy Arnold) 1964 Evil Hearted You 1965 Heart Full Of Soul For Your Love Shapes Of Things – 1966 I’m a Man Over Under Sideways Down The Yardbirds were among the first wave of UK original white … Read more

The Zombies

She’s Not There – Decca 1964 (‘Well, No One Told Me About Her, the way she lied’) Time of The Season What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy From St Albans, Rod Argent and singer Colin Blunstone re-formed The Zombies. There can be no doubt they wrote and performed some of the most memorable rock songs … Read more