Philadelphia – The Philly Sound

From the people who did that great magazine ‘There’s That Beat!’ How Philly became the Epicenter of Black Music! The passionate team behind the acclaimed Northern Soul magazine There’s That Beat!, presents here in over 690 lavishly designed pages, their in-depth investigation of how Philadelphia became the hottest city in the American pop and soul … Read more

Janis Joplin

Carefree and wonderful free spirit, taken from us all too soon. A white woman with a soulful voice. A Soul singer, a blues singer, a great singer, a Soulful singer. A life of great promise cut short by an addiction to drugs, a lonely Soul, she just needed support and love. She started out as … Read more

Johnny Wyatt – This Thing Called Love

This Thing Called Love – 1966 I Wouldn’t Change A Thing Johnny Wyatt started out as a Doo Wop singer and joined the group Rochell and The Candles as lead singer. This Thing Called Love was played regularly as The Twisted Wheel club, Manchester. Johnny Wyatt – SoulfuKindaMusic Johnny Wyatt – Discogs

Deanie Parker – singer turned Publicist

Each Step I Take Deanie Parker was born in Mississippi a Stax artist, singer and songwriter. She then became an Director or Publicity at the Stax. She also became the CEO of the Soulsville Stax Museum in Memphis. She also co-wrote Whole Lot of Love a hit for Homer Banks and Simply Red.

The Soul Music of Civil Rights

SOUL MUSIC & CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE USA – an article on the subject. The Soul Music of Civil Rights – Here we list some of the best and most interesting songs from the period in the sixties and later. Many artists had to hide the underlying meaning of their lyrics so as not to attract … Read more

Motown Sound – The Sixties Albums

Motown Sound albums were released in the sixties. One of the very best things about Motown in the sixties was that they issued LP’s with lots of their hit tracks on them. It was ideal for promoting there artists and for fans who could get lots and lots of great sounds relatively inexpensively. Sneered at … Read more

The Newbeats

Run Baby Run It was knowing they were white and that awful but popular song Bread and Butter that put us off these The Newbeats at the time in 1965. Yes as Soul Mods at that time we only recognized black artists in the main as being legitimate Soul singers. But of course with hindsight … Read more

Billy Stewart

Fat Boy I Do love You Because I Love You Sitting In The Park Summertime Born 24th March 1937 – Washington, D.C. Died 17th January 1970 – Neuse River, North Carolina Billy Stewart nicknamed ‘The Fat Boy’ was a pianist and soul singer and writer – the other FAT MAN was of course Fats Domino. … Read more

Chuck Wood

SEVEN DAYS TOO LONG – Roulette, 1966, Transatlantic 1967 Chuck Wood is best remembered for a track that would become one of the favourite soul anthems of the sixties – Seven Days Too Long. Seven Days to the next Twisted Wheel all nighter was sometimes too long as well! But we got through the working … Read more

Chris Kenner

Land of 1000 Dances Something You Got Born 25th December 1929 – Kenner, LA Died 25th January 1976 – New Orleans, LA. Chris Kenner’s songs can be heard on the CD Charly CD 230 I LIKE IT LIKE THAT  (Produced by Allen Toussaint) 1961 (Joe Babashak’s Instant label). Soul fans know Chris Kenner for releasing the … Read more