The Stovall Sisters

Hang On In There Yes To The Lord The Stovall Sisters were born into a family of twenty two children who used to tour the midwest of the US as a gospel group. Three sisters, Nettie, Lillian and Rejoyce, formed a singing trio who eventually released an album, The Stovall Sisters. They became the backing … Read more

Maryann Farra & Satin Soul

Stoned Out Of My Mind (1975) Satin Soul, Disco soul with a bit of a negative message these days! Not sure whether she is saying that losing him is driving her out of her mind or making her turn to drugs – you decide! Maryann Farra & Satin Soul – Facebook

Charlene and The Soul Serenaders

Can You Win – first on Paradox then distributed by Stax Love Changes  Charlene and The Soul Serenaders singing Can You Win can be found on the  Ian Levine CD compilation Solid Stax Sensations available on Amazon. The group were mainly a gospel outfit and released the album The Answer with an image of Jesus Christ on the … Read more

Laura Vane and the Vipertones

NO WORDS (2010) A good modern Soul outfit. Laura Vane was living in Brighton in the U.K. when approached by two Djs from the Netherands. Laura Vane and the Vipertones was the resulting fusion.

First Choice – Philly Girl Group

This Is The House Where Love Died (1972) I’ve Got A Feeling Doctor Love Armed And Extremely Dangerous Yes, Maybe No Disco but Soul from First Choice? … but I’ve Got a feeling it’s Soul. Much of their music has been sampled by today’s musicians(?) Or do we say Curated now? First Choice had a … Read more

Vala Regan and the Valerons

FIREMAN  (1966) This track by Vala Regan and the Valerons was played regularly at Blue Note club Manchester in the sixties. Maybe also played at the Twisted Wheel. Living In The Past

Lipps Inc – How Long

Funkytown How Long For Soul purists Lipps Inc are popularized disco soul, and this is therefore referred to by the Soul aficionados as a trashy disco soul. But nevertheless it’s sort of OK.  The group was going to be called Lip Sync originally, until it turned out someone else was using the name. Later on they … Read more

The Darnells

Too Hurt To Cry And Too Much In Lover To Say Goodbye Early Motown girl group The Darnells with sounds similar to those of a Phil Spector production. It was a mixture of two Motown girl backing singers – The Andantes with the Darnells. The Darnells changed their name and became The Marvelettes. WIKI – … Read more

The Ivorys

Please Stay (1966) This track by The Ivorys has now become a collector’s item – very rare (Wand USA). 332 on Kev Roberts Top 500.