Angie Stone

Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You

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Wish I Didn’t Miss You (2002)
JJ remix

When I first heard this song by Angie Stone I thought ‘what a rip-off’ and sort of dismissed it. A few years passed and hearing it again I became a fan of it; even if its origination owes so much to the Back Stabbers by The O Jays.(1972)

Wikipedia: Angie Stone

Mary Queenie Lyons

Marie Queenie Lyons - Soul Fever (full album)

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Fever (1970)

Soul Fever. Mary Queenie Lyons’ LP was released in 1970 on James Brown’s King label, upon which she did a fantastic version of Mr Browns “TRY ME” but strangely she disappeared soon after its release.

The Valentine Brothers

Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (To Mention) " 12" Soul-Disco-Funk 1982 "

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The Valentine Brothers released the above which was later recorded by Mick Hucknall as Simply Red.

Wikipedia: The Valentine Brothers

Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators


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Feeling Free

Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators
SOUL is alive and well and still kicking in 2014 with several emerging and established artists and groups and Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators are one of the best. This one from 2008 is really great.

From the album  “Keep Reachin’ Up“ and the entire CD and all its tracks are really good. An American Soul singer now living in Helsinki, Finland. And she features on the great song JIGSAW on the CD from Shawn Lee.
Wikipedia: Nicole Willis

The Chambers Brothers

The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today (Audio)

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Time Has Come Today – Colombia USA, 1968, UK DIRECTION Records
Are You Ready

The Chambers Brothers released a record in 1968 which can only recently be described as  psychedelic soul. Time was quite popular, mainly at the Blue Note Club Manchester. The group started way back in 1954 when psychedelia was what you tended to get if you went to bed after eating too much cheese.

Wikipedia: The Chamber Brothers

Terence Trent D’arby

Sananda Maitreya - Sign Your Name

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If You Let Me Stay
Sign Your Name (across My Heart)

Terence Trent D’arby served in the USA Army in Germany in the early and after leaving he moved to London, was signed to CBS and made an album. His singles from it made him an 80’s Soul Star in the UK.

Terence Trent D'Arby

1988 and ‘Wishing Well’ went to number one in the USA.

At the time he was heralded as the new Otis (Redding) but failed to compare to him as his secondary releases failed.

Later when he ‘Signed His Name’ it became Sananda Maitreya.


Prince & The New Power Generation - Money Don't Matter 2 Night [MTV Version] (Official Music Video)

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Money Doesn’t Matter Tonight

This track by Prince would certainly have got into a sixties Soul DJ’s play list if a time machine could have taken it back there! But I wonder if it was played at its time of release on the ‘Northern Soul Scene’ in modern times, or was it excluded due to its popularity and non-rarity status?

Soul music it is but it would it be ruled out by other factors that would never have counted back then?

Wikipedia: Prince