Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me

FOOTSTEPS FOLLOWING ME (1991) Frances Nero was one of the original early artists signed to Motown, but had no success on the label. She was saved from continuing obscurity by entrepreneur, Dr Who fanatic, Soul enthusiast and DJ: Ian Levine. Full credit to Ian who wrote this great song. It charted in England in 1991. Footsteps … Read more

Theresa Lindsey

I’ll Bet You The original by Theresa Lindsey. Many thought it was by Billy Butler at the time in the sixties, we played that one, because, there was no way tget this brilliant original on Golden World as the entire label had been sold to Berry Gordy and shut down. See the Golden World story. … Read more

Bobby Williams

I’ve Only Got Myself To Blame Baby I Need Your Love by Bobby Williams on the UK Action label was often played at the Blue Note club in Manchester in the late 60’s. I’ve Only Got Myself To Blame was later ‘discovered’ on the Northern Soul scene.

Kenny Bernard – Pity My Shoes

Pity My Shoes What Love Brings Ain’t No Soul Left In These Old Shoes Kenny Bernard is a British soul singer who recorded on the Pye label in the sixties and has become a hit with northern soul fans. Although he has never recorded an album he has released several tracks including the above. At … Read more

Bobby Angelle

It’s Just Gotta Be That Way Just a classic Soul record from Mr Bobby Angelle on that graphic label: Money. Entirely missed on the first Soul scene in the UK, well in the sixties there was just a massive outpouring of releases, each fighting against the main artists output and the main distribution record companies … Read more

L.J. Johnson

Your Magic Put A Spell On MeĀ  Falsetto voiced rapid Soul with rapid violins by L. J. Johnson – EXCELLENT! This 1975 song was written by Ian Levine. AMAZING! L.J. Live

The Triumphs (Vocal)

I’m Coming To Your Rescue Very rapid cadence to this. Reaches 361 on that Top 500 from Kev Roberts. And not the same group as another of the same name who did the instrumental: Walking The Duck. An probably the first Triumphs were on Volt (Stax) with “Burnt Biscuits”. None of these Triumphs had anything … Read more

The Chaumonts

I Need Your Love This track by The Chaumonts is definitely a  mixture of other songs such as Uptight by Stevie Wonder, slowed down. Whatever, it gets a position on Kev Roberts Top 500 at 333.

Johnny Jones and the King Casuals

Purple Haze A re-working of the classic Jimmy Hendrix song by Johnny Jones and the King Casuals. And it gets to 313 on Kev Roberts Top 500. It has been given the uptempo Northern Soul treatment. I know it’s a matter of taste, but I prefer the, original it’s got much more feeling, style and … Read more