Phil Spector: studio producer, song writer, record label owner and convicted murderer has left an indelible mark on the entire music industry. He has been allegedly, involved at the very start of his career with putting subliminal messages onto radio station […]
Friend of Michael Jackson (not something to mention these days…) and fully immersed Soul fanatic; so that makes him a real good guy in our opinion. Lived in England and was a live Soul show promoter. These shows were great, […]
Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records. Love him or loathe him, this man had a dream and the drive to convert it into a reality – probably the most well known record label – ever. Facts: Started out writing and […]
Cholly Atkins was the Motown Dance Master- a dancer and choreographer who worked extensively with Tamla Motown artists to produce many of the slick routines that were there trademark and influenced dancing styles in soul clubs around the world.
The Strange World Of Northern Soul Sad to see all these artists so old but that’s what time is doing to us all. Although lengthy and sometimes repetitive this box set is really great. Full of all sorts of information […]
In 1989 Ian Levine recorded several ex-Motown artists and sought to re-launch their languishing careers. His label at the time was ‘Nightmare Records’ which was probably a good title for the project he was about to initiate. The entire episode […]
William 'Mickey' Stevenson was a Motown Producer and Song Writer – he wrote 'Jamie' for Eddie Holland, Dancing In The Street for Martha and The Vandellas. Motown Songwriters MSN.com Kim Weston turned down recording Mickey Stevenson's 'Dancing In The Street'.
Atlantic Record Producer Produced the Drifters from 1953 as well as Ray Charles and many others on the Atlantic label. Brought Aretha Franklin to Atlantic and produced many of her greatest tracks: I Never Loved A Man, RESPECT etc. He […]
Guy Stevens was Sue Records UK Chris Blackwell hired Guy Stevens to run Sue in April 1964. Guy Stevens first came to the fore when he got a gig as a DJ at The Scene, a small basement club in […]
Don’t Be Afraid To Love Harvey was an original member of the Moonglows with Marvin Gaye in the late 1950’s. Harvey wrote many songs for Motown, e.g. 25 Miles (Edwin Starr) Yester Me Yester You (Stevie Wonder) The Harvey Label […]