Manchester – home of the Twisted Wheel Manchester is a major industrial City in the North West of England and was the original powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution. There are several other Manchesters in the USA, Australia and Canada, But the original is in the UK. In the 19th century it was famous for being … Read more


Memphis Tennessee A City in the Southern state Of Tennessee USA. Named after the ancient Egyptian city and home of Soul and Blues, Stax records and others. Memphis Tennessee – Wikipedia


Detroit The city is in the state of Michigan on the shores of lake Michigan USA. Detroit is famous for manufacture of and headquarters of General Motors and is the  Motorcity  which gave birth to Tamla Motown. Sadly, with the destruction of the American motor industry, it has now got the unenviable title of America’s … Read more


Chicago was a magnet for the blues. In the nineteen twenties a mass exodus from the southern states brought millions of Black people to the industrial North looking for work. Along with Detroit the city had its own culture of black music – gospel and blues, and eventually out from this mixture – Soul. Chess … Read more

New Orleans

Record Producers:- Dave Bartholomew and Allen Toussaint. Artists:– Fats Domino Irma Thomas Tony Joe White Aaron Neville, Lee Dorsey, Dr John and loads more besides came from New Orleans. Top UK reissue label Soul Jazz follow up their popular New Orleans Funk compilation with a second visit to the vaults of fifties, sixties and seventies … Read more

New York

New York is the home of venues such as The Apollo and the Uptown (now closed) in Harlem and the base for Atlantic Records Atlantic Records – Wikipedia

Los Angeles

Los Angeles At the height of the vintage soul scene in the 1960’s Los Angeles played a minor role. Today however many modern soul recordings originate from this city and Motown moved here from Detroit, setting up their new headquarters in the 1970’s.