Tag Archives: Northern Soul

A Manchester love affair on record – the C.P. Lee interview

It wouldn’t be right to call C.P. Lee an unsung hero of the North West music scene. He’s sung a fair bit in his time and those who truly know the Manchester scene know full well who he is. So … Continue reading

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Something to Hold On to – out on the floor with The Sha La La’s

Anyone who truly loves ‘60s Soul understands the thrill of flipping over a single and finding a lesser-known gem on the B-side. Whether it was Atlantic, Stax, Tamla Motown, or a Northern Soul rarity, there was something special about making … Continue reading

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Calling out around the world – the Martha Reeves interview

It was 10.30am local time in Detroit, Michigan, when I got through to soul legend Martha Reeves, and she still had a little packing to organise before heading to the UK. Within a couple of days she’d be thrilling crowds … Continue reading

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‘Eddie’s my name!’ In conversation with Eddie Holman

Eddie Holman was up at 5am the day I called him, and two hours later the 68-year-old Baptist minister and soul legend was definitely on a roll. That was Philadelphia time, five hours behind the UK, the man credited with … Continue reading

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Open season for the trunk of funk – the Craig Charles interview

According to your spheres of interest, you may know him best as Coronation Street’s Lloyd Mullaney or Red Dwarf’s Dave Lister, or just as that cheeky Scouse lad off Robot Wars or Takeshi’s Castle. But many more of us know … Continue reading

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Preston’s Got Soul: Judy Street – 53 Degrees

In case you didn’t realise, there’s something of a Northern Soul revival going on at the moment, no doubt stoked by the likes of Duffy and John Newman on the mainstream scene. And the forthcoming, much-anticipated film that takes this … Continue reading

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A Northern Soul icon, after all these years – the Judy Street interview

It’s rather bizarre to think that an artist that recorded just two songs in the late 1960s passed into the rich history of soul music. Yet that’s the case for Judy Street. OK, so Judy’s story is about so much … Continue reading

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Risin’ high and feelin’ real …

I SHOULD really try and add a little more gloss to this review. It’s been written without too much in the way of polish. But somehow that feels the right way to go about it, in keeping with the product … Continue reading

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