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Profile – James Brandon Lewis

Visionary composer and tenor saxophonist James Brandon Lewis’s bravest, yet most palpable artistic feat, Days Of FreeMan, opens with a poignant and profound introductory monologue from a maternal sage. She says, “The best thing of living is living who you are. You can’t be somebody else; you gotta be what God gave you to be and who you are. You… Read more →

Motown Women Behind the Scenes: The Gordy Women

The first women to contribute to the work of Motown Records were those closest to Berry Gordy.  Berry’s mother, Bertha Gordy, was a passionate entrepreneur along with Mr. Gordy’s father.  The Gordy parents inspired Berry and his siblings to develop entrepreneurial skills of their own.  As a result, Berry Gordy’s four sisters all played pivotalcontinue reading…

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Lost & Found – Real R&B And Soul

Here it is ….

Keb Darge is a Scottish DJ; Paul Weller is a British rock star. Both have a refined taste for Northern soul and other areas of R&B, something that’s keenly on display on their 2010 compilation Lost & Found: Real R ‘n’ B & Soul. Divided neatly between Darge’s and Weller’s picks, with the former responsible for the first half and the latter the second, Lost & Found sounds like the work of one compiler, one with a fondness for jump blues that complements the cool, uptown groove on display on the rest of the record. Scanning the track listing, it would seem that Big T. Tyler and Daddy Cleanhead wouldn’t quite mesh with the ’60s soul that comprises the bulk of the record, but Lost & Found is sequenced with the seamless grace of a great DJ, so this flows like a great party while kicking up a lot of little-known classics from both the less well-known (Emmitt Long, Elsie Wheat, the Creations) and the justly celebrated (Tammi Terrell, Bobby Blue Bland, Major Lance).

Track Listings
1. Big Mama Thornton – They Call Me Big Mama
2. The Brothers Of Soul – Come On Back
3. The Tempos – (Countdown) Here I Come Epitome Of Sound – You Don’t Love Me
4. Daddy Cleanhead & C. Higgins Band – Something’s Goin’ On In My Room
5. The Casanova Two – We Got To Keep On
6. The Creations – A Dream
7. Elsie Wheat – Tippin’
8. Sarah Dean with Freddie Mitchell Orchestra – Long Lean Daddy
9. Billy Fair & Orch. – I’ll Be True To You
10. The Cadets – I Want You7
11. Velma Cross & Her High Steppers – I’ll Be Oh So Good
12. Big T. Tyler – King Kong
13. The Flirtations – Stronger Than Her Love
14. The Great Experience – Don’t Forget To Remember
15. The Intruders – Hang On In There
16. Major Lance \x{2013} Rhythm
17. Margie Joseph – One More Chance
18. Tammi Terrell – All I Do Is Think About You
19. The Dells – Wear It On Your Face
20. Bobby Bland – Honey Child
21. The Radiants – Ain’t No Big Thing
22. Albert King – Crosscut Saw
23. Jimmy Witherspoon – Money Is Getting Cheaper
24. Billy Watkins – The Ice-Man
25. Eddie Giles – Losin’ Boy
26. Emmitt Long – Call Me
27. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
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“Crosscut Saw” by Albert King (Google Play • iTunes)

Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling picks his top ten northern soul floor-fillers

Richard Searling, music consultant on the film Northern Soul, tells us about his favourite tracks   Richard Searling’s DJ-ing career started back in 1971 when he played venues such as Va-Vas in Bolton, The Pendulum in Manchester (originally an upstairs room of a pub in Hardman Street, off Deansgate) and Wigan Casino – the latter providing the blueprint for the… Read more →

Lorraine Chandler

Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny Motor City soul singer, songwriter, and producer Lorraine Chandler was born and raised in Detroit, claiming Otis Williams of the Temptations as a family friend and percussionist Eddie “Bongo” Brown— a member of Motown Records’ famed studio crew the Funk Brothers — as her next-door neighbor. Chandler herself dreamed of a career at Motown, ultimately… Read more →

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