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Kev Roberts

KEV ROBERTS is one of the most prominent DJ/Promoters in the World of Northern Soul & Motown. His own or consulted events in the Soul/Gold music market are the busiest in the country. An expert in 60's-90's music. Currently, you can find me on air Weekends at Signal 2 (Staffs/Cheshire). I'm the current host of the World Northern Soul Dance Championship at Blackpool Tower. Actively ...
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NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE

OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE A sneaky peek of just some of what is in the October 2016 issue – OUT NOW! Click to buy this issue and read more… Davido “I love this song and I don’t understand one thing he said.” The above is a comment written underneath the YouTube video to Davido’s 2013 hit Skelewu, but it could easily have been appended to any online ...
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Martha Reeves Biography

Martha Reeves is an American pop and R&B singer best remembered as the lead singer of the group Martha and the Vandellas. Born in Alabama in 1941, Martha Reeves grew up in Detroit and signed with Motown Records in the early 1960s. With several songs penned by famed songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland at the ready, Martha and the Vandellas went on to widespread pop and R&B ...
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Rob Smith … Another Northern soul legend

I found this article about Rob Smith, the first record dealer I visited at his make shift office in the heart of Nottingham to buy records from his photo copied list that used to arrive in a brown paper envelope every month, thanks Rob you have made a fantastic difference to the scene .. Starting with a copy of Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker ...
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Elusive & The mysterious case of the 1970’s rock band from Hatfield

BABE RUTH was a band that formed in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, in 1971. Guitarist Alan Shacklock founded this progressive rock band. They had a rhythmic, bluesy, guitar orientated sound capped off by the blistering vocals of Jenny Hahn. Rounded out by Chris Holmes (keyboards and organ), Dave Punshon (piano), Dave Hewitt, (bass) and Dick Powell, (drums) this British band always put on a great live ...
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Major Lance – A biography

Blessed with a warm, sweet voice, Major Lance was one of the leading figures of Chicago soul during the '60s and the top-selling artist for OKeh Records during the decade. Lance not only had a lovely voice, but his material was excellent. During the height of his success, the majority of his songs were written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis, and the ...
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NORTHERN SOUL GIRL – LEVANNA MCLEAN, the new face of Northern Soul, talks

Its actually a good interview Northern Soul? That's for old folks, isn't it? Well, not any more - and certainly not if 18-year-old LEVANNA MCLEAN has anything to do with it. She's young, bright, pretty and talented and there's nothing she likes doing more than moving around on the dance floor with spins and kicks to a pounding '60s soul groove. "There are so many ...
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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 ...

Northern Soul Girl Dancing 4

Published on 2 Oct 2013 Girl dancing around the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Northern Soul Girl Levanna dancing to Carrie Cleveland, Love will set you free at the famous bridge in Bristol. Northern Soul Girl Dancing. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Express-Your-... Find me on Instagram ifthisislev. https://www.facebook.com/northernsoul... https://twitter.com/LevannaMclean email: expressyoursoul@live.com ...
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The Current Northern Soul Scene: Is it just nostalgia or a vibrant world?

This is a nice article by Josh Norcliffe from 2014 The underground music and dance youth movement known as Northern Soul has survived well over fifty years since its emergence in the nineteen sixties, but are the 21’st century “all-nighters” just men trying to relive their youth or are the kids generally interested in it? Northern Soul was born out of the British mod scene ...
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8tracks.com is the best place to make and discover playlists

This is a great website, full of not just "Northern Soul" but every kind of music you can think of .... goodbye spotify ? ...Tell us what you think below in the comments ..SJO 8tracks.com is the best place to make and discover playlists Listen for free to millions of playlists, all lovingly handcrafted by people like you who know and love music. Pick a ...
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Nostalgia: Northern Soul Memories: Picture Gallery

I found this gallery that has some interesting pictures in it including "The Torch" in Stoke on Trent http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/pictures/nostalgia-northern-soul-memories-photo-gallery/pictures-25972467-detail/pictures.html#4 ...
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The Motown 7s Box Set: Album review – ‘continues to delight and surprise’

The city of Detroit may be suffering, but it’s most famous musical export, Motown, continues to delight and surprise us. The shock being that most of the 14 tracks released here as seven vinyl singles were never issued at the time. Owner Berry Gordy Jnr’s strict quality control regime meant that these and many more tracks that have only come to light in recent years, ...
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BLUES AND SOUL’S 40 ESSENTIAL SOUL SINGLES

1. MARVIN GAYE - �I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE� (Tamla 1968)This isn't my favourite Marvin Gaye track, but I do consider it his most essential and because of its impact soul's most essential too. In just over a little more than three harrowing minutes Marvin delivers as much anguish, grief and passion as any Shakespeare tragedy. It proves that soul music - at its ...
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Northern Soul Girl Dances to HAPPY – Pharrell vs Northern Soul

Northern Soul Girl Dancing to Happy http://www.amazon.co.uk/Express-Your-... https://www.facebook.com/northernsoul... https://twitter.com/LevannaMclean email:expressyoursoul@live.com The Worlds first 2.4 minute northern soul video inspired by Pharrell Williams "Happy". Northern Soul Friends, just keep watching til 0.52 - second track by Velvet Hammer. Shot in one take at Broad Street, Staple Hill Bristol. Staple Hill man you are a legend - UK all the way!!! Young Soul Girl loves to dance ...
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A passion for Northern Soul

A passion for Northern Soul With IKS Kitchen's Jamie Hartford East Leeds Magazine, July 2011 I got into Northern Soul through my parents; specifically my Dad, Trev’. I suppose it was the soundtrack to my early life with plenty of music (and dancing) filling the house. It’s a complex genre to explain to the uninitiated. The pioneers in the mid-sixties were clubs such as The ...
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