Category: Music

Greasy Chip Butty’s Mixcloud Podcast Episode 13 Fitzsoul Festival Inn Soul On Easter Sunday Special – 27/03/16

Hi please feel free to add the link to the above Mixcloud podcast to your excellent site. There are more of my podcasts available on Mixcloud and also at Thanks for the link ….enjoy everyone     Related Post The Current Northern Soul Scene: Is it just nostal… Northern Soul Dancing by Jud – Clip 619 &#82… BLACKPOOL MECCA… Read more →

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… Read more →

Out On The Floor, by The Signatures

Another good cover from a contemporary “Northern Soul” band … Related Post The Current Northern Soul scene: Is it just nostal… NORTHERN SOUL GIRL – LEVANNA MCLEAN, the new… Northern Soul – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) … Wigan Casino 1978 – Live Recording from balc… Northern Soul Costa Blanca Greasy Chip Butty’s Mixcloud Podcast Episode 13 Fi…… Read more →

Northern Soul – 25 Miles – The All-Nighters

  Another cover by the All-nighters, pretty good …? comment below ! Related Post NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE Northern Soul Girl Dances to HAPPY – Pharrel… Martha Reeves Biography Northern Soul: Behind the scenes of the film Northern Soul: 40 years of the sound of Wigan Casi… Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend A passion for Northern Soul Samantha’s – It… Read more →

Mr M’s 1977 line out recording of a set by Brian Rae

Brilliant quality recording …just like 40 years ago was yesterday, enjoy and thanks to Pete Smith for publishing it Related Post Skinned 013 » Richard Searling  Film Review by Tim Murry Northern Soul Half Hour – Mixcloud Northern Soul – 25 Miles – The All-Nig… The Way of the Crowd (2004) BLACKPOOL MECCA REVISITED The Signatures Kev Roberts Northern… Read more →


By Brian Cook     Singer Sarah Collins became a YouTube sensation with her covers of Northern Soul classics.  Now she’s taken to the road with a live band playing the music she loves.  (The author was commissioned write a previous version of this article by Scootering Magazine and it appeared in the May 2016 edition). Back in the day, Sarah’s… Read more →

My Clifton Hall Experience

  A little taster of what was the alternative to Wigan Casino in the early 1980’s   Glynn Jones says …. Thought I’d do a podcast of my favourite allnighter. Think I only missed a couple of these as it was so close to home. Clifton Hall started running in tandem with the Casino then, for many of us, took… Read more →


1. MARVIN GAYE – â��I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINEâ�� (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… Read more →
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