than try and publish the whole of the current issue on-line
(I want you to buy a copy, not read it here), I thought I'd
put a few articles here which I felt were particularly worth
course, as time has gone on, this page has become rather
long, so I've split each article off onto
it's own page. Just click on the
link to take you there.
Yodi Records of St Louis
By Malcolm Collins
Cody Black - A Journeyman Of Detroit Soul
Biography & discography
Northern Soul, it's a UK thing isn't it ?
A summation of my 'overseas' bookings
The Jessica Records Story
The story of a small independent label from St Louis.
No Tulips From Amsterdam, But A Whole Lot Of Soul
A report on my recent trip to DJ at
Amsterdam Soul Club
Working On A Groovy Thing! - The Patti Drew Story
Biography and discography of
The Esquires - Milwaukee’s Favourite Group
An article about The Esquires with full discography and
Jackey Beavers - From
Cartersville To Detroit And Back
A biography of Jackey Beavers,
with full discography and loads of label scans.
Revue Records Reviewed !
article that looks at all the releases on the Revue label.
Robey & Peacock Records
An article I wrote in March 2009
for Soul Up North Magazine
The Musette Records Story
A wonderful article by
Angelo Alexander giving the history of the
If you look in the
Winter '04 Edition of
N.Soul Magazine, you will find
an article about 'Cover Up's by
'Bo-Jangles' Winterbottom III. I
can now reveal that I am
Arnold, but at the time the article
was published only three people knew who had written the
article from John Pugh of Wolverhampton
about a venue that is now sadly closed.
As John would say, "Get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit,
and then start reading".
7" 45prm American Soul singles be considered to be of
significant historical value ?
argument that establishes why the records we love can now be
considered to be of significant historical value, as well as
round pieces of plastic that make a noise when you play them
The Prestatyn Weekender, March
The venue report from
this years weekender at Prestatyn,
rather obviously !
To Buy Northern Soul
Here's another article
I wrote, this time for Ace Records. Please bear in mind that
the article is aimed at beginners on the Northern scene.
The Dudley Chronicle - February 2004.
An article I wrote for
the local Newspaper. In the end they edited two thirds of
the article out, but syndicated it in the Dudley,
Wolverhampton, Halesowen, and Stourbridge
papers. Originally written as background information, they
decided to publish it under my name with the third person
references changed to first person.
The Llandudno Connoisseurs Weekender &
The Prestatyn Midnight
Venue reports from both
Milk and Northern Soul.
What ? ! How
on earth can you compare milk and Northern Soul, well I
"I went to a great allnighter
last night !"
A summing up of the
allnighter scene as I saw it
when the article was written.
Northern Soul Is Dead !
This one caused so much
fuss I couldn't believe it. Written slightly tongue in
cheek, as an exaggeration of my own views, I ended up being
called the anti Christ of Soul music on one mailing