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This is a personal selection as it takes me back to when I first became a fan of soul music in the 60s. I was fortunate to have a girlfriend living in the USA who would airmail me LPs that weren’t available here. Particularly Chuck Jackson.

I became interested in Arthur Alexander through tracks recorded by the Beatles (Anna), Rolling Stones (You Better Move On) and others by Gene Vincent & Johnny Kidd.

I heard other soul music through going to clubs and other venues in and around London. I was also fortunate to have a girl in our  local record shop who shared similar tastes in music as me and I had the opportunity to hear new  records as they arrived each week. I spent most Saturdays in the booths treating myself t o a wealth of new  sounds.

I hope you enjoy these samples…more to come!


 01  I Just Want To Make Love To You - Etta James 1960

 02  Stand By Me - Ben E.King 1960

 03  I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More) - Barbara George 1961

 04  You Better Move On - Arthur Alexander 1961

 05  Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson 1962

 06  Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) - Benny Spellman 1962

 07  Hey Girl - Freddie Scott 1963

 08  It’s All Right - Jerry Butler & The Impressions 1963

 09  Ain’t Nothing You Can Do - Bobby “Blue” Bland 1964

 10  Soulful Dress - Sugar Pie DeSanto 1964

 11  Got To Get You Off My Mind - Solomon Burke 1965

 12  Nothing Can Stop Me - Gene Chandler 1965

 13  Stop Her On Sight (SOS) - Edwin Starr 1966

 14  When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge 1966

 15  Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley 1967

 16  The Dark End Of The Street - James Carr 1967

 17  (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding 1968

 18  Ace Of Spades - O.V. Wright 1968

 19  Breakfast In Bed - Baby Washington 1969

 20  Here I Go Again - Archie Bell & The Drells 1969

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