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Veteran reggae singer John Holt dies aged 69


Jamaican star and songwriter behind The Tide Is High died in hospital on 19 October

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Famed Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin gravely ill


(October 17, 2014) We are sad to inform SoulTrackers that Motown great Jimmy Ruffin is gravely ill in a Las Vegas hospital. His family is asking for prayers. Known to many as the older brother of former Temptations lead David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin had a solid career of his own, with periods of chart success that resulted in three of Motown’s greatest tunes of the late 60s and a surprise hit more than a decade later.

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

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As the new Northern Soul film hits the cinamas, Richard Searling, music consultant on the film, tells us about his favourite tracks
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A Well Respected Odyssey

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My first inkling of the Kink’s came from their 1965 U.S. hit ” A Well Respected Man” which I’d heard on an Oldies station that my mother always had on at some point in the late 70’s .
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Northern Soul review – true to the cause - The Guardian

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Elaine Constantine stacks up the right sounds in her take on this sweaty, cramped corner of youth history, writes Mike McCahill
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THE LIMBOOS “SPACE MAMBO” (Penniman Records) | Real Mod World

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Daniela Kennedy (drums), Roi Fontoira (guitar, vocals), Mark Mascato (bass), Sergio Alarcón (guitar, percussion) are The Limboos and Space Mambo is their first LP. Call it Latin R&B or afro-cuban blues or, as they do, Exotic R&B. A bastard son between T-Bone Walker and Martin Denny, the result of a night of dancing that begins in the French Quarter and ends in Ipanema with stops in Texas and Havana.


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Memphis the Musical -


Memphis the Musical, the multi award-winning musical arrives in London October 2014.

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The Marvin Smith Story - Interview and Nov 2014 UK Concert Info -SoulSource


The Marvin Smith Story Contents: IntroductionInterview (August 2014)(The Unissued Songs)DiscographyWilton Concert DetailsThe Marvin Smith Interview Introduction This is an article based on an interview with Marvin Smith this year.

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In pictures: Art Gallery autumn / winter 2014 knitwear range


Art Gallery autumn / winter 2014 knitwear range
Words can only say so much when it comes to clothing, so here is a selection of images showcasing the Art Gallery autumn / winter 2014 knitwear range, which does the job so much better.

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Clint Eastwood: Fall in Rome


Clint Eastwood photographed in the mid 60s while walking along the streets of Rome.
Photo: Tumblr

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