British 60s Soul

Jason Barnard selects his favourite British Sixties soul cuts from legendary to cult. Carl Douglas And The Big Stampede – Crazy Feeling (Single A-side, Go, 1966) Terry Reid With Peter Jay’s Jaywalkers – This Time (Single B-side to The Hand Don’t Fit The Glove, Columbia, 1967) Van Morrison – Beside You (New York Sessions ’67, […]

The Fleur de Lys – Keith Guster

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 15:28 | Category : Articles
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By Jason Barnard The Fleur de Lys (or Les Fleur de Lys as they were originally known) were formed fifty years ago in Southampton. Until they split five years later they recorded and released a string of memorable records including ‘Circles’ and ‘Hold On’; universally recognised as classics of the era. However they are also notable […]

Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band 1965-1967

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 20:05 | Category : Articles
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By Nick Warburton When Dexys Midnight Runners topped the UK charts in 1981 with their “Geno” tribute, a new generation of fans discovered American soul singer Geno Washington, who had fronted British R&B/soul outfit The Ram Jam Band from 1965-1969 and enjoyed moderate chart success.  Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Spring 1965, left […]

Carl Douglas – Stampeding the Mod Scene

Friday, 11 July 2014, 19:40 | Category : Articles
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Forty years ago this summer, Pye Records issued Carl Douglas’s disco anthem “Kung Fu Fighting” to an unsuspecting public. Shipped just as the chopsocky film craze was taking hold, the Jamaican singer’s best known recording initially struggled for airplay. However, by the tail end of 1974, the single had stormed to the top of the […]

Carl Douglas – Stampeding the Mod Scene – Part 1

Monday, 9 June 2014, 19:54 | Category : Articles
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Forty years ago this summer, Pye Records issued Carl Douglas’s disco anthem “Kung Fu Fighting” to an unsuspecting public. Shipped just as the chopsocky film craze was taking hold, the Jamaican singer’s best known recording initially struggled for airplay. However, by the tail end of 1974, the single had stormed to the top of the […]

Sidewalk Society

Friday, 29 June 2012, 18:23 | Category : Sidewalk Society
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The Strange Brew goes to the US to speak to Long Beach, California’s Sidewalk Society who choose their favourite tracks from the Strange Brew era, sprinkled with a few American nuggets. Sidewalk Society The band also debuts tracks from their great new album inspired by this brilliant material – blending the best in mod, psych and […]