Soul, Northern Soul, Vintage R&B, Mod Music & Mixcloud

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Soul, Vintage R&B & Mod Related Music

I could hardly publish a site on Mod and Soul music genres and not include a section dedicated to the genres of related music,  Mixcloud  and selected artists. From my formative years when my introduction to Mod, R&B & Soul music began, I continue to be drawn to discovering new songs all these years on. This is part of the my continuing attraction of listening to Soul music. It continues to provide an ever evolving musical soundtrack to my life. One which has continued through the past four decades. This genre of music, has brought and continues to bring a great deal of pleasure to my life, as I know it does for so many others too.


Not only does it enrich my life, regardless of my mood. It’s the friend that makes me happy, often making me want to dance.  In addition and as equally as important, it has enabled me to meet like minded friends. Some whose passion for these genres of music is beyond commendable.

Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke – Photo, public domain. Credit to

This category will concentrate on those artists and music whose musical genre is of early 60s R&B and Soul. In addition, to what may be termed Northern Soul and considered to be of a Mod’s taste in music.

The Old 1980s Mod Days

As a teenager, as am sure many are able to relate to, we did’nt have the internet at hand. My new music discoveries came mainly via friends, the radio, newsletters and fanzines. And of course our regular visits to the record shops in my little hometown. However as I began to attend related Mod & Soul events in the 80s, I was to become drawn to the new eclectic sounds and tracks I was to hear. This was to embark me on a journey that continues to this day.

Dusty Springfield
Dusty Springfield – Photo, public domain. Credit to Bradford Timeline

Therefore, I have chosen to discuss the occasional artists whose musical genre is of early 60s R&B and Soul. There are such a vast number of artists that have contributed to these musical genres. Furthermore, to even contemplate including them all within this section would be a monumental task. Due to this, I intend to chose a small selected selection of those artists. This applies to those that I personally like and continue to listen to.

The Soul and R&B artists who I was introduced to at an early age and throughout my teenage years. Those sounds that were to form a very firm foundations for my love of Soul. This still continuing today, over forty years on.


Mixcloud & Internet Radio – New Mod, Soul & R&B Music Discoveries

In later years with the advent of the internet and of course social media, as well as attending events again, the discovery of new music relating to Mod & Soul genres continues to ignite my music listening passion.  For me, it’s like delving into a giant lucky bag.  Even more so with the accessibility of music platforms like Mixcloud and YouTube.

There are some truly brilliant accounts and uploads on these platforms. Some from those who had a profound effect on my musical tastes and who I heard djing from attending events as a teenage Mod girl. Others whose uploads I were not aware of. Some whose music I have had the pleasure of hearing at events in more recent years. Some old tracks, many new. Therefore I am including posts on some of these uploads as well as internet radio, that I personally enjoy listening to.

They will vary, however will include my first music love which continues to be 60s Soul. In addition these uploads will include early R&B and early Mod music as well as Northern Soul. I hope you will find them just as enjoyable listening to them as I continue to do. Finally to those whose uploads I include, I would like to say a huge thank you for the music you continue to share. Here are some articles included related to the umbrella term of “Soul and Mod” and Northern Soul genres of music.

Ray Charles
Ray Charles – Photo, public domain. Credit to


Etta James’s Early Life & Early Recordings
Etta James – A Selection & Brief Discussion Of Her Recordings At Chess Records
Bibliography – Sources & Information For Etta James’s Articles

Soul Music Mixclouds

Recommended Rare Soul, Northern Soul, Vintage R&B & Mod Related Mixclouds
Rob Cox Mixcloud
Fusion Radio & Jayne’s Soulful Sunday

Soul Music

Favourite 60s Soul Songs Of 2018 – Part 1
Favourite Soul Songs Of 2018 Part 2

Soul / Northern Soul Djs

Soul DJ Caroline Dann
Mick Taylor; Soul DJing
Soul DJ Dave Rimmer

Guest Interviews Relating to Soul & Mod Related Genres of Music

Tony Beesley
John Crawford Talks 60s & 70s Soul, Tamla Motown, Northern Soul, Funk & Jazz
Paul Hallam – The Post Mod Years
Tony Beesley Talks About Collecting Records Part 2

Mod Related Events

Review – The Pow Wow Weekender, Sheffield 2018
Review – The Britalian Job – Nottingham Britannia Club, Nottingham – 20th October 2018

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