The Magazines

Blues & Soul, 42 Hanway Street, London

To be able to read something about Soul Music in the U.K. in the sixties was a treat. There wasn't much about.

My introduction to the written word was in late 1968 when I discovered Blues and Soul in a Glasgow shop.

It was in A5 format and was a dream come true. For the next four or five years, I built my collection around the recommendations of the editor, John Abbey. John knew his stuff o.k. and when he stopped doing the reviews, I had to find another source. 

Blues and Soul would soon develop as a focal point for Northern Soul fans, firstly through The Dave Godin Column and several years later through The Frank Elson Column.

Frank was a North of England journalist, and his articles are a good history of the scene as it moved from club to club, and as the rare records were being discovered.

Notes thanks to David Meikle.



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