Soft Cell put the synths in northern soul on 5 September 1981, when they took ‘Tainted Love’ to the top of the UK charts.
For the ravenous Northern soul collector, one label consistently brought the goods: Chess Northern soul classics continue to epitomise the sound today.
Beloved soul singer Minnie Riperton is a household name among soul fans, but her early alias, Andrea Davis, puzzled many Chess Records collectors for years.
As we anxiously count down the days until 22 April, check out some of the exclusive Record Store Day releases that have been announced for 2017.
The members of Paul Weller's band are to tour as Songbook Collective, and Paul Weller himself is to score the boxing movie Jawbone, starring Ray Winstone.
Mods had their origins in London in the mid-1960s but it wasn't long before Lambrettas, Vespas and all-nighters in clubs were being seen all over Britain.