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The A To Z of California Northern Soul

The A To Z of California Northern Soul

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global northern soul chart.

Artists that came from CA, had releases on labels that came from CA, labels based in CA and so on. No need for anyone to volunteer information about artists coming from Detroit or New York etc, all is explained if you listen to it. This is a long one guys, over two hours worth of Northern Soul.


Derek Marsden

Great playlist Pete.....I am from Wigan and was always at NS fact my family business provided the pies to Wigan Casino....and I was good mates with the Marshall family who owned it at the time....Good luck Pete...

Te Chu
Te Chu

Great playlist Pete.

Ian Mackay

Thank goodness for Soul music to keep me distracted as otherwise I truly think that I would be on the roof naked with a hunting rifle culling morons!!!

Dave Edwards

Brilliant tunes

Julie Milsted

Every record class keep on doing what your doing love it👏

John Mann
John Mann

Cracking tunes from start to finish 👍🏼

Ed Bailey
Ed Bailey

Some great tunes and I always appreciate some ranting at the start :)

Peter Wojdylo

Absolutely brilliant Pete, keep them coming mate.

Jacqui Wright

Ok Peter Smith you took this tape out cassette player in Mals mini .. Come on own up 😉
Seriously Pete I could be sitting there now , it really is identical , almost in the same order! This is just FECKIN brilliant xxxx do me a cd of this darl 🙏⭐️x

Pete Smith (Planet Records)

Al De Lory – Right On
Bobby Paris – I Walked Away
Bobby Mac – Shy Guy
The Belles – Let Me Do It
Benny Curtis & The Dirty Hearts – Dirty Hearts
The Belles – Don’t Pretend
Bobby Hutton – Lend A Hand
The Babies – The Hand Of Fate
Checkerboard Squares – Double Cookin’
Cajun Hart – Got To Find A Way
Carl Henderson – That Girl
The Casanova Two – We Got To Keep On
Doris Troy – Face Up To The Truth
Danny Monday – Baby Without You
Dobie Gray – Honey You Can’t Take It Back
Earl Wright & His Orchestra – Thumb A Ride
The Fi Dels – Try A Little Harder
The Fury’s Band – I’m Satisfied With You
Fred Smith Orchestra – The Same Old Thing
The Fabulous Jades – Come On And Live
George Freeman – Down And Out
Hank Jacobs – Elijah Rockin’ With Soul
The Inspirations – No One Can Take Your Place
Jewel Akens – My First Lonely Night
Joe Hicks – Don’t It Make You Feel Funky
Jesse Davis – Hang On In There Girl
Jimmy Seals – The Yesterday Of Our Love
Johnny Vanelli – Seven Days Of Loving You
Judy Street – What
Joanie Sommers – Don’t Pity Me
Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes
Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimba Band – Along Comes Mary
John & The Wierdest – Can’t Get Over These Memories
Lonnie Russ – Say Girl
Linda Jones – My Heart Needs A Break
Little Johnny Hamilton – Oh How I Love You
The Mylestones – The Joker
Mirwood Strings – The Temptation Walk
Fred Smith Orchestra – Don’t Pretend
Morris Chestnut – Too Darn Soulful
Mary Love – Lay This Burden Down
The Natural Four – I Thought You Were Mine
Nancy Wilson – The End Of Our Love
The Olympics – The Same Old Thing
Pee Wee, Shuck & Huey – Beside Myself
Pamela Beatyty – Talkin’ Eyes
Phil Flowers – Discontented
The Phonetics – Just A Boy’s Dream
Patrice Holloway – Stolen Hours
The Reflections – Like Adam And Eve
Ray Agee – I’m Losing Again
Rita & The Tiaras – Gone With The Wind Is My Love
Ruby – Feminine Ingenuity
Richard Temple – That Beatin’ Rhythm
The Spellbinders – Help Me
The Servicemen – I Need A Helping Hand
Sam Williams – Love Slipped Through My Fingers
Ty Karim – You Really Made It Good
Toni Basil – Breakaway
The World Column – So Is The Sun
William Powell – Heartache Souvenirs
The Wall Of Sound – Hang On