Books about or related to the general
subject of Manchester Soul.


The Manchester Wheelers
By Dave


Central 1179
The Story of Manchester's Twisted Wheel Club
By Keith Rylatt & Phil Scott

Alexis Korner
The Biography
Harry Shapiro

Trouble Man
The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
By Steve Turner

The Sharper Word
A Mod Anthology

Edited by Paolo Hewitt

Stax - Soulville U.S.A
Sweet Soul Music
By Peter Guralnick

The In Crowd
The Story of the Northern and Rare Soul Scene
By Mike Ritson & Stuart Russell


Too Darn Soulful
The Story of Northern Soul
By David Nowell

Got to 'Northern Soul Rants' page for more info.

Who's Who in Soul Music
by Ralph Tee

Walking to New Orleans
Story of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues

By John Broven

Where Did Our Love Go?
The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound
by Nelson George

Women of Motown
An Oral History (For the Record)

by Susan Whitall
Edited by Dave March

Rhythm & Blues in Cleveland 1955 Edition
Compiled and Edited by Galen Gart

The Northern Soul Top 500
by Kev Roberts

Soul Survivors
Wigan Casino Story
By Russ Winstanley & David Nowell

Just My Soul Responding
Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations Since 1945
By Brian Ward

Ladies of Soul
(American Made Music)
By David Freeland

Stars and Superstars of Black Music

The Guinness Who's Who of Soul
Edited by Colin Larkin

Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey
A Journey to Music's Heart and Soul

By Bill Wyman

Black and Proud
The Life of James Brown
By Geoff Brown

Berry Gordy - An Autobiography
To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown


Encyclopedia of Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wap Vocal Groups
By Mitch Rosalsky

Down Home Guide to the Blues
by Frank Scott

The Golden Years (Music of the Great Lakes)

By Bill Dahl

Soulsville U.S.A.
The Story of Stax Records
by Rob Bowman

Only the Strong Survive
(Black Music and Expressive Culture)
By Jerry Butler with Earl Smith

Dancing in the Street
Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit
By Suzanne E. Smith

Motown: The History
By Sharon Davis

Showtime at the Apollo
The Story of Harlems World Famous Theater
By Ted Fox

A Touch of Classic Soul
Soul Singers of the Early 1970s
By Marc Taylor

Black is Best
The riddle of Cassius Clay

A Biography
By Jack Olsen

Berry, Me and Motown
The Untold Story

by Raynoma Gordy Singleton

Story of Chess Records
by John Collis

The Songs of Berry Gordy
Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown
Jeannette Delisa

Boogie Man
Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American 20th Century
By Charles Shaar Murray

The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest
by Reverend C.L. Franklin

Over 150 Photographs from the early 60's of the Original Mods!

Making Tracks
Story of Atlantic Records

By Charlie Gillett

It Happened in Liverpool Manchester!
The True Story of Manchester's Music !958-1965
By Alan Lawson

Empire Made
The Handy Pocket Size Guide to All Things Mod

By Terry Rawlings & Keith Badman

A Change is Gonna Come
Music, Race and the Soul of America

By Craig Werner

Chasing the Wind
A Quadrophenia Anthology
'The ultimate guide to Quadrophenia'
By Gary Wharton

Otis Redding
Try a Little Tenderness
(MOJO Heroes)
By Geoff Brown

The story of Motown
By Peter Benjaminson

Heart and Soul
A Celebration of Black Music Style in America 1930-1975
By Bob Merlis & Davin Seay

Motown: The View from the Bottom
Funk Brothers & Grammy Winning
Jack Ashford
With Charlene Ashford

Spinning Blues into Gold
Chess Records: the label that launched the blues
By Nadine Cohodas

Spinning Blues into Gold
The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
By Nadine Cohodas

Number one Rhythm & Blues Hits
The Ultimate book for soul and R&B fans
By Adam White & Fred Bronson

Shake, Rattle and Rain
Popular Music Making in Manchester
1955 - 1995
By CP Lee

Calling Out Around the World
A Motown Reader
Edited by Kingsley Abbott

You Send Me:
Life and Times of Sam Cooke
By Daniel Wolff

Soul Music A-Z
by Hugh Gregory

Casino: Wigan 30th Anniversary Edition
Straight from the heart and straight from the soul
By Dave Shaw

Motown From The Background
Hitsville U.S.A
Authorized Biography of The Andates
Vickie Wright, Louvain Demps, Maralene Barrow-Tate, Jackie Hicks

Memories of Sheffield's King Mojo Club
Dave Manvell
ISBN 978-1901587302

Clean Living Under Very Difficult Circumstances
A Very British Phenomenon

Terry Rawlings

Oasis & the Twisted Wheel
By David Prestbury

Poems & Photos of the60'sin Manchester

The Mod Crop Trilogy:
The Last Words on the 60s Mods
by Alan Fletcher

500 Lost Gems of the Sixties
by Kingsley Abbott

The Story of The Supremes
V&A Publishing

Tamla Motown
The Story behind the UK singles
By Terry Wilson

On The Right Track
with Northern Soul DJ Ginger Taylor
by Rob KcKeever
Story of Calder Valley DJ's 40 years in soul

Northern Soul Stories
Neil Rushton
Angst and Acetates
Eye witness anecdotes from the ultimate dance music underground...

The Story of Northern Soul: A Definitive History of the Dance Scene that Refuses to Die.
by David Nowell
Appears to duplicate 'Too Darn Soulful' with its inaccuracies about the beginnings of Northern Soul written retrospectively by folks who weren’t there.
For the real beginnings see 'Central 1179' & 'The MANCHESTER WHEELERS'.

The Wigan Casino Years:
Northern Soul the Essential Story
By Tim Brown

Hype & Soul!
Behind the scenes at Motown
By Al Abrams

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