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Catch The Beat: The Best Of Soul Underground 1987-91

Catch The Beat: The Best Of Soul Underground 1987-91

A unique time capsule of the early years of hip hop and house, pulled from the super-collectible fanzine. 440 pages of fresh writing on dance music and clubbing in London Manchester and New York, with fantastic articles on everyone from KRS-1 to Bobby Konders. The Sound Factory, warehouse parties, the first raves, the birth of acid jazz, not to mention about 200 brilliant charts.

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Wow something I had completely forgotten about - Soul Underground was such a great mag, this is going on my (early) Christmas list !
....looka another winner.......the mag caught a vital moment in the changes in dance culture across the uk. and beyond.
pete
excellent stuff! i was just about to dig out my well worn copies from storage too Smile
Working in record shops in London when this mag was around was the record buyers essential!! I still got some of these in storage somewhere too!!
Once when I was in Spin-Offs in Hammersmith a certain Mr N.Cook (pre- superstardom!) had spent well over his quota on vinyl and wanted a copy of the mag but was 70p short and still needed to pay for his train journey back to Brighton. So like a good samaritan I 'lent' him the money!! What would 70p in todays money be?? plus interest?? lol
Anyway a great addition to your bibliography!! Good lookin!
Wow!
This takes me back. I probably had every issue of Soul Underground when originally published. Everything in it was relevant to me listening to LWR & Kiss on the radio back in the late '80's and going to clubs featured in the mag. Shame I got rid of them when I moved out of my parents house. I've got to have this book, it's part of my history.
Just finished it. Great book indeed.
at the time, as a writer for blues and soul mag.etc... and also as a northerner...i can see why i was initially wary of another london based music media mag....but s.u. caught the prevailing new wind very well indeed and the articles have stood up great...plus some cool charts...only echoes magazine had/has a similar militancy in its format
....for international readers it catches an epochal moment in dance music history of the u.k. and its links with the u.s.a. and reaching out towards europe and japan etc.. for the first real time.
.....next up project should be the blues and soul mags clubhoppin files...some great stuff from 71 to 90 to go alongside this....also echoes from 76 to 83 again great club history...over to bill and all at dj history...
pete haigh

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