Big Welcome to "There's That Beat!" What's it all about
you're probably asking? Well, the fact that you're reading this
leads us to believe that you have at least a passing interest
in the phenomena known as Rare & Northern Soul so, that's
where we'll start. By we, I mean me, Dave Moore (Vinyl-45s) and
my "partner in crime" Jason H. Thornton (MajorWaxBuildup).
The magazine is based in the US with Jason being the US point
and Dave currently operating out of Europe.
We are hoping we can provide a publication dedicated to celebrating
soul music both at home and abroad whilst enabling fans, scattered
around the globe, to keep abreast of all things Rare & Northern
Soul related–not just with records, CDs or what we are all
listening to in our individual record rooms, but with live appearances
by artists, events, and generally keeping a finger on the pulse
of all things soulful.
The articles we feature and the information contained within the
magazine are produced by collectors, fans, and DJs from around
the globe. Anyone wishing to contribute in any form is certainly
more than welcome to join us. Suggestions, comments and ideas
for any future articles are also more than welcome.
With our third year of production well underway with Issue #11
now on the streets, it would be remiss of us not to thank and
congratulate all the contributors, who spend their time producing
the features and help with the articles. Without the records,
pictures, promo ads, etc., we would have no magazine. As the magazine
continues to develop, hopefully we can improve and refine our
efforts and give fellow fans a magazine worthy of their passion!
If anyone would like to contribute in any way we are delighted
to create features that fans write and we can produce great graphics
to enhance the text provided by contributors. We can be contacted
via e-mail or phone:
Tel: 001 352 978 3582 or 0034 660 469484 in Europe
take a look around the magazine's pages and we hope you find some
of our scribblings entertaining!
feel I have to put it in writing how its an extreme honor
to be featured in your magazine. Thanks again and again!
I'm eternally grateful to you and your staff for their
you so much for everything! I'm overcome with joy! After
all these years, my Dad is getting the recognition he
-Pamela Joy Brantley
one of the best magazines on classic soul we've ever seen!
...put together with a wonderful look and sense of style
-- all-color all the way through, filled with vintage
images, photos, and record label scans -- all of which
make the magazine seem more like a book than anything
received the magazine yesterday and I thought you did
a terrific job. I very much liked your decision to tell
my story through the artists' stories. It made it much
more interesting than a "then I arranged, then I
produced, and so forth.”