9. ( 5/10/11/11) The Manhattans Story Part 1
The first part of Heikki Suosalo's detailed story of the legendary vocal group The Manhattans . Also the Manhattans
albums are now available as CD reissues on our own CD shop - pick up your own favorites!
10. ( 6/7/ 8/9) Ebonys Interview
The founding member of the Ebonys, David Beasley is back with a new album with his new group. Read
the story of the legendary vocal group, which recorded on the Philadelphia International Records label in the early 70s.
11. (24/ -/ -) The Teddy Pendergrass Story
This biographical and album-by-album article was originally published in the print magazine
Soul Express 1 / 1999, our special 10th Anniversary issue, and is re-published here online without changes to the original text.
22. (28/27/23/ -) Boogie Tunes
Funk & boogie tunes for the week, all tracks available from our online CD shop. So many wonderful tracks now
available in CD format as well!
23. ( -) The Emotions Story
Read the 2-part story of one of the most popular girl soul groups of all times: The Emotions. Part 1 concentrates
on the early history and the Stax period of the group. The second part reviews the Columbia period and last few albums
of the group.
25. ( -) Derek Martin Interview
Veteran soul singer Derek Martin (born in 1938) was interviewed at Porretta Soul Festival already in 2015, but the interviewed has gathered
lots of interest also in recent months. Read the 2015 interview here!
27. ( -) Willie Walker Interview
Wee Willie Walker was an American soul and blues singer who sadly passed away in November 19, 2019. Luckily, Heikki Suosalo managed
to meet and interview him at Porretta Soul festival in Italy already in summer 2015, and you can read the 2015 interview of Willie here.
Willie Walker was one of the regular artists performing at Porretta several times. You can also read shorter interviews of Willie in
our later Porretta reviews (2017, 2018, 2019).
29. (NEW) Willie West Interview Willie West is one of the many veteran soul singers who have visited Porretta Soul Festival in Italy in recent years, and
Heikki Suosalo interviewed Willie West on July 19th 2019 at Porretta. Read the interview, complete with a discography, here.
30. (NEW) Annika Chambers Interview Annika Chambers was also one of the artists who visited Porretta Soul Festival in Italy during the summer 2019.
Read Heikki Suosalo's interview with Annika here, and also reviews of her recent albums.