Soul Music.Com – The Ultimate Destination For Soul Music Worldwide

slider-7-870x450

David Nathan is the founder and CEO of SoulMusic.com and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as ‘The British Ambassador Of Soul.’ From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create SoulMusic.com Records as a leading reissue label.

The History

SoulMusic.com was founded in 2000 by David Nathan after the publication of his 1999 book “The Soulful Divas.” In 2005, Michael Lewis (formerly with Sony, LaFace, Motown and Hear Music) began running the e-commerce department of the site.  Since then, the site has undergone a number of design changes which have resulted in such innovations as the launch of the public vote-driven ‘SoulMusic Hall Of Fame,’ now a significant feature at SoulMusic.com with (12) categories.

Soulmusic.com Records was started in 2007 in association with Expansion Records and in 2010, SoulMusic Records (SMR)  was relaunched in association with Cherry Red Records and as of 2019, has over (150) titles in its catalogue.  In 2018, SMR began an association with award-winning producer/songwriter Preston Glass and his Platinum Garage Recordings imprint resulting in a number of digital releases by artists such as Chubby Tavares, Ollie Woodson, Terry Dexter and others.

SoullMusic.info provides a mixture of current and archival content on hundreds of contemporary and classic R&B and soul music artists along with classic videos, tracks, video playlists and more. The site has a sizeable archive of interviews from 1967-1979 drawn from the work of David Nathan and John Abbey. Unique features also include Voice Your Choice (where guests choose favorites from their own work as well as favorites by others), Dedicated To Soul (a regular online audio show) and Soul Talkin’ (for various editorial work). In addition, there’s a section for TV One’s Unsung, classic videos, classic tracks, discussion groups and regular polls.

In the archive:

CLASSIC INTERVIEWS & FEATURES – Drawn from the work of Blues & Soul founder John Abbey and contributing writer David Nathan published in the magazine between 1967-1979, this incredible archive is an amazing resource of information, documenting the very history of soul music during its golden age

VOICE YOUR CHOICE – Modelled around the concept of the British radio show “Desert Island Discs” features guest artists choosing seven favourite tracks from their own catalogue and three favourite tracks by others. The popular series began in 2009 with Dionne Warwick as the first guest and has continued on a regular basis since, expanding to include producers and songwriters

DEDICATED TO SOUL – Initially the name of David Nathan’s show on UK Solar Radio, the program is now done exclusively at SoulMusic.com consistently with David choosing both classic and contemporary soul music with an emphasis on the many reissues that continue to be made available particularly in the UK

Save

Save

Save

Save