The Soul of the Net is proud to present ….


TASC - Tel Aviv Soul Club - meets once a month, Saturday nights, at the Shesek Bar (on Lilenblum near corner of Herzl) – playing Northern, R&B, Funky, Deep – as long as it's REAL. In addition, we hold events in larger venues every now an then.

Stay tuned on TASC's myspace page or TelAviv SoulClub on Facebook.

TASCs DJs are Yashivos, the mastermind behind TASC; Dana, the mod girl; Johnny Walker, not the Whiskey but the man from Nortern England, and yours truly, Yoni, a.k.a Johnnie Faithful, who, together with my brother Bin form the swinging soul DJ duo, the Faithful Brothers. We also have regular guest DJs regularly.

The Shesek events are generally on the last Saturday of each month, but you better call Shesek or send me an email to be sure. I don't update the Soul of the Net anymore, but below you can find some flyers of our events from a few years back. Also some tracks chosen by TASC DJs when we started this page.

Note: The samples were encoded using an old Real Audio format that is not supported any more by Real Networks. Your best bet for playing the sounds would be using VLC Media Player, a free, open source and portanle player. Download the .ra files (click the download links or the blue arrow icon), then choose VLC to open them.


... and this was our first allnighter, back in '06, a huge success...!


TASC tracks

B. Faithful: 

Chuck Jackson - What's with this loneliness (Wand unreleased)

Fabulous Shalimars - Playing a losing game (Cotillion)

Gino Washington - Rat race (Do De Re unreleased))

L Allen - Can we talk it over (Green Dolphin)

Pookie Hudson - This Gets To Me (Jamie)

Wendy Rene - Bar-B-Q (Stax)


Chairmen of the Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time (Invictus)

Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long (Roulette)

Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor (Charger)

Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything (Calla)

Bobby Reed - The Time Is Right For Love (Bell)

Johnny Walker:

Gene Toones - What More Do You Want (Simco)

Big Ella - The Queen (Rush)

Debonaires - Please Come Back To Me Baby (Soul Click)

Jimmy Beaumont - You Got Too Much Going For You (Bang)

Chandlers - Your love makes me lonely (Col-Soul)


Don Thomas - Come On Train (NUVJ)

Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer (Capsoul)

Johnny Copeland - Sufferin' City (Atlantic)

Darrell Banks - Angel Baby (Don't You Ever Leave Me) (Atco)

Metros - Since I Found My Baby (RCA Victor)

Yoni, a.k.a Johnnie Faithful

Al Williams - I Am Nothing (La Beat)

Dynanamite Singletary - The same way you love your man (Dynamite)

Dynells - Call On Me (Atco)

Frankie Beverley & The Butlers - Because Of My Heart (Rouser)

James Barnett - Keep on talking (Fame)

Guy Dubious:

Diamond Joe - Gossip, gossip (Sansu)

Don Fredericks - A Little Bit Of Soap (La Louisianne)

Johnny Sayles - Tell Me Where I Stand (Mar-v-lus unreleased, Soul City release)

Johhny Guitar Watson - Ain't Gonna Move (Jowat)

Unknown Artist - Where The River Meets The Sea (Arock-Sylvia unreleased)

Bonus track...

Roscoe Robinson - That's enough (Gerri)

Some more picks from TASC's DJs

--- Johnny Walker---

  Johnny Praye - Can't take too much love (Sidewalk)

Butch's awesome JJ Jackson c/up, been a big sound for quite a few years now, and when you listen you'll see why. Traditional 60's northern, this would have been massive at any time on the scene.

This one has the lot piano, brass, femme backing and a relentless beat that fairly pounds along during it's 2:15 length, the powerhouse backing at times drowns out Johnny's vocal's but what a backing !! great stuff.

The Fantastic Four - Live up to what she thinks (Ric Tic)

A new one to me, and what a track from a group who have given us so many great tunes. Just below midtempo, a sublime laid back piece of detriot soul with a singer who sounds like Steve Mancha in places and just wait till 2:10 into the record when the backup take the lead !!

File alongside the Hollidays (Groove City) & Tony Hestor.........yea it's that good ! Thanks to Steve Plumb and his new site for the record and label scan.


The Headliners - Little sister (sho nuf fine) (Super M)

70's soul from Pittsburg. '75 to be exact and on a logo which I know of a couple of other discs both remakes of older songs. This one is a sound which bridges the gap between funk and the more traditional 70's northern. The track produced by Walt Maddox (who also has a record on the label) is set at an easy mid tempo pace, lot's of flute and funky guitar and great vocal work (superb interchange) make this one a winner.

--- Bins Faithful---

Wendy Rene - Bar-B-Q (Stax)

I first heard it on an AM radio station in 1969, recorded it into a reel to reel tape and was caught by its magic. Little did I know that 37 years later(!) it would still sound new and intriguing, and would still be played by soul fans around the world. Of course now I  know all about the Stax label and I own the single. But how do you explain its magic?

A steady repetitive pattern that doesn't break throughout the whole song with an exciting modulation (rising by one-half tone) towards the end. I guess it's the careful and tight binding between the harmony and rhythm of each instrument and obviously the ingenuity of it all. In soul, you can often tell from the very first 3 seconds whether a tune has got the magic or not. And Bar-B-Q sure got it.


Pookie Hudson - This Gets To Me (Jamie)

Pookie's real name is Thornton James and he was the lead singer of the Spaniels (the 50's doo-wop group). Not living in the UK and being part of the Northern Soul scene, I first heard 'This Gets To Me' on a soundtrack of a video tape that a friend filmed in an allnighter in Englnad. Despite the fact that the title repeats itself about 16 times throughout the song, it was hard for me at first to hear/understand this part of the lyrics. It was like a riddle, and when I finally solved it, I was the happiest man on earth. Why? - because This Gets To Me.



--- Sizzling Tsizzling ---


The Three Degrees - Collage (Roulette)

An early Three Degrees tune. I know this one from a compilation of ‘soul jazz records’ called ‘the sound of philadelphia’. Very special song, that like its name, is made like a collage and presenting a very uniqe sound.

Yoni's comment - this is in fact the B side of the classic ballad "Maybe".



--- Dana ---

Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long (Roulette)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Seven Days Too Long

Chuck Wood's "Seven Days Too Long" is one of Northern Soul's most classic floor fillers. At the beginning of the eighties Dexy’s Midnight Runners recorded a cover version of the song for their excellent debut album, "Searching for the Young Soul Rebels", which is a blue-eyed sould gem and a must for every Northern Soul lover.

Yoni's comment - at the risk of repeating myself - flip Chuck Wood over and you get the funky Soul Shingaling, see some commentary on this one at Funky16Corners.



--- Yashivos ---


Johnny K. Killens & The Dynamites – I Don’t Need Help (Deep City)

What a beat!!

From this year’s best cd, Numero Group’s ‘eccentric soul – the deep city label’ comes this fast stomper, recorded, as the rest of the tunes on the disc, in Miami (1967). Great horns, great vox and that beat, my god. A 60 meter dash between two best friends. Pretty intense. “Since I’ve introduced you to my baby I see you giving her the eye, but with her I don’t need help, I can handle her all by myself!”. Dynamites indeed.


Desmond Dekker & The Aces – I’ve Got the Blues (Pyramid)

The king of ska died last may, and it cannot go unnoticed.

As a lot of other ska/reggae artists, dekker also recorded songs with an “american” beat, without losing the Jamaican touch (check out the saxes here). This one kicks off with a Rodger Collins lick and turns into a funky blues. If anyone  is to turn a tune called ‘I’ve got the blues’ into funky broadway it’s probably gonna be a Jamaican, saying something like: ‘…well, maan, I was really blue at first, but then I started singing…’ RIP.

The BBC obituary .



--- Johnnie Faithful ---

Wilson Pickett - I can't stop (Double L)

This is a record that, IMHO, should pass as Northern Soul. OK, it doesn't have the classic Northern Soul beat, and I don't know that it's been played as Northern Soul, but I love Wilson Pickett, and I think he should be appreciated in Northern Soul circles for more than just "Let me be your boy". Although mainstream legend has it that he hadn't find his calling until Jerry Wexler sent him to Memphis, WE know he was a great singer and made fabulous records years before Memphis. This is one of them, from 1963, recorded I believe in Detroit – one more reason to grant this record the Northern Soul Stamp of Approval. Note how the track ends abruptly – a pun on the song's title.


  John Williams & the Tick Tocks - A Little Tighter (Sansu)

I recently stumbled across a comment somewhere on the Internet: How is music from New Orleans "Northern Soul"? I think someone is confused . (try to Google it if you don't believe me). Well, for those still confused, Northern relates to Northern England, and the records come from all over the US – as long as they have That Driving Beat. True, more northern soul records come from Detroit than from New Orleans, but there are probably enough New Orleans records to last a whole allnighter. Here is a great one – complete with that very recognizable Allen Toussaint arrangement style.


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