Mike Atherton

Real Name:
Mike Atherton
Profile:
Writer and journalist specialising in soul, ska, reggae and blues music, but also active in vintage transport publications. Current clients include Echoes magazine, Record Collector magazine, Narrow Gauge World, Blues & Rhythm magazine. Past clients include the Daily Telegraph, Railway World, The Wire, Old Glory, Canal Boat. Contributed to the Guinness Encyclopaedia of Popular Music and the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide. Copy editor and researcher. contributor to specialist music books.

Active in album compilation/ annotation for record companies. Current clients include Universal Music, Island Records, Fantastic Voyage Records, Sunrise Records. Past clients include Warner Bros. Records, Trojan records, Ace Records, Kent Records, Snapper Music.

Dealer in vintage records, by mail order and through stalls at record fairs.

Operator of One Step Beyond mobile disco specialising in 1960s to 1980s music. Active as a DJ on the Northern Soul scene and have considerable experience of radio broadcasting, principally music-related, in both English and French languages.
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Artist

Mike Atherton Discography Tracks

Production

RL0052 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 3 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 3(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0052 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RL0050 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 1 album art Lacy Gibson / Joe Carter (5) Lacy Gibson / Joe Carter (5) - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0050 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RL0057 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 5 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 5(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0057 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RL0056 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 4 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 4(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0056 UK 1985 Sell This Version
NEX CD 254 Mike Atherton - Ska Boogie - Jamaican R&B, The Dawn Of Ska album art Various Various - Ska Boogie - Jamaican R&B, The Dawn Of Ska(CD, Comp) Sequel Records NEX CD 254 UK 1993 Sell This Version
TJDDV069 Mike Atherton - Work Your Soul - Jamaican 60s & Northern 1966-74 album art Various Various - Work Your Soul - Jamaican 60s & Northern 1966-74(2xLP, Comp) Trojan Records TJDDV069 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Mike Atherton - Youths Boogie (Jamaican R&B And The Birth Of Ska) album art Various Various - Youths Boogie (Jamaican R&B And The Birth Of Ska) (Comp) Fantastic Voyage UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
Mike Atherton - Mash It! album art Various Various - Mash It! (Comp) Fantastic Voyage UK 2013 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Mike Atherton - Checkin' It Out album art Billy Boy Arnold Billy Boy Arnold - Checkin' It Out Red Lightnin', Red Lightnin' UK 1979 Sell This Version
RL0030 Mike Atherton - I Shoulda Been A Preacher album art Little Johnny Taylor Little Johnny Taylor - I Shoulda Been A Preacher(LP, Comp, Mono) Red Lightnin' RL0030 UK 1980 Sell This Version
RL0052 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 3 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 3(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0052 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RL0050 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 1 album art Lacy Gibson / Joe Carter (5) Lacy Gibson / Joe Carter (5) - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 1(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0050 UK 1984 Sell This Version
RL 0063 Mike Atherton - A Dose Of Double Dynamite - Live In London And Chicago album art Mississippi Fred McDowell* & Phil Guy Mississippi Fred McDowell* & Phil Guy - A Dose Of Double Dynamite - Live In London And Chicago(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL 0063 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RL0057 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 5 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 5(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0057 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RL0056 Mike Atherton - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 4 album art Various Various - I Didn't Give A Damn If Whites Bought It! - The Ralph Bass Session Vol. 4(LP, Comp) Red Lightnin' RL0056 UK 1985 Sell This Version
RL 0060 Mike Atherton - The Unissued 1963 Blues Festival album art Various Various - The Unissued 1963 Blues Festival(LP, Album) Red Lightnin' RL 0060 UK 1986 Sell This Version
RL 0062 Mike Atherton - Tough Guy album art Phil Guy & The Chicago Machine Phil Guy & The Chicago Machine - Tough Guy(LP) Red Lightnin' RL 0062 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BEECD 6 Mike Atherton - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 3 album art Various Various - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 3(CD, Comp) Beehive BEECD 6 1992 Sell This Version
DIN237D Mike Atherton - Cookin' With The Blues album art Various Various - Cookin' With The Blues(3xCD, Comp) Dino Music DIN237D Australia 1992 Sell This Version
BEECD 4 Mike Atherton - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 1 album art Various Various - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 1(CD, Comp) Beehive BEECD 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
BEECD 5 Mike Atherton - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 2 album art Various Various - Cookin' With The Blues Volume 2(CD, Comp) Beehive BEECD 5 1992 Sell This Version
NEX CD 253 Mike Atherton - FABulous Greatest Hits album art Prince Buster Prince Buster - FABulous Greatest Hits(CD, Comp, RM) Sequel Records NEX CD 253 UK 1993 Sell This Version
JET SET 44 421-2, 44 421-2 Mike Atherton - Best Of The London Based 'Sioux' Label / A Selection Of Heavy Reggae From 1971-72 album art Various Various - Best Of The London Based 'Sioux' Label / A Selection Of Heavy Reggae From 1971-72(CD, Comp) Jet Set Records, Jet Set Records JET SET 44 421-2, 44 421-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
SMD CD 139 Mike Atherton - Old Skool Ska • An Anthology album art Various Various - Old Skool Ska • An Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Recall 2cd SMD CD 139 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
JET SET 44 418-2, 44 418-2 Mike Atherton - Rock Steady Beat (Treasure Isle's Greatest Hits) album art Various Various - Rock Steady Beat (Treasure Isle's Greatest Hits)(CD, Comp, RE) Jet Set Records, Jet Set Records JET SET 44 418-2, 44 418-2 France 1998 Sell This Version