The Current Northern Soul Scene: Is it just nostalgia or a vibrant world?

This is a nice article by Josh Norcliffe from 2014

The underground music and dance youth movement known as Northern Soul has survived well over fifty years since its emergence in the nineteen sixties, but are the 21’st century “all-nighters” just men trying to relive their youth or are the kids generally interested in it?

Northern Soul was born out of the British mod scene and is an obscure style of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the Tamla Motown sound.

 

GWF 104Many of these recordings where by lesser known artists but were often the most sought-after records. In the unlikely settings of Wigan and Blackpool the movement was fuelled by dancers with a love for amphetamines and a combined passion for soul music.

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