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My life as a northern soul boy: rebellion on the dancefloor in the 1970s

The scene is a packed school gym full of shy, ungainly people shuffling around to Gary Glitter. It is 1974. At the front are a group of perennial delinquents – the only black kid in our town, his tough Italian mate, others we’ve lost sight of since the 11-plus. They don’t dance; they mock the other dancers. And then the DJ plays Get Out by ...
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Samantha’s – It had to start somewhere for so many people

Samantha's was an upstairs venue above the Silver Blades Ice Skating Rink in Queens Road, Sheffield. A room about three times as long as was wide, it had a relatively small dance floor, with a bar at the far end and ample seating. As you climbed the stairs and entered the room, the decks were on your left, readily accessable for requests. No stage to ...
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The Motown Story

A great article on the engine room of the 1960's soul explosion in America The Motown story is the story of Berry Gordy, Jr., who was born in Detroit Michigan on November 28, 1929. He was the seventh of eight children of Berry Gordy II and Bertha Gordy. His parents had migrated to Detroit from Milledgeville, Georgia in 1922. His father ran a plastering contracting ...
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Danny Spedding’s Mixcloud

Danny is an old friend that is just starting to DJ again, watch this space for his venue's ! I just love Soul Record's I don't Know. I have alway's been the same. My mates at Wigan E.C.T. Used to say you still buying them records No one knows. I Said Yes Mate. HA HA See More ...
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AUGUST 2016 ISSUE

AUGUST 2016 ISSUE A sneaky peek of just some of what is in the August 2016 issue – OUT NOW! Click to buy this issue and read more… Shaun Escoffery Five minutes ahead of schedule, Shaun Escoffery slips quietly into a Fitzrovia café ready for our interview – no minders, no entourage, not even a PR to smooth the way… and definitely no fuss. A few ...
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What is Northern Soul ?

For simplicity’s sake, the definition of ‘Northern Soul’ is Black American Soul music that found popularity amongst the youth of a late 1960’s North England. It originally consisted of obscure and rare American soul recordings, including lesser-known songs from Motown Records, Stax Records, Okeh Records and many smaller, lesser-known record labels. The term “Northern Soul” is said to have originated with journalist Dave Godin in ...
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Worth a second viewing

you saw it last year but everything worth a second posting What a terrific little film quietly endorsing Shredded Wheat - about a dad who's revived his love of early Northern Soul and eats reasonably healthily in order to stay trim for his dancing gear. He talks about the ritual of getting ready for dance night starting from the moment he wakes, and how his ...
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The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule Various Artists

Missed this one but you may have not ! The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is the single most comprehensive overview yet of a truly unique UK musical culture which has now lasted over 45 years and had spread across the world. The current popularity of the film “Northern Soul” and it’s soundtrack plus the attendant publicity within the mainstream media – a UK ...
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Soul Source – Events list

The best events list I have found with a easy to use interface If you want to know what is going on and where the next great venue event is this is probably the place to go..... More ...
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Northern Soul Elite this time…

i keep finding these that Ive never heard about before, this band is great ! The UK's Best & Biggest pure authentic Classic Northern Soul band, Northern Soul Elite. Based in the Northeast of England ...
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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 ...
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The Signatures

The Signatures are a ten piece Northern Soul Band from Essex. Originally formed in 2009 and recently evolving into the current line up bringing their own brand of power and energy to what has been described as one of the best live acts around. The Signatures put their own expression to many classic Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic and modern in ...
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NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE

OCTOBER 2016 ISSUE A sneaky peek of just some of what is in the October 2016 issue – OUT NOW! Click to buy this issue and read more… Davido “I love this song and I don’t understand one thing he said.” The above is a comment written underneath the YouTube video to Davido’s 2013 hit Skelewu, but it could easily have been appended to any online ...
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JUNE 2016 ISSUE

JUNE 2016 ISSUE A sneaky peek of just some of what is in the June 2016 issue – OUT NOW! Click to buy this issue and read more… Michael Kiwanuka At the beginning of 2012 Michael Kiwanuka successfully converted a fine debut indie single, Tell Me A Tale, into a major label record contract and top 10 album chart placings across six European countries [notching a ...
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Greasy Chip Butty’s Mixcloud Podcast Episode 13 Fitzsoul Festival Inn Soul On Easter Sunday Special – 27/03/16

Hi please feel free to add the link to the above Mixcloud podcast to your excellent site. There are more of my podcasts available on Mixcloud and also at www.ns-ktf.com Thanks for the link ....enjoy everyone ...

Melbourne Soul

Visiting or live in Melbourne, Australia ? Hello and welcome to the Melbourne Soul Website. Hopefully for all your Northern Soul and Soul needs in and around Melbourne and Australia. Check out the "Events Page" for up and coming do's, Spot your self on the photo gallery. Have a listen to spins from local DJ's and record collectors on recommended listening. Keep on Keeping on ...
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Northern Soul – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) – The All-Nighters

People just want to cover all the brilliant northern Soul tracks ...but maybe this one is overplayed now ! ...
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Northern Soul Costa Blanca

So northern soul is alive and kicking, even if you are going to Spain ! PAGE INFO Start date Created on 30 August 2012 Short description A page dedicated to promoting Northern Soul and Tamla Motown in and around the Costa Blanca! www.facebook.com/NorthernSoulCostaBlanca Long description A place to discuss Northern Soul and Tamla Motown. Please feel free to contribute with news, views, videos and details ...
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