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Interview for Flick Of The Finger

 Five Questions put to Northern Soul DJ Glenn Walker-Foster Question 1 When would you class Northern Soul at it's peak , where did you go in it's heyday and what track stands out for you ? This question is perhaps a little difficult to answer as Northern Soul could be classed as at it's peak currently as more people seem to be listening and attending ...
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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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May 21st, 1972 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Released this week 44 years ago ! May 21st, 1972 – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have a new album out named ‘Chameleon,’ it was notable for being their only album recorded for Motown. The album met with limited success in the US; no single was even issued from the album in America. “The Night”, however, met with success in the UK and peaked ...
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The Current Northern Soul scene: Is it just nostalgia or a vibrant world?

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 ...
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Famous Northern Soul Venues – Blackpool Mecca – Highland Room

The Blackpool Mecca was a large entertainment venue on Central Drive in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, in North West England, first opened in 1965. In the 1970s, it was particularly known for The Highland Room, which was a major Northern Soul music venue. The building was closed down in 1980s and was finally demolished in January 2009 to make way for new campus ...
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Major Lance – A biography

Blessed with a warm, sweet voice, Major Lance was one of the leading figures of Chicago soul during the '60s and the top-selling artist for OKeh Records during the decade. Lance not only had a lovely voice, but his material was excellent. During the height of his success, the majority of his songs were written by Curtis Mayfield and produced by Carl Davis, and the ...
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Glenn Walker-Foster’s Gig Shot Gallery

Can you spot yourself here, got some to add, comment below ...
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A Northern Soul Devotee

Northern Soul was a dance and music movement that enjoyed popularity predominantly in the dance and youth clubs in the North of England in the mid-1960s and early 1970s. Northern Soul comprised of Motown songs that comprised a fast beat and Soul lyrics. Followers of the movement would traipse up and down the country in search of elusive and obscure records to become the first ...
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Northern Soul legend Brian Rae shares his record collection

BRIAN Rae has been a Northern Soul DJ for the last 45 years. He’s been a leading name on the Northern Soul scene from the very beginning and is a true original and innovator. He began DJing in the 1960s on the early mod scene and grew into Northern Soul as the scene developed, with residencies at legendary venues such as The Twisted Wheel and ...
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Soul Source Gig Guide

Visit Soul Source gig guide for all your latest events ... Northern Soul Event Guide - Soul SourceNorthern Soul Event Guide - All the top upcoming soul music events, allnighters, weekenders, festivals, nights, radio shows and more ...
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Some Great Tunes here !

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northernsoul45s.co.uk

Pat Brady Records have been producing weekly lists of Rare Soul for 25 years. As a collector, dj and soul journalist, Pat has been involved in Northern/Rare Soul music since 1971 & has appeared at some of the most famous venues in Northern Soul history: Wigan Casino, The Ritz Manchester, Samantha’s Sheffield, Top of the World, Stafford, Parr Hall Warrington, Clifton Hall, Rotherham, Queen’s Hall, ...
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The Sheffield Soul Scene – A history

SOUL SURVIVORS Northern Soul tends to conjure up images of men paying through the nose for little slabs of vinyl and talcum powder on the floor. John Moffat talks us through some of the finer, more local points. The story of the Soul Scene is well documented, but, to those not familiar with it, I’ll start with something of a potted history. Its early incarnations, ...
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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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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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Dave Thorley & Topdog Records

We have been in business as Top Dog Records and before as Boogieman Records for over 20 years. We work to find and sell a wide spectrum of black dance music. We currently have over 20,000 records in stock. Our aim is to provide music lovers "The Hard To Find To The Just Plain Good". We welcome anyone to visit us, just give us a ...
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Rob Smith … Another Northern soul legend

I found this article about Rob Smith, the first record dealer I visited at his make shift office in the heart of Nottingham to buy records from his photo copied list that used to arrive in a brown paper envelope every month, thanks Rob you have made a fantastic difference to the scene .. Starting with a copy of Let’s Twist Again by Chubby Checker ...
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Track of the Week

Floor filler from the great allnighters on Morcombe Pier ! ...
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NORTHERN SOUL GIRL – LEVANNA MCLEAN, the new face of Northern Soul, talks

Its actually a good interview Northern Soul? That's for old folks, isn't it? Well, not any more - and certainly not if 18-year-old LEVANNA MCLEAN has anything to do with it. She's young, bright, pretty and talented and there's nothing she likes doing more than moving around on the dance floor with spins and kicks to a pounding '60s soul groove. "There are so many ...
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