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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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Mr M’s 1977 line out recording of a set by Brian Rae

Brilliant quality recording ...just like 40 years ago was yesterday, enjoy and thanks to Pete Smith for publishing it ...

The Motown 7s Box Set: Album review – ‘continues to delight and surprise’

The city of Detroit may be suffering, but it’s most famous musical export, Motown, continues to delight and surprise us. The shock being that most of the 14 tracks released here as seven vinyl singles were never issued at the time. Owner Berry Gordy Jnr’s strict quality control regime meant that these and many more tracks that have only come to light in recent years, ...
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SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE

SEPTEMBER 2016 ISSUE A sneaky peek of just some of what is in the September 2016 issue – OUT NOW! Click to buy this issue and read more… St. Paul & The Broken Bones No two ways about it, Paul Janeway is boring. That’s not my view, you understand: it’s actually his own. “I don’t go out at all when I’m here, so I have this ...
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Track of the Week

Floor filler from the great allnighters on Morcombe Pier ! ...
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The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter Ever! – CD 1 (Full Album)

Track listing : 1. Chuck Wood - Seven Days Too Long - 0:00 2. R. Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House - 2:21 3. Dobbie Gray - Out On The Floor - 4:48 4. Tami Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You - 6:49 5. Tony Clark - Landslide - 9:37 6. The Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding - 11:51 ...

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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Dancing, Northern Soul Style

An old article but interesting Here’s some more of my writing on Northern Soul. This time I am posting an extract from some work analysing dance styles on the Northern Soul dancefloor. Style refers to the manner of expression; it is the particular way certain actions are performed. In his semiotic investigation of style, Dick Hebdige (1979) suggests that style is the active use of ...
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Northern Soul – 25 Miles – The All-Nighters

Another cover by the All-nighters, pretty good ...? comment below ! ...
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Northern Soul Record Valuations

Got a record, don't know how much its worth ? Pete Smith's record valuation Facebook Group Here you can post up your queries about records you have for sale and aren't sure of the price, or if you want to know how much you should pay etc - and we will also help authenticate pressings which may be being passed off as originals or perhaps ...
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Northern Soul Shop

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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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BLACKPOOL MECCA REVISITED

Another interesting article from the depth of the internet, it will drive you crazy reading the playlists..... blame Colin Curtis for that not me By Colin Curtis published on http://colincurtisconnection.blogspot.fr/2010/03/blackpool-mecca-revisited.html Recently a few enthusiasts of this era have contributed to a thread about the playlists and music that were part of the seventies era at Blackpool Mecca.It has produced some very interesting results and memories ...
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Useful Link: www.raresoulman.co.uk

Rare Soulman is one of Northern Souler's favourite sites. It's, quite simply an online rare vinyl record store run by John Manship Records. Here users get unrivalled access to distinctive vinyl from the following genre's: Northern Soul 45s, Motown Vinyl, Jazz Vinyl, Reggae Vinyl, Rock & Pop and many more. Not only can you buy rare vinyl from the shop, you can also sell your vinyl ...

Button Down Radio

What's it all about? Well our love of ska started around '79 seeing Madness play The Prince on Top of the Pops. From then on we never looked back! Been with the sounds ever since, through 2Tone, 3rd Wave and the onsurge of ska-core. There seems to be a revival of trad and dirty reggae which we are loving. So what about Northern Soul? Never ...
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Simon’s Soundcloud

Letting people hear old soul music that isn't available anywhere else, don't let soul music die preserve it on the internet, when you let people hear it they will want to buy it, Soundcloud instead of music matching and disabling add a button to the record company and let people buy it....... This is just a modern version of MTV or Radio One !!!! embrace ...
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Northern Soul Pins

Some great pins on this page ..... Searching around pin Interest you can find loads of links and photos, tell us about your favourites in the comments below More ...
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Video of one of the most famous soul tracks ever, Al Wilson – The Snake

Al Wilson was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He showed little interest in education but performed in school plays, sang in talent shows and won first prize in a local art contest. He began his career at the age of twelve leading his own spiritual quartet and singing in the church choir, and performing covers of country and western hits. While he was in high school, ...

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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