Do your spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops for New Years Eve!
Northern Soul is a phrase coined by writer Dave Godin in 1970, when he noticed football fans from northern England asking for old-fashioned, fast-tempo soul records in his London shop.
Northerners would come into Godin’s London store, Soul City, and ask for completely different tunes to his regular southern customers. “What I noticed was that people who came from the north were not buying what was subsequently called funk,” said Godin. The sound was uptempo and mainly based on the stomping beat personified by the Four Tops’ ‘Can’t Help Myself’ and other Motown productions. This sound was largely fuelled by increasing amphetamine use at all-nighters, where Northern Soul was forged and thrived.
The Champion (Part.1) – Willie Mitchell
Manifesto – James Lewis
It’s All Over Me – Otis Blackwell
Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars
You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
I Get The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
I Would If I Could – The Sweet Three
I’m Where It’s At – The Jades
King Hustler featuring The Moods – The Moods
Ain’t That Peculiar – George Tindley
Shake Your Booty – Bunny Sigler
Nothing But A Heartache – The Flirtations
Backfield In Motion – Live – Mel & Tim
Never Say No To Your Baby – The Hit Pack
B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas
Shing-a-Ling – The Cooperettes
Purple Haze – Johnny Jones, The King Casuals
Get Ready – The Temptations
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Baby Boy – Fred Hughes