A History and Geography of Northern Soul from the late 1990s
A heavy Monday morning here and so to keep with the mood here's a heavy article highlight...
While doing some research recently I stumbled across the below on Google Books. It's a Google Books preview of a book titled 'The Place of Music' that was written by Andrew Leyshon, David Matless, George Revill and was published by Guilford Press back in 1998.
The book at first look is quite serious content wise with opening statements such as 'Music is omnipresent in human society, but its language can no longer be regarded as transcendent or universal' and later 'Covering rich and varied terrain—from Victorian England, to 1960s Los Angeles, to the offices of Sony and Time-Warner and the landscapes of the American Depression—the volume addresses such topics as the evolution of musical genres, the globalization of music production and marketing, alternative and hybridized music scenes as sites of localized resistance, the nature of soundscapes, and issues of migration and national identity'
However amongst the chapters In the book, the third one in fact, there is a chapter title that did catch the eye...
This third chapter is titled 'Welcome to Dreamsville: A History and Geography of Northern Soul' and is credited to Joanne Hollows and Katie Milestone. This chapter examines fairly heavy aspects of 'northern soul' with it seems its main reference being 'Long After Tonight Is All Over' by Stuart Cosgrove. Its quite long and serious - 20 pages and three of them are listing references, and while maybe not something for a casual read it may be for some something to bookmark for later reading
The book itself is available for purchase (the details follow below), though the chapter in question is available to read online via the Google Book preview which is embedded below
The Place of Music
Andrew Leyshon, David Matless, George Revill
Guilford Press, 1998 - Social Science - 326 pages
Welcome To Dreamsville: A History and Geography of Northern Soul