Northern Soul Stories - A new book launched
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Lauch details of a upcoming new Northern Soul book, entitled Northern Soul Stories from Neil Rushton. From what have seen it looks like a very worthwhile release, espically the hardback edition which includes as a bonus the gem "Trust In me" on vinyl.
Press info below
Lovingly compiled/written by Neil Rushton, this collection of breathless "I was there" quotes tells the story of the Northern Soul scene. It goes on a journey from the early roots of the 60's before the name "Northern Soul" had even been coined (and comes up with new insight on who came up with the phrase), takes in the 70's high octane golden era dominated by key clubs like Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca, The Torch and The Catacombs, and finishes with the post Casino renaissance.The story is told via quotes from and interviews with key players from the mostly black Americans who created the music and the mostly white and working class British kids who discovered joyous but forgotten adrenalin rammed Soul gems from another continent, adopted it, cherished it and created a unique "this thing of ours" sub-culture.
The book is 256 pages long and is full-colour with every story illustrated with vivid eye-catching graphics from Glenn Gunton of Joe Boy Records. The result is a fitting tribute to the Northern Soul phenomenon.
"Vibrantly written and exquisitely illustrated,this book provides a valuable insight into the strange world of Northern Soul. Simply brilliant." Mike Ritson, co-author of "The In-Crowd" and editor of "manifesto"
"Neil has, unlike some others,not tried to re-write history or to perpetuate the unnecessary cliches, but instead he has researched, via the artists. producers,DJ's and record dealers, to bring us a credible insight into exactly what made the rare (Northern) scene so romantically resilient. It's a thought provoking revealing read which I am sure you will treasure." Richard Searling
"This book isn't a cold litany of rare record minutiae. Instead it's a vivid kaleidoscope of memory flashes told in colourful reminiscences and powerful pictures that perfectly captures the birth and growth of Britain's most unusual music counter-culture" Tony Cummings, "Black Music" and "The Sound Of Philadelphia"
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Limited Edition Hardback - 500 copies only, first come first served!
Comes with exclusive 7 inch souvenir single:
"Trust In Me" - Jackie Ross (exquisite Soul stuck in the Chess vaults for many years, never before released on a seven-inch single) b/w "Lucky Lucky Me" - Marvin Gaye (another gem from the 60's which evaded release at the time, this is the vocal to Earl Van Dyke's huge Sixties Club Soul anthem "All For You")
plus reproduction memorabilia.
£29.99 plus postage and packing.
De-Luxe Softback £19.99 plus postage and packing.
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