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Modern Anthems

Back in the day, well my day any way, most Northernsoul tracks where unknown by the great unwashed, now that was a shame as the music is mega and most people would enjoy the tunes that have become classics and anthems.

When the CD collections happened it allowed our music to be heard effortlessly and we now have well known and loved anthems that capture our imaginations and get us dancing or at least tapping our feat.

Yes we can all get snobby about this, I am the worlds worst offender but lets put these things to a side for a while and list the Modern Anthems, I hope we can do this without getting bogged down in the "It aint Modern coz it's old" argument.

If we list some of the better known, well loved danceable Modern tracks here then we may get more people peeping into the Modern Rooms or just listening and enjoying.

I'll start with a couple of my faves from over the years:

The Dells - Your Song

Lou Rawls - See You When I Get There

Thelma Houston - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

These are all available on youtube and they make me smile and dance, I hope you enjoy them and I hope this list will be added to so we can all expand our minds in a expanding kinda way.

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i have all three of those simon....always fill the floor and ive even played them at parties to the same effect..i even copied a drizabone cd for my boss at work a few yrs back....its still in his car to this day

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i have all three of those simon....always fill the floor and ive even played them at parties to the same effect..i even copied a drizabone cd for my boss at work a few yrs back....its still in his car to this day

mega! drizabone with pressure and Real Love, super trax , Real love poss the first Northern soul track with rap??

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i played the thelma houston track to a mate on here...loves is modernish tunes...it was at his house by the way...he called it a few choice names....then i played it out at an event in southampton...low and behold he was straight on the dancefloor and was singing its praises..he even asked me to get him a copy...luckily i had 3 sparesmoldie

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mega! drizabone with pressure and Real Love, super trax , Real love poss the first Northern soul track with rap??

it also has brightest star on it too...well worth a listen.....look out for a maysa leak cd called conspiracies....i think...quite old now but great version of the bottle on there...brightest star and maysa leak should both be on u tube

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Maysa's version of the The Bottle is on a CD called "All My Life" on Expansion. Excellent CD. Mirrors and Hooked on Your Love are also supern tracks on it.

As for modern anthems, I guess it would be stuff like:

Sean Oliver - You & Me

Maxwell - Ascension

Ann Nesby - In The Spirit

George Benson - When Love Comes Calling

Cheryl Lynn - Sweet Lind of Life

Jaheim - Just In Case

Ron Carroll - Back Together

E-Smoove - Deja Vu

Al Green - Keep On Pushing Love

Dazz Band - You Are My Starship

Ivan Matias - Somebody Knows How You Feel

Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You

Jill Scott - Golden

Kindred The Family Soul - As Of Yet

Next - Wifey

Michael Cooper - Stepping To A Love Song

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (steppers remix)

Tashan - After Hours

Maysa - Friendly Pressure

Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love (MAW remix)

Luther Vandross - Are You Using Me

April Hill - The Search

Mary J. Blige - Be Happy

C-Nario - Body Fusion

Hil St. Soul - Alright

D'Influence - Magic / Taste of Bitter Love

Impromp2 - Give It Up

The O'Jays - Imagination

James Day - Don't Waste The Pretty

Donald McCollum - U Don't Want My Love

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

R. Kelly - Step In The Name of Love

These have all been hammered by DJ's (some way too much lol) and filled dancefloors over the last 15 or so years.

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Maysa's version of the The Bottle is on a CD called "All My Life" on Expansion. Excellent CD. Mirrors and Hooked on Your Love are also supern tracks on it.

As for modern anthems, I guess it would be stuff like:

Sean Oliver - You & Me

Maxwell - Ascension

Ann Nesby - In The Spirit

George Benson - When Love Comes Calling

Cheryl Lynn - Sweet Lind of Life

Jaheim - Just In Case

Ron Carroll - Back Together

E-Smoove - Deja Vu

Al Green - Keep On Pushing Love

Dazz Band - You Are My Starship

Ivan Matias - Somebody Knows How You Feel

Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You

Jill Scott - Golden

Kindred The Family Soul - As Of Yet

Next - Wifey

Michael Cooper - Stepping To A Love Song

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (steppers remix)

Tashan - After Hours

Maysa - Friendly Pressure

Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love (MAW remix)

Luther Vandross - Are You Using Me

April Hill - The Search

Mary J. Blige - Be Happy

C-Nario - Body Fusion

Hil St. Soul - Alright

D'Influence - Magic / Taste of Bitter Love

Impromp2 - Give It Up

The O'Jays - Imagination

James Day - Don't Waste The Pretty

Donald McCollum - U Don't Want My Love

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

R. Kelly - Step In The Name of Love

These have all been hammered by DJ's (some way too much lol)  and filled dancefloors over the last 15 or so years.

im guilty of a few of them lolol...thanks for the heads up on maysa cd...conspiracies is a track from the cd

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Maysa's version of the The Bottle is on a CD called "All My Life" on Expansion. Excellent CD. Mirrors and Hooked on Your Love are also supern tracks on it.

As for modern anthems, I guess it would be stuff like:

Sean Oliver - You & Me

Maxwell - Ascension

Ann Nesby - In The Spirit

George Benson - When Love Comes Calling

Cheryl Lynn - Sweet Lind of Life

Jaheim - Just In Case

Ron Carroll - Back Together

E-Smoove - Deja Vu

Al Green - Keep On Pushing Love

Dazz Band - You Are My Starship

Ivan Matias - Somebody Knows How You Feel

Angie Stone - Wish I Didn't Miss You

Jill Scott - Golden

Kindred The Family Soul - As Of Yet

Next - Wifey

Michael Cooper - Stepping To A Love Song

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (steppers remix)

Tashan - After Hours

Maysa - Friendly Pressure

Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love (MAW remix)

Luther Vandross - Are You Using Me

April Hill - The Search

Mary J. Blige - Be Happy

C-Nario - Body Fusion

Hil St. Soul - Alright

D'Influence - Magic / Taste of Bitter Love

Impromp2 - Give It Up

The O'Jays - Imagination

James Day - Don't Waste The Pretty

Donald McCollum - U Don't Want My Love

Jennifer Hudson - Spotlight

R. Kelly - Step In The Name of Love

These have all been hammered by DJ's (some way too much lol) and filled dancefloors over the last 15 or so years.

What and NO mention of THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES - not as "new" as "brand new" 20 years ago........................shhh.gif .

"Conspiracy" was the named title album/cd relelease by - Drizabone.

Edited by Nick Harrison

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keep em anthem type or we'll scare people off!! :thumbup:

Sorry - I was trying not to be too "boxfresh".........................:sad: .

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Gloria Scott - (A Case Of) Too Much Lovemaking

Lew Kirton - Heaven in The Afternoon

Charles Johnston - Never Had Love So Good

Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away

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Gloria Scott - (A Case Of) Too Much Lovemaking

Lew Kirton - Heaven in The Afternoon

Charles Johnston - Never Had Love So Good

Garfield Fleming - Don't Send Me Away

ANTHEMZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

i have all four of those...great tracks........simon do you have a sister called annette?

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Some footage of Imberboy dancing to "Party Time Man" at Blackpool....as you can see, a much more highly developed and sophisticated style since the glory days of Imber (nice website BTW). Looking good Simon thumbsup.gif

Edited by isis

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lightwatersoul I do have two sisters mate but neither named Annette.

Hi Isis, nice meeting you at the Wheal. Imber was, and always will be a very special place, I had my swannakels revolved for the first time there!

Isis if ya ever wanna revolved me swannakels just give me a holler!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKc6UltsSq0

King Tutt You Got Me Hung Up

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Can't remember the artiste but..... the lyrics were......"Do Do Do Whatcha Feel "   song keeps coming up in my head - wasn't that a modern anthem?  Was great to dance to:thumbup::thumbup: I defo know that :wink::D

the only toon i know with similar words is...do do do come on and do the conga

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Jeff Perry - "Love Don't Come No Stronger Than Yours And Mine"

Norman Connors - "Take It To The Limit"

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Great call!

I am going to list all of these and then see 9f we can put them into some batting order like The Kev Roberts list.

Keep adding em but try to avoid being too high brow, we don't just want a list of Modern tracks, lets get the definite top 500 if possible? It may only be the top 100 or 50, lets give it a whirl.

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Surely this has to be in the top ten Modern soul anthems

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

MEGA MEGA MEGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

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CP Spencer....This Man Needs You

Reflections....3 Steps From True Love

Drifters....Pour Your Little Heart Out

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heres some from my play box

roger hatcher..sweetest girl in the word

channel 3....the sweetest thing

innersection...let me love yuh

exportations..i want you

jan jones...independant women

buddy miles...just a kiss away

luther...dont wanna be a fool

garland green..girl i love you

james walsh gypsy band...cuz its you girl

prince phillip mitchell..im so happy

Edited by lightwatersoul

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Think you might be right there...it was played downstairs at Bradford by Barry & Dave in 91 together with Kym Symms-Too Blind Too See It....that also had a rap...those guys were something else...BRILLIANT!! thumbup.gif

REAL LOVE CAME OUT TWICE

IST MIX NO RAP

THINK THE 2ND HAD A DIFFERANT SINGER

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Keep adding em but try to avoid being too high brow, we don't just want a list of Modern tracks, lets get the definite top 500 if possible? It may only be the top 100 or 50, lets give it a whirl.

Simon, are you after creating a list of modern tracks that are more than 30 years old?

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