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What Record Would You Use To Explain Or Exemplify Northern Soul

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I was just listening to Carla Thomas, I'll Never Stop Loving You and I thought, well I could present that to anyone and say this is the music I like. We know we're a sub culture but is there any sounds you can think of whereby you can say to the general populous, this is the music I love and you could feel the general populous would at least get the gist of why we love Northern.

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I always use Eddie Parker; I'm Gone when on a mission to convert

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Jimmy Raye - philly dog around the world.

Now that really is Northern Soul.

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FRANK WILSON -DO I LOVE YOU ....

And if that don't do it ...... ...........THE SNAKE :thumbup:

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The Charades - Key to My Happiness

Or

The Van Dykes - Save Your Love For A Rainy Day

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Edwin Starr "I Have Faith In You". A new convert can still go out and buy an original copy of this brilliant record for the price of a couple of pints.

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The Charades - Key to My Happiness

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The Van Dykes - Save Your Love For A Rainy Day

I would have to agree withe you 100% on those two choices. Super Northern.

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Dobie Gray "Out on the Floor"

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Archie Bell Here I go again

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Can't much complain about the answers so far. Think I'd love it if I heard those tunes.................oh wait, indeed I do. lol

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I would have to agree withe you 100% on those two choices. Super Northern.

Me too, Charades must have claims to be one of the best Northern records ever. However would the general public understand this. Charades maybe but the Van Dykes is a little more esoteric. Question was, what about the general public?

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Me too, Charades must have claims to be one of the best Northern records ever. However would the general public understand this. Charades maybe but the Van Dykes is a little more esoteric. Question was, what about the general public?

Ok if your gonna get serious ....M.V.P'S TURNING MY HEARTBEAT UP

VEL-VETS - I'VE GOTTA FIND ME SOMEBODY

Two that epitomise Northern soul imho :thumbsup:

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a couple from willie mitchell ..driving beat and the champion....and maybe one song they would know ...gloria jones... tainted love...

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posted it twice....:thumbsup:

Edited by staceys dad

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I always use Eddie Parker; I'm Gone when on a mission to convert

Me too :thumbsup:

Bobby Garrett - My Little Girl is up there too. It's got everything.

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Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore - MGM

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oops comment retracted.

Edited by jam66

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for me an absolute cracker....j j barnes...please let me in!!!!...its got everything, great lead vocal....great back up doo doo doo's...and the beat is perfect. oh yes.

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The Younghearts - A Little Togetherness

Plus a few from the OKEH stable if that did not work

Steve

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Millionaires - Never for me

Uplifting classic from the early days..

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Falcons - good good feeling.

It's got it all.

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A record which always blows non-soul scene people away when they hear it for the first time is Oscar Wright on Hemisphere.

On deeper reflection on the original question maybe the single record which sums up everything weird and wonderful about the Northern Soul phenomenon is Paul Anka's "Can't Help Loving You".

It couldn't have been released on a bigger record label and the artist was practically a worldwide household name yet it took a youth cult in the UK to rescue it from the dustbin of abject failure and obscurity.

Maybe nothing else better sums up the idea that it's the sound, not the artist or the artist's racial identity which makes a Northern Soul record different from simply a Soul Record.

Love it or hate it this is quintessential, textbook NS. I would have loved to have been there when it was uncovered.

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A record which always blows non-soul scene people away when they hear it for the first time is Oscar Wright on Hemisphere.

On deeper reflection on the original question maybe the single record which sums up everything weird and wonderful about the Northern Soul phenomenon is Paul Anka's "Can't Help Loving You".

It couldn't have been released on a bigger record label and the artist was practically a worldwide household name yet it took a youth cult in the UK to rescue it from the dustbin of abject failure and obscurity.

Maybe nothing else better sums up the idea that it's the sound, not the artist or the artist's racial identity which makes a Northern Soul record different from simply a Soul Record.

Love it or hate it this is quintessential, textbook NS. I would have loved to have been there when it was uncovered.

Think you hit the nail on the head with that one yes.gif

Major Lable, prolific artist of the wrong ethnic variety, and yet damn near Northern Soul Perfection, still does it for me after all these years. Top call

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the tomangoes-i really love you,....timeless tune

jason

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Major Lance, 'you don't want me no more'

'Time' might be a decent example as well

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Contours - Just a little misunderstanding

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thumbsup.gif I would tell them to listen to 'Gimme me some lovin' - The Deltones yes.gifhatsoff2.gif

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VANGUARDS GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES simply gets you every time pulls you in with driving beat great lyric and what a vocal TIMELESS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5wrOWoNX_I

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Thats gotta be up there

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for me an absolute cracker....j j barnes...please let me in!!!!...its got everything, great lead vocal....great back up doo doo doo's...and the beat is perfect. oh yes.

I agree, I heart this song, it is so soulful and I can't imagine anyone not liking it on first hearing yes.gif

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Alice Clark-You Hit Me . . . imho the greatest female "45" of all time , by a country mile.

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The Dynamics - I Need Your Love - Grrr!...

Len.

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five stairsteps,change of pace ,on windy c billy thumbsup.gif

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Greg Perry It takes heart thumbsup.gif

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Greg Perry It takes heart :D

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Bearsy always got the floor with that tune

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seriously you cant really say what a NS record is these days as it covers too many soul genres .... @ 2011 .IMO :D

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As we ourselves from the scene can´t after so many years define it ,how can anyone expect to pick one tune to describe it?

A cd could be filled with one sound from every year of the scene,every style,type,group/male/female/instrumental and there would still be other directions left open

Me i still think after all this time (got into the music `71) it´s just got something(personal) you get it or you don´t.

Steve

Ok .............Next in line...Only cause its my favourite.

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Millionaires - Never for me

Uplifting classic from the early days..

Mary Love -Lay This Burden Down for me

Stevie, I love that pic of Sugar Pie Desanto! I have it saved in my pics myself..

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I love Gareth's choice. I certainly cant better it. But when this is asked, I always think

Sandy Sheldon - You're Gonna Make Me Want You.

Its a dance scene, and for me, this is the prefect dance record.

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Stevie, I love that pic of Sugar Pie Desanto! I have it saved in my pics myself..

Great isn't it - one of my favorite artists..

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Billy Butler - Right Track!

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TRAVIS WAMACK SCRATCHY ARA..........

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the tomangoes-i really love you,....timeless tune

jason

That's it, stop now. What an awesome tune. It's says everything. Driving, soul, torture and a story to tell. That has got to be The One !!

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Alice Clark-You Hit Me . . . imho the greatest female "45" of all time , by a country mile.

Good call. One of my favourites too!

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Great isn't it - one of my favorite artists..

I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF HAVING SUGAR PIE AS A FRIEND ON FACEBOOK, AND SHE DOES EXCHANGE COMMENTS!!!......GREAT LADY.:D I HAD A NICE CHAT WITH HER ABOUT HER FRIENDSHIP WITH SISTER ROSETTA THARPE WHEN ON TV A FEW MONTHS AGO.

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Gloria Jones - Come go with me ? :D

Dynamic, electric and in ya face

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Epitome of Sound - You dont love me.

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Javells & No Smoking - Ta Ta Now't To Say :D

Seriously though a couple from me would be Jimmy Mack - My World Is On Fire & Don Gardner - Cheating Kind but if I was feeling mischeivous I'd say Lou Pride Comin Home In't Mornin or the Dells - Your Song.

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Javells & No Smoking - Ta Ta Now't To Say :D

Seriously though a couple from me would be Jimmy Mack - My World Is On Fire & Don Gardner - Cheating Kind but if I was feeling mischeivous I'd say Lou Pride Comin Home In't Mornin or the Dells - Your Song.

funnily enough, Lou Pride almost made my posting.

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