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To someone who has never heard Northern Soul, to capture the whole essence of the scene. Which one would you choose?

After reading the posts on the blue eye soul thread, I thought this might be slightly less controvercial topic. Artists of all genders and colours are welcome.

Having said that; I do agree; the Paul Anka track is the epitome of Northern (soul, or otherwise).  I don't think that can be doubted.

Or can it?

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For me, it would be Sandi Sheldon - You're gonna make me love you.

Its a good old stomper, its on a label synonymous (Spelling?) with the scene, and I just cant sit down and listen to this track. I absolutely HAVE to dance.

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To someone who has never heard Northern Soul, to capture the whole essence of the scene. Which one would you choose?

After reading the posts on the blue eye soul thread, I thought this might be  slightly less controvercial topic. Artists of all genders and colours are welcome.

For me, it would be Sandi Sheldon - You're gonna make me love you.

Its a good old stomper, its on a label synonymous (Spelling?) with the scene, and I just cant sit down and listen to this track. I absolutely HAVE to dance.

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Johnny Wyatt - 'This Thing Called Love'

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Its got to be Frankie Beverley and the Butlers If thats what you wanted.

Whether you like oldies, crossover, funk or another type of "northern" this conveys the essential sound that hooked us all. IMO

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To someone who has never heard Northern Soul, to capture the whole essence of the scene. Which one would you choose?

After reading the posts on the blue eye soul thread, I thought this might be  slightly less controvercial topic. Artists of all genders and colours are welcome.

For me, it would be Sandi Sheldon - You're gonna make me love you.

Its a good old stomper, its on a label synonymous (Spelling?) with the scene, and I just cant sit down and listen to this track. I absolutely HAVE to dance.

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Allthough i dont particularly like it would anyone agree with Nightowl- Bobby Paris?

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Gwen Owens - Wanted & Needed.

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Good choice!

Wracking my brain here... how can you pick ONE record that sums up the essence of the scene...

Salvadors?? Dena Barnes? Uptempo powerhouse or midtempo heartbreaker? too many, can't decide!

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CAn I play two :( cause I heard Lee Andrews - Never The Less other week and it's NS as good as it gets :P Awesome chewn.

I did a couple of cds few months ago for someone who had never been to a Northern venue as an introduction and she loved them. Will see if I can find the track listings. Anyone who is on KTF might remember me posting them up.

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Timothy Wilson - Love Is Like A Itching In My Heart

Billy Butler - I'll Bet

there's just too many......I'm off, back to work.

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I'm torn between L Allen - Can't We Talk It Over for the intro that is instantly recognisable and drags me to the floor when ever i hear it and the Dells Make Sure s it's for me the best group harmony allround feeling of soulfullness at an available price to anyone etc etc.

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To someone who has never heard Northern Soul, to capture the whole essence of the scene. Which one would you choose?

After reading the posts on the blue eye soul thread, I thought this might be  slightly less controvercial topic. Artists of all genders and colours are welcome.

For me, it would be Sandi Sheldon - You're gonna make me love you.

Its a good old stomper, its on a label synonymous (Spelling?) with the scene, and I just cant sit down and listen to this track. I absolutely HAVE to dance.

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Susan Raftey...... hurt so bad...... what a sound!

Billy

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On a purely played out oldies point of view it has to be The Snake , I hate it now but it must of alerted more people to Northern soul :P than any other.You have to start somewhere.Give this some credit.

On the other hand I reckon that if anyone heard Little Anthony & The Imperials singing Better Use Your Head played on any radio station and not Knowing much about soul music, it would make you think bloody hell thats good. Ive heard it a thousand times now but if it was played on the Jonathon Ross show tomorrow on radio 2 for example it would still make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. :(

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Sooooooo many to choose from Good call on the Johnny Wyatt btw Blade :shades: I suppose if it's someone who has never heard Northern it has to an instant sort of record and as much as i'd put in Dena Barmes or Gwen Owens there is something of the aquired taste about those as there is with so much of the music that we all love to the point of distraction i think my choice given that some i may have chosen have gone would

The Group ft Cecil Washington - I don't like to loose - Profonics

Remember the first time you heard that at the Casino !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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