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Where To Start Out When You're New To The Scene?

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Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :) 

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Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :)

Anything by Little Milton, or Chuck Jackson  :thumbsup:

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Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :)

 

Hi Joey, and welcome to "The scene". Two things to start with.... take your time and get to know the soul clubs/lovers in the North East,

there are some very nice and knowledgeable people up there :)

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Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :)

Also, check this out;

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This is coming from someone as new as you.

 

The world of northern soul can be confusing and is big. Like really big. People who have been in the scene from the start are still finding new music.

That being said we are in a great age. The music and songs are more accessible than  ever before.

The reason people went to the clubs was because that was the ONLY way of hearing the music at that time, now you can just open youtube.

 

Compilations are your friend. If you see a comp of northern soul then get it. The kent stuffs really good if you're looking for vinyl but CD's are cheaper and get you more songs. Northern soul The collection has a nice mix of "classics" (Al Wilson - The snake is the first song of CD 2 :dash2:) but also has some really nice, more expensive stuff on (like Pointer sisters - Send him back). You can now get a lot of great new music for not a lot of money so just go to HMV or something and buy a couple of comps. See what kind of stuff you like.

 

Another thing is Discogs. Now hang on for a minute. Whilst it may not have everything on there and may be a pain for prices it still has lots of information. Find an artist you like, listen to the imbedded youtube videos. Look at any duets, bands, the label they are on ect. Just have a look around. I can spend hours on a "discogs trip" and find some lovely songs (as well as turkeys).

 

The third thing I would say (and this is something I haven't done yet myself) but get to events! Make some friends, find out who's who. Listen, make friends and HAVE FUN!  :thumbup:

 

PS: 2 extra things. First, when digging trust your gut. If something seems interesting and it's not a lot then get it. Whats the worst that could happen?  :wicked:

Second, if you want to know a bit about the background of northern soul then "The story of northern soul" is a great read!

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This is coming from someone as new as you.

 

The world of northern soul can be confusing and is big. Like really big. People who have been in the scene from the start are still finding new music.

That being said we are in a great age. The music and songs are more accessible than  ever before.

The reason people went to the clubs was because that was the ONLY way of hearing the music at that time, now you can just open youtube.

 

Compilations are your friend. If you see a comp of northern soul then get it. The kent stuffs really good if you're looking for vinyl but CD's are cheaper and get you more songs. Northern soul The collection has a nice mix of "classics" (Al Wilson - The snake is the first song of CD 2 :dash2:) but also has some really nice, more expensive stuff on (like Pointer sisters - Send him back). You can now get a lot of great new music for not a lot of money so just go to HMV or something and buy a couple of comps. See what kind of stuff you like.

 

Another thing is Discogs. Now hang on for a minute. Whilst it may not have everything on there and may be a pain for prices it still has lots of information. Find an artist you like, listen to the imbedded youtube videos. Look at any duets, bands, the label they are on ect. Just have a look around. I can spend hours on a "discogs trip" and find some lovely songs (as well as turkeys).

 

The third thing I would say (and this is something I haven't done yet myself) but get to events! Make some friends, find out who's who. Listen, make friends and HAVE FUN!  :thumbup:

I think you're right to a certain extent mate. Personally, I'd steer well clear of compliations like that, unless they're for the car. Even then, I prefer to find tracks I like, get 'em off Youtube and stick them on my iPod.

You're certainly right about The Snake! Joe, ask people for recommendations, CD's etc. at RAFA Serious Shades Of Soul, get in early enough and you get a free CD with the guest DJ's picks.

Spot on with Discogs though, I've lost weeks on that bloody place! But don't forget, there's 2 scenes now, rare soul and northern soul! There's friendly folk in both scenes (for the most part, there's big timers everywhere). But never be afraid to ask questions. If anyone has a go at you for not knowing something, they have the wrong attitude. A wise bloke once said to me, 'Not everyone knows everything. Some know a lot, some know **** all, and some, well, some like Frank Wilson - Do I Love You'.

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Motown's a great place to start. Why not collect some of the other Detroit labels RIC TIC, Golden World and Impact for starters Some great artists and tunes there

Barbara Mercer - Hey!

Anything by Edwin Starr

Four Tops - Baby I Need Your Loving.

Don't forget the stuff on Revilot too!

I'd say Impact would be too heavily booted/too expensive for someone just starting a collection.

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I think you're right to a certain extent mate. Personally, I'd steer well clear of compliations like that, unless they're for the car. Even then, I prefer to find tracks I like, get 'em off Youtube and stick them on my iPod.

 

When you get to a point then, yes you are right to avoid them. But as a starter a CD with lots of music for not a lot of money can be really handy. It also allows you to pick out songs you like and songs you don't. :)

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Hi Joey, and welcome to "The scene". Two things to start with.... take your time and get to know the soul clubs/lovers in the North East,

there are some very nice and knowledgeable people up there :lol:

Hi Joey welcome.

As much as it pains me to agree with my mate Neil but these are great words of advice.It's a life long love this soul lark & you've got time on your side.Dip your toe in all aspects of the scene & see what works for you.If you get it right you'll be having fun for the rest of your life..........no pressure then   :lol: 

Cheers

Martyn

PS Move away from the N.East as they are all a set of nutters :wicked:

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When you get to a point then, yes you are right to avoid them. But as a starter a CD with lots of music for not a lot of money can be really handy. It also allows you to pick out songs you like and songs you don't. :)

I see what you're saying mate! I guess that's just my opinion! I suppose there's no right or wrong way to do things!

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Just get out once in a while and check what the dealers are selling at events, use your brain to remember the ones that they ask big bucks for and just keep your eyes peeled, there's still bargains to be had, even if you don't particularly like the track you buy sell it on at a small profit and you'll be on your way. 

Get yourself a John Manship guide #5 which has the bootleg info in it and just explore it all.

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Just get out once in a while and check what the dealers are selling at events, use your brain to remember the ones that they ask big bucks for and just keep your eyes peeled, there's still bargains to be had, even if you don't particularly like the track you buy sell it on at a small profit and you'll be on your way. 

Get yourself a John Manship guide #5 which has the bootleg info in it and just explore it all.

Totally agree, Manship is Manship though. It's rare for anyone else to get his prices.

I find popsike and Rare Soul Valuations on Facebook handy!

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Totally agree, Manship is Manship though. It's rare for anyone else to get his prices.

I find popsike and Rare Soul Valuations on Facebook handy!

the price guide is for the bootleg information, essential reading for anyone that doesn't want to find their prize possession is a pile of sh*te

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CDs are the way to go until you find your musical niche within the vast range of Northern - Kent are the boys on that front. Once you start collecting proper if you get the vinyl bug check out the various posting on recommended sounds at reasonable prices (you can STILL get some really superb original Northern releases for well under £20 - stick with dealers like Pete Smith coz they won't rip you off and it's more than their reputation is worth to pass off boots as the real thing).

 

If you're looking to go out then you'll find the crowd at 'proper' Northern Dos (as opposed to local handbag pop-northern events) are very friendly indeed and very welcoming to newcomers - Radcliffe Allnighter or somewhere like that will give you really good music and a positive outlook as well as a range of music within the one venue.

 

Dx

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Hi Joey,

Along with my mate Brian I put on an event, Soul in the Suburbs, in Newcastle 3 times a year. The next one is 18 April and you can find a flyer on the EVENTS page. John Parker and Tony Hatfield from York will be appearing along with Davy Mason from the North East. Brian and myself do the early part of the night. Come along and introduce yourself and hopefully you will enjoy yourself.

Just to assure you, we are not nutters.

Regards

Frank

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Totally agree, Manship is Manship though. It's rare for anyone else to get his prices.

I find popsike and Rare Soul Valuations on Facebook handy!

Yes but it is a price GUIDE. It comes in very handy when on the hunt for records. On several occasions I have heard a record and thought wow, I've got to have that. I could have paid well over the odds but the guide enables me to get an idea what to pay for it. 

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Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :)

 

My advice?

Don't think you have to wear a uniform to be a part of it, you don't. Just dress like any other 20 year old.

Vinyl wise, the scene is built on original records and there are plenty of cheaper end ones to get your teeth into for a start, plus some good reissue labels like kent. Don't buy any of those shite modern bootlegs that are all over ebay.

Find a local venue that suits you and get out and enjoy yourself, thats what its all about - don't take it too seriously BUT take time to learn the way of things.

All the best with it :thumbsup:

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Don't be swayed by rarity and price, go with what you can afford.  There's hundreds of affordable records, many lesser known for a collector to get his teeth into.  Have a look at Detroit, you have Ric tic, wingate, golden workd, motown labels and hundreds of smaller labels.  Many of them from the very cheap to reasonable, no need to break the bank.  Same for Chicago and Philly.  Listen to as much as you can.

 

Plenty of venues up your way too.  

 

There is a mountain of knowledge on here and places like facebook and its numerous groups. Ask for anything you want to know, you will get an answer.  As for vinyl, go through the sales boxes at venues, look at the labels and markings in the run out, it is the best way to learn.

 

Don't put money in bootleggers pocket!

 

above all as Steve says don't take it too seriously and enjoy.

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Just get out once in a while and check what the dealers are selling at events,

Just make sure they're record dealers not drug dealers :wink:

 

I,m so jealous. Just starting out on this journey called northern soul. I sincerely hope that you find the thing that we have found ..............

The most amazing way of life that anybody could wish for. Good luck and enjoy :thumbup:

 

Steve

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Just make sure they're record dealers not drug dealers :wink:

 

I,m so jealous. Just starting out on this journey called northern soul. I sincerely hope that you find the thing that we have found ..............

The most amazing way of life that anybody could wish for. Good luck and enjoy :thumbup:

 

Steve

don't put him off Steve, his mum might be looking over his shoulder :wicked:

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My advice is STOP NOW!

Get off the record buying roller-coaster before its too high off the ground, there's no known cure and no rehab lol

Come along to the N.east venues and pick up free cd's, talk to people and listen to the music over a loud system and soak it up, but one friendly piece of advice.. Steer clear of the Mcgannon brothers, they're bad lads and will lead you down a dark and murky path, oh and probably teach you bad dance moves ;)

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My advice is STOP NOW!

Get off the record buying roller-coaster before its too high off the ground, there's no known cure and no rehab lol

Come along to the N.east venues and pick up free cd's, talk to people and listen to the music over a loud system and soak it up, but one friendly piece of advice.. Steer clear of the Mcgannon brothers, they're bad lads and will lead you down a dark and murky path, oh and probably teach you bad dance moves ;)

Same goes for that Nev Griffiths bloke! He's always ending auctions early! Why'd you think no one else can get the up coming sounds? Arsehole!  :lol:

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You could do a lot worse than grabbing a copy of this when it's released on 02/03/15!  :thumbup:

 

The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule

 

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Amazon Link:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Odyssey-Northern-Soul-Time-Capsule/dp/B00JYDGJHM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1418927279&sr=1-1&keywords=the+odyssey+northern+soul

 

‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is the single most comprehensive overview yet of a truly unique UK musical culture which has now lasted over 45 years and had spread across the world. The current popularity of the film “Northern Soul” and it’s soundtrack plus the attendant publicity within the mainstream media - a UK Top 10 film smash, a UK Top 10 album smash and No.1 DVD smash have well and truly put Northern Soul at the forefront of people’s interest again. This is a very, very exciting musical culture which now seems to be appealing to a younger generation of new fans in their teens who love the energy that Northern Soul provides and have the energy to burn off.

 

But how did it start? What made young teenagers in the north of England in the late 1960s and 1970s switch from the mainstream musical scenes and plunge underground into the darkest  recesses of black American Soul music? What made them travel hundreds of miles every weekend to see particular DJs and acts? What made them pay 4 weeks of hard-earned wages for a 7” vinyl single from 1967 that hardly anyone had ever heard of?

 

Welcome to Northern Soul. One of the most enigmatic musical cultures ever to exist is now available to explore in depth.

 

Curated by well-known professional compiler, head of Harmess Records and 1970s Northern Soul DJ, Ian Dewhirst, ‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is very much a labour of love. The contributors to the project read like a who’s who of Northern Soul’s golden era. Ian Dewhirst and Anglo American’s Tim Brown co-compiled the music and deliberated at length over the myriad of licensing issues. Mike Ritson, publisher of Manifesto magazine, kindly allowed us to use large swathes of his definitive book about Northern Soul, ‘The In Crowd’ to document the history of the scene. Karl White kindly provided us with a summing-up of the post Wigan Casino years, Simon White, journalist and broadcaster, interviewed, supervised and directed the collection of numerous interviews with most of the scene’s best-known characters. Richard Searling interviews the world’s longest-standing and most enigmatic record dealer, John Anderson, as well as squeezing in an interview with Philadelphia International’s Kenny Gamble, who looks through Richard’s collection of his own releases from the 1960’s and sees many of these UK releases for the first time ever! Northern Soul history! Not one, but 2 DVDs. The 160 page book layout was designed by Glen Gunton and the overall package design by Jaffa — both long-serving Northern Soul stalwarts.

 

The music follows the evolvement of Northern Soul, from its early beginnings at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club in 1968, through to The Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino and Cleethorpes Pier in the 1970s, Stafford Top Of The World and The 100 Club in the 1980s and the huge dearth of Soul weekenders and the 100 Club again from the 1990’s to the present day. Featuring a mind-numbing 230 tracks and over 10 hours of legendary music, all licensed from legitimate sources and all of which have been painstakingly re-mastered and documented within the sleeve-notes. The most comprehensive Northern Soul track-listing ever.

 

‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule’ truly does what it says on the tin. This is the most exhaustive history of the Northern Soul scene ever released. Due to be unearthed in February 2015.

 

CD 1       The Twisted Wheel

 

               1. Open The Door To Your Heart - Darrell Banks

               2. Walking Up A One Way Street - Willie Tee

               3. I Dig Your Act - The O'Jays                                             

               4. I Feel So Bad - Jackie Edwards

               5. 60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks

               6. I Spy (for the FBI) - Jamo Thomas And His Party Brothers Orchestra

               7. Barefootin' - Robert Parker

               8. She Blew A Good Thing - The Poets

               9. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours

               10. I’m Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn

               11. (At The) Discotheque - Chubby Checker

               12. I’ll Always Love You - The Spinners

               13. Looking For You - Garnet Mimms

               14. The Boogaloo Party - The Flamingos

               15. I’m Gonna Miss You  - The Artistics

               16. There’s Nothing Else To Say - The Incredibles

               17. Baby Do The Philly Dog - The Olympics

               18. That Beatin’ Rhythm - Richard Temple

               19. Love Love Love - Bobby Hebb

               20. You’ve Been Cheatin' - The Impressions

               21. Investigate - Major Lance

               22. Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips

               23. Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes) - Major Lance

               24. A ‘Lil Lovin’ Sometimes - Alexander Patton

               25. The Right Track - Billy Butler

               26. Baby Reconsider - Leon Haywood

               27. Cigarette Ashes - Jimmy Conwell

               28. Wear It On Our Face - The Dells

               29. Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

               30. These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) - Chuck Jackson

               31. Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe

                                                                          

CD 2       The Twisted Wheel To The Golden Torch

 

               1. Here I Go Again - Archie Bell & The Drells

               2. You’re Gonna Make Me Love You - Sandi Sheldon

               3. The Same Old Thing - The Olympics

               4. Hit & Run - Rose Batiste

               5. Quick Change Artist - The Soul Twins

               6. You Just Don’t Know - Chubby Checker

               7. You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

               8. Sliced Tomatoes - The Just Brothers

               9. Keep On Keeping On — N.F. Porter

               10. Exus Trek - The Luther Ingram Orchestra

               11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 1 - Saxie Russell

               12. ‘Cause You’re Mine - The Vibrations

               13. Honest To Goodness - Herb Ward

               14. My Dear Heart - Shawn Robinson

               15. Festival Time - The San Remo Golden Strings

               16. Groovin' At The Go-Go - The Four Larks

               17. Cracking Up Over You - Roy Hamilton

               18. Love On A Mountain Top - Robert Knight

               19. I’m Satisfied With You - The Furys

               20. I Can't Get Away - Bobby Garrett

               21. Head and Shoulders (Above The Rest) - Patti Young

               22. Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You - Darrell Banks

               23. You Don’t Want Me No More - Major Lance

               24. What Would I Do - The Tymes

               25. Shing-A-Ling - The Cooperettes

               26. This Beautiful Day - Levi Jackson

               27. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright - P.P. Arnold

               28. Baby Boy - Fred Hughes

               29. Purple Haze - Johnny Jones & The King Casuals

               30. Thumb A Ride - Earl Wright & His Orchestra

                                                           

CD 3       The Golden Torch To Blackpool Mecca

 

               1. If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) - Jerry Williams

               2. Skiing In The Snow - The Invitations

               3. The Girl Across The Street - Moses Smith

               4. Blowing My Mind To Pieces - Bob Relf

               5. Our Love Is In The Pocket - J.J. Barnes

               6. I Got To Find Me Somebody - The Vel-Vets

               7. I Hurt On The Other Side - Jerry Cook

               8. I'm Gonna Love You - Edward Hamilton

               9. Let Her Go - Otis Smith

               10. She's Puttin' You On - United Four

               11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 2 - Saxie Russell

               12. Breakaway Pt 2 - The Steve Karmen Big Band

               13. Get It Baby - Stanley Mitchell

               14. Please Operator - Tony & Tyrone

               15. I Really Love You - The Tomangoes

               16. Crazy Baby - The Coasters

               17. Stick By Me Baby - The Salvadors

               18. You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) - Alice Clark

               19. Baby Don’t You Weep - Edward Hamilton & The Arabians

               20. I Can’t Hold On - Lorraine Chandler

               21. Satisfied - Ben Aitken

               22. There’s A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor

               23. They’ll Never Know Why - Freddie Chavez

               24. I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) - Linda Jones

               25. Can’t Help Loving That Man Of Mine  - Ila Vann

               26. Seven Day Lover - James Fountain

               27. She'll Come Running Back - Mel Britt

               28. It Really Hurts Me Girl - The Carstairs

               29. California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited

                                                                          

CD 4       Blackpool Mecca To Wigan Casino

 

               1. Breakaway Pt 1 - The Steve Karmen Big Band ft Jimmy Radcliffe

               2. You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies - Dana Valery

               3. Night Owl - Bobby Paris

               4. Help Me - Al Wilson

               5. Afternoon Of The Rhino - The Mike Post Coalition

               6. Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

               7. I’ll Always Need You - Dean Courtney

               8. Serving A Sentence Of Life - Carl Douglas

               9. Dance Dance Dance -  The Casualeers

               10. The Night - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

               11. You've Got Your Mind On Other Things - Beverly Ann

               12. Interplay - Derek & Ray

               13. Born A Loser - Don Ray

               14. When We Get There - Paul Anka

               15. As Long As You Love Me (I’ll Stay) - Ronnie & Robin

               16. Bari Track - Doni Burdick

               17. (It’s Against) The Laws Of Love - The Volcanoes

               18. Heartaches Away My Boy - Christine Cooper

               19. Don’t Take It Out On This World - Adam’s Apples

               20. All Of My Life - Detroit Soul

               21. You Didn’t Say A Word - Yvonne Baker

               22. Baby Hit And Run - The Contours

               23. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson

               24. Double Cookin’ - The Checkerboard Squares

               25. Country Girl  - Vickie Baines

               26. Girl, Don’t Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

               27. You Don't Love Me Anymore - Johnny Caswell

               28. I’m On My Way - Dean Parrish

                                                           

CD 5       More Wigan Casino

 

               1. Turning My Heartbeat Up - The MVP's

               2. You Don't Love Me - Epitome Of Sound

               3. Burning Sensation - Robby Lawson

               4. Baby Without You - Danny Monday

               5. I Was Born To Love You - Herbert Hunter

               6. I Lost A True Love -Danny Wagner & The Kindred Soul

               7. I Wanna Know - John E Paul

               8. Tear Stained Face - Don Varner

               9. She's Wanted (In Three States) - Larry Clinton

               10. Where I'm Not Wanted - Eddie Holman

               11. This Gets To Me - Pookie Hudson

               12. I Don't Like To Lose - The Group featuring Cecil Washington

               13. It's Better To Cry - The Appreciations

               14. Please Stay - The Ivorys

               15. Happiness Is Here - Tobi Lark

               16. Love Slipped Through My Fingers - Sam Williams

               17. Cool Off - Detroit Executives

               18. Love Factory - Eloise Laws

               19. Sad Girl -Carol Anderson

               20. Strange Change - Herb Ward

               21. I Am Nothing - Al Williams

               22. The Jokes On You - Kenny Gamble

               23. I Really Love You - Jimmy Burns

               24. That's No Way To Treat A Girl - Marie Knight

               25. A Changed Man - The Rotations

               26. This Won't Change - Lester Tipton

               27. Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita & The Tiaras

                                                           

CD 6       Wigan Casino To Cleethorpes Pier

 

               1. Elijah Rockin' With Soul - Hank Jacobs

               2. I Can’t Change - Lorraine Chandler

               3. They're Talking About Me - Johnny Bragg

               4. My Heart Cries For You - Porgy & The Monarchs

               5. You're Never Too Young (To Fall In Love) - The Modern Redcaps

               6. Send Him Back - The Pointer Sisters

               7. Do The Pearl Girl Pt 2 - The Matta Baby

               8. All The Way Home - Dee Edwards

               9. Look At Me Now - Terry Callier

               10. So is The Sun - World Column

               11. The Gig - Raw Soul

               12. Wrong Crowd - Prince George

               13. Hung Up On Your Love - The Montclairs

               14. Ton Of Dynamite - Frankie ‘Loveman’ Crocker

               15. Lady Lady Lady (Are You Crazy For Me) - Boogie Man Orchestra

               16. I Don't Know What Foot To Dance On - Kim Tolliver

               17. I Wanna Be (Your Everything) - The Pretenders

               18. Cuz It's You Girl - James Walsh Gypsy Band

               19. You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) - Rodger Collins

               20. Cut Your Motor Off - Black Nasty feat Herbie Thompson

               21. I Got The Vibes - Joshie Jo Armstead

               22. Have Love Will Travel - Rosey Jones

               23. Do What You Feel Pt 1 - The Rimshots

               24. Wash And Wear Love - Lynn Varnado

               25. Elusive - Babe Ruth

               26. Are You Ready For This - The Brothers

               27. I've Got The Need - The Moments

                                                                          

CD 7       The 100 Club And Top Of The World, Stafford Eras             

 

               1. Please Don't Go - Willie Tee

               2. Since I Found My Baby -The Metros

               3. I Need My Baby - Jackey Beavers

               4. I Still Love You - The Seven Souls

               5. Suspicion - The Originals

               6. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Carla Thomas

               7. Talkin' Woman - Lowell Fulson

               8. You Just Cheat And Lie - Z Z Hill

               9. Oh How I Love You - Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators

               10. Too Much For You - Bobby Angelle

               11. Naughty Boy - Jackie Day

               12. Losing Control - Mary Saxton

               13. You Really Made It Good To Me - Ty Karim

               14. Girl I Love You - The Temptones

               15. Wrapped Tied & Tangled - Lavern Baker

               16. Try Me For Your New Love - Junior McCants

               17. The Magic Touch - Melba Moore

               18. Dearly Beloved - Jack Montgomery

               19. Packing Up - Damon Fox

               20. Because Of My Heart - Frankie Beverly

               21. You Shook Me Up - Roy Hamilton

               22. My Love Gets Stronger - Tommy Ridgley

               23. I'm Steppin' Out Of The Picture - Johnny Maestro & The Crests

               24. Rat Race - Gino Washington

               25. I Don't Do This (To Every Girl I Meet)  - Sidney Joe Qualls

               26. I'm Having So Much Fun - Willie Tee

               27. Deep Dark Secret - Dee Dee Sharp

               28. What Should I Do - Little Ann

               29. Such Misery  - The Precisions

                                                                          

CD 8       The Weekenders Era

 

               1. If I Could Only Be Sure - Nolan Porter

               2. Home Is Where The Heart Is - Bobby Womack

               3. Something New To Do - Bobby Sheen

               4. Too Late - Mandrill

               5. The Game Is Over (What's The Matter With You) - Brown Sugar

               6. Because Of You - Jackie Wilson

               7. Pour Your Little Heart Out - The Drifters

               8. Think It Over (And Be Sure) - Liz Verdi

               9. What's That On Your Finger - Kenny Carter

               10. Baby-A-Go-Go - Barbara McNair

               11. I Can't Break The News To Myself - Ben E King

               12. The Stars - Barbara Lewis

               13. Something's Wrong - Chris Clark

               14. Don't Pity Me - Joanie Sommers

               15. Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips

               16. In Love - Tony Galla

               17. Tune Up - Jnr Walker & The All-Stars

               18. Beggin' - Timebox

               19. Stolen Hours - Patrice Holloway

               20. Call On Me - The Dynells

               21. How - The Masqueraders

               22. Let’s Tak It Over — Spencer Wiggins

               23. Talkin' 'Bout My Baby - Dottie & Millie

               24. (Just A Little) Faith And Understanding - The Magicians

               25. Dynamite Exploded - Honey & The Bees

               26. I’m Slowly Moulding - Cody Black

               27. What's With This Loneliness   - Chuck Jackson

               28. If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) - The Precisions

               29. It'll Never Be Over For Me - Timi Yuro

 

               Compiled by Ian Dewhirst with assistance from Tim Brown and Ady Croasdel

 

Ian D  :)

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Hi Joey. Sample as much music as you can. YouTube clips are a free source. CD compilations are worth a shot, especially the cheap ones that are generally the commonest tracks. Get to some venues and browse the collectors boxes, maybe with a wants list. Take a trip to the States with a portable record player - there's plenty of cheap vinyl for those beginning the journey. Don't do drugs and you'll outlive the rest of us on here and have spare cash to buy up the great tunes we oldsters can't take with us when shuffling off to the big dance hall in the sky...

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Be careful of any old men who ask you if you want to go back to their house to look at their "7 inches"!

Unless of course thats your bag in which case fill ya boots (just don't buy any boots, which is of course ironic in a way as I doubt there aren't very many on here who don't own a boot of some sort)

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Be careful of any old men who ask you if you want to go back to their house to look at their "7 inches"!

Unless of course thats your bag in which case fill ya boots (just don't buy any boots, which is of course ironic in a way as I doubt there aren't very many on here who don't own a boot of some sort)

We've all been stung!

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Back in the 70s you often bought blind going by artist, label & writer/producer, of the latter Holland Dozier, Van Mcoy etc. were all bankers, nowadays with the internet and all you can usually vet a track before you buy it, this can take some of the excitement from opening the package that arrives through the door but its maybe not a bad thing to buy what you like.

I can remember setting the record player next to the phone to play some of my latest arrivals to my mate Kev and he did the same for me.

Collection wise lately I've concentrated on collecting UK reissues of top northern sounds from the 70s lables like Brunswick: Adams Apples, Gene Chandler Artistics, ABC : Willie Hutch, Reflections & Sapphires London: Yvonne Baker etc. UK, Pye, Contempo, UA, Capitol all reissued (legally) some of the big tunes of the day I've about 300 titles now and they've not cost me a kings ransome. The good thing with these is they may be more readily available out of junk shops car boots.

Good Luck

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Back in the 70s you often bought blind going by artist, label & writer/producer, of the latter Holland Dozier, Van Mcoy etc. were all bankers, nowadays with the internet and all you can usually vet a track before you buy it, this can take some of the excitement from opening the package that arrives through the door but its maybe not a bad thing to buy what you like.

I can remember setting the record player next to the phone to play some of my latest arrivals to my mate Kev and he did the same for me.

Collection wise lately I've concentrated on collecting UK reissues of top northern sounds from the 70s lables like Brunswick: Adams Apples, Gene Chandler Artistics, ABC : Willie Hutch, Reflections & Sapphires London: Yvonne Baker etc. UK, Pye, Contempo, UA, Capitol all reissued (legally) some of the big tunes of the day I've about 300 titles now and they've not cost me a kings ransome. The good thing with these is they may be more readily available out of junk shops car boots.

Good Luck

I've bought blind, Continental Four when I first started collecting!

Think my brother bought Towanda Barnes blind too!

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I've bought blind, Continental Four when I first started collecting!

Think my brother bought Towanda Barnes blind too!

 

Before even getting into northern soul I bought a copy of The Tams blind. Not rare or anything but a great tune!

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Many cheapies on golden world , ric tic , duke carnival etc

 

It depends on what you want to collect and what you use them for.

No point in buying top oldies for 100's to start off with that are currently available on reissues just to listen at home to , Many expensive oldies are available on cd etc.

 

Check out all the youtube  , podcast etc that you can.

 

Buy what you like not what people tell you they like and is good , spend what you can afford, dont go silly like a kid in a sweet shop , remember that there will always be another record you will want if you miss one you are after and no point buying on credit card etc as you will have to pay it back in the end.

 

Buy from people you can trust , pete smith  , des parker  , john powney are three off the top of my head i use when i can.

check out here popsike and ebay completed items to get idea of pricing and ask on here

 

Remember no one knows everything and beware that some people will see that you are new to the scene and may see that as a way of trying to sell you records that are overpriced or crap/ hyped , there are very few but be aware  , the number of great soulies far outnumber the bad ones

 

 

 

If you are going to spend a lot try and decide on your favourite type of music  ie crossover 70s r&b funk 60's detroit etc and start a thread asking for recommendations up to your limit , you can then check these out on youtube etc

 

Buy price and bootleg guides to give you a rough idea of all the things out there  , Would you rather have one £50 record , 2 £25 records , 10 £5 records etc  , just because a record is cheap doesnt mean its crap , just because a record is expensive doesnt mean its good

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Back in the 70s you often bought blind going by artist, label & writer/producer, of the latter Holland Dozier, Van Mcoy etc. were all bankers, nowadays with the internet and all you can usually vet a track before you buy it, this can take some of the excitement from opening the package that arrives through the door but its maybe not a bad thing to buy what you like.

I can remember setting the record player next to the phone to play some of my latest arrivals to my mate Kev and he did the same for me.

Collection wise lately I've concentrated on collecting UK reissues of top northern sounds from the 70s lables like Brunswick: Adams Apples, Gene Chandler Artistics, ABC : Willie Hutch, Reflections & Sapphires London: Yvonne Baker etc. UK, Pye, Contempo, UA, Capitol all reissued (legally) some of the big tunes of the day I've about 300 titles now and they've not cost me a kings ransome. The good thing with these is they may be more readily available out of junk shops car boots.

Good Luck

Those were the days eh! We would spend Saturday afternoons at each other's houses playing our latest sounds and even do our own cover ups.

I think collecting Motown is a great start. Exactly where we started, except in those days we were buying some of them as new releases. Things that ended up becoming big in later years like "Martha Reeves - No one there". If you buy what you like then you can't go wrong as long as you don't pay over the odds for it.

Plenty on here will help you with values so you won't pay too much.

 

Good luck

 

Kev

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If you havnt heard Bari Track..........Doni Burdick, then you must. Its an essential. If you "get" that sound you are well on your way to being "lost" and hooked. Good luck and dont be scared. Remember youre young. I envy you. I really do. All the sounds that youve yet to hear. Thousands.

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If you havnt heard Bari Track..........Doni Burdick, then you must. Its an essential. If you "get" that sound you are well on your way to being "lost" and hooked. Good luck and dont be scared. Remember youre young. I envy you. I really do. All the sounds that youve yet to hear. Thousands.

Work your way up to Bari Track via Willie Mitchell's 'The Champion', Andre Brasseur's 'The Kid' and Baltimore and Ohio Marching Band's 'Condition Red'. Find out if you like instrumentals as they are an important facet of the scene. Earl Van Dyke's 'Six By Six' is one of the best Motown related instrumentals going.

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You could do a lot worse than grabbing a copy of this when it's released on 02/03/15!  :thumbup:

 

The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule

 

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Amazon Link:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Odyssey-Northern-Soul-Time-Capsule/dp/B00JYDGJHM/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1418927279&sr=1-1&keywords=the+odyssey+northern+soul

 

‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is the single most comprehensive overview yet of a truly unique UK musical culture which has now lasted over 45 years and had spread across the world. The current popularity of the film “Northern Soul” and it’s soundtrack plus the attendant publicity within the mainstream media - a UK Top 10 film smash, a UK Top 10 album smash and No.1 DVD smash have well and truly put Northern Soul at the forefront of people’s interest again. This is a very, very exciting musical culture which now seems to be appealing to a younger generation of new fans in their teens who love the energy that Northern Soul provides and have the energy to burn off.

 

But how did it start? What made young teenagers in the north of England in the late 1960s and 1970s switch from the mainstream musical scenes and plunge underground into the darkest  recesses of black American Soul music? What made them travel hundreds of miles every weekend to see particular DJs and acts? What made them pay 4 weeks of hard-earned wages for a 7” vinyl single from 1967 that hardly anyone had ever heard of?

 

Welcome to Northern Soul. One of the most enigmatic musical cultures ever to exist is now available to explore in depth.

 

Curated by well-known professional compiler, head of Harmess Records and 1970s Northern Soul DJ, Ian Dewhirst, ‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is very much a labour of love. The contributors to the project read like a who’s who of Northern Soul’s golden era. Ian Dewhirst and Anglo American’s Tim Brown co-compiled the music and deliberated at length over the myriad of licensing issues. Mike Ritson, publisher of Manifesto magazine, kindly allowed us to use large swathes of his definitive book about Northern Soul, ‘The In Crowd’ to document the history of the scene. Karl White kindly provided us with a summing-up of the post Wigan Casino years, Simon White, journalist and broadcaster, interviewed, supervised and directed the collection of numerous interviews with most of the scene’s best-known characters. Richard Searling interviews the world’s longest-standing and most enigmatic record dealer, John Anderson, as well as squeezing in an interview with Philadelphia International’s Kenny Gamble, who looks through Richard’s collection of his own releases from the 1960’s and sees many of these UK releases for the first time ever! Northern Soul history! Not one, but 2 DVDs. The 160 page book layout was designed by Glen Gunton and the overall package design by Jaffa — both long-serving Northern Soul stalwarts.

 

The music follows the evolvement of Northern Soul, from its early beginnings at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club in 1968, through to The Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino and Cleethorpes Pier in the 1970s, Stafford Top Of The World and The 100 Club in the 1980s and the huge dearth of Soul weekenders and the 100 Club again from the 1990’s to the present day. Featuring a mind-numbing 230 tracks and over 10 hours of legendary music, all licensed from legitimate sources and all of which have been painstakingly re-mastered and documented within the sleeve-notes. The most comprehensive Northern Soul track-listing ever.

 

‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule’ truly does what it says on the tin. This is the most exhaustive history of the Northern Soul scene ever released. Due to be unearthed in February 2015.

 

CD 1       The Twisted Wheel

 

               1. Open The Door To Your Heart - Darrell Banks

               2. Walking Up A One Way Street - Willie Tee

               3. I Dig Your Act - The O'Jays                                             

               4. I Feel So Bad - Jackie Edwards

               5. 60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks

               6. I Spy (for the FBI) - Jamo Thomas And His Party Brothers Orchestra

               7. Barefootin' - Robert Parker

               8. She Blew A Good Thing - The Poets

               9. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours

               10. I’m Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn

               11. (At The) Discotheque - Chubby Checker

               12. I’ll Always Love You - The Spinners

               13. Looking For You - Garnet Mimms

               14. The Boogaloo Party - The Flamingos

               15. I’m Gonna Miss You  - The Artistics

               16. There’s Nothing Else To Say - The Incredibles

               17. Baby Do The Philly Dog - The Olympics

               18. That Beatin’ Rhythm - Richard Temple

               19. Love Love Love - Bobby Hebb

               20. You’ve Been Cheatin' - The Impressions

               21. Investigate - Major Lance

               22. Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips

               23. Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes) - Major Lance

               24. A ‘Lil Lovin’ Sometimes - Alexander Patton

               25. The Right Track - Billy Butler

               26. Baby Reconsider - Leon Haywood

               27. Cigarette Ashes - Jimmy Conwell

               28. Wear It On Our Face - The Dells

               29. Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

               30. These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) - Chuck Jackson

               31. Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe

                                                                          

CD 2       The Twisted Wheel To The Golden Torch

 

               1. Here I Go Again - Archie Bell & The Drells

               2. You’re Gonna Make Me Love You - Sandi Sheldon

               3. The Same Old Thing - The Olympics

               4. Hit & Run - Rose Batiste

               5. Quick Change Artist - The Soul Twins

               6. You Just Don’t Know - Chubby Checker

               7. You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels

               8. Sliced Tomatoes - The Just Brothers

               9. Keep On Keeping On — N.F. Porter

               10. Exus Trek - The Luther Ingram Orchestra

               11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 1 - Saxie Russell

               12. ‘Cause You’re Mine - The Vibrations

               13. Honest To Goodness - Herb Ward

               14. My Dear Heart - Shawn Robinson

               15. Festival Time - The San Remo Golden Strings

               16. Groovin' At The Go-Go - The Four Larks

               17. Cracking Up Over You - Roy Hamilton

               18. Love On A Mountain Top - Robert Knight

               19. I’m Satisfied With You - The Furys

               20. I Can't Get Away - Bobby Garrett

               21. Head and Shoulders (Above The Rest) - Patti Young

               22. Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You - Darrell Banks

               23. You Don’t Want Me No More - Major Lance

               24. What Would I Do - The Tymes

               25. Shing-A-Ling - The Cooperettes

               26. This Beautiful Day - Levi Jackson

               27. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright - P.P. Arnold

               28. Baby Boy - Fred Hughes

               29. Purple Haze - Johnny Jones & The King Casuals

               30. Thumb A Ride - Earl Wright & His Orchestra

                                                           

CD 3       The Golden Torch To Blackpool Mecca

 

               1. If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) - Jerry Williams

               2. Skiing In The Snow - The Invitations

               3. The Girl Across The Street - Moses Smith

               4. Blowing My Mind To Pieces - Bob Relf

               5. Our Love Is In The Pocket - J.J. Barnes

               6. I Got To Find Me Somebody - The Vel-Vets

               7. I Hurt On The Other Side - Jerry Cook

               8. I'm Gonna Love You - Edward Hamilton

               9. Let Her Go - Otis Smith

               10. She's Puttin' You On - United Four

               11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 2 - Saxie Russell

               12. Breakaway Pt 2 - The Steve Karmen Big Band

               13. Get It Baby - Stanley Mitchell

               14. Please Operator - Tony & Tyrone

               15. I Really Love You - The Tomangoes

               16. Crazy Baby - The Coasters

               17. Stick By Me Baby - The Salvadors

               18. You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) - Alice Clark

               19. Baby Don’t You Weep - Edward Hamilton & The Arabians

               20. I Can’t Hold On - Lorraine Chandler

               21. Satisfied - Ben Aitken

               22. There’s A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor

               23. They’ll Never Know Why - Freddie Chavez

               24. I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) - Linda Jones

               25. Can’t Help Loving That Man Of Mine  - Ila Vann

               26. Seven Day Lover - James Fountain

               27. She'll Come Running Back - Mel Britt

               28. It Really Hurts Me Girl - The Carstairs

               29. California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited

                                                                          

CD 4       Blackpool Mecca To Wigan Casino

 

               1. Breakaway Pt 1 - The Steve Karmen Big Band ft Jimmy Radcliffe

               2. You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies - Dana Valery

               3. Night Owl - Bobby Paris

               4. Help Me - Al Wilson

               5. Afternoon Of The Rhino - The Mike Post Coalition

               6. Tainted Love - Gloria Jones

               7. I’ll Always Need You - Dean Courtney

               8. Serving A Sentence Of Life - Carl Douglas

               9. Dance Dance Dance -  The Casualeers

               10. The Night - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

               11. You've Got Your Mind On Other Things - Beverly Ann

               12. Interplay - Derek & Ray

               13. Born A Loser - Don Ray

               14. When We Get There - Paul Anka

               15. As Long As You Love Me (I’ll Stay) - Ronnie & Robin

               16. Bari Track - Doni Burdick

               17. (It’s Against) The Laws Of Love - The Volcanoes

               18. Heartaches Away My Boy - Christine Cooper

               19. Don’t Take It Out On This World - Adam’s Apples

               20. All Of My Life - Detroit Soul

               21. You Didn’t Say A Word - Yvonne Baker

               22. Baby Hit And Run - The Contours

               23. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson

               24. Double Cookin’ - The Checkerboard Squares

               25. Country Girl  - Vickie Baines

               26. Girl, Don’t Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler

               27. You Don't Love Me Anymore - Johnny Caswell

               28. I’m On My Way - Dean Parrish

                                                           

CD 5       More Wigan Casino

 

               1. Turning My Heartbeat Up - The MVP's

               2. You Don't Love Me - Epitome Of Sound

               3. Burning Sensation - Robby Lawson

               4. Baby Without You - Danny Monday

               5. I Was Born To Love You - Herbert Hunter

               6. I Lost A True Love -Danny Wagner & The Kindred Soul

               7. I Wanna Know - John E Paul

               8. Tear Stained Face - Don Varner

               9. She's Wanted (In Three States) - Larry Clinton

               10. Where I'm Not Wanted - Eddie Holman

               11. This Gets To Me - Pookie Hudson

               12. I Don't Like To Lose - The Group featuring Cecil Washington

               13. It's Better To Cry - The Appreciations

               14. Please Stay - The Ivorys

               15. Happiness Is Here - Tobi Lark

               16. Love Slipped Through My Fingers - Sam Williams

               17. Cool Off - Detroit Executives

               18. Love Factory - Eloise Laws

               19. Sad Girl -Carol Anderson

               20. Strange Change - Herb Ward

               21. I Am Nothing - Al Williams

               22. The Jokes On You - Kenny Gamble

               23. I Really Love You - Jimmy Burns

               24. That's No Way To Treat A Girl - Marie Knight

               25. A Changed Man - The Rotations

               26. This Won't Change - Lester Tipton

               27. Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita & The Tiaras

                                                           

CD 6       Wigan Casino To Cleethorpes Pier

 

               1. Elijah Rockin' With Soul - Hank Jacobs

               2. I Can’t Change - Lorraine Chandler

               3. They're Talking About Me - Johnny Bragg

               4. My Heart Cries For You - Porgy & The Monarchs

               5. You're Never Too Young (To Fall In Love) - The Modern Redcaps

               6. Send Him Back - The Pointer Sisters

               7. Do The Pearl Girl Pt 2 - The Matta Baby

               8. All The Way Home - Dee Edwards

               9. Look At Me Now - Terry Callier

               10. So is The Sun - World Column

               11. The Gig - Raw Soul

               12. Wrong Crowd - Prince George

               13. Hung Up On Your Love - The Montclairs

               14. Ton Of Dynamite - Frankie ‘Loveman’ Crocker

               15. Lady Lady Lady (Are You Crazy For Me) - Boogie Man Orchestra

               16. I Don't Know What Foot To Dance On - Kim Tolliver

               17. I Wanna Be (Your Everything) - The Pretenders

               18. Cuz It's You Girl - James Walsh Gypsy Band

               19. You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) - Rodger Collins

               20. Cut Your Motor Off - Black Nasty feat Herbie Thompson

               21. I Got The Vibes - Joshie Jo Armstead

               22. Have Love Will Travel - Rosey Jones

               23. Do What You Feel Pt 1 - The Rimshots

               24. Wash And Wear Love - Lynn Varnado

               25. Elusive - Babe Ruth

               26. Are You Ready For This - The Brothers

               27. I've Got The Need - The Moments

                                                                          

CD 7       The 100 Club And Top Of The World, Stafford Eras             

 

               1. Please Don't Go - Willie Tee

               2. Since I Found My Baby -The Metros

               3. I Need My Baby - Jackey Beavers

               4. I Still Love You - The Seven Souls

               5. Suspicion - The Originals

               6. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Carla Thomas

               7. Talkin' Woman - Lowell Fulson

               8. You Just Cheat And Lie - Z Z Hill

               9. Oh How I Love You - Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators

               10. Too Much For You - Bobby Angelle

               11. Naughty Boy - Jackie Day

               12. Losing Control - Mary Saxton

               13. You Really Made It Good To Me - Ty Karim

               14. Girl I Love You - The Temptones

               15. Wrapped Tied & Tangled - Lavern Baker

               16. Try Me For Your New Love - Junior McCants

               17. The Magic Touch - Melba Moore

               18. Dearly Beloved - Jack Montgomery

               19. Packing Up - Damon Fox

               20. Because Of My Heart - Frankie Beverly

               21. You Shook Me Up - Roy Hamilton

               22. My Love Gets Stronger - Tommy Ridgley

               23. I'm Steppin' Out Of The Picture - Johnny Maestro & The Crests

               24. Rat Race - Gino Washington

               25. I Don't Do This (To Every Girl I Meet)  - Sidney Joe Qualls

               26. I'm Having So Much Fun - Willie Tee

               27. Deep Dark Secret - Dee Dee Sharp

               28. What Should I Do - Little Ann

               29. Such Misery  - The Precisions

                                                                          

CD 8       The Weekenders Era

 

               1. If I Could Only Be Sure - Nolan Porter

               2. Home Is Where The Heart Is - Bobby Womack

               3. Something New To Do - Bobby Sheen

               4. Too Late - Mandrill

               5. The Game Is Over (What's The Matter With You) - Brown Sugar

               6. Because Of You - Jackie Wilson

               7. Pour Your Little Heart Out - The Drifters

               8. Think It Over (And Be Sure) - Liz Verdi

               9. What's That On Your Finger - Kenny Carter

               10. Baby-A-Go-Go - Barbara McNair

               11. I Can't Break The News To Myself - Ben E King

               12. The Stars - Barbara Lewis

               13. Something's Wrong - Chris Clark

               14. Don't Pity Me - Joanie Sommers

               15. Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips

               16. In Love - Tony Galla

               17. Tune Up - Jnr Walker & The All-Stars

               18. Beggin' - Timebox

               19. Stolen Hours - Patrice Holloway

               20. Call On Me - The Dynells

               21. How - The Masqueraders

               22. Let’s Tak It Over — Spencer Wiggins

               23. Talkin' 'Bout My Baby - Dottie & Millie

               24. (Just A Little) Faith And Understanding - The Magicians

               25. Dynamite Exploded - Honey & The Bees

               26. I’m Slowly Moulding - Cody Black

               27. What's With This Loneliness   - Chuck Jackson

               28. If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) - The Precisions

               29. It'll Never Be Over For Me - Timi Yuro

 

               Compiled by Ian Dewhirst with assistance from Tim Brown and Ady Croasdel

 

Ian D  :)

 

Glad you kept it short and sweet Ian. :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

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Guest turntableterra

Motown's a great place to start. Why not collect some of the other Detroit labels RIC TIC, Golden World and Impact for starters Some great artists and tunes there

all with great value tunes too

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Guest chorleybloke

Hi there everyone. 

 

I'm Joey I'm 20 from the north east england. I've been collecting motown records for about a year now. I'm getting more and more interested in the northern soul scene.. problem is I really don't no where to start looking ha! What record labels to look out for? what artists are essential to listen to when starting out? what to stay away from? Good cheap records when starting a collection?  Really hope some of you experienced soulies on this forum can help me. 

 

Thanks anyway Joey! any help is appreciated! :)

 

Howdo Joey - if you PM me your address I'll send you a package of 18 proper NS compilation CDs, each of them made to commemorate the Irish Club anniversary here in Perth.  In conjunction with the price/bootleg guide and popsike.com you'll then be able to draw up a decent vinyl wants list.  I tend to do this to anyone visiting the club for the first time to try to ease them into it.  I don't think I need to reiterate the "no bootleg" advice.

Cheers

Pete

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