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This could be fun...what one record captures the essence of Northern Soul to you? Not your current fetish or the biggest cover-up, but one record that gives you goosebumps and makes you realise why you love Northern Soul?

The track that made me think of this topic? Well, vibes, key changes, awesome female vocals, and a beat to die for... The Uptights "Shy Guy"

Any advance on that?

Jerry.

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This could be fun...what one record captures the essence of Northern Soul to you? Not your current fetish or the biggest cover-up, but one record that gives you goosebumps and makes you realise why you love Northern Soul?

The track that made me think of this topic? Well, vibes, key changes, awesome female vocals, and a beat to die for... The Uptights "Shy Guy"

Any advance on that?

Jerry.

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Waaaayyyyy too many Jerry whistling.gif I've always said tho' if I had to play a record to some one who asked "what is NS" it would be Timmie Williams - Competition - Mala or The Mello Souls - We Can Make It - Mello. Both have all the right ingredients for a Northern Soul record, even if they are out of reach for most of us.

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Timmie Williams - Competition - Mala or The Mello Souls - We Can Make It - Mello.  Both have all the right ingredients for a Northern Soul record, even if they are out of reach for most of us.

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Ah but we're not talking finance here - you don't have to own the tune either - it's just trying to nail that record that says it all!

Jerry.

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Ah but we're not talking finance here - you don't have to own the tune either - it's just trying to nail that record that says it all!

Jerry.

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Ok then, a cheapie (one of THE cheapest) and an expensive one that both sum the whole damn thing up for me:

Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore

Eddie Parker I'm Gone

oh yeah, and Mickey Mouse Concerto...

...Ouch - Only kidding. Those things hurt!! Stop it!! I surrender!!

Godz

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Ah but we're not talking finance here - you don't have to own the tune either - it's just trying to nail that record that says it all!

Jerry.

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Like I said the two I mentioned sum it up for me, along with a 1000 others whistling.gif:wicked:

But I will throw in a cheapie...Jean Wells - With My Love And What We Got - Calla

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Ok then, a cheapie (one of THE cheapest) and an expensive one that both sum the whole damn thing up for me:

Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore

Godz

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Great choice Godz, should be in every collection this one whistling.gif

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Haven't heard Jean Wells track played out for ages, which is a shame as it certainly blows away the cob webs at 4 in the morning.

Currently listening to a bit of modern whilst wrapping up the xmas stuff.

Last 3 tracks up on i tunes have all had the desired goose bumps effect.

Carl Sims - I'm Sending You Back To Him

100% Pure Poison - You Keep Coming Back

Bobby Womack - Home Is Where The Heart Is

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This could be fun...what one record captures the essence of Northern Soul to you? Not your current fetish or the biggest cover-up, but one record that gives you goosebumps and makes you realise why you love Northern Soul?

The track that made me think of this topic? Well, vibes, key changes, awesome female vocals, and a beat to die for... The Uptights "Shy Guy"

Any advance on that?

Jerry.

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Shy Guy will always have a place in my heart. very first original northern record I ever bought as a fresh faced youth in '97.

Yes - stop laughing - 1997 ! lol

Hammy

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Haven't heard Jean Wells track played out for ages, which is a shame as it certainly blows away the cob webs at 4 in the morning.

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I spun it at the recent Scotland vs. England All-dayer, was requested in fact but would probably have played it anyway whistling.gif

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"I spun it at the recent Scotland vs. England All-dayer, was requested in fact but would probably have played it anyway"

Looks like I should travel further north then! These days our nominated driver struggles to get further than

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Dunno what happened there! as I was saying......

its a struggle getting further than Stoke these days

Assume Scotland/England all-dayer went well for you?

Dunno where I was that nite...maybe Luton? - where the guy above in the thread (Hammy) along with Sean played absolutely blinding sets between 12 & 2 am

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Dunno what happened there!  as I was saying......

its a struggle getting further than Stoke these days

Assume Scotland/England all-dayer went well for you?

Dunno where I was that nite...maybe Luton? - where the guy above in the thread (Hammy) along with Sean played absolutely blinding sets between 12 & 2 am

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The dayer was brilliant, packed house whistling.gif

The Hammy above is not Hammie from Kempston/Luton area, the one above is the Scottish variant :wicked::shades:

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Dunno what happened there!  as I was saying......

its a struggle getting further than Stoke these days

Assume Scotland/England all-dayer went well for you?

Dunno where I was that nite...maybe Luton? - where the guy above in the thread (Hammy) along with Sean played absolutely blinding sets between 12 & 2 am

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Wrong hammy - have to check spelling - Hammie (I do it all the time!!!) whistling.gif

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The problems normally start for me when I make assumptions......

Sticking to the facts & going back to the thread.....

Garnett Mimms - Looking For You

Played at my best friends funeral 20 years ago.

Paul was 24 when he died and I miss him very much.

Especially today.

x

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This could be fun...what one record captures the essence of Northern Soul to you? Not your current fetish or the biggest cover-up, but one record that gives you goosebumps and makes you realise why you love Northern Soul?

The track that made me think of this topic? Well, vibes, key changes, awesome female vocals, and a beat to die for... The Uptights "Shy Guy"

Any advance on that?

Jerry.

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Jimmy Raye......Philly dog around the world....KKC whistling.gif

JM

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This could be fun...what one record captures the essence of Northern Soul to you? Not your current fetish or the biggest cover-up, but one record that gives you goosebumps and makes you realise why you love Northern Soul?

The track that made me think of this topic? Well, vibes, key changes, awesome female vocals, and a beat to die for... The Uptights "Shy Guy"

Any advance on that?

Jerry.

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The adventurers- Easy Baby , As KR said in his book this is comin at yer like a train - And I couldnt get off! whistling.gif:wicked:

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Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You - HIB

The Group - I Don't Like To Loose - Prophonics

Del-Larks - Job Opening - Queen City

From the classic's but let's face it you could go on all day and of the newer crop all be it none of them really new nowadays

Mello Souls - We Can Make It - Mello

Teddy Pendergrass - We Got Love - Acetate

Soul Brothers Inc - Teardrops - Salem

Troutster

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Ok then, a cheapie (one of THE cheapest) and an expensive one that both sum the whole damn thing up for me:

Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore

Eddie Parker I'm Gone

oh yeah, and Mickey Mouse Concerto...

...Ouch - Only kidding. Those things hurt!! Stop it!! I surrender!!

Godz

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The flip of Spyder Turner also brilliant..

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"I spun it at the recent Scotland vs. England All-dayer, was requested in fact but would probably have played it anyway"

Looks like I should travel further north then! These days our nominated driver struggles to get further than

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hey you ungrateful git.i drive cos i like too.get that van full of seats and ill drive anywhere you like.

anyway col the soul have a great xmas.love to sue

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Jimmy mack " my world is on fire" whistling.gif

Pookie hudson " this gets to me baby" :wicked:

Al williams " i am nothing " :shades:

Garv

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Wrong hammy - have to check spelling - Hammie (I do it all the time!!!)  whistling.gif

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The Hammy from Bedford, doesn't do the net....at least I don't think he does, so whenever you see Hammy, Karen just think kilts :shades:

As for a record epitomising N/S well you said we could have anything, so I'm going with "Blowing my mind to pieces". First northern record I ever heard, was round a mates house listening to Motown, knock, on the door, and it was a Polish lad (Wozy) and he came in and said, listen to this.......

Thought it was rather good actually :wicked:

Winnie:-)

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The Majestics - my fav ever NS record and one that to me epitomises NS (maybe because it is one of the first records that stuck in my mind when i was 15). Followed by the Epitome of Sound and Luther Ingram. Mello Souls does it to me now. Infact the more i think there are lots of records, so best i just stop thinking.

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The Majestics - my fav ever NS record and one that to me epitomises NS (maybe because it is one of the first records that stuck in my mind when i was 15). .

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First heard at Winnersh Community centre I may add Mark

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So difficult to pick just one. Then this came on the tape in the car

Suspicion

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its got to be Mr Soul/Al Scott what happend to yesterday rips my heart out and stamps on it killer

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Del-Larks - Job Opening - Queen City

Soul Brothers Inc - Teardrops - Salem

Yep that's it Trouty! These 2 are 10 out of 10 NS for me :P:(

Why can't SBI turn up in huuuge quantity or at least turn up in front of me :P

best

Leo

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Winnersh Community centre Dave! bugger me you must have been about seven years old then mate i was only nine lol.

Still play the Majestics though even now, still a solid tune..........

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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Hi Jerry, hope you've had a great Christmas.

I reckon it would be The Tamangoes - I Really Love You.

Its the essence of Northern's roots in my eyes.

Simon Bendle

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