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Fresh from his show-stealing performance at July’s BBC Northern Soul Prom at London’s Royal Albert Hall, singer Darrell Smith has teamed up with producer and songwriter Andy Lewis (formerly bass player for living legend Paul Weller) and instrumentalists The Syphons for this double-sided slice of powerful 60’s inspired musical escapism.

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4 hours ago, Chalky said:

The sooner the wheels fall off the bandwagon and the leeches and others exploiting the scene f&ck *ff the better.  Northern Soul my arse.

Hi Chalky , 

Isn't it just history repeating itself ?, Nosmo King & the Javelle's , Sharonettes , L.J.Johnson ,Wigan's Chosen Few , etc etc & it just happens to be the 50th anniversary of the most famous disco of all time , it was bound to happen , it'll all be over soon and things will get back to where they where in the 80s , or will these be the UK collectors must haves in years to come ?

The strange thing is though when the above where the big tunes , the dance floor was rammed but turnover was very quick , and it was all orchestrated, behind the scenes weekly meetings on what was or wasn't going to get a spin . The gear might have been better but the desire to dance all night was even greater , as we've got older and wiser we tend to dismiss this as shite but to a 16 yr. old , experimenting as we did it's new, fresh , and probably affordable.

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1 hour ago, Djack said:

Given that the only  "Northern Soul" records are these tailor made efforts. None of the 60's & 70's tunes co-opted onto the scene were made as "Northern Soul".

Very true but there's an awful lot of 60s tunes not at the time associated with any scene but popular music , are very saught after amongst UK collectors , willing to pay top dollar for nothing more than cover versions , who where trying to cash in at the time due to the popularity of the underground RnB Clubs of the era , too many to mention , but I'm sure with a little research the list is endless.

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On 17/11/2023 at 20:51, Happy Feet said:

Hi Chalky , 

Isn't it just history repeating itself ?, Nosmo King & the Javelle's , Sharonettes , L.J.Johnson ,Wigan's Chosen Few , etc etc & it just happens to be the 50th anniversary of the most famous disco of all time , it was bound to happen , it'll all be over soon and things will get back to where they where in the 80s , or will these be the UK collectors must haves in years to come ?

The strange thing is though when the above where the big tunes , the dance floor was rammed but turnover was very quick , and it was all orchestrated, behind the scenes weekly meetings on what was or wasn't going to get a spin . The gear might have been better but the desire to dance all night was even greater , as we've got older and wiser we tend to dismiss this as shite but to a 16 yr. old , experimenting as we did it's new, fresh , and probably affordable.

Possible, there has always been these records to one degree or another.  It is simply more dumbing down of the scene and exploitation, they care little for the history of the scene nor do the intended audience.

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22 hours ago, Chalky said:

What a crock of sh*te

Its shockingly sh*te.....nothing to do with northern soul: just like the BBC proms

1 hour ago, Mal C said:

Darrell Smith / Stewart Smith,  You be the judge...

 

Bloody dire, awful, pathetic, soul-less drivel....

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1 hour ago, Mark S said:

Sounds like a really piss poor B side of a really piss poor pop song dreadfull contrived nonsense. 

Soul music with the odd exception is Black American and amplifies the black experience, not some unknown white  wannabee chancer trying to cash in 

As previously stated - it's a crock of shite!

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In fairness, the guy can sing - it's just that he's more Pat Boone than Ray Pollard. So that's not good!

The lyrics are a collection of generic cliché's that have been cobbled together. So, that's not good either!!

I did wonder if an instrumental would be any better. However, no, it wouldn't!!!

From an environmental point of view, I agree with Mr. Woodbutcher hoping that not too much plastic has been wasted used.

On the plus side, they have generated some attention for the product (is all publicity good publicity?).

Next move, perhaps get some World Championship standard Northern Soul dancers to feature in a video.

 

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  • 1 month later...

The music is certainly interesting and a level of invention in there,the vocals suit the song too,it’s more Scott walker to my ears then anything else

as it has been posted on soul source it will get criticised as a soul record or not? But as a piece of work I think it’s a good effort,it’s original,what market it sits in well who knows! So much music in the world,it’s gotta be hard to stand out!

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