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    nordic soul got a reaction from Tai-Pan in I Hate Northern Soul   
    Rare soul? Well loads of it ain't rare by any stretch of the imagination, so it is a very incorrect term if you ask me, unless you mean "rare not only in quantity but also in quality and so on...". I personally probably dislike easily more than 50% of everything that's branded northern, but I still love northern soul, and it would be a shame if you gave up and let the morons and tasteless people kidnap the term. I also feel uneasy if I am even remotely associated with all the awful white pop music played over the years, or highly dubious R&R, or the general tackiness, or scooterists with leather vests, or any other horrible clichs, but still, northern soul is what I like, at least my take of what northern is, and that's that. The most correct for me would be to say "various more or less obscure soul records from the past with a danceable beat", but it's not very handy is it? I like a bit of crossover and modern (70's and early 80's) as well, but I prefer to add that instead of fusing it all into "rare soul". I listen to and play a lot of records which I do not consider rare, they are often obscure, but not rare (even if some are quite rare, but still). Rare soul sounds as if it was the rarity of the records and not the quality of the music that was the most important factor.

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    I personally think both cloth patches and baggy pants CAN be cool, it all depends on how, who, when, etc...

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    I reserve the right to change my mind and use the term rare soul as I see fit and when I please.
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    nordic soul got a reaction from Tai-Pan in I Hate Northern Soul   
    Rare soul? Well loads of it ain't rare by any stretch of the imagination, so it is a very incorrect term if you ask me, unless you mean "rare not only in quantity but also in quality and so on...". I personally probably dislike easily more than 50% of everything that's branded northern, but I still love northern soul, and it would be a shame if you gave up and let the morons and tasteless people kidnap the term. I also feel uneasy if I am even remotely associated with all the awful white pop music played over the years, or highly dubious R&R, or the general tackiness, or scooterists with leather vests, or any other horrible clichs, but still, northern soul is what I like, at least my take of what northern is, and that's that. The most correct for me would be to say "various more or less obscure soul records from the past with a danceable beat", but it's not very handy is it? I like a bit of crossover and modern (70's and early 80's) as well, but I prefer to add that instead of fusing it all into "rare soul". I listen to and play a lot of records which I do not consider rare, they are often obscure, but not rare (even if some are quite rare, but still). Rare soul sounds as if it was the rarity of the records and not the quality of the music that was the most important factor.

    P.S.

    I personally think both cloth patches and baggy pants CAN be cool, it all depends on how, who, when, etc...

    P.S. 2

    I reserve the right to change my mind and use the term rare soul as I see fit and when I please.
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    nordic soul got a reaction from stockholmsoulfox in Sensations   

    I partly agree. I think it is a great record. Great soul and I like the power and punch it has, but as you say, a VERY repetitive record. I counted how many times in a row they sang "Demanding Man", but it was so many times I lost count. Not a a record to be played over and over again perhaps, unles you really want to wear it out.
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    nordic soul reacted to Flynny in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   
    Such a difficult message to write Sebastian...but you did it so eloquently. I can't confess to have known Helena well - our paths first crossed back in 2002 when I DJ'ed in Gothenberg, but there was always a smile and a knowing nod when we did see each other.
    One things for sure, the continental European Soul doos are an important part of the worldwide Northern Soul jigsaw puzzle...music breaking down any geographical barriers and friendships forming across the miles...touching each others lives...and Helena did that as proven by the many messages of condolence from around the world on here/FB.
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    nordic soul reacted to Arthur Fenn in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   
    We are heartbroken with the loss of Helena. We first met in Frankfurt some 12/13 yrs ago and her enthusiasm & energy was obvious to all who met her, we watched her grow both as a woman & in her taste of music to a point where she started to play & run clubs in her home town of Malmo. A loss of any of our soul friends hits hard but on this occasion the pain is a little deeper. R.I.P Helena x x
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    nordic soul reacted to Manfromsoul45s in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   
    Me and Julia first met her quite a few years ago when I first DJ'd in Gothenburg and have known her ever since. always smiling and always having fun. Such a sad loss for someone so young...RIP Helena
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    nordic soul reacted to Soulof in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   
    Heard this awful news on Saturday night Sebastian and still in total shock. Used to see Helena a lot at various events over the years and she was often included in our Swedish soul gang going to weekenders and other events.
     
    Devastating news she will be sadly missed by us all.   My deepest condolences to her family and all her friends.  
     
    Rest in peace Helena  Vila i frid
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    nordic soul reacted to Sebastian in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   
    This is something I really don't want to write.

    It is with unspeakable sadness that I learned this weekend that my dear friend Helena Stromdahl has passed away. I'm in total shock and feel empty.

    I've known Helena for more than 15 years. Initially at a distant as a fellow music lover and clubber around town (and in Gothenburg), but as the years progressed we became friends and have for the past 8 years run the Function and Soulin' club nights together here in Malmoe, Sweden.

    She was a fantastic, encouraging human being and a constant source of inspiration for me. I will miss her dearly.

    My thoughts go out to her family and all of her friends around the world.

    This is how I will remember her.

    Rest in peace Helena Stromdahl.


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    nordic soul reacted to Simon M in Rest In Peace Helena Stromdahl   

     
     
    Always remember this  tune from her sets
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    nordic soul got a reaction from mid tempo in Recent auction ending prices   
    I think Ray Pollard "This Time" is quite good and there are some other decent efforts on the label, but overall I personally hear no reason for all the hype around the label when listening to the music. I know many like it, but many others do not.


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