northern soul

If you like 60s soul like Four Tops and Supremes then northern soul is something for you!

Friendly for dancing, odd - often unknown - soul tracks from the golden age! Hits that never were hits!

DJs on clubs in northern England played American 60s soul for the working class. Big success! Legendary nights with often 1.500 on the dance floor! The music and the dancing became even more important than chasing partners...
The three most famous clubs were Wigan Casino, Golden Torch and Twisted Wheel.

Today you can find a lot of CD collections - various artists - by this melodic high classed soul. Vaxkupan sells about a hundred different ones. No way all that exist, but probably the biggest selection in Sweden. These CDs are mainly issued by Goldmine and Kent. Goldmine has the most spectacular choice of tracks and Kent the best quality of sound. Normally the CDs contains 20-25 tracks. Not bad and without doubt you will find that TamlaMotown tracks isnīt the strongest ones!

Itīs hard to be satisfied with 2 or 3 CD collections. I am addicted to this music as I am with my smoke! I prefer fast tracks with beat and bite - stompers. Modern soul - slower northern soul - isnīt my thing. Here follows some favourites...

Goldmine
- "Wigan casino"
- "Twisted Wheel Story"
- "Golden Torch Story"
- "Out on the floor"
- "Keep the faith"

Kent
- "Just keep on dancing"
- "Kentīs magic touch"
- "Rare,collectable and soulful"
- "Dancing til dawn"
- "Deep soul treasures"(great collection of tender songs)

Telstar
- "Soul Survivors"(double CD, good price)

Sony
- "Soultime" Vol 1 & 2

EMI
- "Come go with us"

The price is normally 169 SEK. If you want to buy cheaper we recommend you the Swedish edition of classic Chess "Love a gogo" - special price 99 SEK - 20 tracks , great wrapped!

Keep the faith!

Christer

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