Do your spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops for New Years Eve!
Northern Soul is a phrase coined by writer Dave Godin in 1970, when he noticed football fans from northern England asking for old-fashioned, fast-tempo soul records in his London shop.
Northerners would come into Godin’s London store, Soul City, and ask for completely different tunes to his regular southern customers. “What I noticed was that people who came from the north were not buying what was subsequently called funk,” said Godin. The sound was uptempo and mainly based on the stomping beat personified by the Four Tops’ ‘Can’t Help Myself’ and other Motown productions. This sound was largely fuelled by increasing amphetamine use at all-nighters, where Northern Soul was forged and thrived.
- The Champion (Part.1) – Willie Mitchell
- Manifesto – James Lewis
- It’s All Over Me – Otis Blackwell
- Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All Stars
- You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes
- I Get The Sweetest Feeling – Jackie Wilson
- I Would If I Could – The Sweet Three
- I’m Where It’s At – The Jades
- King Hustler featuring The Moods – The Moods
- Ain’t That Peculiar – George Tindley
- Shake Your Booty – Bunny Sigler
- Nothing But A Heartache – The Flirtations
- Backfield In Motion – Live – Mel & Tim
- Never Say No To Your Baby – The Hit Pack
- B-A-B-Y – Carla Thomas
- Shing-a-Ling – The Cooperettes
- Purple Haze – Johnny Jones, The King Casuals
- Get Ready – The Temptations
- Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
- Baby Boy – Fred Hughes