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Discussion in 'Hull City' started by originallambrettaman, Oct 10, 2014.
please dont wander off topic
Staging bi-monthlys out here too...next one in Brissie is in Nov...
I'm in my early thirties and missed the Northern Soul scene. But been going to Northern Soul nights for a few years. Love it, I eat sleep and breath Sunderland and Soul. Northern Soul is very very Special. Here's a few classics finishing off with a rarity. Enjoy
And your rarity
and the Canucks do rule...perhaps more than the tigers?! x
Not a bad overview (hate that word) - summary - of the genesis of Northern Soul....
..with a godfather of the US soul movement...
...and another variant...think it may have already been posted...
Thanks for that..good article.
Browsed and couldn't see it mentioned but there's a Northern Soul based film being released. Producer/Director mortgaged her house to make it. Full of genuine fans as extras, some great dancehall sequences. It was on BBC Breakfast this morning. Lisa Stansfield is in it.
Proper NS old boy is renting a cinema in Shrewsbury for the night to show it independently, selling tickets to friends and family.
Anyone know if it's on in your neck of the woods?
Edit/ it's mentioned in the Guardian article, apologies.
The film looks good, Steve Coogan's in it...
It's not the only Northern Soul based film either, I think there's another two coming out after this one.
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged independently in Northern England, the English Midlands, Scotland and Wales in the late 1960s from the British mod scene. Northern soul mainly consists of a particular style of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the mid-1960s Tamla Motown sound.
The northern soul movement, however, generally eschews Motown or Motown-influenced music that has met with significant mainstream success. The recordings most prized by enthusiasts of the genre are usually by lesser-known artists, released only in limited numbers, often by small regional American labels such as Ric-Tic and Golden World Records (Detroit), Mirwood (Los Angeles) and Shout and Okeh (New York/Chicago).
Northern soul is associated with particular dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm & soul scene of the late 1960s at venues such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This scene and the associated dances and fashions quickly spread to other UK dancehalls and nightclubs like the Chateau Impney (Droitwich), Catacombs (Wolverhampton), the Highland Rooms at Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch (Stoke-on-Trent) and Wigan Casino.
As the favoured beat became more uptempo and frantic, by the early 1970s, northern soul dancing became more athletic, somewhat resembling the later dance styles of disco and break dancing. Featuring spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops, club dancing styles were often inspired by the stage performances of touring American soul acts such as Little Anthony & The Imperials and Jackie Wilson.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, popular Northern Soul records generally dated from the mid-1960s. This meant that the movement was sustained (and "new" recordings added to playlists) by prominent DJs discovering rare and previously overlooked records. Later on, certain clubs and DJs began to move away from the 1960s Motown sound and began to play newer releases with a more contemporary sound.
Not northern, but worth a read . . .
Thought friday nights where a mixed bag of music nights?...since when did the original poster get to monopolise what theme it shud be just to suit his or her taste?.
Glad my posts completely irrelevant and crap
since people can do what they want marra.
Not on my watch they cant
Ah but were you online watching when it was posted?
what the **** is a marra ? i thought it was wise men says name but you say it to every ****er