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Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Polishgirl » 18 Oct 2018, 17:39

It’s a genre I know basically nothing about but my current addiction to the Frankie Valli pick in round two match one of the 70s Cup makes me wonder if I should explore it more.

Recommendations for top tunes greatly appreciated.
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Oct 2018, 17:42

"It'll Never Be Over for Me" - Baby Washington

and the holy grail: "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" - Frank Wilson
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 17:46

I don't know where to start!

It sounds like you like the poppier, less soulful end of things. I'm trying to think of something like the Valli track...try this one:



This was the big track that always used to close the night at Wigan

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Perpendicular » 18 Oct 2018, 17:48

Polishgirl wrote:It’s a genre I know basically nothing about


you're not alone on BCB especially amongst our US brethren.

try 'too late', as a primer:


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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 17:51

GoogaMooga wrote:
and the holy grail: "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" - Frank Wilson


Only because it was so rare and some mug paid 5 grand for it. It's actually a pretty average track.

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Oct 2018, 18:01

The Modernist wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
and the holy grail: "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)" - Frank Wilson


Only because it was so rare and some mug paid 5 grand for it. It's actually a pretty average track.


I know, but it's got a driving beat for the talcum-powdered dancefloor. ;)
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Count Machuki » 18 Oct 2018, 18:38

Perpendicular wrote:
you're not alone on BCB especially amongst our US brethren.





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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Goat Boy » 18 Oct 2018, 19:02

I don't own any compilations.

I always thought it was very overrated although I'm sure there are gems
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 18 Oct 2018, 19:06

Depends where you draw the line. A lot of it is 60s Motown - and how fucking great is THAT?

There's A Ghost In My House is the best thing ever, of course (the version with the title repeated throughout)
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 18 Oct 2018, 19:06

and that thing that Fatboy Slim sampled
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 19:08

There's a lot of great stuff and it spans a big area. It can seem a bit of a bottomless pit, but even the second rate stuff is fun.

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 18 Oct 2018, 19:08

Nothing But A Heartache, for the love of God
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 19:08

SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:and that thing that Fatboy Slim sampled


The Just Brothers...yeah that's a classic.

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Uncle Charles Routine » 18 Oct 2018, 19:10

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby clive gash » 18 Oct 2018, 19:17

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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Goat Boy » 18 Oct 2018, 19:17

SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:Depends where you draw the line. A lot of it is 60s Motown - and how fucking great is THAT?

There's A Ghost In My House is the best thing ever, of course (the version with the title repeated throughout)


Well, yeah, I've never understood the line and just always considered Motown, well, Motown rather than Northern Soul.

Surely a couple of decent comps would do the job though?
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Oct 2018, 19:19

Goat Boy wrote:Surely a couple of decent comps would do the job though?


Not really... like doo wop, there are thousands of good songs.
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby Goat Boy » 18 Oct 2018, 19:20

Better get down those thrift shops!
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby GoogaMooga » 18 Oct 2018, 19:22

Goat Boy wrote:Better get down those thrift shops!


I wish!
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Re: Northern Soul recommendations

Postby The Modernist » 18 Oct 2018, 19:53

Goat Boy wrote:
SUMPTUOUS SI wrote:Depends where you draw the line. A lot of it is 60s Motown - and how fucking great is THAT?

There's A Ghost In My House is the best thing ever, of course (the version with the title repeated throughout)


Well, yeah, I've never understood the line and just always considered Motown, well, Motown rather than Northern Soul.

Surely a couple of decent comps would do the job though?


If you want a starter comp, this is a good one which has most of the big hitters..

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