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    Northern Soul - For Dancer's Only!

    A trip down memory lane for some or a way of life to other's.

    Feel free to post your fav tune's.

    Keep The Faith!

    I'll kick off.....

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    No 1 Allnighter tune for me is



    Over to you & KTF

    CCC

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    Rock Lobster...

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    For Dancer's Only!

    Redded for Bimbo English.

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    In no particular order:

    The Snake. (Al Wilson).
    Out on the Floor. (Dobie Grey).
    I'm Your Pimp. (The Skullsnaps).
    Night Owl. (Bobby Paris).
    Loving on the Losing Side. (Tommy Hunt)
    Pebble on the Beach. (Toby Legend)
    Ghost in My House (R Dean Taylor)

    And many more, plus hundreds of Tamla Motown sounds.

    KTF! You know who you are!
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    Not sure what this is about but North is North.


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    Never really understood the northern soul moniker. Isn't it just soul that was played in northern discos in the 70's?

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    There is a debate in some quarters in Pattaya about what Northern Soul music is.

    I tend to think this music come from the Tamla Motown studios and pre-1970.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    There is a debate in some quarters in Pattaya about what Northern Soul music is.

    I tend to think this music come from the Tamla Motown studios and pre-1970.
    Not strictly Tamla Motown, other labels such as Stax and Chess were prominent.

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    I was always led to believe, they were Motown songs (and other labels) that failed to break the charts in the states. They were subsequently shipped over to the UK where they sold in the cheapo bin. From here northern soul was born.

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    I aint superstitious, but I know when somethings wrong
    I`ve been dragging my heels with a bitch called hope
    Let the undercurrent drag me along.
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    obscure high tempo soul
    called northern cos northerners bought it generally
    what by judy street

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    Highland room Blackpool Mecca circa 1972...Had some brilliant nights out there.

    Agree with astasinin about 'Do I love you...'

    Here's another I thought was up there...

    Dobie Gray. Out on the floor.



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    This one's up there as well...

    Dean Parrish...Last record of the evening at Wigan Casino.


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    It wasn't all imported from across the pond!

    Here's a classic from a Manchester band.

    It was actually the B side of that shite song... Pamela, Pamela.


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    Once I get my Zimmer I will dance along with you guys.

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    The Mecca was Wigan Casino a small town between Manchetsr and Leeds its all nighters were legendary.

    While London had their mods with tonic shirts and scooters tehNorth was dance led

    The infamous Torch club in Tunstall in the finest City in the world.
    The five towns now including Withnallsburg are collectively known as

    STOKE -ON-TRENT as any connoisseur of urinal willl know



    In addition to Pedigree Ale ,Tunstall offers spectacular views of Longport Lake the Burslem Rviera and unparalleled vistas of the spoil heaps of Norton baddely Chell and Kidsgrove,Ofen overlooked by American tourists the area beyond including TheRoaches where I myself was a Wallaby herder in 1976,Ludd's chapel as described in the first English novel Sir Gawain and The green night.

    It also offers easy access for those who wish to slum it in the third world sprawl of the West Midlands,the favelas of Mancheser and the depths of Scouseland. For the truly adventuress visits to the hilll tribes of North Wales and Derbyshire may be arranged where amongst the Bakewell Tarts there is rumoured to be the lost virgin.
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Excuse me I meant Manchester and Liverpool of course.Leedds is completely different kettle of froth

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    Interesting documentary on northern soul.

    Look at all those skinny fat people with no muscle definition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by astasinim View Post
    I was always led to believe, they were Motown songs (and other labels) that failed to break the charts in the states. They were subsequently shipped over to the UK where they sold in the cheapo bin. From here northern soul was born.

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    There's some funky chickens in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Leedds
    Shouldn't that be Leedd's?

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