Northern Soul has made somewhat of a resurgence in recent years, more and more bars and clubs are holding exclusive Northern Soul and Motown Nights. There have been several films in recent years including ‘Northern Soul’ and this has helped build a whole new audience.
I was brought up in the 1970’s and being a northerner I was brought up with Northern Soul and Motown. My father has hundreds of singles and LP’s covering everything from Al Wilson right up to The Dells.
I have been lucky enough to supply a few Northern Soul Nights across the north east, and always try to throw in a few at other functions.
I have compiled a list of my own personal favourites.
Al Wilson/Tami Lynn – The Snake
Billy Butler – Right Track
Billy Ocean – Red Light Spells Danger
Bobby Wilson; Willie Tee – Feels Good
Chuck Wood – Seven Days Too Long
Dana Valery – You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies
Dobie Gray – Out on the Floor
Eloise Laws – Love Factory
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is All Over
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson – Too Late
Linda Jones – I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe)
Marvin Gaye – This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It’s Killing Me)
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel – We can have a party
Mike Post Coalition – Afternoon of the Rhino
R. Dean Taylor – There’s A Ghost In My House
The Dells – Run For Cover
The Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You
The Fascinations – Girls Are Out To Get You
The Trammps – Hold Back the Night
The Velvets – Gotta Find Me Somebody
Tobi Legend – Time Will Pass You By
Tony Clarke – Landslide
Yvonne Baker – You Didn’t Say a Word
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