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Neil Foxlee wrote:The disc dates from 1968, which was apparently the year the term Northern Soul was first used (though not widely) by Dave Godin (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_soul). Although the Wikipedia article describes Ain't Nothing... as a Northern Soul classic, diehard NS fans would have shunned it as soon as it became popular - for them, the more obscure a record, the better (the ingroup thing), which is why they generally avoided Motown material, even if much of the stuff they went for was Motownesque. Not that I'm a Northern Soul man myself, you understand...
AndyM wrote:I thought there was some Northern Soul mileage in records released on Motown but which never became chart hits (at least on first release). But I could be off the mark. Although I do recall seeing Wigan's Chosen Few & Wigan's Ovation on Top of the Pops!!
I doubt if many SOTWers have much time for Soft Cell
Hugh Weldon wrote:AndyI doubt if many SOTWers have much time for Soft Cell
You might be surprised. I thought 'Say Hello Wave Goodbye' was a great record. I didn't know they had covered 'The Night'. Marc Almond was from Southport, and clearly something of a Northern Soul boy to have covered 'Tainted Love'.
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