We continue our journey through the official Northern Soul Top 500 with numbers 381-400, a selection packed full of surprises. There's the usual puzzlement at finding solid gold classics so far down in the list - Mamie Galore's I Ain't Necessary would make my personal top 10, while Happy by Velvet Hammer has grown steadily in stature over the years - but there's also some unexpected delights. Country Girl by Vickie Barnes is a ballroom-shaking anthem with an unsoulful but stunning vocal. Eternally by The Charmaines is foot-stomping, blue-eyed pop gem. I Can't Change by Lorraine Chandler is a hand-clapping delight. And Hooked By Love by Homer Banks is pure feelgood.
The next Great Big Kiss is on Saturday March 9th at The Phoenix, 37 Cavendish Square, London W1, just by Oxford Circus tube, 9pm-3am. Our guest DJ this month is Andy Lewis. More info here - https://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/greatbigkiss.html