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Skating and back dropping to northern soul this Soulful Saturday

Skating and back dropping to northern soul this Soulful Saturday

Playing tracks by

Major Lance, The Fascinations, Shorty Long, Earl Van Dyke, Gladys Knight & The Pips and more.

The depressed state of Britain in the 70s gave rise to one of the most exciting working class sub-cultures of the time, northern soul.

Similar to the 60s mods in the love of blues and soul music, but it was more about the dancing and release from life's daily grind, and spawned legendary clubs and events, like the Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca and Camden all-nighters.

Accidentally termed 'northern soul' by a London record shop owner, because of the requests by football supporters visiting London from predominantly the Midlands and north of UK, alongside well known artists and sounds from Motown where many more obscure US R&B and, in some cases, well known blue-eyed soul artists who had recorded music with just the right kind of beat to express yourself out on the floor...

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