- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Patti and the Emblems, Millie Jackson, The Contours, Tammi Lynn, Supremes and more.
Northern Soul is not so much a genre of music as a retro fad, one of the very first, began in the North of England in the late Sixties. It grew and thrived through the next decade, as thousands of young Brits made their way to ballrooms in order to dance all night to obscure soul records from the mid-Sixties -- mainly from Detroit, although Los Angeles, Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans soul could be represented as well. Northern Soul generally refers to mid-Sixties soul, and always to obscure 45 singles which did not receive much airplay in England or America. All Northern Soul songs share a certain glamorous and glossy, even romantic quality. But the beats are always constant.