Various Artists

Music On Vinyl * MOVLP155 * 2010

Blackpool Mecca The Northern Soul Story Volume 3

Blackpool Mecca The Northern Soul Story Volume 3
  • Too Darn Soulful - Morris Chestnut
  • I Can't Hold On - Lorraine Chandler
  • Temptation Is Calling My Name - Lee David
  • Ever Again - Bernie Williams
  • Paris Blue - Tony Middleton
  • Stranger In My Arms - Lynn Randell
  • Save My Love For A Rainy Day - TheVan Dykes
  • Trying To Find My Woman - Lou Courtney
  • What's It Gonna Be - Susan Barrett
  • I Need You - Shane Martin
  • Turnin' My Heartbeat Up - The B4 M.V.P.'s
  • Branded - Robert Knight
  • Moonlight, Music & You - Laura Greene
  • Love Trap - T.D. Valentine
  • I Travel Alone - Lou Ragland
  • Shy Guy - The Uptights
  • Hang Up Your Hang Ups - Bobby Lester
  • Didn't Say A Word - Patti Austin
  • Talkin' 'Bout Poor Folks Thinkin' 'Bout My Folks - Lou Edwards & Today's People
  • Soul Improvisations Pt 2 - Van McCoy
  • Hold Back The Night - The Trammps
  • Are You Ready For This - Brothers
  • I Just Can't Say Goodbye - Philly Devotions
  • Happy Feelin' - Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Aquarian Dream - Phoenix

Information

The Northern Soul phenomenon was one of the biggest UK underground musical movements of the seventies. At its height thousands of party people would descend on the clubs and venues every weekend for all-night parties, driven by rare high octane soul music from the previous decade up to the present day.

The four volumes of this series trace the history of the scene via four of the greatest clubs on the circuit (The Twisted Wheel in Manchester, The Golden Torch in Tunstall, Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino) and they represent the most definitive, best researched surveys of Northern Soul 45's ever released. All are now nearly impossible, or affordable. to collect separately.

This volume features music from Blackpool's Mecca, where local deejays Ian Levine and Colin Curtis would stir up the crowd and get them gyrating to the sounds of The Trammps, Earth Wind & Fire, Tony Middleton & Susan Barrett.

To match the colourful sleeve artwork the first 500 copies are pressed on blue vinyl.

* 180 grams audiophile vinyl
* Gatefold Sleeve
* First 500 copies on blue vinyl

Reviews

  • Jimmy Riley  - Gunman of JAJimmy Riley Gunman of JA

    A previously unreleased version of Jimmy Rileys thoughtful Gunman of JA. As relevant now than when it was originally released according to Jimmy. Both sides come from dub plates that were re-mixed at King Tubbys. Tougher leaner and deeper than the original mixes. The A side is not on the new album ‘Live it to know it’. Essential roots music from Jimmy Riley backed by Sly and Robbie. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs MoneyJimmy RileyEverybody Needs Money

    Two cuts of ‘Everybody needs money’ on the A side. A sparse moody observation on social inequality ‘It's the talk of the town, no money going around’. Sound familiar? It came first time around on the ‘Full Moon’ label and has never been re-pressed. The B-side, which has 2 cuts of Reggae Music, also came on the Full Moon label. Engineered by Scientist and was probably recorded slightly later than the A side. Both the versions of Reggae Music are not included on the ‘Live it to know it’ album. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley  - Live It To Know ItJimmy Riley Live It To Know It

    Seventeen track set of Jimmy Riley self productions. Some real obscurities mixed with classic material. Jimmy started out with the Uniques as a harmony singer and then moved on to become a lead vocalist after Slim Smiths death. Jimmy worked with Jamaica's best producers as well as crafting an excellent body of work that were released on his own labels such Pee, Yes and Full Moon. This set focus's on his his self produced protest song between 1975 to 1985.

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  • Michael Rose - African QueenMichael RoseAfrican Queen

    Michael Rose's distinctive tone gets on a re-working of Yabby's a King Pharoah's Plague rhythm. Nicely done by King Jammy and comes with a nice dub on the flipside. Excellent.

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  • The Inturns  - Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)The Inturns Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)

    An excellent extended mix by Phil Pratt of The Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible'. First released on a Chanan Jah 12' in the mid nineteen seventies. The Inturns recorded an album and several singles for Phil Pratt before returning to the their original name The Viceroys. Extended mix of 'Detour' on the flipside. Comes in a hand stamped bag. Crisp.

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  • Junior Brown - What a disasterJunior BrownWhat a disaster

    Three cuts of Junior Brown/ Phil Pratts 'What a disaster'. The rhythm was recorded in Jamaica by Sly and Robbie and was part of the Dial M for Murder lp. The Junior Brown vocal was voiced in the UK and released on The Mystic label. We have an extra mix added to the Pressure Sounds release by The Disciple. A killer release that comes in a hand stamped bag made out of re-cycled card.

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