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


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


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    Compelling roots from Chezidek tougher beat than the original release. Comes with hand stamped label styleee. The version side is excellent, Russ D gives an old idea a new twist. Lovely.

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    For a long time Uk Steppers lacked real quality JA vocalists. This is great in its own way. A perfect hybrid of the 4 on the floor euro beat mixed with high quality Jamaican artist Luciano. The real thing.

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    Burru Banton could sing the telephone directory and make it sound essential.
    Russ D and Frenchie conjure up a tuff steppers beat that shifts. Slightly slower than these things generally are and all the better for that. Hot stuff on the flipside as well.

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    The Shades in lush romantic mode. A delight from start to finish.

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