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

  • The Heptones - Get In The GrooveThe HeptonesGet In The Groove

    A Studio One Classic 'Get In The Groove' has the superb Heptones backed by the Sound Dimension. JA presssings so check the sound clips.

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  • Ernest Wilson  - Undying LoveErnest Wilson Undying Love

    Peach of a record. All time classic. How did music ever sound this good?

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  • Maria Anderson  - Cottage by the SeaMaria Anderson Cottage by the Sea

    Excellent double header from Maria Anderson. Soulful and well produced by Family Man.

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  • Jimmy Riley  - We're Gonna Make itJimmy Riley We're Gonna Make it

    Nice slow and steady roots from Jimmy Riley and Family Man

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  • Family Man & The Wailers Band - Family Man SkankFamily Man & The Wailers BandFamily Man Skank

    Family Man has a knack of turning out high quality roots instrumentals. This is one of them. B side is good too.

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  • Wailers - Guided MissileWailersGuided Missile

    Drum machine led roots. There is a strong Lee Perry influence on this one. Not quite as over the top as Scratchs productions but never the less a good tune.

    7"
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