Northern Soul Dancing - Do I Love You (Frank Wilson)


[starttext] Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England and the English Midlands in the late 1960s from the British mod scene, based on a particular style of Black American soul music, especially from the mid-1960s, with a heavy beat and fast tempo (100 bpm and above) or American soul music from northern cities such as Detroit, Chicago and others.

The term "northern soul" emanated from the record shop Soul City in Covent Garden, London, which was run by the soul music collector Dave Godin. It was first publicly used in Godin's weekly column in Blues & Soul magazine in June 1970. In a 2002 interview with Chris Hunt of Mojo magazine, Godin said he had first come up with the term in 1968, to help employees at Soul City differentiate the more modern funkier sounds from the smoother. Godin referred to the latter's requests as "northern soul":

"They wanted the stuff that was more obscure, more underground, more northern soul."

The northern soul movement was characterized by its love of rare soul records, often released on small independent labels. These records were often difficult to find, and collectors would travel long distances to attend all-nighters at clubs where they could hear them played. The movement also had its own distinctive dance style, which involved a lot of acrobatic moves and spins.

Northern soul reached its peak of popularity in the mid-1970s, but it has continued to have a following ever since. There are still regular all-nighters held in clubs across the UK, and the music continues to be released on new compilations. Northern soul has also influenced other genres of music, such as disco and house.

Here are some of the most famous northern soul clubs:

The Twisted Wheel (Manchester)

The Golden Torch (Stoke-on-Trent)

The Wigan Casino (Wigan)

The Blackpool Mecca (Blackpool)

Some of the most famous northern soul records include:

"The Sound of Philadelphia" by The Moments

"Hold On, I'm Coming" by Sam & Dave

"Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" by The Spinners

"The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game" by The Marvelettes

"Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops

Northern soul is a unique and vibrant music and dance movement that has had a lasting impact on British culture. It is a subculture that is characterized by its love of rare soul records, its distinctive dance style, and its sense of community.

(Source Bard A.I. 2023)

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Frank Wilson
Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
Frank Wilson
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