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Northern Soul Story, The - Volume 3: Blackpool Mecca

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Northern Soul Story, The - Volume 3: Blackpool Mecca

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The Northern Soul phenomenon was one of the biggest musical movements of the '70s in the UK. At its height, thousands of party people would descend on the clubs and venues of the scene every weekend for all-night parties, driven by high octane Soul music from the previous decade up to the present day. The 4 volumes of this series trace the history of the scene via 4 of the greatest clubs on the circuit (The Twisted Wheel in Manchester, The Golden Torch in Tunstall, Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino). These LP's represent the most definitive, best researched survey of Northern Soul 45's ever released, but nearly impossible (or affordable) to collect separately.

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

SIDE A

1. MORRIS CHESTNUT - TOO DARN SOULFUL (2:29)
2. LORRAINE CHANDLER - I CAN'T HOLD ON (2:16)
3. LEE DAVID - TEMPTATION IS CALLING MY NAME (2:23)
4. BERNIE WILLIAMS - EVER AGAIN (2:34)
5. TONY MIDDLETON - PARIS BLUE (2:13)
6. LYNN RANDELL - STRANGER IN MY ARMS (2:35)
7. VAN DYKES, THE - SAVE MY LOVE FOR A RAINY DAY (2:42)

SIDE B

B1 LOU COURTNEY - TRYING TO FIND MY WOMAN (2:25)
B2 SUSAN BARRETT - WHAT'S IT GONNA BE (2:10)
B3 SHANE MARTIN - I NEED YOU (2:06)
B4 M.V.P.'S, THE - TURNIN' MY HEARTBEAT UP (2:18)
B5 ROBERT KNIGHT - BRANDED (2:53)
B6 LAURA GREENE - MOONLIGHT, MUSIC & YOU (2:31)
B7 T.D. VALENTINE - LOVE TRAP (2:20)

SIDE C

C1 LOU RAGLAND - I TRAVEL ALONE (2:31)
C2 UPTIGHTS, THE - SHY GUY (2:14)
C3 BOBBY LESTER - HANG UP YOUR HANG-UPS (3:27)
C4 PATTI AUSTIN - DIDN'T SAY A WORD (3:19)
C5 LOU EDWARDS & TODAY'S PEOPLE - TALKIN' 'BOUT POOR FOLKS THINKIN' 'BOUT MY FOLKS (3:12)
C6 VAN MCCOY - SOUL IMPROVISATIONS PT 2 (3:19)

SIDE D

D1 THE TRAMMPS - HOLD BACK THE NIGHT (3:45)
D2 BROTHERS, THE - ARE YOU READY FOR THIS (4:12)
D3 PHILLY DEVOTIONS - I JUST CAN'T SAY GOODBYE (3:13)
D4 EARTH, WIND & FIRE - HAPPY FEELIN' (3:18)
D5 AQUARIAN DREAM - PHOENIX (5:22)


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