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Northern Soul Connoisseurs [CD]

Various Artists Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 May 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Spectrum
  • ASIN: B00005K2U5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. He Who Picks A Rose - Ruffin, Jimmy
2. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Wilson, Frank
3. 6x6 - Van Dyke, Earl
4. Look At Me Now - Callier, Terry
5. Stormy - The Supremes
6. The Way You've Been Acting - Kent, Al
7. Worth Every Tear I Cry - Warwick, Dee Dee
8. Key To My Happiness - The Charades
9. Learning To Trust My Man - Sisters Love
10. Landslide - Clarke, Tony
11. Baby Hit And Run - The Contours
12. Suspicion - Originals
13. Moody Woman - Butler, Jerry
14. Love Love Love - Hebb, Bobby
15. Back Street - Starr, Edwin
16. The Boogaloo Party - The Flamingos
17. It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) - Covay, Don

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1. He Who Picks A Rose - Ruffin, Jimmy 2. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Wilson, Frank 3. 6x6 - Van Dyke, Earl 4. Look At Me Now - Callier, Terry 5. Stormy - The Supremes 6. The Way You've Been Acting - Kent, Al 7. Worth Every Tear I Cry - Warwick, Dee Dee 8. Key To My Happiness - The Charades 9. Learning To Trust My Man - Sisters Love 10. Landslide - Clarke, Tony 11. Baby Hit And Run - The Contours 12. Suspicion - Originals 13. Moody Woman - Butler, Jerry 14. Love Love Love - Hebb, Bobby 15. Back Street - Starr, Edwin 16. The Boogaloo Party - The Flamingos 17. It's Better To Have (And Don't Need) - Covay, Don

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Another week, another northern soul compilation. Ho hum. Thankfully, Northern Soul Connoisseurs is anything but a routine collection. Following on from the superb Motown Connoisseurs, this 18 tracker is once again compiled by eminent northern DJ Richard Searling--and what a selection. As well as a clutch of celebrated classics, including the scene's ultimate anthem, Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)", there's a smattering of highly sought after rarities. The previously unreleased Motown cut "He Who Picks A Rose" by Jimmy Ruffin a number one sound on the scene, so its inclusion is an especially timely masterstroke. Other Motor City marvels include The Supremes jaw-droppingly stupendous "Stormy" and the CD debut of Earl Van Dyke's instrumental mod fave "6 X 6". More familiar perhaps, but equally welcome are Terry Callier's "Look At Me Now", Edwin Starr's "Back Street", Tony Clarke's "Landslide" and The Originals stampeding floor stomper "Suspicion". In short, there's not a single dud track and with its deft mix of the rare and the renowned, Northern Soul Connoisseurs is essential for fervent collectors and northern novices alike. --Chris King

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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The name Richard Searling is a mark of quality when it comes to Northern Soul and this compilation doesn't disappoint. The Jimmy Ruffin track "He Who Picks A Rose" is worth the asking price alone. The rest is classy mix of rarer tracks alongside established Northern classics such as Tony Clarke's monster "Landslide". Roll on the next Connoisseurs compilation!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Stuart Maconie 17 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If,like me,your appetite for Northern Soul has been whetted by listening to Stuart Maconie's Radio 2 show then this album is an excellent first purchase.
A bonus was the discovery that the album includes "Do I Love You [Indeed I Do]" by Frank Wilson - a certain chicken bits fast food outlet has been using it on recent adverts and I've been trying to identify it.
I defy you not to shake your bits on listening to this.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Choice Northern Soul 6 Jan 2005
By Lozarithm VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Although not strictly a Tamla Motown compilation, as 7 of the 17 tracks come from labels such as Chess, Mercury and other smaller labels, this collection comprises predominantly the Detroit groove that launched a whole new phenomenon in the North of England, a cult that led to the uncovering of many rare or previously unreleased gems that fitted the demanding criteria of the Northern Soul crowd.
Many of these find their way onto this release, via the guiding hand of Richard Searling, including Motown tracks by Jimmy Ruffin, Frank Wilson (the classic Do I Love You), the Originals, and Diana Ross and the Supremes' version of Stormy, originally by the Classics IV. 
Non-Motown artists featured include the undervalued Dee Dee Warwick (sister of Dionne), Terry Callier, Tony Clarke, Bobby Hebb and Jerry Butler, and the album concludes with the highly-infectious Don Covay hit It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Stuart Maconie 17 Aug 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
If,like me,your appetite for Northern Soul has been whetted by listening to Stuart Maconie's Radio 2 show then this album is an excellent first purchase.
A bonus was the discovery that the album includes "Do I Love You [Indeed I Do]" by Frank Wilson - a certain chicken bits fast food outlet has been using it on recent adverts and I've been trying to identify it.
I defy you not to shake your bits on listening to this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain priced intro to Northern Soul 8 Oct 2007
By U2Fan
Format:Audio CD
As a new convert to NS I was intrigued as to what I would find on here.
I was pleasantly surprised at the content and there are a few tracks that have already become real favourites.

For me the standout track has to be the hair-raising Al Kent:The way you've been acting. Whilst this is a brilliant track unfortunately it does suffer from being a copy from a record and there is some distortion on the left channel and some of the other tracks are similarly from records and not the original master tape. Still I would rather have them that way than not at all.

All in all a bargain at £3.39 at a large supermarket chain at time of writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff ! 5 Jun 2014
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building a little collection & this isn't out of place.
as with all Northern Soul albums they don't need recommendations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent selection of soul music 12 May 2014
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Obviously the NS compilation market is a bit crowded, and this one's a good 'un, with the majority being Motown and others such as the all time classic Don Covey "It's Better to Have". The ?unreleased Jimmy Ruffin's "He Who Picks a Rose" is another favourite, but quite honestly there's not a duff track here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 3 May 2014
By SHMORGS
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The music takes me back to my glory years, it sounds great and I can dance to it as I wash up!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cd was very good
Published 3 days ago by Ms. Tracy Henderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exactly as described.
Published 2 months ago by mr l a harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another one for the collection, 1oo%
Published 2 months ago by roadie33
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Great songs on this album , this is a must have for any Motown / Northern Soul fan. Keep up the good work.
Published 10 months ago by taid100
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album
Bought this as a gift for my Mum and she likes it,good variety of songs :D nice lil bargain :D
Published 13 months ago by Kristyxx
4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly perfect.
Another good Northern Soul collection. Some fabulous tracks I remember from my teens - 6 x 6, Do I love you, Landslide, Moody Woman, Love love love, Back Street, Boogaloo Party... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Chrism
5.0 out of 5 stars Northern Soul Connoissers
This album brought back many Happy Memories
from my Younger years which was really great.
This would be a great CD. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Northern Soul compilation
Solid selection of tunes at a really cheap price (£4.37 as I type).

Only a couple are on the standard Northern Soul CDs, so a lot of new tracks for me. Read more
Published 17 months ago by The Faraway Tree
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to the collection
Wow, Earl Van Dyke 6 x 6, hadn't heard this for years. A couple of well known dance tunes and some other good additions like the great Edwin Starr Back Street
Published 18 months ago by Keith Holmes-Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars northern soul connoisseurs
one for the wife,she is mad about northern soul.100% satisfied and would recommend to anyone who is northern soul mad to purchase this one.
Published on 19 Sep 2011 by Roy Hatton
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