The irony behind the Northern Soul movement that first flourished during the late Sixties and early Seventies is not only that it was a British phenomenon championing American music - like the British Invasion of the Sixties in reverse - but also that the term was coined by a Southerner. While it was venues like the Room at the Top in Wigan, Blackpool's Mecca and the Twisted Wheel in Manchester that nurtured Northern Soul, the first man to coin the term was London record retailer Dave Godin, who went to school in Dartford with the Rolling Stones. He used it to rack records in his Soul City store that appealed to northerners on pilgrimages south, often following their favourite football team. Godin's column in Blues And Soul magazine always ended with the rallying cry: 'Keep the faith - right on now!' This collection is respectfully dedicated to his memory and musical influence.