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Billed as the follow up to 2012's Motown Floorshakers, this is another impressive budget release. There are dozens of Northern Soul compilations of variable quality released every year but anything bearing the Motown logo never fails to satisfy. Clocking in at 68:52 and featuring 25 tracks, this is no exception.

Tammi Terrell sings the superb mid-tempo 'Tears at the End of a Love Affair' perfectly with some beautifully arranged backing vocals drifting in and out of the mix. As acknowledged in the sleeve notes, Brenda Holloway at last sings about a misery free love affair on 'Keep on Rolling' and The Monitor's 'Crying in the Night' is a joyous dance floor filler (despite the lyrics!). Motown in-house band Earl Van Dyke & The Soul Brothers provide an instrumental take of 'I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)' (commonly known as The Funk Brothers, they were credited as The Soul Brothers on this 1965 single release) and Diana Ross & The Supremes close the album with the cool and elegant 'Stormy'.

There are some overlaps, but if you enjoy this then the Cellarful of Motown and Tamla Motown Connoisseurs budget compilations are also well worth checking out too.
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on 15 August 2014
A Great compilation of the 'newer' finds. A bargain. We need more of these new finds and less of the same old tunes. StefC c/o Leek Soul Club home of soul since 1993
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on 29 September 2014
Being A Motown fan with an extensive collection I was surprised to find quite few tracks on this album I didn't own so was pleased to find this new material. The Isley's track alone is worth the purchase price.
A good collection which compliments an already large collection.
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on 12 August 2014
Fantastic compilation, a great introduction to Northern soul motown style plus one or two previously unheard gems (in these versions) superb value!!!
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on 26 August 2014
Jo Wallace strikes Motown Gold with this compilation. Not all Northern Connoisseurs will totally love it but us Motown Connoisseurs certainly will!
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on 25 August 2014
jo wallace with a well put together set of motown tunes, when's the next one coming out.
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on 17 March 2015
Anyone that likes "The Motown/Northern Soul" sound will like this one. Motown and Northern Soul fans will already have most if not all of the tracks on here already. But its a worthwhile addition at the price and would serve as a good introduction to anyone curious about the "Northern Soul" scene.
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on 19 August 2014
Motown Northern Soul is a great CD to have in your Northern Soul & Motown collection. This CD contains some great hits from the 60's and 70's and will keep you dancing all night long. 5 out of 5! It's great value for money, too. I recommend it.
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on 7 April 2016
I have loads of northern soul cd's and this is a brilliant dance collection of Northern Soul Motown favourites. I love it and have it playing in the car A LOT!!
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on 31 July 2014
5 star rating says it all.
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