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2.0 out of 5 stars Be warned - this is not what it appears..., 17 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Northern Boys: Classics Gems & Treasures From Talcum-Coated Dancefloor (Audio CD)
I was under the impression this was a Northen Soul album with tracks I didn't have by the likes of Major Lance, Joe Simon etc.

It isn't. It's a collection of late fifties /very early sixties R 'n B sides.

The connection with Northern soul is tenuous, to say the least...
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2013 10:01:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2013 15:37:04 BDT
M. A. Coyle says:
The current Northern Soul scene (and the Mod scene) now does play uptempo late 50s/early 60s R&B however without a track listing the title of the CD is potentially misleading. These certainly aren't gems and treasures of the scene as is described, they are out of copyright songs that can be compiled at low cost. Many have had Northern Soul plays, mostly in the last ten years but aren't what people think of more widely as the style of music played historically. There are some gems, the Jerry Jackson track is a stunning beat ballad here in stereo that has only been compiled in mono before. There are a number of tracks quite notably taken from vinyl sources rather than the master tapes. There was a recent Northern Girls compilation from the same company that I recall being better.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Oct 2013 17:29:50 BDT
A. Foss says:
From what I recall "uptempo late 50s/early 60s R&B"/ & Soul was always played at clubs back in the mid-to-late-70s?..& I certainly went often enough.
It's a lot, lot better than the likes of The Dooley's & Barry Manilow + other pop-tripe "with a beat" played now & again at Wigan Casino!
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