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Essential reading for all soulies,
By A Customer
This review is from: Too Darn Soulful: The Story of Northern Soul (Paperback)
For those who weren't there the author is successful in giving some idea of what it was (and is) like to be involved with the northern soul scene. There are vivid descriptions of the allnighters and clubs, the people attending and their own personal stories, and of course the music. The drug element had to be included, but it is tackled in a very "grown up" way. Why some did and why some didn't, what the consequences were, and how big a part the drug culture played in the demise of the big allnighter venues. Included are various favourite playlists from DJ's and fans alike, and the tales of the lengths some will go to and the price they will pay to get their hands on the vinyl. He touches on the conflict between DJ's,the listeners,the dancers and the media as to what the definition of Northern soul really is, where it came from and where its going. Personally I'm still none the wiser but it's still a cracking read!