It's Where It's At...
16 TRACKS REMASTERED AND RESTORED FROM ANALOGUE TAPE AND ORIGINAL VINYL
Originally released on the birthday of the legendary Wigan Casino, the NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER features an all-star line up of fabled artists and iconic tracks culled from the playlist of the world’s most famous soul club by Mr Northern Soul himself... Russ Winstanley.
Our 16 track DJ set blasts off with Sidney Barnes’ anthemic “I Hurt On The Other Side” in celebration of his return to UK shores for the largest Northern Soul gathering In Skegness (UK) this September. In further tribute to the living legend we present The Ad Libs, previously unreleased version of Barnes’ “You’ll Always Be In Style”. The relentless stomping dance pace is propelled by current in demanders courtesy of the formidable Big Daddy Rogers and the uncompromising Ann Sexton with her newly discovered classic “I Still Love You” and Casino favourites from Joe Tex and the Ohio Players. Sam Dees delivers his unique “count in” version of “Lonely For You Baby”, a track originally released by Club Soul’s parent company Charly Records - another first!
The action continues with the incredible four-figure rarity “Gone With The Wind Is My Love” by Rita & The Tiaras -- that’s a cool one thousand pounds per minute!!! And the rarities continue with the Valentines, Little Richie, Jerry Williams and the Ringleaders. Ellie Greenwhich makes a very welcome appearance with her current floor packer “Baby” and MOD icon P. P. Arnold performs the evergreen “Everything’ Gonna Be Alright”.
Northern Soul Never Sounded So Good
Club Soul charts the inception, development and eventual commercialism of the world’s most enduring underground music movement; Northern Soul. Born in the post-war city club scene, alive with the hot new sound of American Rhythm & Blues, Northern Soul would evolve into its own unique style capturing the imagination of the Nation’s youth, seduced by its secret world of all-night dancing, a world alien to their parents and even their peers. Here are hits, standards, rarities, obscurities, and here are too are those very tracks researched, compiled and annotated as never before.
Club Soul is managed, marketed, distributed and fulfilled by Snapper Music, one of the U.K.'s premier independent record labels. All orders are shipped professionally and promptly from our Lewes warehouse.