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CHARLYL190 - WIGAN CASINO SOUL CLUBStation Road, Wigan 1973-81
“Northern Soul never sounded so good" RUSS WINSTANLEY
The story of Wigan Casino has been recounted many times, and as we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the first All-nighter (1973) it is remembered with a heightened sense of nostalgia. The vision for the All-nighters was that of Russ Winstanley, a passionate soul fan who had been DJ’ing around Wigan for a couple of years and realised the awesome potential the Casino Club offered for a new All-Nighter.
652 new members made it to the opening night, surprising everyone. It turned out to be quite a low attendance as week-by-week membership grew, eventually spiralling to over 100,000! Northern Soul had arrived and, 45 years on, here are some of its best bits…
Northern Soul Never Sounded So Good
founder of the Wigan Casino All-Nighters 1973-1981
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.