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Motown, Chess, and Vee-Jay records were famous northern soul labels. Vee-Jay was also the first label to nationally issue a record by the Pips through a master purchase from the tiny Huntom label of Atlanta , who became Gladys Knight and the Pips in when they moved to Fury Records. Vee-Jay acquired the rights to some of the early recordings by the Beatles through a licensing deal with EMI , as the American affiliate Capitol Records was initially uninterested in the group.
We took the record, and as a throw in, they had a group and asked us if we would take them, too. The group turned out to be the Beatles and we got a five-year contract on the Beatles as a pickup on the Frank Ifield contract.
They also released Parliament 's first album, Osmium . The label was distributed by Capitol Records from to and then by Columbia Records from onwards. Northern soul reached the peak of its popularity in the mid- to lates.
Although Wigan Casino is now the most well known, the best attended Northern soul all-night venue at the beginning of the decade was actually the Golden Torch, where regular Friday night soul "all-nighters" began during the latter months of Chris Burton, the owner, stated that by , the club had a membership of 12,, and had hosted 62, separate customer visits. In , white soul group The Four Seasons released the song " The Night ", from their May album Chameleon , a disco song which appealed to the northern soul scene,  and as a result, it was successfully re-released in the UK in the spring of Wigan Casino began its weekly soul all-nighters in September By , the club had a membership of , people, and in , was voted the world's number one discotheque by Billboard.
By the late s, the club had its own spin-off record label, Casino Classics. By this time, Wigan Casino was coming under criticism from many soul fans about selling out the format and playing 'anything that came along'. Contemporary black American soul was changing with the advent of funk , disco and jazz-funk , and the supply of recordings with the fast-paced northern soul sound began to dwindle rapidly. As a result, Wigan Casino DJs resorted to playing any kind of record that matched the correct tempo.
Northern soul movement between Wigan Casino's fans and Blackpool Mecca's wider approach, which accepted the more contemporary sounds of Philly soul , early disco and funk.
I told him I wanted this Carstairs record and he'd just had a shipment in from America of , demo records from radio stations.
We went through this collection, me, Andy Hanley, and Bernie Golding, and we found three copies of the Carstairs record. Went back to Blackpool, played the record and changed the whole scene. Blackpool Mecca suddenly became the home of this new Northern soul sound. I would've heard this record in , when it was supposedly released, but not obtained it until There was a notable scene in the east of England: Shades Northampton was one of the leading venues in this part of the country during the early s until it closed it doors in Later came the all-nighters at the St.
Ivo Centre in St. When Wigan Casino closed in , many believed that the northern soul scene was on the verge of disintegrating. However, late s mod revival , the thriving scooterboy subculture and late 80s acid jazz movement were popular among music fans.
The popularity of the music was introduced by a wave of reissues and compilation albums from minor independent record labels. Both played that brand of obscure American import records, 7" and albums "looking back retrospectively" , that they had in their collection. The magazine also had their own record label also called Contempo , releasing music from the s which, starting in , played at a club previously known as Whisky-A-Go-Go, founded by Rene Gelston in Wardour Street.
Norman Jay's show was a collaboration with DJ Judge Jules and featured a mainly urban soundtrack from the s and s mixed with early house music. Tracks similar to "rare grooves" had begun to see a following in the s northern soul movement, which curated a collection of rare and obscure soulMany of these labels were set up by DJs and collectors who had been part of the original northern soul scene.
The s — often dismissed as a low period for Northern soul by those who had left the scene in the s — featured almost new venues in places as diverse as Bradford , London, Peterborough, Leighton Buzzard , Whitchurch , Coventry and Leicester.
Today there are regular northern soul events in various parts of the United Kingdom, such as the Nightshift Club all-nighters at the Bisley Pavilion in Surrey and the Prestatyn Weekender in North Wales.
Many of those who ceased their involvement in the late s have now returned to the scene and regularly participate in such events. He plays three Northern soul hits, often at the request of his listeners. The music of Yorkshire singer John Newman has been described as 'northern soul', including his No.
One version of the video for the song features stereotypical northern soul dancing. Additionally, the track samples the famous soul drum break from James Brown 's " Funky Drummer ", performed by Clyde Stubblefield. Northern Soul was the music made by hundreds of singers and bands who were copying the Detroit sound of Motown pop.
Most of the records were complete failures in their own time and place Search refinements Categories. Music 9, CDs 9, Records Music Memorabilia 8. Other Formats 4. Collectables 6. Format see all Format. All listings filter applied. Buy it now. Case Type see all Case Type. Jewel Case: Standard 1, Jewel Case: Slimline Cardboard Sleeve Plastic Slipcover 7. Genre see all Genre. Pop 1, Rock 1, Artist see all Artist. Various 3, Seal LoveApr 02, · A collection of rare northern soul tunes. Tracklist: 1. Eddie Parker - I'm gone 2. Bobbie Smith - Miss stronghearted 3. Junior Lewis - Tears on my face 4. Otis Lee - Hard row to hoe 5. Edward.