BBC documentary explores Northern Soul

Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged, initially in Northern England in the late 1960s, from the British mod scene. The style mainly consists of a particular style of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the mid-1960s Tamla Motown sound. There are more than a few hundred compilations, mostly on import from the UK, that you can find, and put a few of these on your shopping list ahead of most of the rest of the big releases this month. Seriously, you’ll love it if you like the R&B sound of the 60s.

Featured tracks are:
Sandi Sheldon – You’re Gonna Make Me Love You
Earl Jackson – Soul Self Satisfaction
The Exciters – Blowing Up My Mind
The Precisions – If This Is Love
Major Lance – The Beat
The Vel-Vets – I Got To Find Me Somebody
Edwin Starr – Time
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – The Night
Duke Browner – Crying Over You
The Parliaments – I Wanna Testify
The Vibrations – Cause You’re Mine
7th Avenue Aviators (AKA Frankie Karl & The Chevrons) – You Should O’ Held On
Turley Richards – I Feel Alright
Mel Britt – She’ll Come Running Back
Dobie Gray – Out On The FLoor
The Salvadors – Stick By Me Baby
The Carstairs – It Really Hurts Me Girl
Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is All Over
Holly St James – That’s Not Love
Gene Chandler – There Was A Time
Gloria Jones – Tainted Love
The Jades – I’m Where It’s At
Tobi Legend – Time Will Pass You By