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Northern Soul Story - The Start of an Era - 50 Original Hits and Rarities

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Northern Soul Story - The Start of an Era - 50 Original Hits and Rarities
Northern Soul Story - The Start of an Era - 50 Original Hits and Rarities


Here is a selection of rare and collectible, original American recordings that would themselves influence the kind of recordings that would actually define Northern Soul.

This collection features recordings made between 1956 and 1962 and represent the various changes that the scene went through over the years as far as the sound and tempo of records that could fill the floors.

50 excellent tracks ranging from H. B. Barnum's "It Hurts Too Much to Cry", to Charles Sheffield's Louisiana jukebox hit "It's Your Voodoo Working" to Ruth Brown's 1956 hit "Sweet Baby of Mine" then to mid-tempo doo wop from The Franciscans' "Walk to the Bottom of the Sea" plus many more superb tracks.

Today the scene is just as vibrant as it ever was and collections like this one show how the music that fuelled the scene really started. These are truly the sounds that started an era.


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  2. Johnny West - Tears Baby
  3. Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working
  4. Etta James - Seven Day Fool
  5. Joe Tex - I Wanna Be Free
  6. The Showmen - The Wrong Girl
  7. Sam Cooke - Sugar Dumpling
  8. Grover Mitchell - That's A Good Idea
  9. Pete & Repeat - But I Still Do
  10. Tony Clarke - Love Must Be Taboo
  11. Betty Everett - I've Got A Claim On You
  12. Billy Hambric - Flaming Mamie
  13. George Allen - Come On Home
  14. Paul Walters And The 521 Club Band - I Know What Love Is All About
  15. Big Boy Myles - She's So Fine
  16. Johnny Appalachian - Up In Smoke
  17. The Franciscans - Walk To The Bottom Of The Sea
  18. Lavon Bridges - With A Smile (On My Face)
  19. The Profiles - Take A Giant Step (Walk On)
  20. Dale Cunningham - Too Young
  21. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Stop Running Around
  22. Lee Rogers - Troubles
  23. Prince Conley - I'm Going Home
  24. The O' Jays - Miracles
  25. Gloria Lynne - You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength
  26. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra - Sherry
  27. Joe Simon - Troubles & Johnny Heartsman's Band
  28. Othea George - What's The Matter With Me
  29. J. J. Barnes - Won't You Let Me Know
  30. Ruth Brown - Sweet Baby Of Mine
  31. The 5 Royales - Catch That Teardrop
  32. Bob Adams - What A Mess
  33. Cornell Blakely - You Broke My Heart
  34. Chico Leverett - Baby (Don't Leave)
  35. Dean Barlow - Third Window From The Right
  36. Roy Hamilton - Earthquake
  37. Sam Butera And The Witnesses - Theme From The Rat Race
  38. H. B. Barnum - It Hurts Too Much To Cry
  39. Danny Owens - You're A Little Too Late
  40. Maxine Brown - Now That You've Gone
  41. Benny Freeman - Come On And Tell Her
  42. Ruben Fort - So Good
  43. Bertha Tillman - Lovin' Time
  44. Bob Kayli - Tie Me Tight
  45. Johnny Nash - Ol' Man River
  46. Jerry Butler - I'm The One
  47. Gerri Granger - Castle In The Sky
  48. Jimmy Ruffin - Don't Feel Sorry For Me
  49. Chuck Wright - The Palm Of Your Hand
  50. The Delcos - Arabia
  51. The Miracles - If Your Mother Only Knew
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