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Northern Soul

On 3 Jul 2015 at 3:24pm Paul Newman wrote:
Who has seen Elaine Constantine`s film “Northern Soul “? It restores your faith in music, films, errm Northern things and life in general. I know its old news but it only had a limited release and I watched it a couple of weeks ago. Buy the DVD!
For the uninitiated, Northern Soul developed out of the mod scene in the 60s but went its own way in tough towns oop North. The original club scene it was based on rare up tempo R and B oldies brought back form the States by DJs. They were Motown era but from the smaller US labels ,sometimes raw with thrilling obscurity high emotion and a thumping beat.
The scene happened at amphetamine driven all nighters in legendary venues like the Wigan Casino.It was rejection of the TOTP fare of the day ( Osmonds …Mud …) with its own style and above all dancing .The film has a forgettable plot but the atmosphere and music have a life of their own. There is an interesting BBC documentary you can see by googling “Northern Soul: Living for the Weekend “.
Middle agreed and a bit fat I may be but I have been practicing the moves.( toe out toe out ) The link is to “Northern Soul Girl” and u tube celeb showing how it’s done

On 3 Jul 2015 at 3:25pm Paul Newman wrote:
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On 3 Jul 2015 at 3:49pm Webbo wrote:
Here's another vid with some great Northern Soul dancing

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On 3 Jul 2015 at 4:00pm Matt wrote:
I saw the film a couple of weeks ago. The soundtrack was great but the film was cliché ridden and truly dire, gave up after an hour. Reminded me of a better soundtracked Billy Elliott!
On 3 Jul 2015 at 11:24pm Paul Newman wrote:
More fantastic dancing

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On 4 Jul 2015 at 10:50am Metatron wrote:
I can only Dad dance.

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