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Friday 11 January 2013


I have a preference for Country tinged Southern Soul such as James Carr, O.V.Wright and the songs of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham as opposed to its Northern counterpart.

For those interested in the Southern genre check out the two excellent 3 CD Box sets from the mighty Kent Records:
Take me to the River - A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977 and
The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 Home of the Muscle Shoals Sound (which features the Osmonds and Bobbie Gentry as well as some stonkin' soul!)

Whilst I could not be described as a Northern Soul aficionado I do have a reasonable number of compilations including the excellent This is Northern Soul on the Crimson label

Purchased for a quid from Debras in Clarkston Toll, Glasgow which is now a bathroom emporium.

The very brave choice for first track (as it is almost impossible to follow) is this 8 minutes and 54 seconds of unadulterated genius

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

1 comment:

  1. That is a great track and this and the follow-up cds are very good value for money. The purists would turn up there nose at these cds but that's not who they are aimed at.