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(BGP) 25 tracks (54:31) 1965-1973.  - So, why is DJ Andy Smith putting out a Northern Soul... more

Various: Andy Smith's Northern Soul (CD)

(BGP) 25 tracks (54:31) 1965-1973.
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So, why is DJ Andy Smith putting out a Northern Soul mix? Well, that's what a lot of people ask me and the answer would have to be that - it's fantastic music that I've been collecting for a long time. People that go to my gigs will know that I like to include Northern Soul in my regular DJ sets and this is a project that I've wanted to do for a while (along with the Northern Soul night that I am currently running at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town, London). After having touched on it on my last official mix CD, "The Document 2" (containing Can I Get A Witness by Barbara Randolph and Boogaloo #3 by Roy Lee Johnson & the Villagers), I figured it was time to go the whole way, and thanks to Adrian Gibson at the Jazz Cafe and Dean Rudland at Ace Records, it's come to fruition.

I guess I first became aware of Northern Soul through digging for records with my portable turntable, finding great tracks that I never previously knew about (apart from enjoying playing Motown and Stax records in the very early days as a teenage mobile DJ of course!). And once that whole world of collecting Northern is open, it's a never-ending list of titles to obtain on 7" 45s (although I personally don't mind a reissue if it sounds good, so that helps financially!).

I also figured that more people should be aware of this great music. I thought I would use what profile I have to push this music to listeners that would not normally investigate it. The feedback from the nights at the Jazz Cafe seems to prove that this is happening, which is really encouraging! Of course, there are probably the purists out there who wonder what I have got to do with the "scene" and don't see it necessary to mix tracks together as they are perfect in there own right. I agree to an extent but I feel it's also about putting forward the identity of the selector/DJ a bit more. I often think that more of the inspiring DJs from the golden era would be more well known now if this had happened in days gone by. I for one would buy a CD of a night at the Casino or The Twisted Wheel and would have marvelled at the DJ's selections and announcements.

Anyway, the music on this disc is timeless and always uplifting. I'm happy I've managed to get some of my favourites on here (thanks to the extensive Ace back catalogue). I know that the Charmels at the end isn't strictly Northern but what a tune! (Even forgetting the Wu-Tang Clan sample on the intro.) Remember - great music will last forever. Hope to see some of you down the Jazz Cafe at "Andy Smith Presents Northern Soul".

Article properties: Various: Andy Smith's Northern Soul (CD)

  • Interpret: Various

  • Album titlle: Andy Smith's Northern Soul (CD)

  • Label BGP

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 2005
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0029667516525

  • weight in Kg 0.107
Various - Andy Smith's Northern Soul (CD) CD 1
01 Talkin' About My Baby Dottie & Millie
02 Baby, Without You Danny Monday
03 You Got Me Turned Around OC Tolbert
04 That's Enough Roscoe Robinson
05 On Top Of The World SOUL (Sounds Of Unity And Love)
06 Reach Out, I'll Be There Lee Moses
07 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time Vernon Garrett
08 All I Have To Do Little Archie
09 He's Alright With Me The Mirettes
10 Try Some Soul Ray Jr Crossen
11 Same Old Thing The Olympics
12 Don't Cry, Sing Along With The Music Melba Moore
13 She's Looking Good Rodger Collins
14 Is She In Your Town? Curtis Lee
15 My Little Girl (Instrumental) The Bob & Earl Band
16 I Can't Get Away (Vocal Version) Bobby Garrett
17 Cigarette Ashes Jimmy Conwell
18 Too Much Of A Good Thing The Shirelles
19 Shotgun And The Duck Jackie Lee
20 I Can't Believe What You Say Ike & Tina Turner
21 The New Breed Jimmy Holiday
22 You've Got It Johnny Williams
23 Mine Exclusively The Olympics
24 That's No Way To Treat A Girl Marie Knight
25 As Long As I've Got You The Charmels
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Tracklist
Various - Andy Smith's Northern Soul (CD) CD 1
01 Talkin' About My Baby
02 Baby, Without You
03 You Got Me Turned Around
04 That's Enough
05 On Top Of The World
06 Reach Out, I'll Be There
07 If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
08 All I Have To Do
09 He's Alright With Me
10 Try Some Soul
11 Same Old Thing
12 Don't Cry, Sing Along With The Music
13 She's Looking Good
14 Is She In Your Town?
15 My Little Girl (Instrumental)
16 I Can't Get Away (Vocal Version)
17 Cigarette Ashes
18 Too Much Of A Good Thing
19 Shotgun And The Duck
20 I Can't Believe What You Say
21 The New Breed
22 You've Got It
23 Mine Exclusively
24 That's No Way To Treat A Girl
25 As Long As I've Got You