What is Northern Soul? Northern Soul is soul recordings with an up-tempo beat from American cities like Detroit and Chicago. The phrase 'Northern Soul' was coined by journalist Dave Godin sometime around 1971 in his Blues and Soul magazine column. He was referring to the difference in the music played in the Southern and Northern Soul clubs of England. The first Northern Soul club which defined the Northern Soul sound was the Twisted Wheel Club among the others were the Torch in Stoke on Trent, Wigan Casino, and the Blackpool Mecca. This website is presently under construction but I do have a collection of my favorite Northern sounds for you to listen to.
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