Various - Rare Soul Uncovered Vol. 2
Label: Charly Records Ltd.
Catalog#: CRB 1109
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Vinyl: VG+ to VG++, a few light scuffs
Cover has a small dent on the top right corner
Country: UK / France issue
Genre: Funk / Soul
Credits: Artwork By - Raven Design Group, The
Compiled By - Dave Evison
Photography - Jay Tauben
A1 Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby
A2 The Lost Souls - I'm Your Love Man
A3 Maurice Williams - Don't You Ever Leave Me
A4 The Ad Libs - Nothing Worse Than Being Alone
A5 The Montclairs - Unwanted Love
A6 Barrett Strong - Gonna Take A Journey
A7 Maurice Williams - What Can A Man Do
A8 Johnny Dynamite - The Night The Angels Cried
A9 The Inspirations - Touch Me, Hold Me, Kiss Me
B1 Sam Fletcher - I'd Think It Over
B2 Maurice Williams - Being Without You
B3 Ted Ford - You're Gonna Need Me
B4 Fred Hughes - I Keep Tryin'
B5 The Jerms - I'm A Teardrop
B6 Roscoe Shelton - Running For My Life
B7 Willie Hobbs - 'Til I Get It Right
B8 Van McCoy - Sweet And Easy (To Love)
B9 Barrett Strong - Make Up Your Mind
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged independently in Northern England, the English Midlands, Scotland and Wales
in the late 1960s from the British mod scene. Northern soul mainly consists of a particular style of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the mid-1960s Tamla Motown sound.
The northern soul movement, however, generally eschews Motown or Motown-influenced music that has met with significant mainstream success. The recordings most prized by enthusiasts of the genre are usually by lesser-known artists, released only in limited numbers, often by small regional American labels such as Ric-Tic and Golden World Records (Detroit), Mirwood (Los Angeles) and Shout and Okeh (New York/Chicago).
Northern soul is associated with particular dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm & soul scene of the late 1960s at venues such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This scene and the associated dances and fashions quickly spread to other UK dancehalls and nightclubs like the Chateau Impney (Droitwich), Catacombs (Wolverhampton), the Highland Rooms at Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch (Stoke-on-Trent) and Wigan Casino.
As the favoured beat became more uptempo and frantic, by the early 1970s, northern soul dancing became more athletic, somewhat resembling the later dance styles of disco and break dancing. Featuring spins, flips, karate kicks and backdrops, club dancing styles were often inspired by the stage performances of touring American soul acts such as Little Anthony & The Imperials and Jackie Wilson.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, popular Northern Soul records generally dated from the mid-1960s. This meant that the movement was sustained (and "new" recordings added to playlists) by prominent DJs discovering rare and previously overlooked records.
THE MONTCLAIRS - UNWANTED LOVE
The Montclairs hailed from East Saint Louis. They took their name from the brand of cigarettes and released their first record in 1969. This was released in 1972 and is the flip of their best known side, Begging is Hard to Do. They were produced by the legendary Oliver Sain. The group released one album, Dreaming Out of Season. As far as I know, group member Phil Perry is still doing it.
The Inspirations - Touch Me, Hold Me, Kiss Me
Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby
Some snappy threads in the clip ..
Greatest northern soul tune ever made, it's got the lot
Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby
The Ad Libs - Nothing Worse Than Being Alone
Sam Fletcher - I'd Think It Over
Lyrics of a real conversation between daddy and daughter!!! Lyrics (and music) give me goose bumps because I remember such a conversation!!
Barrett Strong --- Make Up Your Mind
Smooth & mellow soul