Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England 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).
Time to dance, night owls.
Frank Wilson – Do I Love You
Al Wilson – The Snake
Garnet Mimms – Looking For You
Bobby Paris – Night Owl
The Exciters – Reaching for the Best
Tobi Legend – Time Will Pass You By
Chuck Wood – Seven Days Too Long
Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes
Really, go to YouTube, search on “northern soul”, and just luxuriate in some of the best music of the 60s.
Dance away, night owls.