Northern Soul

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‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively white

Lanre Bakare

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dean Parrish obituary
US singer whose 1960s song I’m on My Way became a cherished anthem of northern soul

Richard Williams

18, Jun, 2021 @4:08 PM

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6Ts Rhythm and Soul: sweat and talc at London's longest-running club night
For 40 years, one all-nighter has brought the heaviest, most obscure soul classics to London’s 100 Club – and its middle-aged crowd doesn’t quit

Yousif Nur

25, Sep, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons review – farewell tour has crowd beggin' for him to stay
The 84-year-old Jersey Boy delivers a two-hour show stocked with hits and laced with a bone-dry wit

Dave Simpson

29, Nov, 2018 @10:48 AM

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Alice Rawsthorn’s cultural highlights
The design critic on Maggie Nelson’s beguiling writing, a truly creepy sculpture and a northern soul classic

Alice Rawsthorn

20, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Northern soul – 10 of the best
Roll out the lino and shake out the talc as we spin and slide through ten Torch tunes and Casino classics from Britain’s rare soul underground

Simon Price

23, Aug, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about winners
Our reader picks from the songs you championed for a victory-tinged playlist that spans musical genres

Stephen Males

01, Sep, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend: songs with product placement | Peter Kimpton
Cars? Clothes? Watches? Artists themselves? Suggest songs that mention brands with a promotional push that appears to overstep mere artistic endeavour, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

22, Oct, 2015 @7:00 PM

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Sally Carman: ‘Everyone has a Dreamers – a place you used to go when you were an age when you felt invincible’
The former Shameless star talks to Jude Rogers about her new, all-female musical play, a fond tribute to the local nightclub

Jude Rogers

21, Jun, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Elaine Constantine: ‘You may have a shit job, but you iron your clothes and polish your shoes’
Ahead of this Sunday’s Baftas, the outstanding newcomer nominee talks about the surprise success of her debut film, Northern Soul, and why the music and dance movement thrilled working-class kids in the 60s and 70s

Charles Gant

05, Feb, 2015 @1:51 PM

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Readers recommend: songs with vibrato, tremolo and oscillation | Peter Kimpton
Wondrous wobbles, brilliant bends, tremendous trembles. In voice or guitar, organs or other instruments, name your songs that show expressivity and innovation by sound alteration, says Peter Kimpton

Peter Kimpton

18, Dec, 2014 @10:00 PM

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Readers recommend: best saxophone songs – results
Through a storm of nominations blowing in from last week’s topic RR regular Mnemonic calmly creates an embouchure A-list

Mnemonic

06, Nov, 2014 @12:26 PM

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