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One hour; 23 or 24 soul 45s.

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Options October 30, 2020: Just say you're wanted and needed

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Artist Track Album Label Format
Chuck Edwards  Downtown Soulville   Options 45  Punch  45 

Music behind DJ:
The Rumblers 

Soulful Jerk   Options

45 

Downey 

45 
The Impressions  You've Been Cheating   Options 45  ABC-Paramount  45 
Joy Lovejoy  In Orbit   Options 45  Checker  45 
The Cashmeres  Show Stopper   Options 45  Hem  45 
Otis Smith  Let Her Go   Options 45  Perception  45 
The Coasters  Crazy Baby   Options 45  Atco  45 

Music behind DJ:
Luther Ingram Orchestra 

Exus Trek   Options

45 

Hib 

45 
Gwen Owens  Just Say You're Wanted and Needed   Options 45  Velgo  45 
J.J. Barnes  Our Love Is in the Pocket   Options 45  Revilot  45 
Rose Battiste  Hit and Run   Options 45  Revilot  45 
Stanley Mitchell  Get It Baby   Options 45  Dynamo  45 
The Honey Bees  Let's Get Back Together   Options 45  Garrison  45 

Music behind DJ:
San Remo Golden Strings 

Festival Time   Options

45 

Ric Tic 

45 
Frank Wilson  Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)   Options 45  Tamla Motown  45 
Willie Hutch  Love Runs Out   Options 45  Dunhill  45 
Maurice Williams  Being Without You   Options 45  Sansu  45 
Al Williams  I Am Nothing   Options 45  La Beat  45 
Gloria Jones  Tainted Love   Options 45  Champion  45 

Music behind DJ:
Just Brothers 

Sliced Tomatoes   Options

45 

Music Merchant 

45 
The Vibrations  'Cause You're Mine   Options 45  Epic  45 
Frank Beverly & the Butlers  If That's What You Wanted   Options 45  Sassy  45 
Chuck Wood  Seven Days Is Too Long   Options 45  Roulette  45 
The Dells  Run for Cover   Options 45  Cadet  45 


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm ultradamno:

MFW! Northern soulvillagers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm DjLorraine:

I made it in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Heya, folks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm loveless:

Regarding Northern Soul, resistance is futile. Hello everyone.
  8:03pm Krypt PX:

Do the boo-galooπŸ‘»
  8:04pm JtotheK:

Looking forward to this one! I’ve a soft spot for northern soul crooners and such ... Paul Anka β€œI Can’t Help Loving You”, Boots Randolph β€œTake A Letter Maria” etc...
Avatar 8:05pm ChasG:

North, South, East, West...if it's good, it's good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm chresti:

Hi Mr. Fine Wine and downtowners!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm ultradamno:

Your pumpkins look extra spooky on this page. They're ghosts of jack o lanterns past.
  8:07pm Beep:

Beep
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm chresti:

They're scarier that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm mariano:

Hey MFW, Crew, fine-winos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm Little Danny:

Looking forward to the show. Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm mariano:

Love how the orange wallpaper turns the Hellraiser jack-o-lanterns into ghost faces.
  8:14pm JtotheK:

Back in August read β€œThe Truth About Northern Soul - Unpacking the Myths” by Stephen Riley, a dude who was on the scene in its infancy.
Avatar 8:14pm ChasG:

It seems that if you're name is Otis you automatically have 50/50 shot at making a great record.
Avatar 8:15pm ChasG:

*your
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm Uncle Michael:

Hello. Check out my hip drop.
  8:18pm Krypt PX:

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  8:19pm Joe R.:

I read Stuart Cosgrove’s Young Soul Rebels book on Northern Soul recently and found it pretty interesting. I liked his Detroit β€˜67 book too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Little Danny:

Confusingly the preponderance of northern soul is actually from the northern United States.
  8:22pm JtotheK:

Oh yeah that Northern Soul movie was ok. I saw it on Netflix, not sure if still available or not...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Gaylord Fields:

@Little Danny: Yeah, hence the confusion. To extrapolate from what MFW said, if template-setting label Motown had for some reason been based in Memphis, it still would be called Northern Soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm Uncle Michael:

The story was thin, basically an excuse to depict the scene, which I'm led to believe the filmmakers did a good job with.
  8:24pm JtotheK:

And it includes all genres - Dolly Parton β€œBusy Signal” for example.
Avatar 8:24pm luca:

the dancing scene of northern soul completely sets it apart from southern soul...very energetic, very positive, sheer fun
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm ultradamno:

It would have been weird for to be called Motown in Memphis though. People would have been like 'whaaaaa'
  8:26pm ?:

Huh, well it seems my Jack-o'-lanterns didn't pan out to be ghost faces.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm Little Danny:

Definitely, Gaylord. And Motown in Memphis is certainly an interesting thought experiment either way. I don't think it would have sounded like the Motown we know, and the Motown that was the template for all the music that got sorted out in the UK as northern soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm Uncle Michael:

This song is like a See-Saw. (Hit & Run)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Gaylord Fields:

@ultradamno: "Memphis-Otis-TOWN" works for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Little Danny:

The connection between Motown, and the explosion of Detroit soul labels and artists, AND the local economic impact of the auto industry is fascinating.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:29pm Uncle Michael:

It's said that that much of what's good is something trying to be something else and failing. Like genetic mutation. Like all the bands trying to duplicate the Beatles. A lot of Northern Soul sounds like failed recreations of Motown...succeeding by failing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30pm Gaylord Fields:

@LD: The migratory patterns of the African-American disapora + Henry Ford's openness to hiring black workers are two of many factors.
Avatar 8:31pm Hot Fish:

And most of folks making what would later be called "Norther Soul" were from the southern states.
  8:31pm Krypt PX:

Sorry folks, forgetfulness it's just a sign of old age. Take two: it seems my jack-o'-lanterns didn't pan out to be ghost faces.
Avatar 8:32pm ChasG:

You could fly first class to Manchester by cashing in the last few records!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Gaylord Fields:

I guess you could say Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers were making Northernmost Soul for Motown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Uncle Michael:

It also seems to me that a lot of Northern Soul isn't so great...and gained traction by dint of obscurity. DJ culture being what it can be at times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm Uncle Michael:

Tommy Chong's old band, Gaylord?
Avatar 8:33pm Hot Fish:

I wholeheartedly agree Uncle
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Little Danny:

@UM: Same could be said for all collected and/or obsessed-over genres and styles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Gaylord Fields:

@UM: Correct! And In my estimation, Northern Soul encompasses some of the best and some of the worst records in the soul genre. To generalize wildly, sometimes it seems that what's more important is style and not substance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm Uncle Michael:

Yes, Danny...agreed. But what distinguishes Northern Soul is that a bonafide youth culture scene came from it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Uncle Michael:

Agreed, Gaylord. Obscurity is what elevated the bad ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Gaylord Fields:

@LD: I don't mean to pick on Northern Soul β€”Β I agree that pretty much all collectible genres are often not about the quality.
  8:36pm JtotheK:

Always enjoy hearing about finds in the 50 cent bins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm Mr. Fine Wine:

I tend to like the northern soul that's actually, like, SOUL.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Uncle Michael:

I also like the ones that are really good soul-based dance records, buy maybe not soul...in the way that a lot of Motown wasn't soul.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Little Danny:

Definitely. Arguably the first DJ/collector-driven scene anywhere? Though early disco and Jamaican scenes were happening sorta concurrently.
  8:38pm JtotheK:

Mr Fine Wine did you borrow this Frank Wilson from Jack White???
Avatar 8:38pm DP:

Hey FW. Appreciate the lesson on Northern Soul. I'd post an old Halloween pic but not allowed. Hope you have a great weekend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:38pm Uncle Michael:

but* maybe not soul
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Little Danny:

Ah, this Willie Hutch is so good.
  8:39pm JtotheK:

Guess I’m not in the majority on the comments board in enjoying Northern Soul by non-soul artists!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Uncle Michael:

I'd say definitely the first, Danny. In those other examples, the records were contemporaneous to the scene. Northern Soul records were 10 years old.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:40pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Yes, Jack White NEEDS IT BACK
Avatar 8:41pm Hot Fish:

What about the Canned Heat dudes breaking copies of blues 78s they found that they already had to drive up the value and obscurity?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Little Danny:

Definitely immediate Four Tops influence on this Maurice Williams.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:41pm Uncle Michael:

I'd say the best analog I can think of to Northern Soul is the Popcorn scene...which I know even less about.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm Uncle Michael:

Had not heard that story, Hot Fish. Really?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm Little Danny:

It is the clearest analog, Uncle Michael. A European-originated dance scene that revolved around obscure American music.
  8:43pm JtotheK:

Yeah I like popcorn 45s, too! Arb on the jungle stream has some great stuff, and honky Tonk radio girl. I know just a very little about it.
Avatar 8:43pm luca:

need me some eddie holman...i surrender ;)
  8:44pm Andres:

Hey Mr. Fine Wine and all! Loving tonight's show! Also, must be said there is nothing "regular" about any Downtown Soulville show! My favourite story about Northern Soul is that the records made their way to Northern England ports as ballast in freighters. Don't know one way or the other about the veracity of that statement but have always liked the idea.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm Uncle Michael:

The four-on-the-floor beat is the connective tissue in all this Northern Soul. Larry Grogan explained that to me.
Avatar 8:44pm Hot Fish:

Only something I read Unc, apparently Bear was a vicious collector
  8:45pm JtotheK:

@luca or β€œEddie’s My Name” ....
Avatar 8:45pm Hot Fish:

Ahh T-Rex's wife.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Uncle Michael:

Hot Fish, we learned about Henry Thomas in spite of the Bear and the Owl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm luka:

nothin like being in a club with the floors coated with talcum when this gloria jones hits.
Avatar 8:46pm ChasG:

The "Stairway to Heaven" of NS.
Avatar 8:46pm Hot Fish:

Yeah thanks to Harry Smith
  Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Ike_pOLTERGEIST:

thank you so much mr. fine wine for an excellent show, entertaining AND informative
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm Uncle Michael:

yup
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm Uncle Michael:

yup for the three preceding comments
Avatar 8:48pm luca:

@JtotheK: Rita & the Tiaras: Gone with the wind is my love
Avatar 8:50pm Hot Fish:

Man i thought the Arthur Willis record was expensive...
  8:50pm JtotheK:

Yeah Luca that Rita Tiaras 45 is one I hope to find in a 50 cent bin!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:50pm ultradamno:

That just sounds like a lot of effort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:52pm ultradamno:

Nice 'clicky bits' (I still have EFDs Vic Malle show on the brain)
Avatar 8:53pm Hot Fish:

FW: Are you gonna come to terms with "Deep Soul" on a future show?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Mr. Fine Wine:

DEEP SOUL YES
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:55pm Uncle Michael:

This is better than any Maze record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm radioronan:

Thanks Mr Fine Wine.. thanks skeletons!
  8:57pm JtotheK:

Area store had this Frank Beverly 45 a number of years ago and I went beyond record budget to procure. Also Eddie Bo β€˜From This Day On’ and - a Harvey Scales 45 - a decent day record shopping. (It was not in a 50 cent bin.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm Uncle Michael:

Yes...thanks MFW!
  8:57pm JtotheK:

Enjoyed the show and the chatting! Thanks Mr Fine Wine, cheers everyone.
Avatar 8:59pm Hot Fish:

Thank you, Mister.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:59pm Little Danny:

Thanks MFW!
Avatar 9:00pm ChasG:

Thanks MFW for the heavy $pins! ;)
Avatar 9:00pm luca:

thanks a bunch mister!
  6:45am doctherock:

Hi there. Great Northern set! The Vibrations 'Cause Your Mine sounds very similar to The Bad Boys - It's More Like Voodoo! Both great tracks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:00pm Clinto:

The Northern Soul dance is very similar to the H and R Puffn'stuff dance!
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