Soul Man 8
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Martha/The Vandellas – Dancing in the Street. Originally top 30 in 1964 but reached number 4 on re-ssue in 1969 – their biggest uk hit
David Ruffin – I Can’t Stop the Rain. From his final Motown album In My Stride in 1977 – not a UK hit.
Otis Redding – Hard To Handle. Number 15 in 68 – a year after the singer’s death
Leon Bridges. River. From the debut album Coming Home. The album lives up to the hype.
Jim Gilstrap – Swing Your Daddy. Reached number 4 in the spring of 1975
Eddie Holland – Baby Shake. Famous as part of the songwriting team Holland Dozier Holland but 1963 solo single stands up to scrutiny!
Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation. Written by Dan Hartman, number 1 dance song in the US but had to wait until sampled by Black Box for anything in the UK. The samples were never cleared legally and the original vocal had to be hurriedly re-recorded by Heather Small of M People. Black Box reached number 1 in 1989. The late Loleatta Holloway had several UK hits in the 90s
East Coast Connection – Summer In The Park Pt. 1
The Epitome Of Sound – You Don’t Love Me (7″ Mix) From 1968 -as featured in the film Northern Soul film
Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good. Number 7 in 1982
Sly And The Family Stone – Dance to the Music. Top 10 in summer of 68. This album only available on CD
Mary Wells – I’ll Be Available. From 1964 on Motown
Marvin Gaye – Can I Get a Witness. Written by Holland – Dozier – Holland
Tony Clarke – Landslide. Never a UK a hit.This album is only available on CD
The Third Degree – Mercy. From the outstanding new compilation album Modern Northern Soul,The Third Degree and their 2009 cover of Duffy’s Mercy
Rodger Collins – She’s Looking Good. From 1967
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – I Second That Emotion. Big hit in 1967
MFSBT.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia