The UK's love affair with American soul music blossomed in the mid 1960s, with the launch of the Tamla-Motown record label in Britain. But by the end of the decade this passion took on a distinctly homegrown twist with a new movement that grew out of the North of England and Midlands' underground soul and R&B scene. It was here at dancehalls and clubs such as Manchester's Twisted Wheel and the Wigan Casino that devotees danced the night away to uptempo, joyous US soul records that always came with a heavy beat. Pretty soon the movement had a name: Northern Soul. This collection is the next best thing and it is all on vinyl, exactly how the movement's fans originally heard them.
Disc 1 1. Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood 2. Another Dirty Deal - The Incredibles 3. So in Luv - Othello Robertson 4. I'm On My Way - Barbara Dane 5. A Little Spark of Fire - Bruce Cloud 6. Meet Me at Midnight - Cindy Lynn and The In-Sounds 7. The Ice Man - Billy Watkins 8. Gonna Hang On in There Girl - Jesse Davis 9. One Love - Jimmy Lewis 10. Backfield in Motion - Mel and Tim 11. I've Arrived - Jewel Akens 12. The 'In' Crowd - Dobie Gray