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Northern Soul: A YouTube playlist


While in London in November, I went over for dinner with one of my closest childhood friends. He was influential in my musical tastes when I was a kid, and my football loyalty too. In adulthood, he’s as much into wine as I am, so it’s always good to get together, crack open a good bottle, moan about the latest Palace performances, and play some good music. Inevitably, as the night progresses, we gravitate towards Northern Soul. And inevitably, the next day, I forget half the tracks he played on his iPod. So this time round, I e-mailed him for a list and then used modern technology to acquire those tracks I don’t own – and believe me, searching them out on YouTube is a damn sight cheaper than trying to buy the original 7″ singles. No particular rhyme or reason or sequencing order to this list; just consider it musical accompaniment for what, up here in the Catskills, is our fifth snow day out of ten possible school days. Stay warm. And enjoy.

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