Here’s a mix for everyone still stuck in the office! Usually with northern soul, I’ve always picked the fast-paced stompers for dj sets, mixes or radio shows. But there are a whole lot of mellow movers that deserve attention. This could be ones I’ve put on mixes for people or dj’ed in near-empty venues, so it’s about time I share some favourites with people who follow Record Turnover here or on facebook. Most of these mid-tempo cuts are from Goldmine compilations (since I am wealthy enough to own about 3 original northern 45s), especially the excellent Allnighter 5-volume set. Also, a couple of reliable Okeh sides, and even one blue-eyed soul classic straight outta Scotland. Keep it cool, and hang on for the second part coming soon(er or later).

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The Cashmeres – Showstopper Hem
Jewel Akens – My First Lonely Night Era
Linda Jones – Just Can’t Live My Life Warner Bros.
Rhonda Davis – Can You Remember Duff
Martha Starr – Sweet Temptation Charay
Miki Farrow – Could It Be Karate
The Commands – No Time For You Back Beat
The Fantastic Four – As Long As the Feeling Is There Ric-Tic
The Dynamics – Whenever I’m With You Top Ten
The Little Foxes – So Glad Your Love Don’t Change Okeh
The Inverts – Time Will Change Broadway
Dena Barnes – Who Am I (You Ought to Know) Inferno
Gerri Granger – Castle In the Sky Big Top
Monique – If You Love Me, Show Me Maurci
T.J. Williams & Two Shades of Soul – Baby I Need You Josie
Johnny Rogers – Make a Chance (Amon)
Sandy Wynns – I’ll Give That to You (Simco)
Ruby Winters – Better (Diamond)
The Exits – Under the Street Lamp (Gemini)
The Opals – You’re Gonna Be Sorry (Okeh)
The Lollipops – Step Aside Baby (Impact)
Rhetta Hughes – Cry Myself to Sleep (Shotgun)
Ray & Dave – Wrong, Wrong, Wrong (Mica)
Frankie & Johnny – I’ll Hold You (Decca)

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July 20, 2012

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