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Hi guys


I am doing a gig tomorrow and have been asked for a bit of Northern Soul

- Not my best genre at all.


If you were to play 2 or 3 classic Northern soul tracks - What would you play?







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Queen Of Fools - Barbara Mills

Love love love - bobby hebb

Reaching For The Best - The Exciters

At The Top Of The Stairs - The Formations

Two Can Have A Party - Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrel

Under My Thumb - Wayne Gibson

Out On The Floor - Dobbie Gray

The In Crowd - Dobbie Gray

A Man Like Me - Jimmy James

Love On A Mountain Top - Robert Night

I'm Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn

I'm On My Way - Dean Parish

Stop Her On Sight - Edwin Star

Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy - The Tams

I Feel Love Coming On - Felice Taylor

I'll Do Anything - Dorris Troy

You're Ready Now - Frankie Valli

Skiing In The Snow - Wigan's Ovation

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

Shake Your Tail Feather - James & Bobby Purify


usually work for me ...queue the real northern soul fans ripping the above list to pieces lol


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That's a really good list from Rob.


I'd start with Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight, and then Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor. If they work any of the others on that list will probably be fine - if they don't, go for some early Motown - maybe Tears Of A Clown.


Good luck - it'll be fine.


Cheers, paul

Paul The Party DJ

Mobile Disco and Wedding Specialist Southampton & The New Forest

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  • 2 weeks later...

Don't forget


There's A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor

Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - Major Lance

Picture Me Gone - Evie Sands

Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood

Shake A Tail Feather - James & Bobby Purify (or Blues Brothers, Tina Turner)

Stop Her On The Sight (S.O.S) - Edwin Starr

Tainted Love - Gloria Jones (they will associate with Soft Cell)

Wade In The Water - Ramsey Lewis Trio (again newbies will go ooh I know that one)

What'd I Say - Ray Charles


These are all A* tracks!


Plenty more if you need them





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Loving the northern soul suggestions too.. I've got a retirement party booked next year where they were into Motown (I'm loving Motown these days) and Northern Soul...





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