NORTHERN & RARE SOUL COLLECTOR Together For The First Time
THE NORTHERN SOUL SCENE has thrived for over 40 years on the rare and the unreleased. DJs and record label owners have spent a life time in search of the unique, undescribable and exclusive sound of Northern Soul
Now Outta Sight presents a dozen highlights all of which escaped release at the time of recording. From the opening bars of the opening track (Melba Moore’s “The Magic Touch”) it is clear that this Long Player is a dynamite selection that demands dance floor attention. Detroit’s Cavaliers pound out “Ooh It Hurts Me” while Maxine Brown picks up the pace with her anthem “It’s Torture”. Lorraine Chandler delivers a flawless performance on Detroit’s take on a Bond theme while Philly’s Sharon Scott offers her awesome “I’m Not Afraid”. Porgy & The Monarchs close side one with their current winner “Hey Girl”, a track that was mistakenly pressed on a B-side by Musicor in 1975. Side 2 is equally uncompromising! The pace is set by The Metros with their ferocious take on “Push A Little Harder”. Philadelphia’s Harthon productions introduce us to The United Four and Shirley Turner while Jerry Ross’ Sapphires deliver an alternate vocal to “Slow Fizz”. Lonnie Youngblood tears up Tyrone Davis’ smash “Turn Back The Hands Of Time” and Geno Washington closes with his version of The Precisions’ “If This Is Love”.