Too darn soulful: the story of Northern soul

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Robson, 1999 - Music - 332 pages
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Northern Soul has been described as the longest running fad in the history of British pop music culture, frequently misunderstood and tarnished with an unwanted grugs reputation. In this book, David Nowell, takes the first ever in-depth look at the culture, the music, the DJs, the artists and the people who frequent and have frequented the all-night venues with the peculiarly british all-night soul scene. Packed with memorabilia, behind-the-scenes facts and interviews from Motown artists to current chart acts like Fat Boy Slim, Too Darn Soulful is the definitive history of a dance scene that refuses to die.

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This book heavily influenced my journey into the soul scene, this is a scene that refuses to die and the revival is real! Love Nowells style, started a blog inspired by his stuff based on my own experiences.


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David Nowell was a regular at Wigan Casino from 1975 to 1981. He has been a journalist since 1974, working in various senior roles - from crime reporter to deputy editor - on several evening and weekly newspapers.

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