The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule

Various Artists

The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule

Various Artists

The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, DVD & Blu-ray • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: HURTBOX005 • Barcode: 5014797890350 • Genre: R&B and Soul Sub Genre: Northern Soul

Track Listing

  1. Open The Door To Your Heart- Darrell Banks
  2. Walking Up A One Way Street - Willie Tee
  3. I Dig Your Act - The O'Jays
  4. I Feel So Bad - Jackie Edwards
  5. 60 Minutes Of Your Love - Homer Banks
  6. I Spy (for the FBI) - Jamo Thomas And His Party Brothers Orchestra
  7. Barefootin' - Robert Parker
  8. She Blew A Good Thing - The Poets
  9. First I Look At The Purse - The Contours
  10. I’m Gonna Run Away From You - Tami Lynn
  11. (At The) Discotheque - Chubby Checker
  12. I’ll Always Love You - The Spinners
  13. Looking For You - Garnet Mimms
  14. The Boogaloo Party - The Flamingos
  15. I’m Gonna Miss You- The Artistics
  16. There’s Nothing Else To Say - The Incredibles
  17. Baby Do The Philly Dog - The Olympics
  18. That Beatin’ Rhythm- Richard Temple
  19. Love Love Love - Bobby Hebb
  20. You’ve Been Cheatin' - The Impressions
  21. Investigate - Major Lance
  22. Just Walk In My Shoes - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  23. Ain’t No Soul (In These Old Shoes) - Major Lance
  24. A ‘Lil Lovin’ Sometimes - Alexander Patton
  25. The Right Track - Billy Butler
  26. Baby Reconsider - Leon Haywood
  27. Cigarette Ashes - Jimmy Conwell
  28. Wear It On Our Face- The Dells
  29. Seven Days Too Long - Chuck Wood
  30. These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) - Chuck Jackson
  31. Long After Tonight Is All Over - Jimmy Radcliffe
  1. Here I Go Again - Archie Bell & The Drells
  2. You’re Gonna Make Me Love You - Sandi Sheldon
  3. The Same Old Thing - The Olympics
  4. Hit & Run - Rose Batiste
  5. Quick Change Artist - The Soul Twins
  6. You Just Don’t Know - Chubby Checker
  7. You Get Your Kicks - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
  8. Sliced Tomatoes - The Just Brothers
  9. Keep On Keeping On – N.F. Porter
  10. Exus Trek - The Luther Ingram Orchestra
  11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 1 - Saxie Russell
  12. ‘Cause You’re Mine - The Vibrations
  13. Honest To Goodness - Herb Ward
  14. My Dear Heart - Shawn Robinson
  15. Festival Time - The San Remo Golden Strings
  16. Groovin' At The Go-Go - The Four Larks
  17. Cracking Up Over You - Roy Hamilton
  18. Love On A Mountain Top - Robert Knight
  19. I’m Satisfied With You - The Furys
  20. I Can't Get Away - Bobby Garrett
  21. Head and Shoulders (Above The Rest) - Patti Young
  22. Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You - Darrell Banks
  23. You Don’t Want Me No More - Major Lance
  24. What Would I Do - The Tymes
  25. Shing-A-Ling - The Cooperettes
  26. This Beautiful Day - Levi Jackson
  27. Everything’s Gonna Be Alright - P.P. Arnold
  28. Baby Boy - Fred Hughes
  29. Purple Haze - Johnny Jones & The King Casuals
  30. Thumb A Ride - Earl Wright & His Orchestra
  1. If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) - Jerry Williams
  2. Skiing In The Snow - The Invitations
  3. The Girl Across The Street - Moses Smith
  4. Blowing My Mind To Pieces - Bob Relf
  5. Our Love Is In The Pocket - J.J. Barnes
  6. I Got To Find Me Somebody - The Vel-Vets
  7. I Hurt On The Other Side - Jerry Cook
  8. I'm Gonna Love You - Edward Hamilton
  9. Let Her Go - Otis Smith
  10. She's Puttin' You On - United Four
  11. Psychedelic Soul Pt 2 - Saxie Russell
  12. Breakaway Pt 2 - The Steve Karmen Big Band
  13. Get It Baby - Stanley Mitchell
  14. Please Operator - Tony & Tyrone
  15. I Really Love You - The Tomangoes
  16. Crazy Baby - The Coasters
  17. Stick By Me Baby - The Salvadors
  18. You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) - Alice Clark
  19. Baby Don’t You Weep - Edward Hamilton & The Arabians
  20. I Can’t Hold On - Lorraine Chandler
  21. Satisfied - Ben Aitken
  22. There’s A Ghost In My House - R. Dean Taylor
  23. They’ll Never Know Why - Freddie Chavez
  24. I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) - Linda Jones
  25. Can’t Help Loving That Man Of Mine- Ila Vann
  26. Seven Day Lover - James Fountain
  27. She'll Come Running Back - Mel Britt
  28. It Really Hurts Me Girl - The Carstairs
  29. California Montage - Young Holt Unlimited
  1. Breakaway Pt 1 - The Steve Karmen Big Band ft Jimmy Radcliffe
  2. You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies - Dana Valery
  3. Night Owl - Bobby Paris
  4. Help Me - Al Wilson
  5. Afternoon Of The Rhino - The Mike Post Coalition
  6. Tainted Love - Gloria Jones
  7. I’ll Always Need You - Dean Courtney
  8. Serving A Sentence Of Life - Carl Douglas
  9. Dance Dance Dance -The Casualeers
  10. The Night - Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons
  11. You've Got Your Mind On Other Things - Beverly Ann
  12. Interplay - Derek & Ray
  13. Born A Loser - Don Ray
  14. When We Get There - Paul Anka
  15. As Long As You Love Me (I’ll Stay) - Ronnie & Robin
  16. Bari Track - Doni Burdick
  17. (It’s Against) The Laws Of Love - The Volcanoes
  18. Heartaches Away My Boy - Christine Cooper
  19. Don’t Take It Out On This World - Adam’s Apples
  20. All Of My Life - Detroit Soul
  21. You Didn’t Say A Word - Yvonne Baker
  22. Baby Hit And Run - The Contours
  23. Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) - Frank Wilson
  24. Double Cookin’ - The Checkerboard Squares
  25. Country Girl- Vickie Baines
  26. Girl, Don’t Make Me Wait - Bunny Sigler
  27. You Don't Love Me Anymore - Johnny Caswell
  28. I’m On My Way - Dean Parrish
  1. Turning My Heartbeat Up - The MVP's
  2. You Don't Love Me - Epitome Of Sound
  3. Burning Sensation - Robby Lawson
  4. Baby Without You - Danny Monday
  5. I Was Born To Love You - Herbert Hunter
  6. I Lost A True Love -Danny Wagner & The Kindred Soul
  7. I Wanna Know - John E Paul
  8. Tear Stained Face - Don Varner
  9. She's Wanted (In Three States) - Larry Clinton
  10. Where I'm Not Wanted - Eddie Holman
  11. This Gets To Me - Pookie Hudson
  12. I Don't Like To Lose - The Group featuring Cecil Washington
  13. It's Better To Cry - The Appreciations
  14. Please Stay - The Ivorys
  15. Happiness Is Here - Tobi Lark
  16. Love Slipped Through My Fingers - Sam Williams
  17. Cool Off - Detroit Executives
  18. Love Factory - Eloise Laws
  19. Sad Girl -Carol Anderson
  20. Strange Change - Herb Ward
  21. I Am Nothing - Al Williams
  22. The Jokes On You - Kenny Gamble
  23. I Really Love You - Jimmy Burns
  24. That's No Way To Treat A Girl - Marie Knight
  25. A Changed Man - The Rotations
  26. This Won't Change - Lester Tipton
  27. Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita & The Tiaras
  1. Elijah Rockin' With Soul - Hank Jacobs
  2. I Can’t Change - Lorraine Chandler
  3. They're Talking About Me - Johnny Bragg
  4. My Heart Cries For You - Porgy & The Monarchs
  5. You're Never Too Young (To Fall In Love) - The Modern Redcaps
  6. Send Him Back - The Pointer Sisters
  7. Do The Pearl Girl Pt 2 - The Matta Baby
  8. All The Way Home - Dee Edwards
  9. Look At Me Now - Terry Callier
  10. So is The Sun - World Column
  11. The Gig - Raw Soul
  12. Wrong Crowd - Prince George
  13. Hung Up On Your Love - The Montclairs
  14. Ton Of Dynamite - Frankie ‘Loveman’ Crocker
  15. Lady Lady Lady (Are You Crazy For Me) - Boogie Man Orchestra
  16. I Don't Know What Foot To Dance On - Kim Tolliver
  17. I Wanna Be (Your Everything) - The Pretenders
  18. Cuz It's You Girl - James Walsh Gypsy Band
  19. You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) - Rodger Collins
  20. Cut Your Motor Off - Black Nasty feat Herbie Thompson
  21. I Got The Vibes - Joshie Jo Armstead
  22. Have Love Will Travel - Rosey Jones
  23. Do What You Feel Pt 1 - The Rimshots
  24. Wash And Wear Love - Lynn Varnado
  25. Elusive - Babe Ruth
  26. Are You Ready For This - The Brothers
  27. I've Got The Need - The Moments
  1. Please Don't Go - Willie Tee
  2. Since I Found My Baby -The Metros
  3. I Need My Baby - Jackey Beavers
  4. I Still Love You - The Seven Souls
  5. Suspicion - The Originals
  6. I'll Never Stop Loving You - Carla Thomas
  7. Talkin' Woman - Lowell Fulson
  8. You Just Cheat And Lie - Z Z Hill
  9. Oh How I Love You - Little Johnny Hamilton & The Creators
  10. Too Much For You - Bobby Angelle
  11. Naughty Boy - Jackie Day
  12. Losing Control - Mary Saxton
  13. You Really Made It Good To Me - Ty Karim
  14. Girl I Love You - The Temptones
  15. Wrapped Tied & Tangled - Lavern Baker
  16. Try Me For Your New Love - Junior McCants
  17. The Magic Touch - Melba Moore
  18. Dearly Beloved - Jack Montgomery
  19. Packing Up - Damon Fox
  20. Because Of My Heart - Frankie Beverly
  21. You Shook Me Up - Roy Hamilton
  22. My Love Gets Stronger - Tommy Ridgley
  23. I'm Steppin' Out Of The Picture - Johnny Maestro & The Crests
  24. Rat Race - Gino Washington
  25. I Don't Do This (To Every Girl I Meet)- Sidney Joe Qualls
  26. I'm Having So Much Fun - Willie Tee
  27. Deep Dark Secret - Dee Dee Sharp
  28. What Should I Do - Little Ann
  29. Such Misery - The Precisions
  1. If I Could Only Be Sure - Nolan Porter
  2. Home Is Where The Heart Is - Bobby Womack
  3. Something New To Do - Bobby Sheen
  4. Too Late - Mandrill
  5. The Game Is Over (What's The Matter With You) - Brown Sugar
  6. Because Of You - Jackie Wilson
  7. Pour Your Little Heart Out - The Drifters
  8. Think It Over (And Be Sure) - Liz Verdi
  9. What's That On Your Finger - Kenny Carter
  10. Baby-A-Go-Go - Barbara McNair
  11. I Can't Break The News To Myself - Ben E King
  12. The Stars - Barbara Lewis
  13. Something's Wrong - Chris Clark
  14. Don't Pity Me - Joanie Sommers
  15. Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart - Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. In Love - Tony Galla
  17. Tune Up - Jnr Walker & The All-Stars
  18. Beggin' - Timebox
  19. Stolen Hours - Patrice Holloway
  20. Call On Me - The Dynells
  21. How - The Masqueraders
  22. Let’s Tak It Over - Spencer Wiggins
  23. Talkin' 'Bout My Baby - Dottie & Millie
  24. (Just A Little) Faith And Understanding - The Magicians
  25. Dynamite Exploded - Honey & The Bees
  26. I’m Slowly Moulding - Cody Black
  27. What's With This Loneliness- Chuck Jackson
  28. If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely) - The Precisions
  29. It'll Never Be Over For Me - Timi Yuro
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‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is the single most comprehensive overview yet of a truly unique UK musical culture which has now lasted over 45 years and had spread across the world. The current popularity of the film “Northern Soul” and it’s soundtrack plus the attendant publicity within the mainstream media – a UK Top 10 film smash, a UK Top 10 album smash and No.1 DVD smash have well and truly put Northern Soul at the forefront of people’s interest again. This is a very, very exciting musical culture which now seems to be appealing to a younger generation of new fans in their teens who love the energy that Northern Soul provides and have the energy to burn off.

But how did it start? What made young teenagers in the north of England in the late 1960s and 1970s switch from the mainstream musical scenes and plunge underground into the darkest recesses of black American Soul music? What made them travel hundreds of miles every weekend to see particular DJs and acts? What made them pay 4 weeks of hard-earned wages for a 7” vinyl single from 1967 that hardly anyone had ever heard of?

Welcome to Northern Soul. One of the most enigmatic musical cultures ever to exist is now available to explore in depth. Curated by well-known professional compiler, head of Harmess Records and 1970s Northern Soul DJ, Ian Dewhirst, ‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule’ is very much a labour of love. The contributors to the project read like a who’s who of Northern Soul’s golden era. Ian Dewhirst and Anglo American’s Tim Brown co-compiled the music and deliberated at length over the myriad of licensing issues. Mike Ritson, publisher of Manifesto magazine, kindly allowed us to use large swathes of his definitive book about Northern Soul, ‘The In Crowd’ to document the history of the scene. Karl White kindly provided us with a summing-up of the post Wigan Casino years, Simon White, journalist and broadcaster, interviewed, supervised and directed the collection of numerous interviews with most of the scene’s best-known characters. Richard Searling interviews the world’s longest-standing and most enigmatic record dealer, John Anderson, as well as squeezing in an interview with Philadelphia International’s Kenny Gamble, who looks through Richard’s collection of his own releases from the 1960’s and sees many of these UK releases for the first time ever! Northern Soul history! Not one, but 2 DVDs. The 160 page book layout was designed by Glen Gunton and the overall package design by Jaffa – both long-serving Northern Soul stalwarts.

The music follows the evolvement of Northern Soul, from its early beginnings at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club in 1968, through to The Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino and Cleethorpes Pier in the 1970s, Stafford Top Of The World and The 100 Club in the 1980s and the huge dearth of Soul weekenders and the 100 Club again from the 1990’s to the present day. Featuring a mind-numbing 230 tracks and over 10 hours of legendary music, all licensed from legitimate sources and all of which have been painstakingly re-mastered and documented within the sleeve-notes. The most comprehensive Northern Soul track-listing ever.

‘The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule’ truly does what it says on the tin. This is the most exhaustive history of the Northern Soul scene ever released.

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