Northern Soul is a Documentary programme.

Northern Soul is a 3 star programme

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Northern Soul

Documentary about the northern soul phenomenon, one of the most exciting underground British club movements of the 1970s. At its high point, thousands of disenchanted white working class youths across the north of England danced to obscure, mid-60s Motown-inspired sounds until the sun rose. A dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves, vinyl obsession and much more grew up around this - all fuelled by the love of rare black American soul music with an express-train beat. Through vivid first-hand accounts and rare archive footage, the film charts northern soul's dramatic rise, fall and rebirth. It reveals the scene's roots in the mod culture of the 1960s and how key clubs like Manchester's Twisted Wheel and Sheffield's Mojo helped create the prototype that would blossom in the next decade. Contributors include northern soul DJs like Richard Searling, Ian Levine, Colin Curtis and Kev Roberts alongside Lisa Stansfield, Norman Jay, Pete Waterman, Marc Almond, Peter Stringfellow and others.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 30 minutes (approx)

3/5 Stars

When is Northern Soul next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 12:20am. See more...