Andy Smith's Northern Soul [Vinyl] - Vinyl

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Andy Smith's Northern Soul [Vinyl] - Vinyl
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Best known as the touring DJ with trip-hop pioneers Portishead, Andy Smith's previous compilation CDs proved him a mixologist of uncommon skill and taste, dexterous and batsh*t-crazy enough to weave Kate Bush,Ultramagnetic MC's and Three Dog Night into a seamless whole. With the self-explanatory Andy Smith's Northern Soul, he also proves himself a crate-digger par excellence -- born of his regular Northern sets at London's Jazz Caf , this 26-cut mix bypasses traditional crowd-pleasers to plunge fully into the realm of vintage soul obscurities rarely, if ever, resurrected in the digital era. But Northern purists should also be forewarned that Smith mixes his tracks together in contemporary DJ style -- "I for one would buy a CD of a night at the Casino or the Twisted Wheel and would have marveled at the DJ's selections and announcements," he argues in his liner notes, and assuming the disc is indeed representative of a typical Jazz Caf set, it's hard to argue with his logic. Highlights include Curtis Lee's "Is She in Your Town?," Bob & Earl's "My Little Girl" and the Charmels' "As Long as I've Got You." ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
  1. Talkin' About My Baby - Dottie & Millie
  2. Baby, Without You - Danny Monday
  3. You Got Me Turned Around - O.C. Tolbert
  4. That's Enough - Roscoe Robinson
  5. On Top of the World
  6. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Lee Moses
  7. If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time - Vernon Garrett
  8. All I Have to Do
  9. He's Alright with Me - the Mirettes
  10. Try Some Soul
  11. Same Old Thing - the Olympics
  12. Don't Cry, Sing Along with the Music - Melba Moore
  13. She's Looking Good - Rodger Collins
  14. Is She in Your Town? - Curtis Lee
  15. My Little Girl (Instrumental)
  16. I Can't Get Away (Vocal Version)
  17. Cigarette Ashes - James Conwell
  18. Too Much of a Good Thing - the Shirelles
  19. Shotgun and the Duck - Jackie Lee
  20. I Can't Believe What You Say - Ike Turner, Tina Turner
  21. New Breed - Jimmy Holiday
  22. You've Got It - Johnny Williams
  23. Mine Exclusively - the Olympics
  24. That's No Way to Treat a Girl - Marie Knight
  25. As Long As I've Got You - the Charmels

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