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The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter...Ever!

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The sometimes dubious task of Northern soul compilations is to distinguish what an accurate representation of the movement really sounded like and what is just a simple throwaway compilation laced with minor hits that may have had a few spins at the movement's major clubs. But The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter...Ever! strips away the guesswork and presents a diverse look at a rather large history. It's a fairly comprehensive survey for newer fans of the genre who want a balanced blend between the obscure classics that have collectors paying top dollar (Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You" has seen five-figure sums at auction houses and is considered one of the most rare records on the circuit) and the pop chart hits (by Jackie Wilson, Edwin Starr, Curtis Mayfield, and the Isley Brothers, just to name a few) that made their way from the all-nighter dancefloors to the commercial markets.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:19
2 2:24
3 1:58
4 2:45
5
2:12
6 2:40
7 3:16
8 2:16
9 2:51
10 2:38
11 2:30
12 2:31
13 3:46
14
2:27
15 2:12
16 2:55
17 2:39
18 2:33
19 2:37
20
2:35
21 2:50
22 2:37
23 2:43
24
2:40
25 2:36
26 3:12
27
2:19
28 2:23
29 2:28
30 2:58

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:08
2 3:40
3 3:28
4 2:08
5 2:52
6
2:41
7 3:15
8 2:49
9 3:05
10
2:14
11 2:22
12 2:18
13 2:10
14
2:15
15 2:19
16 2:01
17
2:08
18
2:11
19 2:39
20
2:20
21 2:50
22
2:39
23 2:24
24
2:21
25 2:58
26 3:11
27 2:44
28 2:25
29 3:04
30 2:40
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