Various Artists

Wigan Casino: 40th Anniversary Album

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Boasting 40 tracks of blistering soul from the '60s and early '70s, Wigan Casino: 40th Anniversary Album compiles some of the best-loved Northern Soul dancefloor burners to commemorate the 40th anniversary of this flagship Northern Soul nightclub, which operated between the early '60s and 1981. One of a cluster of English clubs that catered to an elite crowd of soul fans, the Wigan Casino was paramount in spreading the sounds of largely obscure soul and R&B artists of the era. This compilation offers a non-stop sampling of sounds from the heyday of the club, including standout cuts from Edwin Starr, Gloria Jones, the Contours, and stomping classics from many lesser-known acts.

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