To celebrate our show 'Sharleen Spiteri's Northern Soul' being broadcast on New Years Day, Midday - 2pm, the Folded Wing team have picked their favourite Northern Soul tunes for this month's chart. Share yours with us at twitter.com/foldedwingukRead more
Al Wilson - 'The Snake'
"I heard this for the first time in a Northern Soul programme I watched a couple of years ago and it blew my head. The James Brown original was always a favourite of mine and I didn't think it would be possible to match the energy of it. But I think this might just top it! I was on Discogs straight away and bought the 7" (only the reissue alas). I'd love to see a club full of Northern Soul dancers go nuts to this. As one of the comments on the YouTube link says: 'For serious dancers only'."
Troy Dodds - 'Try My Love'
"I love this, I first heard it in a 'Headphone Highlights' I made with Stubborn Heart, it caught my attention straight away, it's the perfect song to saunter down the street to."
Dobie Gray - 'Out On The Floor'
"A Northern Soul classic with a perfectly fitting title and lyrics to boot! A great little groover."
Gloria Jones - 'Tainted Love'
"I love the original version of this, a classic."
Jimmy Radcliffe - 'Long After Tonight Is All Over'
"'Long After Tonight is All Over' by Jimmy Radcliffe - a tiny bit slower than most Northern Soul tracks, but none the worse for that. Written by Bacharach and David, and one of the '3 before 8' songs that used to finish off the all-nighters at Wigan Casino."
"Love a bit of Northern Soul! I definitely wish I was around for the golden era of Wigan Casino."