Born out of the 1960s Mod scene at a Manchester club called the Twisted Wheel, Northern Soul started as a homage to the pop/soul sound of Motown, but then DJs began seeking out rarer tracks on other labels, turning obscure B-sides into dance floor favourites and flying to America to seek out forgotten songs, even sometimes tracks that were never released.DJs who found a real gem would cover up the record’s label to stop others finding it, so the only way to hear the rarest tracks was by dancing to them at amphetamine-fuelled all-nighters in venues such as the Casino in Wigan, the Mecca Ballroom in Blackpool and the Golden Torch in Stoke.
The premium membership they offer unlocks a few features that further help members connect.Also included are a music video feature, online radio guide, members photo gallery etc.Offering the best and the latest in online soul music related entertainment and information.The site enables non-members to search and send emails free of charge.Soul Singles offers hundreds of thousands of member profiles, many of whom are complete, informative and allow the viewer to make an informed decision. These include a large base of African-American singles, African singles, Jamaican singles, Caribbean singles, West Indian singles and more.It was a bit of a secret, this scene, so that was exciting. Its most iconic venue, the Wigan Casino, closed in 1981 and was demolished soon after, and there are only a few photographs and very little film footage recording its 1970s heyday.Unlike punk, that far shorter burst of energy in the capital, the scene wasn’t populated with photographers, journalists and film-makers keen to record it all.Northern Soul is her film: she wrote it, she is directing it, and a lot of her own money funded it.But as Antonia Thomas, the film’s female lead, will say to me later, it is more than that. No one will make this more authentic than her.’ Constantine grew up in Bury, one of a string of Northern industrial towns that nurtured the underground soul movement her film pays tribute to.Then suddenly the record stops, Elaine Constantine strides into the middle of the floor to talk to one of her actors, and I remember that although this feels like a club in every way, I am on a film set.A slight woman dressed in jeans and a flat cap, she instantly quiets the hundreds of extras.Registration on this Black personals site is easy and quick.Once a member registers, members can send emails free of charge.A stand up source for soul music that's free and easy!