read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, tourists and prostitutes – it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

mardi 10 mars 2015


an excellent BBC documentary

The northern soul phenomenon was the most exciting underground 
British club movement of the 1970s. At its highpoint, thousands of disenchanted 
 white working class youths across the north of England danced to obscure, 
mid-60s Motown-inspired sounds until the sun rose. 
A dynamic culture of fashions, dance moves, vinyl obsession 
and much more grew up around this - all fuelled by the love 
of rare black American soul music with an express-train beat.

part1   link


part2   link


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