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Locating northern soul: place, class and identity

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00010
Subject:
Music, Popular

The very term ‘northern soul’ suggests that the scene was regionally specific. The origins of northern soul might have been located in the English north and midlands, but it had a substantial ... More


Race, gender, sexuality and the politics of northern soul

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00011
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores racial identities and how they were understood and reconstructed through the northern soul scene. The multiracial and anti-racist aspects of northern soul are critically ... More


Going back and checking it out: myth, legacy, history and nostalgia

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00012
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 8 discusses the legacy of northern soul beyond the 1970s and through to its revival in the present day. It also explores the construction and dissemination of particular myths and histories ... More


The chosen few: the experience and practice of northern soul

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00009
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 5 assesses how northern soul was practised and experienced by its participants, focusing on the centrality of DJs to the scene, their relationship with fans and the way in which fans lived ... More


Groove Me: Dancing to the Discs of Northern Soul

David Sanjek

in Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032882
eISBN:
9781617032899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032882.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the phenomenon of Northern Soul, addressing four main issues. First, what is the composition of the discography constituted by Northern Soul advocates, and how does it demarcate ... More


The beating heart of soul: Wigan Casino

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00007
Subject:
Music, Popular

Chapter 3 explores the origins and development of Wigan Casino. It situates the club in the longer history of the town, which had been built on coal mining and a concomitant working-class culture ... More


In the days before Wigan

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the locales and clubs that formed the foundation of the northern soul scene, including the Catacombs in Wolverhampton, the Torch in Stoke-on-Trent, and Blackpool Mecca. There is ... More


Introduction

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the faith: A history of northern soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book examines the relationship between popular music and everyday life. Northern soul was just one of a multiplicity of music scenes, genres and trends that were central to working-class ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

in Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974.00013
Subject:
Music, Popular

On the hundreds of northern soul nights in venues ranging from the plush nightclubs of the Mecca chain through to the historic halls of miners’ institutes and working-men’s clubs it formed part of a ... More


Keeping the Faith: A History of Northern Soul

Stephen Catterall and Keith Gildart

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780719097102
eISBN:
9781526158390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526150974
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book is a social history of northern soul. It examines the origins and development of this music scene, its clubs, publications and practices, by locating it in the shifting economic and social ... More


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