Ventured South for some Northern Soul last night.
Candysnaps and Wine Splodge.
In the late 60s, Dave Godin, music journalist and owner of London record shop 'Soul City' noticed kids from the North of England craved a harder, funkier sound than Londoners. He simply created a new category for the (mostly black American) vinyl they preferred and labelled it Northern Soul!
He was credited with coining the term Northern Soul in print in his 'Blues and Soul' music column around the summer of 1970.
Long time Northern Soul fan, Kevin McCardle (above), struck up a lifelong friendship with Godin after a chance encounter in Edinburgh.
On Dave Godin's death in 2004, he bequeathed Kevin his entire Northern Soul record collection. That vinyl has been having almost monthly outings on Glasgow's South side in the shape of the Southern Fried nights. Kevin is taking a break for a few months to do some travelling but the night will still continue with Stuart at the helm.
Niamh and Brian.
Southern Fried on Facebook.