Any other young people like motown/northern soul?

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I love it but then again I am a rather unique person in terms of my tastes and hobbies! Must be my dad's influence!

Anyone else my age (18 or thereabouts) share my taste in music?
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Yes. Really though, I can't imagine it's that rare to find a young person who likes Motown, or soul music more generally!

Any particular favourites?

Lots of latter period Marvin Gaye for me recently - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ERYkXoOZg

Also, Brenda Holloway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiL-yJ-iKcE
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Original R&B is the shiz. I hear no rhythm or blues in R&B today.
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Yes, I love it.

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I love dancing to Northern Soul with my dad, he used to go to Wigan Casino all the time, such good dancing music
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What's the temperature in Motown ?

Three degrees, four tops...
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I'd love to know more northern soul, I only know a tiny bit. Gonna finish that documentary that's on youtube about it sometime too. Love the ones I know though.
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Where do I begin!


Oh how I envy my dad who had the chance to watch him live!



Absolute classic.



Where I live all you here on the radio is boring American mainstream, which is what most people seem to like . Thank God for my ipod!

Edit: how do you embed videos?

Edit 2: figured it out.
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Lots and lots and LOTS of people like motown and northern soul. I'm afraid you're not as unique as you think you are.
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Awesome <3
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(Original post by Arturo Bandini)
Lots and lots and LOTS of people like motown and northern soul. I'm afraid you're not as unique as you think you are.
I've only ever met one other person around my age who was into it .
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(Original post by Smelly Ellie)
I love dancing to Northern Soul with my dad, he used to go to Wigan Casino all the time, such good dancing music
Ditto! I actually learned off my Dad.

Can't believe I have found this thread. It's amazing! :eek:

I was brought up on it. Although my parent's are really into Northern Soul, I lean towards more Motown than they tend to.

If anyone of you have Spotify, search for the the Motown Complete Singles series. It's pretty epic, they released a lot of great music.


Tammi Terrell, the Four Tops, Jimmy and David Ruffin all the way!
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(Original post by channy)
Original R&amp;B is the shiz. I hear no rhythm or blues in R&amp;B today.
True.Infact it doesnt feel like music nmre.
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(Original post by Arturo Bandini)
Lots and lots and LOTS of people like motown and northern soul. I'm afraid you're not as unique as you think you are.
I love you and one day we're gonna run away together.

Anyway, I like soul, doo-wop, rhythm and blues etc. but it properly ****s me off when people call it Motown. Motown is a RECORD LABEL, not a genre
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Yes I love Motown. Definitely the best music there has ever been. I also love quite a lot of todays artists that have been influenced by Motown greats.
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I love you and one day we're gonna run away together.

Anyway, I like soul, doo-wop, rhythm and blues etc. but it properly ****s me off when people call it Motown. Motown is a RECORD LABEL, not a genre
Obviously Motown isn't an umbrella term for rhythm and blues in the 1960's.

Despite being a record label, It could be argued that it is a sub-genre though. If you listen to the Motown Complete Singles it starts off squarely Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wop and then it veers off to something self-referential

I guess it's something to do with using the same talent (producers, musicians and writers). The 'sound' changed after Holland-Dozier-Holland left and they began to record more in Los Angeles.

It goes a bit awry during 1969 though
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(Original post by sjwtwin)
Obviously Motown isn't an umbrella term for rhythm and blues in the 1960's.

Despite being a record label, It could be argued that it is a sub-genre though. If you listen to the Motown Complete Singles it starts off squarely Rhythm and Blues and Doo-Wop and then it veers off to something self-referential

I guess it's something to do with using the same talent (producers, musicians and writers). The 'sound' changed after Holland-Dozier-Holland left and they began to record more in Los Angeles.

It goes a bit awry during 1969 though
There is a certain Motown sound because they used a small group of writers, but half the artists in this thread weren't even on Motown, they're just old and black so people assume it's Motown. It's like calling pop music EMI.
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I LOVE Smokey Robinson & The Miracles! Motown is the best music.
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(Original post by JCC-MGS)
There is a certain Motown sound because they used a small group of writers, but half the artists in this thread weren't even on Motown, they're just old and black so people assume it's Motown. It's like calling pop music EMI.
Agreed. It happens all the time and It does annoy me when people can't tell the differance. It just depends how motivated they are to find out.

There is a differance between Motown and Northern Soul but Motown - well the lesser know songs and acts - do crossover. That's where people can get very mixed.

It's also confusing when the Motown session musicians - The Funk Brothers - on other recordings by different record labels. As you probably know the're on a lot of Jackie Wilson records; if i'm correct so do a couple of the stuudio backing vocalists.

Oh, I highly recomend Standing in the Shadows of Motown to everyone who hasn't seen it. It's a great documenatry about the The Funk Brothers who were long overlooked. It may suprise some how prolific they actually were.

It's great music, so I'm not complaing if people don't know the diferance as long as they are enjoying it
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(Original post by AreYouDizzeeBlud_x)
Yes I love Motown. Definitely the best music there has ever been. I also love quite a lot of todays artists that have been influenced by Motown greats.
I thought you liked The Wanted


It's not that much of a unique thing as pointed out but it is fairly different and you don't meet many people who are avid listeners of it. I used to really like a lot of artists from the motown label, some really good stuff there, but my music taste has moved on, though i do like some other similar stuff now and again.
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