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Northern soul music on the radio

Northern Soul is a subgenre of soul music that originated in Northern England in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It features a fast-paced beat, energetic vocals, and a heavy emphasis on the rhythm and bass. The genre grew out of the Mod and R&B scenes, with DJs and collectors seeking out rare and obscure soul records from the United States.

Some of the most popular artists in the Northern Soul genre include Frank Wilson, Dobie Gray, Gloria Jones, Edwin Starr, and Tamla Motown. These artists were often obscure or overlooked in their home countries, but their records became highly sought-after in Northern England, with DJs and collectors traveling long distances to find new and rare tracks.

Today, Northern Soul continues to have a dedicated following, with events and all-nighters held in clubs and venues across the UK and beyond. Some notable Northern Soul clubs include the Wigan Casino, The Torch, and The Twisted Wheel. Many radio stations also play Northern Soul music, including the internet station Northern Soul Music Radio, which broadcasts a mix of classic and modern Northern Soul tracks 24/7. Other radio stations that feature Northern Soul music include BBC Radio 6 Music and Solar Radio.