The record in question is, of course, our opening track “It Really Hurts Me Girl” by the Carstairs and the DJ that broke it and pioneered the changing sound of Northern Soul is Ian Levine. The “something special” that Ian refers to is the more sophisticated groove that marked the transition between the traditional sixties stompers, preferred at Wigan Casino, and the emerging disco beat. The “new sound” would divide the Northern Soul scene and fuel an intense rivalry between the two super clubs. The Mecca embraced the evolving funkier sound of the seventies breathing new life into an otherwise regressive and introverted soul scene. It finally closed its doors in late 1979 but, almost forty years on, the music sounds fresher than ever!
-A uniquely themed set featuring legendary Northern Soul tracks from the playlist of ground breaking soul jocks Ian Levine and Colin Curtis at Blackpool Mecca
– An important collection from the club that changed the face of Northern Soul forever.
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