Friday, June 10, 2022

K's Greatest Northern Soul SPECIAL Part 1 VA - The Northern Soul Top 500 (2021 Remastered Edition) [2000] (17xCD's)

 

K's Greatest Northern Soul SPECIAL  Part 1

VA The Northern Soul Top 500 (2021 Remastered Edition) [2000] (17xCD's) 

Kev Roberts initially published his best selling book of the Top 500 Northern Soul songs and their lasting impact and rarity values, 22 years ago in 2000.

An mp3 compilation of all the songs has been posted online for a number of years, but the quality of a tremendous amount of the tracks is absolutely horrendous. Many are cut off at the beginning or the end, or even cut off halfway through the song, recorded at the wrongs speeds, later re-recorded versions,

or just terrible low quality distorted vinyl rips at very low bit rates 56 bumped up to 320, with misspelt artists and titles.  I decided to tackle this compilation and rebuild it completely from scratch using the very best and highest quality digital remasters available, and represent what this collection truly deserves. It took a lot of time to correct and replace all 500 tracks, but so worth it in the end, as this is one hell of an AMAZING collection of Northern Soul.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars/pounds worth in this collection, with just ONE record alone valued at over $100,000!!!

https://www.goldminemag.com/news/rare-frank-wilson-45-could-fetch-100000-2

K

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Track Lists


CD01

01 Frank Wilson Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) 2:33

02 Dobie Gray Out on the Floor 2:53

03 Yvonne Baker You Didn't Say a Word 2:36

04 Al Wilson The Snake 3:30

05 Jimmy Radcliffe Long After Tonight Is All Over 2:25

06 James Fountain Seven Day Lover 3:08

07 Epitome of Sound You Don't Love Me 2:39

08 Garnet Mimms Looking for You 2:22

09 Frankie Beverly & the Butlers If That's What You Wanted 2:34

10 Chuck Wood Seven Days Too Long 2:18

11 Billy Butler & the Enchanters Right Track 2:25

12 The Salvadors Stick by Me, Baby 2:19

13 The Tomangoes I Really Love You 2:05

14 Tobi Legend Time Will Pass You By 3:03

15 Tony Clarke Landslide 2:16

16 Larry Williams and Johnny Watson Too Late 2:21

17 Dana Valery You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies 2:13

18 Willie Tee Walking Up a One Way Street 2:42

19 Dena Barnes If You Ever Walked Out of My Life 2:24

20 R. Dean Taylor There's a Ghost In My House 2:26

21 Archie Bell & the Drells Here I Go Again 2:06

22 Rose Batiste Hit and Run 2:11

23 Judy Street What 2:14

24 Gloria Jones Tainted Love (Original 1965 7" Single Version) 2:10

25 Moses Smith Girl Across the Street 3:04

26 Barbara McNair You're Gonna Love My Baby 2:57

27 Rubin You've Been Away 1:54

28 Mel Britt She'll Come Running Back 2:19

29 The Checkerboard Squares Double Cookin' 2:42

30 The Carstairs It Really Hurts Me Girl 3:26


CD02

31 Jerry Williams If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) 2:50

32 Lou Johnson Unsatisfied 2:33

33 J.J. Barnes Our Love Is in the Pocket 2:41

34 Don Thomas Come on Train 3:15

35 The M.V.P.'s Turnin' My Heartbeat Up 2:15

36 Sandi Sheldon You're Gonna Make Me Love You 2:53

37 The Vel-Vets I Got to Find Me Somebody 2:19

38 Patti & the Emblems I'm Gonna Love You a Long Time 2:14

39 Little Anthony & the Imperials Better Use Your Head 2:52

40 The Casualeers Dance, Dance, Dance 2:39

41 Jack Montgomery Dearly Beloved 2:37

42 Roy Hamilton Crackin' Up Over You 2:17

43 Connie Clarke My Sugar Baby 2:43

44 The Voices of East Harlem Cashing In 2:20

45 Dee Clark That's My Girl 2:32

46 Bobby Hutton Lend a Hand 3:42

47 Ruby Andrews Just Loving You 2:49

48 The Vibrations 'Cause You're Mine 2:12

49 Julian Covey and the Machine A Little Bit Hurt 2:19

50 Dee Dee Sharp What Kind of Lady 2:48

51 Alexander Patton A Lil' Lovin' Sometimes 2:22

52 Chubby Checker You Just Don't Know (What You Did to Me) 2:28

53 Nolan Chance Just Like the Weather 2:36

54 Bobby Paris Night Owl 2:22

55 Doni Burdick Bari Track 3:05

56 Dean Courtney I'll Always Need You 2:08

57 Larry Clinton She's Wanted (In Three States) 2:45

58 Lou Ragland I Travel Alone 2:35

59 Freddie Chavez They'll Never Know Why 2:51

60 The Seven Souls I Still Love You 2:23


CD03

61 Dean Parrish I'm on My Way 2:42

62 The Contours Baby Hit and Run 3:02

63 Darrell Banks Open the Door to Your Heart 2:32

64 The Detroit Spinners I'll Always Love You 2:46

65 Earl Jackson Soul Self Satisfaction 2:24

66 Major Lance You Don't Want Me No More 2:13

67 Bobby Hebb Love, Love, Love 2:54

68 Bob Relf Blowing My Mind to Pieces 1:49

69 The Drifters You Got to Pay Your Dues 2:31

70 The Invitations Skiing in the Snow 2:38

71 The Poets She Blew a Good Thing 2:46

72 Joy Lovejoy In Orbit 2:22

73 Lynne Randell Stranger in My Arms 2:32

74 The Velvet Satins Nothing Can Compare to You 1:52

75 Shane Martin I Need You 2:05

76 The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me 2:30

77 Lou Pride I'm Com'un Home in the Morn'un 3:23

78 Paul Anka I Can't Help Loving You 2:36

79 The Four Perfections 079 I'm Not Strong Enough 2:33

80 Creation I Got the Fever 2:59

81 The Coasters Crazy Baby 1:58

82 Christine Cooper Heartaches Away My Boy 2:40

83 The Impressions You've Been Cheatin' 2:35

84 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Get Out (And Let Me Cry) 2:18

85 The Dells Run for Cover 3:02

86 The Fascinations Girls Are Out to Get You 2:06

87 Eddie Foster I Never Knew 2:27

88 The Van Dykes Save My Love For a Rainy Day 2:42

89 The Pointer Sisters Send Him Back 2:34

90 The Yum Yums Gonna Be a Big Thing 2:23


CD04

91 Nolan Porter If I Could Only Be Sure 3:18

92 Hoagy Lands The Next in Line 2:31

93 Lainie Hill Time Marches On 2:31

94 Bobby Paris I Walked Away 3:10

95 Spyder Turner I Can't Make It Anymore 2:15

96 Frankie Valli You're Ready Now 2:17

97 Earl Wright & His Orchestra Thumb a Ride 2:58

98 The Sapphires Gotta Have Your Love 2:14

99 Michael & Raymond Man Without a Woman 2:03

100 Millie Jackson My Man, a Sweet Man 2:31

101 Bobby Freeman I'll Never Fall in Love Again 2:32

102 The Poppies There's a Pain in My Heart 2:37

103 Jackie Edwards I Feel So Bad 2:04

104 San Remo Golden Strings Festival Time 2:31

105 The Spellbinders Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again) 2:25

106 Gloria Jones Come Go with Me 1:51

107 The 7th Avenue Aviators You Should O' Held On 2:56

108 Marie Knight That's No Way to Treat a Girl 2:43

109 Edwin Starr Agent Double O Soul 2:43

110 The Valentinos Sweeter Than the Day Before 2:35

111 Ike & Tina Turner Dust My Broom 2:04

112 J.J. Barnes Real Humdinger 2:33

113 Beverly Ann You've Got Your Mind on Other Things 2:18

114 The Charades The Key to My Happiness 2:09

115 Billy Woods Let Me Make You Happy 2:29

116 Richard Temple That Beatin' Rhythm 2:17

117 Otis Smith Let Her Go 2:44

118 John & the Weirdest Can't Get Over These Memories 1:52

119 Willie Mitchell The Champion, Pt. 1 2:13

120 The Superlatives I Still Love You 2:40


CD05

121 The Exciters Reaching for the Best 3:19

122 Father's Angels Bok to Bach 2:48

123 Mickie Champion What Good Am I (Without You) 2:29

124 Barbara Mills Queen of Fools 2:25

125 Mary Love You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet 2:22

126 The Professionals That's Why I Love You 2:56

127 The Majestics (I Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me 2:18

128 Stanley Mitchell Get It Baby 2:31

129 Morris Chestnut Too Darn Soulful 2:28

130 Inez & Charlie Foxx Tightrope 2:35

131 Johnny Bragg They're Talking About Me 2:14

132 Frankie & the Classicals What Shall I Do (with Spoken Intro) 2:33

133 Levi Jackson This Beautiful Day 2:37

134 Mistura feat. Lloyd Michells The Flasher 4:34

135 The Reflections Like Adam and Eve 2:32

136 Darrell Banks Somebody (Somewhere Needs You) 2:29

137 Eloise Laws Love Factory 3:23

138 The Shakers One Wonderful Moment 2:36

139 Jackie Beavers I Need My Baby 2:45

140 Bernie Williams Ever Again 2:32

141 De-Lites Lover 2:02

142 The Apollas Mr. Creator 2:38

143 The Incredibles There's Nothing Else to Say 2:28

144 Lenny Curtis Nothing Can Help You Now 2:44

145 Gene Chandler There Was a Time 3:29

146 Detroit Executives Cool Off 2:33

147 Jimmy James A Man Like Me 3:01

148 Dean Parrish Determination 2:19

149 Al Wilson Help Me 2:16

150 Bill Black's Combo 150 Little Queenie 2:08


CD06

151 David & the Giants Superlove 2:17

152 Johnny Caswell You Don't Love Me Anymore 2:11

153 Holly St. James That's Not Love 2:19

154 The Tempos Countdown Here I Come 2:28

155 Ramsey Lewis Trio Wade in the Water 3:48

156 Adams Apples Don't Take It Out on This World 2:02

157 James & Bobby Purify Shake a Tail Feather 2:08

158 Little Carl Carlton Competition Ain't Nothin' 2:31

159 The Dynamics Yes, I Love You Baby 2:31

160 Edward Hamilton & the Arabians Baby Don't You Weep 2:50

161 Major Harris Call Me Tomorrow 2:20

162 Duke Browner Crying Over You 2:17

163 The Fuller Brothers Time's a Wasting 2:32

164 Mel Williams Can It Be Me 2:41

165 April Stevens 165 Wanting You 2:43

166 Jodi Mathis Don't You Care Anymore 2:22

167 The Exciters Blowin' Up My Mind 2:47

168 Doris Troy I'll Do Anything 2:38

169 Luther Ingram & His Orchestra a) Exus Trek 2:36

169 Luther Ingram b) If It's All the Same to You Babe 2:47

170 The Invitations What's Wrong with Me Baby 2:36

171 Nancy Wilson The End of Our Love 2:20

172 J.J. Barnes Please Let Me In 2:36

173 Willie Kendrick Change Your Ways 2:24

174 Patti Austin Take Away the Pain Stain 2:48

175 Leon Haywood Baby Reconsider 2:23

176 The Soul Twins Quick Change Artist 2:19

177 N.F. Porter Keep On Keeping On 2:56

178 Lee David Temptation Is Calling My Name 2:23

179 The Volcanos (It's Against) The Laws of Love 2:41

180 Curtis Mayfield Move On Up (Original 1971 7" Single Version) 2:45


CD07

181 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons The Night 3:17

182 Skip Mahoney Janice (Don't Be So Blind to Love) (Original 1980 7" Single Version) 3:28

183 Sam Ward Sister Lee 2:09

184 Art Freeman Slippin' Around with You 2:54

185 Ronnie McNeir a) Sitting In My Class 3:10

185 Ronnie McNeir b) Isn't She a Pretty Girl 2:23

186 Tony & Tyrone Please Operator 2:47

187 Rita Dacosta Don't Bring Me Down 2:40

188 The Vibrating Vibrations Surprise Party for Baby 2:24

189 Jimmy Burns I Really Love You (Original 1965 7" Single Version) 2:29

190 Laura Lee To Win Your Heart 2:29

191 Donnie Elbert A Little Piece of Leather 2:41

192 Earl Van Dyke & the Motown Brass 6 by 6 2:20

193 Saxie Russell Psychedelic Soul, Pt. 1 2:47

194 Kenny Bernard What Love Brings 2:23

195 Brenda Holloway Think It's Over (Reconsider) (Original 1966 7" Single Version) 3:06

196 Jimmy Thomas The Beautiful Night 3:33

197 Wayne Gibson Under My Thumb 3:09

198 Anderson Brothers I Can See Him Loving You 2:41

199 Towanda Barnes You Don't Mean It 2:59

200 Dottie Cambridge Cry Your Eyes Out 2:30

201 James Lewis and the Case of Tyme Manifesto 3:22

202 George Carrow Angel Baby (Don't You Ever Leave Me) 3:06

203 Frankie & Johnny I'll Hold You 2:27

204 Shawn Robinson My Dear Heart 2:26

205 The Dramatics Inky Winky Wang Dang Doo 2:36

206 Alice Clark You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) 2:50

207 Jimmy 'Soul' Clark Sweet Darlin' 2:33

208 John E. Paul I Wanna Know 2:10

209 Gil Scott-Heron The Bottle 5:06

210 Eula Cooper Let Our Love Grow Higher 2:38


CD08

211 The Contours Just a Little Misunderstanding 2:41

212 Derek & Ray Interplay 3:01

213 Arin Domain Silent Treatment 2:58

214 The Flamingos The Boogaloo Party 2:32

215 Sam Fletcher I'd Think It Over Twice 2:31

216 Marlena Shaw Let's Wade in the Water 3:26

217 Leni Guess Just Ask Me 2:10

218 Lee Roye Tears (Nothing But Tears) 2:25

219 Melba Moore The Magic Touch 2:24

220 Little Ritchie Just Another Heartache 2:44

221 Rufus Lumley I'm Standing 2:25

222 Magnetics Lady In Green 2:07

223 The Cashmeres Show Stopper 2:05

224 The Milestones The Joker 2:49

225 Prince Philip Mitchell I'm So Happy 4:20

226 Tony Middleton Paris Blues 2:13

227 Ernest Moseley Stubborn Heart 2:24

228 Mr. Floods Party Compared to What 3:48

229 Al "Mr Soul" Scott What Happened to Yesterday 2:36

230 The Hesitations 230 I'm Not Built That Way 2:44

231 Billy Prophet What Can I Do 2:00

232 Little Joe Roman When You're Lonesome (Come on Home) 2:28

233 James Bounty Prove Yourself a Lady 2:00

234 Johnny Sayles I Can't Get Enough 2:27

235 Sam & Kitty I've Got Something Good 2:30

236 Bobby Sheen Something New to Do 2:31

237 Spiral Staircase More Today Than Yesterday 2:52

238 Soul Brothers Six I'll Be Loving You 2:16

239 The Originals Suspicion 3:04

240 The Fantastic Johnny C Don't Depend on Me 3:30


CD09

241 The Flirtations Stronger Than Her Love 2:48

242 The Natural Four I Thought You Were Mine 2:56

243 The Fi-Dels Try a Little Harder 2:45

244 Joe Tex Under Your Powerful Love 3:41

245 Skull Snaps I'm Your Pimp 4:03

246 Ila Vann Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 2:31

247 Carl Douglas Serving a Sentence of Life 2:23

248 Herb Ward Honest to Goodness 2:52

249 Johnny Wyatt This Thing Called Love 2:14

250 Doug Banks I Just Kept on Dancing 2:34

251 The Sapphires Slow Fizz 2:25

252 Terry Callier Look At Me Now 2:43

253 Jeanette Harper (Pick Me Up) Put Me In Your Pocket 2:31

254 Jason Knight Our Love Is Getting Stronger 2:11

255 Tony Hestor Down In the Dumps 2:12

256 Alfie Davidson Love Is a Serious Business 3:31

257 Jeanette Williams All of a Sudden 2:29

258 Jo Armstead I Feel an Urge Coming On 2:37

259 Joanne Courcey I Got the Power 2:44

260 Eddie & Ernie I Can't Do it 2:09

261 Betty Boo Say It Isn't So 2:57

262 Roscoe Shelton Running for My Life 2:29

263 Maurice Williams Being Without You 2:25

264 Spencer Wiggins Let's Talk It Over 2:24

265 The Nomads Somethin's Bad 2:33

266 Terrible Tom We Were Made for Each Other 2:22

267 James Carr That's What I Want to Know 1:55

268 Kelly Garrett Love's the Only Answer 2:23

269 The Parliaments Don't Be Sore at Me 2:26

270 Candi Staton Now You've Got the Upper Hand 1:52


CD10

271 Lada Edmund Jr. The Larue 2:43

272 Robby Lawson Burning Sensation 2:04

273 Collins & Collins At the Top of the Stairs 4:41

274 Reperata & the Delrons Panic 2:11

275 Benny Troy I Wanna Give You Tomorrow 5:13

276 Thelma Houston Baby Mine 2:37

277 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Breakout 3:11

278 The Shirelles Last Minute Miracle 2:54

279 Porgy & the Monarchs My Heart Cries for You 2:36

280 Daybreak I Need Love 3:40

281 Eddie Parker Love You Baby 2:50

282 Righteous Brothers Band Rat Race 2:21

283 Frankie Beverly & the Butlers Because of My Heart 2:41

284 Herb Johnson & the Impacts I'm So Glad 2:38

285 Jackie Lee Darkest Days 2:48

286 Helen Shapiro Stop and You Will Become Aware 2:36

287 The Shalimars Stop and Take a Look at Yourself 2:14

288 Louise Lewis Wee Oo I'll Let It Be You Babe 2:54

289 The Younghearts A Little Togetherness 2:56

290 The Steve Karmen Big Band feat. Jimmy Radcliffe Breakaway, Pt. 1 2:50

291 The Chandlers Your Love Makes Me Lonely 2:20

292 The Lollipops Loving Good Feeling 2:24

293 Linda Lyndell Bring Your Love Back to Me 2:06

294 The United Four She's Putting You On 2:05

295 Bobbie Smith Walk On Into My Heart 2:02

296 The Bob & Earl Band My Little Girl 2:49

297 August & Deneen We Go Together 2:51

298 Ben Aitkin 298 Satisfied 2:36

299 Larry Allen Can't We Talk It Over 2:17

300 The Montclairs Hung Up On Your Love 3:21


CD11

301 Jay Traynor Up and Over 2:55

302 Little Ann What Should I Do 2:10

303 Lee Andrews & the Hearts 303 I've Had It 2:15

304 Jay & the Techniques Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie 2:26

305 Tamala Lewis You Won't Say Nothing 2:23

306 Muriel Day Nine Times Out of Ten 3:13

307 The Adventurers Easy Baby 2:04

308 The Gems I'll Be There 2:21

309 Joey Heatherton When You Call Me Baby 2:17

310 Earl Grant Hide Nor Hair 2:36

311 Al Kent Orchestra You've Got to Pay the Price 3:00

312 Eddie Bishop Call Me 2:26

313 Johnny Jones and The King Casuals Purple Haze 3:19

314 The World Column So Is the Sun 2:48

315 Lillie Bryant 315 Meet Me Halfway 2:06

316 The Servicemen I Need a Helping Hand 2:10

317 The Embers Watch Out Girl 2:28

318 Dean Courtney Love You Just Can't Walk Away 2:31

319 The Cooperettes Shing-a-Ling 2:31

320 Gene Chandler I Can Take Care of Myself 2:38

321 Fred Hughes Baby Boy 2:51

322 The Mailbus Gee Baby (I Love You) 1:52

323 The Jades I'm Where It's At 2:30

324 The Inspirations No One Else Can Take Your Place 2:15

325 Clara Ward The Right Direction 2:28

326 Chapter Five You Can't Mean It 1:59

327 E. Rodney Jones R&B Time, Pt. 1 2:40

328 Johnny Moore Walk Like a Man 2:26

329 The Sweet Things I'm In a World of Trouble 2:32

330 Andrea Henry I Need You Like a Baby 2:13


CD12

331 The Artistics I'm Gonna Miss You 2:41

332 The Ivorys Please Stay 2:29

333 The Chaumonts I Need Your Love 1:54

334 Little Anthony & the Imperials Gonna Fix You Good (Every Time You're Bad) 2:31

335 The Ad Libs Nothing Worse Than Being Alone 2:39

336 Frances Nero Keep On Loving Me 2:35

337 Del-Larks Job Opening, Pt. 1 2:57

338 Jerry Cook I Hurt On the Other Side 2:43

339 Chuck Jackson These Chains of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) 2:25

340 Don Varner Tear Stained Face 2:27

341 The Valentines Breakaway 2:31

342 Leslie Uggams 342 Love Is a Good Foundation 2:37

343 The Triumphs Walkin' the Duck 2:08

344 George Kirby What Can I Do 2:51

345 Flame N King & the Bold Ones Ho Happy Day 2:54

346 Tommy Navarro I Cried My Life Away 2:48

347 Paul Kelly Chills and Fever 1:47

348 Tamiko Jones I'm Spellbound 2:36

349 Emanuel Laskey I'm a Peace Loving Man 2:33

350 Barbara Lewis I Remember the Feeling 2:31

351 Marke Jackson I'll Never Forget You 3:12

352 Ann Perry That's the Way He Is 2:18

353 The Platters Washed Ashore (On a Lonely Island in the Sea) 2:43

354 Ronnie & Robin Sidra's Theme 2:32

355 The Newbeats Run Baby Run 2:55

356 Kenny Smith Oh Lord, What's Happened to Your People 3:38

357 The Sons of Moses Soul Symphony 2:01

358 Little Hank Mister Bang Bang Man 2:38

359 Jimmy Fraser Of Hopes and Dreams and Tombstones 2:38

360 Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin From the Teacher to the Preacher 2:26


CD13

361 The Triumphs I'm Coming to Your Rescue 2:25

362 Danny Wagner & the Kindred Soul I Lost a True Love 2:09

363 Will Collins & Will Power Anything I Can Do 3:42

364 The Just Brothers Sliced Tomatoes 2:22

365 Bobby Paris Per-So-Nal-Ly 2:16

366 Youngblood Smith You Can Split 2:32

367 Jimmie Raye Philly Dog Around the World 2:34

368 Ray Pollard The Drifter 3:01

369 Jerry Butler Moody Woman 2:21

370 James Colt Black Power 2:22

371 The Furys I'm Satisfied with You 2:14

372 Reggie Garner Hot Line 2:16

373 Jock Mitchell Not a Chance In a Million 2:30

374 Howard Guyton I Watched You Slowly Slip Away 2:36

375 Millie Jackson A House for Sale 3:20

376 The Total Eclipse Six O'Clock 2:21

377 Eddie Holman Where I'm Not Wanted 2:41

378 Jackie Lee Do the Temptation Walk 2:33

379 Pat Lewis No One to Love 2:11

380 Betty Everett Getting Mighty Crowded 2:10

381 Sandy Wynns The Touch of Venus 2:37

382 The Showmen Our Love Will Grow 2:31

383 The High Keys Living a Lie 2:25

384 Velvet Hammer Happy 3:32

385 David & the Giants Ten Miles High 2:34

386 Homer Banks Hooked By Love 2:06

387 Joe Hicks Don't It Make You Feel Funky 2:13

388 Mamie Galore It Ain't Necessary 2:18

389 Jr. Walker & the All Stars Tune Up 3:04

390 Wynder K. Frog Green Door 2:28


CD14

391 Roger Hatcher Sweetest Girl in the World 2:12

392 Lorraine Chandler I Can't Change 2:24

393 The Masqueraders Do You Love Me Baby 2:08

394 The Charmaines Eternally 2:24

395 Vickie Baines Country Girl 2:15

396 Bobby Goldsboro Too Many People 2:28

397 Lou Edwards and Today's People Talkin' 'Bout Poor Folks Thinkin' 'Bout My Folks 3:12

398 The O'Jays I Dig Your Act 2:12

399 The Empires You're on Top Girl 2:21

400 Gene McDaniels Walk With a Winner 2:57

401 The People's Choice Savin' My Lovin' for You 3:01

402 Sheila Anthony Livin' in Love 3:51

403 Mickey Lee Lane Hey Sah-Lo-Ney 2:27

404 Gladys Knight & the Pips Just Walk in My Shoes 2:26

405 Carla Thomas I'll Never Stop Loving You 3:06

406 Edwin Starr I Have Faith in You 2:21

407 Butch Baker The Fat Man 2:45

408 Pookie Hudson This Gets to Me 3:44

409 Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band Condition Red 2:25

410 Maxine Brown It's Torture 2:44

411 James Barnett Keep on Talking 2:28

412 Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King Ready, Willing and Able 2:34

413 Robert Banks A Mighty Good Way 1:46

414 The Ambers Potion of Love 2:31

415 Carol Anderson Sad Girl 3:47

416 The Mylestones Sexy Lady 2:11

417 Joe Matthews Ain't Nothing You Can Do 2:46

418 Gene Toones What More Do You Want 2:29

419 Melvin Davis Find a Quiet Place 2:41

420 The Du-Ettes Every Beat of My Heart 2:45


CD15

421 Al Kent The Way You Been Acting Lately 2:43

422 The Imaginations 422 Strange Neighborhood 2:36

423 Johnny Maestro & the Crests I'm Steppin' Out of the Picture 2:18

424 The Javells feat. Nosmo King Goodbye (Nothing to Say) 2:45

425 The Supremes He's All I Got 2:44

426 Kiki Dee On a Magic Carpet Ride 2:46

427 Len Jewell Bettin' on Love 2:47

428 Phil Coulter A Good Thing Going 2:39

429 Cindy Scott I Love You, Baby 2:21

430 Gene Chandler Mr. Big Shot 2:11

431 The Cairos Stop Over Looking Me 2:33

432 Buster & Eddie Can't Be Still 2:42

433 Eddie Daye & the 4 Bars Guess Who Loves You 1:57

434 Patrice Holloway Love and Desire 2:26

435 Clifford Curry I Can't Get a Hold of Myself 2:04

436 Little Richard I Don't Want To Discuss It 2:17

437 The Debonairs Loving You Takes All of My Time 1:58

438 Marvin Gaye This Love Starved Heart of Mine (It's Killing Me) 2:40

439 Martha Reeves & the Vandellas One Way Out 2:34

440 Brice Coefield Ain't That Right 2:27

441 Bobby Sheen Dr. Love 2:21

442 Gary Lewis & the Playboys My Heart's Symphony 3:04

443 Burning Bush Keeps on Burning 2:50

444 The Ascots Another Day 2:30

445 Chuck Jackson Hand It Over 2:20

446 Bobby Patterson My Baby's Coming Back to Me 2:42

447 Bits 'N Pieces Keep on Running Away 2:48

448 Ron Holden I'll Forgive and Forget 2:20

449 Linda Jones I Just Can't Live My Life (Without You Babe) 2:29

450 The Jewels We Got Togetherness 2:37

451 Willie Hutch a) The Duck 2:58


CD16

451 Willie Hutch b) Love Runs Out 2:39

452 Ann Sexton You've Been Gone Too Long 2:15

453 Kim Weston Helpless 2:37

454 Bobby Kline Say Something Nice to Me 2:51

455 Don Gardner Cheatin' Kind 1:56

456 Rodger Collins You Sexy Sugar Plum (But I Like It) 2:02

457 The Commodores The Zoo (The Human Zoo) 3:19

458 The Human Beinz Nobody But Me 2:19

459 Jimmy Mack My World Is on Fire 2:29

460 The Velvelettes These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 2:26

461 Chubby Checker (At The) Discotheque 2:30

462 Johnny Hampton Not My Girl 2:00

463 Larry Houston Let's Spend Some Time Together 2:58

464 The Isley Brothers Tell Me It's Just a Rumor Baby 2:55

465 Maxine Brown One In a Million 2:57

466 Barbara Randolph I Got a Feeling 3:07

467 Madeleine Bell Picture Me Gone 2:48

468 P.P. Arnold Everything's Gonna Be Alright 3:15

469 Shirley Ellis Soul Time 2:39

470 Richard 'Popcorn' Wylie Rosemary What Happened 2:26

471 Joe Tex Show Me 2:54

472 Bunny Sigler Let the Good Times Roll & (Feel So Good) 2:58

473 The Sherrys Put Your Arms Around Me 3:05

474 Silhouettes Not Me Baby 2:18

475 The Marvelettes I'll Keep On Holding On 2:27

476 Al Williams I Am Nothing 2:07

477 Thelma Lindsey Prepared to Love You 2:19

478 Toni Basil Breakaway 2:17

479 Edwin Starr My Weakness Is You 2:21

480 The Velours I'm Gonna Change 2:58


CD17

481 The Tymes What Would I Do 2:21

482 Nancy Ames I Don't Want to Talk About It 2:05

483 Ray Merrell Tears of Joy 2:34

484 Tony Middleton To the Ends of the Earth 2:00

485 Eddie Parker I'm Gone 2:45

486 The Metros Since I Found My Baby 2:35

487 Bettye Swann Make Me Yours 3:12

488 Herb Ward Strange Change 2:30

489 Nabay Believe It or Not 2:45

490 The Tymes Here She Comes 2:18

491 Bobby Bland Shoes 2:45

492 Lester Tipton This Won't Change 2:30

493 The Steinways a) My Heart's Not In It Any More 2:29

493 The Steinways b) You've Been Leading Me On 2:47

494 George Blackwell Can't Lose My Head 2:38

495 The Spinners Sweet Thing 2:41

496 The Fuzz I'm So Glad 2:24

497 Tami Lynn I'm Gonna Run Away from You (Original 1965 Atlantic Records 7" Mono Single Version) 2:48

498 Floer Shoppe You've Come a Long Way Baby 2:33

499 The Olympics Baby Do the Philly Dog 2:17

500 Larry Santos You Got Me Where You Want Me 2:49

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19 comments:

  1. Absolutely awesome...many thanks for all the effort that has gone into this collection...some great memories all in one place now!!

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  2. BB is this the 2021 remaster?

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  3. OK, this is insane - thanks so much!

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  4. This is INCREDIBLE, Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You!

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  5. Hats off, thumbs up, kudos, bloody amazing! Thank you for an astounding effort, K! Fulls marks to you too for the K-tel re-imaginings, and the music genre best ofs! And well done, BB, for hosting K's work!

    BB, yours is one of the best blogs on the interweb, a required daily hit. My only reservation is the amount of work that must go into it. Make sure you get enough sleep, and Rock On!

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    1. Hi jwittkamp.
      Thank you . Appreciated.
      I usually have about 4 weeks of post ready in advance. Always time to party and listen to music.
      Cheers

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  6. This really is a remarkable collection...many thanks.

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    1. Thanks Bob Mac.
      It a lot to listen to in one go but it is all worth it if you do.
      Cheers.

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  7. Amazing collection. I was trying to collect some Northern Soul CDs to get to the 500 myself. Many thanks.
    I noticed some 39 files with quality lower than 320. 10 of those (nr. 15/16/19/34/58/67/214/237/252/314) I have on my CDs (Move On Up Vol. 1 & 2; Northern Soul Connoisseurs Vol.1; The Northern Soul Story Vol. 2, 3 & 4).
    If you want those I can upload these in whatever quality you like.

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    1. Hi Jazzy,
      Good to hear you like it.
      I am sure if K would like them, he will make contact here.
      Cheers.

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    2. HI Jazzy,
      K comments as follows.

      I listened to the tracks again listed by Jazzy and I can see why I chose them in the first place as opposed to other 320 rips I have of them. These particular tracks sound the very best of what I have in my collection, and I have several versions from different sources of each track.

      The reason I included these particular rips in the Top 500 is because the masters used are actually better sounding compared to a number of 320 rips, I have of them from other CD compilations and sources.

      Many tracks are so rare and hard to find and have never been released on CD. Original vinyl rips are the only way to get some of these records. In fact, many are so rare that a number of the official Northern Soul CDs you buy actually feature vinyl rips as the original master tapes are long gone and have disappeared in the midst of time. In some instances, the original 45 mixes can’t be found or licensed, so they are substituted with a later re-recording or a live version.

      I’d rather have a better sounding, crisp, clear rip even though it might not be 320 every time, rather than forcing a 320 rip from another source, just to say it’s 320, when it may not sound as good, wrong speed, muffled, lower volume or muddy sounding.
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      To my ears you really can’t decipher between 192 and 320 mp3s these days. I have many 192, 256 rips of tracks that actually sound better than 320s! It all depends on the source, as many official CDs are sourced from terrible quality ‘masters’, so you really have to wade through multiple versions of the same song in order to find the best sounding version.

      You start to realise when you’re comparing 20, 30, 40 versions of the same track to select the very best one, just how many are incorrect. Many are recorded at the wrong speeds, either too fast or too slow, mixed with an echo, clipped at the beginning or end, faded out too soon, muddy or mastered way too loud.

      I try to make my compilations as consistent as possible throughout with a similar ‘sound’ and mastered at the same levels, so as not to jump from very low to very loud in volume between tracks to make the whole listening experience much more enjoyable.

      I hope this explains my reasoning somewhat!

      K

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  8. What an incredible collection of music. I tip my hat to both yourself and K for putting in the time and effort to produce this. I am truly humbled and deeply impressed by your outstanding record collections.
    Cheers
    Andy

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    1. Thanks, Andymann,
      It is a wonderful set of tracks that everyone should have. A lot of work goes into these large comps to make them the best sounding and enjoyable experience. Glad you like them.
      Cheers.

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  9. Thanks 'K' for going through the whole 500 and updating them :)

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