One of the few down sides of
being a Soul Fan is that you have to buy many records blind.
As a result of this, the
Northern Soul scene undoubtedly has the most knowledgeable
music fans in the world. Every aspect of the 45 is examined for
First clue is usually
the record label, say Ric Tic - usually high quality, and
out of Detroit - buy it!
lesser known labels check out the artist(s) - if it's The
Precisions on Drew - buy it!
a look at the song writing credits too - if it's Bridges,
Knight and Eaton - buy it!
What about the Arranger? - one of the
best in the business was Andrew
'Mike' Terry - buy it!
for Production, step up Mr Don Davis a genius and a stalwart
of the Detroit music scene - buy it!
the Music Publisher can get the once over - Myto Music - buy
not forgetting the matrix number in the run out groove...ZTSC
and all that.
simple really, biggest problem is usually the price!
Notes thanks to David Meikle.