Film, almost by definition, adds gloss and glamour to anything but that can’t be said of the excellent movie Northern Soul and its portrayal of the 1970s. The gritty, documentary style of Elaine Constantine’s celluloid (or digital presumably) labour of love took me right back – you can almost smell the toilets in the youth club. Anyway, it’s an excuse to post a song I wrote (Got a) Northern Soul which namechecks some of the greatest songs. The spoken word bits in the song are from the Granada TV documentary strand This England’s programme on the Wigan casino – another really interesting watch.
This song is copyright © 2011 Jim Pollard.