October 25, 2023

Episode 202: The story of Norther Soul

In a series, Beat by beat, on the history of music genres, this episode is dedicated to the cultural sensation that is Northern Soul.

From the popular dance halls of the north of England in The Wigan Casino and the Spinning Wheel club in Manchester to its influence on music in The 21st century.

Northern Soul is not just a music genre, it also represents a thriving community of music and dance enthusiasts that brought obscure American music to the masses.

Listen along to find out about this musical phenomenum that started in the north of The UK and spread throughout the world, without most of us even knowing it.


Welcome to another episode of “Beat the Beat” the podcast where we delve into the fascinating world of music history. I’m your host, [Your Name], and today, we have a special journey planned for you as we explore the unique and enduring phenomenon known as Northern Soul. Over the next 15 minutes, we’ll chart the beginnings and the popularity of Northern Soul and see where it stands in today’s music landscape.

Recap & Takeaways

In this episode we will see how this subculture, Northern Soul, born out of a love for obscure American soul music, has left an indelible mark on music history. Its impact can still be felt today, from the dance floors of underground clubs to the inspiration it provides to contemporary artists.

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