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Member Since: 7/1/2004
Total Mixes: 48
Total Feedback: 22
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Other Mixes By softspot

Cassette | Blues - Classic Blues
Cassette | Blues - Classic Blues
Cassette | Blues - Classic Blues
Cassette | Blues - Classic Blues

Deep in the City, Deep in the Night

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Jim Gilstrap  House of Strangers  buy on itunes
William Bell  Happy  buy on itunes
Millie Jackson  Ask Me What You Want  buy on itunes
The Tymes  Ms. Grace  buy on itunes
The Elgins  Heaven Must Have Sent You  buy on itunes
Lou Courtney  Skate Now  buy on itunes
Maskman and The Agents  Yaw'll  buy on itunes
The Impressions  You Ought to Be in Heaven  buy on itunes
Deep Velvet  Hannah Mae  buy on itunes
Moments  Where Can I Find Her?  buy on itunes
The Four Tops  The Key  buy on itunes
Chubby Checker  (At The) Discotheque  buy on itunes
Brenton Wood  I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed Up  buy on itunes
Jackie Wilson  I Don't Want to Lose You  buy on itunes
Jimmy Hughes  It's a Good Thing  buy on itunes
Jerry Butler  Lost  buy on itunes
Little Anthony and The Imperials  Summer's Coming In  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Fred Hughes  You Can't Take It Away  buy on itunes
The Temptations  You're Not an Ordinary Girl  buy on itunes
The Ethics  Searching  buy on itunes
Otis Clay  Got to Find a Way  buy on itunes
Brother to Brother  In the Bottle  buy on itunes
The Escorts  All We Need is Another Chance  buy on itunes
Stevie Wonder  Nothing's Too Good for My Baby  buy on itunes
Lee Charles  I Never Want to Lose My Sweet Thing  buy on itunes
The Cheers  Mighty, Mighty Lover  buy on itunes
Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson  Lover's Holiday  buy on itunes
Jimmy Ruffin  World So Wide, Nowhere to Hide (From Your Love)  buy on itunes
Bill Coday  When You Find a Fool (Bump His Head)  buy on itunes
First Choice  Gonna Keep on Lovin' Him  buy on itunes
Tammi Terrell  I Can't Believe You Love Me  buy on itunes
The Profiles  If I Didn't Love You  buy on itunes
Cliff Nobles and Co.  Love Is Alright  buy on itunes
The Joe Jeffrey Group  My Pledge of Love  buy on itunes

Comment:

I'm officially obsessed with soul music. Lately, I've been making record store trips about twice a week, digging through the bins in hopes of spending a chunk of my paycheck on some danceable gems. In fact, I returned from the record store this evening, thinking I should make a mix tape. The funny thing is, nothing I purchased ended up on this one.

Record shopping is seriously starting to cut into more important things in my life. It's been way too long since I've picked up my guitar, tackled an art project or, hell, cleaned my apartment. Plus, my girlfriend's birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and I need to save some of this hard-earned cash on something special for her.

Some other northern soul fans have sent me messages asking if I would be interested in trading mixes. The answer is-maybe. I've never traded mixes before. It could be fun. I don't know. I'll think about it. In the meantime, though, I need to get moving on some of those important tasks that seem to be getting put on the back burner.

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sanstheory
Date: 3/30/2010
since reading nick hornby's juliet, naked, a big smile always spreads across my face when i see one of your northern soul mixes. the reasons are two-fold. 1) they feature some amazing music. 2) i always think of two of the book's characters, gav and barnesy. thanks for posting!
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softspot
Date: 3/31/2010
Thanks for the comment and the tip on the book! I've only read "High Fidelity" (naturally) and "Songbook," and although I enjoyed both ("High Fidelity" more so), I feel like I don't have a great understanding of Nick Hornby. I'll check out that one, though. Sounds right up my alley.
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sanstheory
Date: 4/1/2010
you're very welcome. but i do have to warn you--i think that the book is pretty good (not better than high fidelity), but its mention of northern soul takes place in a aging seaside town in england, and its followers are aging a bit as well. i'm not sure, i hope you won't be offended. i don't think nick hornby meant to offend anyone, but he does seem to be making fun a bit. i like that part because i think the characters are loveable, and i kinda wish i was there with them... :-)
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i_iq
Date: 4/3/2010
i would like to own this mix. GOOD STUFF!!!!!!
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SteveRaglin
Date: 4/10/2010
Congrats for doing your part to keep independent record stores alive! I've also spent many hours digging through bins, but admit it's been a while. I love soul, too, and can see you go deeper and include lesser-known cuts and artists. Nice work!

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