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


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.


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!
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.
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... :-)
Date: 4/3/2010
i would like to own this mix. GOOD STUFF!!!!!!
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!