Andy Smith's Northern Soul

Andy Smith's Northern Soul

by DJ Andy Smith


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Andy Smith's Northern Soul

Best known as the touring DJ with trip-hop pioneers Portishead, Andy Smith's previous compilation CDs proved him a mixologist of uncommon skill and taste, dexterous and batsh*t-crazy enough to weave Kate Bush,Ultramagnetic MC's and Three Dog Night into a seamless whole. With the self-explanatory Andy Smith's Northern Soul, he also proves himself a crate-digger par excellence -- born of his regular Northern sets at London's Jazz Café, this 26-cut mix bypasses traditional crowd-pleasers to plunge fully into the realm of vintage soul obscurities rarely, if ever, resurrected in the digital era. But Northern purists should also be forewarned that Smith mixes his tracks together in contemporary DJ style -- "I for one would buy a CD of a night at the Casino or the Twisted Wheel and would have marveled at the DJ's selections and announcements," he argues in his liner notes, and assuming the disc is indeed representative of a typical Jazz Café set, it's hard to argue with his logic. Highlights include Curtis Lee's "Is She in Your Town?," Bob & Earl's "My Little Girl" and the Charmels' "As Long as I've Got You."

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2005
Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC: 0029667516525
catalogNumber: 165
Rank: 116093

Album Credits

Performance Credits

DJ Andy Smith   Primary Artist
Dottie & Millie   Track Performer
O.C. Tolbert   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Jimmy Holiday   Composer
Dave Hamilton   Composer
Curtis Lee   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Ike Turner   Composer
Earl Jones   Composer
Vic Millrose   Composer
Earl Nelson   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Harold Thomas   Composer
Paul Vance   Composer
Lolly Vegas   Composer
J. Ford   Composer
Artie Kornfeld   Composer
Rodger Collins   Composer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes
Godoy Colbert   Composer
Walter Chaney   Composer
Bob Elgin   Composer
Raven Wildroot   Composer
Rony Darrell   Composer
Doug Smith   Animation,Picture
Sherlie Matthews   Composer
Anthony Bruno   Composer

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