Our 300th addition this, and what more fitting than to add the track that started it all?
Ten years ago, almost exactly, I bought a CD called "It´s Okeh Up North", I had been intrigued by this thing called Northern Soul for some time, and when I flicked through generic indie-pop releases of the day one CD saying "A collection of 24 classic Northern Soul monsters from the vaults of OKEH" suddenly appeared. Fast forward to my room at mom & dad´s and the CD was promptly played. Anticipation galore.
Although the music that boomed out of my speakers was enough for me to understand that this was something I had to investigate further, it was when track
# 15 on the CD, this track, suddenly jumped out of the stereo I really got hooked. I must have played track 15 at least twenty times in a row before I eventually switched the stereo off and laid down on my bed, exhausted. Since then I have heard lots and lots of soul music, but rarely have they touched me as this one. The first cut is the deepest as they say. Whether this is the first or the 100th time you hear this song, I sincerly hope that you will feel the same goosebumps I did ten years ago. Here is to another three hundred, keep on keeping on and enjoy!