Since we have a club night this friday and have invited top Northern soul DJ Andreas Dienel to join us behind the decs down in the basement at Östgöta Nation I am hereby announcing this week as Soultreats!´ Northern Soul week, and have found the perfect record to begin with.
Several labels released record by outfits named the Citations during the 60s and it is hard to tell if they are one and the same or different set-ups since since the members are, as of yet, unknown. This particular track was released on the small Ballad label in 1967 and pressed at the Southern Plastics record plant, leaving me to believe that the label itself, and perhaps the group as well, must have been based in the southern parts of the U.S.
From its opening drumroll to its pounding and repetetive chorus, this track is a perfect way to start off Northern Soul week, it seems like this was almost tailor-made for the U.K.´s rare soul scene since the song´s title soon became a Northern Soul catchphrase. Enjoy!
"(To Win The Race) Keep The Faith"