The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache

Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache

Before I start talking about today’s chosen song I have an admission to make -Northern Soul is a genre of music I’ve never been particularly keen on. I know it’s hugely popular and has had a particular renaissance in the last few years but I’ve found that I’ve had to wade through a massive amount of rubbish to find one decent tune. I know plenty of people who are huge fans but I’ve always been more excited by the rawer, and dare I say it more “black” sound of funk.

Despite that, I do still own records that would fit under the “Northern” tag and today’s selection is one such track. This song has been huge on the Northern scene for a long time and the intro is a killer which still sounds fantastic blaring out of a good sound system. It is a bit more on the funky edge of Northern Soul in comparison to something like “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” by The Tams or “At The Top Of The Stairs” by The Formations.

This will be one of the few times I’ll post a “Northern” tune so any fans out there crank this one up and backdrop your way around the living room!

Before I go, I just want to let you know about a guest radio show appearance I’ll be doing this weekend. I’ll be spinning some records on my good buddy Dr Kruger’s “House Call” show this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on London’s NTS Radio. You can access the show online by clicking this link http://ntslive.co.uk/

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