Monday 3 June 2013
I posted this song during the first month of the blog when the "It's Friday . . . Let's Dance" was anything that was vaguely danceable before it became the thing it is today.
This is one of the tracks that sums up northern soul for me. If somebody asked me for examples of what the genre was, this would be one of the tracks that would pop into my head straight away and it is also something that would confuse those not familiar with Northern Soul as it doesn't fit the profile in so much that it is not obscure and it is the product of four Italian Americans from New Jersey. But these are the reasons why the tune is northern soul because just as soon as you think you know what constitutes a northern track something comes along which doesn't seem to fit the bill but is embraced by the scene.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons - The Night
Apparently my posting a 39 year old record on my blog is severely impacting on the wealth of either B Gordy or F Valli, as there has been a copy right infringement warning. I suggest that you find yourself a second hand copy of the single on Discogs or Ebay.