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21st century modernist & sixties underground music culture

Amidst the dreariness of north England, white working class youth reinvented their lives at Northern Soul all-nighters, dancing to forgotten black American soul singles from the 1960s. Down South, as Mods metamorphosed into skinheads, this cult focused more on Caribbean sounds - ska, rocksteady and reggae. They jerked to these itchy Jamaican rhythms in youth clubs from Catford to Croydon, Dagenham to Deptford.

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Comment by new untouchables on February 9, 2008 at 11:24
So true, clothes were loose and baggy for ease of movement I presume? Levine went on to boyband svengalisms and I think there are plenty of other Northern Soul experts that have probably more valid and interesting points of view?
Comment by #g on February 5, 2008 at 20:32
Classy dancing, top tunes, shame about the clothes. I've never liked Levine though!

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