If this playlist teaches us anything it is that any genre can be tailored to the season of goodwill. In Northern Soul’s case there is little change in the swing and momentum of its signature sound, with the devilish grooves playing along expected line but focusing on themes of a yuletide persuasion. This is best exemplified by Artie Fullilove and Lee Rogers as they turn in especially shimmering efforts while bedecked in all manner of decorative Christmas ornamentation. For Northern Soul enthusiasts it’s a chance to experience the best of both worlds over the holidays as their favourite artists turn their attention to the 12 days while losing none of their incendiary music making capabilities. A prime example is Betty Lloyd and her ‘Six Days Till Xmas’ which sounds every inch a classic with her beautiful voice complimented by a cacophony of strings, brass and periodically tinkled xylophone. How could a Christmas song as magical as this ever be forgotten?
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