iPod Shuffle - Keep On Keepin On
Keep On Keeping On - "Nolan NF Porter" - Play this track here.
This is one of my favourite tracks, although I must admit I have only recently started to appreciate the Northern Soul tracks of my local 70's 'terroir'. I have liked this one for decades. as it was one that Joy Division were asked to record by RCA back in 1978. The central riff they appropriated for some later compositions, notably Interzone.
This is a great uplifting track about not letting life get you down. A great track when you are low.
Nolan Porter or NF Porter has been covered quite a lot and many 70's soul compilations contain his 7" cuts. However, there is little info about him seeming to be found on the web. If you know more, please leave a comment.
The Wigan Casino was a nightclub in Wigan, Lancashire, England. Operating between 1973 and 1981, it was known as a primary venue for northern soul music. It carried forward the legacy created by clubs such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester and the Golden Torch in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. It remains one of the most famous clubs in Northern England.
This England, a TV documentary about the venue, was filmed in 1977 during a famous 'All Nighter'. Dancers were fuelled by Lucozade and speed. In 1978, the American music magazine Billboard voted Wigan Casino "The Best Disco in the World", ahead of New York City's Studio 54.
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