1-2-3-4 : The Snare of Northern Soul

The 1-2-3-4 snare, a musical style developed by Motown - where the snare plays on every beat in the bar, rejected the subtlety of swing and jazz. Direct and unequivocal, it demanded to be heard, reflecting the deeper political aspiration of soul music. Like this driving beat - Afro-Americans were no longer prepared to silent, they were going to be seen and heard.

Dr Martin Luther King's tragically gave his 'I've Been to the Mountain Top' speech the day before his assassination on April 4th, 1968. Like all Dr King's speeches, it is profoundly moving. Mixing it with Patti Joe’s ‘Make me Believe’ is but a tiny tribute to one of the 20th Century most powerful orators.

Patti Joe - Martin - Make Me Believe (Craig Jamieson Remix)
Thelma Houston - Baby Mine
The Impressions - You've Been Cheating
Edwin Starr - I Want My Baby Back
Dee Dee Sharp  - What Kind of Lady
The Spellbinders - Help Me (Get Myself Back Together)
Jackie Wilson - I've Lost You
Marvin Smith - Have More Time
Martha Reeves & Vandellas - One Way Out
Frankie Beverley & the Butlers - If That's What You Wanted
World Column - So Is The Sun
Della Reese - Compared To What
The Cooperettes - Shingaling
The Shakers - One Wonderful Moment
Alexander Patton - A Little Lovin' Sometime
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything Is Alright)
Loleatta Holloway - The World Don't Owe You Nothing
Jimmy Moore - Church Street Sally