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You Got Soul: Norman Jay's Favourite Singles
Yousif Nur , January 20th, 2016 10:42

After releasing his latest Good Times compilation last year, the DJ talks Yousif Nur through the early musical experiences that shaped his taste, from northern soul nights to crate-digging for 7"s, in picking his top 13 records


Harry J. & The Allstars ‎– 'Liquidator'
When I left school and hung out in the local youth club in 1969, this would have been another record – and I don't mean to be disingenuous – that 'Liquidator' was massive back when it was brand new. A song such as this wasn't in the charts or on the radio and in those days, there was a proliferation of record shops. There were loads of them. But with black records, especially reggae ones, they were not counted in the Gallup chart. A record such as 'Liquidator' was selling in the thousands and, had they been in those charts and NME written about them, a lot more of those records would have charted.