Introducing Deptford Northern Soul Club Records, in association with [PIAS]. A modern reissue label, enabling Northern Soul lovers, young and old, to experience the music as it was meant to be heard.
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“After scouring record shops, markets and the internet for the best music for our sets we became increasingly frustrated at the cost and poor quality of the records that we wanted to play out. Whilst being happy to use digital alternatives in their place, good quality WAVs for some of the more obscure tracks became near impossible to find. So from day one we began to make a list of all the tracks we played out that were unobtainable on vinyl and those we could only have dreamt of playing that it seemed were lost to time. This list became the bedrock for Deptford Northern Soul Club Records, and with the help of Northern fans up and down the UK it grew to the point where we began searching for the rights and the highest quality audio to reissue. We are so excited to begin sharing releases soon. KTF!” Will and Lewis, 2019


DNSCR032 - The Salem Travelers – Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death/Tell It Like It Is

Two tracks from Chicago’s mighty Salem Travelers from their brief time on the Chess subsidiary Checker in 1968

‘Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death’ is slightly slower with a Motown-styled backbeat behind a fist-pumping anthem that reels in its churchy roots and some great vocal interplay, a message song filled with emotion
The B-side, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ goes for around £45 on seven, its follow up, an previously unheralded classic from the same year

Both tracks are a unique funky take on gospel

‘Tell It Like It Is’ is filled with wah wah guitar chops and some excellent lead breaks that spice up the conga-adorned upbeat; a heady song grasping for the truth

Two fantastic tunes from a transient ever-changing group who, in the 1960s and 1970s, were known for soulful harmonies, glass-shattering lead singing.

Typical of their repertoire of songs that provided social commentary on the troubles of the world from the war in Vietnam, drugs, violence, prejudice, civil rights and child delinquency.