VA - Follow Me to the Popcorn: The Untold History of the Belgium Popcorn Scene
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, front cover | 57:25 min | 205 MB
Label: Jazzman Records – JMANCD085 | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016
Soul, R&B, Jazz, Oldies
Originating in Belgium at the tail end of the 1960s and into the 70s, Popcorn was a music and dance scene with an emphasis on often obscure black American records of the then recent past. Drawing immediate parallels with the UK's Northern Soul scene from approximately the same time, young people would flock from all corners of Belgium to cram into a converted farmhouse barn to dance to these exotic sounds. But whilst Northern favoured an often uptempo, stomping 60s soul sound, popcorn focused almost entirely on slower, moodier numbers.