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Follow Me to the Popcorn

Various Artists

  • Label: Jazzman
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Genres: Jukebox RnB, Mod, Popcorn, Soul, Soul Jazz, Tittyshakers, Vocal Jazz
  • Format: 2 x LP
  • Catalogue number: JMANLP085

Availability: In stock


Slick, sultry and sublime vintage RnB infused with Soulful Moments & Jazzy Themes

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.

In recent years, collectors and DJs into vintage soul and R&B have been tuning into the Popcorn style - yet there still remains some confusion as to what exactly Popcorn means in musical terms. Not following established genre conventions, The Popcorn sound is hard to pin down - there are Soul, Blues, Ska, Pop, Jazz and Latin records which are all Popcorn – and all are represented here.

Whilst the sound has caught the attention of many forward thinking DJs, the origins and background of the Belgium Popcorn scene remain little documented. With sleeve notes from original Popcorn insider Gerd De Wilde and his contacts within the original Belgium Popcorn scene, this album looks to change that. Along with never previously published vintage flyers and photographs and combined with the 24 tracks of heady, intoxicating R&B, Blues, Soul and Jazz, 'Follow Me To The Popcorn' is almost certainly the fullest document yet of the important, influential and yet so often misunderstood Belgium Popcorn scene.

·         2LP gatefold

·         Liner notes based on our exclusive interviews with the original pioneering Belgium Popcorn DJs

·         Previously unpublished photos from Popcorn club nights from the early 70s

·         Flyer gallery of early Popcorn events

·         Only on Jazzman – all because WE DIG DEEPER!

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Follow Me to the Popcorn



01 Little Jimmy Ray - You Need To Fall In Love 02:30

02 Dolly Lyon - In The Palm Of Your Hand 02:36

03 A Plas Johnson - Downstairs 02:03

04 Sam Fletcher - I'd Think It Over 02:23

05 Lilian Vines - I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night 02:16

06 Haywood Henry - Buck-De-Hoodle 02:30

07 Page Boys - Barricuda 02:19

08 Shorty Long - Burnt Toast & Black Coffee 02:09

09 Johnny Guitar Watson - Wait A Minute Baby 02:08

10 JJ Jones - Harlem Nocturne 02:37

11 Al Brown & his Tunetoppers - Sweet Little Love 2:21

12 Barbara Simpson - Waiting for my Baby Baby 2:38

13 Harvey - Any Way You Wanta 02:45

14 Bellino - Boss Bossa Nova 02:23

15 Ki Ki Page - Big Boy 01:42

16 Linda Willoby - Big Boy You're Through 02:16

17 Bobby Hendricks - I Want That 02:23

18 Dinah Shore - Scene Of The Crime 02:34

19 Earl Grant - Fever 3:09

20 Gloria Grey - It's a Sweet World 2:03

21 George Barnes - Spooky 2:25

22 Dav Kipp - Yea! My Baby Loves Me 2:19

23 Dimples Jackson - Love Came Tumbling Down 2:12

24 Monty & the Cyclones - Summertime 2:40