Nolan Porter ('NF Porter') is one of those legendary names on the Northern Soul scene. He made some fantastically atmospheric tracks which have been ritually played at allnighters for years - but very little is known of the man himself. After making classic albums in the early 1970s he become disheartened by the cut throat nature of the music industry and quit it altogether.
Fortunately, a friend made him aware of the Northern Soul scene in the UK and the abiding popularity of his records. He was persuaded to come over here to play. It was during one visit to the UK that Nolan met up with Stone Foundation and there was an immediate spark between the two. They decided to embarked on a joint tour and subsequently began recording together.
This film documents Nolan's original recording career and his loss of faith in the music industry. It shows the mutual respect he develops with Stone Foundation - where it becomes apparent that he is as appreciative of their music as they are of his. During the course of their recording sessions we witness the heartwarming restoration of Nolan's self belief in his own music and discovery of new meaning and beauty in the music he made more than 30 years ago.
Absolute stand out moments in the film are the recordings of Fe Fi Fo Fum and more particularly Crazy Love. This is a moment of pure soul and reason enough on it's own to make sure you catch this documentary.
Keep On Keepin’ On'; A Short Film About Soul, continues to be screened at a selection of independent cinemas this year:
Darlington Film Club, The Forum – Darlington – August 19th
Hoults Yard – Newcastle – September 21st
The Globe – Cardiff – November 2nd
Fe Fi Fo Fum is on 7" vinyl and I tunes, Crazy Love is expected to be on the new Stone Foundations new album.
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