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Kenny Smith

Lord, What's Happening To Your People

General American
Mint - / M - / Mint

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The beauty of the Northern Soul original does not get more charismatic than this Blackpool Mecca anthem, as the seldom seen “label-art” stock copy.

At the time of it’s airings at The Mecca by the serial vinyl-adventurer Colin Curtis; a DJ who didn’t give a hoot about the initial dancefloor opinion. The Mecca crowd initially didn’t quite know what to make of the meandering intro, with a one finger piano accompaniment… a far cry from the Tomangoes start..

Colin, as always stuck with this diverse play…that quickly changed up a gear with a bass guitar break, squealing girls and Kenny Smith gravel-coated vocal scything through a production that just gets stronger and more inventive by the minute…

Take a bow Mr. Curtis, in 1975 your foresight and taste was way ahead of it’s time, validated by this song escalating to the turntables of Cleethorpes Pier, Wigan Casino, Peterborough Wirrina, Yate, St. Ives… in fact every Northern Soul club of the 70’s with a DJ lucky enough to own a copy, would take pause on that iconic intro, then mesmerized, slowly melt into that kaleidoscope of Soul.

I adore every moment of this groundbreaking tune, with only Lou Edwards - “Talkin’ Bout Poor Folks” getting anywhere close to it’s uniqueness…

Here is, it’s by far rarest garb and what a garb it is, ready to illuminate even the most precious collection of Northern Soul..

An eye-popper triggering euphoric recall of the days when DJ’s of the magnitude of Colin Curtis influenced the scene when no style of Soul was not investigated and played if Colin Curtis thought it appropriate by his ear….

This copy is utterly flawless btw.. the silly Rare Stock copy in heart-stopping condition!  

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Vinyl Condition

Mint - / M - / Mint
Still Sealed
Mint/Unplayed/Brand New
Very Small Sign of Play
Excellent. Small Marks Not Audible
Scratches, Marks and Audible Wear
Sticker Mark
Label Tear
Does Not Affect Play
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Writing on Label
Demo Copy
Edge Warp
Storage Dish
Sleave Wear
Picture Sleeve
English Release

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