4 Sensations with the Fabulous Moonlighters Band

Born Black / Only Love Up Ahead ( Don't Be Afraid)

Blue Eagle : BE 1010

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  • Artist: 4 Sensations with the Fabulous Moonlighters Band
  • A Side: Born Black
  • B Side: Only Love Up Ahead ( Don't Be Afraid)
  • Label: Blue Eagle
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Under-the-radar vocal group Northern Soul, backed up with sublime "Lowrider" excellence.

Another impressive collaboration by Robert Riley and Herbert William Gibbs (Moonlighters lead) crafting two top-drawer vocal group experiences. A project giving up a killer double dominated by slick vocal group styles, both ticking all the boxes including frustrating rarity.

We lead with funk infused "social conscience" narrative "Born Black" a Northern Soul dancer led by a beautifully frayed at the edges upfront vocal. This slick 4 man gathering from Indianapolis, accompanied by the renowned Fabulous Moonlighters, supporting with heavy duty horn backup, smoothed over by his teammate's slick harmony choruses adorning both recordings "Born Black" has yet to breakthrough into that inspiring NS underplayed genre, even though it is saturated in all the right qualities.

The first time I witnessed this fabulous indie label from 701 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis was of course, when we got a copy of "For Granted" circa 1984, but it was over two decades later when we encountered the "4 Sensations" with two equally impressive sides.

The reassuringly gorgeous "Lowrider" cruiser, a drool-worthy 1969 harmony sweet-soul perfection just like "I've Lost Again" this too is a sublime harmony ballad, making waves

Two contrasting but killer sides, today a very tough find in this superb condition!

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, full gloss Mint minus vinyl - a beauty!

A Side

  • Title: Born Black

    B Side

  • Title: Only Love Up Ahead ( Don't Be Afraid)
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Blue Eagle Records, 701 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202