Al Hughes

Take It Or Leave It / Stop And Think

Scope : S-03027

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  • Artist: Al Hughes
  • A Side: Take It Or Leave It
  • B Side: Stop And Think
  • Label: Scope
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Don't let the most gorgeous label ever, fool you...A total Detroit wrecking-ball of devastating Northern Soul is about to hit you between the eyes.

The first 45 on this tiny Detroit label who only achieved 5 releases, all of which are highly collectable, with this example the only one with the elaborate designed that stands out in a crowded world of label-art. But this rare disc is so much more than just a pretty face, it is an out of control Northern Soul juggernaut, about to crash straight through your living room.

Brutal drumming instantly captures your attentions, that eye widening intro explodes even further as a searing girl group jumps into action. A shockingly potent, real-deal classic style Northern Soul is about to disarm you. As Al Hughes’s roaring vocal starts its defiant assault. It's all there, nothing but nothing is held in reserve, full power, foot to the floor and the brakes are broken!

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL from the Motor City

A snarling “Take It Or Leave It” is the message, no room for compromise as the barrage of brass ensures there’s no time to think, pause, reconsider or negotiate...just “Take It Or Leave It”

Condition Report

Two beautifully clean labels, not a blemish to spoiled that stunning vista, vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage surface hairlines and plays perfect

A Side

  • Title: Take It Or Leave It

    B Side

  • Title: Stop And Think
  • Year: 1966
  • City: 2635 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Mich. 48208