Alberta Weeks

Mirrow On The Wall / Forget Me Not

Youngstown : 204

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  • Artist: Alberta Weeks
  • A Side: Mirrow On The Wall
  • B Side: Forget Me Not
  • Label: Youngstown
  • Format: 45s

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Condition

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

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Description

Soul girl fans, this is not only one of the rarest in that much admired genre - it is also one of the best!

Chips Moman's highly coveted Memphis imprint again gives up a top-quality Northern Soul essential, that I've not heard since those heady evenings at the Greatstone in Manchester; when open-fire Northern Soul on a cold winters night was not the only thing bringing warmth to your night-out. Any chills were soon blown away by the imaginative DJ sets of Steve Zelenyj. Always a man with something new to turn your head around, to peak inside that uniquely snug DJ booth by these irresistible sounds of Soul. .

The beautiful tones of this little known Memphis songbird are richly supported by Chips Moman's studio gathering, chirping girl-group choruses decorate her questioning voice, as she charmingly swerves through exciting key changes of this mesmeric Northern Soul mid-tempo. Alberta's only recording for this iconic label. It is surprising this easy flowing vocal-talent never turns on any other Memphis recordings. As the flipside is every note as good..

"Forget Me Not" is another young-girl mid-tempo Northern Soul jewel, I think Steve would often play both sides, which ever took his fancy; with the same results. It soon became a "Greatstone" favourite of a sadly missed club that always pushed the NS envelope.

Alberta is here and waiting for an aspiring DJ to break through those boundaries of the plain obvious, and deliver some rare quality. Perhaps giving their favorite club the unique character and style "The Greatstone" built their reputation on.. sounds like this, that few other DJ's had possession of.

Two beauties from this little known artist on a label with a huge reputation and following.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, bright strong unfaded yellow logo. Good gloss vinyl reveals light surface blemishes none of which react with the stylus.

A Side

  • Title: Mirrow On The Wall

    B Side

  • Title: Forget Me Not
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Memphis, Tenn

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