Alexander Patten

A Lil Lovin' Sometimes / No More Dreams

Capitol : 5677

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  • Artist: Alexander Patten
  • A Side: A Lil Lovin' Sometimes
  • B Side: No More Dreams
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: 45s



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

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Authentic original press in magnificent near Manship-Mint condition.

50 years ago, when my fledgling ears, were offered this leviathan of Northern Soul in 1969 at the counter of a record shop in Leicester; with the £10 sales pitch "This 45 has been to the Twisted Wheel and back".
I had only asked if they have any Soul 45's. Then they played me this growling bombardment of dance-soul. It was so far outside my comprehension of Soul music, I turned it down, and purchased some things I was familiar with.

What a mistake, my ears had yet to grow up and understand the real-deal Northern Soul Sound. Some weeks later I heard "Alexander" at Nottingham's "Brit Club". Wow what a difference the insider experience was, when you witness a dancing frenzy take place in front of my naive eyes.

On the Monday I was back to Belvoir Street, Leicester with what was then my life-savings... you guessed it.. it was sold weeks ago. Record-regret haunted me for years, because it took me an age to eventually get a USA press of it, only to find out it was a counterfeit. It was a tough learning curve for this record collecting "pup" in the early 70's.

Today, I still relive the "Brit" experience every time I hear this timeless classic is dropped... drums, bass guitar then that triumphant "True Love" take to the air. Insistent girls, brazen brass and a rumbling vocal that sweeps you onto your feet..

An all time GREAT!!

Not forgetting the almost as imposing flipside another snarling slab of Northern Soul ... two killer tunes in heart-stopping condition.

Condition Report

stunning mint minus / mint minus throughout. Darn difficult to acquire at this level of perfectness.

A Side

  • Title: A Lil Lovin' Sometimes

    B Side

  • Title: No More Dreams
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal