Philadelphia's finest collaborate in Los Angeles to craft haunting girl-group Northern Soul, drenched in addictive individualism and beseeching vocals.
Billy Jackson & Ugene Dozier again flex their dynamism with telling lyrics woven into a perfect mid-paced dance arrangement.
This 45 was slow to emerge onto the Northern Soul scene when the first known copy only surfaced as Ian Levine started to sell parts of his huge collection off circa 1980. This record entered the Northern Soul circuit, alerting all collectors and DJ's of it's spectacular Northern Soul qualities. The search was on!
It then took several years more, for a couple of more copies to be unearthed; bolstering it's turntable presence, and it's status as a "Rarest Of The Rare" was then set in stone.
Today this 45, still sends shivers down my spine. Just like in did in Levine's steaming hot attic, Andy Cox my portable record player DJ. As it was a label you just could not pass by. In that cramped attic with wall to wall 45's giving off that familiar pulse-racing aroma of old-sleeves and dusty vinyl. The low-fi sound sent me bolt upright rushing straight to the player to see what it was. A gorgeous label, emitting a most stunning slab of Northern Soul; I couldn't wait to get it home and play it full-blast on a proper system..
Today nearly 40 years later, it has again sparked that same euphoric adrenaline rush, a standout Northern Soul "unknown" always triggered.
in 2018 it's a 45 that few DJ's can boast of owning, but when you do hear it.. my last time was a few years ago in the wondrous confines of Ben Hall, Rugby where I could experience what it may have been like if Ian Levine had launched it at the Blackpool Mecca in 1973 .. it sounded awesome in Rugby's authentic atmosphere.
A set-welding record, a seldom heard 45 all the seasoned NS DJ's should have in their box...
Label has light age "browning" and light rub but is totally clear of significant flaws like tears, stickers, writing or water damage. The gloss finish eye-catching label design, still catches your imagination with creative 60's label art with it's "rocket" and "Saturn" images set onto a high quality gloss finish paper with the red logo and text adorning a rich blue labelscape. An unforgettable "Rarest Of The Rare" design.<br />
Vinyl is used, carring light surface hairlines revealed when angled in the light, check out the double soundfile lifted directly off this highly elusive disc.