To the British 60's 45 collector, there are few more beautiful vistas than a red & white promo still snoozing inside it's birth-sleeve. Looking at the company sleeve, and te unblemished labels, you just know the condition of gthe vinyl is gonna be clean.
Or occasionally, as in this case, much better than clean, in fact impeccable.
Before you today is a New York crafted smash hit, that did very little sales upon it's muted release in Great Britain in 1961.
Another in a long line of Bert Berns 60's masterpieces, this time Bert guided a 5 man Virginia group to success. A group tat would later employ the services of a young singer Major Harris. This was pre-Harris and by far their greatest cart success reaching #12 in 1961.
A record that bridges the genres an early Soul/Doo Wop recording that passed through to wider Pop success of the back of catchy lyrics, kettle drum rumbles and a baritone decorating the harmony, an addictive song indeed. This was another testament to skill of Bert Berns who mastered the Brill Building sound better than any other. He would revisit this song with the great Garnett Mimms.
For lovers of truly standout 60s recordings, this is it's rarest form, in by far it finest condition. A collectable for both SOUL, Rock and Roll & Pop hit aficionados.
Not a hint of a blemish anywhere, condition is as good as it gets, throughout the whole record. You could acquire a better copy. Near perfection await the new owner,