Barbara Cooper

What's One More Tear / The Playground

RCA : 47-9048 DJ

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  • Artist: Barbara Cooper
  • A Side: What's One More Tear
  • B Side: The Playground
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: 45s



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

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a flawless promo copy, still housed in sleeve, you could hardly dream of acquiring a finer copy, of this dancefloor igniter...

In the very best of Northern Soul girl vocal traditions, Nashville produced Barbara Cooper nonchalantly shrugs off another heartache, serving up an inspired NS dancer. Part created by her long term writing partner Frank Catana. Frank is certainly no stranger to the Northern Soul rhythms having worked with Larry Santos, Shirley Ellis, Peggy March, Dana Valery, Kiki Dee to name just a few. Frank was certainly very at home with the upbeat feelgood 60's girl dance groove.

There's no denying Barbara has a beautifully controlled voice, reminiscent of Petula Clark, Evie Sands, Jackie DeShannon and other blue-eyed songbirds with enough texture in their voice to sound soulful, those ladies who have continually pleasured our ears, just like those aforementioned, Barbara also hits the big notes with consummate ease.

The finger-clicking arrangement guided by accomplish guitarist Walter Raim, builds the session up, with peaks perfectly placed to accentuate those glorious Northern Soul moments of euphoria.

A fabulous tune, that started life at Cleethorpes Pier circa 1976 always triggering strong dancefloor reaction; but is enjoying a much more recent NS renaissance with theDJ in the north of England lifting this disc into a floor-filling must-have, much, much bigger than it ever was the first time round some 25 years earlier. And rightly so, such a strong tune served up by a delicious voice.. for lovers of the Northern Soul girl-sound they don't come much more pleasing.

An essential DJ box resident when you need to get them off their seats.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, housed in correct RCA company sleeve

A Side

  • Title: What's One More Tear

    B Side

  • Title: The Playground
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Nashville, Tennessee