- Artist: Barbara Randolph
- A Side: I Got a Feeling
- B Side: You Got Me Hurtin' All Over
- Label: Tamla Motown
- Format: 45s
Barbra Randolph a formidable singer/actress attached to the "Los Angeles office" Sister vocalist who was once part of The Platters line-up, in fact Buck Ram produced her first solo single in 1964. Her reputation as a superior "voice" gained Motown's serious consideration as the ideal replacement for Florence Ballard in The Supremes. But allegedly Diana was against that idea, Barbara's stunning beauty and film star potential (she played the gorgeous "Dorothy" in "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" perhaps gonna shine to bright. A Detroit gal who ended up, under the guidance of Hal Davis, one of L.A.'s most gifted producers.
Hal's song choice was a magnificent Holland-Dozier-Holland stomper first recorded by the Four Tops as a flipside. The sister remake, released in 1967, was canned 6 months after the 4 tops. A killer tune, a remake of a truly great Motown dance session, that surprisingly failed to make an impact in the USA; lack of radio plays and 1/2 hearted Motown promotional support, it failed; but without hesitation it became an instant favourite with the British MODS, a top Twisted Wheel play, that has remained a perennial please-play-request at every NS / Motown oldies night ever since. Triggering multiple reissues, and a counterfeit USA DJ replica, to keep up with collector demands ever since.
Before you today is a spectacular 3rd of November 1967 UK demo in unblemished Mint minus condition. One of only two 45's this gifted songbird released under the Motown banner.
This variation, the UK green & white Demo, the rarest and most-wanted, and certainly the most stunning of all its incarnations.
Whilst bathing your eyes of this stunning label's gorgeousness and angling the vinyl you see if you can even find a blemish, DO NOT OVERLOOK the flipside - "You Got Me Hurtin' All Over " an exquisite Motown mid-tempo builder oozing passion, and power! If you swoon in the presence of "You're Gonna Love My Baby" this side will also knock you sideways, as Barbara flexes her muscular voice...
Click now and unleash classic Tamla Motown, that has caused congestion on British dancefloors for over 50 years. Then flip it to hear a passed over Motown masterpiece from the pen of Hal Davis & Kent Harris's sister "Dimples".
Condition ReportTwo flawless labels, vinyl you can see your face in, a beautifully gorgeous mint minus throughout.
- Title: I Got a Feeling
- Title: You Got Me Hurtin' All Over
- Year: 3rd November 1967
- City: United Kingdom