Bessie Banks

Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come / Try To Leave Me If You Can

Quality : QA 593

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  • Artist: Bessie Banks
  • A Side: Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come
  • B Side: Try To Leave Me If You Can
  • Label: Quality
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



The elusive stock copy - with the two awesome sides!

We have spoken of the "lost" talent of this New York Diva before, a lady who could easily have become a household name, a Soul Queen right up there with the greatest ever. Unfortunately the music industry breaks never quite fell in the right direction for this vocally gifted Songbird.

Here she is with her most-valued Northern Soul contribution, just like "Go Now", it's another New York session of the highest order over 10 years down the line. None of her Soulful prowess diminished in that time of only a few record releases. But this sultry 1976 dance session was well worth the wait. A Detroit / New York collaboration between two prolific writer / producers Herman Kelly and Clyde Otis. Bessie glides through this haunting composition drenched in strings and tricky guitar plucking with the occasional flurry of vibes and lofty horns.

WHAT A TUNE soaked in atmospheric intention to move your mood... which you can't help but respond to.

But hidden on the flipside of this rare stock copy is an equally impressive journey into real-deal 70's Diva Soul. Yes! one of the greatest female ballads ever performed, another validation that the USA was deprived of an exceptional talent when British Decca had the temerity to let 4 boys from Birmingham perform a weak version of the brilliant "Go Now" stealing Bessie's thunder and completely changing her destiny!

Go now Moody Blues let's hear you perform "Try To Leave Me If You Can" ...if you dare!

Two awesome recordings, that so far nobody has been brave enough to plagiarise...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, the play-crisp vinyl reveals a few light surface marks, none of which react with the stylus. Listen to the double sound-file lifted from this disc and prepare to fall in love wuith Bessie like I have...

A Side

  • Title: Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come

    B Side

  • Title: Try To Leave Me If You Can
  • Year: 1976
  • City: New York. N.Y.