Billie Davis

Just Walk In My Shoes / Ev'ry Day

Piccadilly : 7N 35350

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  • Artist: Billie Davis
  • A Side: Just Walk In My Shoes
  • B Side: Ev'ry Day
  • Label: Piccadilly
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

Key: View

Description


Description

One of the most-elusive and best of all the 60's Motown cover versions recorded by Brit MOD girls of the 60's.

From the beginning this stylish south-west London Mod girl stood out from the rest, her beseeching vocal style, mesmeric beauty, along her cutting edge fashion sense, enhancing her natural stage presence. Carol Hedges won a talent competition at the age 17 which started her on a recording career of mostly R&B Soul. Guided by an associate of Joe Meek, producer Robert Stigwood who wet on the future "Cream" and "Bee Gees"

By her 2nd. record, a vivacious version of The Exciters "Tell Him" Billie broke into the top 10 of the British pop charts. He career looked set to fly, unfortunately a serious car crash, sparked newspaper rumours of an affair with a married man and her career went quiet. Decca terminated her contract, from then on her newly released records were largely ignored by radio stations. Starting a barren 5 years of no hits. Until she again hit the lower end of the charts with ""I Want You To Be My Baby" in 1968, another Northern Soul dancefloor pleaser..

In between her two spells with Decca Billie recorded some killer Soul duet with R&B exponent Keith Powell. Carol Hedges had soul/r&b running through her veins, you can hear it trembling in her emotional delivery. "Just Walk In My Shoes" is by far her most-wanted least seen 45. Brilliantly produced by blue-eyed soul-boys John Schroeder ad Alan Tew who whilst capturing the essence of Motown with the horn crammed, girl chorus decorated backing track, Billie's vocal ifts it up and away from jus another "copycat" version. Her vocal having an identity all of its own, delivery inspiring Brit-Northern Soul. Listen and be prepared to be impressed!

Do not pass-by the flipside, as the talented Billie writes her own stomping Hammond laden MOD shaker " Ev'ry Day" that seems to have been overlooked through the decades, even though the keyboard break and her pleading, reaching-out vocal is superlative MOD fuel.

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl, revealing some very soft sleeve storage surface hairline blemishes, both sides play clean. still housed in its birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Just Walk In My Shoes

    B Side

  • Title: Ev'ry Day
  • Year: 21st October 1966
  • City: United Kingdom

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