Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas

You Make Me Feel Like Someone / Take My Hand

Parlophone : R 5482 DJ

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  • Artist: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
  • A Side: You Make Me Feel Like Someone
  • B Side: Take My Hand
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: 45s



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

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A most wonder big production beater, a much respected song, later covered by the magnificent voices of Jerry Butler, Eloise Laws, Johnny Gilliam, P. J. Proby here’s the British original.

Presented here as a very and gorgeous rare red & white promo that will also catch the eye of Beatles associated collectors who have always had a soft-spot for Billy J. After Brian Epstein & John Lennon's input into the creation of the group.

This 1966 promo is so much more than a Fab Four collectors,piece. It is also a surprising fine slice of British-made Beat Ballad Heaven. A killer version that has sat under-the-radar of most. Listen, there is no denying the vocal-powers of Bill j. Kramer he has the most potent vocal. Easily on a par with Long John Baldry, Don Charles, Craig Douglas or anyone else you care to mention, perhaps P. J. Proby would jump to mind.. in fact P.J. did a version on his highly regarded "Enigma" album a year later.

This is the British original from the prolific pens of Irwin Levine and Judy Tree, seasoned masters of the Big City Sound and Billy J. does more than justice to it. With Nicky Welsh inspired perhaps by the Righteous Brothers building an almight production to match Billy's rich crooning.

This is a most-attractive Red & White Demo from a well-loved British teen-idol.. but most important of all it's a great song, that all Northern Soul and Mersey-collectors should want to own...

Listen and prepare to be amazed..

Condition Report

two flawless promo labels, both sides of the vinyl are immaculate, all housed in a Parlophone sleeve

A Side

  • Title: You Make Me Feel Like Someone

    B Side

  • Title: Take My Hand
  • Year: 1966
  • City: United Kingdom