Bobby Hebb

You Want To Change Me / Dreamy

Philips : BF 1702


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  • Artist: Bobby Hebb
  • A Side: You Want To Change Me
  • B Side: Dreamy
  • Label: Philips
  • Format: 45s



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

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This awesome Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff masterpiece is so very frustrating, as the August 1968 styrene USA press offers notoriously flawed fidelity. Unless you are lucky enough to find a very early copy in the run the USA copies are invariably distorted, sometimes hissy to varying degrees.

On the other hand the September 1968 British press gives up total clarity on the incomparable Philip VINYL. Now listen to this classic, crystal clear, rich and beautiful as the lucidity of Bobby's voice in front of a full Richie Rome conducted orchestra floods your space.

What a stunner...Bobby Hebb in Philadelphia, under the eyes of a blossoming partnership just before they set up the “Gamble” label. 3 years later bursting onto the international scene with CBS distributing the Philadelphia International Records. In1968 Gamble & Huff came under the umbrella of John Madara and David White’s publishing arm “Double Diamond” the guys responsible for all those addictive Len Barry recordings. This recording also carries so much of that late 60’s Philly personality; ultimately becoming a stepping stone for Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff to branch out on their own, achieving legendary universal success.

A perennial Northern Soul favourite, that we’ve never tired of hearing. Presented here today, as the UK perfect sound mint minus VINYL press!

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss revealing some soft surface marks, with that warm, rich British vinyl giving up clean Excellent playback. The flipside plays vg+ with some soft background crackle in places.

A Side

  • Title: You Want To Change Me

    B Side

  • Title: Dreamy
  • Year: 6th September 1968
  • City: United Kingdom