Bonnie Blanchard & Andy Aaron and the Mean Machine

You're The Only One / Right On Time

C.R.S: 00002

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  • Artist: Bonnie Blanchard & Andy Aaron and the Mean Machine
  • A Side: You're The Only One
  • B Side: Right On Time
  • Label: C.R.S
  • Format: 45s



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

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Young Bonnie performs open-heart surgery on your senses... street level soul-sister hurt at its most beseeching.

Served up by an independent Philadelphia label who first two releases were fantastic Northern Soul offerings, but did little for Curtis Staten's cash flow. His C.R.S. label releasing only 5 45's in the late 60's then reviving the label in the early 70's to try again to break into the Philly record market. As the "Sound Of Philadelphia" became the byword for quality Soul recordings worldwide.

Unfortunately to enter, even the local charts proved very difficult, by the mid-70s Curtis's recording enterprise had, like so many before it, ceased to make 45's.

But not before he left the European soul enthusiast with plenty of releases to chase down and collect, this Bonnie Blanchard disc being the jewel in his 15 45 only, release catalogue.

Today, Bonnie's pleading young girl response to meeting up with her former love, so convincing, her painful memories are rightly considered one of the finest Sister Crossover Northern Soul dance grooves of them all. Standing right up there, along side Ty Karim, Ella Woods, Patti Stokes, Betty Wilson etc. as a surefire crowd-pleaser that will draw emotional dance from all who hear it. Played and respected at the more discerning Soul clubs, where punters travel far and wide to hear this cutting-edge style of despairing Sister-Soul strollers, this session skillfully decorated with a sympathetic saxophone interlude...


Funk enthusiasts will appreciate Andy Aaron's muscular horn propelled flipside... proper no-frills Philly Funk.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft surface blemishes when angled in the light, listen

A Side

  • Title: You're The Only One

    B Side

  • Title: Right On Time
  • Year: 1968
  • City: CRS Studios Inc., 108 West Sedgwick Street, Philadelphia, pa 19119