Bottom & Co.

Gonna Find A True Love / You're My Life

Motown : M 1291F


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  • Artist: Bottom & Co.
  • A Side: Gonna Find A True Love
  • B Side: You're My Life
  • Label: Motown
  • Format: 45s



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

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A Manship auction listing that caused a fight to the death, the last time we listed it. Everybody it seems wants to own a copy of Motown's greatest early 70's Northern Soul dancefloor offering. So very soulful it moves me every time I experience its pleading narrative, makes me tingle with soulful delight.

From the same team that crafted Rueben Howell's "You Can't Stop A Man In Love" the magic of Muscle Shoals goes under the Motown banner.

This is the original version of the song the Patterson Twins also made into a NS dancefloor triumph, but most consider the talented duo trio of Terry Woodford, Clayton Ivy along with arranger extraordinaire Mike Lewis do an unparalleled job of bringing all the intricacies together. Right from the pattering Bongo intro until that searing vocal glides in on a wave of horns & strings. Those escalating "Lewis" signature strings are fractured by stabbing horns as Jesse Boyce's scorching vocal soars on the crest of this superior arrangement. A sound I can never ever tire of hearing... utterly devastating 70's brilliance

If the a-side wasn't so exceptional, the flipside "You're My Life" (The side Motown chose as the A-side) would by itself be considered a 70's soulful dance giant

Two marvelous tunes on one disc, only available as the STOCK copy. Promo has "You're My Life" stereo / mono on each side.

This is a record everybody should own.. and listen to at least one a week... just makes me feel good to know this "lost art" of making undeniably superior Soul music, is at my fingertips whenever I need an uplift.

Condition Report

two clean labels, strong gloss vinyl showing only a few soft hairlines

A Side

  • Title: Gonna Find A True Love

    B Side

  • Title: You're My Life
  • Year: February 1974
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal