Brenda Holliday (Brenda Holloway)

Hurt A Little Everyday / Where Were You

Tamla Motown : TMG 581 DJ


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  • Artist: Brenda Holliday (Brenda Holloway)
  • A Side: Hurt A Little Everyday
  • B Side: Where Were You
  • Label: Tamla Motown
  • Format: 45s



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

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Motown's Los Angeles songbird at her most convincing. With her name spelled incorrectly.

"Hurt A Little Everyday" places her wholeheartedly into a realms of heartaches she is suffering on a daily basis. Brenda was Motown's greatest at depicted real-pain, so much more convincing than any female artist at Hitsville. No wishy-washy Diana "Remember Me" or the shambolic "Someday We'll Be Together". Brenda trauma is palpable, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, William Mickey Stevenson writings capture real pain; which Brenda unflinchingly delivers as she faces the reality her love affair is over. Without question one of Motown's most soulful ballads.

Flip it over ad you're treated to a killer Northern Soul dancer, that has perhaps lived in the shadows of her other NS classics. Singing school teachers Kay and Helen Lewis of the Los Angeles office, conjure up a finger-clicking mid-tempo dancer of real-quality. The resembling the consummate ease of a "Smokey" composition this beauty, remains Brenda's least known Northern Soul offering. Saturated in the potential to explode as the "Motown of The Moment Monster" at any time in the future. As the James Jamerson bass-guitar pumps out the dance pulses.

A gorgeous song... in its most gorgeous and rarest form.

Condition Report

Two totally clean promo labels, NOTE no handwritten correction to the misspelled artist credits are both clean, still in their original form. Full gloss vinyl, revealing a few soft hairline blemishes under light, still housed in birth-sleeve. A beautiful copy.

A Side

  • Title: Hurt A Little Everyday

    B Side

  • Title: Where Were You
  • Year: 4th November 1966
  • City: United Kingdom