Calvin Turner & Bad News

I've Got To Have My Back / After All

Lulu: 200

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  • Artist: Calvin Turner & Bad News
  • A Side: I've Got To Have My Back
  • B Side: After All
  • Label: Lulu
  • Format: 45s



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

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This record has just stopped me in my tracks, I'm dropping everything to fully absorb its off-the-scale imploring need, tumbling from the speakers. .

In recent times, only a very few artists like Herman Hitson or McArthur have left me in mesmeric state of spellbinding Soul appreciation.

The combination of label owner and producer Jerry Herman skilled understated arrangement, allowing Calvin Turner's persuasive voice, to convey desperate hopelessness and pain, is the greatest slab of unadulterated street-level-Soul I've been able to immerse myself in, in quite some time.

Stop everything, plug the headphones in, click the soundfile and share this man's brokenhearted melody... listen and weep, this is beyond Deep Soul realism, it is actually an opportunity to escape from your own troubles no matter what they may be. Into this guys palpable pain.

Not overlooking the fact, that the flipside " After All " is top-drawer, highly sought-after Northern Soul Crossover that seldom turns up for sale... a big ticket item in its own right. Jerry Herman's working association with the Turner Brothers and his LULU adventure has now matured, gone are the inferior mastering and recording results. The team are nailing street-level Soul to the master of D.I.Y. excellence..

Killer 45 which ever side you drop the arm on, with "I've Got To Have My Back" quite simply my favourite tune of 2020 so far...

Condition Report

Two clean yellow labels, mint minus play perfect vinyl... a beauty!

A Side

  • Title: I've Got To Have My Back

    B Side

  • Title: After All
  • Year: 1974
  • City: Indianapolis, Indiana