Show Stopper / Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back

Hem : 1000

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  • Artist: Cashmeres
  • A Side: Show Stopper
  • B Side: Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back
  • Label: Hem
  • Format: 45s



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

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The definitive example of superior male vocal-group Northern Soul, an highly regarded timeless classic, that has been annoyingly rare now, since the early 70's.

In the beginning it was the gracefulness of those seamless males voices delicately woven into a constantly pulsating dance rhythm that seduced us all. Captivating the scene so much that the DJ's amazingly passed over the just as impressive, arguably more "Northern" "Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back" with its beckoning lead vocal again cradled by gliding harmony choruses.

Both sides produced by the gifted Freddie Perren who moved onto much bigger things with The Jackson Five, Gloria Gaynor etc etc. You can hear in his early work, a mastery of vocalisation and dance 60s rhythms.
So very superior male-group performances, is this session with Eddie Jefferson. It matters not a jot which side you drop the arm on. Trophy-piece Northern Soul hits you square in the face both times.

Two sides to die for! "Show Stopper" a timeless anthem that always pulls the crowd onto the floor. The more muscular, persuasive "Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back" a current choice spin for the NS DJs fortunate enough to own a copy.

Pure Northern Soul - twice over

Condition Report

Two clean labels, only tiny flaw is the flipside label has a soft graze just under the HEM logo, see images. Fine clean strong gloss on vinyl, some soft surface hairlines visible when angled in the light, as you hear, both sides play crisp and clean. Listen you'll be impressed..

A Side

  • Title: Show Stopper

    B Side

  • Title: Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Washington, D.C.