2 Sided Love / 48 Hours A Week

Beltone : SA 1025

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  • Artist: Cassadons
  • A Side: 2 Sided Love
  • B Side: 48 Hours A Week
  • Label: Beltone
  • Format: 45s



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

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Johnny Finch & Charles Cornelius 1967 D.I.Y. vocal group Chicago project, with a gathering that would later morph into The Specials on Satch; those guys work from 1968 onwards so very appreciated by both Northern Soul and vocal-group collectors

With William Dodson & Drake McGilberry from Drake & The Ensolids on the flipside this really was a Chicago neighborhood affair.

"2 Sided Love" has for decades sat at the very edge of Northern Soul greatness, but only receiving sparse plays from the DJ owners over several decades. The same old story of not enough traction from enough DJs simultaneously playing it, held back it's dancefloor success, whilst at the same time the more attentive collectors noted its qualities, scooping up any copies that surfaced. Today it is a welcome reactivation, featuring strong on play lists and conversation on the subject matter of what could be the next meteoric 45 to crash the "value" barrier.

This meaty horn saturated dancer with off-beat trumpet squeals and joyous young-harmony vocals, has everything it takes to ignite an allnighter crowd.

flip it over for a deliciously primitive harmony ballad, again decorated by announcing trumpets, before the searing falsetto lead starts to reminisce about his first steps into adulthood. Rich but attractive naïve vocal support give up a primitive, basement recording that the serious about "under-the-street-lamp" style harmony warm to. At times delightfully off-key but dripping in authentic low-budget hopefulness.

Two great sides, hitting two different rare-soul genres, that have slept for a little longer than need be, obscurity holding it back..

Condition Report

Twio clean labels, glorious full gloss mint minus vinyl. A fabulous example.

A Side

  • Title: 2 Sided Love

    B Side

  • Title: 48 Hours A Week
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Chicago, Illinois