The Key To My Happines / Weeping Cup

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  • Artist: Charades
  • A Side: The Key To My Happines
  • B Side: Weeping Cup
  • Label: MGM
  • Format: 45s



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

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An unsung producer of some of the most potent 60's Northern Soul, Howard Fowles pushed The Ambers, The Charades, The Chantels, Billy Woods to the very edge of the Northern Soul potency. Especially whilst working with male vocal groups. As we witness a comparable explosive production with The Ambers - Potion Of Love - Surprising really as the name Howard Fowles has never arose in any conversation I've had on the Northern Soul circuit. The name of his often co-arranger Horace Ott certainly has. Pound for pound the most prolific of all the many New York studio creators of exceptional Northern Soul sessions.

In short:

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!! at it's outrageous BEST! When you're on the dancefloor and this is will most likely be the defining moment of your evening. Sounds like this, were the inspiration for droves of teenagers travelling 100's of miles a weekend for the chance to dance to these exceptionally powerful productions. It is also why those same teens are still doing it 50 years further down the line.

Listen to distilled vocal-group Northern Soul!! at its most-imposing!

Now listen google a fresh listen to The Ambers - Potion Of Love - and wonder why Howard Fowles isn't one of Northern Soul's often heralded heroes.

Just in case you missed my point - check out the flipside "Weeping Cup" you will not experience a more triumphant gathering of horns elevating male soul vocals to their very limits.

TWO TRULY GREAT SIDES - but it is time " Weeping Cup " received a few accolades also...don't you think?

Condition Report

Two full gloss vinyl surfaces, hardly a blemish, two clean promo labels no writing, stickers or stains. Still housed in its birth-sleeve, a fabulous copy.

A Side

  • Title: The Key To My Happines

    B Side

  • Title: Weeping Cup
  • Year: 10th July1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.