Charles Farren

You've Changed My Whole Life Around / A Girl Like You

Hawk: 200


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  • Artist: Charles Farren
  • A Side: You've Changed My Whole Life Around
  • B Side: A Girl Like You
  • Label: Hawk
  • Format: 45s



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

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Bob Lee's neighborhood label has provided the Northern Soul collector with some seriously rare teasers to chase over the years. His penchant for the strong production is underlined by this snarling statement from a reformed man, Charles Farren as had his life turned around, and although his growling delivery does sound very joyous, he has found a woman's love, so good, he's stopped "Playing Around"..

The signature Chicago male vocal presence, had the bar set high by Johnny Sayles, Syl Johnson etc. who's gnarled growls became part of the Northern Soul all niter fabric. Charles Farren on the street-level session matches any snarling vocal you care to mention, this propelled by honkin' horns make for a truly imposing dancer..that is slowly but surely making an impact on the scene, after snoozing as an occasionally played choice to pepper up a DJ set.

Today this Chicago statement has disappeared from view a few years back and is now neatly perched for huge comeback. There is certainly no need to air inferior Northern Soul dancer whilst Chicago Soul-Salvos of this calibre wait in the wings..

Check out this potent onslaught of Northern Soul that would ignite such places as the trailblazing "Grumpy Soul" events in pandamonium..

REAL DEAL NORTHERN SOUL that lovers of the Johnny Sayles style may not be able to resist!

Condition Report

Two flawless yellow labels, no fade, writing, or tears. Vinyl is very close to Mint minus, strong light reveal a few sleeve contact blemishes that do not affect plays. Visually EX+ plays Mint minus

A Side

  • Title: You've Changed My Whole Life Around

    B Side

  • Title: A Girl Like You
  • Year: 1967
  • City: chicago, il