Chuck Bridges

Don't You Make Me Cry / I Love Her - I Need Her

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  • Artist: Chuck Bridges
  • A Side: Don't You Make Me Cry
  • B Side: I Love Her - I Need Her
  • Label: Scoop
  • Format: 45s



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

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Why this talented Californian Soul Man with the sizzling vocal only recorded a couple of 45's and a highly regarded album is a mystery to me. He wrote his own music, he processed a scintillating voice, I'm sure there's a story why this talent never progressed to great things.

This his first 45 of two, is just proper Northern Soul from the "Bay" brilliantly arranged by Jack Cortes; writer, producer who had already plied his trade with Bay Area Soul star Bobby Freeman. Taking all his earlier experience into injecting high-energy into this relentless release of impassioned Soul. Chuck's tortured, beseeching wailings woven into a thumping pacey pulses, with ever more muscular moody horns enriching the arrangement. The blending of his personal pain, with the empathizing brass is so convincing.. this is top-drawing real-deal Northern Soul at it most persuasive.

Then there's the flipside "I Love Her - Need Her" again is a thumping slab of Northern, clearly showcasing Chuck's raw-to-the-bone vocal style...bridged by a searing sax display that demands more that one listen.

another neglected Northern Soul rarity, saturated in huge potential.

Condition Report

Two bright crisp yellow labels, 10c stamping on the a-side (see image) Beautiful unblemished mint minus vinyl

A Side

  • Title: Don't You Make Me Cry

    B Side

  • Title: I Love Her - I Need Her
  • Year: 1967
  • City: San Francisco, Cal