Chuck Jackson

Take Off Your Make-Up / Talk A Little Less

ABC: 12024

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  • Artist: Chuck Jackson
  • A Side: Take Off Your Make-Up
  • B Side: Talk A Little Less
  • Label: ABC
  • Format: 45s



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

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Chuck’s rarest 45? It certainly feels like it, as this disc so rarely turns up for sale as a clean stock copy. If you want clean vinyl, which is crucial when buying 70’s 45’s.

The stock copy two top-drawer recordings delivered by the mightiest of all vocals; Brilliantly guided by Michael Omartian & Steve Barri two names synominous with joyous pre-disco recordings. Remember all those wonderful Four Tops ABC recordings they crafted.

Unfortunately unlike the Four Tops, Chuck’s 45 failed to hit in the USA. But has bubbled has away on the rare-soul European dance scene now for decades, gathering an underground appreciation along the way..

Let’s face Chuck could sing “Old MacDonald Had A Farm” and it would sound soulful. So when Detroiters, McKinley Jackson & James Reddick (so often providers for Lamont Dozier) you’d expect something rather special and that’s what we get.

5 extreme talents contributed to this standout tune, that’s has so much life in it to go further. Then of course there is the fabulous Soulful stroller on the flipside NOT isssued on the promo.

Two strong tunes, in near flawless condition, a tune crying out for a dancefloor resurgence...especially after Bri Goucher recently smashed open the airwaves with it on the Dean Anderson “TNT” radio show, expect demand to rise..

Noting that Lamont Dozier’s version made it onto 45 some “190” ABC releases later, ironically as a flip side, and not available on the commoner Promo press.

Killer tune however sings it...perched and ready to fly again.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only the lightest hairline blemishes under direct light.

A Side

  • Title: Take Off Your Make-Up

    B Side

  • Title: Talk A Little Less
  • Year: 1974
  • City: New York, NY