Cleveland Robinson

Love Is a Trap / A Loaf Of Bread

Nosnibor : 1002

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  • Artist: Cleveland Robinson
  • A Side: Love Is a Trap
  • B Side: A Loaf Of Bread
  • Label: Nosnibor
  • Format: 45s



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

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The prolific Cleveland Robinson with his most-loved Northern Soul & Popcorn offering.

Soul singer, producer, arranger, lyricist, promoter, label owner, designer and an artist extraordinaire with fully 13 or maybe more 45's to his credit pressed on his own thriving one-man music-machine enterprise "Nosnibor" (Robinson written backwards).

Get ready for a masterclass in Sou crooning as Cleveland gives up a cocktail of booming of Soul, Latin & Jazz prsented so eloquently by a velvety bellowing voice. His vocal presence, has the power to send shivers down your back, whilst warming your insides into a comforting glow; as Mr. Robinson the pitfalls of love, poetry woven into a fabulous honkin' horn arrangement. Starting with a fanfare of Latin trumpets soaring skyward. It is the starting pistol for a magical carpet of sound, for his muscular voice to cozy upon. Ear-piercing girl group choruses, an inventive arrangement with a "rattlesnake" rattle sound-effect punctuating the booming backing. Cleveland's consummate vocal meandering through Beast-Ballad-Heaven, a Northern Soul stroller with few equals and a timeless Belgium Popcorn anthem.. this song has pleasured both sides North Sea.

The flipside should not be overlooked either, another great Northern Soul outing? Another Popcorn / Northern Soul hybrid, that instantly hooks into your senses..

One of the true towering crooners to ever cut a Soul 45's, a name to mention in the same breath as Ray Pollard, Lou Rawls, Jimmy Ricks, Lenny Welch, Jerry Jackson etc...

Top tune we just don't hear enough of..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, both vinyl retains good gloss, there are a few light surface marks, but as you can hear, none affect play.. plas Ex + visually Ex

A Side

  • Title: Love Is a Trap

    B Side

  • Title: A Loaf Of Bread
  • Year: 1963
  • City: Cleveland, Ohio