Clydie King

Soft And Gentle Ways / He Always Comes Back To Me

Imperial : 66172


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  • Artist: Clydie King
  • A Side: Soft And Gentle Ways
  • B Side: He Always Comes Back To Me
  • Label: Imperial
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Not quite a MANSHIP MINT but as close as it gets.. for this highly desirable "BLACK" stocker.

The Page Boys, Billy & Gene once again deliver spectacular girl vocal Northern Soul from California.
It matters not which side you chose to drop the stylus on first. Both sides give up ravishing girly NS, as the L.A. songbird and former "Raelette" flexes her mesmeric voice. Clydie is today recognized as one of the most talented girl backing singers in the business. But the Rare Soul collectors are enamoured with all her work she did as a solo artist, with every 45 she released being held in high regard. This is the 3rd. of her highly coveted Imperial releases; this time working under the guidance of Gebne & Billy Page with Marshall Leib at the helm.

Both sides are potent big production Northern Soul beauties, as "Motown" influenced Los Angeles wanted a piece of the "Girl Sound" phenomena of Detroit. Sadly for her, all 3 of Clydie's superior 45's on Imperial failed to score in the USA and again it was left to the Northern Soul scene to bring them alive.. and present them to a very appreciative British audience.

So now click the soundfile and prepare yourself for two slick full orchestra productions of note. The side we lead with lead with the captivating "Soft And Gentle Ways" a string filled production with full girl group choruses, creating an absorbing Soulful abyss you'll have on repeat play. Then listen to the equally spellbinding flipside "He Always Comes Back To Me" again encapsulates everything we seek in a Sister Northern Soul experience.

Clydie King a Soul princess with the voice of an Angel.

Flip it over and the "My Love Grows Deeper" the more "Motown" uninfluenced side of the two was surprisingly relegated to the flip.. as the finished product of "Missing My Baby" impressed so much.. as so often happened in the 60's what we now consider "perfect" Northern Soul languishes on the flipside.

Here is a top value 45, offering not one but two treasures of our scene, from a lady with the voice of an Angel.

Condition Report

A flawless copy - archive condition!

A Side

  • Title: Soft And Gentle Ways

    B Side

  • Title: He Always Comes Back To Me
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal