Crystals featuring La La Brooks

I Got A Man / Are You trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby

United Artists : UA 994

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  • Artist: Crystals featuring La La Brooks
  • A Side: I Got A Man
  • B Side: Are You trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby
  • Label: United Artists
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



The brilliant Northern Soul girl-group dancer "Are You trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby" has always been held in high-regard, as you'd expect from a Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford, Joshie Jo Armstead composition also recorded by Candy and the Kisses but remained in in the vaults. This copy directed by the accomplished Trade Martin. Featuring a young Dolores "La La" Brooks and Dee Dee Kennibrew and team deliver classic style girl-group Northern Soul ""Are You trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby".

Strong bassline pulses and bongos form a platform for soaring, forever building girl group harmony steadily erupting into several full-on crescendos, split by an inventive motivational break of guitar and horns with Paul Tannen's vast experience shines through, as he adds depth with echoing voices filtering through. Really excellent Northern Soul dancer in the best traditions of the term. But today the attention is focused to the previously snoozing flipside "I Got A Man"

That man Charlie Calello summons up "Hit The Road Jack" rhythms crafting a moody 'n dark girl-group boast... all about her man "There Ain't Enough Hours In A Day - For Me To Love Him In A Proper" Bluesy guitar riffs, piano notes that spell out total "girl-satisfaction" demanding recognition after sleeping on the flip of the much more obvious "play" side for 4 decades or more.

for today's scene, increasingly driven by sulking mid-tempo delights with bollocks, "I Got A Man" is turning heads, prompting hopeful "want list" requests before the value blossoms on the back of its growing popularity and more DJ exposure, here's a b-side that is now emerging as a murky, mysterious delicacy of that moody R&B/Popcorn style that is so very envogue.

Two great tunes which ever side you drop the arm on...

Condition Report

Note two perfectly clean promo labels, but REVERSED. Full gloss vinyl, a few soft sleeve contact blemishes from the perfectly surround of it's birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: I Got A Man

    B Side

  • Title: Are You trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby
  • Year: February 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.