Dave Armstrong

No Sign Of Love / This Thing

R&B : 69821

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  • Artist: Dave Armstrong
  • A Side: No Sign Of Love
  • B Side: This Thing
  • Label: R&B
  • Format: 45s



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

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Deep Soul fansd, here's a 45 that never surfaces for sale.

A seriously rare Texas Deep Soul ballad, using the same backing track as Vernon Garrett’s version on the same label. According to the world's Southern and Deep Soul exper John Ridley, this horn-laden journey into through loneliness really ought to be wider-known, but John points to its off-the-scale rarity hampering, even a CD release on any Deep Soul dedicated compilations, so people can hear it. So this listinng will be for most their first hearing of this 1969 small town, Texas session. .

For this solitary 45 release, "Armstrong does a competent job bemoaning his fate, but the real kick comes from the horns, especially the trumpets and the background work by the trombone. The bluesy tinge to the chord changes and the guitar only add to the pleasure of this one, which may have been cut around 1969 if the label number is any guide. The label says Hungerford, Texas but Cliff Parman’s name on the disc suggests it was cut elsewhere – Nashville? I don’t know of any other discs by Armstrong" the investigative thoughts of John Ridley of Sir Shambling deep soul website.

Rare in the extreme, we don't expect to see another anytime vsoon..

Condition Report

two clean labels, strong gloss vinyl reveals only soft sleeve storage hairlines.

A Side

  • Title: No Sign Of Love

    B Side

  • Title: This Thing
  • Year: 1969
  • City: PO Box 44, Hungerford, Texas 77488