Delilah Moore

It Takes Love / Wrapped Up Tight

Middle Earth: 001

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  • Artist: Delilah Moore
  • A Side: It Takes Love
  • B Side: Wrapped Up Tight
  • Label: Middle Earth
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



"Bright Lights" took a long time coming to Delilah Kennebruew, after her stint with The Triumphs on OKeh, her wonderful Loma 45 that still remains very elusive. Then a dormant period.

It all changed when she got wed, changing her name to Moore, then this Los Angeles songbird came into the view of Northern Soul collectors and DJ's once again with two worthy 45s on Money label, 3 years later her last 45 being her best and ironically by far her rarest.

Every 45 Delilah had an input in, came under the Northern Soul spotlight at some time or other. "It Takes Love" her last attempt at breaking through before evaporating into the L.A. scene.

Before you today is the authentic J. C. mastered self promoted D.I.Y. dancer written, arranged and produced by Delilah herself, a private press of immense quality that has kept it at the top of the most-sought after tree, almost 50 years. Remaining constantly rare and out of reach. Gracing all the exclusive turntables of Europe and a Soul Essence theme tune for much of the last century. Beautifully constructed with full horn backing, catchy piano pulses and a full blooded girl-group choruses, subtly partitioned by jazzy guitar breaks, what a turn to bow out with.

Do not over looked her readjusting of her 1972 first 45 for Money, "Wrapped Up Tight " a stunning downtempo stepper saturated in class, underling her effortless style of soul. Two, oh so very soulful tunes on one very rare disc!

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, full gloss vinyl, just a few soft fine surface hairlines revealed when angled in the light. Plays flawless - listen!

A Side

  • Title: It Takes Love

    B Side

  • Title: Wrapped Up Tight
  • Year: 1975
  • City: 12055 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, California tel 213769 9393