Derwin Woods

Is It Love / same:

Winjam : WJ 002

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  • Artist: Derwin Woods
  • A Side: Is It Love
  • B Side: same:
  • Label: Winjam
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



You are viewing one of the rarest 80's Soul dance 7" 45's ever made. A California D.I.Y. project from 1984, collaboration between James Carloss & Derwin Woods made on such a tight budget they didn't record a flipside, with the flip remaining blank.

But the a-side more than makes up for it being a "one-sider" ..

100% neighborhood dance Soul that from the first beat to the last moves along at an inviting mid-tempo pace, as Derwin questions whether it is love or not?

Drenched in quality, lifted another notch by the shrill girl-group chorus "Is This Love" later changing key to delivery sultry "oooohs" and sexy squeals. The blending is rather delicious, you will find yourself singing the chorus, as Derwin raises his game driving his voice to bigger and higher pitches. To be relieved by an extreme saxophone break of real presence.. rhythmic bongos see the session seamlessly through to it's climax.

Real classy early 80's dance groove... and as rare as Hell!

Condition Report

A flawless label, flipside white label is clean. The vinyl is a totally clean Mint minus, and as you can hear it plays perfect.

A Side

  • Title: Is It Love

    B Side

  • Title: same:
  • Year: 1984
  • City: Lynwood, California