Don & Debbi

I Can Be Happy / Shut Out

Amos: AJB 142

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  • Artist: Don & Debbi
  • A Side: I Can Be Happy
  • B Side: Shut Out
  • Label: Amos
  • Format: 45s



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

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Dripping with SOUL!! a really elusive 45 for the Soul DJ dedicated to seldom heard or seen Northern Soul crossover.

On highly regarded label that has given the rare Soul collector/ DJ Sam Nesbit, Ebony Jam and this the rarest 45 of them all, by the mysterious Don & Debbie, playing verbal volleyball, as they exchange independence, defiance and self esteem.
As two strong vocal fight it out for the upper-hand of survival after a love-breakup.

Strings cradle a shrug the shoulders of Don's indifference. Whilst Debbi hits back with a mighty Sister voice, echoing she feels exactly the same. For me, this is one of the greatest Soul duets ever committee to 45 release.. urgent, insistent and utterly compelling; giving up an unparalleled display of earth shattering vocals.

Flip it over and the pairing underline their vocal prowess, with a Funkier dance tune in which Debbi comes to the fore. Flexing her mighty vocal across some telling lyrics..

Two strong sides, one hard disc to acquire... perfect for the DJ wanting to inject "punch" and "Real Soul" into the mainline of his set.

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl, two equally clean

A Side

  • Title: I Can Be Happy

    B Side

  • Title: Shut Out
  • Year: 1970
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal