Love Of a Girl / Do This For Me

Vardan : 201

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  • Artist: Emotions
  • A Side: Love Of a Girl
  • B Side: Do This For Me
  • Label: Vardan
  • Format: 45s



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

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Northern California harmony trio who changed their identity from The Emotions, Lovers, Pacesetters, in a matter of just a few years. Whilst they retained their super-polished, soul harmony group style throughout.

The thumping flipside "Do This For Me" was later issued on Philips 40353 a year later, is totally magnificent Northern Soul a typically powerful Arthur Wright blaring horn propelled dancer. A slow start then explosive drumming takes them into "Impressions" mode, impressively matching all those signature vocal-peaks Curtis Mayfield and team were so admired for. Killer Northern Soul indeed, that if Gate Records of San Francisco & nationally distributed by Philips hadn't chosen to reissue it, "Do This.." would surely have outstripped the high values of their "Frantic" 45.

The prize on this disc though, is not the Northern Soul dancer (as good as it is) but the scrumptious harmony stroller "Love Of A Girl" that never appeared on 45 again, just this colourful 1965 Vandan label. An anagram of the first 3 letters of each name of label owner and producer Arvey Andrews.

Swirling strings, considerate percussion, the delicate plucking of the violin, the razor-sharp strings cutting the air. The three boys McHenry Otis, Danny Sanders and James Gregory rise up with the most-gloriously silky "Lowrider" experience. Flawless, soaring male group harmony, glide through Arvey Andrews master-crafted string dominated landscape.

Utterly Sublime!

Condition Report

Two Clean labels, full gloss unblemished vinyl, both sides play perfect.

A Side

  • Title: Love Of a Girl

    B Side

  • Title: Do This For Me
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Sacremento, California