Blowing Up My Mind / You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( Unitl It’s Gone )

RCA: 47-9723 DJ

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  • Artist: Exciters
  • A Side: Blowing Up My Mind
  • B Side: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( Unitl It’s Gone )
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: 45s



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

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Herb Rooney leads his three ladies through their most potent Northern Soul offering. Which is saying something if you glance back over the previous 5 years, this group only gave up electric performances of pure dance.

Their biggest hit, Bert Russell Bern’s “Tell Him” placed them firmly into the headlights of the USA Soul/R&B fan.

Their prestigious move from Roulette to RCA should have elevated them to greater success. Although Rooney’s craft with the pen was immense they failed to emulate their success of 1964.

Excepting for the British passion for the fired-up Soul dancer. During the very early 70’s “Blowing Up My Mind” was a monster all nite club favourite. So much so, just like Roy Hamilton’s “Crackin’ Up Over You”; Select-A-Disc of Nottingham commissioned a limited press of the two current inter-tunes to service UK demand circa 1972. Fortunately for the serious Northern Soul collector these two reissues carried a different release numbers of 48-1035 and 48-1034 respectively.

Before you today of course is the original 1969 promo in stunning condition.

Spy the beautiful image, then unleash a tsunami of Soul Sister energy that Herb Rooney instilled into all his creations.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at its most vibrant...

Condition Report

Fine clean unblemished vinyl, spotless labels all housed in its birth-sleeve. A spectacular copy.

A Side

  • Title: Blowing Up My Mind

    B Side

  • Title: You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( Unitl It’s Gone )
  • Year: 1969
  • City: New York, N.Y.