Friday Brown

32nd Love Affair / Born A Woman

Fontana: TF 736

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  • Artist: Friday Brown
  • A Side: 32nd Love Affair
  • B Side: Born A Woman
  • Label: Fontana
  • Format: 45s



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

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So very rarely comes to market, one that even the most avid British Northern Soul collector, most probably will not own.

From the magical year of 1966, this Mancunian lass started her recording career with Parlophone her first record sold nothing and this follow up on Fontana sold even less. Changing producers never saw a change in her single sales fortunes and after 8 x 45rpm release over 7 years, sadly this accomplished sing/songwriter released no more..Before you today is her best and extremely rare single..

Pure Northern Soul intro, leads into full kitchen-sink production includes a searing bank of strings, girl choir purring perfect Northern Soul response whilst cradling Friday's imposing vocal; as she discharges a defiant message to the ex-lover "It's My 32nd Love Affair". I just love the lyrics, her carefree attitude, and her spectacular vocal that rides high on this huge production..

For me this leaves other Brit contenders for No. 1 Northern Soul recording British Girl 45 in the dust. Step aside Paula Parfitt - your love is not so wonderful, Kiki Dee - That Magic Carpet has been in the air for far too long, time to land for Friday Brown to let lose with this much-rare and for me less "Pop" orientated.

British production it may be, but for me this is pure Northern Soul from a gal with one hell of a voice..

The flipside is another big production that showcases the strength of her voice even stronger..

Stick Helen Shapiro, Paula Parfitt, Kiki Dee etc. at the back of your DJ box, time for Friday Brown to have her long overdue day .. standout lyrics, killer vocal, huge production with pure Northern Soul moments..


Condition Report

two totally clean labels, 3 prong centre intact. Full gloss mint minus vinyl, housed in birth sleeve

A Side

  • Title: 32nd Love Affair

    B Side

  • Title: Born A Woman
  • Year: August 1966
  • City: United Kingdom