Garfield Fleming

Don't Send Me Away (5:21) / You Got Dat Right

Becket : BKD 505 12"

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  • Artist: Garfield Fleming
  • A Side: Don't Send Me Away (5:21)
  • B Side: You Got Dat Right
  • Label: Becket
  • Format: 12" Single



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

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One of the best-loved of all the classic Northern Soul modern dance recordings. Tell who does not adore this 1981 slab of Soulful class?

The overwhelming experience of the 3:48 long 45 press, like everything in life that's extra special... food, drink, love? The 45 version also leaves you wanting for more, so very good, "please just play for a little longer" was always my response.

I think it's the desperately pleading tremor in Garfield's voice gliding over the simplistic keyboard rhythms, supported by a rich male-vocal-group harmony choruses. I've already played this 12" 3 times in a row already, it's a mood-changer of the highest quality. The strange contradiction that Garfeild's despair making the dancer feel uplifted is one of the powers of a good Soul recording.

So here is a chance to dine-out and satiate your hunger for the comprehensive "'Don't Send Me Away" the full-Monty the 5:21 version of pure joy.

Such a glorious 5 minutes and more... of proper 80's soulful dance.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only the mildest light surface hairlines , none of which affect play, housed in the original Becket card sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Don't Send Me Away (5:21)

    B Side

  • Title: You Got Dat Right
  • Year: 1981
  • City: Philadelphia, Pa