Garland Green

Girl I Love You / It Rained Forty Days And Nights - MANSHIP MINT

Revue : R-11001

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  • Artist: Garland Green
  • A Side: Girl I Love You
  • B Side: It Rained Forty Days And Nights - MANSHIP MINT
  • Label: Revue
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



MANSHIP MINT unplayed still housed in it's both sleeve.

Shelley Fisher's original song seamlessly elevated by two of the greatest 60's Soul technicians of the time; Mike Terry and Joshie Jo Armstead again collaborated on two standout NS recordings.

"Girl I Love You" epitomizes the change in direction some of the superior independent productions were taking towards the close of the 60's. Lush zipping strings, considerate cultured horns, rhythmic percussion laying down a foundation for an equally rich vocal to stroll through. A different soulfully cultured style of Rare-Soul-Dance, the British scene christened it "Northern Soul Crossover", championed by DJ's like Richard Searling at ground-breaking clubs like "Parkers" in Manchester. For me and many others this is the one of the finest, most captivating examples of that genre. So good, I've never tired of listening or dancing to it's warming glow of Soul over the decades.

Don't get me wrong I still adore the classic patterns of real deal Northern Soul, blasting-brass, trembling bass-guitar, stabbing away at each other, providing a persuasive platform to get onto the floor. All you have to do to enjoy that classic style, is to flip it over. "It Rained 40 Days And Nights" gives you all that dancefloor encouragement and more..

Not to mention that both sides are adorned by the unparalleled crooning of the great Garland Green, one of my favourite Soul voices of the last century..

This 45, musically has everything.. does it not? including and an eye-popping vision of unplayed perfectness..

Condition Report

MANSHIP MINT unplayed housed in birth sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Girl I Love You

    B Side

  • Title: It Rained Forty Days And Nights - MANSHIP MINT
  • Year: 1968
  • City: Chicago, il