George Jackson

Tender Love / Rufus Come And Get Your Dog

Doro : 888

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  • Artist: George Jackson
  • A Side: Tender Love
  • B Side: Rufus Come And Get Your Dog
  • Label: Doro
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: VG+
  • Label Condition: E
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Off-The-Scale - Rarest Of The Rare - Popcorn/R&B/Northern Soul -

R&B Popcorn monster brandishing a meaty Funker on the flip.

a tiny D.I.Y. 1965 Memphis recording for this prolific writer who carved out himself legendary lyricist status with over 400 registered compositions to his name, mostly used by Southern Soul artists over a very impressive four decades.

Sir Shambling the world's leading authority on Southern Soul writes "But in a way his enviable and well-deserved reputation as a songster of genius, misses some of the point. He is a first rate singer as well, with a tenor voice of flexibility, and emotion. He’s not a flashy singer, but rather in the manner of slow-burn specialists like Paul Kelly, gets his message across subtly and with considerable depth"

All the above that John Ridley eloquently writes, is instantly evident on this addictive "Tender Love" recording. Simplistic but dangerously narcotic, mysterious and enslaving. Slowly burying itself deep into your mind, with laid lazy guitar rhythms leading George's beckoning vocal through a maze of remorse and palpable regret.

As a Popcorn R&B Northern Soul 45 this disc is perched in the very crown the Rarest Of The Rare tree. Moody and unforgettable, with ownership just a fading dream for most-of-us.

The original a-side, showcases George's confidence when he answers the unchallenged Prince of Memphis; Rufus Thomas you better "Come And Get Your Dog" - killer mid-60's Funk framing signature Memphis Horns at their most potent.

Two memorable sides - so way beyond rare!

Condition Report

Two clean, but has soft storage blemished Pink finish. Vinyl reveals multiple light surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays loud and clean.

A Side

  • Title: Tender Love

    B Side

  • Title: Rufus Come And Get Your Dog
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Memphis, Tenn