Gloria & The T-Aira's

I'm Satisfied / Running Out Of Time

Betty: 1204


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  • Artist: Gloria & The T-Aira's
  • A Side: I'm Satisfied
  • B Side: Running Out Of Time
  • Label: Betty
  • Format: 45s



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

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Chicago plagiarizes Detroit!

Fabulous Northern Soul now firmly on the play-list of one Northern Soul's DJ starlets (Jordan Wilson), the scene's young guns, have picked up on a real-rarity that never smashed the all-niters the first time round. Sadly suffering from it's own elusiveness; here's an opportunity to embarrass the old-establishment, by giving this double slab of NS brilliance the level of air-time it should have received over 4 decades ago.

An invitation to other aspiring Northern Soul DJ giants seeking out classic style Northern Soul, those old Jocks unbelievably neglected, because they didn't dig hard enough to own a copy... dare I say being spoilt fir choice in the early 70's did allow the NS Jocks to rest on their laurels far to often. The dancers were deprived of its double brilliance, but sheer unavailability.

Motivated by Chicago's relentless quest to emulate "The Detroit Sound" comes this independent label double helping of quintessential girl-group Northern Soul. Today of course we know, that Windy City crusade often sparked a sound surpassing the Detroit's charismatic dancers, with stunning raw D.I.Y. recordings from the streets, often made by virtual unknowns.

Just like this example.

Jerry Mundo & Sunny Sawyer's 1967 venture into the record business was a serious well thought out process. Even making sure they designed one of the most beautiful and memorable labels of rare Soul you could ever wish to see. Enlisting a studio full of talented musicians on the only 3 recordings of this pair's work, I've ever heard.

They started the label with a Blue-eyed "Garage Mover" before moving on to this Motownesque girl-group dancer that screams the words "real-deal Northern" no matter which side you drop the needle on

Gloria and her girls attack a muscular saxophone saturated dance arrangement laid down by Mundo's studio band "The Hounds". Together the gathering whip up a whirlwind performance of perfect Northern Soul. Giving the serious collectors a real gem to consider on the rare occasions it comes to market.

To be fair, Wigan Casino did give this torrent of girl attitude, some spins but it got lost in the downpour of top-tunes that were entering the country during the mid-70s. Then for some inexplicable reason it got forgotten as the wealth of rare spins to pick from became overwhelming; with the 45rpm floodgates from Los Angeles and Kings Lynn wide open.. it was a case of armfuls of new exciting tunes every week. With no other DJ's outside the Wigan Casino presumably owning a copy, this record became another victim of "real-rarity" hindering it's progress as a predicted sure-fire smash.

Never mind, at least it prevented it ever being bootlegged and today provides us with a B-side that very few dancers or collectors have ever heard played out..

Two killer girl-tunes, that will surely have their day, now Jordan is on the case.. especially now there are growing hoards of young enthusiastic Northern Soul DJ's just gagging for the chance to reminds the DJ establishment...of the real rarities they somehow neglected "back in the day".

Condition Report

two clean labels, some forgivable soft storage rub at the very perimeter. very carries strong gloss revealing soft storage hairlines when angled in the light. Both sides play crisp and clean, listen to the double soundfile lifted directly from this disc.

A Side

  • Title: I'm Satisfied

    B Side

  • Title: Running Out Of Time
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Chicago, Illinois 60636