Henri Murray

Joy And Pain / You And Me

Waterside : ALE-21-100

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  • Artist: Henri Murray
  • A Side: Joy And Pain
  • B Side: You And Me
  • Label: Waterside
  • Format: 45s



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

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We all know what happens to Soul Sam exclusives when the Godfather of Rare Soul drops it into one of those jaw-dropping "rarities" sets he seems to perform on a weekly basis. I do know this 45 is currently one of his treasures he is using. With less than a handful of copies known, this Barnfather-blast is bristling with glaring potential, for a huge ticket.

Before you today is a beyond-rare version of the Frankie Beverly "Maze" classic, on a tiny obscure Virginia label by a previously unlisted artist to our data.

The production belies it's "indie" "D.I.Y." local label status. A rich, tight dance arrangement, complimented by Henri Murray's gravelly vocal, a voice well worthy of any "Maze" cover. His soulful persona perfectly fittinng into the mood of this standout song! A sublime mid-tempo dancer, once again underlining how far Soul Sam is ahead of the game.

Flip it over and another modern-soul dance-delight awaits. As this south-east coast Soulman with taste, chooses to rework the Rockie Robbins "You And Me" dance classic.

Henri carries off both performances brilliantly, more than living up to your most optimistic desires, when an "unknown" has the audacity to perform a Frankie Beverly anthem, and Henri does a scintillating reworkinf with his captivating voice, hooking your attention from the very first purr...

Stunning tune.. well it would be, wouldn't it.. if that most-experienced of DJ's Soul Sam was twitching over it..

Condition Report

Some light superficial hairlines, two clean labels

A Side

  • Title: Joy And Pain

    B Side

  • Title: You And Me
  • Year: 1984
  • City: Norfolk, Virginia