Henry C and the Ivy Leaguers

Country Girl / I Can't Do Without Her

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  • Artist: Henry C and the Ivy Leaguers
  • A Side: Country Girl
  • B Side: I Can't Do Without Her
  • Label: Action
  • Format: 45s



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

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Killer Memphis rarity that has featured in only the most privileged of DJ sets over the last couple of decades, supremely rare and giving up two jaw-dropping sides.

The Northern Soul dance side ripples with the rhythms of Memphis. An insistent bass guitar opens up this feelgood dancer, saxophone, horns, shrill girl-group choruses all join to enrich this rare session, dominated by Henry Thomas seamless vocal. A whistling Sax break cuts in, followed by a wall of brass. Echoing group backing and this NS dancer is now in full flow, taking you along with it's uplifting atmosphere..


Then we flip it over for a real masterpiece of the Memphis Sound. This time Henry's vocal is cradled by a fluid male-group chorus as the "Ivy Leaguers" pour comforting emotion all over the arrangement, as the horns sympathetically take to the air. Henry Thomas falls to his knees, as he drains himself of emotion; then genius takes over, in the form a trumpet solo that elevates an already stunning record, into greatness, listen and weep!

For the Northern Soul all nighter "Country Girl" is a perfect rare drop that will turn heads..

for the Sunday Chill Out, Soul Essence Saturday afternoon or the burgeoning "Lowrider" scene that is now sweeping across the world of Rare Soul with DJ's and clubs from all country's influenced by it's "Cholesterol Lowing" properties. "Can't Do Without Her" stands as one of the most brilliant "Sweet Soul" strollers ever committed to vinyl.. truly awesome tune.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels. A-side vinyl reveals a few fine hairlines under light, plays a strong clean Ex+. Flipside vinyl, is a strong clean Mint minus.

A Side

  • Title: Country Girl

    B Side

  • Title: I Can't Do Without Her
  • Year: 1968
  • City: Memphis, Tenn