Herbert Hunter

I Was Born To Love You / Push Away From The Table

Spar : 9009


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  • Artist: Herbert Hunter
  • A Side: I Was Born To Love You
  • B Side: Push Away From The Table
  • Label: Spar
  • Format: 45s



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

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An immaculate copy of this timeless NS anthem!

Not since I stood on the Cleethorpes stage having just finished my set, the legendary "Pier" DJ Poke dropped the arm of this Northern Soul juggernaut for the first time, has a record impacted my emotions quite like Herbert did that night..
What a way to start your 60 minutes in front of a packed house..

What an intro, those drum rolls that triggered instant jealousy from me and the other mingling DJ's awaiting their turn; then Herbert sang; the onlookers, the dancers and DJ's were all astonished. With the stage entourage clashing head in the rush to spy an immeadiate monster! " what the hell was this? " spinning on the desks.. an instantaneous dance-floor HIT giving up a monumental vocal, riding blaring horns, with humming, hanging trumpet notes sending chills through your body.

I for one couldn't believe my ears, "Play it again Poke.." I couldn't wait to hear a replay of such an incredible tune.. There I was waiting, standing directly in view, as he casually pulled his treasure from his DJ box, the next week to wow us all over again..

today 45 years later, the same euphoria has just rushed through me again..


So just imagine when on a 1977 buying trip to Nashville I found 100 count box of them, open but all 100 still sitting there, I'd hit the jackpot I could hardly control myself..

I certainly couldn't control myself when the first copy I took from the sleeve had a drill hole straight through the playing surface. I panicked as I noticed the drill hole in the top of the box was nowhere near where the label would be. I sat there my dreams evaporating, taking every copy out the sleeve in the forlorn hope that the drill had missed the vinyl on at least a few of them and hit the label as it was supposed to do.... but no.. all 100 had a drill hole straight through the vinyl..

This was my worst record digging experience; I was inconsolable, I'd lost my lottery winning ticket through a moron with a drill .. any other record I maybe could have handled the misfortune, but Herbert was HOT!! My current and everybody else's top want...

Condition Report

The copy is immaculate! You could dream of owning a finer example.

A Side

  • Title: I Was Born To Love You

    B Side

  • Title: Push Away From The Table
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Nashville, Tennessee