J. T. Rhythm

My Sweet Baby / All I Want Is You

Palmer : P-5021


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  • Artist: J. T. Rhythm
  • A Side: My Sweet Baby
  • B Side: All I Want Is You
  • Label: Palmer
  • Format: 45s



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

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We are predicting lure of owning a Palmer label promo of this status will be too strong.. overlooking the only problem with this Detroit killer from James Thorpe is which side does the DJ play, well it's BOTH of course. I've personally check my mind every time I place it in the turntable, as the genius of Dave Hamilton seeps from the speakers.

Although the producers decided it to be the B-side, we lead with blatantly fabulous Northern Soul experience "My Sweet Baby" the cemented partnership of Dave Hamilton & Ronny Darrell again crafts a masterclass in Detroit Soul. Starting with a vibe showered intro, James Thorpe puts together an on-his-knees announcement of how much he loves his "Sweet Baby". Delivering it with an impassioned vocal you'd think would have made more than just a handful of singles. Mr. Thorpe effortlessly glides on a carpet of crisp handclaps, littered with ringing vibes and a full male vocal group choruses, suddenly split in two by a captivating vibraphone interlude.

Or do I adore the Dave Hamilton chosen a-side more? I think I do today, as it's complex mood washes over me. A heavyhearted J.T. pleads but glides through a melancholy production with Hamilton so brilliantly capturing the mood. Shrill girl choruses brighten up the landscape, but the moody instrumentation keeps it seriously-soulful with considerate horns, a softly burping sax and atmospheric piano rhythms. Then Hamilton pulls off a masterstroke, with a MIke Terry-esque baritone saxophone episode that glues the whole story together..

Brilliantly moving Northern Soul, a perfect classy drop fir a Sunday chill or a welcome respite for an allniter crowd gagging for a classier turn of pace..

CLASS no mater which side you drop the arm..

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, fine clean vinyl only reveals some light hairlines under light.

A Side

  • Title: My Sweet Baby

    B Side

  • Title: All I Want Is You
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Detroit, Mich