James Weeks and the Fabulous Inspirations

Maybe Tomorrow / Shotgun

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  • Artist: James Weeks and the Fabulous Inspirations
  • A Side: Maybe Tomorrow
  • B Side: Shotgun
  • Label: Goodtime
  • Format: 45s



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

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Check this out, if you are crazy about "Crossover" and drawn to Rarest Of The Rare, here's ac mysterious Northern Soul vocal-group style.

We know so very little about the artist, the label, its origins or the year of release. The ultimate test of a truly rare 45. We presume the disc was pressed in Nashville, Tennessee circa 1970 when the prolific Precision Record pressing plant was utilizing their rich "gold" labels. But recorded in North Carolina where producer Clark Tutt stayed true to that Carolina sound, that us Northern Soul Brits so adore.

Written by the James Week himself, crafts a lilting Crossover stroller saturated with D.I.Y. authenticity and charm. James reaching vocal is cradled by an haunting distant girl-group coos hanging in the air enriching the beseeching lone voice. Simplistic but classy, as it rides an understated pulses of a bass guitar and a sympathetic Hammond organ. The intended evocative approach pulls you in as the ingredients fuse in a rippling wave of desire be home, telling his girl not to "give up" maybe tomorrow you'll see, our love is destined to be. James's own words, leave you with a sense they have come from personal experience.

Silky, simplistic North Carolina NS Crossover that has been a "ghost" on the rare-soul scene all its life - a hyper-rare recording you'll discover creeping under your skin from the first note.

Do not pass , this 45's reputation and rarity is growing by the day.

The flipside is a version of Junior Walker "Shotgun" classic, that sadly suffers from unnecessary "canned live" sound effects.. shame I bet this guy and his team would have whipped up a storm on this Jr. Walker anthem.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, plays perfect

A Side

  • Title: Maybe Tomorrow

    B Side

  • Title: Shotgun
  • Year: 1970
  • City: Kinston, North Carolina.