Jerry Cook

I Hurt On The Other Side / Take What I've Got

Capitol : P 5981 DJ

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  • Artist: Jerry Cook
  • A Side: I Hurt On The Other Side
  • B Side: Take What I've Got
  • Label: Capitol
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Inspirational times...

An utterly iconic slab of Northern Soul in it's least seen most wanted format...

A legendary 45 that inspired gymnastic overload on the dancefloors of The Catacombs, The Torch, The Mecca and every other pre-Wigan Casino Club with a DJ lucky enough to own a copy. It was at one stage the best loved stomper on the scene. Not only to dance to, but also on those lengthy forays north in our white transit, it triggered the Pork Pieville choir to bust into caterwauling choruses accompanied with synchronised arm waving in the cram-packed, mattress lined acoustic space called the back of our van.

Not exactly Carnegie Hall but we considered our singing along to" Simon Soussan's sales tape to be pure Northern Soul opera!

No other song at the time triggered this affect of near Welsh Male Voice Choir comradeship, it was not only an unforgettable Northern Soul moment, it actually became a Saturday excursion ritual. Nobody ever grew tired of hearing Jerry Cook's blistering voice, defiantly resounding Sidney Barnes & J. J. Jackson's man-in-denial lyrics.

" I Hurt On The Other Side, But I Cry In Solitude"

" I Hurt On The Other Side, But I Keep My Tears From View"

Northern Soul poetry riding a fanfare of brass and Arthur Writing insistent guitar pulses..

This is why 1000's and 1000's of teenagers travelled 100's of miles every weekend to hear this spine-tingling Soul music.. and have now spent the rest of their lives dedicated to it..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!... something unforgettably inspirational!

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, vinyl reveals only fine soft surface hairlines under direct light. Plays crisp, clean loud and true.

A Side

  • Title: I Hurt On The Other Side

    B Side

  • Title: Take What I've Got
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal