Jerry Williams

If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) / Yvonne

Calla : 116

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  • Artist: Jerry Williams
  • A Side: If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)
  • B Side: Yvonne
  • Label: Calla
  • Format: 45s



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

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"If You Ask Me Pebble - I Would Give You a Mountain Top"
"If You Wanted To Hear Love Music - I Would Get All The Angels Pluck Their Harps"
"If You Asked For A Glass Of Water - I Would Run All The Rivers Dry"
"If You Wanted Someone Else - I Would Gracefully Step Aside"

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled teleportation back to the most exciting days of your life! When I sung the above lines at the very top of my voice, a few words wrong, but I didn't, neither did the person next to me, equally engrossed belting out his version of the lyrics.

Jerry Williams is all set to deliver the finest example of the BIG Soul production, ever committed to vinyl. No one could ever forget the galvanising effect of dancing (and singing along to) this NS anthem. Sounded by others in the same hypnotic trance of elatedness. That moment you knew you belonged to an exclusive club of like-minded youngsters with "Soul" running through their veins.

Jerry's passion for his partner seeps from every word, with Richie Rome encapsulating that burning love with a celestial girl-choir emitting soaring "Doo Da Do, Da Dooo I Love You". The combination of distant horns and in those zipping strings culminating into a monumental break, just long enough for Jerry to catch his breath, returning at full-throttle bringing the song to it's climax.

This 1966 testament of love from Jerry Williams to his wife Yvonne, has gone down in Northern Soul history as being one of the most influential NS classics of all time. Completely and unconditionally loved by every Northern Soul pupil who has ever heard it inside any of the many Northern dance cathedrals that resounded to it...

In short it changed the destiny of countless teenagers, who are still today chasing that "high" of hearing Jerry Williams for the first time...

PS the flipside is damn good also..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, the red is rich and free of fade. There is a soft storage graze over the Y in the bracketed last line of the title. See images. Vinyl carried bright glossy surface, a few storage

A Side

  • Title: If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)

    B Side

  • Title: Yvonne
  • Year: 1966
  • City: 1631 Broadway New York, NY