Jimmie & The Entertainers

New Girl / I'll Be Standing By

Toddlin Town : 8203


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  • Artist: Jimmie & The Entertainers
  • A Side: New Girl
  • B Side: I'll Be Standing By
  • Label: Toddlin Town
  • Format: 45s



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

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Much in the same style as James Holvay's celebrated band "The Mob", Jimmie Verdico and his 3 Entertainers serve up a typically uplifting Chicago born Northern Soul dancer "Holvay" himself would have be very proud of.

Produced by Jimmie himself with Russ Vestee providing the necessary studio support, resulting in Jimmie's one and only 45 being a killer Northern Soul creation. That for decades was frustratingly out of reach for collectors and DJ's until Minneapolis based "Secret Stash" Records, who pressed a strictly limited 150 copies in 2018. Which unsurprisingly is itself commanding near 3 figure values with demand for ownership very strong even for a reissue.

Before you today is the record that started life as an instant dancefloor hit on the Northern Soul scene, covered-up as Johnny Hampton - I've Got To Know Your Name. Before you today is the 1966 original Chicago press that very collectors or DJs own. Heavy duty piano, leads a swirling Hammond and crisp vibes in as carpet of joyous sound for Jimmie to weave his buoyant vocal into. The Entertainers affirm his desire for this girl's name with relentless "I Wanna Know" choruses. With that firm piano playing hitting out the finale.

Great Northern Soul, and unmissable window of opportunity for ownership of the "real thing"...

Noting, the hard working Jimmie Verdico and his Entertainers are still performing live across the USA with the exact same energy burned up 56 years ago on South Michigan Avenue Chicago. Check the man and his team out on YouTube.

Condition Report

Two clean yellow labels, promo stamped a a-side label, strong gloss on vinyl revealing multiple surface hairlines, none of whish react with the stylus, listen to the crisp, rich loud soundfile lifted directly from this disc.

A Side

  • Title: New Girl

    B Side

  • Title: I'll Be Standing By
  • Year: 1966
  • City: 1837 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, 60616, Illinois