Johnny Morris

Don't Be Ashamed / She's My Girl

A V F U S : 110

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  • Artist: Johnny Morris
  • A Side: Don't Be Ashamed
  • B Side: She's My Girl
  • Label: A V F U S
  • Format: 45s



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

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A debutant to our 22 year old auctions, a slice of Detroit Northern Soul that very few people can boast of owning. A fascinating Detroit mid-tempo I first became aware of when Motor City aficionados Richard Johnstone introduced it into his riveting "Feed Your Soul" Sunday chill-out sessions. A record that has since proved incredibly frustrating to acquire.

We know nothing about the artist or the label, this Johnny Morris is certainly not the guy who thrilled us as children; with background Giraffes, Elephants and chimpanzees performing unrehearsed, embarrassing acts of toiletry during his live filming of "Animal Magic". No this Johnny Morris is an expressive Soul-man with an attention-seeking voice. A private press, neighbourhood produced Soul crossover. Hammond led mid-tempo opens up fir Johnny's pleading voice, a voice with that warm cracking I so enjoy.

A record for those of you who are drawn to Detroit rarities, and adore rare mid-tempos saturated naïve "local" passion.

The flip emulates the a-side another Soul mid-tempo.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable vinyl on both sides.

A Side

  • Title: Don't Be Ashamed

    B Side

  • Title: She's My Girl
  • Year: 1968 ?
  • City: Detroit, Mich