Johnny Summers

I'm Still Yours / Prove It To Me

Yorktown : 1008

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  • Artist: Johnny Summers
  • A Side: I'm Still Yours
  • B Side: Prove It To Me
  • Label: Yorktown
  • Format: 45s



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

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Miles Grayson the driving force behind so many Los Angeles Northern Soul creations, collaborates with Harry Bowen on this rare Audio Arts distributed Los Angeles independent.

So brilliantly constructed, with Johnny Summers pleading voice convincingly conveying a narrative that seems to have sprung from personal experience. Label owner Harry Bowen calling upon the great Miles Grayson's mastery of the piercing girl-group chorus. Decorating a bass guitar driven dance arrangement, a truly magnificent Northern Soul masterpiece quickly unfolds. So many innovative musical ingredients fusing into one supreme dancefloor delight. Aerial horns prompting Johnny's beseeching pleas gliding from one peak to another, ending with a particularly fabulous cocktail of trumpets, girls and drumrolls.

This Miles Grayson NS dancer injects penetrating girl-group affirmation, answering Johnny's beseeching words of despair. Even though his anguished situation builds and builds. With those dispiriting Bowen lyrics, deliberately softened by an exceptional girl-group choruses, as his pain swells. The combination with brilliantly timed key changes creates inspiring "have to dance to" Northern Soul. Not to often does such deep seated misery, get so deliciously woven into such a muscular Northern Soul dance production.

Magnificent Northern Soul classic, a huge play for the legendary NS DJ John Vincent circa 1983, sounding even better today than it did back near 40 years ago.

PS. Do not overlooked the moving Deep Soul ballad that lies hidden away on the flipside

This copy is in stunning near perfect condition.

Condition Report

Two bright clean solid silver labels, no fade or ring wear. Vinyl is a full gloss unblemished mint minus, a top copy!

A Side

  • Title: I'm Still Yours

    B Side

  • Title: Prove It To Me
  • Year: 1967
  • City: 2552 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California