- Artist: Kenny Bernard
- A Side: What Love Brings
- B Side: Nothing Can Change This Love
- Label: Pye
- Format: 45s
Pye International bravely tried to cash in on the "Deep Soul" wave of appreciation sweeping the UK at the time, with Percy Sledge, Otis Redding etc. all registering healthy sales with soulful ballads. Kenny was chosen to sing a fabulous version of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" with the Pye Studio band doing a fabulous job replicating a Soulful arrangement. Kenny rendition of "Nothing Can Change This Love" could be argued as being Britiain's finest homegriown Deep Soul recording, but it failed to sell. With his 3rd record in row to suffer from lack of radio airplay. It was not until the beginning of the 70's when a few enterprising Soul DJ's flipped it over, It became a very sought after current club play.
After a mention in Blues & Soul on current club play lists, the hunt was on. For this uplifting Northern Soul dancer, hidden way on a b-side. Opening with a fanfare of trumpets met head on by Kenny enthusiasm, encapsulating all that optimism that flooded Britain during the swinging mid-sixties. So very MOD, so very Northern Soul, a potent dance tune from start to finish. A record that triggered a countrywide search of all the Market stalls, Junk Shops, and deleted stocks for a copy. Sadly I had one in my collection, but decided to sell a large proportion off to Select-A-Disc, to fund the £10 purchase of Rufus Lumley "I'm Standing". The week after, I read Blues & Soul horrified to see "What Love Brings" was on play lists.
The next day I was frantically driving to Arkwright Street Nottingham, down those precariously steep cellar steps I knew so well at Select-a-Disc. Diggin' in their sales bins to buy it back. Of course it wasn't there.
Years later "Hector From Selecta" told me how the counter staff were jumping up and down with joy as I left the building not because I's spent £10 on one disc. But because some youngster from the sticks had just handed it over the counter, one of the country's most-wanted for pennies. Oh how Hector must have laughed... It was a pink stock copy though...NOT like this beautifully "impossible" white demo...in near perfect condition. Surely I would never have sold a white promo for 20p, or would I?
only 5 years later I was selling Don Gardner's Cheating Kind for £3.00 ... reminding me, of my "English teacher" Mr. Green saying to me at school.. "Manship... I Believe You'll Never Learn From Your Mistakes"
Condition ReportTwo clean promo labels, vinyl a strong flaw free, mint minus
- Title: What Love Brings
- Title: Nothing Can Change This Love
- Year: 8th. July 1966
- City: United Kingdom