Kenny Carter

I've Got To Get Myself Together / Showdown

RCA : 47-8841

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  • Artist: Kenny Carter
  • A Side: I've Got To Get Myself Together
  • B Side: Showdown
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: 45s



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

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Devotees to the near impossible challenge of acquiring all the RCA Northern Soul "blacks", will not need a reminder how annoyingly elusive # 8841 is.. now here's copy in near "Manship-Mint" condition.

52 years old looking like new, is this glorious mid-tempo from the golden year of 1966. A record offering the very best New York City could offer a recording studio.

Kenny Carter himself composing the a-side side, then enlisting the highly skilled Paul Robinson to produce it, with the prolific Garry Sherman (a man with so many Northern Soul greats to his name) the 3 fire up the senses with the goose-pimpling Big City Sound not once but twice you will find yourself in a state of awe, as Kenny spills his heart onto the floor.

This is what is possible when you're so well connect in both New York & Detroit, the Soul hybrid of influences works so well.
"I've Got To Get Myself Together" a killer mid-tempo, sparkling in the light of Kenny Detroit influences as he rubbed shoulders with Willie Kendrick, Freddie Butler, Herman Kelly etc and tghe beef is added by the seasoned Paul Robinson with those shrill girls guided by the craft of Garry Sherman.. what a tune!

Flip it over and Kenny is guided by two of the greatest Big City Beat Ballad makers ever, Milton Bennett & Larry Banks yet again knock you stone dead with Beat Ballad Heaven on another level..

"Showdown" is a a Beat-Ballad-BEAST! Listen and prepare to be moved...

or just look at that Black eye-candy and try and think.. when was the last time you saw a BLACK STOCK copy?

Condition Report

Utterly flawless throughout, vinyl, labels & sleeve are utterly unblemished. As good as it gets, so nearly unplayed perfection it hurts.

A Side

  • Title: I've Got To Get Myself Together

    B Side

  • Title: Showdown
  • Year: 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.