Laura Lee

To Win Your Heart / So Will I

Tamla Motown : TMG 831 DJ


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  • Artist: Laura Lee
  • A Side: To Win Your Heart
  • B Side: So Will I
  • Label: Tamla Motown
  • Format: 45s



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

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A neat clean 1972 green & white promo copy of this much-loved Northern Soul anthem, that pleasured the pioneering MODS at The Twisted Wheel during the birth of this timeless scene.

Towards the end of 1971 EMI were becoming fully aware of the now emerging above ground Northern Soul scene and the passion for back-catalog and rare USA 45's that they had under their control.

EMI had already released the instrumental after-thought "Festival Time" which Ric-Tic released straight after Laura Lee's magnificent vocal version of Joanne Bratton and Linda Bunten's portrayal of a girl's desperate quest to win her chosen man. An unusual thing for a record company to do, release a vocal take, then the very next moment release the instrumental backing track. But it happen to be a stroke of genius as both 45;'s were very well received. Of course both 45 enjoying rapturous response in the English all-nighters of the time, both monsters as the Brits took Ric-Tic into their hearts. .

The instrumental is today considered nothinng short of a Northern Soul theme-tune. With Laura Lee's original vocal version a guaranteed floor-packer for over five decades. Such was the magic, emitted by the sound of Ric-Tic. Little wonder then, Berry Gordy decided to buy them out, not only because they were racking up strong sales. But also some of their artists were becoming big stars within the field of Detroit Soul.

Before you today is a classic in gorgeous green & white clothes, still triggering the very highest Northern Soul euphoria every time it gets played.

Condition Report

Two clean green and what promo labels, only very faint signs of careful storage, no stickers, writing or tears. Strong gloss vinyl reveals only the finest soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light, plays crisp and clean.

A Side

  • Title: To Win Your Heart

    B Side

  • Title: So Will I
  • Year: 29th September 1972
  • City: United Kingdom