Lee Williams & The Cymals

I'm Just a Teenager / A Girl From The Counry Town

Rapda : 002 / 3

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  • Artist: Lee Williams & The Cymals
  • A Side: I'm Just a Teenager
  • B Side: A Girl From The Counry Town
  • Label: Rapda
  • Format: 45s



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

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After delighting us all with his spectacular recordings for Joe Evans's Carnival Records through the 60's, Lee Williams upped his game entering the 70's by adding the voices Al Miller and Fred Daugherty from The Intruders. As if this vocal Rolls Royce needed an uplift, but wow this gathering is enhanced another notch; giving up two utterly fabulous New York NS Crossover dance grooves.

So doubly good, I'm in a quandary which side to review first as they are both equally brilliant. But the beseeching falsetto lead, riding zipping strings on the a-side just edges into first place.

An apologetic love song about being too young to realize how much his girl meant to him. A young man's regret of losing the girl he loved so much. Not man enough to treat her right.. but The Cymbals now assure her with insistent choruses, all has changed, now he grown up and "He's Ready". A supremely constructed slab of Northern Soul Crossover every element tugging at your heart so convincingly awesome, and totally contagious.

Flip it over and they mirror the class of the a-side. Lee's at ease vocal reminiscing a past love he thought irreplaceable. But now he's found a new love and he's inspired to sing out her charms whilst cradled by even texture group choruses, punctuated with jazzing keyboard breaks.

Two proper tunes on one disappearing disc that is starting to become massively in-demand.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, neat clean vinyl with hardly a blemish.

A Side

  • Title: I'm Just a Teenager

    B Side

  • Title: A Girl From The Counry Town
  • Year: 1972
  • City: Englewood, New Jersey