Len Jewell

Bettin' On Love / Paint Me

Fontana : F-1599 DJ


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  • Artist: Len Jewell
  • A Side: Bettin' On Love
  • B Side: Paint Me
  • Label: Fontana
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL in its purist form!

From the desk of one of the scene's true icons, the golden talents of Leonard Jewell Smith again craft the perfect dancefloor fuel, drenched in all the ingredients the Northern Soul dancefloor salutes.

A potent driving backbeat a cocktail of piano and horns, lays down a persuasive platform for blaring brass impregnated with high-hat girl choruses... beckoning your feet to give more. As Len Jewell's rich vocal assisted by and uncredited girls roll out spectacular 1967 Californian Soul. utilizing the same formula that Len used to the equally monumental "Too Much" on Gemini.

Everything we adore about real-deal vintage style Northern Soul is there, Len Jewell's gift "Tour De Force" is emphatically underlined ...yet again.

As if to prove his versatility, the flipside is a mix of Haight - Ashbury Psyche and electronic Funk. As far away from the a-side as it could possibly get, but certainly worth a listen so you can witrness another unheralded Northern Soul genius..

Long live the legacy of Leonard Jewell Smith, a never to be replicated talent.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint mint vinyl revealing just a few minuscule soft blemishes.

A Side

  • Title: Bettin' On Love

    B Side

  • Title: Paint Me
  • Year: November 1967
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal