Linda Jones

I Just Can't Live My Life ( Without You Babe ) / My Heart ( Will Understand )

Warner Bros : 7278 DJ


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  • Artist: Linda Jones
  • A Side: I Just Can't Live My Life ( Without You Babe )
  • B Side: My Heart ( Will Understand )
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • Format: 45s



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

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A recording that clicks the "flashbulb" memory into action, as you remember every detail of when and where you first heard those chromatic notes of the Harp glide skyward before the majestic vocal of world's greatest ever female Soul Queen takes control.

Pure genius of George Kerr to open with the harp, as an intro for Linda spine-tinging vocal to penetrate your sense. Standing on the carpet next to the dancefloor I was instantly stunned, when Ian Levine dropped it on the "Mecca" turntables circa 1973. Ironically, just as this record was "No. 1 NS tune" in the country. A close friend in our travelling gang of Melton Mowbray & Stamford, was killed in a car accident travelling home from an allniter It was her favourite record, a heart-breaking tribute of flowers with the lump in your throat words written in flowers " I Just Can't Live My Life, Without You Babe "

This is an iconic recording means so many things to so many people, not least of all a testament to the irreplaceable voice of Linda Jones, surely the greatest Soul Sister vocal that the world at large never got to know.

You've not got a Northern Soul collection of completeness is this masterpiece is not nestled on your shelves, ready to change your mood upon request.

Posting in memory of Stamford soul girl Pauline Jarvis who tragically had her life cut short in 1973...still fondly remembered by all who knew, especially for being the young girl with outstanding taste in music.

Condition Report

Two clean promo label, fine clean vinyl revealing light surface hairlines under light, but playing perfectly. Listen to the crisp clarity of Linda's might vocal woven into a most exquisite production.

A Side

  • Title: I Just Can't Live My Life ( Without You Babe )

    B Side

  • Title: My Heart ( Will Understand )
  • Year: 1969
  • City: New York, N.Y.