Lorenzo Manley

( I'm Gonna ) Swoop Down On You / To Prove My Love

Original Sound : OS 60 DJ

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  • Artist: Lorenzo Manley
  • A Side: ( I'm Gonna ) Swoop Down On You
  • B Side: To Prove My Love
  • Label: Original Sound
  • Format: 45s



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

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Torch, Catacombs, and later a Wigan Casino classic is again firing up the dancers.

A listing for you NS dedicates who seek the Northern Soul classics from the Golden Age of pre-Wigan Casino, in their least seen format. This "Golden Torch" anthem is once again back in favour with the dance-floor. A fabulous example of California Northern Soul, born in South Los Angeles after the Philly-Kid Billy Jackson briefly left Philadelphia to pursue his fortune on the other side of the country, before returning home again.

Whilst in L.A. Billy did produce some top Soul tunes. This one with Lorenzo "The Hat" Manley being one of his best loved Northern Soul classics, that is again picking up huge revival interest, as the oldies Jocks spread their wings into the territory of a few "neglected Northern Soul greats"

So how gorgeously easy on the eye, is this rare White & Red promo look. Certainly a country mile more desirable than the black & silver stock copy, which was unfortunately sneakily counterfeited in the 70's and not simple to tell the original from the "fake". Owning this rarely encountered Promo copy dispels all those concerns..

For reference the matrix details for the authentic original Promo & Stock copy 1966 press: are a 14.60mm wide 2turn deadwax, a machine stamped matrix OR - 124 under the first turn. Hold the O in the 6 o'clock position opposite is a stamped H just before the 12 o'clock position. This is repeated in the flipside deadwax with # 123 used

Authentic first press, very seldom seen as the attractive red & white promo copy, noting the authentic 1966 stock copy press, will of course have the same deadwax markings.

Condition Report

Two perfect clean promo labels, strong full gloss vinyl reveals just a few soft hairlines

A Side

  • Title: ( I'm Gonna ) Swoop Down On You

    B Side

  • Title: To Prove My Love
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal