Lorraine Chandler

I Can't Change / Oh How I Need Your Love

RCA : 47-9349

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  • Artist: Lorraine Chandler
  • A Side: I Can't Change
  • B Side: Oh How I Need Your Love
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: 45s



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

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In the world of hunting down RCA black stock copies this 45 is THE HOLY GRAIL!

There's no disputing it, on our database it is by far the hardest one to acquire. But if our computer file started in 1972 it may have been a different story. As in my infancy of record dealing I visited one of the few dealers at the time who held a substantial stock of USA imports. A really nice geezer called Jim Wilson down in Leytonstone, London; if I remember correctly. He let me dig through his extensive stock of 45's, in my hope of locating some Northern Soul. Which I did..

All records were a £1 each and I found 3 stock copies of RCA 47-9349 in mint unplayed condition. It's not something you would ever forget., the day you buy 3 copies of this Pied Piper masterpiece in it's rarest clothes. But that's not the only reason I'll never forget that day. "I Can't Change" was just starting to get plays and my funds were extremely limited. Available to buy also, and sitting in my hands were 3 copies of another record I was tempted with but left behind as I liked Lorriaine Chandler's tune better.

So I left 3 copies of the Del-Larks - Job Opening - behind with Jim, for someone else to famously find. Today, it is a story of 3 copies of The Del-Larks in London for £1 apiece, that is often retold. I'm not sure who bought them, perhaps someone can annoyingly remind me. But I was happy at the time, I sold two copies of Lorraine Chandler at 300% profit, keeping one for my collection. and never giving the rejected Del-Larks a second thought...until!

Since my kindergarten days of record dealing, I cannot recall ever finding a BLACK stock copy of "I Can't Change" in the wild ever again.

It is dog-rare an utterly awesome vistas only the dedicated RCA big-game hunter will fully understand.

PS do not overlooked the staggering slab of Deep Soul away on the flipside of the Northern Soul giant..

Condition Report

Two clean black labels, vinyl reveals hairlines under direct light. AS you can hear both sides play clean. Very nice copy indeed.

A Side

  • Title: I Can't Change

    B Side

  • Title: Oh How I Need Your Love
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Detroit, Mich