Lovelace Watkins

I Apologise Baby / You Can't Stop Love

Fontana : TF 879

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  • Artist: Lovelace Watkins
  • A Side: I Apologise Baby
  • B Side: You Can't Stop Love
  • Label: Fontana
  • Format: 45s



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

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A very rare 1967 British only production that created huge demand in the "Popcorn" and USA East Coast "Island" music scenes.

An Island Grail, on one side. An under-the-radar big production Northern Soul stomper on the other.

The "Popcorn" DJs do tend alter the speed pitch to suit on the "I Apologise Baby" side but we feel a speeded up version loses the richness of Lovelace's, Roy Hamilton style vocal, that has had those Jamaican "Island Music" enthusiasts hooked for the last 3 decades, so we've recorded at its authentic 45rpm.

It's off-the scale rarity and the Popcorn/Island demand has blocked the pathway for obvious Northern Soul potential of "You Can't Stop Love" to break through. But now the word is out, this inspirational British only flipside is now also hot-property in the UK .Pulsating Northern Soul driven by racing percussion, crashing cymbals, zipping strings, bl;aring brass and girl-group choruses ringing out glorious affirmation of Lovelace muscular singing.

Two great UK ONLY sides wanted on 3 different rare Soul scenes written, arranged and produced by those prolific Brit-boys Les Reed, Barry Mason & Gordon Mills.

So extremely difficult to acquire, we are not ashamed to admit, this frustratingly rare disc, is our first copy for sale this century and it's in stunning mint minus condition!

Do not pass by, the likelihood of us finding another is beyond remote.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact. Full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: I Apologise Baby

    B Side

  • Title: You Can't Stop Love
  • Year: November 1967
  • City: United Kingdom