Maurice Williams

Being Without You / Baby Baby

Deesu : 302

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  • Artist: Maurice Williams
  • A Side: Being Without You
  • B Side: Baby Baby
  • Label: Deesu
  • Format: 45s



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

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Prepare to be catapulted back those never-to-be-repeated golden years of Northern Soul; when this 45 was simultaneously swamping the dancefloors of Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier, St. Ives, Yate .. it was the most popular of countywide NS monsters. That again today is igniting all and every Oldies Night that employ OVO DJs to deliver the Northern Soul greats.

Click the soundfile, then hold on, strap yourself in, here comes a slab of Real-Deal Proper-Northern-Soul from the streets of New Orleans. As the music transports you from the colourful city, back and into all the most vibrant Soul allnighters of the mid-70s. Inside an heated space, records of this calibre elevated these rooms into explosive cauldrons of Soul-dance..

Hear that intense drum-roll intro, brushed aside by a brutal barrage of brass; rumbling across from Lincolnshire's A80 towards the M62 west to "The Casino" and rebounding back again.. Those Saturday nights in 1976 thru 78, the air must have been filled with stompin' Northern Soul music wafting from east to west, north to south with only maybe Long-Eared Bats picking up those vital nS vibrations..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL! encompassing everything we love about the sound. The classic style, at it's most imposing. From the first note to the last it's a tune that galvanized all the clubs and 1000's of teenagers to a lifestyle never to be eclipsed...a culture that may never be replicated.

Having said all that.. how did we back in the day, miss the rather good flipside ? "Baby Baby" is also drenched in everything required to pump up a dancefloor... a recommended surprise drop for the enterprising NS.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl.

A Side

  • Title: Being Without You

    B Side

  • Title: Baby Baby
  • Year: 1966
  • City: New Orleans, La