Newby & Johnson

I Want To Give You My Everything / Sweet Happiness

Mercury : 6052 027 DJ

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  • Artist: Newby & Johnson
  • A Side: I Want To Give You My Everything
  • B Side: Sweet Happiness
  • Label: Mercury
  • Format: 45s



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

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An off-the-scale rare, so seldom, if ever encountered 1970 Red & White UK DEMO!

A listing for those serious British collectors who really know their "onions", and appreciate just how elusive this 45 is as a gorgeous promo copy.

Larry Weiss pairs up New Yorkers, Diane Newby, top girl voice from Larry's mid-60's Kapp sessions, with Willie Johnson the lead vocal of the seasons Big Apple gathering the Del Royals. Resulting in two killer Northern Soul Larry Weiss composed beauties on one disc. Has Larry Weiss & Tony Camillo try to fill mixed Soul duo a gap, sadly vacated by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell.

Diane & Willie deliver a soaring Motownesque dancer, decorated with waves of strings and heavenly girl-group affirmations...the style is uncanny, as the two artists rebound of each other elation of "finding" each other. Willie Johnson sounding so "Marvin" as he confirms he feels the same way. Stunning turn of the decade Northern Soul duet, that for reasons unknown was the only "Newby & Johnson" 45 release.

The flipside the pair again serve up a cheery Northern Soul dancer that Larry Weiss believed in, using a year later with "Storm" on the Sunflower label.

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell were always gonna be irreplaceable, perhaps that's why Larry Weiss abandoned the notion; but if there was ever gonna be a void filler, this pairing of Diane & Willie had all the credentials to give it a damn good go.

Red & White's this is elusive as they come...

Condition Report

A flawless copy throughout, strong complete mint minus in birth sleeve

A Side

  • Title: I Want To Give You My Everything

    B Side

  • Title: Sweet Happiness
  • Year: 1970
  • City: United Kingdom