Patti Austin

Take Away The Pain Stain / Take Your Time

Coral : 62491 large text stock copy

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  • Artist: Patti Austin
  • A Side: Take Away The Pain Stain
  • B Side: Take Your Time
  • Label: Coral
  • Format: 45s



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

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Before you today Patti's most treasured Northern Soul classic in its most attractive and by far its rarest form;

The black stock copy emblazoned with LARGE silver credits.

When I first heard and fell love with this slab of Northern Soul perfection, couldn't of ever have imagined this angel's vocal belonged to a girl only 3 year older than me.

When I was a young lad, I thought this tune was absolutely the best girl-sound of them all... setting my legs on fire every time I heard it... with my "ants in your pants" out of kilter, embarrassingly, always over-enthusiastic dancing.

Bert "Super Hits" DeCoteaux and Henry "Uptight" Jerome lacing Lou Courtney's lyrics with every motivational dancefloor ingredient required to ignite the crowd. Who even needed artificial stimuluses' to get you up, giving your all, when this teenager's brilliantly spouted Lou Courtney's lyrics, were pelted in your direction. She was just about to turn 16 years of age; but Patti Austin grabbed the compelling up-tempo rhythms of both sides serving up two performances way beyond her years.

This was Patti's 2nd. 45 release for Coral with "Take Away The Pain Stain " relegated to the flipside but rising up into Northern Soul immortality through the very early 70's well established as a NS classic before Wigan Casino was even thought of. Top tune for me at The Catacombs, Blackpool Mecca and for my peers an instant anthem at "The Torch".

The other side the original "A" was rising in popularity through the coming years, today it is almost on an equal standing with "Pain Stain".

"Take Your Time" is yet another poke-in-the-eye for the blinkered bigots who in the past have classified the magnificent "Paul Anka - I Can't Help Loving You" as "Pop music" as it was the same architects who constructed this NS thumper, the same year "Artie Schroeck & Jet Loring" crafted Paul Anka's "I Can't Help Loving You" again the duo flaunt their gift of crafting a relentless piece of stomping Northern Soul. "Take You Time" also takes no prisoners in its wake, as distilled Northern Soul explodes into action the moment it hits the stylus.

Two great sides, two unforgettable memories of dancing to them..."CLASSIC NORTHERN SOUL" in the true sense of the phrase.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, see images, housed in birth-sleeve, strong gloss on vinyl reveals just a few feeble surface hairlines. Plays crisp and clean.

A Side

  • Title: Take Away The Pain Stain

    B Side

  • Title: Take Your Time
  • Year: August 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.