- Artist: Patti & The Emblems
- A Side: I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time
- B Side: My Heart's So Full Of You
- Label: Kapp
- Format: 45s
Here today as the REAL-DEAL March 1968 original promo copy with the PINK "A" indicator on the "My Heart's So Full Of You" label.
Leading lady Patty Russell supported by her trio of guys The Emblems Eddie Watts, Vance Walker, Alexander Wilde. Together they epitomise the late 60's Philly sound; with another Northern Soul anthem from the office of Leroy Lovett and Frank Bendinellil. Two guys who provided the Northern Soul scene with so many Philly delights, as they progressed through the 60's recording NS sounds other fabulous tunes from Patti & The Emblems on Kapp. With "I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time" being the apex of their work in 1968 but received such disappointing sales the black store copy has long been recognized as one of the rarest of all the coveted "black" stock 45s.
This dynamic duo Leroy Lovett and Frank Bendinellil work was sadly obscured by other great Philadelphia writing teams, Ironically Gamble & Huff had just launched the beginnings of TSOP pushing this talented twosome even further into the shadows. This soaring crash-bang-wallop production ticks all the boxes; so much so when original "A" "My Heart's So Full Of You" failed in the market. Kapp quickly switched the a-side to "I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time" but unfortunately this side also fell through the cracks, with lack of radio airplay.
The unforgettable Cape Canaveral launch of Patti's vocal, rocketing skyward on an high-octane whoosh of male vocals, is one of the most instantly motivational Northern Soul intros all them all! Propelled by g-force horns, pattering bongos, crashing cymbals, searing strings; with those triumphant male group vocals increasing in intensity, whilst being occasionally peppered by the inspired inclusion glockenspiel chimes. Launch pad genius is not too strong a word for this opening! This is instantaneous Northern Soul, that Leroy & Frank have been working towards in the battle to head-up the 60's sound of Philadelphia.
Don't forget to flip it over for the original A-side "My Heart's So Full Of You " you are again treated to a mountainous production, featuring a magnificent full orchestra and seamless harmony vocals. Philly does the "The Brill Building" sound, is not to be passed by.
Condition ReportTwo clean promo labels, strong gloss on vinyl , some soft surface hairlines, both sides play well NO cue-burn that plaques most copies from the rigors of the Northern Soul circuit for decades.
- Title: I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time
- Title: My Heart's So Full Of You
- Year: March 1968
- City: Philadelphia, Pa.