Perfections / Durettes

I Love You, My Love / Sweet, Sweet Love

S.V.R. : P1006

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  • Artist: Perfections / Durettes
  • A Side: I Love You, My Love
  • B Side: Sweet, Sweet Love
  • Label: S.V.R.
  • Format: 45s



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

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If it wasn't for the meagre few copies found in the early 90's, when this 45 was considered Rarest Of The Rare Detroit grail. This 45 today would be a mighty, mighty expensive purchase indeed, as it oozes Motor City mystique!

Arranged by Motown session trumpeter, an associate with Pied Piper's Herbie Williams captures completely the essence of the city's character, just like he did when backing up Earl Van Dyke and his boys. Donald Towns studio experience paid dividends on this

A gloriously rich disc to acquire

In 2021 all those wild copies found in a previous age, have long been tucked up into the world's greatest Northern Soul collections, with today's unavailability pushing values up, up and away. If I had to make a tip of a record likely to rise again to its former glory in the 80's. The presence of that haunting saxophone alone would get my "NS comeback" vote, not to mention the meandering rich calculated vocals fusing the lyrics into a rippling flow of Soul.

This is total CLASS! just drenched in that earthy genuine atmosphere of neighborhood... brilliantly under-glossed.

And the flipside is killer also, session girls The Durettes who performed backing vocals on many of Robert Szilagy Detroit projects get their chance after always being 10 foot from fame on so many sessions, these sweet ladies roll out another authentic street level Northern Soul dancer full of signature Detroit moments in the arrangement.

Back to back authentic Detroit Soul in part influenced by Motown/The Funk Brothers but retaining floods of priceless individuality, that makes small label rare soul productions, so crucial to the serious collector or DJ...

Decidedly different, consequently so superior to the "Hitmakers" working the same territory - this 45 brings it all home - no once but twice.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl reveals just a few soft sleeve storage hairlines. Both sides play mint minus

A Side

  • Title: I Love You, My Love

    B Side

  • Title: Sweet, Sweet Love
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Detroit, Michigan