Rick St. John

One Heart Hurting / You've Got To Fall In Love - part 3

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  • Artist: Rick St. John
  • A Side: One Heart Hurting
  • B Side: You've Got To Fall In Love - part 3
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: 45s



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

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Extremely obscure Sweet Soul at it's most imploring! Hidden away on the flipside..

100% D.I.Y. local street-corner session constructed by the singer himself. The mysterious Rick St. John (real name Jiles Edwards credited at the foot of the label) writes, arranges and produces this beseeching episode.

But isn't that how we like our rare-Soul, seriously RARE much of a clue to hang on to, to locate it's birthplace. I was kinda drawn to Cleveland, Ohio with the name Brinson as an engineer. But it happens to be from Los Angeles, I'm reliably informed. So know doubt the Low Rider community will already be hooked into the beauty of this one.

So here's a listing for test your investigative powers, trying to find out who the uncredited but delicious vocal-group backing could have been delivered by? As truly remarkable Sweet Soul must have a harmony-group presence. I've drawn a blank on all my usual sources of sleuthing. What is now clear us, this is one Unicorn-rare 45. That drips with an emotional naivety you can't guard against... it will creep up on you and grip your aorta.

Listen to Rick St. John bathe himself in falsetto despair, as his broken heart fails to heal. Completely baring his soul cradled by an uncredited background male-harmony, stumbling in a beautiful pouring out of pain, as he raps just how he feels. then returns with his falsetto invigorated for a tortured climax.

Lovers of the really obscure Sweet Soul, Low-Rider, Deep, Harmony or just memorable vocals this 45 has the lot!

Condition Report

Fine clean labels, flawless in every way. Vinyl reveals only the lightest occasional surface blemishes & hairlines under direct light. Nothing affecting play. Listen to the impressive soundfile.

A Side

  • Title: One Heart Hurting

    B Side

  • Title: You've Got To Fall In Love - part 3
  • Year: ?
  • City: ?