Ringleaders

Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love / Let's Start Over

M-Pac : 7232

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  • Artist: Ringleaders
  • A Side: Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love
  • B Side: Let's Start Over
  • Label: M-Pac
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

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Description


Description

A Chicago vocal-group masterpiece still firmly ingrained into the psyche of the Northern Soul dancer and collector, when those horns n' harmonies trigger the best-of-times euphoric recall. ..

A record that speaks for itself, distilled Chicago characteristics that drip from every note, pure dance quality that needs no help from us to elevate its long-standing status as a NS dancefloor detonator. Although perhaps with the rising interest in top-tier mid-paced vocal-group Soul harmony, you should take time to listen to the flipside "Let's Start Over" without question one of the finest soul-group-harmony recordings of this burgeoning genre..

Previously sadly overshadowed by the power "Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love" now becoming better known through imaginative lockdown DJ presentations. This "Lowrider" staple is impacting other parts of the globe.

Whilst the appreciation of the dance side has never diminished a jot over the decades when this was one of Cleethorpes Pier biggest crowd-pleasers. Still today, the first few blast of the horns transports us all back to those windswept Saturday nights, when hoards of teenagers braved the bleakness of East Coast evening, standing in long queues, only the anticipation of what awaits us, keeping us nice n' toasty inside.

For me "Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love" will one of those tunes worth going the extra mile to hear; making that dispiriting winding East Coast pilgrimage and the long waits on the wooden slated pier, chilled by bitter North Sea mistral blowing up your trouser legs; All so worthwhile, once you were through the doors, into the glowing steamy heat of the dancehall, where the music you had travelled so far for, pounds your ears.

Unforgettable times, unforgettable music with Baby, "What Has Happened To Our Love " playing a major part in the club's identity.

Two great sides, we challenge you to find a better double-helping of Chicago vocal group Northern Soul, endowed with a swoon inducing Lowrider flipside.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, tiny bb drill, strong gloss vinyl revealing some soft surface hairlines.

A Side

  • Title: Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love

    B Side

  • Title: Let's Start Over
  • Year: July 1966
  • City: Chicago, Illinois

    Tracklisting