Rita DaCosta

Don't Bring Me Down / No! No! No!

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  • Artist: Rita DaCosta
  • A Side: Don't Bring Me Down
  • B Side: No! No! No!
  • Label: Mohawk
  • Format: 45s



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

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The highly attractive May 1969 Los Angeles press, of this pumped-up New York Northern Soul anthem that simultaneously resounded round Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier. An outburst of girl-power with few comparisons, driven by a typically uncompromising Bert Keyes arrangement. A record that influenced many a DJ set, with it's irresistible combination of piano, bass guitar, drum intro that explodes into a torrent of Northern Soul the moment Rita's booming vocal lifts off, she is joined by a team of girl-voices banging out the chorus. BOOM! we have unforgiving Northern Soul pounding the floorboards.

Bert Keyes flexes his arrangement muscle by injecting a barrage of brass into an already crammed production.. the whole session mushrooms into an unstoppable downpour of Sister Northern Soul.

Utterly classic "niter-fuel" that still remains a most welcome dancefloor motivator...

Here it is, in it's prettiest clothes..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, Mint - vinyl that only reveals the merest hairline under direct light.

A Side

  • Title: Don't Bring Me Down

    B Side

  • Title: No! No! No!
  • Year: May 1969
  • City: New York, N.Y.