Ritchie Adams

I Can’t Escape From You / Road To Nowhere

Congress: CG 256 DJ

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  • Artist: Ritchie Adams
  • A Side: I Can’t Escape From You
  • B Side: Road To Nowhere
  • Label: Congress
  • Format: 45s



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

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in 2018, what are the chances of acquiring this 1965 Northern Soul anthem at this level of condition...?

Very remote, so we are surprise to be able too offer a near perfect example for the 2nd. Time in 12 months, the last copy ended after an cyberspace dog-fight to the death. We imagine this listing will be met with similar fervor.

Putting three of New York's most-creative music-men in one room was always gonna produce something very special. Richie Adams, Jerry Ragovoy & Artie Butler conjure up one of the most instantly recognizable Northern Soul stompers of all time.

Ragovoy summoning up a searing girl-group chorus, Ritchie attacks his own lyrics with screaming enthusiasm; whilst Artie Butler's mastery of the piano, blasts holes in a relentless arrangement. This is an awesome session lifted yet another level by a a strapping saxophone break, then Artie B. is off again, racing into a piano solo with no equals.


.. at it's most compelling... a driving force that has inspired the NS dancefloors of Britain for decades..

How great to hear it again.. and adrenaline rush I thought I'd forgotten, when i found it, repeated when I dropped the stylus on it.

Condition Report

Near perfection, two totally clean labels. Play perfect vinly that only reveals the merest of hairlines under direct light. All house in the nearly as rare Congress company sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: I Can’t Escape From You

    B Side

  • Title: Road To Nowhere
  • Year: 1965
  • City: New York, NY