Robert John

Raindrops, Love And Sunshine / When The Party Is Over

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  • Artist: Robert John
  • A Side: Raindrops, Love And Sunshine
  • B Side: When The Party Is Over
  • Label: A&M
  • Format: 45s



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

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A beautiful and seriously desirable 1971 British promo of this popular NS dancefloor filler.

Robert John is no stranger to the soulful recording, you only have to listen to his soaring version of The Chantels "Maybe" from 1966 on Verve when he sang under his real name, Bobby Pedrick a child prodigy vocalist with many 45s on Big Top Records, all vocal accomplished. Bobby wishing to leave his child-star persona behind change his name to Robert John in 1968 recording serveral 45s for Columbia with caught Northern Soul potential, also his vocal power catching the attention of Atlantic & Motown both companies releasing 45s by him. Obviously Robert John had a ear for the Soulful production.

Which brings us to "Raindrops, Love And Sunshine" a flipside that is now firmly established as a Northern Soul dancefloor pleaser. With the prolific producer George Tobin joining writers Michael Gately Robert John himself producing a joyous tune, with more than a passing resemblance to Spiral Starecase's classic "More today Than Yesterday" which went someway to ensuring this play went straight to the hearts of the Northern Soul community.

A perennial floorfiller in its least seen most desirable format - the 1971 UK Demo would look so very "one-upmanship" on those weekender turntable webcams.

Dog-Rare! is maybe an understatement.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss vinyl revealing few merest surface hairlines. Still housed in birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Raindrops, Love And Sunshine

    B Side

  • Title: When The Party Is Over
  • Year: 2nd April 1971
  • City: United Kingdom