Sam Moultrie

I’ll Always Love You / Do Your Own Thing

Warren : 108 blue logo

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  • Artist: Sam Moultrie
  • A Side: I’ll Always Love You
  • B Side: Do Your Own Thing
  • Label: Warren
  • Format: 45s



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

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There is nothing in my life, that transports me back to a time and place; like a Northern Soul anthem does. As to vividly rekindle the moment you first heard it, is truly a euphoric moment. Although I've told of this tale before, I do consider it as Northern Soul affirming moment; when during a car journey single to and from Leeds Central I was bombarded with everything that was spectacular in Northern Soul!


Sam Moultrie featured on one of those mind-blowing c90 cassettes Simon Soussan would send over to Britain, enticing us all to dig into our meager money pots. I had to own this 45 in 1973, it was instant pure Northern Soul magic...On the same tape Soussan teased us with Willie Hutch "Love Runs Out" and "The Duck" not stating they were by Willie Hutch at all. Shortly afterwards copies of "The Duck" arrived in the UK, hitting the All-niter turntables to be announced as the "new" find by Richard Temple.

Luckily Sam Moultrie never suffered the same masquerade, remaining pure, unsullied by trickery using pseudonym bootlegs, or in fact any bootleg.

Carten Warren's collaboration with Danny Brantley crafted a flowing song of eternal love; affixed to an irresistible dance arrangement.. what a great tune! giving me flashbacks to my impressionable youth, when I couldn't wait for my next Northern Soul original to drop through the letterbox.. and nothing's changed in the last 47 years..

A Northern Soul Classic in by far and away it smartest clothes, adorned with that beautiful and so seldom seen BLUE logo.

Except in 1973 I had little or no interest in Funk.. so probably only listened to a few seconds of the intrusive flipside, when Sam gets down and dirty "Doing His Own Thing" to a barrage of horns, a twangy guitar pulsing encouragement.. today I think FUNK is essential listening, especially when a screaming sax makes an unexpected appearance!

Two great sides! One neat clean blue logo rarity, giving up some memory jerkin' Northern Soul I still adore today.

Memories are made of this...

Condition Report

Two clean unblemished labels, vinyl carries full gloss, just the faintest of sleeve storage hairlines.

A Side

  • Title: I’ll Always Love You

    B Side

  • Title: Do Your Own Thing
  • Year: 1971
  • City: Washington, D.C.