Sheila Ferguson

Heartbroken Memories / Signs Of Love

Swan : S-4234 DJ

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  • Artist: Sheila Ferguson
  • A Side: Heartbroken Memories
  • B Side: Signs Of Love
  • Label: Swan
  • Format: 45s



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

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One of the puzzling enigma of the classic Northern Soul era 1973 thru 1975 that this much loves Philly dancer never got bootlegged like all the rest of the popular dancefloor tunes of the time.

Girl group Svengali Richie Barrett teams up with up and coming pianist and wordsmith lyricist and pianist 23 year old Leon "Fingers" Huff taking Three Degrees lead singer being credited alone as performing this magical slice of the Philly sound. Her searing voice sailing aloft on a blanket of the other two "Degrees" choruses with the addition of subtle male vocals from Richie Barrett & Leon Huff subtly enriching the session.
Even with Huff''s rhythmic keyboard pulses, the soaring girl-group choruses, the celestial male harmonizing weld by considerate percussion., The only thing you really hear is Sheila's spectacular towering vocal that becomes indelible even after just one hearing.

It was that now legendary Simon Soussan C90 cassette that I became first acquainted with it's scorching qualities that withered a young Soul boys heart. To this day, my love for this song & Sheila's heavely vocal has never left me. Today it is a tune that stand tall among all those over-played NS classics, as a DJ travesty that the dancefloor is being starved of such brilliance. More than ripe for a huge revival and still nobody has bootlegged it...other than a abhorrent "carver"

Do not pass by the almost as thrilling flipside, again giving up all the qualities as the a-side that Barrett & Huff seem to able to effortlessly conjure up...

Condition Report

Fine clean a-side promo label, flip has a discreet signature (see images). Vinyl has good gloss, revealing on uilta light hairlines under direct light. listen to

A Side

  • Title: Heartbroken Memories

    B Side

  • Title: Signs Of Love
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Philadelphia, Pa