Shirley Johnson

Too Big To Cry / same: instrumental

Lashawn : LA 010

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  • Artist: Shirley Johnson
  • A Side: Too Big To Cry
  • B Side: same: instrumental
  • Label: Lashawn
  • Format: 45s



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

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Only Lynn Vernado's "Wash And Wear Love" gets even close to this Diva-delight, .

Masterful Sister Northern Soul crossover of the very highest order! From the desk of accomplished Norfolk soulman Wilson Williams, who himself has showered his lyrical prowess with his ABC album and his highly sought after local "How Big" 45 releases.

What a perfect marriage Shirley Johnson and Wilson make. Shirley's commanding vocal, sounding like Denise LaSalle or Betty Wright (high praise indeed) as she dismisses love-inflicted pain, brushing it off with a "I'm Too Big To Cry". Shirley certainly is "big"! Big in presence, big in delivery and huge in her convincing inner strength, as she plays out the "My man has done me wrong" lyrics; with poise, calm and soul sister class.

A recording, that epitomizes female Northern Soul crossover, a total dancefloor floor winner, suffering from only one thing...


Condition Report

Tiny name "Ray" on a-side label, otherwise clean. vinyl reveals multiple soft suface hairlines

A Side

  • Title: Too Big To Cry

    B Side

  • Title: same: instrumental
  • Year: 1974
  • City: 4005 Sloop Trail, Cheapeake, Virginia 23221