Skip Jackson and the Shantons

I'm On to You Girl / Promise That You'll Wait


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  • Artist: Skip Jackson and the Shantons
  • A Side: I'm On to You Girl
  • B Side: Promise That You'll Wait
  • Label: Dot Mar MANSHIP MINT
  • Format: 45s



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

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A MANSHIP MINT for Christmas!

In recent times, this 45 has reemerging on selective rare Soul gatherings play lists as a "revived" spin, as the first time round I don't think our minds were not quite "educated" enough to it subtleties to fully appreciate the two dynamic sides this rare-soul double-hitter has to offer.

We lead with the powerful mid-tempo a-side, Skip's gravelly vocal gargles the lyrics as a soothing male harmony chorus enriches the background. Back in the 70's when this 45 first started to get noticed, it just wasn't the Motownesque upbeat production the dancefloor then craved. Although appreciated, talked about, it was rarely heard "out". But "today" this 45 stands not alone, as one we shamefully passed over. hear a barrage of brass, decorated with infectious guitar rhythms; laying down a groove that instantly grabs your attention. Just perfect for Skip's very impressive vocal. Add to that the relentless silky male-harmony choruses from time-served beautifully seasoned voices of "The Shantons" building up the arrangement, for Skip's snarling his way through those persuasive words;

An undeniably classy Northern Soul recording that would add substance to any DJ set..

Whilst the flipside is the original version of the much-loved Soulful Stepper/Carib Soul style 1972 stroller recorded by Michael Lizzmore on Capitol, another recording that enjoys a cult appreciation.
Skip's original version, is more muscular, imposing and arguably better than Michael L's vocal on his rarely seen 45.

So here's a 45 giving up not one but two great sides, top side is solid Northern Soul enjoying a strong renaissance, after our cloth-eared past never paid it the attention it so deserved. Not forgetting it also boasts a beautiful Cross-over flipside, the meatier original version also picking up some Sunday-Chill action..

An essential DJ box disc, we'd say, shimmering with quality two-4-one value.

Condition Report

two perfect labels, full gloss unblemished vinyl - MANSHIP MINT

A Side

  • Title: I'm On to You Girl

    B Side

  • Title: Promise That You'll Wait
  • Year: 1969
  • City: New York, N.Y.