Sweet Pearl

You Mean Everything To Me / While We Are Together

Leopard Head : UR 2552


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  • Artist: Sweet Pearl
  • A Side: You Mean Everything To Me
  • B Side: While We Are Together
  • Label: Leopard Head
  • Format: 45s



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

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Climbing back into big demand, this very scarce Memphis double hitter is back where it belongs, on the want-lists across the globe for modern rare-soul DJs and collectors.

Obscure in the extreme, a D.I.Y. project by the group themselves, creating two contrasting dance genres on one 1981 session. The mysterious G. Wright, J. Cole and C. Nelson

If any city was gonna resist the 80s trend of moving away from real instruments for the dreaded synthesizer, it was Memphis; a city who's streets seemed to be littered with talented horn blowers & bass guitarists by the dozen.

So how refreshing, in fact totally gratifying to encounter this 1981 sublime Bluff City double hitter.

You are about to listen to exactly the reason why, we all love soul in the first place. Gentle guitar opens for classy fluid understated horns set the tone for a beautifully delivered Soul Sister vocal crafting a Soulful-stepper of the highest quality. Dreamy, sultry sexy soul just perfect for devotees of the Soul Essence Weekenders or the much missed "Orwell" atmosphere.

Flip it over for a "Summer In the Parks" paced 80s runaway-train rhythm full-on Boogie dancer. Frantically overflowing with all the ingredients required to build a funk based dance 80s dance tune whilst still retaining all the soulful aspects of "You Mean Everything To Me" mid-paced masterpiece.

Its an awesome double-delight and of course a current play once again for the upfront rare-soul DJ who own this beauty.

Judging by the very few copies on YouTube, this record is rarely encountered in clean crisp playing condition. With the pure subtly of "You Mean Everything To Me" the last thing the collector or DJ needs is crackle & pops!

Condition Report

Two crisp clean powder-blue labels, full gloss mint minus, play perfect vinyl.

A Side

  • Title: You Mean Everything To Me

    B Side

  • Title: While We Are Together
  • Year: 1981
  • City: Memphis, Tennessee