Ted Taylor

Somebody's Always Trying / Top Of The World

Okeh : 4-7198

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  • Artist: Ted Taylor
  • A Side: Somebody's Always Trying
  • B Side: Top Of The World
  • Label: Okeh
  • Format: 45s



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

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In short, surely this is one of the most explosion pieces of Northern Soul R&B, setting fires across the dancefloor's of Europe today...

Seems strange this potent screamer was written by a man who went on to lift Bob Dylan to stardom.. but Columbia's in-house writer/producer Bob Johnston (aka Joey Byers) who from 1965 was a driving force behind Dylan's success.

"Somebody's Always Trying" underlines Bob Johnston' versatility, his creativity providing a string of "frustration" phrases for that sizzling Ted Taylor vocal, to shred up with blistering intensity.

Wow! this is Northern Soul R&B at it most inspiring - no wonder the dancefloor becomes overload the moment Ted's intimidating vocal starts...

TOUGH-GUY NS R&B at it's most scintillating...

Irresistible invitation to dance..

Condition Report

Two ultra clean labels, absolutely no storage wear, crisp full shine gold text. Full gloss vinyl revealing only the finest, softest storage hairlines. Plays perfectly

A Side

  • Title: Somebody's Always Trying

    B Side

  • Title: Top Of The World
  • Year: 1964
  • City: New York, N.Y.