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

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In short, perhaps the most explosion piece of Northern Soul R&B setting fire to 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 who from 1965 was a driving force behind Dylan's success.

"Somebody's Always Trying" underlines Bob Johnston' versatility, by giving a string of frustrating phrases for that sizzling Ted Taylor vocal, to shred with blistering intensity.

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

Condition Report

Two clean labels, impeccable flawless vinyl housed in original company sleeve

A Side

  • Title: Somebody's Always Trying

    B Side

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