Tempos

I'll Never Forget / Disc Jockey Paradise

Diamond Jim: DR 8792

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Detail

  • Artist: Tempos
  • A Side: I'll Never Forget
  • B Side: Disc Jockey Paradise
  • Label: Diamond Jim
  • Format: 45s

Condition

Condition

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

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Description


Description

From the hot seat at 12328 Dexter Ave, Detroit, MI 48206 James "Diamond Jim" Riley crafted some of Detroit's finest offerings to Northern Soul.

This 1968 release by The Tempos being IMHO his very best record on the label, ironically the last outing the Tempos had with this James Riley. After their first release as The Moments 4 years earliuer Bufford Glatton, Ben Knight, Herschel Hunter, Sam Pearson and James Davis dispersed into the Detroit music scene.

So where did that attractive rasping vocal of Herschel Hunter move on to? I don't know, but vocals of that remarkable character are rare and unforgettable. Listen how he gently conducts the vocal proceedings. Dictating the lush atmosphere of this haunting slab of quality Northern Soul. His exquisitely scraping voice, perfect to deliver the despair of a love affair turned untrue.

Emotionally elegant as his convincing delivery hits home, whilst his teammates enrich his torment.

In a city heavily populated with accomplished male Soul groups...

THIS RARE DETROIT NORTHERN SOUL AT IT'S VERY FINEST


Condition Report

Pressed at the iconic ARCHER pressing plant. 50 years ago and looking flawless, everything completely unblemished. Nearly a Manship Mint!

A Side

  • Title: I'll Never Forget

    B Side

  • Title: Disc Jockey Paradise
  • Year: 1968
  • City: Detroit, Mich

    Tracklisting