Baby I Don't Need Your Love / A Man Without A Face

RCA Victor : 1754

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  • Artist: Chants
  • A Side: Baby I Don't Need Your Love
  • B Side: A Man Without A Face
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Format: 45s



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

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Along with Kenny Lynch's "Movin' Away", The Chants "Baby I Don't Need Your Love" is my equal favourite of all the British-born Northern Soul recordings.

An uplifting joyous journey into Liverpool inspired Soul, from the guys who would later contribute to the part-foundation of Britain's most successful Soul group "The Real Thing" .

Even an invitation to share the same stage as The Beatles and no less than 10 7” single releases, Eddie Amoo’s quest to become one of the few and the best British Soul bands was always frustratingly, just out of reach. As his group’s output sat in no-man’s between “Cavern-style” Merseybeat and Soul. No hits, no countrywide fame, but they enjoyed an hardcore Merseyside fan base for these five young hopefuls to keep going. With Eddie Amoo relentlessly writing his own material in search of a real breakthrough, which really should have happened with “Baby I Don’t Need Your Love”

After recording another single in 1967, a cover version of a Howard Tate song, Eddie Amoo picked up his pen yet again, to craft an inspiring piece of aerial dance-soul conducted by Tony Hiller’s assisted by Cyril Payne. The gathering created a magnificent moment in British Soul history, that sadly the Radio Stations at the time, completely passed over.

Listen now to The Chants finest recording, it is about to,lift your day; with an optimistic brass saturated triumphant Northern Soul dance experience, adorned with rich creamy harmonized male-voices harnessing a torrent of orchestral enthusiasm.

This is killer Northern Soul that has yet to reach the pinnacle of its powers, at the moment too few NS DJs own a copy, but in the right hands (say the support of Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman, Nige Brown etc. ) this record has the real-quality to become a monster!

Forever one of my all-time British Northern Soul creations....

The hard working Eddie Amoo did in the end find fame with “The Real Thing’’ and of course by winning Crufts with his Afghan Hound “Viscount Grant”

Eddie Amoo you were a very gifted man indeed...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, revealing on;y the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines under light.

A Side

  • Title: Baby I Don't Need Your Love

    B Side

  • Title: A Man Without A Face
  • Year: 1968
  • City: Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom