Tommy Navarro

I Cried My Life Away / Club Of Broken Hearts

De Jac : 1253

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  • Artist: Tommy Navarro
  • A Side: I Cried My Life Away
  • B Side: Club Of Broken Hearts
  • Label: De Jac
  • Format: 45s



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

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One of those uncommon Northern Soul classics, that you just can't ever tire of hearing or dancing to...

Driven by mood changing Latin rhythms, decorated with beseeching lyrics beautifully sung by a man in pain.

A New York, Phil Medley & Doug Morris collaboration that just fizzes the senses; with Tommy's silky vocal, "Cha-Cha-ing" his way through, on a wave of Bongos, Latin guitar, and cow-bell thwacks before the Matt Parson's directed barrage of brass bursts into action; the starting pistol for a bevvy of shrill girls to enter the proceedings... this adorable, huge kitchen-sink production with a wealth of dance-delights to get your body motivated.

For decades now a record you always take home, ricocheting around inside your head, with no signs of its addictive percolating "Latin" appeal ever diminishing, I'm as hooked on it today, just as much as I was the first time I heard it... many decades ago.

A Northern Soul evergreen guaranteed to jam up the dancefloor. Even if your DJ set drops into a lull, go and drop Tommy on the turntable and the the rest of night, Mr. DJ will be yours.

No forgetting the thumping stomping flipside is also worthy of your attention.

Condition Report

two clean labels, glorious full gloss mint minus vinyl. A real nice copy, seldom surface in this clean condition nowadays.

A Side

  • Title: I Cried My Life Away

    B Side

  • Title: Club Of Broken Hearts
  • Year: March 1964
  • City: New York, N.Y.