Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? ) / If Love Comes Knocking

Chadwick : CH 102

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  • Artist: Topics
  • A Side: Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? )
  • B Side: If Love Comes Knocking
  • Label: Chadwick
  • Format: 45s



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

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Part of the short-lived branch of Joe Evan's magnificent Carnival label that had already given the Soul collector so many finely crafted Soul 45's to lust after.But no many as rare and frustratingly elusive as this one.

When Joe Evans decided on another label, he chose a name close to home; his next label named after the busy Chadwick Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Simplistic but memorable in design that promised so much before being abandoned after just two releases. With group members Ronald McCoy & Vaughn Curtis writing both sides (and boy what sides they are)

The Topics had also recorded "She's So Fine" another stand out Ronald McCoy song. But their Chadwick 45 hit home Northern Soul brilliance no matter which side the stylus clashed with.

I do remember "Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? ) being one of my all-time personal favorites with my heavy bias towards male vocal-group Northern Soul dancers, so blinkered was I; I had never even played the B-side, until by mistake I queued up the flip announced it as "Hey Girl" then this amazing record thundered from the speakers, what an happy error that was; as the crowd at The Attic, Mansfield ( a true champion of Rare & Underplayed) caused a shoulder to shoulder mini-jam at the turntable to see what it was. Since then "Love Comes Knocking" as been my first choice of play. With "Hey Girl" always at the ready for a refreshing change and a certain dancefloor response.

Rarely seen for sale and offering up two side of distilled vocal-group Northern Soul at it most impressive.

Condition Report

Fine clean labels, vinyl reveals some surface hairlines but as you can hear both sides play clean, loud and true.

A Side

  • Title: Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? )

    B Side

  • Title: If Love Comes Knocking
  • Year: 1965
  • City: Newark, New Jersey