TSU Toronadoes

Please Heart Don't Break / Ain't Nothing Nowhere

Rampart Street : RSRS-0644


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  • Artist: TSU Toronadoes
  • A Side: Please Heart Don't Break
  • B Side: Ain't Nothing Nowhere
  • Label: Rampart Street
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Currently again pleasuring Northern Soul dancefloors is this top-drawer vocal group dancer from Houston, Texas. The young 7 man Ovide label studio band who progressed from session work to releasing some of the tightest vocal group Soul ever to emerge from the Lone Star state.

This is a TSU Toronados D.I.Y. project written by band member Will Thomas produced by the TSU Tornados themselves and what a very cool result they come up with.

A whispering brush of the cymbals and a sympathetic guitar, calming horns introduce the beseeching line "Please Heart .. don't break", with that killer momentary pause in the middle of the phrase. Then the male-vocal harmony chorus glides into place. Opening up for the despairing lead voice, to tell his story. Convincingly he relays with caution, he has had his heart broken in the past. His hopes and pain unfold, cradled by the most-deliciously cutting vocal choruses ringing out; as a silky simplistic guitar drives the rhythm. Well timed hand-claps adding another layer to this very classy groove.

Texas Funk fans will adore the flipside, but it pales completely to the brilliance of the Soulful Northern cut we lead with. A slice of real quality that is currently again wowing the Northern Soul dancefloors, after snoozing for over 3 decades.. it's back! and it can only become bigger as plays become more frequent. After being revived by those discerning Sunday chill-out afternoons (myself included), it has now crossed over into main allnighter halls with the same welcoming effect.

Do not pass by, this is a killer tune, you will be hearing a lot more of, as it's long overdue resurgence about to get into full swing.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve contact hairlines when angled in the light.

A Side

  • Title: Please Heart Don't Break

    B Side

  • Title: Ain't Nothing Nowhere
  • Year: 1970
  • City: Houston, Texas