- Artist: Two People
- A Side: Stop, Leave My Heart Alone
- B Side: Love Dust
- Label: Revue
- Format: 45s
In recent years "Two People" is enjoying a huge renaissance, fondly remembered by those who local NS events in and around East Anglia. That is why Tony Dellar has been re-activating this unusual stomper in recent years to a much-welcome response.
Starting it’s Northern Soul journey way, way back in the early 70s with the “Merlin” of Northern Soul, Tony Dellar inside his castle of Soul “The Howard Mallett” club Cambridge, a place of magical homely proportions, that should be considered one of the truly-pioneering, in fact ground-breaking, NS clubs of all time.
Written by "Big Don's Rebellion" lead man Donald Bennett, this almost forgotten killer, is being played out and about again, it reignited my love for this old favourite. Not heard it, in a while and now it sounds so darn good… So decidedly different, instantly appealing, as the Donald Bennett percussion and vibe cocktail drills into your brain, elevated by two emotional vocals (Bill Woodruff and Donald Bennett). But then an innovative moment lifts the recording to yet another level. With a mix of fantastic fuzz-guitar wailings from the celebrated "Animals" guitarist Victor Briggs blended with searing string section breaks, cemented with compelling "ooh-oohs" from the pairing..
THIS TUNE HAS IT ALL
After over 40 years sitting on the back-burner of DJ’s boxes, take a leaf out of Tony Dellar's vastly experienced book. This is an inspired drop, that drips with inventiveness, inspiration & individualism.
Noting that this copy is near pristine, still snug in it’s birth-sleeve.
as for Tony Dellar…you may ask why we don’t see more of him.. well he was last seen walking down the A1, in his dressing gown, waving a sparkling wand conjuring spells of those enchanting “Howard Mallet” experiences to return..
BUT WAIT there's more, the flipside "LOVE DUST" is an overlooked masterpiece of the Northern Soul Crossover - so damn good I was in two mind as to keep this 45 myself and drop "Love Dust" into my DJ box, absolutely perfect for a head-turning drop at any Sunday Chill afternoon or Soul Essence ort Liverpool Weekenders.
"Love Dust" in my tune for August 2022 - saturated in untold potential!
Condition ReportTwo clean promo labels, full gloss Mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light. Strong mint minus, flawless fidelity.
- Title: Stop, Leave My Heart Alone
- Title: Love Dust
- Year: 1968
- City: Los Angeles, California