Girl I’ve Been Trying To Tell You / I Just Can’t Stand It

Br-Roma : BRR 101

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  • Artist: Ultimates
  • A Side: Girl I’ve Been Trying To Tell You
  • B Side: I Just Can’t Stand It
  • Label: Br-Roma
  • Format: 45s



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

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New York Soul dancer produced on the very cusp of that city’s disco-explosion. A truly wondrous slab of Crossover Soul that suffered from that seismic shift in Black music style, that buried all real-deal Soul dance productions under an avalanche of commerciality as the "Disco" explosion hit out worldwide.

That definitive year of 1974, witnessed the near extermination of vocal group Soulful dance. The dance sound dominated by electric drums, wah-wah guitars as the disco crowd started to “Bump” and “Hustle” to synchronized rhythms, faster tempos and lush orchestral arrangements.

Lyrics portraying lost-love, despair, pain and heartache were now, so passé ; superior-soulful-shufflers now becoming an endangered species..

But not so in Europe, as appreciation of these decidedly moving grooves became the paramount choice of night-club DJs as the Euro-crowd sought an antidote to those more obvious, repetitive dance productions.

Here is one of the very finest Northern Soul crossover grooves ever made, a masterpiece lost in the midst of the Disco Explosion. Today 47 years later, "The Ultimates" still give up that alternative sound, that beckons the Soulful-Mind directly to the dancefloor.

Dance styles, changes, fads, a la mode, trends, fashions come and go. How refreshing that deep-emotion, woven into dance arrangement has been a constant within the Rare Soul Scene for decades.

This is Modern Soul Crossover at its finest... a style you that will always be so much more that just an inclination to dance, it is also an invitation to open up your heart.

PS the flipside will alert Sweet Soul scholars, the 45 is no “one trick pony” two great sides of the real-stuff.

Condition Report

x x otherwise two clean labels, strong gloss vinyl revealing only soft surface blemishes, none affecting the sound- listen and swoon.

A Side

  • Title: Girl I’ve Been Trying To Tell You

    B Side

  • Title: I Just Can’t Stand It
  • Year: 1974
  • City: Fox Car Records, 250 West 57th New York, N.Y. 10019