Van Dykes

Save My Love For a Rainy Day / Tears Of Joy

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  • Artist: Van Dykes
  • A Side: Save My Love For a Rainy Day
  • B Side: Tears Of Joy
  • Label: Mala
  • Format: 45s



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

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It is not often you can say, a record producer takes a Motown recording and makes it better. This Norman Whitfield composition never achieved more than album track recognition in 1967. Until a quick on the draw Charles Stewart saw potential for a four man Texas Soul gathering to revamp it into a hit.

Rondalis Tandy, Wenzon Mosley, Eddie Nixon and James Mays and his rich baritone. Do such a beautiful job on pouring out vocal-group Motown retaining a little street-corner nous for "edge" with a seamless flood of harmony Soul.

Charles Stewart thundering bass-line intro, peppered with ringing vibes, blasted skyward by a barrage of brass, then met head-on by Ron Tandy's searing falsetto.

It is one of the most motivational intros of them all - park your drink and dash to the dancefloor, it is a record you can really dig your feet into. Driven to the brink by a torrent of male voices..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at it's most exhilarating

and the flipside is delicious top drawer Sweet Soul harmony. That showcases one of the most gifted Soul groups, who sadly failed to make worldwide fame.. The Impressions, Manhattans, Dramatics, Temptations, The Dells would not have sung "Tears Of Joy" finer than the fabulous Van Dykes. A group who never quite reached the dizzy heights their talents so deserved.

THIS IS SWEET SOUL at it's most exquisite

Condition Report

A tiny red release date of November 29 '67 written on the a-side label is the only speck of infiltration into this discs perfectness. Impeccable vinyl revealing on the finst of hairlines upon intense inspection. Strong Mint - / Mint - dol

A Side

  • Title: Save My Love For a Rainy Day

    B Side

  • Title: Tears Of Joy
  • Year: 1967
  • City: Fort Worth, Texas