I'm Gonna Change / Don't Pity Me

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  • Artist: Velours
  • A Side: I'm Gonna Change
  • B Side: Don't Pity Me
  • Label: MGM
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View




It there more influential intro to a 60's dance recording than this?

It's pumping bass-line, haunting-horns, tubular bells set the scene for some proper Northern Soul dancing. An intro that would be repeated two more times through the song, as the crescendo was met again by a compelling bass-line, returning and the ghostly horns hang and the bells ring out.. those breaks would soon inspire testosterone fueled dance-floor synchronization as back drops, spins and hand-claps filled the throng.

For onlookers, it was an awesome like-minded routine of Soul Boy camaraderie, taken home in your head, to be set into those solitary bedroom dance-step practice sessions. At the bigger clubs, Wigan Casino etc the ritual became competitive as the desire for the longest spin, highest backdrop, the loudest hand-clap sparked friendly combat between those vested Adonis's, with glistening sweated bodies. Some of the extravagant spins, even had the "wet-dog" effect as perspiration sprayed out from the performers hair. "I'm Gonna Change" demanded exaggeration in your dance performance, you hand claps were fully stretched arms coming down from aloft with an almighty thwack!

Not many records had the power to ignite such floor-euphoria, or indeed such disappointment as a collector, if you got fooled into buying a counterfeit promo, many collectors did..

Be assure this beautiful promo is 100% authentic, a real deal Northern Soul classic in impeccable condition...

A classic still saturated in the ability to send old-timers into a spin... even though those now yellowing, outgrown vests have long been discarded.

Condition Report

A flawless copy, labels, vinyl and original sleeve virtually unblemished.

A Side

  • Title: I'm Gonna Change

    B Side

  • Title: Don't Pity Me
  • Year: 1967
  • City: new york, n.y.