Velvet Hammer

Happy / Party Hardy

Soozi : SOO 112

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  • Artist: Velvet Hammer
  • A Side: Happy
  • B Side: Party Hardy
  • Label: Soozi
  • Format: 45s



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

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Such a popular Northern Soul invitation to dance!

Featuring some of Chicago true rare-soul legends, first comprising of members that served with the Admirations on Peaches, One-Derful, Paree ad La Cindy reads like Chicago's most -wanted every singled a stone-cold Northern Soul winner. Add the voice of that highly gifted writer, arranger, producer the great Andre Williams, a Windy City dream is born.

The a-side was originally "Party Hardy" a pulsating string driven Boogie dancer aimed at putting Andre Williams right into the eye of the nationwide Disco storm. It is great tune enriched by seasoned male-group harmonies and a strong bass guitar.the mix an instant dance tune, but not hit..

Enter the more sophisticated dance tune, written by "Green Berets" Clifford Frazier arranged by Andre Williams who's fluctuating string arrangement is nothing short of genius. Diverging strings cascade from above, as those cultured vocas tighten up around the soaring euphoria they bring. The blending is infectious, the affect it has on a dancefloor is a shoulder to shoulder spelling-binding experience.

A "floorpacker" in the very essence of he word.

Condition Report

Two sparkling full colour labels, full gloss unblemished playing surfaces, close to a MANSHIP MINT!

A Side

  • Title: Happy

    B Side

  • Title: Party Hardy
  • Year: 1977
  • City: Chicago, Il