Gotta Be a Flase Alarm / Movin' And Groovin'

Harthon : VOL 138

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  • Artist: Volcanos
  • A Side: Gotta Be a Flase Alarm
  • B Side: Movin' And Groovin'
  • Label: Harthon
  • Format: 45s



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

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With the same raw energy Del Sharh would utilize when crafting the Show Stoppers - Ain't Nothing But A House Party - here crafting another pulsating Philly pounder!

Del Sharh aka Carl Fisher had a long and fruitful association with the Volcanoes writing such greats as "Storming Warning" "It's Against The Laws Of Love" whilst carrying on a writing & singing career with The Vibrations...this man had a penchant for a Northern Soul stomper, he created so many. This his rarest contribution to NS, is ironically also his most potent and least heard. This time his writings are harnessed to a blistering Harthon production... so buckle up and expect a hair-raising ride onto the Northern Soul dancefloor.

A whirlpool of full-on brutal brass, a burping Mike Terry sax peppers the background, a piccolo heightens the arrangement as squealing voices take to air, then the introduction of a trombone adds yet another layer to an already spectacular arrangement. You have to listen to it more than once to take in everything that's going on in the orchestral masterpiece laced with insistent male voices.

Utterly brilliant real-deal Northern Soul with a searing vocal group harmony performance from the Northern Soul text book... one of the most neglected Northern Soul allniter greats of all time.. has rarity again keot it away from influential DJ sets?

FUNK fans check out the James Bynum flipside of duelling horns and persistent percussion another solid no-holds-barred Harthon production.

Two top-sides one very tricky 45 to acquire in this fine clean condition.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl revealing only a few feeble hairlines under direct light. plays as you can hear clean, crisp and true.

A Side

  • Title: Gotta Be a Flase Alarm

    B Side

  • Title: Movin' And Groovin'
  • Year: 1968
  • City: Philadelphia, Pa