W. Riley / The Techniques

Woman Don't Go Astray / Travelling Man

Technique : TE 922

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  • Artist: W. Riley / The Techniques
  • A Side: Woman Don't Go Astray
  • B Side: Travelling Man
  • Label: Technique
  • Format: 45s



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

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a near flawless copy of this elusive 1971 double hitter.

Winston Riley chooses a King Floyd Soul groove as the a-side of his own highly regarded label. "Woman Don't Go Astray" starting life as a flipside for "Floyd" on the Chimneyville label retains typically jerking funky rhythms King Floyd became recognised for in the early 670's. Jerky, stop-start, arrangements. Winston does a great job on it.. but we think Winston's own composition hidden away on the flipside is the "money" recording on this rarity.

"Travelling Man" is an uplifting vocal group brass driven winner, saturated in real-Soul. Winston's backing boys serve up a masterpiece of seamless harmony, the vocals merrily bobbing along on a raft of blaring but considerate horns and rhythmic dance pulses. A magnificent recoding with huge potential to crossover into rare-Soul territory, as the feel-good lead vocal draws you in with his honeyed voice; whilst the rest of his team gloriously coat the session with hanging-harmonies.

Some tune this is...

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, prong centre firmly in place, tight centre spindle hole indicating little or no turntable action. Very clean vinyl only revealing only occasional light fine surface blemish

A Side

  • Title: Woman Don't Go Astray

    B Side

  • Title: Travelling Man
  • Year: 1973
  • City: United Kingdom