Willie Wade

When Push Comes To Shove / Come Into My World

Nite Life : 70,001

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  • Artist: Willie Wade
  • A Side: When Push Comes To Shove
  • B Side: Come Into My World
  • Label: Nite Life
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: h2o
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Willie Wade the man behind a Northern Soul anthem, when he sang and crafted The Jades "I'm Where It's At" today considered one of the NS Hall Of Fame greats. How about this delicacy of Northern Soul Crossover excellence.

The two recordings could not be further apart more distant poles apart. But isn't that the irresistible allure o Northern Soul, no stone unturned, no style overlooked or ignore. A scene driven by so many differing tastes the best pf each genre bubbling to the top, meeting open minds and open arms.

"When Push Comes To Shove" having notes of Little Anthony at his peak, a considerate arrangement involving a cooing male group cradling those pleading words. Simplistic piano pulses lifting it into another dimension. Whether it be blisters on your feet and palms that excites you, or the inner calm of gliding through Crossover Soul at it's very finest.. emotionally absorbing as you lose yourself in its pleading, hopefulness.

Crossover Northern Soul? Right up there jostling with Chuck Cockerham, James Phelps for pole position of the greatest Crossover tunes ever..

The flipside is also outstanding, but "When Push Comes To Shove" just knocks it way out the park... for me one of the greatest 60's Soulful Gliders of all time.

But I still dream of finding a Jades - I'm Where It's At - on this simplistically gorgeous green Nite Life label - one day.

Condition Report

full gloss vinyl, revealing only the merest sleeve storage blemish or two. PLays sweet, crisp and clean. A-side label has a few h2o droplet stains, no flaking, text is unaffected, just cosmetic freckles..

A Side

  • Title: When Push Comes To Shove

    B Side

  • Title: Come Into My World
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal