Wooden Nickels

Nobody But You / More Than a Friend

Omen : 14 DJ


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  • Artist: Wooden Nickels
  • A Side: Nobody But You
  • B Side: More Than a Friend
  • Label: Omen
  • Format: 45s



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

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Proper, real-deal Northern Soul that has amazingly escaped all forms of bootlegging through the decades, how refreshing is that!

Another standout dance creation from those talented Californian cousins Chester & Gary Pipkin. Their names on a label is synonymous with classic style Northern Soul of the highest calibre. This example is no exception, as the boys steer Brenda & Patrice Holloway, Pat Hunt, Zelpha Crawford through 60's girl-group supremacy.

A Wigan Casino classic spin that amazingly escaped the dubious honor of being bootlegged at the time; with the following decades adding layer after layer to it's reputation of a tune you can drop the needle on anytime any place, getting heads and feet moving.

This tune gives you a drop of the proper stuff. REAL-DEAL-NORTHERN SOUL that stomps from start to finish. On sweet girl vocal lead, riding a wave of male vocal group backing, relentless driving bassline rhythms attacked by a searing Soul-Sister voices. Partitioned by a heavy piano thumping out distilled Northern Soul fuel, an instrumental break to die-for, the type that detonated the "Casino" dancefloor to floor-destroying, hands aloft, arms-wide handclapping hysteria.

So very classic Motown style - but better!

But do not passed by the dreamy harmony ballad on the flipside a fabulous "Lowrider" candidate.

This PROMO copy is in irreproachable clean condition..

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss on vinyl, revealing only a couple of soft marks when angled in the light, nothing affecting play, listen to the crisp, loud and clean soundfile and prepare to be lifted off your seat.

A Side

  • Title: Nobody But You

    B Side

  • Title: More Than a Friend
  • Year: February 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, California