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New 45 - Rose Marie McCoy & Helen Miller - North Broad St Records

New 45 - Rose Marie McCoy & Helen Miller - North Broad St Records magazine cover

News just in from Colin Law aka @Lawman about the second North Broad St Release...

Rose Marie McCoy & Helen Miller - Teardrops and Heartaches - North Broad St Records NBS002BL

We have hooked up with Mind UK, the Mental Health Charity, where we will be donating from the profits from this release. Rose Marie McCoy & Helen Miller were highly respected song writers. The Brill Building in the New York offices was mainly where they both worked together. Travelling back and forward to Detroit, where they worked with Golden World and Revilot, iconic northern soul label, with credits appearing on, Our Love is in the Pocket, I’m Spellbound and many others. They both also worked with Maxine Brown, Freddie Scott, Jerry Butler and Chuck Jackson who worked at Sceptre-Wand. They also provided several of the songs for Lenny Welch, Sarah Vaughan, Tommy Hunt including many others. Teardrops Heartaches is presented from a McCoy and Miller demo acetate, more than likely for one of the above artists, unfortunately never released until now. We have re-engineered the demo to achieve the best quality from the recording, and once again our engineer has done us proud. The massive powerful slab of midtempo monster I personally see as you enter at the end of the set, a true all-nighter in Britain or Europe, It is that good, I hope you all agree

Bruce Cloud – Where did we go wrong - North Broad St Records NBS002BL

The reason we have chosen the Mind UK Charity is for personal reasons as well as Bruce himself. His story touched us with the words to his last song being very sad. This was his last ever recording in the studio, yet again another unreleased track. He did have a couple of northern soul hits on Era and an album track. Unfortunately, Bruce suffered from mental health issues which led to him becoming disillusioned with the music industry and he gave up recording music, going on to work in a chemist until he sadly took his own life. Sadly, a good friend of mine who was heavily involved within the soul scene we all love, also tragically took his own life. I feel this record is a poignant reminder to talk to your family and friends, its ok not to be ok.


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Available via North Broad Street Records website 

Current release date scheduled early December 2020 


edit: release date added by site

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wow blown away with the interest in this proper Northern soul  mid tempo monster, the type of tune we have all ended our sets with, big hand claps and totally glued to the dance floor to the end,  pure northern soul at its very very best magical  tune, Both side unreleased  just like the first release,  we give two magical  unreleased tracks  with a bruce cloud on the flip, click on the link to grab your copy now on pre release. www.northbroadst.co.uk.thank you for all your support on the last release and now this cracking tune,


Colin law / Johnny buckley 

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On 04/11/2020 at 20:57, Soulfusion said:

Sounds bloody marvellous Colin. Just ordered a couple of copies. Profits going to a good cause as well :thumbsup:

good lad, thanks for your support buddy, stay safe next few weeks 

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Wow!  The Rose Marie McCoy is stupendously beautiful!   Helen Miller was a writer for Screen Gems-Columbia.  Does anyone know who was the producer, and what record company paid for the recording session?

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8 hours ago, Windlesoul said:

I provided this article on North Broad St. Records for Howard Earnshaw's Soul Up North magazine (October 2020); introducing Colin, John and the label's activities. May be of interest:


So, as I had guessed, The Rose Marie McCoy recording was a demo to try to sell the song to a Record Company, but, unfortunately, we don't know who financed the demo.

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On 06/11/2020 at 18:56, Robbk said:

So, as I had guessed, The Rose Marie McCoy recording was a demo to try to sell the song to a Record Company, but, unfortunately, we don't know who financed the demo.

unfortunately not,  that is why we have hooked up with mind uk to donate money to a mental health charity. The acetate in question was handed personally to a very good friend of mines she could not remember who sang it either, so we credited it to Rose and Helen which we felt was only right.o and yes it was a demo for other artists. 

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8 minutes ago, Davey S said:

Have people been receiving their records as mine have not arrived yet ?

Dave Shaw. 

Hi Dave 

The release is on pre release at moment, release date is early December, sorry if there has been any confusion.


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