New releases from Hit and Run - January 2021
HR 1523 DON BRYANT – Cloudy Days / Just A Touch Of Your Hand
One of what will be occasional deep soul 45s on the label. In 1967 Detroit’s Wheelsville group of labels took some artists down to Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studio in Memphis. Willie had the Hi house band in, he produced and Don Bryant guided the Detroit artists with his vocals. Later the songs were cut on Jim Coleman and Al Gardner – but what we have here is classic era Memphis deep soul. Unreleased at the time, finally got a CD release in 2006 – and here for the first time on vinyl & 45. Take a listen.
HR 1524 JOHNNIE MAE MATTHEWS – I Have No Choice / My Destination
For our other release this time we’re entering classic territory. Simply an all-time iconic record which sounds as bright today as it ever did. For me, this is the best version of the wonderful Sharon McMahan song. The world-weary delivery from JM almost makes this a deepsoul wonder set at a mid-tempo dance pace.
Our flip here is a real raunchy 1963 r&b Mod dancer on the ‘Northern’ Detroit label, great side – unbelievable 57 years old – maybe explains why every copy I’ve ever found has been truly knackered.
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HR 1523 B - Don Bryant - Just A Touch Of Your Hand 2.53 ref copy.mp3 HR 1524 B - Johnnie Mae Matthews - My Destination 2.12 ref copy.mp3 HR 1523 A - Don Bryant - Cloudy Days 3.46 ref copy.mp3 HR 1524 A - Johnnie Mae Matthews - I Have No Choice 2.34 ref copy.mp3