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PRE-1964 NORTHERN SOUL

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Over the past 10 years or so, many "new" records to grace the scene were released before 1964, which means probably before the term "Soul" was properly used. I decided to put a list together of the titles I know from this period of music, and a lot of them tend to fall into the R&B category (love or hate 'em!). Here are my contributions; anyone know of any more?

VARETTA DILLARD: That's Why I Cry (RCA) 1958

RICHARD BERRY: Have Love Will Travel (Flip) 1959

JOHNNY ADAMS: Come On (US Ric/UK Top Rank) 1959

IRMA THOMAS: Don't Mess With My Man (Ron) 1960

CHARLES SHEFFIELD: It's Your Voodoo Working (Excello) 1961

BETTY O'BRIEN: She'll Be Gone (Liberty) 1961

SHERRI TAYLOR: He's The One That Rings My Bell (Gloreco) 1961

JOE SIMON: I See Your Face (Hush) 1961

DICK JORDAN: I Want Her Back (US Jamie/UK Piccadilly) 1961

CLYDE McPHATTER: I Never Knew (Mercury) 1961

THE FLAMINGOS: I Know Better (End) 1961

THE PENTAGONS: Gonna Wait For You (Sutter) 1961

TOMMY FRONTERA: (You're My) Leading Lady (Hi-Lite) 1961

JUSTIN JONES: Dance By Yourself (US Flippin'/UK London) 1961

TED TAYLOR: I Lost The Best Thing I Ever Had (Dade/Soncraft) 1961

BENNY SPELLMAN: This Is For You My Love (Alon) 1962

DEAN BARLOW: Third Window From The Right (Lescay) 1962

BARBARA DANE: I'm On My Way (Trey/Capitol) 1962

THE CHESTERFIELDS: You Walked Away (Philips) 1962

DANNY MOORE: Somebody New (Allrite) 1962

ROY HAMILTON: Earthquake (Epic) 1962

THE DRAPERS: Your Love Has Gone Away (Gee) 1962

THE SQUIRES: Don't Accuse Me (Gee) 1962 (the next release after the Drapers!)

MAXINE BROWN: Am I Falling In Love (US ABC/UK HMV) 1962

H B BARNUM: It Hurts Too Much To Cry (US RCA/UK RCA Victor EP) 1962

BARBARA REDD: I'll Be All Alone (SPQR) 1963

TIMI YURO: Insult To Injury (Liberty) 1963

LARRY TRIDER: Carbon Copy (Coral) 1963

THE DELCOS: Arabia (Showcase/Ebony/Show Me) 1963

THE CLEFTONES: There She Goes (US Gee/UK Columbia) 1963

THE DIPLOMATS: Cards On The Table (Arock) 1963

TONY WILLIAMS: How Come (US or UK Philips) 1963

THE SHUFFLERS: Always Be Mine (Crackerjack) 1963

Gene

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Oh dear oh dear.....some real stinkers in there. I'm sure that Barbara Redd pants was in a Gary Cooper Western?

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Ronnie Love: Chills and Fever.....1960!!!!!!! if i remember correctly

John

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excello thing, quite popular a few years ago

does sound dodgy imo at home but worked for some at time when out and loud

someone described it once as a sort of vocal to good rockin

once played it on radio, was followed by comments such as "we had to get wind up gramphone for that one"

faire few later versions including tiny whatshername topsy ? and better one by on ronn by Ted Taylor

quite infamous love/hate it thing - :) )

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untouchables - raisin sugar cane - madison 1961

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Well, we've got cowboy plumbers, cowboy builders...........why not cowboy soul? Same meaning lol!!!!

Gene

OMG Chalky - we've just knocked up 179 posts each with this one!!

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O.k so not agreat record, however her vocal performance is pretty good !.

Thinx the backing singers were having a laugh .........

And as for Dean Barlow......Just don't get me started.

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Over the past 10 years or so, many ?new? records to grace the scene were released before 1964,

How about JImmy Ruffin's "Don't feel sorry for me" on Miracle? Not bad for a 43 year old record!

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got to add one to that list, i've read it was recorded/released in 63 put seen it on a Lupine compilation where the sleeve notes says 64, but its the BRILLIANT 'Has it happened to you yet' the Falcons (what a line up of chaps), again covered by Edwin, somebody might shed light on this one. It deffinetly a tears to the eye job for me.

adios amigos

pedro

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Yes, that's right it did come out on a compilation ( speciality records U.K ) lp6602.

It also has Bobby Williams ..Tell it to my face, another great track. "Has it happened to you yet " did come out on Lupine in 7" format, however is very rare.

Would imagine about £200 mark at guess.

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Has anyone mentioned "The Walk" by Jimmy McCraklin? My Brother in law had a 78 of this and I know it was a Wheel fave.

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Has anyone mentioned "The Walk" by Jimmy McCraklin?  My Brother in law had a 78 of this and I know it was a Wheel fave.

The Walk by Jimmy McCracklin was issued in about 1958 on US Chess, on UK London, I imagine on both 45 and 78. It was played on BBC's 6.5 Special. In 1964 it was played in London "Mod" clubs, and on the dance spot on Ready Steady Go. It was re-issued on an EP, R&B Showcase on Pye International. In my opinion a great track that I would love to hear played now.

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Wasn't Zig Zag Lightening also another pre 64 wheel spin, spin geddit? oh never mind!

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For those who are not aversed to a bit of the early stuff......

FLIPside

Sheridans

50 Calder Warfe Mills

Huddersfield Road

Ravensthorpe

Dewsbury

West Yorkshire

Saturday May 1st

9pm - 7am

Room 1

Driving New Breed R&B, Killer 60s Soul and a smattering of Popcorn

Guest DJs....Mace & Ciro

Residents....Horse, Ted, Joe & Mark

Room 2

Funk Special with Kym Fuller (Jazzman Records),

Chris McBride (Friday night Fish Fry), Mik Parry (Sheffield) & Pete Shuttleworth

WOOF!

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Yvonne Baker and the sensations on Argo "Eyes" certain this was pre 1964, plus it's one of the most atmospheric ballads i own.

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The Walk is great. There is another nice version of it by Lou Cazz on VeeJay, with the Jimmy McCracklin orchestra. I'm not sure of the exact vintage of all of these 'newies' but I think they were pre '64 or thereabouts.

Lula Reed - Walk On By Me

Little Joe Cook - I'll Never Go To A Party Again

Harvey - Any Way You Wanta

Marv Johnson - Come On & Stop

Patti La Belle - The Jokes On You

Rosco (Gordon) & Barbara - Could This Be Love

Carol Fran - I'm Gonna Try

Barbara English - Fever/Bad News

Sam & Dave - You Aint No Big Thing Baby - Roulette

Betty Everett - I've Got A Claim On You

Nappy Brown - Coal Miner

Little Willie John - I'm Shakin ( There are 2 versions of this. the first issue has Cottage For Sale as the flip. The other has Person To Person. The latter is the better one).

SLIM

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Hi Mike enjoyed the Sensations link, yeah i picked the "Eyes" thing up from a freind of mine, and i must say i love it, guess thats the endearing beauty of this music, we all can't like the same thing, and i suppose that just shows how rich, deep and varied the styles of soul that are available to us.

all the best Brett

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