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tried listening but afraid  i couldn't listen to a full hour of that mournful dirge

Cue the baseball bats but sorry I am a philistine and prefer Northern Soul :yes:

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Think Richard said it was a Cameo Parkway artist and recorded in the UK.

Right, I've just had a listen to it on Mixcloud - it's only 10 minutes in anyway.

He said it's an unissued Cameo Parkway acetate from 1966 and maybe recorded in the UK but definately a US artist.

Firstly, it's not the song done by The Jackson 5 which has the same title, but completely different lyrics.

 

I had to play the song a few times as I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but the singer was very familiar (to me).

Eventually it came to me! .... I'm putting my money on it being Jo Armstead  :shhh:

 

So, a quick bit of googling turned up this: 

 

THROUGH THICK AND THIN

Writer: Josephine Armstead, Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson

Publisher: Careers BMG Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co./Renleigh Music, Inc.

 

http://songwritershalloffame.org/index.php/songs/detailed/C325/P280/

 

I'll happily stand corrected if anyone else can come up with any other ideas, but it sounds too much like her not to be - plus she was first with Ashford & Simpson around this period, so it all adds up to it being a songwriter's acetate they did to try and sell the song.  :g: 

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I think that's a good bit of detective work there John. Can hear Nick Ashford and Valerie on backing vocals. :thumbsup:

If it's an acetate why wouldn't we believe who it is I wonder? Those three did loads and loads of acetates.

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'If it's an acetate why wouldn't we believe who it is I wonder?'

 

That's the bit I couldn't understand either Steve - I believed it sounded like her enough to search for the title and her name - Ashford and Simpson just came up in the writer credits.

I hadn't actually noticed their voices, but again they also have a distinctive sound - so I'll have to go have another listen now to check it out  :thumbsup:

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