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You've Been Cheatin' - The Shell (1966)

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Another website describes this track as follows:

"A stomping cover of Curtis Mayfield's "You've Been Cheatin'" that had been a Top 40 hit for The Impressions a year earlier. Collectors of rare UK Tamla/Motown-styled material will be frothing at the mouth over the crystalline version of this unreleased acetate from August 1966 that's included here."

Here's the story behind it.

In the 60's I used to see a band that played around Essex and beyond named the Marvin Lois Enterprise. IMHO they were the best white Soul/R&B band around. Obviously not just my opinion as they were picked up by EMI(Columbia) rebranded as The Shell and a single was released. It was a good track but more pop than soul and unfortunately it bombed. No more singles after that.

I remember someone telling me that their producer at Columbia was a very young Tim Rice but I never confirmed that until earlier this year when a CD was released with some of TR's earliest productions on it. And lo and behold there were the 2 sides of The Shell's single and a third unreleased track which is this cover of "You've Been Cheatin'". At last I had one track of this great band sounding how I remembered them.

I just wondered if any of you DJ's is interested in giving it a listen. If it got just one play on the soul/R & B circuit after 40 years in the EMI vaults it would make my day/decade/millenium.

I'm happy to lend the CD to anyone who is interested (U.K. pref)

MB

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I just wondered if any of you DJ's is interested in giving it a listen. If it got just one play on the soul/R & B circuit after 40 years in the EMI vaults it would make my day/decade/millenium.

I'm happy to lend the CD to anyone who is interested (U.K. pref)

MB

Any chance of posting up the tune?

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Any chance of posting up the tune?

Simon

With pleasure - but how do I do that from a CD please?

Just need an "idiot's guide".

MB

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Simon

With pleasure - but how do I do that from a CD please?

Just need an "idiot's guide".

MB

Use audiograbber,its free and easy :thumbsup:

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Use audiograbber,its free and easy :thumbsup:

Ken

Thanks for that. I wasn't aware of this software so look forward to downloading it and giving it a go.

I've already loaned the CD to a forum member so as soon as I have it back will do my best to grab the track and upload it.

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Ken

Thanks for that. I wasn't aware of this software so look forward to downloading it and giving it a go.

I've already loaned the CD to a forum member so as soon as I have it back will do my best to grab the track and upload it.

MB

Cant wait mr Barrett :thumbsup:

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