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John Muff Murfin - A Northern Soul influence ?


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I am sorry if this has been covered before, is so please direct me

I was just looking at selling an LP by Ben Forde (Gospel/ Country) on Pilgrim Records

It was recorded at The Old Smithy in Worcester and then this ... when I did some research and found this on Allmusic ....M&O Band

Studio owner and producer Muff Murfin and his engineer and assistant Colin Owen assembled this UK studio act. Murfin, who ran a recording studio at the back of a department store in Worcester, England, recorded many acts under various names before becoming involved with the burgeoning northern soul scene in the mid-70s. A specialist at duplicating sounds, he recorded tracks for Disco Demand under names like the Jezebelles and the Sounds Of Lancashire and also worked with Wigan’s Ovations. He then built the Old Smithy studio in his large garden and produced television personality John Asher’s 1975 Top 20 revival of ‘Let’s Twist Again’. In 1976, he covered Eddie Drennon’s ‘Let’s Do The Latin Hustle’ as the M&O Band and made it a bigger hit. He was accused of sampling part of Drennon’s track on his record, which he took as a compliment on his close duplication of Drennon’s rhythm track. The publicity, however, harmed the act and future records failed to chart. 

I know he was a DJ, but never had a clue he was behind these (Soul purists need not apply!!!) releases any more info would be great 😃 

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