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Johnnie Mae Matthews - I Have No Choice / That's When It Hurts - BIG HIT - RSD 2024
Release Date :  May 2024
Release notes go like this
Johnnie Mae Mathews is fondly referred to as being 'The Godmother Of Detroit Soul' as she was responsible for creating at least 8 different Detroit record labels and for discovering and nurturing many future Motown artists in their early years. In fact she was a major source of inspiration for the young Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.
We are delighted to finally be releasing what many people consider to be the pinnacle of independent Detroit Soul music, the impeccable and gut-wrenching 'I Have No Choice', the defining record of Johnnie Mae Mathews many recordings with the equally impressive 'That’s When It Hurts' on the flip. 'I Have No Choice' is a record that has finally hit the heights it always deserved after being a cult record for almost 50 years and is now commanding a staggering £1200-1500 for a decent original copy for those lucky enough to be in that league.
Picture sleeve featuring Johnny herself in full swing and fully remastered, heavyweight vinyl 45.
Can listen to both sides above 
 


Listen: Johnnie Mae Matthews - I Have No Choice

Listen: Johnnie Mae Matthews - That's When It Hurts