The music itself is pretty nifty, too. 'Sailboat', in particular, is a pleasing small scale shuffler that's not unlike a slightly muffled, less parpy take on Archie Bell and The Drells' 'Tighten Up':
I could look (and have looked!) at record labels for hours on end. Northern Soul scene stalwart Chalky has a nice gallery with over a thousand scans of labels from his collection including this Bob and Gene original. Next time the rain's battering down outside (like...ooh...tonight!) I recommend pouring yourself a cuppa and spending a wee while picking your own favourite label.
Did you pick up the non-lp single on Daptone, It's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know)/Lonely Nights? Well worth your pennies.ReplyDelete
Ah, I hadn't twigged that there was a non-lp single. Great! I'll do a bit of rummaging when I get home. Nice tip again, sir!ReplyDelete
Did you know that there is a Northern Soul exhibition on in Dundee at the moment? There's a (very) short film of people dancing and some record boxes, flyers etc. It's OK, if you're passing.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I checked out the exhibition a few weeks ago. I wrote a mean-spirited blog about it and then felt awful so didn't post it. I'm going to write another, though.
hey Ben...checked out the non-lp single and it's ace! Great tip. Nice picture sleeve, too.ReplyDelete