April Stevens – Wanting You

Wanting You (1967)

Whatever happened to Nino ? I guess April Stevens went solo on this, but there he is on the label, Nino Tempo, April’s brother and often duet partner, arranging and conducting this recording, which became a Northern Soul hit in the seventies. Of course, it was totally ignored on the first Soul scene in Northern England i.e, Manchester.

April Stevens
April Stevens – Wanting You, 1967

Having said that, It’s obvious that the beat and tempo that elevates it to northern soul with its rip-off intro, straight from The Isley Brothers. Due to this artist’s other repertoire and the fact that she was white, there was no way it could have been accepted on the early soul scene.

Kev Roberts has it at 165 on his Top 500

April Stevens – Wikipedia