The original by Theresa Lindsey. Many thought it was by Billy Butler at the time in the sixties, we played that one, because, there was no way tget this brilliant original on Golden World as the entire label had been sold to Berry Gordy and shut down.
Baby I Need Your Love by Bobby Williams on the UK Action label was often played at the Blue Note club in Manchester in the late 60’s. I’ve Only Got Myself To Blame was later ‘discovered’ on the Northern Soul scene.
Just a classic Soul record from Mr Bobby Angelle on that graphic label: Money.
Entirely missed on the first Soul scene in the UK, well in the sixties there was just a massive outpouring of releases, each fighting against the main artists output and the main distribution record companies output; drinking from a fire-hose is a good term of description signifying the plethora of Soul 45’s released in that decade – no wonder so many were missed!
Thankfully this is another example of the great work done by Northern Soul evangelist (mostly in the UK) in unearthing such lost gems.
Is this Soul music? Surely its 1966 derivative pop music, ignored by any sixties Soul scene, but strangely not the 70’s Northern one!
A busty lady, actress and appeared topless in Playboy Mag.
She recorded the 45 When You Call Me Baby in 1966 for DECCA.
How on earth it became a Northern Soul favourite? It must have had something to do with the mysterious mechanics of our minds. Obvious in advertising: repeat often and it becomes embedded in our minds. Same with music. If it also comes from an authoritative source (the DJ, the venue etc) combined with an acceptable environment and lots of peer pressures (I like it etc) it becomes reinforced.
This is positive reinforcement, a well known mind manipulation technique in psychology.
So you can blame it on the DJ. In this case it was Richard Searling who pushed it. Of course the function is a two way street, the DJ gets prominence for finding it etc (Attention) The collectors like it (its rare because nobody bought it on its release) It can be danced too, so dancers do what dancers do. Its the beat.
Add amphetamines too and you get extra entrainment. But real Soul music is more than all of this, and this ain’t that!
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