Here are a few of the aural delights that have popped through my letter box over the last few weeks.
The Crampton Sisters – Baby Baby
I’ve been after this single for ages and was always getting outbid for it but perseverance won the day and I’ve finally got my grubby hands on it. I first heard this on the Kent compilation Class of 66 and was immediately taken by the oboe, not an instrument you normally associate with soul music. This is a mid-paced dancer of the highest order and I am smitten with the slightly out of tune backing vocals.
O.V. Wright – Love The Way You Love
I first heard about this on Larry Grogan’s excellent Funky 16 Corners blog and had to pick up a copy. I suggest you do likewise, as this is top quality soul with a driving beat and pleading vocals.
Mirettes – Take Me For A Little While
I’ve loved this track for ages but again Larry Grogan prompted me to open my wallet after he wrote about it on his blog. This version knocks seven shades out of the Evie Sands original and is for my money far superior.
Pearl Woods – Sippin Sorrow
This is a top draw rhythm and blues dancer.