Friday, 13 March 2009

It's Friday . . . Let's Dance

We are back in northern soul territory this week.

First up we have Millie Jackson with a track which was actually a hit in the US in 1972 it is also # 100 in the Northern Soul Top 500, blowing another myth that all northern soul classics are rare.

Millie Jackson - My Man Is A Sweet Man.

Secondly we have Sissie Houston, yip Whitney's mom with an absolute belter of a track.

Sissie Houston - Bring Him Back

and finally Melba Moore, with a track from 1967 which lay unreleased until it was discovered on a master and became an anthem in the '80s. I remember hearing it a lot at dances and runs during 87/88.

Melba Moore - The Magic Touch


Planet Mondo said...

Magic Touch is one of my fave Northern tunes, but I only know it bythe Bobby Fuller Four (which you can grab as part of a mix here ) - so the Melba version is a real treat

Luther Ingrams Exus Trek is probably all time favourite of all time though grabbable here

drew said...

Thanks for the mix Mondo

The Melba Moore is the original, although the Bobby Fuller version was played at the Casino.

Exus Trek is a very good tune and at £150 a pop for the single rather expensive.

Simon said...

Got the melba and sissie already, great tracks both. But the millie I didn't have. Thanks for that!!