Monday 22 April 2013

The Girl Across The Street

Frequently within the realm of northern soul some of the best known and best loved tracks have been recorded by people whom nothing much is known about apart from where and when they recorded the track.

Moses Smith is one of those artists, The Girl Across The Street is a superlative song, a great pounding beat and those yearning vocals but apart from the fact he recorded this track in Philadelphia in 1967 and that he released another cracker of a single for Cotillion the Atlantic offshoot (which I just so happened to pick up a splendid 10 single boxset at Monorail on Saturday), nothing else is known of the man which I find sad as he has absolutely no idea of the joy that thousands of people have either listening to or dancing to this classic which he created.

Moses Smith - The Girl Across The Street.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this record! I used to collect northern soul 45s in the '80s and had my own copy . . . but sometimes real life interferes with record collecting. Since then, I've only had it as a very crappy sounding iTunes purchase. It's always been one of my favourites.


Anonymous said...

It appeared on Dion records in 1968.