Monday 9 May 2016
This is my second favourite Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons track after The Night which made number fourteen in my Northern Soul Top 50 series from last year. Beggin' was originally released in 1967. I don't remember hearing it at many dances back in the day but I did have it on a compilation tape. I seem to remember Dave the Mod playing the Timebox version.There is also a rather good cover of this by Dutch band Shocking Blue.
It took that French bloke, Pilooski to bring this brilliant dancer back to prominence with his re-edit nine years ago. I love his version but I think that the original just edges it.
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Beggin'