Monday, 9 January 2017
This Old Heart of Mine Needs A Fixin'
Today's piece of soul is another track that unfathomably failed to bother the charts in the US on it's release in 1967. It has all the ingredients for greatness, writing credits by Nick Ashford and Valarie Simpson, arrangement by HB Barnum, great brass and excellent female vocals from the three members of the group. It's not as if it was on some tiny obscure mid-west label. it was released on Warner Brothers! I just don't get it how could this record fail? As is the case with most of the soul found in this spot the tune found a home on the dance floors of the North of England in the 70s and has been in demand ever since. My copy of course is a pressing.
There is another version of this track out there by Candy and the Kisses but this is the definitive one.
The Apollas - Mr Creator