Wednesday 26 February 2020
Nothing But A Heartache
This is such a good song with a bit of a strange provenance. The Flirtations were a trio from South Carolina and recorded Nothing But A Heartache in 1968, so far so nothern soulie but it was released on the Decca subsidiary Deram and produced by Wayne Bickerton who co-wrote the song with Tony Waddington who as a production writing duo would go on to have great success with the Rubettes during the early 70s. Unfortunately this track failed to make the top 50 in the UK but did make the Billboard Top 40 Stateside where it spent 14 weeks in the Top 100.
The Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache