Funky Friday – Northern Soul Nuggets
This week’s Funky Friday brings you a couple of long lost Northern Soul nuggets, with downloads of both tracks available via the links.
Plus a 5 track home made mini mix featuring both songs posted at the bottom.
An overlooked and underplayed Supremes stomper from 1966, when Diana Ross was just a lowly Supreme and not the separatley billed superstar. It also features(yes,it’s him again!) James Jamerson on bass.
I’ve uploaded the instrumental version of this track as it just seems to have more ‘bounce to the ounce’ than the vocal version.
Two videos were made for this single. One’s a black and white mime filmed in a night-club, but I prefer the colour clip with it’s Hammer Horror overtones and swishy hipshaker strides. It seems to have been filmed at Tintern Abbey? A long way to hoof when Highgate Cemetery must surely have been closer…
This 5 track mini mix includes The Supremes, The Flirtations and 3 other tracks that seem to suit the mood. It’s absolutely free of frills, having only had 10 minutes to rustle it up.
The Track listing is
I Surrender – Bonny St. Claire
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (vocal version)- The Supremes
Nothing But a Heartache – The Flirtations
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Billy Sunshine – Judi Scott