Monday, 21 September 2009

NS600 Lorraine Silver [1965] - Lost Summer Love [Pye 7N15922]

600 Lorraine Silver [1965] - Lost Summer Love [Pye 7N15922]
b/w I Know You'll Be There

Format:  45
Label:    Pye
CatNo:  7N15922
Year:     1965
Value:    £100-£320

Kicking off a series of postings bringing you the top 600 Northern Soul tracks of all time (as documented in Kev Robert's book 'The Northern Soul Top 500' (1st issue 2000)) in reverse order.

Lorraine Silver was a 13 year old white jewish schoolgirl from West London who recorded a cover version of a Shelly Fabares (B side) 'Lost Summer Love' in 1965 for Pye records.

Not a 'great' start for the purists - not black and not American and already released by another white female singer Shelly Fabares (as a B side to 'I Know You'll Be There', see below). It may also be argued by purists what this record has to do with soul music at all. However this was a huge sound in the heyday of Wigan Casino around 1976 justifying a reissue on the 'Casino Classics' label around 1978 and allegedly selling around 35,000 copies.

Lorraine Summer released her first ever album 'The Northern Soul Sessions' full of northern soul anthems in September 2004 on Raise the Roof Records (

Shelley Fabares [] - Lost Summer Love [Vee-Jay 64-6695]

'Lost Summer Love' is the flipside of 'I Know You'll Be There'. Stock copies are very rare as only promos pop up. The Honeys are on backing vocals which many consider one of her best recordings along with 'He Don't Love Me'

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