Friday, 10 December 2010

NS582 Edward Hamilton & The Arabian [196?] - I'm Gonna Love You [Carrie]



b/w        Call Me (Carrie), 
              Tell Me (Mary Jane 1008), 
              Just Let Me Know (Mary Jane 6707), 
              Call Me (Jameco)
Format:  45
Label:    Carrie (Orange/Green), Mary Jane, Jameco
CatNo:   C-6502/009, 1008/6707, 2008
Year:      196?
               £50 Carrie (Green)
               £65 - Mary Jane
               $105 - Jameco White Demo

One of the very first Northern Soul records I bought on the green (reissue) Carrie label 009 (now sells for around £40) and still a favourite.  I'm surprised this was not higher in the 600!  It is an out and out Detroit stomper penned by the great Melvin Davis. Edward Hamilton released this track under several different guises and on different labels; solo on Carrie C-6502 (orange label) & 009 (green label), with The Arabians on Mary Jane 1008 & 6707 and with The Fifes on Jameco 2008.

The first release was on Carrie on the super-rare orange label. It was then reissued on Mary Jane without Call Me with a slightly different take. A later re-release came on Jameco and finally in the mid 70s owing to demand from the Northern Soul scene it was re-issued (legitimately) on Carrie green label.

He had another monster sound on the scene with 'Baby Don't You Weep' also released on Mary Jane 1005 which will be featured later in the top 600.


 



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