Saturday, 18 December 2010

NS557 Mickey Moonshine [1974] - Name It You Got It [UK Decca F 13555]

b/w: Baby Blue
Format: 45
Label: Decca
Cat No: F 13555
Year: 1974
Value: £10 (2nd Issue) £20 (1st Issue)

Now this artist is bit of a mystery.  Claims are that it could be Alvin Stardust, Paul Nicholas (Just Good Friends actor), Chris Rainbow, Paul Curtis (claimed by Black Echoes magazine), Mickey Most etc. etc.
However after some research I have discovered that it may if fact be Ben Cross who appeared as Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots Of Fire along with Nigel Havers.  Check the 'Other Professions' section at Wikipedia although it is not clear whether he wrote the song or sang it but I would guess both as the writer credits are Moonshine!  Cross is on the left behind Nigel Havers in the photo below.

Now that the mystery is solved it doesn't really detract from the fact that this is obviously white, British pop music.  To be fair you could say blue-eyed pop soul, but regardless of that it has very little to do with real soul music and is akin to the early 70s pop/soul put out by The Pearls and Polly Brown et al.  However it did shake the dance floors for a while at the time but it would take a brave DJ to play this out now! Enough said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stormed dancefloors then and fills em now...was written and sung by Paul Michael Curtis ...heard all the rumour stuff and other names ..every venue its played in from monacos lancs to drax ,Brighouse,weekenders this record instantly fills a dancefloor..and in a dj and i play it often in the 16+regular venues i play at !