Sunday, 12 December 2010

NS571 Andre Brasseur [1968] - The Kid [Congress CG-271]

Format:  45
Label:    Congress / CBS
CatNo:  CG 271 / 2557
Year:     1968 / 1970

This has absolutely nothing to do with soul music and is one of those 'blips' on the Northern Soul scene whereupon a record that has the right beat and is obscure enough gets spun, however it was a massively popular instrumental in its day when originally played at the legendary Twisted Wheel club in Manchester and has subsequently become a big oldie.
There seems to be a bit of a mystery as to the correct title.  It would appear that on some pressings the labels were reversed, so what has been know for years as 'The Kid' is in fact called 'Holiday'.

André Brasseur, (born 1939) is a Belgian keyboard player and organist. Brasseur has released many albums and singles in his own country, but internationally is best known for his double A sided single The Kid/Holiday, which was released on the CBS label in the UK. Though it never reached the UK charts, The Kid became popular in the famous Northern Soul venue The Twisted Wheel, based in Manchester, and DJ Noel Edmonds used Holiday as the theme tune to his Radio 1 programme in the 1970s. In the same period at Radio Veronica, a Dutch pirate radio, DJ Lex Harding used The Kid as the opening sequence to his daily afternoon broadcast program. Brasseur is also famous for his 1965 instrumental single 'Early Bird', which sold over 6 million copies worldwide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is 'Holiday' not The Kid !