Dancing 'Til Dawn Various Artists (Scepter/ Wand)


Northern Soul
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Compiled by Ady Croasdell (Harboro Horace), Dancing Til Dawn is a 25 track selection mixing old Northern Soul favourites from the Scepter-Wand catalogue with current hits and one unreleased gem. Slowies like Eartha Kitt's There Comes A Time rub shoulders with Mel Wynn's '60s fuzzbox guitar work on the growling Stop Sign and there is Tommy Hunt's 1962 version of the Adderley classic Work Song as well as the incredibly rare instrumental by The Camps of Ashford & Simpsons's Marching (a massive disc at Wigan when instrumentals were all the thing). The album is not afraid to have an opinion about the Northern scene and ranges across the changing tastes over the years There are tracks from the days of dancing in a circle (the Esquires' Get On Up) and even some records that fell out of favour (through not being rare enough), among them Nella Dodds Come Back Baby and The Charts 1966 remake of their earlier doowop classic Desiree. As an added bonus, the Jack Montgomery track is taken from a master tape rather than a disc dub (something of a first).

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Last Minute Miracle - The Shirelles

  • 02
    Help Me - Al Wilson

  • 03
    This Man - Wally Cox

  • 04
    Woman, Lover, Thief - Stemmons Express

  • 05
    One In A Million - Maxine Brown

  • 06
    Come Back Baby - Nella Dodds

  • 07
    Everything Is Everything - Sandy Waddy

  • 08
    Marching (Instrumental) - The Camp

  • 09
    Out On The Streets Again - Candy And The Kisses

  • 10
    Love (It's Getting Better) - The Groove

  • 11
    Get On Up - The Esquires

  • 12
    Desiree - The Charts

  • 13
    Do You Believe It - Jack Montgomery

  • 14
    I'm Your Yes Man - Clarence Reid

  • 15
    Work Song - Tommy Hunt

  • 16
    These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) - Chuck Jackson

  • 17
    Ain't That Peculiar - George Tindley

  • 18
    Stop Sign - Mel Wynn And The Rhythm Aces

  • 19
    Ain't No Soul Left In These Old Shoes - Ronnie Milsap

  • 20
    Name It And Claim It - Darryl Stewart

  • 21
    Tightrope - Bobby Martin

  • 22
    You Busted My Mind - Judy Clay

  • 23
    Love Is A Good Foundation - Leslie Uggams

  • 24
    There Comes A Time - Eartha Kitt

  • 25
    I Don't Have A Mind Of My Own - B J Thomas and the Triumphs

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