No Angels is a compilation of soul songs taken from the Channel 4 TV series of the same name about a group of hard living and hard drinking nurses.
I Had a Talk with my Man by Mitty Collier was the song that featured way back then.
It is a pretty good album featuring some big names such as Aretha, Etta, Gladys,Nina and Marvin & Tammi together with some reasonable cover versions of a number of soul standards.
Today we will focus on two of the lesser known acts.
We start with the wonderfully named Sugar Pie De Santo or Umpeylia Marsema Balinton to give her real name.She is 4ft 11 inches tall and I'm happy to report that she is still with us at the ripe old age of 79.
Sugar Pie is followed by The Flirtations with Nothing But a Heartache. It goes without saying, but I'm going to say it anyway, a song vastly superior to the one of the same name from Bonnie Tyler.
More Soul next Sunday
Sugar Pie DeSanto - Can't Let You Go
The Flirtations - Nothing but a Heartache