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Sunday 29 March 2015

Some Sunday Talcum Soul #2

It's time for disc 2 from the 6 disc Talcum Soul series of Northern Soul tunes.
The first one was well received with a lot of love in particular for She Blew a Good Thing  by The Poets.
It was groups the last time out but this time round it is the turn of the ladies.
Patrice Holloway sadly is no longer with us having died in 2006 from a heart attack at the age of 55.
Ecstasy is one of the singles she recorded on Capitol Records in the mid 60s. Seemingly, she is best remembered as the voice of Valerie in the Hanna-Barbara TV series Josie and the Pussycats.
Timi Yuro enjoyed a longer and more successful career being considered as one of the first blue eyed soul singers of the rock era and often being referred to as the little girl with the big voice.She died aged 63 in 2004.
More Talcum Soul next Sunday.

Patrice Holloway -Ecstasy

Timi Yuro -It'll Never Be Over For Me


  1. Love this Talcum Soul series. Another fine music to start the day, CC

  2. Like John Cooper Clarke I believe that there is no such thing as a bad Northern Soul song and there's certainly only very good ones on the Talcum Soul CDs I own.

    Memo to self: must buy volumes four and five.


  3. Glad you are enjoying this gents -four more weeks to go!

  4. I'm sure you are aware but Patrice had a more famous big sister, Brenda. If you haven't heard it before check out Love and Desire, another of my favourites

  5. I've got a few of hers downloaded Drew but not one - will check it out

  6. There are so many good tracks in the Talcum Soul series - enjoying it, CC. (I have to disagree with the ". . . there is no such thing as a bad Northern Soul song" though. Many of them are really horrendous! Thankfully, the numerous gems that can stand on their own as great soul records, more than make up for the dross. ;-)

  7. I'm going to need to find this collection, CC.

  8. Thanks for these - Timi Yuro's my favourite of these two.
    Josie and the Pussycats?! Oh I remember them well!

  9. Have to agree with Marie, there is some absolute dross out there masquerading as Northern Soul. Lenny Gamble anyone?