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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2008 .
Originally formed in 1962 in Alabama, a three vocalist line up (Ernestine Pearce, Shirley Pearce, Vie Billups) of R&B group The Flirtations relocated to the UK in 1968 where they picked up with producer Wayne Bickerton and writer Tony Waddington, and a deal with Decca. They recorded one LP “Sounds Like…” in 1969 plus six singles released through the Deram imprint (1968-1971).
Contains the original source for a KFC TV ad that you will probably recall, their signature tune ‘Nothing But A Heartache’. A massive Northern Soul track: described as a dense, dynamic, earth-shattering melodrama. The other singles and tracks are no less in their impassioned soulful delivery, with ‘Someone Out There’ continuing to get exposure on Euro radio and TV.
All six singles are included here, plus input from Vie Billups aka Pearly Gates.
ORIGINAL LP DERAM DML 1046 (1969)
1. NOTHING BUT A HEARTACHE
2. THIS MUST BE THE END OF THE LINE
3. I WANNA BE THERE
5. HOW CAN YOU TELL ME?
6. SOMEONE OUT THERE
7. NEED YOUR LOVING
8. SOUTH CAROLINA
9. ONCE I HAD A LOVE
10. MOMMA I’M COMIN’ HOME
11. LOVE IS A SAD SONG
12. WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT GOODBYE MY LOVE BONUS NON LP TRACKS
13. CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE AGAIN (DM 216 B-SIDE) (1968)
14. KEEP ON SEARCHING (DM 281 A-SIDE) (1969)
15. EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY (TO LOVE IN THE END) (DM 295 A-SIDE) (1970)
16. I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU (DM 295 A-SIDE) (1970)
17. GIVE ME LOVE (DM 329 A-SIDE) (1971)
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