Hearts Desire (1982)
Jazzy Funky Soul
A song that Georgie Fame had in his repertoire, when he played at the Twisted Wheel.
Jo Ann Henderson a Jazz Blues singer from the late 1940’s early fifties.
This record was copied by the Northern Ireland group Them in 1965 with Van Morrison singing lead vocals. It reached number ten in the UK pop charts. And was a very good version. But here is the original and that’s great too.
See Soulbot – THEM
The weird, weird strange world of Northern Soul:
Kev Roberts is puzzled as to why this was/is popular on the Northern Soul scene. Well, even so I guess for accuracy of the 45’s that influenced and made that second Soul scene he puts it in at 312 on his Top 500: Really! Amazing; a Tony Hatch song – Petula Clarke, Lulu and many pop folks involved with this song, at least this is a Saxophone instrumental. Yes its got a nice dance beat but it ain’t half not Soul: no way, no how and would never never, never ever have got played on our original scene: call us Soul elitist cuase’ we were!
Its another of those Soul Flute Instrumentals. Now is this the same group as the Soulful Strings or an independent group named after an instrumental by The Soulful Strings: so went the argument at the Blue Note Club in 1971 were these artists and their tracks were played.
I guess they were influenced by the Chess / Cadet recordings of The Soulfull Strings.
And maybe they were inspired by Herbie Mann?