AIN’T NO SUN (SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE) , Cotillion 1966
Yes I Love You Baby – Soul Sloopy USA Laurie 1966
Originally recorded by the Temptations as an album track Ain’t No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone) was covered by The Dynamics – a rapid dancer – released as a single on Cotillion in the US. The only imported single copy known at that time was owned by one of the Blue Note DJ’s (Dave P.) Consequently it was only heard there and it became, huge and due to that a very popular rare item.
The Dynamics came from Detroit and group members were: Issac ‘Zeke’ Harris, George White, Fred Baker, and Samuel Stevenson (plus Zerben R. Hicks for their first release).
So, because we had “Aint No Sun” we homed in on other 45’s from this group: importing “Yes I Love You Baby” – on Laurie (1966) as a deletion in an auction in 1968. Nice to see years later that it caught on with the Northern Soul crowd and it gets in at 159 on Kev Roberts Top 500.
Aretha Franklin‘s husband, Ted White was their manager. Their first USA hit was The Ice Cream Song which was recorded for Atlantic (Cotillion) in Memphis and produced by Chips Moman and Tommy Cogbill. Later they moved to RCA Victor.