I’m Gonna Love You A Long Long Time (KAPP)
It was Pat Russell
that was the lead singer in the group that was signed by Atlantic Records. They reached the USA top 40 in 1964 with Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl
written by Leon Huff. But it was rapidly deleted and few UK copies were around.
Years later it re-surfaced at the Blue Note
, but never caught on at the Twisted Wheel.
The Blue Note DJ (DP) had an LP Saturday Night At The Uptown and played Patti’s track from it.Showdown
, You Can’t Get Away
and The Sound of Music Makes Me Want to Dance
were other notable tracks of theirs. However the biggest of all is I’m Gonna Love You A Long Long Time
(KAPP) never released in the UK. So it was the Northern Soulies who found it and made it huge: well done its a fantastic song. Kev Roberts puts it at position 38 on his Top 500.
Saturday @ The Uptown now on CD
A live version of their hit Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl
can be heard on the album SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE UPTOWN (Atlantic).
Patti and The Emblems – Mixed Up Shook Up Girl, YouTube
Wikipedia: Patti And The Emblems
Soulfulkindamusic – Patty and the Emblems