AIN’T NO SOUL LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOES – UK PYE (orig. Major Lance)
Ronnie Milsap recorded a cover version of Ain’t No Soul Left In These Old Shoes
which was a great success at original Northern Soul Clubs. Although the original by Major Lance was well known, Ronnie Milsap’s version was much more ‘in the groove’ and a better dance number.
However, most Northern Soul fans were somewhat horrified to learn later that Ronnie was a white country singer. By then it was too late to dump it, it was too big a floor filler!
There was a PYE EP with Ronnie Milsap and Roscoe Robinson
and that’s why That’s Enough
and Ain’t No Soul Left In These Old Shoes
were played back to back – it was simply left to run one after the other.
Ronnie Milsap recorded in Chicago
for the GIANT label. His first hit was Never Had It So Good
written by Ashford and Simpson and Jo Armstead
He worked for Chips Moman
at his studios, moving to Memphis
and became a backing singer and musician before he becoming a country star.
Ronnie Milsap – Ain’t No Soul In These Old Shoes, YouTube
Ronnie Milsap – answers.com
Ronnie Milsap website
Sceptre Wand lists – soulfulkindamusic.net