The San Remo Golden Strings included players who were moonlighting Motown house musicians at Ed Wingate’s Golden World records in Detroit. As a rival company to Motown, this not unnaturally infuriated Berry Gordy leading to him fining them. Their first release, Hungry For Love was produced by Al Kent.
“Festival Time” gets in at 104 on The Northern Soul Top 500.
And its vocal version with Laura Lee singing is at 190.