OK its OKay.
But in the sixties on our original Soul scene, we were indeed elitist. We only believed that, with just a few exceptions, white artists could not do Soul. “Under My Thumb” was a great record by the Rolling Stones and I felt far better than the Wayne Gibson derivative. Some people requested it and I know it was played a few times at The Twisted Wheel. But most club DJ’s refused to play it; it was regarded as ‘ersatz soul ‘certainly this was the policy at the Blue Note.
It all seems rather stupid now. The man’s an artist its a good record.
The Northern crowd at Wigan Casino took it to heart, and its now historically positioned at 197 on the Northern Soul Top 500.
Wikipedia: Wayne Gibson