|ARTIST||Isley Brothers / Brenda Holloway|
|A SIDE||Isley Brothers – Why When Love Is Gone|
|B SIDE||Brenda Holloway – Can’t Hold The Feeling Back|
|LABEL||Deptford Northern Soul Club|
|GENRE||Northern Soul, Motown, 60s Soul|
Isley Brothers – Why When Love Is Gone / Brenda Holloway – Can’t Hold The Feeling Back 45 (DNSCR) 7″Vinyl
Isley Brothers – Why When Love Is Gone
Brenda Holloway – Can’t Hold The Feeling Back
Two motown classics; The Isley Brothers’ flipside to ‘Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)’, ‘Why When Love Is Gone’ (written by Ivy Hunter) comes with a rollicking tamla backbeat and an anthemic fist punching heartbreaking chorus line. Released in ’67 in the UK, copies go for £40 on the original label.
The flipside features the previously unreleased on seven-inch ‘Can’t Hold Back The Feeling’ recorded in 1966 by the enigmatic Brenda Holloway. a string-driven slice of euphoric soul it features Brenda’s deep soulful croon (which hit big with ‘every little but hurts’) on an emphatic stomper.
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