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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Nothing But A Heartache


On Saturday night we had a party at a friend's house. The hostess and myself share a birthday and this year we decided to have a joint celebration. Rather than dj at my own party (which could have been a little anti-social) I set up  the mobile disco gear and burnt a load of cds, sequenced in the order that seemed right at the time. The first disc was all northern soul, ska and party reggae. This song sounded immense- that horn fanfare and the swell of the vocals. From 1969, it is an amazing tune, sung by The Flirtations, three girls from South Carolina (Ernestine Pearce, Shirley Pearce and Lestine Johnson) but written by the British songwriting team of Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington (who later came up with The Rubettes). But all that is history- the song is all that matters now and if it doesn't make your heart beat a little bit faster, there's no hope for you.

Nothing But A Heartache

13 comments:

Dirk said...

Adam, I do hope that you and all your friends/family/loved ones are safe after yesterday evening! My thoughts are with you and all Mancunians!

What a fucked up world we live in these days, to be sure!

thewalker said...

A rousing tune indeed.
I like. I like a lot.
You neglected to provide the name of the group?

George said...

Not the same Tony Waddington who was manager of Stoke City?

drew said...

The Flirtations are the group and it is an immense tune not diminished by it's use to advertise chicken.

As Dirk says, stay strong Manchester

The Swede said...

A monstrous tune - fantastic. Sending love to Manchester.

charity chic said...

Thoughts and prayers with all Mancs today

JC said...

As others have said re Manchester.

londonlee said...

Love and strength to my friends up North x

Brian said...

My thoughts are with you today, Adam. Hope all is well at your school.

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone. Words fail me at the moment tbh. Me and mine are all ok but there were friends of my daughters who were at the MEN last night and some kids from school too- all ok as far as we know. Incomprehensible how someone could do such a thing.
Swiss Adam

Swiss Adam said...

And, oops, sorry The Walker. Name of group now added into text.

JTFL said...

...and more thoughts and well wishes from California. Sorry to say I know the feeling, too well. Stay strong, mate.

Anonymous said...

I still remember when it came out. I immediately loved this song. It is still one of the most perfect pop songs ever made.