I spent a rather pleasant Saturday afternoon trying to put my boxes of soul 7″ singles in some sort of order. This was after a visit to Darcy’s bit where he mentioned that he had just completed this task. I failed in my task and ended up just playing random singles. I did manage to put the Reggae/Rock n Roll/Garage box in order but that only holds around 100 and is only 3/4 full.
Anyway, while searching through the boxes I found quite a few 45s that I had yet to rip to the hard drive and so spent a further relaxing afternoon yesterday uploading tracks to iTunes.
Here is one of the singles that I found. “The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven” is a rather lovely soul ballad. Written, produced and the first single released on Van McCoy’s Vando label in 1967.
Apologies for the background noise, although the vinyl looks near mint it does have quite a bit of surface noise.
Chris Bartley – The Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven