Saturday, 11 December 2010

Northern Soul Classics - Somebody, Somewhere Needs You - Darrell Banks

I absolutely love this song. It just really gets to me, and looking this up, I also found the instrumental version, which I'm adding in. Darrell Banks was a brilliant versatile singer as this track proves, just listen to the range. Nearly everyone who came across Northern Soul in the late 60's, early 70's, would have probably first come across his classics "Our Love Is In The Pocket/Open The Door To Your Heart". In fact, Banks had a number of other wonderful Northern songs to his credit. As the link above relates, he was shot by an office duty policeman in Detroit when he was only 32, in what appeared to be a domestic dispute. It was a massive loss to us all.

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