A+ SOUL...

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 20:44 Bill Buckley Print

jesse_jSoul Junction's latest release is a lovely 7" vinyl single from JESSE JAMES. The A-side features a track which JESSE recorded for Gunsmoke Records in the 70s – 'I Gave You Love With An A Plus'. Penned by PERCY SMITH and HARVEY SCALES, it's a sedate, old school stepper with JESSE in great vocal form and helping to maintain the soul quotient, the cut features a quirky organ break.

The single's B-side was recorded back in 1964 when Mr. J was pacted to Shirley Records and though 'Are You Gonna Leave Me' owes rather a lot to the IMPRESSIONS' 'I'm The One Who Loves You' it's still an unmissable slice of 60s soul. It has been around on one or two Northern soul compilations but somehow it just sounds so much better on vinyl!

For more info go to – www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk