Without doubt, ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ is one of the all time great soul tunes. If you’re a long term soul fan you can probably remember he first time you heard McFadden and Whitehead belting it out! There have also been plenty of fab covers – Luther Vandross, of course, Ali Oli Woodson amongst ’em and Philly collectors relish Larry Gold’s version.
Now we can add another great cover of the classic – this one’s from STAN MOSLEY and to give it real soul credibility Stan recorded it at Bobby Eli’s studio in Philadelphia.
Stan is a Chicago-born, Gospel reared soul man who’s been in the biz for over 40 years! He was a member of the Sharpees and soul connoisseurs still rate his Malaco recording ‘Kiss And Tell’ – grab a listen if you can, it gorgeous!
Anyway, Stan has drifted between Gospel and Secular music and more recently he headlined the Porretta Soul Festival in Italy and his career once more took wings – leading to the collaboration with guitar man Eli and the recording of ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’. This new Eli-produced version is a lot tougher (even rougher) than the better known versions – but remember, though, born in Chicago, Stan comes on like a Southern soul man (he did spend plenty of time in Malaco!)
The B side to this release is another great Southern flavoured gem, Stan’s reading of the Dennis Taylor tune, ‘My Problem’.
‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ in its Nigel Lowis Connoisseur mix and ‘My Problem’ will be released 29th September on DSG