Introducing Deptford Northern Soul Club Records, in association with [PIAS]. A modern reissue label, enabling Northern Soul lovers, young and old, to experience the music as it was meant to be heard.
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“After scouring record shops, markets and the internet for the best music for our sets we became increasingly frustrated at the cost and poor quality of the records that we wanted to play out. Whilst being happy to use digital alternatives in their place, good quality WAVs for some of the more obscure tracks became near impossible to find. So from day one we began to make a list of all the tracks we played out that were unobtainable on vinyl and those we could only have dreamt of playing that it seemed were lost to time. This list became the bedrock for Deptford Northern Soul Club Records, and with the help of Northern fans up and down the UK it grew to the point where we began searching for the rights and the highest quality audio to reissue. We are so excited to begin sharing releases soon. KTF!” Will and Lewis, 2019
DNSCR001The debut seven-inch single from Deptford Northern Soul Club Records featuring two classic floor fillers from mid-’60s Detroit.
Includes the late Detroit soulman Lester Tipton’s one and only release ‘This Won’t Change’ from 1966, original copies of which go for a staggering $5000. Plus, from ‘67, Edward Hamilton And the Arabians’ superb ‘Baby Don’t You Weep’ which the one-time member of The Falcons recorded for Lou Beatty’s Mary Jane label, originals of which go for a paltry £250. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Lester Tipton was a child star. Alongside his twin sister Leslie, the Tipton’s were dancers on “Swinging Time”, a local TV variety show. They were not only known for putting popular steps to music, but for their style of dress. They found national recognition when chosen to represent Detroit on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" competition, topping the grand finals in 1968. The team decided to pursue their interests in California, where they both became involved in fashion activity and films. This Won’t Change was released in 1966 and would be the only release of Tipton’s career. He was murdered at home in Los Angeles in 1982.
This Won’t Change is one of the rarest and highly valued soul releases in the world, original pressings fetching upwards of $5000 online. Having been reissued in 1980 and 1998, both commanding high resale prices online, 2019 sees a fresh pressing on high quality vinyl, ready to be discovered by a new generation of Northern Soul collectors, DJs and fans.
Edwards Hamilton & The Arabian’s Baby Don’t You Weep was originally released in 1967 on Mary Jane Records, an imprint of Lou Beatty’s La Beat Records that had released This Won’t Change the previous year.