Thursday, April 19, 2007

Serious Sister Soul!

The Lamp Sisters - I Thought It Was All Over

The Lamp Sisters were the siblings of Detroit soulster Buddy Lamp (of Wheelsville fame), and they released four 45s on Duke. I don't much else about them but that their "No Cure For The Blues" received some action in Northern Soul circles. Today's selection was the flip to the brassy, swinging "A Woman With The Blues." "I Thought It Was All Over" is a great Southern-styled ballad that really works. The lead vocal is very strong - she also does a nice spoken interlude - and the background vocals are very nicely done. The Peacock/Duke catalogue is full of so many great unheralded soul sides like this one - it's unfortunate that it hasn't been mined for reissue as well as it should.

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