Artist: TOM JONES; Title: NEVER GIVE AWAY LOVE/STOP BREAKING MYHEART;
Label: DECCA; Format: 7"; Cat. No.: F.12349; Year: 1966; Country: UK
Looking today at this 1966 single from Tom Jones released on Decca - which features two storming tracks that I'm quite happy to file under Northern Soul. One which is fairly well regarded in that respect, one that isn't.
has been picked for plays by the talc and spin brigade. And rather good it is too! First came across in the context of UK recorded Northern on the Decca Northern Soul compilation CD that Deram issued a few years ago - and it's here that Jones the Voice's contribution to the genre holds its head up with pride. Be nice to see him dust this down and do it on The Voice perhaps!