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Pat Lewis

Monday, March 29th, 2010

PatLewisCan'tShake, Pat Lewis, Solid Hit, Golden World, Northern Soul

Listen: Can’t Shake It Loose / Pat Lewis PatLewisShake.mp3

Using the title, ‘Can’t Shake It Loose’, to describe how you feel after the first few listens would be a little ‘done before’. This time there’s coincidentally no better way to say it that I can think of.

Turns out ‘Can’t Shake It Loose’ was Pat Lewis’ very first single as a solo artist. I stumbled on it at a record treasure trove that doubled as a junk store in Brooklyn. It led me to pick up anything I’d find by her through the years, every last one a monster Northern track. That process all began in the late 90′s.

I’ll tell you she was an early Motown backup singer and guess what, has a Facebook page with the most incredible bio. Do yourself a favor – go there. Everyone of you will find out you’ve got Pat Lewis’ voice all over your music collection.

Finding the singles is not an easy or cheap process, but well, well worth it.