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Jon Gunn

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

I Just Made Up My Mind / Jon Gunn

Listen: I Just Made Up My Mind / Jon Gunn

No idea how this didn’t become a hit when issued in ’67, or even later given it’s popularity in Northern Soul clubs during the 70′s. As with Ann Mason, I never did find out much about him, except he’s from Lancashire, that’s literally all I know.

Quite frankly, I just figured it was Andy Fairweather-Low under an assumed name at the time. The Decca/Deram label was pulling that on occasion, remember Whistling Jack Smith, actually a roadie for Decca’s Unit 4 + 2.

Danny Williams

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Listen: Whose Little Girl Are You / Danny Williams
Whose Little Girl Are You / Danny Williams

Turns out Danny Williams was a successful MOR singer in the UK, late 50′s/early 60′s and even had a big US hit, ‘White On White’ in ’64. Don’t remember it in the slightest I’m afraid.

Not until Decca/Deram’s THE NORTHERN SOUL SCENE, my absolute favorite Northern comp, did Danny Williams even enter my world. ‘Whose Little Girl Are You’, well it’s hard to top. Great voice, a bit similar to Andy Fairweather-Low or Gary Pickford-Hopkins in fact. He could have easily been like Jon Gunn, a then current artist struggling for success, as opposed to a fading icon.

No matter. As long as it’s a record I own then I’m happy.