Rhetta Hughes – 1969 – Relight My Fire

This is one out of some very rare and expensive records I purchased lately. Check for yourselves here for the amount of dollars spent for some original copies.

A great northern soul LP i was after, since when i first heard the version of “Light My Fire“, originally covered by The Doors. Thanks God the whole album is really great!

This is a @320 vinyl rip of the original Tetragrammaton Records including covers.

Tracks
A1 Light My Fire (2:53)
A2 Baby, I Need Your Loving (3:25)
A3 Hip Old Lady On A Honda (2:08)
A4 Walk On By (2:53)
A5 His Happiness (2:35)
A6 Cry Myself To Sleep (2:06)
B1 Sooky (2:22)
B2 Giving Up My Heartaches (2:24)
B3 Gimme Some Of Yours (2:19)
B4 You’re Doing It With Her (2:45)
B5 I Can’t Stand Under This Pressure (2:23)

Sweet funky soul by this sometime Chicago soul diva, with arrangements by Mike Terry, and lots of tasty original tracks written by Jo Armstead. The album includes Rhetta‘s funky cover of “Light My Fire”, but there’s lots of other nice ones, like “Gimme Some Of Yours (I’ll Give You Some Of Mine)”, “Giving Up My Heartaches”, “Sooky”, “I Can’t Stand Under This Pressure”, and “Cry Myself To Sleep”. Hard to find, too! (Dusty Groove).

A decent, if derivative, soul vocalist, [[Rhetta Hughes]] seemed about ready to move into the spotlight in 1969, when her remake of the Doors’ “Light My Fire” made the R&B Top 40. But she never sustained any momentum, with the next song “Angel Man” flopping for Aria, and Hughes was soon back on the supper club circuit, opening for such comedians as Bill Cosby.

You can buy your vinyl copy from Dusty Groove for 49,99 dollars, from Vinylrecords for 48,95 or from Discogs.

Listen the wonderful “Light My Fire”

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  1. Funked up says:

    Superb post & blog.

  2. SPC says:

    This sounds very nice – can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Thanks again for another fine post!

  3. Elinor Rigby says:

    Awesome record! Thanks a lot.

  4. musicmeiho says:

    WOW!!! Thank you. Another Awesome upload!

  5. invisiblenigma says:

    Much Thanks Nikos! I actually got a rip of this LP a while back. I can’t remember where. But Your Posts are always High Quality so I gotta check it out. Looks Great!

  6. k02 says:

    Appreciate the genorosity Nikos.

  7. manny says:

    thank you so much

  8. waxs says:

    I have heard it covered over and over again, but i must agree, this is one of the best versions.

  9. Anonymous says:

    thanks! it’s expensive to collect vinyl, i wonder how you guys get it done!

  10. some one had a sample of this record up somewhere…..thank you Nikos…you always keep it fresh brother….Peace

    Messiah

  11. Jazzsoulman says:

    Awesome record & awesome post. Thanks as always for your generosity.

  12. Gea says:

    looks dope! thanks nikos

  13. Jaguar says:

    Many thanks for this great rarity.

  14. david says:

    Great cover of ‘light my fire’ but the rest of the record sounds just as good. Nice find! Thanks for all you do in educating us to so many obscure but worthwhile performers!

  15. Max says:

    Just perfect again. great find. Thank u.

  16. Isao says:

    stunning album. ranks up with irma thomas! Thanks for this great post!

  17. MagicSoul says:

    wow..this is a hell of a post..thx nikos..really dope ..appreciated..u come thru with goodies everytime

  18. Jerry Lemieux says:

    Nice album and excellent cover of “Light My Fire.” By the way, since The Doors are the writers/composers and original performers of this song, their version is not considered a cover.

  19. Lukas says:

    Never heard this one before, So I gotta check it out. Much Appreciated.

  20. LORD M says:

    thanks again nikos! unbelievable stuff once again!

  21. Ryan says:

    Been looking for this. You’re the best.

  22. kizza says:

    Thanks for another dope rarity! This blog rules!

  23. FASTMAN says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS…………GREAT POST DOPE

    GREETZ FROM SWITZERLAND

  24. Doctor Okeh says:

    waddup Nikos, this sounds nice , appriciate yur generosity!!!
    coming back to snag it soon , btw new stuff goin up over at my spot, stop on by! :-)

  25. asher dust says:

    Big ups for the link…

    peace everytime
    AJ

  26. Oak says:

    Thanks for the rarity. Great find!

  27. william says:

    dope one. Great soul collection.

  28. Boo_2b says:

    Big ups for this one! Dope thing!!!

  29. Son says:

    Amazing post! congrats!

  30. Jose says:

    God!! Your blog is like soul music heaven. Thanks for having created it

  31. cafecafecafe says:

    I’ve got it. Thanks Nikos for sharing. Great one with a sublime version of Walk On By.

  32. Rebecca says:

    Wonderful rare record.

  33. clu says:

    i can always listen to a cover of Light my fire. !! Dope album man, thanks alot.

  34. Chad Young says:

    Nice one!!!Thanks

  35. Keith says:

    Wow! That is amazing. Thanks.

  36. R.Tear says:

    many thanks from Belgium nikos! appreciated m8!

  37. uma says:

    Love it. Thank u.

  38. t-sluggah says:

    Wow!!!! Great post! Youre da man!!

  39. rich says:

    never heard of this lady but cant wait to hear her thank u nikos

  40. Eddie says:

    Damn, great stuff! Thanks!

  41. switchunder says:

    never heard of her before.she’s amazing.you the man nikos.props.

  42. sly73 says:

    thanks again bravo for your work

  43. smekka says:

    very great stuff! listen on repeat day by day….

  44. jean says:

    wooo nice discover… fluid…soul..harmony…all that i like thx dude still incredible

  45. Swarthy_Barbarism says:

    1,000,000 thanks go to you for this post! So fantastic!!!

  46. mula says:

    Never seen this lp in my life.very excited 2 hear thanks

  47. phatrapper says:

    Oh yes!! Superb!!

  48. quas says:

    I love this blog… one of the best of its kind.. thank you for the music, for giving it to me!!!!

  49. Sid says:

    another blindingly post. thanks.

  50. cheeba says:

    Nikos, I am not coming here often enough. You’ve got more gems than a pirate’s chest here! I’ve also only heard the Light My Fire single so thanks for giving me a chance to hear the LP! Great blog, look forward to coming by more often!!

  51. marti says:

    thanks for this very rare to find classic

  52. Thanks again, always appreciated. I was just listening to my 45 (Light My Fire) which has seen better days

  53. pedro says:

    she did have a hit in uk around 74 send out an sos thanks

  54. analog6 says:

    I’ve heard of her, but never heard her music until now. Thanks.

  55. liam says:

    Her names familiar but my memory isn’t what it used to be haha

    I’ll know it when I hear her. Thanks again

  56. Haylee says:

    Thanks so much, I’ve been looking for this one again. She’s great!

  57. Mr sam says:

    Once again, I didn’t know this album. What a great singer. Once again thanks to you Nikos.

  58. Ortega says:

    Props to you…had this album years ago & have been searching for a new copy for years. Thanks Nikos

  59. brunswickdakarambassador says:

    Top notch post,thanks for all you do-we’re listening!!

  60. Maciko says:

    wonderfull post many thanks for sharing

  61. Geewiz says:

    Thanks for your contribution. Much appreaciated!!!

  62. Troods says:

    Incredible!!! A friend had it “back in the day” and we played it to pieces. You’re amazing.

  63. soti says:

    many thanks once again!!!

  64. Karl says:

    What a great LP well worth the 20yr wait since I first heard her version of ‘Light My Fire’. Really falling in love with the emotion of ‘You’re Doing It With Her’. Can’t thankyou enough for this! BIG RESPECT!!

  65. slayaz says:

    WOW!,

    Thanks for this, truly superb!

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