Barbara Jean English -1972 – So Many Ways
An unknown gem, lost in the music lover’s collections.
I finally discovered it and i am happy to share it with you.
Great rhythm ‘n’ blues vocals from one of the sweetest singers of the early ’70s. Barbara Jean English notched another Northern soul hit (billed as Barbara English) with Sittin In The Corner, a record which now changes hands for £150 a copy.
This is a @320 vinyl rip of my original Alithia record with covers.
A1 I’m Sorry (2:55)
A2 I’m Living A Lie (2:45)
A3 Lil’ Baby (3:46)
A4 Danger Signs (2:30)
A5 Baby I’m A Want You (2:28)
B1 So Many Ways To Die (3:20)
B2 Just Like A Lady (3:07)
B3 All This (3:40)
B4 Don’t Make Me Over (2:23)
B5 Love Story (3:06)
Barbara Jean English was a member of the popular New Jersey girl group the Clickettes and recorded many pop-soul sides with them in the late ’50s and ’60s. She returned in the ’70s to record two albums of lushly produced soul with a concentration on sensual ballads. After a brief hiatus, she re-teamed with the Clickettes in the ’90s to tour the oldies circuit. “I’m Living A Lie” is included in several northern soul compilations. A great cover of Bacharach/David “Don’t Make Me Over” and Francis Lai “Love Story” are the highlights of this forgotten gem.