25 Apr Barbara Jean English -1972 – So Many Ways

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.

Tracks
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.

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15 Comments
  • msbeatjunkie
    Posted at 16:22h, 02 May 2008 Reply

    wow, this is winderful

  • MR PLAYA
    Posted at 17:12h, 06 May 2008 Reply

    quality quality , amazing album thanks a million. best blog i’ve seen in ages for rare great SOUL music…
    great work…

  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 22:15h, 09 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • kev
    Posted at 20:12h, 10 May 2008 Reply

    mos def a rare gem. thanks man….

  • Owl
    Posted at 13:00h, 12 May 2008 Reply

    very nice.. thanks mate!

  • pedro
    Posted at 10:49h, 27 May 2008 Reply

    great singer a little forgotten until now wonderful album thanks

  • liam
    Posted at 08:31h, 26 December 2008 Reply

    I’ll have you know I had a mint demo of Sittin’ In The Corner but couldn’t sleep at nights at the price so sold it lol 🙂 You’ll be lucky to see one let alone buy one. V. Rare indeed. Thanks for this and all these other incredibly excellent shares. I’m 8000 miles from my stored vinyl so you’re a godsend

  • David
    Posted at 01:52h, 27 September 2009 Reply

    Thank you so much for this… I’d been hoping to find this for many-a year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  • cleffdeadly
    Posted at 13:21h, 04 December 2009 Reply

    damn fine album this, thanks!

  • hooch
    Posted at 20:56h, 14 May 2011 Reply

    class lp – totally passed me by!

  • Trappajon MD
    Posted at 19:13h, 20 June 2011 Reply

    Thank U

  • Hamburg City
    Posted at 11:08h, 30 January 2013 Reply

    Yo! I did not know this record. Looking forward to hearing it. Thank you!

  • genevieve
    Posted at 00:12h, 09 September 2013 Reply

    Love it my dearest neighbour – Thanks so very much for this encounter – May God Continue To Bless You

  • Lulu
    Posted at 07:34h, 23 January 2014 Reply

    Thanks for this one too…been looking forward to hearing it!

  • JONNY
    Posted at 06:01h, 07 July 2017 Reply

    Does anyone have the next album ? Her self- titled lp from 1973?

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