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.

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.

Listen the wonderful “Light My Fire”

  • Funked up
    Posted at 19:03h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    Superb post & blog.

  • SPC
    Posted at 19:55h, 17 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Elinor Rigby
    Posted at 21:00h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    Awesome record! Thanks a lot.

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 22:17h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    WOW!!! Thank you. Another Awesome upload!

  • musicmeiho
    Posted at 22:18h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    WOW!!! Thank you

  • invisiblenigma
    Posted at 22:32h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    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!

  • k02
    Posted at 22:50h, 17 October 2008 Reply

    Appreciate the genorosity Nikos.

  • manny
    Posted at 00:12h, 18 October 2008 Reply

    thank you so much

  • waxs
    Posted at 01:37h, 18 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 02:08h, 18 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Messiah of Soul Power Music Group
    Posted at 05:43h, 18 October 2008 Reply

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


  • Jazzsoulman
    Posted at 07:31h, 18 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Gea
    Posted at 12:10h, 18 October 2008 Reply

    looks dope! thanks nikos

  • Jaguar
    Posted at 17:40h, 18 October 2008 Reply

    Many thanks for this great rarity.

  • david
    Posted at 18:16h, 18 October 2008 Reply

    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!

  • Max
    Posted at 18:52h, 18 October 2008 Reply

    Just perfect again. great find. Thank u.

  • Isao
    Posted at 23:58h, 18 October 2008 Reply

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

  • MagicSoul
    Posted at 02:59h, 19 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Jerry Lemieux
    Posted at 07:06h, 19 October 2008 Reply

    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.

  • Lukas
    Posted at 11:03h, 19 October 2008 Reply

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

  • LORD M
    Posted at 11:57h, 19 October 2008 Reply

    thanks again nikos! unbelievable stuff once again!

  • Ryan
    Posted at 16:05h, 19 October 2008 Reply

    Been looking for this. You’re the best.

  • kizza
    Posted at 16:42h, 19 October 2008 Reply

    Thanks for another dope rarity! This blog rules!

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  • Doctor Okeh
    Posted at 22:15h, 19 October 2008 Reply

    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! 🙂

  • asher dust
    Posted at 04:46h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    Big ups for the link…

    peace everytime

  • Oak
    Posted at 10:28h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    Thanks for the rarity. Great find!

  • william
    Posted at 13:49h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    dope one. Great soul collection.

  • Boo_2b
    Posted at 15:10h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    Big ups for this one! Dope thing!!!

  • Son
    Posted at 20:43h, 20 October 2008 Reply

    Amazing post! congrats!

  • Jose
    Posted at 21:00h, 20 October 2008 Reply

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

  • cafecafecafe
    Posted at 00:05h, 21 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 00:53h, 21 October 2008 Reply

    Wonderful rare record.

  • clu
    Posted at 02:08h, 21 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Chad Young
    Posted at 05:23h, 21 October 2008 Reply

    Nice one!!!Thanks

  • Keith
    Posted at 06:44h, 21 October 2008 Reply

    Wow! That is amazing. Thanks.

  • R.Tear
    Posted at 09:56h, 21 October 2008 Reply

    many thanks from Belgium nikos! appreciated m8!

  • uma
    Posted at 12:36h, 21 October 2008 Reply

    Love it. Thank u.

  • t-sluggah
    Posted at 13:58h, 21 October 2008 Reply

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

  • rich
    Posted at 19:12h, 21 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Eddie
    Posted at 06:53h, 22 October 2008 Reply

    Damn, great stuff! Thanks!

  • switchunder
    Posted at 10:13h, 22 October 2008 Reply

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

  • sly73
    Posted at 16:53h, 25 October 2008 Reply

    thanks again bravo for your work

  • jean
    Posted at 17:19h, 26 October 2008 Reply

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

  • Swarthy_Barbarism
    Posted at 20:48h, 01 November 2008 Reply

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

  • mula
    Posted at 16:43h, 03 November 2008 Reply

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

  • phatrapper
    Posted at 17:18h, 03 November 2008 Reply

    Oh yes!! Superb!!

  • quas
    Posted at 01:16h, 04 November 2008 Reply

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

  • Sid
    Posted at 20:34h, 05 November 2008 Reply

    another blindingly post. thanks.

  • cheeba
    Posted at 22:05h, 06 November 2008 Reply

    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!!

  • marti
    Posted at 03:29h, 14 November 2008 Reply

    thanks for this very rare to find classic

  • Vincent the Soul Chef
    Posted at 01:45h, 26 November 2008 Reply

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

  • pedro
    Posted at 15:35h, 19 December 2008 Reply

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

  • analog6
    Posted at 09:24h, 21 December 2008 Reply

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

  • liam
    Posted at 06:45h, 26 December 2008 Reply

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

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

  • Haylee
    Posted at 14:59h, 26 February 2009 Reply

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

  • Mr sam
    Posted at 01:00h, 01 March 2009 Reply

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

  • Ortega
    Posted at 20:52h, 12 March 2009 Reply

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

  • brunswickdakarambassador
    Posted at 06:26h, 01 May 2009 Reply

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

  • Maciko
    Posted at 10:51h, 07 May 2009 Reply

    wonderfull post many thanks for sharing

  • Geewiz
    Posted at 03:26h, 12 July 2009 Reply

    Thanks for your contribution. Much appreaciated!!!

  • Troods
    Posted at 14:58h, 06 August 2009 Reply

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

  • soti
    Posted at 19:24h, 11 September 2009 Reply

    many thanks once again!!!

  • Karl
    Posted at 11:29h, 13 November 2009 Reply

    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!!

  • slayaz
    Posted at 14:26h, 18 May 2011 Reply


    Thanks for this, truly superb!

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