Amazing B sides

Over the past few years I have started to collect some fantastic vinyl 45s again. Some have been bought from car boot sales for next to nothing and others I have paid a few quid for, although to be honest I have not paid more than £12 yet. I already had quite a few great Soul and R&B singles from my early Mod days and have often been amazed at just how good some of the B sides are on these tracks. I will start off with the B side to a record I have had since 1982. 'Mockingbird' by Inez Foxx was the first record released on the British Sue label in 1963 (as far as I am aware), as well as the main track being superb the B side called 'He's the one You Love' is fantastic too. So what are your own favourite B sides to these crackin records.

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  • Recently bought a really good track called 'I Want You Round by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. Its on the yellow Tamla label from 1964. The B side 'What Good Am I Without You' is a great record too and well worth a listen.

    • A nice purchase there Chris with a cracking B side. On further inspection this title (must have been something in the water at the time) threw up some interesting sides also well worth a listen. Smokey Robinson & Mary Wells, no slouches themselves in the vocal department, did the original version but this Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston rendition, is far superior in my humble opinion. I also wonder what it would have sounded like with Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell? Just a thought...


    • Some fantastic songs there Gary. I had heard the Jackie Wilson one before but not the others. The Darrow Fletcher one has that classic Northern Soul sound.

  • The amazing B side to come on home. I think Evelyn LeGrand was an actress and this is the only record she made!


  • The amazing B side to come on home by the genius Jimmy McCracklin :-)


  • Been uploading a few tunes on my youtube channel tonight. The B side to bring me your love.

  • The amazing B side to Soulville. RIP Areatha

    • Brilliant as always Paddy.  I never knew that Ike and Tina Turner track 'He's the One' was a cover. Not sure what one I like the best but would probably edge towards thr cover.

    • Yeah I think Ike and Tina edge it :-) 

    • It is a really good song Paddy but Tina T's voice possibly just gives it the edge for me. I know Ike Turner was a total waster but some of the music they produced in the early to mid 1960s was just amazing.

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