Trust Me #6
Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita and the Tiaras
I recently discovered this gem of a song on an old Kent Records compilation. Oh my! It floored me; the lyrics, the heartfelt emotion in the voice and that northern soul feel that the best songs have coming from the playing and production.
There isn't a great deal of information about the song or the band online. Although a quick google search will show how cherished the song is among northern soul community.
From what I can make out, the song was originally released back in 1967 and has since been reissued several times to satisfy the demand of music lovers who discover it.
The info from discogs suggests they only got together to record this song;
Latish Thelma Harvell, Joyce Williams and Edna Woods from Los Angeles, USA are most famous for backing Rita (Graham) who was reputedly drafted in at the last minute by the producer Louie Barreto to lead on Gone With The Wind Is My Love, probably the most famous release from Louis Bideu's fabulously rich Dore catalogue.
Anyway, this is absolutely incredible. Trust me, check this one out. And then check out the INSTRUMENTAL.