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.
i gave up every thing i love, i liked
what things i possessed... i ...knew it was wrong
you said... you were straight, and i ...did it for you, babe
and now i see you leave ...right out of my life
my heart crys out... i gave you love and my devotion
and i... gave you my soul
well my love, love, love ...
he's gone with the wind is my love
like a bird in the sky...
he's gone with the wind... is my love
i thought he could weather the storms of life
stand by me... through my pain and strife
but at the first sign of a breeze... he freezed
he fled... with the wind
section b ...
now who can i lean on... when all my friends and folks have gone
but i know that they ...really want to... love and to comfort me
but who can take away a pain of love... a pain that starts...
a tear to swell... deep in my heart... and i... burst into tears
well my love, love, love
he's gone with the wind, is my love
like a petal on a rose
he's gone with the wind... is my love...
Songwriters: Louie Barreto
Gone With the Wind Is My Love lyrics © Millbrand Music
You are 100% correct, this tune is an absolute belter!
I've been playing it for years and I never tire of doing so.
Last Saturday (18/6/2022) I played it to a packed dancefloor at The Mildmay Club in Newington Green, North London to a raptous applause! The crowd was really mixed with the usual NS dancers but what was most pleasing, was seeing plenty of 20 year olds discovering Northern Soul and loving every minute of it!!
Next night at the Mildmay is Sat 26th November 2022 KTF!
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