on 12 June 2013
Apparantly the founder of the Tamla Motown Society had enough clout to persuade Pye Records to issue the original version of the Moody Blues hit Go Now and it came out as a Red Bird single.A song incidentally which would have died the same death as all the other stuff here if the Moody Blues had not gone on a promotion tour to the States and been in the right place at the right time,in this case a radio station who'd been sent a copy and promptly thrown it in the trash
Then it was handed to the group who were looking for ideas for their 3rd single.No big deal
Thus the Moody Blues became part of the British Invasion and did something the Banks family could never even have dreamed about-topping the U S charts with a total flop single the same way the Searchers had.It had now got to that stage of the Invasion that British covers were outselling the U S originals but the Moody Blues rarely if ever did covers by the time the Moody Blues Mark 2 began save for a Christmas album
The song went into a life of its own after Denny Laine the voice of the band teamed up with Paul McCartney to co found Wings where some sources have claimed Laine wrote the song!
Dave Godin was one of those names who put me right off as I'm not into Deep Soul.He once had a shop in London where I met him with another guy.
I've just given this the middle rating as I've never heard it or even want to do but I would imagine Larry Banks is a clever enough guy to have stuck out with music which is uncommercial.
I'm also pretty annoyed that the greatest ever black girl singer-Jan Bradley-is forver cast aside in favour of other who have nowhere near her talent.In other words there is still no Jan Bradley CD.
No one would miss Bessie Banks-or other non hitmamers like Wendy Rene (whose best asset was her name) but Jan Bradley should have been given the CD treatment before Jackie Ross or Mitty Collier as most of her singles were on the same Chess label
Back in London they cut a far superior version of what had been called Deep Soul