The Sheppard Bros. – If She Don’t Want You To Have It You Can’t Get It / Mr. Fool
My goodness, I only know the name of the band, the fact that this is the third out of four sacredly rare 7″s and it has originally been released on the MOJO label in 1969. Original copies fetch prices up to 700 US$ even in just a VG shape. No wonder that EVERLAND MUSIC grabbed this for a killer reissue on 7″ vinyl. The two songs on this single are amazing. The title track is a fast paced soul rock’n’roll track with an awesome horn section, haunting vocals and a great wah wah lead guitar. The title track is smoking hot. “Mr. Fool” on the B side is a slow R&B ballad and nearly prototypical for it’s genre. The crooner howls out his soul and cries a million tears that wash away even the listners pain on a solid base of horns, organ, drums, guitar and bass. Handmade music that comes from the heart and even though it might have been intended to become a million seller, it feels honest and sympathetical. If you never heard about this band before, but love old goodies like BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS or PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC, this is truly yours, up on par with the big heroes and definitely still a dancefloor sweeper in case some clever DJ throws it on the turntable to enchant his audience. Northern soul’ Maybe, baby, whatever it is, this 7″ rocks supreme.