It’s all about the A-Side on this for us…
THE POINTER SISTERS first came to the attention of the Northern Soul scene when the shook the floor at the dawn of Wigan Casino All-Nighters with their storming ‘Atlantic’ 45 “Send Him Back”. The group, sisters June, Ruth and Anita Pointer went on to fame and fortune with multiple Grammy’s when they switched to ‘Blue Thumb’ Records but nothing could touch the atmospheric “Send Him Back”.
The original 7″ is highly sought after and is currently listed for £75 on Discogs. 2008 saw a resurgence in interest for “Send Him Back” after Pilooski did an extended edit of it which now also goes for good money if you can find it.
THE DRIFTERS need little introduction with their string of hits on both sides of the Atlantic. They’ve also enjoyed consistent plays on the rare soul scene including their fifties recording “Drip Drip” through to their late seventies UK rarity “Pour Your Little Heart Out”. But here we feature the pinnacle of their Northern Soul output “You Got To Pay Your Dues” featuring the late great Johnny Moore.