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Friday, November 21, 2008

R. DEAN TAYLOR - THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE


Having one of the most massive intros EVER, this song was discovered by British DJ Ian Levine in the golden days of Northern soul in the early 70's. Taylor was a white artist who recorded for Motown subsidiary VIP records, and this one completely flopped until the UK DJ's started spinning. While (in my opinion) the verses are kinda awkward (but cool) that intro and those choruses make up for an absolutely killing record. (Note; my copy on "Tamla Motown" as seen in the scan is a 70s British press; the record became so massive it was reissued in the UK to meet demands)

from 1966...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, thanks for this...i only know the song as covered by the Fall...

ana...

Stuart Shea said...

Derek,
I totally agree about the verses having that awkward chord change...but yes, the chorus is heavenly.

a small town girl in the capital city said...

I love this one.

Fusion 45.com just posted "Love's Your Name," but it's more bubblegum.
http://fusion45.com/

Have you seen the official site?
http://www.rdeantaylor.com/

Cool stuff.