Even though this record has been loved by the Northern Soul scene for years, The Shalimars who recorded this record remain a mystery. There are at least a few other groups with the same name (and also one that adds a "Fabulous" to the name), but I speculate they are completely unrelated (and the photo seen in the youtube video someone put together for this track is certainly one of the "other" Shalimars).
The Kama Sutra Production credit on the label pins this to being a New York record (which is also in line with the fact that it's on the Verve label), and the excellent song was written by the team of Sidney Barnes and J.J Jackson. I would assume that the song was written in the period when the writing duo was working in Detroit, as the song certainly bubbles with motor city energy and an overall infectious (and glorious) girl group explosion.
THE SHALIMARS - STOP AND TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF
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