The Opals – Can’t Give It Up b/w End My Suffering – Kent Select 7″

The Opals – Can’t Give It Up b/w End My Suffering – Kent Select 7″

10.75

Chicago soul girl group the Opals released three exquisite singles on the Okeh label between January 1964 and February 1965, all of them produced by Carl Davis, in addition to which they also recorded background vocals for other artists. When Tony Rounce compiled Kent’s CD of Billy Butler’s Okeh recordings in 2007, unexpectedly found on the mastertape transfer of Billy’s ‘Right Track’ were two unidentified tracks we eventually ascertained were by the Opals.

The uptempo ‘Can’t Give It Up’ is taken at a perfect dance beat for Northern Soul discos. It was written by Billy Butler and Gerald Sims, and likely recorded around the time of the ‘Right Track’ session in 1966. On the flip is the beautiful, mid-tempo ‘End My Suffering’, which bears a resemblance to Marvin Smith’s ‘Time Stopped’, also from 1966 and produced by Carl Davis. This is the first release for both tracks and will appeal to fans of many genres of vintage soul music.

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Artist

The Opals

Title

Can't Give It Up

Title B

End My Suffering

Label

Kent Select

Product#

185359

Cat#

CITY072

Country

UK

Grade Disc

NEW

Release Info

1966