A. Herbert Hunter - I Was Born To Love You B. The Jades - I Know The Feelin'
HERBERT HUNTER will be forever worshiped by the UK Northern Soul scene for his anthemic 45 “I Was Born to Love You”, recorded in the home of country music, Nashville, in 1967. Sometimes things are just meant to be and they collide in perfect harmony. “I Was Born To Love You” is a case in point. The perfect lyric – “I Was Born To Love You, You Were Born To Tear My Heart Apart” – the perfect beat, and perfect timing as it crashed onto these shores in the summer of ’76 when Northern Soul was at its zenith and Wigan Casino owned the All-Nighter scene!
For our B-side we’ve chosen a lesser known, but no less wonderful and gritty Northern Soul dancer “I Know The Feelin’” by THE JADES. Currently very much indemand with a mint copy selling earlier this year for over $900. We know little about The Jades who recorded this incredible slab of uptempo soul for Ted Jarrett’s Poncello label in 1964 featuring, of course, Herbert Hunter’s booming lead vocal.