CLIFF NOBLES: My Love Is Getting Stronger/ RUSSELL EVANS & THE NITE HAWKS: The Bold

CLIFF NOBLES:  My Love Is Getting StrongerRating: ★★★★★ Here’s yet more re-release heat from Matasuna Records who show double love for soul music with this 45 featuring Cliff Nobles on the A-side and Russell Evans & The Nite Hawks on the flip. The second of these, The Bold, is a funky uptempo mod-jazz instro with scorching bluesy guitar, subtle organ groovin’ and some octopus-armed drumming but it’s A-side My Love Is Getting Stronger, that’s really floating the monkey’s boat. This northern soul burner is a dancefloor sureshot with its horns, bongo bridge and, naturally, Evans’ heartfelt vocal rasp. But what links these two tunes? Turns out both were released in 1966 and both on Atlantic Records subsidiaries or imprints – J-V and ATCO respectively for the A and B side. Get on it!
(Out 17 September on Matasuna Records)
TEXT COPYRIGHT: Stone Monkey/ monkeyboxing.com (2021)


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