The Fascinations were a Curtis Mayfield
discovery and he recorded them on his
own MAYFIELD record label in 1967.
Released in the UK via SOUL SUPPLY - SS
594 STATESIDE Records UK. This 45 soon
became a ‘Soul Anthem’ for the
Manchester Soul Mods attending the
Twisted Wheel and other ‘Soul’ clubs in
It became so sort after in later years
that it warranted a re-release on the
Sue record label.
At number 25 on our Top 500. One of the
apocryphal sounds that eventually
fuelled the burgeoning ‘Northern Soul’
phenomena of the 1970’s 80’s 90’s and
still going strong today!
Written by Curtis Mayfield who was by
this time (1967) a huge ‘star’ on the
Manchester Soul scene, having written
all the hits for the Impressions and
also quite a few for Major Lance, and
then this track by the all girl group
(whom at one time had Martha reeves in
the line-up) moved him even further on
up in status.
The ‘B’ side of ‘GIRLS ARE OUT TO GET
YOU’ was a very popular track at the
Blue Note Club (just a few streets away
from the Twisted Wheel) where ‘YOU’LL BE
SORRY was often played when slowing
things down at the end of Soul nights at