GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS - STOP & GET A HOLD OF MYSELF / TELL HER YOUR MINE
Northern, 2020, RE-issue, New Release, Vocal, Female, UK
RAMROCK RECORDS - RRET001
Audio Recorded via an iT TUSB05 USB Turntable direct to Audacity with no additional processing and exported as .320 MP3
A new label is born – RAMROCK RETRO with the strap line ‘Yesterday’s Sounds Today’ and they are incredibly proud to present the stunning debut release – Gladys Knight and the Pips and their legendary Northern Soul stomper ‘Stop And Get A Hold Of Myself’ flipped with the mid-tempo monster ‘Tell Her You’re Mine’, all lovingly remastered to the highest audio quality by Darren Morris at North Street West Studios for your ultimate listening pleasure.
After having left the group in 1962 to marry jazz musician Jimmy Newman and becoming a mum, Gladys Knight reunited with The Pips in 1964 and, along with her brother Merald ‘Bubba’ Knight and cousins William Guest and Edward Patten, formed the iconic ‘dream team’ of Gladys Knight & the Pips and signed to Larry Maxwell’s New York MAXX label. With Gladys + the guys back together, it didn’t take them long to unleash the 1965 soul stormer ‘Stop and get a hold of myself’, penned by Van McCoy on Maxx 334, swiftly followed by the wonderful midtempo monster ‘Tell her you’re mine’ on Maxx 335 co-written by Gladys herself and ERA label boss, Herb Wiseman.
The vinyl is super limited to 500 copies worldwide.