Mr Pride - EMPIRE CITY 100


Charlie Ford

The first class deep 45 Mr Pride hasn't had any exposure at all as far as I know - but hopefully this page will deal with that omission. Ford's big voice, full of gospel touches and with enough power to spare drives through this classically structured 12/8 ballad like a knife through butter. Fantastic falsetto bursts too. Great horn support over a pumping piano and some lovely arpeggio guitar plus a gently cooing female chorus make this a New York track to treasure. The rocking R & B styled flip is well worth listening to as well.



I would if I could / Mr Pride ~ EMPIRE CITY 100 (mid 60s)


Thanks to Andy Aitchison

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