I’m Stuck On My Baby/Indian Giver
Two brass-powered monster tracks from Deptford Northern Soul Club Records.
Irene And The Scotts’ 1967 smash goes for around £150 a copy these days. A Detroit soul side arranged by the legendary Dennis Coffey, produced by Motown man Bob Babbitt, co-written by Ray Monette (later a member of Motown act Rare Earth) and featuring the mysterious Irene’s punchy torch vocal backed by Chicago soul band The Scott Brothers. Rife with brass stabs and a glorious sax break - an absolute floor filling gem.
Backed with The Chantels’ ‘Indian Giver’ from 1966, which first appeared on the Verve label (a copy of which would now fetch around £275 a throw). A super-rare soul side from the Bronx- based all-girl doo wop pop outfit who found the funk in the mid ‘60s. Delivered over a hypnotic backbeat, ‘Indian Giver’ is a horn-laden uptempo groove with a drummer on double-time. An absolute handclapping, split-inducing dance classic.